As the Capital of The Sunshine State, this beautiful riverside city offers its visitors the best of both worlds! Here, you will not only find a cosmopolitan city full of culture and great dining but will also be surrounded by world-renowned nature and beautiful weather to enjoy it. This vibrant, friendly and walkable city is the perfect destination to accompany your time at the World Trauma Congress.
South Bank Parklands
An absolute must see in Brisbane, the 17 hectares of Parklands offers its visitors an inner-city beach, tree lined walks, museums and a large variety of shops and restaurants. Home to river views and a year-round calendar of free events, take a stroll through this stunning part of Brisbane to experience the Capitol’s premiere lifestyle and cultural destination.
Get up close and personal with Australian wildlife at the world’s largest koala sanctuary. Only 12km from Brisbane City, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is home to 130 koalas. Here you can hold a koala, hand feed kangaroos and meet a large variety of Australian wildlife. Adult tickets are $36. Open daily from 9 am- 5pm. For more information please visit: koala.net.
The City Botanic Gardens
Escape from the hustle of the city and unwind in Brisbane’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. The gardens are a perfect place to enjoy a leisurely stroll, read a book or just kick back and enjoy the city’s great weather. To explore the gardens, take a self-guided walk using Brisbane City Council’s point of interest map or take a free guided walk, leaving twice daily- at 11am and 1pm- from the property’s rotunda.
The Brisbane River
See the city from the river on the Brisbane City Ferry, CityCats. The ferry offers the prettiest Commute around the river city, operating seven days a week with regular services every 15 minutes for most of the day. Hop on the red ferry, City Hopper, for a completely free ride from Sydney Street to North Quay.
Queens Street Mall
A great place to get a feel for the city, the Queens Street Mall is Brisbane’s central shopping and eating district. Here, you will find a multitude of shops, restaurants and cafes as well as live entertainment and buzzing streets.
Take a short trip out of the city and enjoy world class white sand beaches, lush rainforests, and the famous relaxed Aussie lifestyle. Here, you can spend the day on the beach, visit the iconic surfer’s paradise ‘Glitter Strip’, explore the Hinterlands or have a thrill at one of the many Amusement Parks. Only an hour drive out of the city, the Gold Coast is the perfect place to unwind before or after WTC 2020.
If you lack a car, Airtrain operates a 90 min service from the Brisbane airport to Gold Coast every 15 to 30 minutes. For more information please visit: www.airtrain.com.au/gold-coast-connect
The Trauma 2019 Secretariat has arranged discounted accommodation rates at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth for conference delegates. Accommodation can be booked through the online registration system from Friday 1 March 2019. Please note that full prepayment will be required for all accommodation bookings by Friday 30 August 2019.
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