The latest Australia edition of travel guide, Lonely Planet, describes Brisbane as ‘Australia’s hippest city’ – ahead of much more popular Sydney and Melbourne.
The guide describes Brisbane as an energetic town and listed its happening arts scene and nightlife, as well as great coffee and restaurants, as the highlights.
Lonely Planet also describes Brisbane as a “patchwork of urban villages, each with a distinct style and topography” and recommends that visitors move from village to village to experience the best in the happening city.
Brisbane also happens to be the second-fastest growing major Australian city as well as the most expensive city in the world for business travel.
Brisbane is the capital of the eastern Australian state of Queensland. Besides being a hip destination in itself, it also offers easy access to a number of major attractions including the Australia Zoo, fantastic beaches and nightlife on the Gold Coast and The Great Sunshine Way touring route.
As an added benefit for travelers flying from the city, Brisbane is also home to Qantas’ flagship catering center, assuring tastier and fresher food on the airline’s flights.
Qantas currently operates daily Boeing 747 flights to Brisbane from Los Angeles. The flight time from Los Angeles to Brisbane is just under 14 hours – the shortest duration for flights from the continental US to Australia.