In Brisbane, you’ve hit the heartland of Australia. Known as the River City due to the sweeping waters of the meandering river which crosses and shares its name with the city, Brisbane has all the glamour of a thriving, modern city. For impressive views, you can climb to the top of Mount Coot-tha and look down on the city, which ranks as the third largest in the country. Best of all, you are just an hour away from the global phenomenon of Australia Zoo, home to dangerous animals and once the residency of the legendary Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin.
Hotels in Brisbane
Brisbane is a large city, with over 100 hotels to choose from in the metropolitan area. Most hotels are clustered in the grid system of the CBD. One of the most established and most luxurious hotels here is Hotel Urban Brisbane, or you can try the Royal Albert.
Where to stay
Brisbane’s downtown CBD has a good concentration of hotels. A popular choice here is the Mercure Brisbane King George Square.
Ascot, a neighborhood east of the CBD, is an ideal base for those needing to be close to the international airport. The Quality Hotel Airport International is a popular choice here.
Ipswich is a suburb west of the city center, and the Best Western Ipswich Heritage Motor Inn provides a comfortable stay within reach of convenient major transport links for travellers.