Located on the Brisbane River, Brisbane ‘s sub-tropical climate makes it the perfect place for outdoor activities. Roughly equidistant between Cairns to the north and Sydney to the south, Brisbane makes a great base for exploring the east coast of Australia.
Brisbane is Australia ‘s third largest capital in population and is a rapidly growing city of about 1.8 million inhabitants spread over 5,904.8 km². It is a young and lively city with its residents’ average age of 33 years old. Brisbane is a contrast of colonial sandstone buildings with modern glass towers overlooking the busy Brisbane River. Around the city are the scenic outlook of Mount Coot-tha affording breathtaking views of Brisbane ‘s huge metropolitan area, the lush botanical gardens with a plethora of tropical plants and a planetarium or the music and entertainment of the South Bank Parklands with its man-made beach and lagoon.
A diversity of annual events includes the Brisbane International Film Festival, the Greek ‘Paniyiri’ Festival, a Medieval Fayre and Tournament, the Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run and the Brisbane River Festival, which a celebration of life on and about the river with markets, entertainment, fireworks and music.
The capital city of Queensland, Brisbane is packed with accommodation of all types and sizes, restaurants, culture, entertainment, shopping, tour options, sporting and leisure activities.
The Brisbane Marketplace in Rocklea
The Brisbane Marketplace in Rocklea is the perfect place to visit for fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood, gourmet and deli foods, baked goods and so much else, all for the best prices. A great place to stop for coffee, breakfast and to soak up the bustling atmosphere.
The Baby & Kids Market
The Baby & Kids Market is one of the most prevalent markets of Australia. Here, buyers can find high-quality products in excellent condition such as Jack & Milly, Fred Bare, Pumpkin Patch, Peg Perego and Minihaha.
Brisbane Powerhouse Markets
Brisbane Powerhouse Markets is a colourful, big and busy market with around 100 stalls selling fresh farm produce, flowers, breads, meat, fish, poultry and other foods, it has a great atmosphere with just about everything a foodie would want in their kitchen. Organics, hydroponics, aquaculture and horticulture on show.
Eagle Street Pier Markets Online
Eagle Street Pier Markets Online includes hand-made market products, natural organic produce, stallholder information, online market stalls, art and craft.
Nestled below the glass giants of Brisbane’s downtown business district and hugging the meandering Brisbane River, the Eagle Street Pier Markets are one of Brisbane’s most charming shopping experiences.
Eat Street Markets
Eat Street Markets located on the Brisbane river next to the cruise terminal. They are open every Friday from 5pm – 9pm, Saturday from 10am – 9pm and Sunday fr0m 9am to 4pm. The Eat Street Markets are alive with activity and a must do for Brisbane. Along with amazing food there is entertainment and much to take in. Parking is possible in the side streets. But why not take the City Cat ferry and walk the short distance to Eat Street Markets.