Getting Around

Getting Around Brisbane

BrisbaneBrisbane is a compact, connected city, ideal for walking and getting around via the many scenic river and bridge walks. The city's efficient transport network makes it easy for visitors to find their way about the city.

The Centre's central city location is convenient for visitors with easy and direct access to an efficient citywide transport network of buses, trains, taxis and the river's high-speed regular catamaran service. The city to airport Air Train operates from the South Brisbane train station, adjacent to the Convention Centre.

The City's international and domestic airports are only a 20 minute taxi ride from the city centre and the Convention Centre.

Airtrain - Catch the Airtrain from South Brisbane station to Brisbane’s international and domestic airports. Tickets are available for this service from the Client and Visitors Services Centre located in the Main Foyer.

Bus Services – South Bank is serviced by two bus stations: The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station cnr of Colchester and Tribune Streets, South Bank. For more information or to help plan your journey please click here.

City Cats – A popular and speedy way to travel the river. CityCats operate everyday and stop at the South Bank River Terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the CBD, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank Terminal 1 and 2 on the Clem Jones Promenade.

Taxi – Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre on Merivale Street, at Mantra South Bank on Grey Street. There is a taxi drop off located at the Convention Centre Grey Street entrance.

Trains - South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street.

For information about public transport visit for more information on go card, transfer rules and alternative services or call 13 12 30 anytime.

Quick Facts

  • Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is an easy 10 minute walk from the CBD
  • Airport to Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is a 22 minute ride by Airtrain
  • CityCat river ferries operate daily and have a total of 17 embarkation points


Brisbane has a humid, subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers. Average temperatures during summer hover around 30°C, but the summer months are known to have some very hot days. Hats, sunscreen and protective clothing is a must during these days.

Things To Do

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

GOMAThe Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is a single institution located across two adjacent river-side buildings in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane's South Bank. QAGOMA holds a collection of over 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art, and stages a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions. It is also home to the Children’s Art Centre and the Australian Cinémathèque. Read more...


Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Brisbane Botanical GardensThe Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha (located on Mt Coot-tha Road at Toowong) are recognised as Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens , displaying distinctly different gardens arranged in thematic and geographical displays. Founded in 1970 and officially opened in 1978, the 56 hectare botanic gardens are open every day of the year between 8am-5.30pm from September to March. Read more...

Queensland Museum

Queensland MuseumQueensland Museum is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland. The Museum houses permanent and changing exhibitions and also provides in-depth education experiences, innovative public programs, early childhood activities and entertaining holiday activities. Read more...

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Village Roadshow Theme Parks 

With a choice of six unique venues famous for their exhilarating rides, exciting shows and amazing animals, Village Roadshow Theme parks is Australia’s best adventure playground.

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