Slick, modern Brisbane is a thoroughly 21st century town that captures the very best of Australia. Clean, contemporary, positive, outgoing – and hot! Sitting between Australia’s Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, it’s the gateway to chic resorts with power-white sand, delicious surf and turf, and Chardonnay-fuelled barbies on the beach.
Head out to the suburbs to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Founded in 1927, it’s the world’s oldest and largest, and plays host to a wealth of Australian wildlife.
Must eat at:
E’cco in Spring Hill has some of the most sought-after tables in Queensland, with its mix of International and Modern Australian specialities including Flinders Island Lamb. You’ll need to book well in advance.
Must be there for:
The Out of the Box Festival, held in June every other year, is perfect for 3-8 year olds, with arts, crafts, games and performances of all kinds. Children might also like the legendary Cockroach races held at Kangaroo Point on Australia Day, 26th January.
· Head off the beaten track and stay off the beach for a day – the city’s Botanical Gardens are a subtropical haven not to be missed.
· The cliffs at Kangaroo Point are a climber’s delight. And you might just spot a roo or two...
British citizens need a visa to enter Australia, and several options are available if you’re going on holiday or business. For full information, visit www.immi.gov.au
|Time zone:||GMT + 10 hours|
|Good for:||Singles, Families with pre-school children, Over 60s, Couples, Families with school age children|
|Holiday type||Beach, Summer sun|
|Weather||Average maximum temperature: 25°C
Rainfall: 1146mm a year