Brisbane Holidays

Brisbane

Your Brisbane holiday

As a city, Brisbane is relatively young, celebrating only its 150th birthday as Queensland’s capital in 2009. However, aborigines probably lived in the area for thousands of years before Europeans found this part of the world.

The city began life as a penal colony in 1824, taking some of the worst offenders from Sydney. In the early 1840s—after years of declining prison population—the area was opened up to free settlers. Brisbane grew rapidly with the arrival of new immigrants and the increased commerce along the river; though major floods at the end of the 19th century caused huge damage to new infrastructure.

Brisbane was a strategic military base during World War II, and the town hosted thousands of local and American soldiers summoned for operations in the South Pacific. Although they were allies, a two-day riot between troops from both countries in 1942 caused one death and was named the Battle of Brisbane.

The city continued growing and modernising after the war, with town planners becoming more involved to better regulate the expansion. Another severe flood in the mid 1970s cost 14 lives and prompted major works to protect the city from the volatile Brisbane River.

In the 1980s Brisbane welcomed the Commonwealth Games and the World Expo, prompting large-scale investment in urban development and regeneration. The population is now over one million people, making Brisbane the third largest city in Australia.

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Punthill Brisbane

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews
At Punthill Brisbane, you will discover stylish and spacious accommodation in Astor Terrace, Spring Hill, only a few minutes walk to the heart of Brisbane CBD. Rooms feature luxurious king beds, a private balcony, kitchen, workspace, flat screen TV, iPod dock and a quirky, contemporary designer furnish. Punthill Brisbane is the perfect choice for business or leisure - friendly and efficient service, spacious and stylish accommodation and just on the fringe of the CBD. PLEASE NOTE: All reservations arriving into Punthill Brisbane after 9pm that need car parking must notify the Hotel at time of reservation or prior to arrival.
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Quattro on Astor Apartments

4 stars
4.0 / 5
Quattro on Astor is a brand new boutique complex in the heart of Spring Hill. Just a stroll to Brisbane CBD and in close proximity to the best cafes and restaurants the city fringe has to offer.These modern inner city apartments are designed for style and space with modern European appliances and quality contemporary furnishings, along with open plan living areas that extend out to balconies to take advantage of the stunning city or Valley views.The rooftop sundeck, with stunning outlook across the city, also features a 20m heated pool, spa and sauna. Security lift access to all levels and secure on-site undercover parking will complement your stay. Each apartment features two spacious bedrooms, ducted air conditioning, fully self-contained kitchen with stone bench stops and Blanco appliances and balconies with tri-fold opening doors.Located perfectly to access both the CBD and Fortitude Valley, Astor Terrace offers a selection of cafes and restaurants and tree-lined streetscape epitomises the ideal mix of city convenience and laid back lifestyle appeal. IMPORTANT - LIMITED RECEPTION HOURS FOR CHECK-IN: Reception open Mon-Fri 7:30am to 6pm; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 8am to 12pm. Should you be arriving outside of office hours please email res@quattroonastor.com.au so that the hotel can provide you with information to access the apartment.
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Diana Plaza Hotel Brisbane

4 stars
3.9 / 5
Set in elegant surroundings and offering personal service, this quiet boutique Diana Plaza Hotel Brisbane is the perfect place for business or pleasure. Diana Plaza Hotel Brisbane is located opposite the Mater Hospital and is within walking distance to Southbank Parklands, Brisbane Convention Centre, Performing Arts Complex and the legendary Gabba sporting grounds. The hotel has easy access to business, shopping, activities and entertainment.
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Oaks Lexicon Apartments Brisbane

