Brisbane City is the third largest metropolitan area in the whole of Australia and is located in the south-east corner of the state of Queensland. It is the most populous city in the state, by far, and also the capital. If you are looking at spending some time in Australia, holidays in Brisbane City are likely to prove to be an excellent choice for you. You have numerous attractions to visit in the city and surrounding area, plus many activities at the coast and in the city itself. The self catering accommodation in Brisbane City is most likely to come in the form of an apartment, equipped to the highest possible standard.
There are some fantastic beaches in this part of Queensland to enjoy during your holidays in Brisbane City. Here you can get involved in activities such as surfing, wind surfing, sailing and yachting, fishing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Brisbane City has many miles of designated cycling routes and this is a great way in which to catch the landmarks and sights of the downtown area. Other activities to consider include rock climbing (at Kangaroo Point Cliffs), tennis, golf and there are many sporting venues in the city for you to enjoy.
Your holidays in Brisbane City will be spoil you if you like a spot of retail therapy - which most of us do! There are hundreds of great shops, specialist boutiques and malls for you to put that plastic to good use. The city is also well known for its choice of eateries and there are restaurants from dozens of worldwide cuisines when you fancy taking a break from cooking at your self catering apartment. When you decide that it is time to learn more about the natural side of this part of Australia, there are many places for you to visit close to Brisbane City. These include The Mount Coot-tha State Forest, The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (which will always prove to be a massive hit with all members of the family!) and The Brisbane Botanical Gardens.
For your holidays in Brisbane City, you can expect to experience a near sub-tropical climate. This means that temperatures are respectable throughout the year; indeed, even during the winter the average temperature still remains around 22 degrees Celsius - which is better than the summer high in most of the UK! Summers are much hotter and in January (the hottest month) the average climbs to over 30 degrees. Average rainfall is around 38 inches per year and there is actually less precipitation during the winter.
The nearest airport for your holidays in Brisbane City will be Brisbane International (BNE). From here you can connect with Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) by way of a domestic connection. From the UK you can book flights through Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Cathay Pacific (amongst others) from London Heathrow (LHR).