Host city

Brisbane is a vibrant, friendly, lifestyle city – home to leading scientific 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 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 Southbank

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

A popular way to explore Brisbane is via the City Cat services, which operate regularly along with 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.

Explore further

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.