4 stars
4.5 / 5
Stylish Brisbane apartment hotel with poolThe Oaks Lexicon apartment hotel in Brisbane has a wide range of facilities and offers modern living to those who need to stay for either short or long stays. Guests have self-contained living space and apartments are ideally located for those who are working nearby.  The reception desk opens from early morning until late evening, and there is a swimming pool for those who want to exercise or relax. The hotel has Internet access for all guests and there are public transport options for those who want to explore further afield. 3 Reasons to Stay:Apartment living for short and long-stay guestsLaundry and secretarial services availableIdeal location near the city's commercial district Oaks Lexicon RoomsThe rooms at the Oaks Lexicon apartments range from one- to two-bedroom apartments.  The two bedroom apartments at the Oaks Lexicon are ideal for families or business groups.  All accommodations here include a kitchen, laundry facilities, a large balcony, air conditioning, direct dial telephones, Internet access and voice mail. Guests can also make use of the valet laundry service.  Enjoy a TV, DVD player, and mini stereo.  The decor at the Oaks Lexicon apartment is contemporary and stylish.  The one-bedroom apartments are suitable for up to 3 guests and up to 2 children, while two-bedroom apartments can host up to 5 guests and up to 4 children.  Things to Do:MacArthur Museum Brisbane (0.5 mi/0.8 km)The Queensland Museum (0.8 mi/1.2 km)The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (1.5 mi/2.5 km)Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre (1.5 mi/2.5 km)  Policies and fees Please note that secure car parking is available for an additional cost of $25 per night for cars under 2.1 meters in height. Hotel is unable to accommodate any vehicles over 2.1 meters due to height restrictions of the car park. Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance direct with the hotelOaks Hotels & Resorts require photo ID and a $150 credit card pre-authorisation security bond upon check-in. Cash is not accepted for bond payment. Incidentals settled by credit/debit card will incur a 1.5% card transaction fee
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Central Brunswick Apartment Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5
Apartment hotel appeals to tourists and caters to business travelers Central Brunswick Apartment Hotel provides amenities and a convenient location that appeal to tourists, but are especially suited for business travelers. Each individually owned studio and one-bedroom apartment leases for short- and long-term stays and provide on-site amenities including a fitness center, sauna, and rooftop barbeque area. Guests find some of Brisbane's best restaurants, bars, and shops within a five-minute walk of their lodging. HighlightsShort- and long-term stays availableStudio and one-bedroom apartments Close to restaurants, cafes, and barsEnjoy the Brisbane outdoor lifestyle by cooking meals on the rooftop barbecue Rooms Central Brunswick offers studio and one-bedroom apartments. Decor leans toward contemporary and the facilities provide guests with comfortable surrounding to service their needs. Studios include a bar refrigerator, while one-bedroom units provide a kitchenette with a bar refrigerator, microwave, and washing machine. All units include a coffee/tea maker and a television with in-house movies. FeaturesThe hotel arranged a chargeback service with several local restaurants in exchange for its lack of an on-premise eatery. Restaurants included in the program are the Jatt Flava for Indian cuisine and Coffee Club.   Guests continue their at-home fitness plan in the hotel's small but well-equipped fitness room. Other on-site amenities include a spa tub, sauna, and rooftop barbecue area. TransportationCentral Railway Station (1 mi/1.6 km)Roma Street Railway Station (1.9 mi/3 km)Brisbane Transit Centre (2.3 mi/3.6 km)Brisbane International Airport (8.2 mi/13.1 km) Nearby attractionsVictoria Park Golf Complex (1.7 mi/2.8 km)The Brisbane Cricket Ground (1.8 mi/2.9 km)Treasury Casino (2.1 mi/3.3 km) Suncorp Stadium (2.3 mi/3.8 km)  South Bank Parkland (2.7 mi/4.3 km)Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (2.9 mi/4.7 km)Brisbane City Hall (1.2 mi/1.9 km)Gold Coast (48.8 mi/78.5 km)Sunshine Coast (68.1 mi/110 km) BusinessBroadband Internet access (fees may apply)Short- or long-term stays availableNear central business district Policies and feesCredit Card pre-authorization of $100 mid week & $200 on weekends (this money MUST be available on your credit and can be held for 3-5 working days) will be required upon arrival at Central Brunswick and will be used to cover incidental items (but not limited to): telephone calls, breakages/damages, excessive cleaning charges above the normal level of cleaning due to the apartment being left in an unacceptable state, etc. CASH is NOT an acceptable form of bond when staying with Central Brunswick. For further information on this practice, please contact the property directly.
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Evolution Apartments

