Australia's New World City

Positive and forward-thinking, generous and optimistic, Brisbane is Australia's new world city. Located on the east coast of Australia in the heart of one of the country's fastest growing regions, Brisbane is the capital of Queensland - a state well known for its natural beauty and world-class tourism attractions.

Home to almost two million people and boasting a great outdoors lifestyle and the greatest variety of native wildlife (dugongs, wild dolphins and koalas just to name a few) of any capital city in Australia, Brisbane offers an impressively diverse menu of leisure and recreational activities. From art lover to outdoor adventurer, Australia's third largest city caters to all tastes.

Along with the cosmopolitan and urbane offer of world-class shopping, restaurants, nightlife, culture and entertainment, Brisbane lives and breathes outdoor experiences. From kayaking on the river, to cuddling a koala, to hand-feeding wild dolphins at sunset, visitors can enjoy a range of unique and memorable Australian experiences.

Brisbane's prime location, excellent transport infrastructure and proximity to the marine sanctuary of Moreton Bay also make it the ideal launch pad for day-trips to some of the country's most well-loved tourist attractions, including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and iconic Australia Zoo.

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The weather

A consistent climate of blue skies and warm sunshine. Weather so good it makes alfresco dining a year-round activity.

Walkability

Brisbane is a compact city, perfectly suited for pedestrian strolling. Most venues and facilities can be easily accessed by foot.

International air access

More than 20 international airlines fly directly into and out of Brisbane. Brisbane's International Airport - applauded by the International Air Transport Association for its efficiency and outstanding customer focus - is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Brisbane's city centre.

Affordability

Brisbane offers great value for money. Australia's exchange rates, coupled with favourable local prices for accommodation, wining and dining, entertainment and shopping help delegate dollars stretch further.

International expertise

Brisbane is firmly establishing an influential foothold in the international community and offers excellent links to knowledge leaders in a range of industries such as healthcare and life sciences, mining and energy, creative industries and ICT.

Environmental initiatives

Brisbane's Green Heart CitySmart initiative, has seen local residents and businesses commit to a program of environmental initiatives designed to make Brisbane Australia's most sustainable city and a carbon neutral destination by 2026.

Diversity of local leisure activities

From unique urban experiences to authentic Australian outdoor adventures, Brisbane offers a great mix of recreational pursuits and easy day-trip options ideally suited to pre and post touring and partner programs.