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Brisbane destination guide
The ultimate Brisbane travel guide
Brisbane’s attractions such as the Queensland Museum, Queen Street Mall and South Bank Parklands, are as exciting as the landscape is lush. Balmy weather calls for alfresco dining – either in the shade or under the stars at one of the city’s fine riverside restaurants or stylish watering holes.
When you’ve had your fill of food and drinks, there’s plenty to fill your social calendar, most notably events like its many lifestyle and foodie markets and its big-ticket cultural events. If you find some cheap flight tickets to Brisbane, a shopping splurge in the Queen Street Mall might also be in order. Day trips to the hilly hinterland or the sand and turquoise waters of Moreton Bay, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast are within easy reach.
Find out more about Brisbane including when to go, things to do and much more in our Brisbane destination guide >
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When's the best time to visit Brisbane?
Expect warm weather most of the year in this subtropical climate.
When to go
Autumn (March – May)
Average temperatures fall between 15-25°C
Autumn’s a great time to visit as you can expect cooler evenings but dry, warm sunny days (and an average of 21°C!)
Winter (June – August)
Average temperatures fall between 11-21°C
You might hear the locals talking about those chilly ‘Ekka winds’, as Brisbane’s annual Ekka (The Royal Queensland Show), rolls around and the temperatures drop.
Spring (September – November)
Average temperatures fall between 15-25°C
Watch as Brisbane’s Jacaranda trees erupt into a sea of purple. Spring weather typically means warm sunny days!
Summer (December – February)
Average temperatures fall between 21-30°C
Best to head somewhere cool like GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art). While there’s still plenty to do in Brisbane in Summer, expect hot weather, humid days, the occasional storm and plenty of rain. You might also find more cheap flight tickets to Brisbane in Summer if you book in advance.
Brisbane airport information
Where is Brisbane airport?
Brisbane Airport is 14kms north-east from the Brisbane CBD and is Australia’s third busiest airport.
How to get from Brisbane airport to city
The quickest way to get to Brisbane Airport from the city is by Airtrain ($18.50). It takes 20 minutes and trains run every 15 minutes in peak hour and every 30 minutes off-peak. Airtrain operates from 5am-10pm weekdays and 6am-10pm on weekends. A taxi will cost about $45 either way.
Where is Terminal D Brisbane Airport?
Terminal D is the Domestic terminal at the northern end of Brisbane Airport (approximately 3km from the International terminal). Access between the two is via a taxi or by Airtrain. The Domestic terminal has Gates 1-3 on level one, with the rest on the second level. The area includes many retail and dining outlets. Jetstar Domestic flights operate from this terminal.
How to get to from Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast
The easiest way to get from Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast is by Con-x-ion shuttle bus or Airtrain which run regular and express services to Gold Coast.
First time to Brisbane?
|Population of Brisbane||2,420,000 people|
|Timezone||GMT +10 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)|
|Electricity||220-240V / 50Hz Type I (Australian/New Zealand 2/3-pin)|
|Cost of a coffee||AUD $3.50 - 4.00|
|Approximate cost of a daily transport ticket||AUD $4.70|
|Airport to city||Airtrain 20 minutes, taxi/rideshare 25 minutes in light traffic|
What to do in Brisbane
Planning a trip to one of the world’s most liveable cities? Queensland’s capital has boomed in the last decade, and this riverside city is now a hotbed of arts, culture and innovative food. It’s also ideally situated near some gorgeous tropical hotspots which makes it an ideal all-rounder, equally perfect for family holidays and gourmet getaways.
Much of life - and transport - happens on and around the river (hello, al fresco dining and weekend markets). Brisbane has some major museums and galleries, including QAGOMA, which incorporates some of the many free things for kids to do in Brisbane, and lively inner city suburbs such as New Farm and Fortitude Valley, where eclectic designer boutiques and live music venues rule. You really can enjoy the best of Brisbane on a budget!
Brisbane is a major foodie town, home to everything from three-hatted restaurants like Urbane to a thriving food truck scene, so bring your appetite and dine your way through Brisbane’s best eats. For tropical adventures a little further afield, hop on a ferry and go exploring the Moreton Bay Islands, where you can hit the resorts, chill out on North Stradbroke, spot a dolphin or toboggan down sand dunes.