One of the city’s major features is the Brisbane River, which links its various quarters together. There are plenty of river cruises on offer or you can take a ride on the CityCat passenger ferries and see the city from the water. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hire kayaks and paddle yourself along the river.
However, if that all sounds like a bit too much hard work, you can simply pop into the Museum of Brisbane and discover more about the river, the city and its rich history. If you’re travelling to Brisbane in search of arts and entertainment, then be sure to pay a visit to the Cultural Centre, located at South Bank. Here, you’ll find a bounty of cultural attractions including the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre.
Offshore, discover the beautiful sand islands and beaches of Moreton Bay, where you can hand-feed wild dolphins, go four-wheel-drive exploring and take part in a wide range of water sports. Inland, Brisbane’s hinterland is home to picturesque countryside, World Heritage-listed rainforests, mountainous national parks and luxury retreats and farmstays.