From waterfront revelry to peaceful parks, and all points in between, Brisbane is truly a city with something for everyone.
Let Melbourne and Sydney square off in their perennial competition to be ‘the best’. Anybody who’s in-the-know, knows that Brisbane doesn’t need to brag. With a self-confidence that comes from natural beauty, innate friendliness, and a more relaxed pace of life, Queensland’s capital has something for everyone, from intrepid explorer to culture-vulture.
For the Socialite
There’s nothing that makes you feel like the city’s at your feet than when you’re sipping a cocktail by the water’s edge. At multiple locations along the river, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re on the French Riviera during awards season. From hip Howard Smith Wharves to bustling Southbank to New Farm’s Powerhouse, you can catch your reflection in the water as you enjoy the best of Brisbane’s cafes, bars, and restaurants along this lively river edge. It’s not all so serious though; the annual Brisbane Comedy Festival at the Powerhouse keeps everyone grounded.
For the Bohemian
The colour, character, and vibrancy of Brisbane’s markets are sure to bring out the Bohemian in you, with everything from fresh produce to fashion, street eats and handicrafts on offer. Check out West End, Bakery Lane, or Boundary Street for a taste of local cuisine and culture, or go international with one of the many Parisian, Asian, or African-themed markets all over the city and suburbs. For more information on Brisbane’s flea markets, food trucks, and fashion pop-ups, head over to visitbrisbane.com.au.
For the Nighthawk
There’s a reason Brisbane is lovingly referred to as BrisVegas, with a memorable night almost guaranteed if you know how to play your cards right. Billed as having “the old-world opulence of a five-star hotel and the non-stop excitement of a 24-hour casino” the famed Treasury Casino precinct also includes nightclubs, restaurants, and rooftop bars with killer views. A little further afield, Fortitude Valley is undisputedly the home of the footloose and fancy-free. So head to Laruche, Cloudland, or Family if you’re one of those who prefer to try their luck on the dancefloor.
For the Nature Lover
Some days you just need to stand in nature and marvel at all the amazing wildlife that’s unique to Australia. A great place to visit while in Brisbane is the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary located about 12kms south-west of the city. Here you can get up close and personal with koalas, wombats, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, crocodiles and cassowaries—to name just a few. Closer to town, a stroll through the lush and tropical City Botanical Gardens will replenish your soul amidst soaring palm trees and shady Moreton Bay Figs .
Capri by Fraser Hotel
Explore it all from the Capri by Fraser Brisbane hotel. An effortlessly stylish and vibrant hotel residence designed by award-winning Ministry of Design, Capri by Fraser combines a touch of the rainforest with inner-city chic—featuring lush vertical gardens, trendy art installations, and in-house restaurant focused on fresh and nutritious fare.