Brisbane has been named “Cool Capital of Australia”, among many other swanky titles. What else do you need to know? OK, it’s also the birthplace of lamington cake, home of the country’s biggest city hall, and its indigenous name (Meanjin) means "place shaped like a spike".
But enough trivia. Dig into the city’s parks, sports, nightlife and more on Brisbane holidays from lastminute.com.au. Are you cool enough?
Getting Around Brisbane
The Airtrain connects Brisbane Airport (BNE) directly with the city centre, 12km south. Buses, shuttles and taxis are also good options for getting to our hotels in Brisbane. To get around, the TransLink system is top notch (you can even take a boat!), or consider lastminute.com.au’s car hire options to explore beyond city limits.
When You Land…
Roma Street Parkland is appropriately named: Early birds can grab a coffee and “roam” around 16 hectares of gardens and green spaces. Head to the Spectacle Garden and smell the herbs—no, not that kind.
Those on flights to Brisbane landing in the afternoon are just in time for a visit to the Gabba. “The what now”, you say? It’s the ginormous cricket grounds of Brisbane, and it is bumpin’ during games. If it’s not a game day, just get your tour group going in a chant of “Woah, Brisbane!” (That’s all the lyrics right there.)
Evening arrivals on Brisbane flights should know what to do: Fortitude Valley is Australia’s only "Special Entertainment Precinct" for a reason. You don’t have to worry about noise complaints in this neighbourhood!
Live Like a Local
Locals are all about going with the flow. Just pack a picnic, hop on a free ferry ride to New Town Park and see what you find. It could be a farmers market, live music or art fair. Itinerary for the day: Chill out.
No need to drop major dollarydoos on travel, either—even if you did forget about your next leave. Find cheap flights to Brisbane right here on lastminute.com.au. Then set your out of office message to “See ya!” and get packing.