Brisbane is often cited as Australia’s sunniest city and universally it’s agreed this is a brilliant place to start your Aussie holiday.

Under bright blue skies you’ll eat out in fabulous open air restaurants and enjoy local craft beers against stunning scenic backdrops. If you’re feeling adventurous why not kayak past the glittering skyline at night or take in the breath taking panorama of the city from the top of the Story Bridge?

For more sedate pleasures, cruise on a paddlesteamer, relax in the Botanic Gardens and explore the fantastic cultural institutions along the South Bank including the fabulous Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.

Brisbane has a big personality and each of its urban villages has its own unique vibe. Make time to explore beyond the city centre and you’ll be rewarded with a crop of cool bars, restaurants and cafes; some seriously good shopping, great walking trails and some brilliant wildlife parks.

The friendly locals will encourage you to stay, but beyond Brisbane there’s a whole of host of amazing Queensland road trips, islands and national parks to tempt you away!