4 stars
3.9 / 5
Waterfront apartments that will please design fans Evolution Apartments is one of the most stylish apartment hotels in all of Brisbane. The property is located on the waterfront just outside the central business district. The hotel is convenient for -- and caters to -- both leisure and business travelers. Nearby attractions include the beautiful green space of Roma Street Parkland, the Brisbane River, and Treasury Casino. Guests can also relax or exercise on the property in the lap pool, fitness room, or garden deck. There is also a BBQ area for guest use. HighlightsAll-weather balconies overlooking the city or riverPlayful but accessible modern design Walking distance to Roma Street and South Bank parksLap pool, fitness room, and garden deck Rooms Evolution's studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments feature modern design that is never busy. Wood furniture, plush couches, and an earth tone palette offer the perfect backdrop for colorfully-patterned accent pieces. The spacious rooms offer plenty of room for leisure travelers to relax and business travelers to work. All rooms have private all-weather balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the water or city. Full kitchens feature stainless steel appliances, including dishwashers. All units also have laundry facilities. Internet access is available (fees apply) and guests receive a complimentary daily newspaper. Features The hotel provides services to make both leisure and business travelers feel at home. Along with the pool and fitness room, the hotel has conference facilities.   Guests in search of entertainment options need only walk out the front door. There are many nearby shops and restaurants. The treasury casino and the City Botanic Gardens are just a short walk away. TransportationCentral Railway Station (0.6 mi/0.9 km)Brisbane Transit Centre (0.6 mi/1 km)Roma Street Railway Station (0.8 mi/1.3 km)Brisbane International Airport  (9.1 mi/14.6 km) Nearby attractionsTreasury Casino (0.5 mi/0.8 km) Suncorp Stadium (1.4 mi/2.2 km)  South Bank Parkland (1.4 mi/2.2 km)Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (1.5 mi/2.4 km)The Brisbane Cricket Ground (1.7 mi/2.7 km)Queensland Museum South Bank (1.7 mi/2.8 km)Sunshine Coast (69.1 mi/111 km) BusinessInternet access (fees apply)Conference facilities Policies and fees A Photocopy of your ID will be taken and a Credit Card authorization will be required upon check in.Upon arrival at Evolution Apartments, a Credit Card pre-authorization of $200 (This money MUST be available on your card and can be held for 3-5 working day) will be required and will be used to cover incidental items including (but not limited to): telephone calls, breakages/damages, excessive cleaning charges that are the above normal level of cleaning due to the apartment being left in an unacceptable state, etc. Cash is NOT an acceptable for of bond when staying at Evolution Apartments. For further information on this practice, please contact the property directly.
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Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square

4 stars
4.4 / 5 13 reviews
Hotel on Anzac Square with an elegant, Old World exterior The Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane's elegant exterior makes it clear that guests are going to experience something special. The building, just steps from Central Station, is a heritage-listed site. Classic elegance and modern comforts make the hotel a favorite among travelers. Some of the hotel spaces include the beautiful guest library -- a lovely place to relax -- and Berkley's Restaurant. The restaurant serves modern Australian cuisine. The bar offers cocktails, wine, and small dishes.  Highlights Historic buildingWarm and inviting room décorClose to public transportationLovely guest library for reading and relaxation Rooms Most of the hotel's 137 suites and apartments are spacious but cozy. The décor blends traditional and contemporary elements. Deep browns, wood, and elegant patterns contribute to a rich, warm environment. Two-bedroom apartments are spacious enough for five people. The deluxe one-bedroom apartment has a kitchen, perfect for guests who prefer cooking their own meals.  Features The Rendezvous Hotel is 100 meters from the restaurants and shops at the Queen Street Mall entertainment area. Other attractions within walking distance include the Treasury Casino and South Bank park lands. Nearby Central Station makes it easy to explore all of Brisbane by public transportation.   The hotel offers three hours of complimentary Internet access per day.   The hotel's function center has a wide variety of event and meeting spaces, accommodating from 12 to 120 (theater-style).  Transportation Central Railway Station (109 yd/0.1 km)Roma Street Station (1.6 mi/2.5 km)Brisbane International Airport (11 mi/17.7 km) Nearby attractions Queensland Performing Arts Centre (0.6 mi/1.0 km)Kangaroo Point Cliffs (2.5 mi/4.1 km)Brisbane Botanic Gardens (4.4 mi/7.1 km)Boondall Wetlands Park (11.1 mi/17.9 km)Alma Park Zoo (22.5 mi/36.2 km)Queens Park (24.6 mi/39.7 km)Workshops Rail Museum (25.5 mi/41 km)Tamborine Mountain (44.4 mi/71.4 km)Gold Coast (48.6 mi/78.2 km)Sunshine Coast (65 mi/105 km) Business Wired and wireless Internet access (fees may apply)Conference and meeting rooms accommodate up to 120 
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Treasury Casino & Hotel Brisbane

