Innovative, modern and welcoming, Brisbane has been rated in the top 30% of the world’s fastest growing cities and in the top 10 cities in the world for lifestyle and talent.
A well-connected and walkable city, Brisbane enjoys a subtropical climate with an average of 283 days of sunshine every year.
Welcome to Brisbane
One of the best ways to get to know Brisbane is through the eyes of a local. Brisbane’s friendly Greeters are proud and passionate volunteers who are keen to share Brisbane’s stories, show you some great spots and introduce you to our vibrant city.
There are more than 100 Greeters who can help you find your way in more than 20 different languages.
Brisbane Greeters is an ambassador service that is offered on a complimentary basis so that you are able to go behind the scenes of the city to really connect with Brisbane.
Click here to book your free tour of the city!
What’s on in Brisbane
To find out what events are happening while you’ll be in Brisbane, please see the Brisbane Events 2020 calendar.
To help make planning your free time in Brisbane easier, there are a number of suggested Itineraries that you can choose from which include activities ranging from cuddling koalas and seeing wild dolphins to tasting the best fresh local produce and swimming at Australia’s only inner-city beach in the pristine South Bank Parklands.
To help navigate your way around Brisbane, here is a suggested list of app that may come in handy:
TransLink’s bus, ferry and train network will get you just about anywhere you need to go, and the app offers up timetables, a journey planner, real-time updates and a trip announcer that tracks your trip in real time – so even when you have no idea where you are, the app will alert you when you need to get off.
Anything you need to know about Brisbane Airport? Chances are, the answer is on this app. Check your flight status, grab the latest departure and arrival flight information, find parking information and deals, or check out where to shop and grab a bite before you board with the Brisbane Airport app.
Book your taxi for when you need it, track the cars live and receive fare estimates prior to booking with Black & White Cabs’ app. Oh, and it’s quicker than waiting in the queue at peak hour. Winning.
Skip the queue and book your trip home (or out) via Yellow Cabs’ app. There’s live tracking, ‘on approach’ notifications and the ability to favourite locations to save time when rebooking trips you take regularly.
Brisbane Airport has a dedicated pickup point for Uber and they’re widely available to catch at all hours of the night nowadays. Our recommendation? Get your Uber rating up by making friends with the friendly Uber drivers.
Eat & Drink
Sift through the city’s best restaurants and nab a table for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Choose from fine dining, your favourite cuisine or even alfresco eating and see if you can grab a deal from one of Brisbane’s fanciest restaurants.
Choose from more than 100 restaurants around Brisbane and book a table for breakfast, lunch, dinner … or all three. Find local favourites, newly opened venues or somewhere that serves a mean steak.
A queue? What’s a queue? Pre-order coffee and food from cafes around Brisbane through the Skip app and you’ll never have to wait in line – or carry loose change – again.
Brisbane prides itself on the three-hundred-and-something days of sunshine per year, but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. Don’t get caught out just because it’s sunny when you leave the hotel in the morning.
Weatherzone’s app not only offers up the weekly forecast, but also provides the humidity (trust us, you’ll need to know this) and the weather radar so you can check if there’s anything due to pour down from those dark clouds looming in the west.
If you are flying into the Brisbane airport, we have secured a discounted rate for UMT 2020 delegates on Airtrain. This will allow you to pre-purchase your return train travel from the airport to the Brisbane CBD.
Valid for Booking on the website from the: 27th October 2020
For Travel dates between: 1 November – 8 November 2020
Tickets: Return CBD $25.00 PP
Only redeemable online at www.airtrain.com.au
Please note: If delegates book outside the above travel dates the normal fares will apply.
Instructions to purchase:
- Head to www.airtrain.com.au
- Select the Book Tickets button
- Select From destination as the Airport Domestic or Airport International
- Select To destination as Brisbane and choose Central station:
- Select Return button
- Choose departure and return date
- Select the amount of passengers
- Enter passenger details
- Select Credit Card or Paypal
- Press Got a Promo Code? Click Here and type in the promo code UMT2020
- Enter payment details
- Select the check boxes and press the Confirm booking button
City Terms and Conditions: This offer is available for bookings made between 27 Oct 20 to 8 Nov 20. Valid for travel from 1 Nov 20 to 8 Nov 20. Tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. Your city ticket is valid for travel to and from all stations between the Airport and South Brisbane, including Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude valley, Central and Roma Street stations. Children 14 years and under travel free to city stations when accompanied by a paying adult and using paper ticket or e-ticket purchased from www.airtrain.com.au. For Airtrain’s full terms and conditions visit https://www.airtrain.com.au/terms-and-conditions/.