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Top Things to Do and See in Brisbane
The cultural precinct
Located in South Bank, the Cultural precinct is one of the best things to do for travellers buying flights Canberra to Brisbane for the whole family. Some of the top attractions located in the precinct include the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Museum, the Queensland Art Gallery, GoMa and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Once you're done exploring the cultural precinct, carve out some time to explore the rest of the South Bank. It's home to beautiful parklands and promenades, as well as countless restaurants. One of the highlights for travellers buying Canberra to Brisbane flights is the Brisbane Wheel. The 12-minute Ferris wheel joy ride will give you a bird’s eye view over the city and Brisbane River!
Want to add some adrenaline into your Brisbane itinerary? Go on an adventure climb up Story Bridge. It's one of three bridge climbs in the world and is a unique thing to do in Brisbane. The experience lasts for two hours and once you reach the summit, you'll be 80 metres above Brisbane River. If you're buying Canberra to Brisbane return flights for the whole family, keep in mind that climbers have to be 10 years or older.
Visit Moreton Island
One of the best day trips from Brisbane is Moreton Island. It's a 75-minute ferry ride from the city to this paradise of pristine beaches and azure waters. Moreton Island is one of the largest sand islands in the world and more than 98% of it is designated a national park. Buy your flights Canberra to Brisbane and plan to have a day on the island as part of your holiday. You can spend the entire day snorkelling, whale watching or learning to sandboard.
The Best Time to Visit Brisbane
Winter (June to August)
Winter is a popular time to book and travel on Canberra to Brisbane flights. There is minimal rain and the temperatures are mild, making it comfortable to enjoy outdoor activities. If you want to buy your plane tickets to Brisbane from Canberra for travel in this time, it is wise to do so well in advance so to avoid any high-season price increases for flights and accommodation.
Spring (September to November)
Brisbane experiences another high season in spring. The hot summer temperatures have yet to kick in and the rainy season is still a few months away. Spring is also when the Brisbane Festival takes place. This is one of the largest arts festivals in Australia and attracts visitors from all over the world. The festival is a great event to plan your Canberra to Brisbane flights around.
Summer (December to February)
If you're a budget traveller searching for cheap flights to Brisbane from Canberra, visit the city over the summer months. The high temperatures and rainy conditions mean the city’s tourist numbers tend to be lower than at other times of year. You may even be lucky enough to have the city practically all to yourself! Plus, you may also have an easier time scooping up deals on airfares when it comes time to book flights.
Autumn (March to May)
For a happy medium between the high and low seasons, book your cheap flights Canberra to Brisbane for travel in autumn. It marks the end of the wet season and temperatures start to drop. There's also plenty of festivals to attend and prices for airfare may still be relatively low. One thing that you'll want to keep an eye out for is the Easter weekend. Prices for hotels and Canberra to Brisbane return flights increase and the city becomes a popular destination with families.
Tips for First-Time Travellers to Brisbane
Go to Eagle Street Pier
If you want to dine out on a budget in Brisbane, visit Eagle Street Pier for happy hour. It’s located in the CBD and there are many restaurants and bars with deals, plus you’ll have wonderful river views. It’s one of the best ways for travellings buying flights Canberra to Brisbane to save money on food.
Hire a car
While Brisbane does have a public transportation system, you should hire a car if you want to explore the city’s outer suburbs or go on day trips. When buying your Canberra to Brisbane flights with Webjet, you can select a rental car at check out. When you arrive, the vehicle will be waiting for you at Brisbane Airport (BNE).
Stay in the CBD
If it’s your first time buying cheap flights to Brisbane from Canberra, you’ll want to book a hotel in the CBD. There are plenty of options for all kinds of budgets and you’ll be within walking distance of restaurants, cafes and attractions.