About Brisbane

Nestled in the south-east corner of Queensland in the heart of one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, Brisbane is Australia’s new world city; a modern, vibrant destination.

A visit to Brisbane is a chance to immerse yourself in a cosmopolitan city with a friendly attitude, superb weather and an exceptional natural environment. It’s a city where delegates can embrace the local life and immerse themselves in a warm and welcoming environment and a range of recreational pursuits.

Alongside world-class art galleries and a vibrant urban precinct culture, there’s a wide variety of wining, dining and shopping experiences to be enjoyed. A year-round promise of sunshine, 1,800+ parks and reserves and more than 500 kilometres of bikeways also set the scene for stunning outdoor activities. Whether you choose to swim in Australia’s only inner-city beach at the famed South Bank Parklands, cruise the river in a kayak, climb the Story Bridge or escape to Moreton Bay and its islands for aquatic adventures and dolphin feeding, Brisbane will deliver an unforgettable travel experience.

For more information on Brisbane please visitbrisbane.com.au.

Brisbane is truly a foot friendly city with over 1,200 km of walkways, paths and bikeways. Walking is a great way to explore the city and surrounds, as it’s compact and well connected with walkways and bridges linking South Bank to the nearby contemporary arts precinct and the CBD.

CityCyle is a convenient and environmentally friendly bicycle hire facility offered by the Brisbane City Council. The facility operates between 5am and 10pm, seven days a week. Although bikes can be returned to any station 24 hours a day, stations are located in close proximity to each other. Every CityCycle station has a minimum of 10 bike racks making it an easy, reliable and convenient transport option. CityCycle stations are available across Brisbane’s city centre, stretching from Newstead to West End and Toowong.

Once a CityCycle subscription is purchased, you can hire and return a bike at any CityCycle station within the network. Subscribers can ride all day for free, as long as the bikes are returned within half-hour intervals. After this half-hour of free use expires, a service charge applies. Click here for Usage Fees.

For more information on CityCycle, subscriptions, station locations and usage fees, please visit citycycle.com.au.

Climb to the top of Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge and feel a connection with the glistening cityscape and the winding Brisbane River that you can’t get anywhere else. There’s a sense of achievement as you stand surrounded by the city with Moreton Bay sparkling blue in the east and the rolling green hills of the Scenic Rim to the west.

Bridge Climb prices start from $99 for adults and abseil climb process start from $119. Different climbs are available on certain days at certain times. Visit the website for more details storybridgeadventureclimb.com.au

The City Explorer ‘hop on – hop off’ tour lets you set your own pace as you can leave and rejoin the tour at any one of the strategically placed stops around Brisbane. Stop a while and experience the flavour of Brisbane – stroll through one of the many parks, enjoy the superb views or dine in one of the excellent cafes or restaurants. Your ticket also allows you to cruise the Brisbane River on the frequent CityCat ferry services – you can board at several points along the way.

Visit the Explorer website for a tour map, timetable or to purchase tickets.



Adult – $35 per person
Concession/Child (5-16 years) – $20 per person
Family Pass – $100 (4 passengers, max. 2 adults)

Queensland’s premier visual arts institution the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), offer distinct, yet complementary experiences.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Check the website for current exhibitions qagoma.qld.gov.au

Brisbane Powerhouse is a contemporary multi-arts, dining and conference venue that is located next to New Farm Park.

Nestled on the beautiful banks of the Brisbane River, the former power station has become a distinct landmark both as a stunning industrial creation and as a hub for everything creative, including theatre, music, comedy, film, visual arts, festivals and ideas.

Check the website for current shows and exhibitions brisbanepowerhouse.org

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Cuddle a koala anytime, handfeed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings. Don’t forget to feed the lorikeets and meet our platypus too. Entry includes access to all shows including the wild lorikeet feeding, baby barn animal feeding, sheep dog shows and bird of prey flight shows. Open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Adult – $33 per person
Concession/Student – $24 per person
Child (3-13 years*) – $22 per person
Family Pass – $80 (2 adults + up to 3 children)
Family Pass – $52 (1 adults + up to 3 children)
*Children under 3 are free.

For more information, please visit the Lone Pine Koala Santuary website.

This popular Brisbane river cruise has been taking locals and visitors to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 70 years and is a “must do” experience while in Brisbane. Our Koala and River Cruise is the perfect way to get up close and personal with Australia’s cuddliest creatures while enjoying the sights and sounds of Brisbane’s most attractive waterfront suburbs, only accessible by boat.

Departing Brisbane from the Cultural Centre Pontoon daily at 10:00am and arrives at Lone Pine by 11:15am. The boat will depart Lone Pine at 1:45pm, arriving back in the city at 3:00pm.

Prices (includes round trip cruise and entry into the Park)
Adult – $68 per person
Child (3-13 years) – $38 per person
Family Pass – $195 (2 adults + up to 3 children)

For more information, please visit mirimar.com