Why Visit Brisbane
Brisbane is a city of opportunity with an incredible range of events and attractions. It is also the launchpad for spectacular coastal regions and natural beauty.
The Queensland capital is a welcoming urban metropolis where you can stay in contemporary hotels, dine at award-winning restaurants and take in the bustle of the city from an al fresco bar.
Built around the Brisbane River, the city features expansive public outdoor spaces such as South Bank, the Botanic Gardens, the Roma Street Parklands. Where else but Brisbane can you swim in a public lagoon looking across the river to the city skyline? A thriving bar and restaurant precinct at Howard Smith Wharves offers a different riverside view. And the under-construction developments at Queens Wharf and Eagle Street Pier will also bring the expanse of the Brisbane riverfront to life.
With easy-to-access transport and infrastructure linkages, Brisbane attracted 7.9 million Australian tourists and business visitors in the year to March 2020, plus another 1.4 million international guests. Throughout 2019 the city recorded nation-leading tourism growth. And with $12 billion in travel-related projects underway, there Brisbane has a lot more to come.