|Brisbane city centre|
|Brisbane Airport (BNE): 13 km from city centre|
Brisbane is only a short flight away from Sydney and makes a perfect weekend trip. Luckily for budget travellers, there’s plenty of low cost carriers to take you there. Book cheap domestic flights onboard JetStar Airways, Qantas Airways, Tiger Airways or V Australia.
Brisbane is lush all year-round but it tends to get a bit rainy in the summer, with afternoon thunderstorms. These tend to clear up quite quickly though so don’t let that put you off flights to Brisbane during Christmas time. Spring and fall are perfect for planning your holiday in Brisbane, not too humid.
Direct flights to Birsbane take 1hour 30 minutes from Sydney.
Brisbane is the place to be if you want to discover Queensland. Quit mucking around and book those flights already! Despite being founded in early 1800s, Brisbane is a young, vibrant and colourful city waiting to be discovered.
South Bank: This is where all the action takes place in Brisbane. Grab your mates and roll us to any of the ethnic restaurants or edgy cafes for a great meal. The inner-city beach is also here, great for a quick dip in the arvo.
Fortitude Valley: Is it your shout? There’s no better place to enjoy Brisbane nightlife thanFortitude Valley. Jump in an out of the Chinatown’s eclectic bars and clubs with world-class DJs playing all night long.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary: Brisbane is home to the world’s largest and first koala sanctuary with more than 130 resident koalas. This park outside the city is the perfect place to get up close and personal with Australian wildlife and learn about the creatures in our own backyards.
Find more information on www.visitbrisbane.com.au.
Brisbane has plenty on offer when you search for cheap hotels in Brisbane. Even budget hotels may have rooms overlooking the river. Whether you’re looking for boutique hotels, luxury rooms, backpacker hostels or self-catering apartments, make sure you search as far in advance as possible for the cheapest deals.