Whether you're looking for the cuddly critters of the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, or the warm light of the Sunshine Coast, a stay at Brisbane hotels puts you in reach of the many offerings of Australia's Queensland region. This somewhat hilly city on the Brisbane River is replete with water views and outdoor parks, including Musgrave Park and the botanical gardens of Mount Coot-tha.
The Heart of the City
The city's Central Business District is a great place to stay if you want to ditch the car and be able to walk to the shops of Queen Street Mall. There are plenty of cheap Brisbane hotels along Queen Street, which is desirable for its centralized location. Another popular area to stay is near South Bank, which is an especially good choice for those who seek out arts and culture on their vacations, as the performing arts center is right nearby.
Night owls may want to stay close to the bar and restaurant action of the West End, New Farm, and Paddington neighborhoods. And another place to find Brisbane cheap hotels is near the city's Chinatown, which is awash in exotic souvenirs. Further from the city limits, you can opt for boating, rock climbing, and biking, and sun seekers may want to flock to a nearby island.