Unpack your Lederhosen or your Dirndl, because Oktoberfest is about to spill onto the Brisbane scene again! This annual German folk festival has a special home in Queensland’s capital, with an epic range of events from 6-8 and 13-15 October at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Read on for our tips on where to stay, explore and eat in Brisbane city as the Bavarian bier flows in 2017.
Where to eat during Brisbane’s Oktoberfest
Oh boy, the food. You will have a tough time fitting in all the delicious fare of Oktoberfest, so you might have to leave some walking time between bratwurst at the German Sausage Hut, Tyrolean speck dumplings with beer gravy at the K&K Schnitzel & Burger Hauz and Black Forest pretzels to go with your hot kaffee. You will certainly not leave Oktoberfest hungry!
What to see while you’re here
While there’s plenty of fun to be found sitting at a long table with newfound friends, there’s also a huge program of entertainment options to experience at the festival. Think along the lines of a big beard competition, fashion parade, Oktoberfest band, yodellers, face painting and carnival rides, circus workshops and roaming entertainment. There’s even a Kinder-Zone where the kids can be entertained while you kick back in the Biergarten.
Where to stay in Brisbane city
You’ll want somewhere comfortable, close and celebratory if you’re making your way to Brisbane’s Oktoberfest, so why not book a one, two or three bedroom suite in the city centre? Both our Adelaide Street and Herschel Street Hotel are a 7-8 minute drive or a quick train journey away from the main gate of Brisbane Showgrounds. You’ll be checking in to luxurious and spacious accommodation with your own stunning city or river views, making it the perfect Oktoberfest option for groups and families. Reserve direct now and be guaranteed the very best rates. Prost to that!