Brisbane & South East Queensland

Style: Urban Edge

Brisbane & South East Queensland are hot in demand destinations for couples and families looking for luxury getaways and fabulous dining experiences. What makes Brisbane such a popular city is that it offers fine art and dining experiences, with a small-country friendliness that can’t be bought.

Brisbane has gone through its growing pains and has well and truly come out of its shell and stands proudly as a foodie destination. Whether you’re in the CBD, Emporium or James Street precinct you will find meals you’ll drool over for days to come. Take a trick or two home with you by attending a James St Cooking School cooking class.

South East Queensland offers scenic luxury accommodation that allows you to truly relax and unwind. Take in the quiet country life and enjoy cellar doors across the South Burnett and Granite Belt. Relax in the countryside amongst stunning accommodation with a glass of wine. It’s perfect for a romantic getaway or wineries weekend with friends.

Choose the Sunny State for your next trip and explore South East Queensland’s tropical beaches. View our curated collection of accommodation options for Brisbane and South East Queensland here.

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Local Knowledge:

Head to New Farm Park for a picnic, local markets or entertainment and dining at Brisbane Powerhouse.


Savour Brisbane’s finest produce and artisan treats at rotating Brisbane locations as part of Jan Powers Farmers Markets. Experience the best arts, comedy, music, theatre and dance and Brisbane Festival (September) and QAGOMA (Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art) offers engaging exhibitions all year around. Try grape crushing at Stanthorpe’s Biennial Apple and Grape Harvest Festival (March) or if you’re following the swell head to the Noosa Festival of Surfing (March)


Aria is a must to try Matt Moran’s fare that will impress the toughest critic (1 Eagle Street, Eagle Street Pier 07 3233 2555)

Gerard’s Bistro is a must for a group of friends who want to try the best modern cuisine (Shop 14, 15 James Street, Fortitude Valley 07 3852 3822)

Three Monkeys Coffee and Teahouse has a warm, welcoming feeling while you enjoy chai and cake (58 Mollison St, West End 07 3844 6045)

Berardos Restaurant & Bar offers fine dining (Upper level, Ocean Breeze Resort, Hastings St, Noosaville 07 5447 5666)

Travel up in the hills of the Granite Belt to Hidden Creek Wines & Cafe (2271 Eukey Rd, Ballandean 07 4684 1383)

Getting there:

Air:  Flights are available into Brisbane, Maroochydore and the Gold Coast.

Car: Major international and national rental companies operate in Brisbane and South East Queensland, and there are many specialist local businesses ready to assist with your hire needs.

Bike: Brisbane offers bike hire in all surrounding CBD areas using CityCycle.

Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)

Time Zone: AEST UTC/GMT +10 hours

Phone: Country Code +61. Area Code: 07

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