Pack the SPF: What you’ve heard about Brisbane’s perennially sunny disposition and natural beauty – beaches, bush trails and koala bears – is true. What’s obsolete is the city’s sleepy reputation, with cool cocktail bars, a vibrant live–music scene and a sprawling new riverfront entertainment hub waking up the nightlife.

Where to Stay

  • Ovolo Inchcolm
    For the complimentary extras
  • W Brisbane
    For the trendy scene
  • Spicer’s Balfour
    For a romantic getaway