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Brisbane Holidays

Brisbane holidays whisk you away to the bustling riverside city at the heart of Queensland. Nestled between the Coral Sea and rugged national parks, the capital of Australia’s Sunshine State is a metropolitan city that offers something for everyone.

With elegant rooftop bars, fusion dining and a growing art scene alongside nearby deserted subtropical beaches and crystal-clear waters, Brisbane is a perfect destination if you are looking for fun-packed adventures or a relaxing break in the sun. The temperate year-round weather and unspoiled natural landscape mark Brisbane as the perfect starting point to begin touring Australia’s stunning coastline and world-renowned Great Barrier Reef.

Brisbane; Your laid-back city escape

South Bank is a great place for city-dwellers and visitors alike to enjoy the sweeping city views. Brisbane boasts the only inner-city beach in Australia - this is a manmade beach overlooking the river and central business district. However, the beaches that surround Brisbane are the area’s biggest asset. Just one hour from Brisbane you have the Gold Coast, with the aptly named Surfer’s Paradise located on the edge of the wildlife haven of Lamington National Park. To the north is the Sunshine Coast, with its combination of exquisite beaches, rainforests and the sand dunes that make up the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island. The Sunshine Coast is also home to Steve Irwin’s world-famous Australia Zoo, perfect for an action-packed family day out, or for wildlife lovers looking to see Australia’s native wildlife up-close.

Whether you are chasing that adrenaline high, looking for a romantic honeymoon in pure luxury or wishing to relax as the waves lap beneath your feet, you’ll never be bored during your Brisbane holidays. To explore the action-packed Sunshine State, why not book our Queensland Classic tour, which incorporates sand islands, reefs and UNESCO World Heritage rainforests? Call our Destination Specialists today to plan your tailor-made Brisbane adventure today.

Destination Highlights
  • Visit a dolphin-feeding spot and go in search of humpback whales on a Moreton Island Day Trip
  • Explore the lush green forestland, rocky mountains and magical glowworm caves of Tambourine National Park
  • See a crocodile show, snap a selfie with a cuddly koala, and hang out with the kangaroos at Steve Irwin’s world-famous Australia Zoo
  • Ride the Wheel of Brisbane, learn of the city’s history and enjoy panoramic views of the city lights at night with a Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Time Zone

GMT +10

Flight Time

London Heathrow to Brisbane International Airport is around a 22 hour flight with one stop at Hong Kong. Some fights can be much longer depending on the stop-over destination and waiting time between flights.

Currency

Australian dollar (AUD)

Visa Information

All tourists require an Australian Tourist Visa, you can apply for an instant tourist visa, this is also known as an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa.

Language

English

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

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