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Brisbane, host city for the Conference, is a modern, dynamic, sophisticated and cosmopolitan city with a friendly and relaxed lifestyle. Australia’s only sub-tropical capital city, Brisbane is the hub of the nation’s premier tourist region, and within an hour of some of the world’s most famous beaches, the legendary Australian Outback and Great Barrier Reef Islands, making it the ideal destination for easy access to pre and post Conference touring.

Here are our top five ideas on how best to enjoy Brisbane

People at the South Bank beach


Enjoy an alfresco breakfast amid the 40 acres of South Bank Parklands.

Explore the nearby art galleries, museums and sites of the cultural precinct. Be sure to stop in at the Gallery of Modern Art to view their latest exhibition and impressive collection of modern and Indigenous artworks.

A koala sitting in a tree


Take a river cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – the world’s largest koala sanctuary. The combination of the natural surroundings and wildlife make this a memorable day out.

Brisbane's botanic gardens


See the sunrise and the early morning city views with a walk in the Botanic Gardens.

Three peopl exploring Brisbane city


See Brisbane through the eyes of a local and book a Brisbane Greeters walking ‘journey’ for a first-hand look at what makes our City’s heart beat.

Fashion and boutiques on James Street


Head into James Street, Fortitude Valley to visit the fashion and lifestyle boutiques, and enjoy lunch at one of the many bistros.

Coastline of Fraser Island


Within an easy drive of the Conference venue, are the coastal tourist meccas of the Sunshine and Gold Coasts and the spectacular Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world with its massive sand dunes, lush rainforests and beautiful lakes.

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