5 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews
Occupying the prime position of being one of Australia's grandest heritage buildings, the Treasury Hotel is the most intimate, elegant and indulgent property that invites you to experience the perfect blend of contemporary comfort and old world charm. Located in the heart of the city, the Treasury Hotel offers a world of first class entertainment as the property is just across from the 24-hour excitement of the Treasury Casino. In addition, this property
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Bridgewater Serviced Apartments

4 stars
3.8 / 5
Bridgewater Apartments superbly appointed studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments offer spectacular city and river views from most. Our Brisbane serviced apartments are complete with fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas and laundry facilities in every room creating the ideal place for the corporate and leisure traveller. An inner city oasis located on the banks of the Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point, Bridgewater Apartments is only minutes from the heart of Brisbane CBD and is nestled amongst landscaped gardens fringed by a stream that meanders through the gardens to a lagoon pool and recreational facilities including barbeque area, gym, spa and sauna. Spectacular views of Brisbane, the Story Bridge and New Farm seen from many apartments, provide the perfect setting at this inner city Oasis. Within easy travelling distance via river ferry or taxi to the CBD and South Bank and everything that Brisbane has to offer. The city's business precincts, shopping, theatres, sporting and tourist venues are all at our doorstep.
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Rendezvous Studio Hotel Brisbane on George

4 stars
3.4 / 5 16 reviews
Contemporary hotel is neighbor to some of Brisbane’s best places to playRendezvous Studio Hotel Brisbane on George  is an easy choice for travelers who want a hotel that offers stylish comfort near top tourist attractions. The property's nearby neighbors include the Treasury Casino and Queen Street shopping area. Yet Rendezvous Studio Hotel's staff members also pay close attention to the needs of business travelers. Spacious accommodations give guests plenty of room to work. There is also an on-site business center. Located in the central business district, the hotel is just blocks from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The on-site Straits Cafe serves modern Australian cuisine at seating areas inside and out. HighlightsEnjoy an al fresco meal at Straits Cafe’s outdoor seating area Next to the Treasury Casino, which has more than 1,300 gaming machinesDecor blends modern patterns with contemporary classic designFull range of business services RoomsRendezvous Studio Hotel has 99 spacious rooms and suites. Décor fuses playful modern elements with contemporary classic furniture and colors. Some rooms have Brisbane River views. Wireless Internet access is available (fees may apply). Spa suites feature in-room Jacuzzi tubs. FeaturesThe hotel bar gives guests a place to relax with a cocktail or glass of wine after a day of touring or business. Other places to unwind at the hotel include the outdoor swimming pool and the fitness room. TransportationRoma Street Station (0.7 mi/ 1.1 km)Central Railway Station (0.8 mi/1.3 km)Brisbane International Airport (11 mi/17.8 km) Nearby attractionsQueensland Performing Arts Centre (0 mi/0 km)Queen Street Mall (0.1 mi/0.2 km)  The Brisbane Cricket Ground (1.3 mi/2.1 km)Kangaroo Point Cliffs (1.9 mi/3.1 km)Brisbane Botanic Gardens (4.4 mi/7.2 km)Boondall Wetlands Reserve (11.1 mi/17.9 km)Alma Park Zoo (22.5 mi/36.2 km)Tamborine Mountain (43.8 mi/70.4 km)Surfers Paradise Beach (47.5 mi/76.5 km) BusinessBusiness center Available business services include faxing and photocopyingWireless Internet access available in all rooms and public areas (fees may apply)Three meeting rooms accommodate up to 300 peopleThe Michener’s Room event space has a dance floor, private room, and entrance to the pool deck
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Brisbane Hotels

