Brisbane is the capital of Queensland with close to 2 million people living in it. However, it has small city laid back feel with everyone so vibrant and positive - maybe a reflection of the year round awesome climate.
There is lots to do in Brisbane from your normal markets and shop cruising to biking and walking along the river side. But perhaps the reason so many get attracted to Brisbane is the rocking night life. US Billboard magazine ranked Brisbane within the top 5 cities in the world for live music. The Valley area is home to every type of entertainment you could want from swanky wine bars to an excellent selection of pubs and clubs.
After spending at least a few days in Brisbane the whole of the East Coast is your oyster. The beaches and coastline of Queensland calls to the North while the hippy chic of Byron Bay and New South Wales beckons to the south. Behind Brisbane and into country Australia you will find sleepy country towns with traditional pubs and very friendly people. Brisbane is the perfect place to make your launchpad for your Australia travel or as a resting point for any number of days during a trip up the East Coast.
Tours from Brisbane
Brisbane to Sydney Essentials Tour
7 days from Brisbane to Sydney travelling in comfort with a small group staying at boutique accommodation and experiencing fantastic local cuisine
Cuddle a Koala at a rescue centre, take a dip in the beautiful Dangar falls, watch the dolphins, hike the scenic Lake Way coastal walk, eat great food, go stand-up paddle boarding, taste the best wines, cheese, chocolate and organic vodka in the Hunter Valley or simply take your time, relax and soak in the local Australian culture.
Brisbane to Sydney Hop On Hop Off Tour
Express for Brisbane in three days taking in the East Coast hotspots of Byron Bay and Spot X or hop on and off anywhere along the tour travelling slowly for a few months.
If there are two places you absolute must go in New South Wales it is Byron Bay and Spot X Surf Camp. This tour gives you the flexibility to stay longer and find out why they really are the real Australian adventure spots!
Brisbane to Cairns Hop on Hop off Tour
A hop on hop off tour from Brisbane to Cairns, showing you all the famous tourist spots from Noosa to Airlie Beach as well as mind-blowing unique stops that you can't access any other way.
Experience unique spots like Carlo Sand Blow Walk, Rainbow Beach, Dolphin recovery centre, Tin Can Bay, Bluff Point walk at Emu Park, Airlie Orientation Walk Forts Walk at Magnetic Island, Tully Gorge National Park Rainforest
Brisbane to Cairns Extra Inclusive East Coast Tour
An 8 day adventure of almost everything you could want to do on the East Coast of Australia travelling from Brisbane to Cairns
Sailing in the Whitsundays, Fraser Island 4WD, snorkelling on Great Barrier Reef, plus an authentic stay with an Aboriginal family in Tully
2 Day Fraser Island 4WD Eco Adventure Tour
2 absolutely jam packed days exploring from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach and onto the incredible wildlife of Fraser Island.
4WD drive access in a purpose built bus explore the unbelievable wildlife of Fraser Island. Even one of those nature tv programmes does not do this experience justice.
Where to Stay in Brisbane
Base Uptown Brisbane
A hostel to cater for all needs situated right next to the river in Brisbane giving you access to everything you need in town.
Room types to suit everyone and a bar serving fantastic food and some of the best late night parties to meet other travellers.