In and around Brisbane

Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a large city on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions. Another South Bank cultural institution is Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia's major contemporary art museums. Looming over the city is Mt. Coot-tha, site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

 

Tours

Brisbane tours page for various tours around Brisbane

 

Handy apps for getting around

Airtrain

The Airtrain runs every 15 minutes in rush hour and every 30 minutes off-peak, departing from both terminals at the Brisbane Airport. It’s arguably the quickest way to travel between the CBD and the airport – taking just 23 minutes. The app provides full timetables – so you’ll have no excuse for running late again.

Cost: Free
Download: App store

Special offer for all conference delegates - $30 return to and from both domestic and international airports and the CBD.  Simply use the code Biotech18 for a website booking or download this letter to present at the Airtrain station at either airport.

 

MyTransLink

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.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

 

Brisbane Airport

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.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

 

Black & White Cabs

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.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

 

Yellow Cabs

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.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

 

Uber

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.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

  

   
 
 
 
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