Brisbane

Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia and the capital of the state of Queensland.  Many people consider it to be a genuine ‘new world’ city as it is extremely creative and forward thinking.  The locals are known for their laid back attitude and with fantastic weather all year round, it is a popular city to visit during all times of the year.

Climate

Unlike most of Australia, Brisbane enjoys a fantastic climate all year round.  Summers are hot with temperatures often reaching the mid 30’s, and heat waves sometimes lifting the temperature up into the 40s.  During the winter, Brisbane is still mild and temperatures still hover around the 20s.  The sun is shining all year round, making Brisbane a very popular tourist destination!

Things to See and Do

Brisbane is such a big city that you will find yourself struggling to decide what you want to do first.  Some of the options available to you include:

  • Going rock climbing or abseiling at Kangaroo Point.
  • Taking a cruise along the Brisbane River
  • Experiencing the awesome live music venues on a night out
  • Taking a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane
  • Visiting the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
  • Having a go at some sporting activities at the Riverlife Adventure Centre
  • Heading to Edward Street for an interesting day’s shopping.

Getting Around

Brisbane is extremely easy to get around.  The locals opt to cycle or walk to most places and the public transport system can take you anywhere else.  Driving is also a convenient option and this enables you to explore more of the area and in comfort – especially during the summer months.  There are a variety of companies offering car hire Brisbane so use the anycarhire.com search facilities to compare their prices and book online before you travel.

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