Event Guide

Ace your visit to Brisbane during the tennis

Casually cool and welcoming, Brisbane offers a quintessential Australian lifestyle in a superb subtropical setting. Discover a burgeoning food scene, lively entertainment precincts, world-class shopping, edgy arts landscape and much more. The modern-day urban explorer will find delightful possibilities and surprises around every corner. Brisbane is defined by a gently meandering river and surrounded by regional attractions such as world-famous beaches, idyllic islands, native wildlife, waterfalls, wineries and rugged mountains. Plan some fun around your trip to the tennis at visitbrisbane.com.au – and find out why everyone is talking about Brisbane.

 

A cultural affair 

Get your fill of arts and culture in Brisbane’s dedicated riverside cultural precinct. The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) are two stunning galleries offering world-class exhibitions, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre is home to international performances and blockbuster musicals while the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre is heaven for kids. Over the river, take a stroll along Fortitude Valley’s gallery trail and catch a contemporary performance at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

 

Discover eventful Brisbane

When not courtside, ace your visit to Brisbane by taking in the other big events and exhibitions on show this summer. Book tickets to QPAC’s blockbuster musical Mamma Mia or see authentic artefacts at the Queensland Museum’s Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum. At the Museum of Brisbane, learn how one extraordinary man overcame poverty to become a world-famous artist at Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition: A portrait of Li Cunxin. Begin your visit to the tennis early at the Woodford Folk Festival or enjoy the excitement of the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular at South Bank.

 

Family fun for everyone

Brisbane is a dream destination for families. From parklands, playgrounds and children-friendly attractions to cultural highlights, many of the things you can do with the kids are free. Not only is Brisbane friendly for young children, you’ll keep teenagers entertained with these 24 ideas.

 

Shop to you drop

If you want to indulge in some retail therapy, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Brisbane. For flagship stores and international brands, head to the Queen Street Mall and adjacent Edward Street, wander through sleek boutiques and homeware stores in James Street or hunt for progressive local fashion in Fortitude Valley’s laneways before finishing the day with an antique hunt in Paddington.

 

Food for all occasions

With bountiful fresh produce on its doorstep, Brisbane’s burgeoning food scene sees top chefs serving up gastronomic wonders. Join the locals at a hidden gem, enjoy al fresco fine dining, take a loved one to a romantic venue or chow down on delicious offerings that won’t break the bank. Join the locals for a delectable breakfast, seek out secret spots along hidden city laneways or explore the excitement of the Eat Street Markets.

 

Love the nightlife

Make the most of Brisbane’s nightlife after a day at the tennis. Take your pick from cocktail bars, rooftop bars, craft breweries, cutting-edge live music venues or simply enjoy a quite pint at one of the city’s many pubs. Have a tipple or two at one of these top 34 bars, or launch yourselves into this comprehensive nightlife guide.

 

 

Stay the night

All of your accommodation needs are catered for in our welcoming city. With a selection of self-contained apartments, boutique and contemporary hotels and accessible and disability-friendly accommodation to choose from, it’s easy to find somewhere to stay.

 

Regional Wonders

Beautiful beaches, World Heritage-listed rainforests and idyllic islands are located within easy reach of Brisbane. Discover stunning national parks, picturesque coastal enclaves and country vistas in areas such as City of Logan, Somerset, Moreton Bay Region, Redlands, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim. Offshore are the white sandy beaches and gorgeous blue waters of North Stradbroke and Moreton islands, the second and third-largest sand islands in the world.

 

WANT MORE IDEAS?

To find out what else is happening in Brisbane, go to http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/whats-on

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