The city of Brisbane boasts an impressive accompaniment of facilities to host the variety of cultural events that so frequently occur within the city. The huge Parklands complex adjoins the Queensland Cultural Centre which houses one of Australia's finest art galleries, the State Library, the amazing Queensland Museum, and the Queensland Performing Arts Complex.
Brisbane's list of annual events is nothing short of bewildering. You'll be doing well if you can keep up with the ever plentiful variety of events on offer. The continued and varied array of events and exhibitions held by Brisbane attract various artists.
If you're not into the whole 'events' thing then don't worry - the Brisbane CBD is pumping with plenty of cafes, cinemas and funky little niche shops. But if the inner city turns you off then don't despair!
The ever popular South Bank area which adorns the southern side of the Brisbane river opposite the CBD offers a more chilled and relaxed retreat from the sometimes overwhelming nuances of city life.
Most of the action, however, occurs in the inner suburbs. Brisbane's restaurant and cafe scene has blossomed in recent years and you'll find there's no shortage of great places to eat. Many of these places have take full advantage of the pleasant climate and provide many outdoor eating areas. Away from the city centre, there are clusters of restaurants in Paddington, Fortitude Valley and New Farm, on the South Bank and in the West End.