The warm tropical days and nights are perfect for enjoying Brisbane’s
many attractions. Wander through the gardens at South Bank Parklands, Roma
Street, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. Admire the historic sandstone
buildings; stroll along the shores of the Brisbane River at South Bank and
swim in the sandy lagoon, unique in a city centre.
Popular activities include the Story Bridge adventure climb and rock climbing at the Kangaroo Point cliffs; or cycle one of the many bicycle pathways that skirt the city.
The Queen Street Mall has almost a kilometre of chic shops and arcades; while the bohemian precinct of The Valley, has edgy young designer shops. Hunt for treasure at the weekend outdoor markets.
East of the city are some of the world’s largest sand islands and excellent beaches. In the south are the surf beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Escape inland and you’ll pass the heritage-listed forests, country towns and lakes, valleys, rivers of the Scenic Rim and Country Valleys, all less than one hour from the city.