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Discover the secrets of Queensland's capital
Queensland's capital has been busy making a name for itself as a new world city, nurturing its arts and dining scenes to contend with the likes of Melbourne and Sydney. Foodies will be pleasantly surprised at Brisbane's transformation into an epicurean paradise – there's an ever growing presence of hatted fine dining establishments, a quirky new street food scene and coffee nooks popping up almost daily. Across the river, it's no exaggeration to say that South Bank has something for everyone. Kids will enjoy a splash at Streets Beach while mum and dad can take in the sweeping city views with an al fresco lunch.
Throughout the year countless festivals grace the South Bank area from indie cinema to designers markets. Visit South Bank's neighbouring Cultural Centre to catch a musical or award-winning theatre production at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) or explore the interactive and internationally acclaimed exhibits at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). Swing by the swanky James Street precinct where high fashion meets boutique bars, or head down to New Farm Park for a stroll along the river or an artistic adventure at the New Farm Powerhouse.
Brisbane is all about creative change as seen in its hip inner city precincts – Paddington, Bulimba, New Farm, West End, South Bank, Fortitude Valley and Woolloongabba – each a little different than the last, ensuring your weekend holiday in Brisbane will be filled with live music and outdoor escapades. While there is more than enough to keep you entertained on a short getaway to Brisbane, you can always hire a car and head to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast (both about an hour away) for a bit of beachside ambience. Contact Flight Centre to find out the fantastic holiday packages to Brisbane and spend a few days discovering what the Brisvegas buzz is all about.