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Punthill Brisbane

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews
At Punthill Brisbane, you will discover stylish and spacious accommodation in Astor Terrace, Spring Hill, only a few minutes walk to the heart of Brisbane CBD. Rooms feature luxurious king beds, a private balcony, kitchen, workspace, flat screen TV, iPod dock and a quirky, contemporary designer furnish. Punthill Brisbane is the perfect choice for business or leisure - friendly and efficient service, spacious and stylish accommodation and just on the fringe of the CBD. PLEASE NOTE: All reservations arriving into Punthill Brisbane after 9pm that need car parking must notify the Hotel at time of reservation or prior to arrival.
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Quattro on Astor Apartments

4 stars
4.0 / 5
Quattro on Astor is a brand new boutique complex in the heart of Spring Hill. Just a stroll to Brisbane CBD and in close proximity to the best cafes and restaurants the city fringe has to offer.These modern inner city apartments are designed for style and space with modern European appliances and quality contemporary furnishings, along with open plan living areas that extend out to balconies to take advantage of the stunning city or Valley views.The rooftop sundeck, with stunning outlook across the city, also features a 20m heated pool, spa and sauna. Security lift access to all levels and secure on-site undercover parking will complement your stay. Each apartment features two spacious bedrooms, ducted air conditioning, fully self-contained kitchen with stone bench stops and Blanco appliances and balconies with tri-fold opening doors.Located perfectly to access both the CBD and Fortitude Valley, Astor Terrace offers a selection of cafes and restaurants and tree-lined streetscape epitomises the ideal mix of city convenience and laid back lifestyle appeal. IMPORTANT - LIMITED RECEPTION HOURS FOR CHECK-IN: Reception open Mon-Fri 7:30am to 6pm; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 8am to 12pm. Should you be arriving outside of office hours please email res@quattroonastor.com.au so that the hotel can provide you with information to access the apartment.
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Diana Plaza Hotel Brisbane

4 stars
3.9 / 5
Set in elegant surroundings and offering personal service, this quiet boutique Diana Plaza Hotel Brisbane is the perfect place for business or pleasure. Diana Plaza Hotel Brisbane is located opposite the Mater Hospital and is within walking distance to Southbank Parklands, Brisbane Convention Centre, Performing Arts Complex and the legendary Gabba sporting grounds. The hotel has easy access to business, shopping, activities and entertainment.
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Oaks Lexicon Apartments Brisbane

