Information about flights to Brisbane
At the centre of life in Queensland is its capital, Brisbane. The city's impressive skyline is set just above the Gold Coast of Australia.
Places to see
Even though Brisbane is a densely populated city with plenty going on, you can find yourself a piece of the countryside within by visiting either the South Bank Parklands or Roma Street Parklands to discover an urban oasis. South Bank contains a beach within the city that is a popular spot for tourists and locals to enjoy the sun, while Roma Street offers a jungle-style break from the concrete of the city.
The Brisbane River flows through the city, and offers you plenty of opportunity for experiences and activities. Riverlife Brisbane take tourists out on Friday and Saturday evenings for a kayaking trip up the river that ends in a barbecue once you've worked up a hunger. With some of the other companies you will be able to take a river tour of the impressive Australian scenery and learn about the ancient indigenous people.
Australia is famous for its nightlife, and Brisbane is no disappointment. If you have plans to enjoy a night on the town during your visit to the city then you won't find it too difficult. Dress code is flexible in most places, with pretty much anything except flip flops and track suits acceptable wear –men may want to wear smart shoes to be safe.
The pig and Whistle in Queen Street Mall can be a great place to meet up with friends. The pub has a good selection of beers and is welcoming to tourists. Once you have your group together The Jade Buddah has some great happy hour cocktails and beautiful riverside location.
Brisbane is a popular part of Australia to visit, with city parks, evening entertainment and impressive Australian country to see it makes for a great lastminute.com destination.