Be inspired by Queensland’s lively and sporty capital city. Brisbane is a big city with boatloads of culture and never-ending opportunities to dine, sight-see, and relax. You’ll have so much fun here, you may want to extend your stay.
Tigerair flights to Brisbane leave from Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney & Whitsunday Coast. Stay in Brissy and enjoy its relaxed atmosphere and cultural diversity.
destination guide: Brisbane
Airtrain time - This is the same Airtrain that goes between terminals and it cost about $18 to get into the city. One leaves about every 15 minutes and it’s best to plan ahead.
Bus - Con-x-ion Airport Transfer buses provide door to door transfers to and from the airport to Brisbane CBD and even further afield to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast It pays to book ahead though.
Grab a Cab - The more expensive but stress free option is to catch a taxi, costing around $35, give or take, to get into Brisbane. The taxi rank is right outside the airport and there’s always a steady stream of taxis waiting so all you need to know is the address of where you need to get to.
getting to brisbane from the airport
Brisbane Airport (BNE) is 15km north of the city centre with plenty of ways to get into the city. Travelling between terminals is also possible on the Airtrain which runs every 15-30 minutes.
things to do in brisbane
Enjoy the alfresco outdoor lifestyle of Brisbane City. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is the 3rd largest city on the continent. Its super relaxed, young energetic atmosphere makes it one of the most welcoming and culturally diverse places in Australia. So what are you waiting for? Get the scratchpad out and start taking notes.
what to eat
Let your tastebuds run wild through Brisbane. Visit the infamous Eagle Street Pier because if you like waterfront views with your unforgettable food and drinks, this is the place to be. You can also visit Eat Street Markets every Friday, Saturday, Sunday the former wharves of Hamilton come to life with a host of brightly coloured shipping containers, which have been transformed into mini-commercial kitchens, each serving cuisine from around the world.
You can also experience the jewels of the Brisbane region and visit Moreton Island and Stradbroke Islands. Both easily accessible via ferry or an easy drive from Brisbane CBD. Known for beaches, surfing, sand, and underwater activities (snorkelling, dolphin feeding).
One of the best ways to get to know Brisbane through the eyes of a local is through the much loved free Brisbane Greeters Tour. This free public service is a great way to get your bearings of Brisbane and to meet locals who love living here so much that they want to introduce you to their city, and share their insider tips.
Other things to see in the city include watching a rugby league, Aussie rules, cricket or rugby union game at the Gabba or Suncorp Stadium. Cuddle a koala at, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or simply just enjoying the outdoor lifestyle where you can walk, cycle or citycat along the Brisbane river.
what to see
Taking centre stage along the iconic Brisbane River is Brisbane‘s beating cultural heart, South Bank and the cultural precinct. Explore the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Queensland Museum and Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). Closer to the CBD visit the Botanic Gardens or Roma Street Parklands or get a picture perfect view of the city from Brisbane’s highest peak, Mt Coot-tha.
where to shop
Shop till you drop on Queen Street Mall - the central hub for shopping in the city, or head over to James Street, where pint-sized boutiques artistically curate local and international fashion designers. Why not take the shopping outdoors and visit Brisbane’s Jan Power’s Farmers Markets (every Wednesday & Saturday) or Southbank’s Collective Markets (weekends).
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