4 stars
4.5 / 5
Stylish Brisbane apartment hotel with poolThe Oaks Lexicon apartment hotel in Brisbane has a wide range of facilities and offers modern living to those who need to stay for either short or long stays. Guests have self-contained living space and apartments are ideally located for those who are working nearby.  The reception desk opens from early morning until late evening, and there is a swimming pool for those who want to exercise or relax. The hotel has Internet access for all guests and there are public transport options for those who want to explore further afield. 3 Reasons to Stay:Apartment living for short and long-stay guestsLaundry and secretarial services availableIdeal location near the city's commercial district Oaks Lexicon RoomsThe rooms at the Oaks Lexicon apartments range from one- to two-bedroom apartments.  The two bedroom apartments at the Oaks Lexicon are ideal for families or business groups.  All accommodations here include a kitchen, laundry facilities, a large balcony, air conditioning, direct dial telephones, Internet access and voice mail. Guests can also make use of the valet laundry service.  Enjoy a TV, DVD player, and mini stereo.  The decor at the Oaks Lexicon apartment is contemporary and stylish.  The one-bedroom apartments are suitable for up to 3 guests and up to 2 children, while two-bedroom apartments can host up to 5 guests and up to 4 children.  Things to Do:MacArthur Museum Brisbane (0.5 mi/0.8 km)The Queensland Museum (0.8 mi/1.2 km)The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (1.5 mi/2.5 km)Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre (1.5 mi/2.5 km)  Policies and fees Please note that secure car parking is available for an additional cost of $25 per night for cars under 2.1 meters in height. Hotel is unable to accommodate any vehicles over 2.1 meters due to height restrictions of the car park. Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance direct with the hotelOaks Hotels & Resorts require photo ID and a $150 credit card pre-authorisation security bond upon check-in. Cash is not accepted for bond payment. Incidentals settled by credit/debit card will incur a 1.5% card transaction fee
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Central Brunswick Apartment Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5
Apartment hotel appeals to tourists and caters to business travelers Central Brunswick Apartment Hotel provides amenities and a convenient location that appeal to tourists, but are especially suited for business travelers. Each individually owned studio and one-bedroom apartment leases for short- and long-term stays and provide on-site amenities including a fitness center, sauna, and rooftop barbeque area. Guests find some of Brisbane's best restaurants, bars, and shops within a five-minute walk of their lodging. HighlightsShort- and long-term stays availableStudio and one-bedroom apartments Close to restaurants, cafes, and barsEnjoy the Brisbane outdoor lifestyle by cooking meals on the rooftop barbecue Rooms Central Brunswick offers studio and one-bedroom apartments. Decor leans toward contemporary and the facilities provide guests with comfortable surrounding to service their needs. Studios include a bar refrigerator, while one-bedroom units provide a kitchenette with a bar refrigerator, microwave, and washing machine. All units include a coffee/tea maker and a television with in-house movies. FeaturesThe hotel arranged a chargeback service with several local restaurants in exchange for its lack of an on-premise eatery. Restaurants included in the program are the Jatt Flava for Indian cuisine and Coffee Club.   Guests continue their at-home fitness plan in the hotel's small but well-equipped fitness room. Other on-site amenities include a spa tub, sauna, and rooftop barbecue area. TransportationCentral Railway Station (1 mi/1.6 km)Roma Street Railway Station (1.9 mi/3 km)Brisbane Transit Centre (2.3 mi/3.6 km)Brisbane International Airport (8.2 mi/13.1 km) Nearby attractionsVictoria Park Golf Complex (1.7 mi/2.8 km)The Brisbane Cricket Ground (1.8 mi/2.9 km)Treasury Casino (2.1 mi/3.3 km) Suncorp Stadium (2.3 mi/3.8 km)  South Bank Parkland (2.7 mi/4.3 km)Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (2.9 mi/4.7 km)Brisbane City Hall (1.2 mi/1.9 km)Gold Coast (48.8 mi/78.5 km)Sunshine Coast (68.1 mi/110 km) BusinessBroadband Internet access (fees may apply)Short- or long-term stays availableNear central business district Policies and feesCredit Card pre-authorization of $100 mid week & $200 on weekends (this money MUST be available on your credit and can be held for 3-5 working days) will be required upon arrival at Central Brunswick and will be used to cover incidental items (but not limited to): telephone calls, breakages/damages, excessive cleaning charges above the normal level of cleaning due to the apartment being left in an unacceptable state, etc. CASH is NOT an acceptable form of bond when staying with Central Brunswick. For further information on this practice, please contact the property directly.
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Flights to Brisbane

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
London Brisbane Thu, 18 Sep - Sat, 4 Oct £735
Manchester Brisbane Tue, 9 Sep - Tue, 16 Sep £791
Birmingham Brisbane Fri, 5 Sep - Fri, 19 Sep £1,065
Newcastle Upon Tyne Brisbane Wed, 10 Sep - Sat, 20 Sep £829
Glasgow Brisbane Tue, 12 Aug - Thu, 28 Aug £1,047
Bangkok Brisbane Thu, 14 Aug - Fri, 22 Aug £474
Phuket Brisbane Wed, 30 Jul - Wed, 6 Aug Check rates
Hong Kong Brisbane Sat, 6 Sep - Fri, 12 Sep £923
Istanbul Brisbane Wed, 30 Jul - Wed, 6 Aug Check rates
Singapore Brisbane Tue, 12 Aug - Sun, 17 Aug £305
Sydney Brisbane Sat, 9 Aug - Sun, 17 Aug £73
Nadi Brisbane Wed, 30 Jul - Wed, 6 Aug Check rates
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Brisbane highlights

  • Climb the Story Bridge

    Add a bit of adventure and exercise to your sightseeing by climbing the 80-metre Story Bridge. In two and a half hours you can ascend one of Brisbane’s most recognisable landmarks via a series of narrow suspended walkways. At the top you’ll be rewarded with a 360-degree view of the city—dawn, sunset, and night climbs offer the best photo opportunities—and the knowledge that you’ve burned enough calories to order a guilt-free dessert at dinner.

