Thursday, March 29, 2012

Get your short break city fix: arts, food, fashion and fun, Brisbane style!

Looking for an ideal short break in the city? Head to the Sunshine State to discover the hidden treasures of Brisbane, and you may just find yourself begin a love affair with this exciting and progressive city! 

Brisbane has really come of age in the last five years, and it delivers on all fronts: the very best in food, arts, entertainment, sporting, cultural and live music events. And all to be enjoyed amongst a sub-tropical climate in a stylish urban city scape and sprawling parklands that has Brisbane ranked as one of the most liveable cities in Australia. 

The creative pulse in Brisbane is going strong - design and the arts have become one of the city's greatest draw cards, and you can get your fix at galleries like Queensland Art Gallery and the evolving works on show at stunning GoMA. Shopping is a buzz, with a plethora of emerging and established designers having set up shops and studios in the trendy neighbourhoods of New Farm, Paddington, West End, and the pounding heart of the city, The Valley (where you'll also find some very cool clubs and bars!).

And the dining is absolutely world-class - vibrant, modern and forward thinking cafes, restaurants and classy bars have taken up residence across the city, so finding the ultimate romantic night out is literally just a case of a short walk from many hotels. 

Brisbane is a place without pretension, and that's why the locals and visitors alike love it so much. And all within easy reach of the beaches and mountains of the Gold Coast to the south, and the Sunshine Coast to the north. Brisbane has it all, just waiting to be discovered.

Check out some of the amazing special offers that Blue Holidays, the holiday program of Virgin Australia, have going at the moment - they've found some of the best hotels and made some really attractive packages for you to choose from that makes a short break to Brisbane even more tempting! We're talking 2 night packages including return flights from as little as $333 per person!

Visit to see some other fantastic short break escape packages to other Australian cities ... your next romantic weekend escape is just a click away! (images courtesy Tourism Queensland)

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