Brisbane is a vibrant, friendly, lifestyle city- home to leading medical research and a thriving industry hub. Located on the East Coast in the heart of Australia’s premier tourist region, Brisbane is close to some of the world’s greatest natural attractions. With an all year round temperate climate, Brisbane is a dynamic cosmopolitan city with a relaxed, welcoming alfresco lifestyle. Bike paths and riverside walkways make walking and cycling around Brisbane a scenic delight. Alive with lush parks, tropical gardens and with its own inner-city man-made beach at South Bank, inner-city Brisbane offers the perfect refuge for locals and visitors alike.
CBD and South Bank
Here you can access free maps and brochures, and seek advice on tours and other activities. While in South Bank, you make like to:
• Visit the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), located across two adjacent riverside buildings, to discover the history of Queensland art as well as contemporary exhibitions.
• Relax at Streets Beach – Brisbane’s unique man-made beach and swimming lagoon in the parkland.
• Learn about Queensland’s natural history at the Queensland Museum.
• Walk or cycle along the riverside to Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park and take in the view!
Across the river from South Bank is the city centre, and this is accessible for pedestrians over Victoria Bridge. Some popular sites in the city include Brisbane City Hall, Queen Street Mall, Roma Street Parklands, Eagle Street Pier, and the City Botanic Gardens. Learn more about what to see and do in Brisbane at visitbrisbane.com.au.
A popular way to explore Brisbane is via the City Cat services, which operate regularly along a network of 25 riverside terminals. Paper tickets can be purchased on board the City Cat vessel (cash only) and are valid for a two-hour period.
Brisbane is primely positioned between two glorious coastal destinations- The Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. Traveling around an hour both north and south of Brisbane will bring you to stunning coastal destinations and famous tourist attractions.
The Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast offers the best of both worlds: hinterland and mountains perfect for hiking and stunning shorelines and beaches that belong on a postcard.
The Sunshine Coast is also home to the famous Australia Zoo. Home of the Crocodile Hunter, the zoo delivers a unique experience to animal lovers and tourists alike. With 14 wildlife shows everyday, Australia Zoo is spread across 100 acres and is home to more than 1000 animals. To see, touch and hear about these amazing animals, book a ticket online today! Click here to see ticket types and prices.
Australia Zoo is located 1 hour 10 minutes drive north of Brisbane. Location: 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah
The Gold Coast
The Gold Coast, famous for it’s long sandy beaches and diverse entertainment precinct, is located a short 50 minute drive south of Brisbane. Home to stunning hinterland, mountains, vineyards and shorelines, the Gold Coast also offers unique tourist experiences and theme parks.
Warner Bros. Movie World
The only movie theme park in Australia, Warner Bros. Movie World is for those seeking adventure, excitement and most of all: thrill rides. Fun can be had by all with family rides, theme shows and many entertainment acts!
The Gold Coast’s most beloved marine park, Sea World, offers a unique experience for guests to connect with marine life in an up-close and personal way. Watch dolphins perform, meet polar bears and penguins and get too close for comfort to a variety of sharks in the Shark Bay! The theme park also includes rides and animal adventures, for those seeking an extra experience.
Wet ‘n’ Wild
The perfect day out in the sun, Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark offers guests an exhilarating experience with their series of water slides and pools. Perfect for the family, the theme park offers rides for all ages and levels of fun-seeking.
If you’re interested in Australian culture, you won’t want to miss the Australian Outback Spectacular: an Australiana dinner and show package which features Australian animals, songs and food.
To purchase tickets to the above theme parks at discounted prices, please visit www.themeparks.com.au/conference.