    Feel the Rush at Dreamworld

    Less than one hour from central Brisbane, this major theme park is guaranteed to start your heart pumping. The ‘Big 6’ thrill rides, including the tallest free-fall ride in the world, are enough to test the sturdiest of stomachs. Then head over to the wildlife sanctuary for another nerve-wracking experience: serving a meaty lunch to crocodiles weighing up to 1,000 kg. If all the excitement gets a bit much, stop for a cuddle with Australia’s cutest marsupial at Koala Country.

    Spook Yourself on a Ghost Tour

    Pursue the paranormal on one of Brisbane’s popular ghost tours (A$35, £22). Not many people know that the city was recently voted the world’s second-most haunted city by National Geographic. There are no magic tricks or illusions on these 90-minute, lantern-led walks, just tales of creepy goings-on and macabre recreations of some of Brisbane’s most notorious crimes. Children—and some adults—might not like some of the more gruesome and graphic demonstrations.

    Explore Queensland’s Natural Wonders

    Although Brisbane the city has plenty to keep you entertained, it can also be a useful base for exploring some of the natural delights on offer in the state of Queensland. From bushwalking in the forests that surround the city to sunbathing on the sandy shores of the Gold Coast, there are plenty of day trips offering temporary relief from the bustle of the big city.

Top Brisbane attractions

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    Queensland Museum South Bank

    This modern, riverside museum blends Queensland history, culture and science in a series of hands-on exhibits. From dinosaur skeletons to the only preserved German tank from World War I, each item has a connection with the local region. The highly interactive Sciencentre provides a fun educational space that is especially popular with curious children. General admission is free, though some temporary exhibits and the Sciencentre charge a small cover.

    Anzac Square

    You’ll find this peaceful memorial square in the heart of the city, a place for people to pay their respects to fallen Australian military personnel in conflicts dating back to the Boer War at the end of the 19th century. The focal point is the circular Shrine of Remembrance, within which lies the Eternal Flame, commemorating soldiers from World War I. Underground is the equally poignant Shrine of Memories. Created in memory of the casualties of World War II, the shrine includes a mosaic made out of hand-cut glass and boxes containing soil from spots around the world where Australian military personnel are buried.

    Queensland Art Gallery

    Exhibiting paintings gathered from Australian and international artists over the last 115 years, this gallery is renowned for presenting works from the region’s indigenous communities. If the 13,000+ collection doesn’t sate your appetite for art, take a look at more contemporary creativity at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), just down the road.

    City Botanic Gardens

    The oldest park in Brisbane was originally a plantation of crops to feed the growing penal colony. Now the gardens are filled with walkers, picnic-goers, and office workers seeking a bit of greenery on their lunch break. Tourists can join free, hour-long guided walks around the gardens, available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m all week except Sunday.

    Tip * Booking your Tours, Transfers & Airport Parking before you go will save your money & time and ensure a stress free start to your holiday

Brisbane holiday travel tips

  • When to Visit

    Summer can be insufferably hot in Brisbane, with high humidity and frequent thunderstorms. Brisbane winters (June–August) are more pleasant, with plenty of mild, sunny days and cool, cloudless nights.

    Arriving

    The main airport is less than 20km from central Brisbane. The easiest way to travel between the two is on the Airtrain, which takes 20 minutes and leaves from outside the terminal four times an hour during busy periods. A single journey will set you back AUD15 (£9.50), and can be bought online in advance.

    Public Transport

    A great way to traverse the main sights is on The Loop, a free bus service circling the city centre in both directions. Otherwise, the city is well connected by buses and trains, with fares determined by a zonal system. If you’re planning on hitting the nightclubs over the weekend, the pre-paid CityGlider buses provide a cheap way to get home. Water transport is also widely available: CityCat catamarans and city ferries whizz passengers across the river at regular intervals. Fares in the city centre are AUD3.40 (£2.10) for a single journey, or AUD6.80 (£4.20) for a daily pass.

