Brisbane has its own relaxed vibe and is one of Australia’s oldest cities. As Christmas approaches, the city focuses on festive fun against a backdrop of sunny weather and beautiful beaches.
As well as Christmas markets and seasonal experiences, why not do something truly Australian and visit the city’s koala sanctuary. Brisbane has a very outdoorsy feel with its many natural spaces, botanical gardens and wildlife havens.
Try taking a harbour cruise to see a different view of the city, night or day. If you’re feeling energetic, you can hike Mount Coot-tha, or Honey Mountain, to get a truly panoramic view of Brisbane.
For those who enjoy culture, there’s the Gallery of Modern Art which is free to visitors and also the Queensland Museum with its fascinating history of Aboriginal culture.
Saturdays and Sundays see the pop-up Eat Street market which is a foodies paradise featuring over 70 food stalls serving food from the four corners of the world and catering to everyone’s taste.