The Queensland Travel Guide acknowledges the Turrbal people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Brisbane (Meeanjin) is located. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and recognise their continued spiritual and cultural connections to Country.  Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

The capital of Queensland, Brisbane is a vibrant city that boasts everything from extensive green parklands to cosmopolitan art galleries and a bustling nightlife thanks to its burgeoning offerings of bars, eateries and restaurants. 

For anyone visiting Brisbane, Brisbane’s tourist attractions are both plentiful and varied. Visitors to this stunning city will find everything from the Queensland Museum and Science Centre – both conveniently located on the city’s cultural precinct – to a Koala Sanctuary, lush Botanical Gardens and much, much more.

Whether a foodie, a sun-seeker or someone with a passion for the great outdoors, Brisbane has something for everyone. Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane enjoys an enviable locale overlooking the Brisbane River and is home to 576 bike paths, numerous bush trails, and a handful of local parks and reserves. Brisbane boasts Australia’s only inner-city man-made beach – Streets Beach – inside the 17-hectare Southbank Parklands. 

Thanks to its balmy, relaxed subtropical climate, Brisbane is a great destination for families, couples and solo travellers alike. It is a more affordable city than both Sydney and Melbourne, which makes visiting Brisbane a great option for budget-friendly travel as well.

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