Brisbane, Australia Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 130
Total Sleeping Rooms 25,000
Largest Exhibit Space 10,764 Sq. Mtr.
Average Hotel Room Rate AUD $220
Average Daily Meal Cost AUD $136
Average Weekly Car Rental AUD $405

Brisbane, Australia Things to Do and Attractions

Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley, also known as simply The Valley, is a culturally rich and eclectic suburb just northeast of central Brisbane. The Valley is a melting pot of Brisbane's best shopping, food, music and art and boasts the recently upgraded Brunswick

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Old Windmill & Observatory

As the oldest buildings in the city and one of only two buildings left from Australia's convict era, Old Windmill & Observatory provides visitors with a unique link to Brisbane's past. It was built of rendered stone and brick in 1828 by Captain

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Queen Street Mall

For avid shopaholics, there's no better place to be than Queen Street Mall, the premier spot to experience the very best of Queensland's unique style. Providing the best shopping in Queensland is an easy task for this fully pedestrianized shopping

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Riverside Market

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Ideally located with glorious views over the Brisbane River, the Riverside Centre hosts the Riverside Market every Sunday. Welcoming and vibrant, the market has been running for over 15 years, with many of the original marketers still braving the

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South Bank

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In South Bank, visitors are never more than a hop, skip or jump away from culture, entertainment, fine dining and relaxation. South Bank is home to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the Maritime Museum, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition

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Balloons over Brisbane

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Ever wanted to soar like a bird over a city? With Balloons Over Brisbane patrons can float above it all and catch jaw-dropping views of this magnificent city and beyond. On a clear day, views extend all the way to the Gold Coast and the Moreton Bay

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Belgian Beer Cafe

The Belgian Beer Cafe offers the self-described chance to spend "a lazy afternoon exploring centuries of Belgian brewing tradition." Certainly, with over 30 brews to choose from, patrons will want to take their time. Guests can sample an exquisite

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Breakfast Creek Hotel

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One of the most famous watering holes in Australia and certainly the most famous in Queensland, the Breakfast Creek Hotel, or "Brekky Creek," with its majestic French Renaissance-style architecture, opened its doors in 1890. The historic hotel is

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Brisbane City Hall Art Gallery and Museum

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Built in the 1920s, Brisbane City Hall is a significant historical Brisbane landmark that today encompasses an art gallery and the Museum of Brisbane. Stepping into the main foyer is like stepping back in time, and visitors will relish the elaborate,

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Brisbane Powerhouse

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An important hub of theater, movies, music, comedy, visual arts and festivals, as well as a prime dining and meetings venue, the Brisbane Powerhouse is Brisbane's impressive homage to the arts. The Powerhouse started life as a power station but fell

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Kookaburra River Queens

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Take a step back in time for this special cruise on the Brisbane River with the Kookaburra River Queens' fleet of authentic paddlewheelers, based on the design of the Mississippi originals. Guests can jump aboard and enjoy all the highlights of

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Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

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From its enviable riverside position in the thriving hub of South Bank, the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art is the epitome of grace and quiet elegance. As the largest modern art gallery in Australia, the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art is able to

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Queensland Performing Arts Centre

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Located in the cultural heart of Brisbane, the Performing Arts Complex at South Bank boasts four venues that regularly host the Queensland Ballet, Opera Queensland and Queensland Theatre Company, along with many other visiting performing arts groups.

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Sit Down Comedy Club

Priding itself on hosting the very best stand up comedians, the Sit Down Comedy Club has gained an international reputation for comedy, attracting world-famous comedians such as Ross Noble, Eric Bana and the Umbilical Brothers. Drawing from a wide

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Story Bridge Adventure Climb

A true Brisbane icon, Story Bridge offers an unforgettable climbing experience. Boasting one of the deepest foundations in the world, Story Bridge is a cantilever bridge that links Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point, providing an essential

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Tongue & Groove

Combining a trendy cafe/restaurant upstairs and a live music bar downstairs, Tongue & Groove is a great place to visit after the sun has gone down and the dancing shoes are on. The bar has funky decor with bold shapes and colors and comfortable

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XXXX Ale House, Visitor Centre and Brewery Tour

The XXXX Ale House has invested millions in its fun, interactive brewery tour and visitor center. Celebrating all things beer, the Ale House at XXXX delves into the history of the well-known Castlemaine Perkins brewery and its even more famous

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Cru Bar and Cellar

Cru Bar and Cellar in Fortitude Valley is an absolute must for any wine aficionado. Housing an extensive cellar with a global range of new and vintage wines, the bar staffs full-time sommeliers help patrons choose the perfect food and wine

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E'cco Bistro

For more than 10 years, E'cco Bistro has been heralded as one of the finest restaurants in the state and has won an astonishing number of accolades. The historic former tea warehouse has a daring and vivid look with pinot red walls, a polished

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Montrachet

Located in the funky suburb of Paddington, this distinctive French brasserie will transport diners straight to France. Run by a passionate French ex-pat Thierry Galichet, the brasserie is crammed full of French knick-knacks among a classic marble and

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Pier Nine

Located on the Eagle Street Pier overlooking the Brisbane River, Pier Nine is Australia's most awarded seafood restaurant. With elegant aquatic-themed decor and huge glass windows affording wonderful views of the river, patrons can choose from at

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Founded in 1927, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is located in a beautiful natural setting about five kilometers from the central business district. One of the world's oldest and largest koala sanctuaries, it is also one of the only sanctuaries where

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Queensland Museum

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Linking the past, present and future, the Queensland Museum is sure to fascinate the kids. The first stop should be at the permanent Dinosaur Garden where visitors can walk among life-sized models of a Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops. Another

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Sciencentre

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Sciencentre is at the cutting edge of hands-on science-based exhibitions with almost 100 interactive exhibits. The center is divided into three main galleries: guests can check out the Body Zone, where kids can jump on a bike and see how their

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Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Opened in 1978, the planetarium was named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, governor of New South Wales in the early 1920s, who was an avid astronomer; in fact, he was one of the first to map the stars of the Southern Hemisphere. The planetarium features

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City Botanic Gardens

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Covering nearly 50 acres of land in the heart of the city and nuzzled peacefully in one of the Brisbane River's great loops, the City Botanical Gardens is an oasis of gardens and lawns that cover the slopes below Parliament House and the Old

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Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and Reserve

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Mount Coot-tha has a number of great outdoor attractions including a lookout with a bird's eye view over the city; numerous bush walks, one of which includes an art display by some local aboriginal artists; and a 3,706-acre reserve of natural

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Streets Beach Parklands

As astonishing as it seems to have a beach in the middle of a city, Brisbane's man-made Streets Beach is a complete hit with visitors and locals alike. The lagoon, which was completed in 1992, provides a welcome spot for over nine million visitors a

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Walk-About Creek Wildlife Centre

Just a few kilometers west of Brisbane is the 61,776-acre Brisbane Forest Park, an area of bush land providing a crucial environment to a large variety of plants and animals. The Walk-About Creek Wildlife Centre in the park offers visitors the chance

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