Brisbane is a vibrant, pedestrian friendly city that sits on the river after which it was named. It enjoys a humid subtropical climate and is the third largest city in Australia. It is also the gateway to Queensland- famous for its tropical rainforests and beautiful beaches and home to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world and the only living thing on earth visible from space. With a warm year round climate and friendly laid back vibe, it is easy to understand why it has had the largest population growth of any Australian city over the last few years.
Major Festivals & Events
Australia Day Celebrations 26th January 2017
Officially to commemorate the landing of the first fleet in 1788, but off the record this is a day of celebrating Australia and what makes this country great. Boat races, parties and picnics a plenty. www.australiaday.com.au
Chinese New Year Celebrations February 2016 www.chinesenewyear.com.au
Celebrate at one of the most vibrant celebrations in Brisbane when the Year of the Monkey brings lots of fun for all!
Brisbane Comedy Festival: Feb/March
A massive line up of comedians travel to Brisbane each year for the comedy festival held at the Brisbane Powerhouse. www.briscomfest.com
Brisbane Festival: September
A celebration of music, theatre and dance, the Brisbane Festival is one of the highlights of the calendar year. With spectacular light shows, cutting edge performances, free events and fireworks, there is something for everyone.
Brisbane International Film festival: November
Celebrating films and documentaries from around the world, this festival is 11 days of cinema-tastic entertainment for movie lovers everywhere. www.biff.com.au