Brisbane City Website Copy: Airtrain is the fast and stress free way to travel from Brisbane Airport. In 20 minutes you will travel directly to the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. Book your ticket online or show your delegate PDF at the Station, either way relax with our modern fleet of trains including Air-conditioning, free WiFi, restrooms on board and plenty of space for luggage. As a delegate you are entitled to an exclusive offer, use the promocode below to redeem at www.airtrain.com.au.
One of Airtrain’s city stations is the Fortitude Valley station, which is a short 10 minute walk from the Royal International Convention Centre. For those unfamiliar with Brisbane, you can use our online journey planner to map out your journey to the centre.
City Terms and Conditions: This offer is available for bookings made on the website between 1/6/20 to 9/7/20. Valid for travel from the 1/7/20 to 12/7/20. Tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. Your city ticket is valid for travel to and from all stations between the Airport and South Brisbane, including Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude valley, Central and Roma Street stations. Children 14 years and under travel free to city stations when accompanied by a paying adult and using paper ticket or e-ticket purchased from www.airtrain.com.au. For Airtrain’s full terms and conditions visit https://www.airtrain.com.au/terms-and-conditions/.
Food and Drinks
Distance from the venue: 4-minute walk
Whether you’re a resident, worker, retailer or visitor, King Street has something to satisfy every interest, craving and creative pursuit. This urban neighbourhood has art, culture, music and entertainment coursing through its veins, powered by good food, and with a welcoming community at its heart.
Howard Smith Wharves
Distance from the venue: 6-minute via car
Brisbane’s newest lifestyle and entertainment destination. Howard Smith Wharves is Brisbane’s newest riverside entertainment destination is located beneath the iconic Story Bridge, and celebrates the best of Brisbane. Originally constructed in the 1930s, they’re bringing life back to a historic space, with a waterfront entertainment area that provides the perfect setting to eat, drink, play and stay.
Breakfast Creek Hotel
Distance from the venue: 6-minute via car
The Breakfast Creek Hotel is arguably the most famous watering hole in Queensland and probably one of the top two or three in the country. It’s more than just a venue – it’s a major destination in Brisbane, one of the best-loved in the city.
Members of the Cavill family leased the hotel for a long period, more than 70 years, much longer than the traditional period of a hotel lease. Much of the hotel’s popularity can be attributed to the stability of these lessees, which allowed traditions to develop and generated the goodwill which is essential to the success of any business.
Museums and Art Galleries
The Old Museum
Distance from the venue: 3-minute walk
The Old Museum has been the site of cultural and educational facilities for over 125 years. The building was constructed in 1891 for the Queensland National Agricultural and Industrial Association. Due to financial problems encountered by the Association, the State Government took over the building in 1897 and leased the concert hall to the Brisbane City Council until the Brisbane City Hall was completed in 1930. From 1891 to 1930, the Old Museum Concert Hall was the main venue for concerts in Brisbane, including recitals by Dame Nellie Melba and Ignaz Paderewski.
Distance from the venue: 4-minute via car
FireWorks Gallery – known for exhibiting and promoting artworks by some of Australia’s best contemporary artists – is located in a renovated concrete warehouse, featuring an impressive double-storey void, at 9/31 Thompson Street, Bowen Hills.
Distance from the venue: 5-minute via car
Built in the 1880’s when local tradition was at its most opulent, Miegunyah is one of Brisbane’s most accessible Heritage Homes. Richly decorated with iron-lace balustrades, filigree columns and friezes, and furnished in the style of the late 19th century, Miegunyah is a living example of Victorian elegance and charm. Step through the wide cedar door way into the House Museum, be fascinated by exotic collectables from travels afar, learn about the people who lived at Miegunyah and ghosts that never left. Even glimpse the labours of 19th century housekeeping!
Exploring Brisbane? Download these apps first.
The Airtrain runs every 15 minutes in rush hour and every 30 minutes off-peak, departing from both terminals at the Brisbane Airport. It’s arguably the quickest way to travel between the CBD and the airport – taking just 23 minutes. The app provides full timetables – so you’ll have no excuse for running late again.
Download: App store
TransLink’s bus, ferry and train network will get you just about anywhere you need to go, and the app offers up timetables, a journey planner, real-time updates and a trip announcer that tracks your trip in real time – so even when you have no idea where you are, the app will alert you when you need to get off.
Anything you need to know about Brisbane Airport? Chances are, the answer is on this app. Check your flight status, grab the latest departure and arrival flight information, find parking information and deals, or check out where to shop and grab a bite before you board with the Brisbane Airport app.
Book your taxi for when you need it, track the cars live and receive fare estimates prior to booking with Black & White Cabs’ app. Oh, and it’s quicker than waiting in the queue at peak hour. Winning.
Skip the queue and book your trip home (or out) via Yellow Cabs’ app. There’s live tracking, ‘on approach’ notifications and the ability to favourite locations to save time when rebooking trips you take regularly.
Brisbane Airport has a dedicated pickup point for Uber and they’re widely available to catch at all hours of the night nowadays. Our recommendation? Get your Uber rating up by making friends with the friendly Uber drivers.
Eat and Drink
Sift through the city’s best restaurants and nab a table for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Choose from fine dining, your favourite cuisine or even alfresco eating and see if you can grab a deal from one of Brisbane’s fanciest restaurants.
Choose from more than 100 restaurants around Brisbane and book a table for breakfast, lunch, dinner … or all three. Find local favourites, newly opened venues or somewhere that serves a mean steak.
A queue? What’s a queue? Pre-order coffee and food from cafes around Brisbane through the Skip app and you’ll never have to wait in line – or carry loose change – again.
Brisbane prides itself on the three-hundred-and-something days of sunshine per year, but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. Don’t get caught out just because it’s sunny when you leave the hotel in the morning.
Weatherzone’s app not only offers up the weekly forecast, but also provides the humidity (trust us, you’ll need to know this) and the weather radar so you can check if there’s anything due to pour down from those dark clouds looming in the west.
If you haven’t heard of this one, download it right now. Plot, plan, colour code pins by category, go wild. Once finalised, import your plans into your Google Maps and off you go.