Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city, and found in the state of Queensland – it’s one of the fastest growing urban centres in the country, and offers numerous cultural attractions and interesting neighbourhoods to seek out. Brisbane holiday villas are also within easy reach of spectacular nature, with beaches and mountains both accessible from the city.
One of Brisbane’s most well-known areas is Fortitude Valley. This neighbourhood is famed for its nightlife – you could come here from your self-catering accommodation in Brisbane to enjoy some live music or visit Chinatown. There’s great shopping here for a younger crowd, as well as a host of clubs and bars. For more upmarket shopping, you could head for Brisbane’s modern Central Business District, and Queen Street Mall, which is considered one of the foremost shopping centres in Australia.
On holiday at Brisbane accommodation you could take the opportunity to find out about the country’s diverse wildlife. There’s the Alma Park Zoo to the north of the city, as well as the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which was the first of its kind and remains the largest Koala refuge anywhere. Here you’ll be able to handle these remarkable creatures or hand feed kangaroos.
A number of Brisbane’s attractions are clustered a little way west of the Central Business District, at Mount Coot-ha. It’s the highest point in the city, and boasts memorable views of the skyline. Head here from holiday villas in Brisbane to find the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, offering a number of walks in a remarkably peaceful setting. The gardens are also home to the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, which hosts free astronomy and science displays.
Reachable by car are a number of natural highlights around Brisbane self-catering accommodation. Glass House Mountains National Park can be experienced from the comfort of your car or on foot.
Also north of Brisbane is the Sunshine Coast, known for its wonderful beaches, with a great surfing location at Noosa.
Brisbane holiday rentals are found in a city known for its warm weather. There’s a humid subtropical climate here, which brings plenty of warmth from September to April, punctuated by a very mild, even warm, winter. Thunderstorms are relatively common in the summer months here.
If you’re reaching Brisbane self-catering villas from the UK, then you’ll need to fly Virgin, British Airways or Qantas to Sydney (SYD) from London Heathrow (LHR), and from there catch a connecting flight with Jetstar, Qantas or Virgin Australia on to Brisbane Airport (BNE), which is just 20 minutes from the city’s CBD.