Brisbane City

From Queensland's largest selection of fashion and award-winning food and drink, to countless entertainment options, The City truly offers a discovery in every direction ...

You know you've arrived in Brisbane when you catch a glimpse of the iconic Story Bridge as a CityCat glides underneath, creating glistening ripples in the winding Brisbane River. The City's most recognisable natural landmark takes centre stage and is lined with Brisbane's finest alfresco restaurants and bars, offering unmasked views and complimenting the city's celebrated outdoor lifestyle.

There are over 1,000 stores to choose from in the famous Queen Street Mall, plus it's surrounding streets Adelaide, Edward and Elizabeth. Offering the State's largest collection of flagship stores and unique boutiques, truly making The City Queensland's premier shopping destination.

Once you tear yourself away from shopping you'll discover the largest collection of Good Food Guide-awarded restaurants, cafes and bars in Queensland, there are hundreds of options to whet your palette.

You won't find it hard amusing yourself in The City. There's The City Sounds program - Australia's largest free music program showcasing Brisbane's emerging and established music talent across the Central Business District every week. Plus another 1,000 or so events that take place throughout The City every year, plus cinemas, salons, day spas, a casino, galleries, a bowling alley and historic sites.

Take a break in the inner-city sanctuary of the City Botanic Gardens, home to lush stretches of green grass and exotic and native plants. Relax at Roma Street Parklands, the world's largest subtropical garden in a City centre.

Getting around The City is an effortless journey due to its compact nature. With major attractions, restaurants and hotels clustered around the river peninsula, Brisbane is most easily explored on foot with the streets laid out in a grid-like system, leaving little chance for disorientation.

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Queensland
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Mermaid Waters

Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast Area
Boasting waterways with names such as Rumrunner Lake and Lake Wonderland, it's easy to see the appeal of Mermaid Waters, a canal community which sits at the elbow of Mermaid Beach. Australian surveyor John Oxley first came to the area in 1823 and gave it its name after the cutter ship Mermaid on which he travelled.

Miami

Miami, Gold Coast Area
For 69 years, this relaxed Gold Coast suburb was home to Miami Ice, an iconic ice factory built from two recycled army huts which were demolished in 2013. Even Australian singer John Farnham used this venue to film his Two Strong Hearts film clip.

Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast Area
Adjacent to its fashionable neighbours Broadbeach and Miami lies the Gold Coast's coastal town of Mermaid Beach, called so after the cutter HMS Mermaid. This relaxed stretch of golden coastline is popular with swimmers and surfers looking to escape the flocks of people.

Tweed River

Gold Coast,
The Tweed River is a popular shore diving location at the southern end of the Gold Coast. While there are a number of site that can be dived in the Tweed River, the best site is the rocky wall adjacent to the harbour near the river mouth.

Broadbeach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Boy has bustling Broadbeach come a long way baby. Once the little brother to big sister Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach or "Broadie" to locals, is all grown up, and how. You could start in the surf, with its beautiful beaches, framed by lazy parks home to weekend markets and weekday yoga classes.

Broadbeach Waters

Broadbeach Waters, Gold Coast Area
Picture perfect Broadbeach is centred around Kurrawa Beach and likened to the Gold Coast's metropole - mixing Aussie beach culture with high-end apartments, shopping and dining. Take advantage of the rolling swell and patrolled coastline only a stone's throw away and stretch surfed-out muscles at a yoga class in nearby parklands or a day spa.
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