Discover the state capital of Queensland, Brisbane, on your Australian adventure, the perfect city to contrast with the wonders of nature that await you further north.

Sandwiched by the Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north, Brisbane is the slick, sophisticated capital of Queensland and a destination in its own right.

Close to beaches, ancient protected forests and pristine coral islands, Brisbane boasts all the benefits of a modern city yet is surrounded by a natural wonderland.

Brisbane’s location makes it a great base for exploring east coast Australia. Sitting on the Brisbane River, which winds its way through the city, there are numerous top hotels that place you right in the heart of its finest attractions.

The river and its banks provide plenty to inspire, with the South Bank’s cultural institutions and eateries, riverside gardens, Southbank water park and even journeys down the river itself on a paddle steamer or cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Sights not to miss are the incredible botanic gardens, the look-out at Mount Coot-tha, a visit to Lamington National Park, a stay overnight on Moreton Island or North/South Stradbroke Island, taking a craft beer tour and browsing the market in Stanley Street Plaza.

Your Travel Specialist can inspire you further, or you could take a closer look at the other destinations close to Queensland, which we can include in your bespoke itinerary.

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Queensland’s Tropical Coast and Great Barrier Reef Islands Fly-Drive
Itinerary

Queensland’s Tropical Coast and Great Barrier Reef Islands Fly-Drive

Australia
Queensland
Brisbane
+7 others
18 nights from £3,445 per person
Itinerary Highlights
  • Explore the world's largest sand island by 4WD on a two night Fraser Island adventure
  • Snorkel over the Great Barrier Reef directly from the beach at Heron Island
  • Sail through Whitsundays, 74 rainforest clad islands off the coast of Airlie Beach
  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Tropical North Queensland on a 4WD rainforest adventure
Sydney to Brisbane Pacific Coast Fly-Drive
Itinerary

Sydney to Brisbane Pacific Coast Fly-Drive

Australia
New South Wales
Sydney
+6 others
12 nights from £2,585 per person
Itinerary Highlights
  • Visit some of Sydney's highlights including The Rocks, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach
  • Explore the beauty and attractions along this beautiful coastline at your own pace
  • Relax for a few nights in this delightful and laid back, beach side resort
Spicers Balfour Hotel
Hotel

Spicers Balfour Hotel

Australia
Queensland
Brisbane

The architecture of this 1910 Queenslander home resembles that of many elaborate houses that dominate the tree-lined streets of New Farm, with gabled roofs, wide open wraparound verandas and ornate timber work. The interiors are chic and stylish, blending exotic touches with sleek European designs. Watch the sun go down while enjoying a drink at the rooftop bar, then dine at the Balfour Kitchen un...

It’s a modern, slick affair with perhaps the best rooftop bar in Queensland’s capital, perched upon the 21st floor with an expansive infinity pool that gazes out over the silvery skyscrapers, Brisbane River and parklands of South Bank. Every detail has been carefully thought through here, from the warm service to hi-tech rooms, and from the steam room and sauna to an array of sophisticated loung...

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