With almost 300 days of sunshine per year and long, warm summers, Brisbane attracts visitors all year round. A vibrant city, it bustles with award-winning restaurants, enticing rooftop bars, sensational shopping, stunning 5-star hotels, nightlife and so much more. The city hosts exclusive cultural and major sporting events and exciting urban adventures.

The sub-tropical climate makes for a city of lush, green parks and gardens and riverside walkways. Brisbane is a place to relax, recharge and get outdoors. Plan a day trip out to Tangalooma Island Resort. Moreton Bay is home to over 600 wild dolphins and guests are given the opportunity to feed the dolphins at sunset, wading into the water, fish in hand.

2018 saw the completion of a multi-million-dollar renovation of the heritage-listed Howard Smith Wharves. Situated right beneath the Story Bridge, this area has become a riverside hub. Floating riverside bars, Greek, Italian and Japanese fine dining spots dotted along the boardwalk, and Brisbane’s first CBD craft brewery, all reside here.

To experience a world-class snorkelling and scuba destination, dive among the Tangalooma wrecks off Moreton Island. A one-hour drive south of the city takes you to the world-famous beaches of the Gold Coast and its theme parks. Or take a day trip 1.5 hours north of Brisbane to visit the famous resort of Noosa Heads with its relaxing beaches, tapestry of waterways, national parks and Hastings Street.

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