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The Best of Brisbane

Brisbane might not be one of Australia’s most visited destinations – with many tourists opting for the more popular spots like Sydney, Melbourne and Perth – but that doesn’t mean it has nothing to offer.

Brisbane is the largest and most populous city of the state of Queensland in eastern Australia. Today it is attracting more and more visitors from around the world to discover its vibrant arts scene, bustling nightlife, beautiful historic buildings, and luxury hotels and restaurants.


Get there

Charter a private jet to or from Brisbane with Chapman Freeborn. Brisbane is serviced by Brisbane Airport and Archerfield Airport, both of which are less than ten miles from the city. Further afield there is also Toowoomba Airport, located around 80 miles away. Contact us today for a quote if you’re interested in flying into or out of any of these airports and we’ll be delighted to help.


Visit the Gallery of Modern Art

Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art is a wonderfully striking angular building constructed from glass, black metal and concrete, which immediately captures the attention of visitors and passers-by.

Inside, it houses a constantly changing series of exhibits including photography, film, installations, sculptures and paintings. It is widely regarded as being the leading institution for the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific and has pieces that any art lover would appreciate.


Eat out

There are a number of fine dining restaurants dotted around the city serving many different cuisines from around the world.

Try out Sake Restaurant and Bar or Sono Japanese Restaurant for delicious sushi, E’cco Brisbane for a taste of modern Australian fare, or Gerard’s Bistro for surprisingly authentic Middle Eastern dishes. For something really special head to Esquire where the chef creates a degustation featuring anything from 14 to 21 courses every night using the freshest ingredients.


Explore the Laneways

Brisbane has a series of crafty Laneways that house a number of artisan cafes and coffee houses and impeccably designed street art.

Burnett Lane is brimming with colourful art, cool bars and coffee shops. Eagle Lane is where you’ll find the professional crowd letting their hair down at the weekend in chic live music venue Brooklyn Standard, or head further north to Fortitude Valley where you’ll find a range of adorable independent shops and boutiques that are perfect for picking up pieces that are a little different from the norm.


Get out of the city

There are so many amazing places not far from Brisbane that are worth getting out of the city and exploring.

For a taste of Australian beach life then head to Moreton Bay, a gorgeous coastal spot with sandy islands and regular sightings of whales, turtles and dolphins. Or, why not travel to the nearby Granite Belt Wine Region where you can visit several vineyards and taste the wine that has become increasingly recognised around the world since 2013.