Brisbane vacation apartment rentals allow you to explore Queensland's capital city and its thriving music and arts scene. Visitors who love the outdoors enjoy its subtropical climate and its reputation as part of Australia's Sunshine State.
Things to do in Brisbane
Brisbane is tops when it comes to outdoor adventure. For one of the most unusual explorations, visitors enjoy the Story Bridge Adventure Climb. This exciting, 2-1/2 hour endeavor allows the brave to traverse the bridge catwalks — more than 260 feet above sea level. There are daytime and evening treks, with the twilight ascents being the most spectacular. Travelers who enjoy keeping their feet on the ground rave about the City Botanic Gardens, which are set amid the center of the city. Rent a bike and follow the path along the Brisbane River. Brisbane also has other beautiful parks like Roma Street Parkland and Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Don't miss the Queensland Museum or the Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art, located within walking distance of one another.
Getting around Brisbane
For visitors arriving by plane at the Brisbane Airport, take the train to the central business district. One of the best ways to get around Brisbane is on foot or bike. The city boasts 150 bike rental stations. Rentals run only about two dollars a day. The city's public transportation is another great option. You can purchase a reloadable go card that saves you money from buying a paper ticket each time. While the compact size of the city makes it unnecessary to rent a car, for travelers who insist on driving, it's important to remember Aussies drive on the left-hand side of the road.
Brisbane is located in the Southern Hemisphere, which means the city's winter is June through August. While the temperatures are mild year-round, fall — March to May — is one of the most comfortable times, with days in the mid-70s and very little rain. The city's wet season is December through March, but it's also the best time for deals.
Events in Brisbane
For the month of September, Brisbane hosts a fantastic arts celebration called the Brisbane Festival. The festival draws a crowd, so travelers wishing to experience it should secure their Brisbane vacation apartment rentals well in advance. November brings Brisbane's International Film Festival, and the Comedy Festival takes center stage February-March. The Festival of Sails and Bike Week are something to see in April and May.
Dining in Brisbane
Brisbane is not some culinary hinterland. It's a top stop for foodies and anyone who likes to eat. There are a variety of restaurants of different ethnicities with something to suit every fancy. From tapas bars to Champagne stops, music halls to places dedicated to sustainable seafood, there's even a food-book store. There's no going hungry in this city.