PLAN YOUR VISIT
Welcome to Brisbane
This exciting and welcoming city has a new experience around every corner. Check out the events calendar bursting with blockbuster shows, festivals, exclusive exhibitions and international sporting matches. Brisbane is home to cutting-edge and inspiring bars and restaurants offering that famous Brisbane relaxed, welcoming and outdoor experience; and some of the best boutique and big-brand shopping in Australia. Whether it’s for a few hours or the whole weekend, it’s easy to entertain the whole family with outdoor adventures and Australian wildlife. Get to know the real Brisbane on a tailored Brisbane Greeters tour, go at your own pace and explore the city from a CityCat, or soak up the sunshine along the city’s many bikeways and walkways.
Getting around Brisbane
Once you’ve arrived, getting around Brisbane is a pleasure with its first-class network of travel and transport links. From the airport, board the Airtrain for a direct transfer to the city (kids 14 and under travel free) and links the domestic and international terminals. Brisbane Airport is located less than 20 minutes from the city centre via train.
Public Transport – Ferry/Bus/Train
Visitors to Brisbane are able to travel across the city on one cashless ticket called a Go Card, making getting around simple and cost effective. Issued by Translink, the Go Card is a touch-on touch-off system that can be used on the city’s buses, trains, CityCats and ferry services. A Go Card can be purchased at the Translink office located in the Brisbane Visitor Information Centre, on Queen Street Mall or at most local news agencies.
Plan your journey on public transport using the Translink Journey Planner or Google Maps.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Access
Discover Brisbane by foot to get to know the city intimately thanks to the central business district’s compact structure and proximity to the Brisbane River. Alternatively, visit one of the 150 CityCycle hire stations to explore the city from the seat of a bicycle. Home to more than 1100 kilometres of dedicated path ways, walking or cycling around the city is a fun, simple and smart way to travel.
WOW Australia 2020 Accommodation Partner - Sage Hotel James Street - Fortitude Valley Queensland
WOW Australia are delighted to be partnering once again with Sage Hotel, which is within easy reach of the venue for WOW Australia 2020 - The Brisbane Powerhouse. Special booking rates are available for all WOW Australia 2020 ticketholders. Please enquire here.
Nestled in the heart of fashionable James Street Precinct in Fortitude Valley and one of Brisbane premium suburbs and High Streets, Sage Hotel brings a melding of the traditional and modern surrounded by designer fashion, award winning restaurants, cafes and clubs, stylish beauty salons, Brisbane Powerhouse and much more.
Sage Hotel celebrates the community neighbourhood it resides within, the walls display oversized monochrome images of nearby historical architecture, nestled against locally sourced Mokum Textiles, resin bowls by Dinosaur Designs and in-room treats from neighbouring providores and local brewers.
Sage Hotel James Street is a smart boutique hotel with 93 rooms, cleverly crafted to compliment their unique and innovative living areas, all complete with free unlimited WiFi, free espresso coffee machine, free blockbuster and discounted new release movies and 24-hour reception. With parking, complimentary gym access to Function Well 24-hour Fitness and the Valley Pool, both minutes from the hotel, a complimentary chauffeur to transport you to city locations, there is always something to excite and inspire our guest within our neighbourhood.
For other accommodations options, please head to Visit Brisbane.
What else can I see in Queensland?
Queensland, known locally as the sunshine state, is a pretty sweet spot for loads of different types of holidays. Whether you want to bring the whole family, be a tourist with your four legged friends or take a gap year and backpack your way around, we've got you covered!
Driving Holidays. Whether your idea of a 'road trip' is on-road cruising up the coast, or an off-road 4x4 adventure to your camping paradise, there are so many options when it comes to driving holidays in Queensland.
Families. Your whole family will have an awesome time in Queensland with loads of family friendly accommodation, fun things to do, theme parks, spots to learn to surf (the ocean and the jungle!) or dig dinosaurs and cute furry animals to meet. Oh and we have a high proportion of ice cream spots to cool you down after all the excitement!
Backpackers and Working Holidays. Hire a van and get your rockin playlist ready for your road trip up the coast. Don’t miss the sand, surf, Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island and fun vibes.
Study Tours. Learn in high quality education institutions by day, explore World Heritage Areas and head out to farm stays by night or on the weekends.
Voluntourism. Feel good about yourself and volunteer your way to a holiday with wildlife or habitats around the state.
Ecotourism. With 5 World Heritage Areas, Queensland is a great spot to find sustainable holiday options and ways to keep your break green.