Looking for good Brisbane travel tips ahead of a trip to the city? Brisbane offers some of the widest selections of attractions in Australia which draw in thousands of tourists every year. Here is a travel guide for new travelers to Brisbane to help you in discovering the best that Brisbane has to offer. Get to explore the city’s top attractions, things to do in the city, where to eat, drink and the various entertainment options in the city amongst others.

Things to Do in Brisbane

The cosmopolitan suburb of New Farm is one top city attraction. Here you can find some trendy bars and restaurants where you can relax on the Brisbane CBD.   You can also visit the network of Chinese shops and restaurants located in the Chinatown of the Fortitude Valley, which the locals refer to simply as “the Valley”.  The Southbank on the Brisbane River is another popular destination with its manmade lagoons and restaurants.

Brisbane's skyline, as seen from Kangaroo Point (courtesy of Wikipedia by user EzykronHD)

Brisbane’s skyline, as seen from Kangaroo Point (courtesy of Wikipedia by user EzykronHD)

The Kangaroo Point gives you a breathtaking view of the city centre and is also home to Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge that was constructed in 1940. For shopping tours and to stock up on some essentials during your visit, check out the Brisbane CBD along with Queen Street Mall, which offers visitors numerous shopping options.

Where to eat

There are a lot of eateries in the Brisbane CBD and the surrounds. Foodies can partake of the delectable treats in the cascades of the restaurants and cafes in the Brisbane city CBD. Some of the popular eateries include the Wagaya, Ortiga, Freestyletout, the Shlix, and Grill’d. Restaurants range from the street-level façades to exclusive eat-out destinations.

Brisbane CBD Hotels

The Brisbane accommodation options have expanded over the years and today you can choose anything from the five star hotels to B&Bs, hostels, apartments, exclusive luxury villas, boutique hotels, backpacker hotels and much more. You can get great accommodation packages by shopping around for the best deals. Visitors will find anything from budget accommodation to the mid range and luxury accommodation.

Additional Brisbane travel tips

Take international or local flights to the Brisbane Airport. The Gold Coast Airport is situated less than two hours from Brisbane.  You can take a walk around the city or use bikes for short distance travel. Other travel options available in Brisbane include the river ferries, buses, taxis and car rentals.

BIO: I am John Gorge who loves to travel and write about hotel accommodation guide to travelers. Traveling for the first time is not an easy feat, so you might need some travel information.