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Brisbane travel guide

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Welcome to Brisbane, the thriving capital city of Queensland, Australia.

Things to do in Brisbane 

Nestled on the banks of the Brisbane River, Brisbane is a thriving city boasting award-winning restaurants and bars and offering many unique shopping experiences. Take a leisurely cruise, explore nearby national parks, take a day trip to the beautiful Moreton or Stradbroke islands or simply relax at South Bank and enjoy the view.

Take a dip at Streets Beach at South Bank, Australia's only inner-city beach. A man-made swimming beach, Streets Beach overlooks the beautiful Brisbane River and central business district and has a sparkling crystal clear lagoon with white sand beaches and tropical trees.

For a cultural experience, explore the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art at the Cultural Centre.

Experience a leisurely cruise along Brisbane River and see Brisbane’s picturesque foreshore from the decks of a river boat while enjoying morning or afternoon tea. While taking in the sights, learn about local history from a guide.

Brisbane also boasts a lively arts and entertainment scene, with performances by the Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Ballet, and Queensland Orchestra. Don't forget to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to get up close and personal with koalas and other Australian wildlife.

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Getting to Brisbane

NSW TrainLink runs daily train and coach services to Brisbane making it easy to travel from Sydney to Brisbane by train.
The Casino XPT train also runs daily from Sydney to Casino with connecting coaches to Brisbane.

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Getting around Brisbane

Travel at your own pace around Brisbane via local buses, trains, taxis and hire cars. Join organised day trips run by bus tour operators and the two hour City Sights bus tour run by the Brisbane City Council. Hire a bicycle and cycle along one of over 500 cycle ways.

For local public transport options, visit the TransLink website or call 13 12 30.

Getting to and from the airport

Airtrain rail services run between both domestic and international airports and Brisbane (Roma Street) Station, where NSW TrainLink trains begin and end their Queensland journeys.