Brisbane is the gateway to the sunny state of Queensland. Its tropical climate makes it an attractive year-round location to visit.

Although it will be the Australian winter, we can expect temperatures to be around 17-22 degrees Celsius in the day time with light jackets needed at night.

Located on the Brisbane River there is much to do in Brisbane and within short drive.  The Southbank precinct where the Convention Centre is located offers a wide variety of activities for all ages from a created beach with lifeguards to museums, art galleries and performing art venues.  Restaurants serving a huge variety of cuisines line the precinct. And directly across the river is the downtown area with more activities and shopping opportunities.

The river ‘cat’ system allows you to move efficiently between points in the city via the river.  A couple of miles up the river is Lone Pine Sanctuary where you can have up close encounters with Australian wildlife including holding a koala or feeding kangaroos by hand.

Within an hour’s drive of Brisbane you can visit the famous beaches of the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, or visit the Australia Zoo developed by Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter and still run by his family.

If you have more time to spend ‘Down Under’, regular direct flights will have you on the Great Barrier Reef, visiting Uluru or seeing the sights of Sydney, Melbourne and other parts of Australia within an hour or 2.

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