Brisbane embodies the best of Australia, with clear blue skies all year round, a subtropical alfresco lifestyle, a walkable riverside city centre, and stunning natural surrounds.
As the capital city of Queensland, known as the Sunshine State, Brisbane is an urban metropolis with a relaxed, warm, and welcoming vibe, providing the perfect climate to combine business and leisure incentives.
Brisbane’s incentive offering continues to grow, with a wave of new attractions and modern accommodation options in recent years that can offer delegates an itinerary filled with exciting urban and outdoor adventures. Enjoy the city’s vibrant bar and dining scene, taste the region’s culinary delights, and take the chance to cruise along the beautiful Brisbane River and beyond to Moreton Bay.
River to Bay
Spend a day enjoying Moreton Bay’s natural wonders, pristine islands and aboriginal culture with River to Bay’s themed adventure cruises. Chartered vessels (ranging from 10-38 people each) can take your group from the city out on exclusive island-hopping tours to snorkel shipwrecks, dine on local seafood on white sandy beaches and maybe even spot dugongs, marine turtles, koalas and kangaroos.
Brisbane’s first urban winery, City Winery, now has two locations to enjoy – their converted warehouse in the nightlife hub of Fortitude Valley and their new riverside city location that opened in May. Pair their wines with a private paddock-to-plate dining experience and chef-led degustation dinners at their modern Australian restaurant, with multiple private spaces for 15 to 150 people. Delegates won’t just taste the wine – they’ll blend it themselves, learning the techniques that expert winemakers employ to achieve the perfect taste and texture profile. Every participant in the wine blending workshop will take home a custom bottle of their very own creation.
Howard Smith Wharves
With remarkable views of Brisbane’s Story Bridge and city skyline and an impressive portfolio of event spaces, Howard Smith Wharves is Brisbane’s vibrant new riverside entertainment precinct. The ever-evolving precinct features unique indoor event spaces and unrivalled options for outdoor events, from rooftop terraces, pop-up marquees and intimate private venues nestled amongst the cliffs. Their newest venue, Felons Barrel Hall, offers beer tasting from the onsite brewery and is available for exclusive use for events with over 200 people. The precinct also includes a bevy of fine-dining restaurants and bars and The Fantauzzo, a luxury five-star Art Series Hotel boasting 166 modern hotel suites overlooking the Brisbane River.
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The world’s first superyacht entertainment venue, YOT Club, is now cruising from Brisbane city. The yacht offers multiple open-air private spaces or exclusive hire for up to 400 people with a 40-metre luxury lounge bar and stunning 360-degree views. YOT Club provides the ultimate luxury river cruising for your next event.
Sanctuary by Sirromet
Only 30 minutes from the city and surrounded by tranquil natural bushland, Sanctuary by Sirromet is a luxury glamping accommodation on the grounds of the multi-award-winning Sirromet Winery. Reward your delegates with an overnight stay in one of 18 new elegant and stylish tented pavilions nestled around Laguna paperbark trees, along with a wine tour and tasting, or private gourmet food and wine safari. Indulge in fresh, locally sourced produce at Restaurant Lurleen’s with amazing views across Moreton Bay, or hold a private event for up to 120 people in the Barrel Hall.
For more inspiration and information on hosting an incentive or business event in Brisbane, visit choosebrisbane.com.au.