Once plain and frumpy, Brisbane has thrown off its staid reputation to become one of the most exciting cities in Australia. Showcasing year-round sunshine, stunning coastlines and casual lifestyle, Brisbane has become a magnet for young creative Australians. This influx has turned the Queensland capital on its head, creating vibrant cafés, offbeat shops and stylish hotels.
With 300 days of sunshine a year, the best Brisbane has to offer takes place outdoors. Take a stroll along the river, just steps away from the Marriott Hotel in Brisbane. The South Bank Parklands are a popular spot for running, skating and relaxing. The area is also the heartland of Brisbane's dining scene.
In Brisbane, hotel guests can experience outdoor adventure without leaving the city. Hire a kayak to paddle down the Brisbane River or even take a night kayak tour. What about leaving your Brisbane accommodation behind you to go on an urban bush bash in one of the city's myriad parks and reserves?
Your trip wouldn't be complete without visiting one of the city's fantastic outdoor markets, such as the Indie Twilight Market, with handmade wares, or the ever-popular Riverside Markets. Ask at your accommodation in Brisbane for more information.