Brisbane has fast become one of the most vibrant parts of Australia, and apart from the thriving food, arts and culture scenes, the Queensland capital has been attracting business interest from all over the world as well. If you are one of the many now heading to Brisbane on business, you are in for a real treat, and the following is a look at some of the best ways you can make the most of your visit.
Check out the art
Over the last two decades Brisbane’s art scene has absolutely exploded, with everything from public artworks and galleries to performance art and live music, so if you have any spare time at all on your Brisbane business trip, check out some of the art. It will help considerably if you are able to base yourself close to the action, so find out what is going on before you book your Brisbane accommodation.
Stay by the river
The Brisbane River is one of most beautiful parts of the city, so if you are looking for somewhere special to base yourself on your Brisbane business trip, staying by the river is as good as it gets. There are a huge variety of Brisbane hotels and serviced apartments available right by the bank of the river, all within a stone’s throw of the fantastic South Bank district, so treat yourself with some riverside accommodation.
Head to the Gold Coast
If you are in Brisbane on business and somehow manage to get a day off, head to the Gold Coast, because from Brisbane you are only a 45 minute drive away from some of the world’s best beaches. There are also regular trains and buses that can get you to the Gold Coast in just over an hour, so even if you only have a half day free, it is still worth the trip. Whether you check out the restaurants, the bars, the theme parks or just spend the day on the beach, a quick Gold Coast visit is the perfect way to unwind and clear your head on a Brisbane business trip.
See some sport
Queenslanders love their sport, and none more so than the people of Brisbane, so if you are here on business and want to get a good taste of the city, head to one of the various sporting events going on. If you are lucky enough to be in Brisbane for the annual State of Origin game, it will be an experience you will never forget, but regardless of whether you check out footy, cricket, surfing or netball, there is no better way to see Brisbane than at some live sport.
Party in the Valley
Whether you are looking for somewhere to have a few drinks after a long day of meetings, or to party the night away once your business obligations are over, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley is sure to have what you are looking for. If you want to do a lot of partying during your visit there is some fantastic Brisbane accommodation located right here, so plan to stay close to the action.