Queensland – Capital City Brisbane

Top 10 School Holiday Activities for Children

Queensland offers a multitude of activities for adults and children.

Visit the Great Barrier Reef
Visit the Gold Coast Theme Parks
Go Camping on Fraser Island
Climb or abseil Brisbane’s Story Bridge
Sail the Whitsunday Islands
Visit Outback Queensland
Go Surfing on some of Australia’s most famous surf breaks
Visit Australia Zoo
Whale Watching
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


Top Festivals Brisbane


Formerly known as the Royal Queensland Show, the Ekka is held at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre and showcases all of Queensland’s culture, resources, produce and initiatives.  With more than 400,000 visitors every year, the Ekka is Queensland’s most popular festival and is held in August each year.


The Riverfestival began in 1998 and is a week-long festival that celebrates the Brisbane River.  It is a held in September each year at the South Bank Parklands.

Brisbane International Film Festival

This annual festival is held in Brisbane in July/August each year and focuses on documentaries, short films, feature films, late night thrillers and children’s films.  There are special screenings all around Brisbane.


This new festival which only began in 2014 is dedicated to celebrating craft beer in Australia.  To be held in late March each year, the festival takes place in more than 30 venues and consists of beer tastings, gourmet food, home brewing for beginners, cook offs and beard growing competitions.

Brisbane Festival

This is an annual arts festival held for three weeks in September each year in Brisbane.  Programs available include theatre, dance, opera and contemporary music, comedy and circuses.


Map of  Brisbane