Introducing Brisbane & Around
It may be Australia’s third-largest city, but for the longest time Brisbane was seen as something of a poor cousin to Sydney and Melbourne: a sleepy country town hiding behind a big city façade. In recent years, however, Brisbane has stirred from its slumber and is casually emerging as one of the most desirable places to live in Australia with an estimated 1000 people packing their bags and moving up here every week.
Of course locals have always known that Brissie offers the perfect lifestyle and it doesn’t take visitors long to understand why. Despite the transformation into a sleek, cosmopolitan city complete with world-class art galleries, a booming live music scene and a fabulous café culture, Brisbane still retains the laid-back, easy attitude of a small community.
No doubt the lazy subtropical climate, gently curving Brisbane River and rich cultural flavours of its many neighbourhoods also have something to do with its appeal. But mostly people love Brisbane because it’s a ritzy city with a down-to-earth attitude and home to some of the friendliest locals in Oz.
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Australia - Queensland & The Great Barrier Reef (Chapter)
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Brisbane & Around destination guides
Brisbane River Dinner Cruise
See the highlights of Brisbane from the water on a dinner cruise aboard a majestic wooden paddlesteamer. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner that features fresh seafood and produce, then stroll along the deck for unobstructed views of the waterfront as it twinkles at night. It's the perfect way to spend a night out with a romantic partner, loved ones, or friends visiting from afar.
Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise
Glide along the Brisbane River aboard a majestic paddlewheeler for a lunchtime cruise with a great perspective on Brisbane’s waterfront. Get unobstructed views of the city's riverside highlights and dine on a delicious buffet, with a selection of fresh seafood and roasted meats, plus tasty sides and desserts.