Destination Guide


This vibrant riverside metropolis is enjoying a cultural renaissance.

Destination Guide Brisbane

When In Brisbane, You Must

Know Before You Go

When the heat is on stay cool at W Brisbane's WET pool, an ultra-glam poolside oasis featuring panoramic views of BrisVegas.


Make a Splash

Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.


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Barbecue or grill
Lets spark up the barbie and cook some sausages

Neighborhoods to Explore

1. West End

West End is full of quirky characteristics owing to its fusion of cultures and mix of alternative and vintage vibes.

2. Fortitude Valley

From the cranking of a coffee grinder to the nightclub dance floors, Fortitude Valley is the suburb that never sleeps.

3. South Brisbane

South Bank is Brisbane's premiere lifestyle destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, the area showcases lush parklands, world class eateries, and stunning views.

4. New Farm

New Farm encourages an outdoor lifestyle, with tree-lined streets and unique spaces such as Brisbane Powerhouse and New Farm Park.

Ultimate Access to Brisbane

1889 Enoteca

1889 Enoteca

10-12 Logan Rd

Beware! This is no place for curbing the carbs, but I promise you that it will cure your cravings. Live like an Italian for a night in this traditional vintage-chic roman Enoteca.


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Cacio e Pepe. The three magic words you need for the evening, you won’t get that cheesy grin off your face.

Cork & Chroma

Cork & Chroma

44 Montague R

The art of drinking, it’s a hard thing to master but here at Cork & Chroma you will get the swing of it real quick.


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BYO – Bring it on and bring it along, here at Cork & Chroma you can take your own beverage of choice and why not throw in a great food platter into the mix to help you fuel your inner Picasso.

West End Markets

West End Markets

Montague Rd & Jane Street

The Wicked West is best known for its local farmer’s market. This market takes place every Saturday. Music is playing, coffee is brewing, and fun is waiting.


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Check out the Buchi Brew stall where you can mix & match different flavors of Kombucha. Try the hibiscus and spiced ginger with lemon.

Scuba Diving

132 Dickson Way

If you don’t "scube" you lose, because the real fun happens in the underwater playground on North Stradbroke Island.


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Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre is your best bet to get close and personal with Australia’s scandalous sea life.


Bend & Fly


Bend & Fly

1/208 Montague Rd

Acroyoga doesn't require superman powers, just a funky pair of yoga pants.




641 Ann St

Pace yourself because the night is young and the party is only just starting.

Packing List


Budgies & Bikinis

The swell is pumping so budgies (for confident men) and bikinis (for the ladies) are essential. Gents, if you’re not game to wear a pair of budgies, rock out in boardies (board shorts) instead.

Thongs a.k.a. Flip Flops

With a forecast of 300 days of sunshine, it is only fair that your toes get a breath of fresh air.

Walking shoes

Put those comfy walking shoes on and explore some of Mother Nature’s finest works of art in the Australian outback.

Fancy pants

Bring at least one fancy outfit to rock, because there are plenty of occasions to glam it up.

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