Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Brisbane

Learn about the unique charm of Brisbane with a stay in a holiday home rental. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the cycling, restaurants and shopping. Twin Peaks and Lombard Street are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Brisbane

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Brisbane a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (8.4 mi / 13.4 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Harding Park Golf Course (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • San Francisco Zen Center (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Circus Center (6 mi / 9.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Brisbane

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Brisbane is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Twin Peaks (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Palace of Fine Arts (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Mavericks (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Angel Island (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Brisbane

The nearest airport is in San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), located 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 10.8 mi (17.4 km) away.

Where to stay near Brisbane?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,162 holiday rentals near Brisbane. From 320 Houses to 708 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Brisbane for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Brisbane?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Brisbane:

  • Ashbury Heights: 159 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 620 holiday homes
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 736 holiday homes
  • Sunset District: 471 holiday homes
  • Union Square: 571 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Brisbane?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Brisbane. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • San Bruno Mountain: 2,122 holiday rentals
  • Stanford University: 558 holiday rentals
  • Painted Ladies: 2,187 holiday rentals
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,194 holiday rentals
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 2,163 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brisbane listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Brisbane?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 320 Houses in Brisbane. Our other popular types of Brisbane holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 708 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 11 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 11 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Brisbane?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 134 holiday homes with pool available in Brisbane. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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