    Taxis and Car Hire

    Taxis are easy to find in the centre and main tourist areas, and are safe to use at all hours. Yellow Cabs is a reliable company if you wish to book a taxi in advance (131924). You can pay for some taxis with a credit or debit card, but this usually incurs a 10% transaction fee. If you want more freedom and don’t mind dealing with inner-city traffic, consider Brisbane car hire. This option also makes it easy to head away from the city and explore some of the fabulous natural scenery in Queensland, where the speed limit is 50km/h in urban areas and 110km/h on motorways.

    Crime and Security

    Brisbane is relatively safe for its size. Be careful when travelling on public transport after dark and remain vigilant when withdrawing money from the cash machine.

Where to stay in Brisbane

  • With such a wide variety of lodgings in the city, you’ll have no problem finding a hotel in Brisbane to suit your needs.

    If you don’t mind splashing out, the most elegant Brisbane lodging has to be the Treasury Hotel and Casino. The grand heritage building, which used to be used for government business, appears in most tourist guides as an attraction itself. The luxurious interior décor is equally impressive, with plenty of marble and ornate wooden furniture. Though the building oozes history, all rooms have been equipped for the modern traveller, including LCD televisions and stations to connect your iPod.

    The casino next door to the hotel is among the largest in Queensland. For another five-star option, try the Stamford Plaza Hotel. Ideally located near the City Botanic Gardens, all of the luxury rooms and ornate common areas come with pleasant views over the river and beyond. Staff members are helpful and friendly, and the service is exemplary.

    The recently refurbished Urban Hotel claims to feature the comfiest beds around, something to consider if you plan on a lot of sightseeing and sampling Brisbane’s renowned nightlife. The in-house restaurant serves local and international dishes that hold their own in a city with a well-respected dining scene.

    For a safe, no-nonsense, affordable option, you can’t go wrong with the Hotel Ibis. Rooms emphasise cleanliness and functionality over chic design, while the service is friendly and professional. Guests here also have access to the facilities at the nearby Mercure Hotel.

Brisbane restaurants

  • Not far from the Story Bridge, contemporary Australian bistro E’cco (100 Boundary Street) has accumulated more awards than any other eatery in the city. Set in a converted warehouse, the restaurant serves simple but stylish dishes, usually with locally sourced ingredients. The intimate downstairs bar is also a great spot for a cocktail.

    A laid-back atmosphere and a menu full of simple, wholesome dishes provide a winning combination at The Crosstown Eating House (23 Logan Road). A collection of shared starters and a decent drinks menu means you can also stop by for an informal snack. This is a popular spot and is closed for two days a week (Sunday and Monday), so book ahead if you want to guarantee a table.

    The immaculate Restaurant II (2 Edward Street) is another award-winning spot a short walk from the riverbank and botanical gardens. Among the enticing menu options, the market’s choice fresh fish is a sure winner. Or, if you can’t decide on just one dish, try the nine-course degustation menu, with the added option of paired wines.

    If things got a little wild the night before, head to Fatboy’s Cafe (323 Brunswick Street) for the ultimate in heavy-duty hangover-curing breakfasts. The giant fry-up is sure to soak up the alcohol in your system, and at AUD4 (£2.50) it will hurt your waistline more than your wallet. Pizzas, salads, and burgers are the main options later in the day, while the nightly specials from Sunday to Thursday offer excellent value.

Health & Safety

  • Vaccinations

    If you are heading to Australia from a region with an endemic Yellow Fever problem you will need an internationally accepted vaccine to be allowed into the country. Otherwise just ensure your regular booster injections are up to date a few weeks before you travel.

    Health Information

    Australia’s health infrastructure is excellent, and Brisbane has plenty of hospitals, doctor’s surgeries, and pharmacies.

    The 24-hour number for ambulances and medical emergencies is: 000.

    Australia has a high incidence of skin problems due to the strength of the sun, so keep in the shade during the hottest hours.

    The beaches near the city are beautiful, but when swimming be aware of the possibility of strong underwater currents. Sharks are also found off the Australian coast, and though attacks on humans are rare, make sure you stick to supervised beaches with safety nets. These can also protect against poisonous jellyfish.

    There are some dangerous spiders in the Brisbane area, including the Funnelweb and Redback varieties. If a spider bite causes intense pain, sweating, or nausea, then seek medical attention without delay.

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