Ideas for a Quick Brisbane Getaway
Sporting Events in Brisbane
Brisbane is one of Australia’s premier sport event venues, attracting millions of visitors each year to watch cricket, rugby league, soccer and more. Suncorp Stadium is the home of the Brisbane Broncos and also hosts rugby union, soccer and a range of concerts each year. There are several superb Brisbane hotels nearby, or if you’re keen on being in the thick of the action, check out hotels in Brisbane’s CBD.
International and domestic cricket matches are held at Brisbane’s famous Gabba cricket ground. If you’re attending a test, you’ll want your Brisbane accommodation handy to the stadium. Check online for the closest Brisbane hotels; many offer special event deals.
Brisbane Cultural Activities
The city is home to a wide range of galleries, museums and performing arts venues. Before making the trip, check online for what’s on and you’ll discover exhibitions, concerts and other live performances available every day, and the best Brisbane accommodation options. The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art is currently featuring an exciting exhibition on Matisse, the 20th century French artist and leading figure in modern art. The Gallery and adjacent Queensland Art Gallery are worth visiting for their permanent collections alone, with more than 14,000 Australian and international artworks on display.
South Bank – Brisbane’s Cultural Hub
Brisbane’s main galleries are located in South Bank, which is home to the Queensland Cultural Centre. The Queensland Museum, Sciencentre and State Library are all found here, as is the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. The Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Ballet, Orchestra and Opera Queensland all perform at the state’s premier performing arts centre. South Bank is also home to luxury Brisbane hotels and when you’re making your booking, ask about their show packages.
This former power station is now a landmark art, dining and conference venue. The Powerhouse is located in New Farm, about 5 kilometres from the city and there are plenty of Brisbane accommodation options in the precinct. Events including visual, music, festival, music and comedy are all offered at the Powerhouse and it is considered a hub for everything creative.
Brisbane Comedy Festival
The annual Brisbane Comedy Festival is on from 28 February to 25 March 2012 at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Always a huge hit, this festival attracts some of the best known international and local performers and is also a platform for fresh faces. If you’re staying in a Brisbane CBD hotel, start your night off with a trip on Brisbane River’s CityCat ferry, with a terminal only a few minutes’ walk to the Powerhouse.