Brisbane Hotels & Accommodation

No longer sitting in the shadows cast by larger Australian cities like Sydney or Melbourne, Brisbane has evolved into a thriving metropolis on its own terms. Defined by a spirit of fun and sophistication, it's a city rich in possibility for the visitor, whether they're in the mood for the beach, culture, shopping or sport. And it's a fantastic gateway to other iconic Queensland holiday destinations, notably the Gold Coast and Noosa, that lie within easy reach.

Brisbane accommodation is on to hand to ensure your stay is a relaxing one, no matter what your preference or budget might be. And cheap Brisbane hotels are able to place you close to the action to tap into the burgeoning cultural scene.

Graced with a blissful climate, Brisbane encourages tourists to get out and about, enjoying everything that's on offer.

There's plenty of opportunity to savour the sunshine, whether bike riding through the City Botanic Gardens, stretching out on the lawns of the South Bank riverside, abseiling the cliffs of Kangaroo Point, enjoying a cruise on a paddle-steamer, or kayaking down the river at twilight with the city resplendent behind you.

Meanwhile, nearby Moreton Bay and Islands is a mecca for holiday-makers, who can choose everything from swimming and snorkelling through to tobogganing down the world's tallest sand dune.

Home of the Queensland Ballet, Opera and Orchestra, Brisbane also has a strongly beating artistic heart with a superb line-up of art galleries and museums. Then there's a venue like the Powerhouse that regularly features cutting-edge theatre, while the Queensland Cultural Centre plays host to a world-class exhibitions.

But if you're in the mood to shop, then check out the Queen Street scene, while South Bank offers plenty of food for thought with a delicious smorgasbord on offer – some of the finest cafes, restaurants and bars going around. The latter is also a great place to bring the family during the day, with its public beach, lagoons and picnic areas.

Full of surprises, yet redolent with the sun-drenched appeal of which it is famous, Brisbane is a fantastic place for a holiday. Book yourself a flight to Brisbane, or set off on your own self-drive exploration of Queensland with Webjet's Brisbane car hire.