Brisbane

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Discover Brisbane from the inside out and explore the vibrant urban villages across Brisbane. Each suburb is a hub of activity with its own distinct vibe, unique personality and seemingly endless offering of things to see and do.

Find an inspiring collection of places to explore in and around Brisbane. From the natural pleasures of parklands to the urban appeal of art galleries – it’s right here. Wining and Dining. Urban village hotspots. Nights out on the town. Shopping and cinemas and everything in between.

Maps

Click here to download a Brisbane city map.

Click here to download a wider Brisbane map.

Click here to download a map showing the proximity of Brisbane hotels to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Visitor Guide

Click here to view and download a Brisbane Visitor Guide.

What’s on?

Click here to view what events are on in Brisbane in May 2017, or visit Southbank Concierge to plan your stay, look for unique experiences, and enjoy discounts at participating retailers.

Attractions

Brisbane’s abuzz with creative ways to spend your days. Get to know where the locals eat, drink and play in the inner-city and nearby urban villages. Soak up our subtropical climate, explore the river, parks and outdoor spaces, or delve into a calendar of internationally acclaimed arts, cultural and sporting events. It’s a great place to entertain the kids, or spend time without them! You’ll discover some of the best restaurants in the country as well as a vibrant live music, contemporary art and gallery scene. You can mix with the locals at weekend markets, shop for international brands and cutting-edge local designer fashion, or scour antique shops for just the right memento of your stay. Whatever your pleasure, Brisbane will inspire.

Want to read more about Brisbane’s food and wine scene? Click here!

Click here for more information about Brisbane’s cultural and arts offerings.

Explore the outdoors in Brisbane. Click here for nature and wildlife activities.

Don’t miss the main attractions! Click here for details on Brisbane’s top attractions.

For more information, visit: www.visitbrisbane.com.au.

Getting To and Around Brisbane

From the airport

Airtrain

With Airtrain’s fast and reliable service, delegates can reach Brisbane City in just 20 minutes.

The express service runs every 15 minutes from the international and domestic terminals during peak hours stopping at five inner-city stations. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Brisbane Airport customer service counter (domestic terminal) and at Airtrain, city and suburban train stations. For further information visit the Airtrain website.

Con-X-ion Airport Transfers

Operating seven days a week, Con-X-ion Airport Transfers offers airport travellers a door-to-door bus shuttle service from the airport covering all major city-based accommodation. Con-X-ion services both the international and domestic terminals to meet all flights. Services should be pre-booked. Tickets can be purchased online or through the customer service counters located onsite at the international and domestic terminals. For further information visit the Con-X-ion website.

Inter-terminal transfers

Brisbane Airport offers a complimentary Airport Transfer Bus that can transfer delegates between the Domestic and International Terminals.

Vehicle hire

Various vehicle rental companies, chauffeured cars and charter services operate in and around Brisbane. Click here to search for a Brisbane transport operator.

Getting around Brisbane


Go Card

Want to know the easiest way to get around town? Pick up a TRANSLink Go Card and travel seamlessly on all TRANSLink bus, ferry and rail services across South-East Queensland. The perfect travel companion, go cards are available from Queensland Rail stations, online, over the phone or selected retailers. Top up the card balance like a prepaid mobile phone whenever it suits. For more info, visit: gocard.translink.com.au.

Buses

Explore Brisbane’s neighbourhoods through a comprehensive bus service that runs throughout the city, connecting the outer and inner suburbs to the CBD, major shopping centres, entertainment and dining precincts, railway stations and ferry terminals. Take advantage of special NightLink bus services running after midnight on Fridays and Saturdays for late-night travellers. Or get around the inner city with the free City Loop and Spring Hill Loop. Plan your trip now on TRANSLink’s journey planner. For more info, visit: jp.translink.com.au 

Trains

Brisbane’s speedy network of electric trains has the Greater Brisbane region covered and provides direct access to the city, quirky neighbourhood precincts and outer suburbs. The Airtrain service is completely integrated into the Queensland Rail suburban network, with regular trains running from Brisbane Airport directly to Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. Travel on a single ticket from any station in South-East Queensland to Brisbane Airport. For more info, visit: translink.com.au 

Free Transport

Hail a bus for free in the inner city. The CityLoop and Spring Hill Loop bus services circle the city every 10 minutes and stop at destinations in the CBD and Spring Hill precincts between 7am – 6pm weekdays. Glide between Brisbane’s inner-city precincts by hopping on the free CityHopper ferry service, which travels along the river from North Quay to Sydney St, New Farm. For more info, visit: translink.com.au

Ferries

Let the river be your guide. Brisbane’s ferries, affectionately known as CityCats, are one of the most enjoyable ways to explore Brisbane. Glide along the river with CityCat and CityFerry services, perfect for sight-seeing and accessing key city spots. Tickets can be bought on board the services, at most newsagents and selected retail outlets, or make use of a Go Card. Hop on board the free CityHopper ferry service to get around inner-city precincts for free. For more info, visit: translink.com.au 

Taxis

Take a taxi and be there in a flash. Taxi ranks are available at the Brisbane international and domestic airports, as well as throughout The City and inner-city precincts. Jump in a taxi to be assured of a quick and efficient way of getting around. A standard taxi will cater for four passengers or less.  For wheel-chair access or to transport five to 10 passengers, it’s best to order a Multi Passenger taxi.

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Bikes

Make the most of Brisbane’s wonderful outdoor climate by biking around town. There are extensive bicycle paths running throughout the city and peddle-power offers a healthy and inexpensive way of getting around. Hire a Brisbane City Council CityCycle bike at key inner city destinations and set off to explore.. Join up with the CityCycle program today! For more info, visit: citycycle.com.au

Visitor Information Services

Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre

The award-winning Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre is located in the heart of Brisbane’s busiest shopping precinct in the Queen Street Mall (between Edward and Albert Sts). The fully-accredited centre holds a travel agency licence and offers a wide range of information and tourist booking services for travellers. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9am-5.30pm; Friday 9am-7pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; and Sunday 10am-5pm. (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. On Anzac Day (25 April) the centre is open 1-5pm and all other public holidays the centre is open 9.30am-4.30pm.)

The South Bank Visitor Centre is located in the heart of South Bank on the Stanley Street Plaza. The centre offers detailed information on South Bank attractions and travel services. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 9am-5pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day); open from 1-5pm on Anzac Day; and open from 10am on public holidays.

Brisbane Airport Ambassadors & Visitor Information

Visitor Information centres are also located at the Brisbane Airport in the arrivals hall of the international terminal and on the ground floor of the domestic terminal. Both centres offer a range of information and booking services for travellers. Opening hours (international): Monday to Sunday 6am-2am. Opening hours (domestic): Monday to Friday 7am-2.45pm and 8.30am-12.15pm weekends.

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