An Australian Experience
A vibrant, dynamic and stylish city, Brisbane offers unrivalled weather, a welcoming multi-cultural society and diverse cultural experiences.
Brisbane is the perfect Australian destination for delegates wanting to sample quintessential Australian culture.
Brisbane’s subtropical environment together with a plethora of parks and botanic gardens, creeks and waterways and, of course, the Brisbane River, all contribute to Brisbane’s outdoor-orientated culture.
Delegates will enjoy Brisbane’s enticing dining, premier shopping precincts, provocative cultural experiences and genuine and welcoming people.
Outside of conference activities, delegates can spend their time:
- Cuddling a koala at Lone Pine Sanctuary.
- Rock climbing and abseiling on the ancient Kangaroo Point Cliffs.
- Twilight kayaking down the Brisbane River.
- Strolling along the white sand of world-famous beaches at the nearby Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
- Whale-watching in the natural splendour of Moreton Bay
- Exploring the culture-rich precinct housing Australia’s largest Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum, and Queensland Performing Art Complex.
- Sampling local produce, supporting the local designers or enjoying an evening snack or dinner at one of Brisbane’s many markets.
- Tantalising tastebuds with a cellar door tour of wineries and microbreweries in the Scenic Rim and country valleys.
Indigenous Culture: Brisbane’s indigenous heritage is woven into its local traditions, art, landscape and way of life.
In the natural bushland of Kangaroo Point in Brisbane’s inner south, delegates can partake in the Riverlife Mirrabooka experience presented by the Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers who offer an insight into Aboriginal life and the history of the land.
Today, Aboriginal culture is enshrined in the city’s historical art trails, exhibitions and place names.
Suburbs bearing intriguing Aboriginal names like Indooroopilly (gully of running water), Bellbowrie (place of the flowering gums), Coorparoo (a ground dove), Enoggera (corroboree place), Yeerongpilly (rain coming), Wooloowin (fish), Nudgee (green frog), Woolloongabba (whirling water) and Wynnum (breadfruit tree), show how indigenous history and culture have played an important part in the development of Brisbane city and its suburbs.