Conference Venue – W Brisbane

Travel to W Brisbane! W Brisbane is located on North Quay with views over the Brisbane River. The 5-star hotel is within walking distance to the city centre, South Bank and Brisbane’s public transport system. To see more about W Brisbane click here.

Host City Brisbane, Queensland

There’s so much to do and see from quiet strolls along the river to climbing the Story Bridge or abseiling the Kangaroo Point cliffs. Brisbane is one of the fastest-growing capital cities in Australia. Pack a hat and a bottle of sunscreen, with 12 months of sunshine-filled days and clear blue skies. This city has a climate that sets the scene for year-round alfresco activities.

A good way to get your bearings when you first arrive is to explore the city by foot, by river cruise or by a speedy ferry. Take in the sights and discover why the river is so central to Brisbane life. More unusual tours include historic walking tours, specialist art tours with fine food and wine, adventure trike tours, ghost tours and eco tours. To see tour and sightseeing options in Brisbane and further afield click here.

Brisbane Tour Options

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha are recognised as Queensland’s premier subtropical botanic gardens. They are a key attraction in the Brisbane City Council Mt Coot-tha precinct. Please note there are free guided tours twice a day. To view more details Click Here. 

City Botanic Gardens Attractions

The City Botanic Gardens are located close to the city centre and are Brisbane’s original botanic gardens. You can view the many attractions within the gardens. Please note there are free guided tours twice a day. To view more details Click Here.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Sanctuary is only 15 – 20-minutes from Brisbane’s CBD. They have a wide variety of shows and wildlife to spot with a special interaction being able to hold a koala. Shows at the Lone Pine Sanctuary include wild lorikeet feeding, raptor show, sheep dog show, and free-range feeding with kangaroos.

 Moreton Island/Tangalooma Island Resort

This island offers action-packed adventure, location only a 75-minute cruise from Brisbane across Moreton Bay. Moreton Island cruises depart daily from Holt Street Wharf at Pinkenba, Brisbane.

Story Bridge Adventure Climb Brisbane

The Story Bridge is Brisbane’s most iconic Structure, and the best way is the climb it. Experience a unique sighting of the surrounds, from the Glass House Mountains in the north to Moreton Bay in the east stretching towards the Scenic Rim Mountains and with the best city views.

Abseiling the Kangaroo Point Cliffs in Brisbane

Looking for a thrill? Try abseiling Brisbane’s Kangaroo Points Cliffs. Start at the top of the cliffs before you step off the edge, 20 meters from the parkland below.  Step back and enjoy the view of Brisbane City. Guided by qualified and experienced instructors. No experience needed is necessary as each session includes full instruction, a safety briefing, and equipment.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)

See the world from a new perspective at QAGOMA and Queensland Art Gallery. The purpose of this district is to share exceptional art, which was established in 1895. The Gallery now is home to a globally significant collection of contemporary art from Australia, Asia, and the Pacific. Across both gallaries, the 2023 program presents ever-changing exhibitions of contemporary and historical Australian and international art. Click here to view the 2023 program which showcases exclusive blockbuster exhibitions, celebrating timeline genre and storytelling in art, film and costume design. 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical at QPAC

WINNER OF 10 TONY AWARDS® Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza featuring over 70 songs including many of the iconic hits from the movie. Tickets are limited, Book here

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