Brisbane City skyline © Tourism Australia

Brisbane City, Queensland © Tourism Australia

Lincoln Lewis’ guide to Brisbane

Picnic benches surrounded by bushland at Venman Bushland National Park near Brisbane © Shiftchange / CC0

Venman Bushland National Park, Mount Cotton, Brisbane, Queensland © Shiftchange / CC0

Woman walks along a jetty at Wellington Point in Brisbane © Tourism and Events Queensland

Wellington Point, Brisbane, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Top tip

If you need to buy a swimming costume while you’re in Brisbane, use the local term: “togs”.

Doughnut stall and kombi van at Eat Street Markets in Brisbane © Tourism Australia

Eat Street Markets, Brisbane, Queensland © Tourism Australia

Interior view of the Terrace bar at Emporium Hotel in Brisbane © Emporium Hotel

The Terrace, Emporium Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland © Emporium Hotel

Did you know?

Before Europeans arrived, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people referred to the patch of land on which central Brisbane now sits as Meanjin, or “place shaped like a spike”.

Couple window shop along James Street in Brisbane © Tourism and Events Queensland

James Street, Brisbane, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

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Farmers with cattle at the Royal Queensland Show in Brisbane © The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland

Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), Brisbane, Queensland © The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland

Swimming pool next to a bar at the W Brisbane © W Brisbane

W Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland © W Brisbane