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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  • Time zone: +8 GMT
  • Flight time: 17 hours - 23 hours
  • Recommended airlines: British Airways, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
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  • Health considerations: No major health risks. There is no risk of yellow fever in Australia, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Population: 26,699,482
  • National languages: English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type I (V), 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need a visa for Australia if you have a British passport - apply online

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