blue skies, warm sunshine, the vibrant colours of the sub
tropics, the rhythm of a dynamic young city. Brisbane, capital
of Queensland, Australias Sunshine State,
greets visitors with a warm and friendly welcome.
is Australia's only sub tropical capital city. Sophisticated
yet friendly, Brisbane is a year round city that enjoys
warm, bright summers and clear mild winters. The hub of
Australias favourite holiday region, Brisbane is the
perfect place to relax and enjoy the best of Australia.
Over 1.6 million people call greater Brisbane home. More
than 5 million people visit Brisbane every year, ranking
the city Australias third highest in terms of domestic
visitors alone. Brisbane is also known as Australias
most liveable city
and for good reason.
energetic city that revels in its outdoor lifestyle, Brisbane's
attractions, facilities and services are delivered with
the Sunshine State's warmest welcome. Brisbane Airport provides
a world class gateway to the region and beyond, with state
of the art facilities and flight schedules that offer plenty
of options. Australia's best beaches, the Gold and Sunshine
Coasts, are on Brisbane's doorstep. So too are lush rainforests,
mountain hinterland, wide open spaces and country, blue
water bays, adventure experiences, world-class theme parks
and some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment
in the country.
business is over, explore some of Brisbanes captivating
attractions. Wander along the riverside precincts, the parks
and heritage trails. Dine alfresco and taste the local delicacies
and fresh seafood. Uncover the perfect indulgence while
shopping or cool off with a swim in a tropical lagoon at
South Bank. Enjoy the beautiful Brisbane River on board
a fast CityCat ferry and feel the excitement of the city's
nightclubs and Treasury Casino. You will find the tempo
upbeat, the ambience welcoming and friendly as residents
and visitors alike soak up the outdoor lifestyle.
Brisbane has an average of 243 sunny days per year! December
to February is the warmest period while a mild winter
prevails from June to August. Average June-July weather
for Brisbane typically has maximum daytime temperatures
of 21°C, with minimum evening temperatures of 10°C.
Bank Parklands www.south-bank.net.au
is Brisbanes oasis in the city. The 17-hectare parklands
feature a one-kilometre stretch of recreational, dining
and relaxation areas including Breaka Beach, Australias
only man-made inland city beach. South Bank is home to
Friday evening and weekend arts and crafts markets; the
eight-storey Imax cinema and Hoyts complex; the unique
Arbour walkway and the newly opened Grey Street Boulevard.
views of the city from its highest point, Mount Coot-tha,
are stunning by day and especially at night. The lookout
is a 15-minute drive from the city. The City Nights Tour
takes in Mt Coot-tha and tours are also available for
Irwin feeding Agro
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary www.koala.net
is the largest and oldest koala colony in the world. Mirimar
River Cruises to the sanctuary depart daily from North
Quay (to the left of Victoria Bridge on the CBD side of
walking tour of the CBD and inner suburbs is a great way
to see Brisbanes icons. One not to miss is the Conrad
Treasury Casino in George Street, a beautifully restored
heritage building which was once the centre of Queensland
famous theme parks Warner Bros. Movie World www.movieworld.com.au,
and Dreamworld www.dreamworld.com.au,
are 45 minutes from the CBD with bus and train transfers
available. Sea World www.seaworld.com.au
is around one hour south of Brisbane, on the Gold Coast,
and Australia Zoo
www.crocodilehunter.com, home of TVs famous
crocodile hunter, is an hour to the north of Brisbane.
is a young and vibrant city of fun and adventure. The city
has hundreds of different attractions, a character all its
own and is easy to get around and get to know.
Feeding of wild dolphins at Tangalooma, Moreton Island
Sunshine State of Queensland is a lifestyle paradise. There
are treasures to discover in every direction, from unspoiled
Moreton Bay and sub tropical islands to endless beaches,
holiday coasts and rainforest national parks.
south of Brisbane is the colourful and exciting Gold Coast
which is a region of contrasts. North of Brisbane, the Sunshine
is a naturally perfect blend of beautiful scenery and relaxed
have a wide variety of activities to choose from in Southern
Queensland. Moreton Island is Brisbanes water playground
where you can hand feed wild dolphins. Travel just 40 minutes
out of the city to one of Queenslands premier wineries
and enjoy a wine tasting and gourmet food experience. Discover
Aboriginal art and performance at galleries and venues throughout
the region. Relax on the worlds best beaches along
the Gold Coasts sweeping 70km coastline, get your
thrills at Australias favourite theme parks, or play
a round of golf at any of the Gold Coasts 40 Championship
or resort courses. The Sunshine Coast is spectacular. Over
one weekend visit, you can explore charming mountain-top
craft villages, secluded sandy beaches, and coastal national
parks while staying in the luxury of a stunning Queensland
region you will find an unusual blend of action, adventure
and relaxation - an abundance of activities where there
is something for everyone.
Rainforest, Gold Coast Hinterland
is where the world loves to work and play. All of Queenslands
many destinations are easily accessible from Brisbane, so
when business is over the choices are endless. The Sunshine
State has the deserved reputation of being beautiful
one day, perfect the next, and its diversity will astonish
you. Where else can you enjoy friendly yet sophisticated
cities, the Great Barrier Reef www.whitsundaytourism.com,
Australia's amazing Outback, World Heritage Rainforest and
the Aussie beach culture?
is one of the worlds great vacation destinations,
from scorched western landscapes to untouched beaches and
primeval rainforests. Queenslands reefs, rainforests
and rural regions make the prefect start or finish to any
World Heritage listed Fraser Islands majestic rainforests,
crystal clear freshwater lakes, and endless beaches on a
4WD tour. Head west to taste delights in Queenslands
centre for wine and stone fruit orchards. Explore the Great
Barrier Reef, one of the worlds true living wonders,
where clear lagoons and turquoise shallows surround a string
of reefs filled with a myriad of colours and shapes. Experience
the unique rugged Outback and search for your very own colourful
wonders and great cities with dining, shopping and nightlife
combine for a rewarding experience of endless choices.
the attractions of Brisbane and the surrounding region,
delegates are well placed to explore the rest of Australia.
There is an absolute feast of unique experiences and adventures
in Australia waiting to tempt even the most seasoned traveller.
landscape is a picture of amazing diversity, contrasts and
natural wonder. From the ancient rock Uluru (Ayers Rock)
to the Great Barrier Reef, Australias Red Centre reaches
out to a magnificent azure coastline. Scattered across this
beautiful environment, our thriving cities bubble with sophistication
and energy. Brisbane, Queenslands vibrant sub tropical
capital, Sydney and its magnificent harbour, and Melbourne
with its heritage of arts, fashion and fine food, are just
three of Australias outstanding city destinations.
Territory Australia, the world's smallest continent
and largest island, is like nowhere else on earth. It is
as big as mainland United States (excluding Alaska) but
has only 18 million people. It is young, adventurous, stylish
and friendly, has unique flora and fauna and a fantastic
climate. Aussies (as the locals are called) enjoy sport,
beaches, music, performing arts, outdoor cafes, pubs, gambling,
multicultural restaurants and good friends. A rich cultural
blend of fashion, languages and cuisine colours the streets
of Australias major cities.
diverse mix of environments and cultures offers an encounter
like no other. Explore lively, sophisticated cities, experience
the awe-inspiring beauty of Australias natural wonders,
discover the ancient mysteries of Aboriginal culture, and
see and feel the rigours of life in the rugged Outback.
Regardless of which path you take, Australia guarantees
the experience of a lifetime!