The third largest city in Australia with cultural and entertainment attractions
Dishes you can't miss
Crustacean from Australia.
Grated carrot, apple, and raisin salad
Salad made of grated carrot, raisins, and apple.
Spreadable paste made from yeast extract.
Oatmeal cookies and dry coconut.
Typical food of Brisbane, Australia
The cuisine of Brisbane is the result of a mixture of European, Asian, and Polynesian influences. It is mainly based on ingredients that include kangaroo, emu, and crocodile meat, offering exquisite and traditional dishes.
One of the dishes that you can taste in Brisbane is "Yabby," a unique crustacean from Australian waters. To prepare them, they are just boiled in water with salt and pepper. Another dish is "Grated carrot, apple, and raisin salad," a salad made of grated carrot, lettuce, red apple, coconut flakes, raisins, and lemon juice, that can be served with cottage cheese and grilled chicken strips. "Vegemite" is very popular in Brisbane, a brown paste with a salty taste made from yeast extract, that can be spread on toast, used as a condiment in other foods, and as puff bread stuffing.
To accompany your meals, you can try different wines from the Australian vineyards, either Chardonnay or Malbec. Beer is also very popular. Cooper's® is one of the most consumed in its different presentations: Mild Ale, Dark Ale, or Best Extra Stout.
For dessert you can taste "Anzac Biscuit," cookies made with oatmeal flakes, flour, dried coconut, sugar, golden syrup (refined sugar cane juice), and baking soda.
To enjoy the authentic food of Brisbane, you can visit Customs House Restaurant, which serves a menu of Australian food made with techniques and ingredients of Māori origin.
If you travel to Brisbane from December to March, we recommend wearing light clothes made of linen or cotton, and always using sunscreen.
Remember to bring a jacket or sweater for the cooler months from May to September.
Brisbane has a rainy climate during the warm season, so we suggest bringing an umbrella or raincoat, if you travel during these months.
The weather in Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane has a subtropical climate with an average annual temperature of 20 °C (68 °F). The average maximum temperature is 25 °C (77 °F) and the minimum is 16 °C (60 °F), being January the hottest month and June the coldest. Rainfall accumulates 1,186 mm (46 inch) in 122 rainy days throughout the year, although the hottest months are the rainiest. The lowest temperature recorded in Brisbane was on June 19, 2007 with a minimum of - 1 °C (30 °F).
What to bring by season
Cold season (May to September): this season in Brisbane has mild days with highs between 21-24 °C (69-75 °F) and cool nights with temperatures ranging between 10-14 °C (50-57 °F). July is the coldest month of the year. The rains are light and not very common, being September the driest month with an average of 35 mm (1.3 inch). We recommend bringing a sweater, a jacket, short and long sleeve T-shirts, pants, an umbrella or raincoat, and waterproof shoes with non-slip sole.
Warm season (October to April): the weather is warmer than in the previous season, with maximum temperatures of 29 °C (84 °F) in January. These months have the most abundant rains, with an average between 97-172 mm (3.8-6.7 inch) in 10-14 rainy days, being February the wettest month. The humidity in these months is high, so the thermal sensation is higher. We recommend wearing
light clothing made of natural materials, sunscreen, a cap or hat, sunglasses, a swimsuit, and bringing a light sweater for cool evenings.
Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is the third largest city in Australia. Lord Brisbane founded the city in 1824 and it was named in his honor. This port city offers many cultural and entertainment options.
The cultural and historical venues that you can visit during your stay in Brisbane are Brisbane Museum, Queensland Museum, and Custom House, an icon of the city that is characterized by its Victorian-style architecture, that currently hosts cultural and business events. Other tourist places include King George Square with sculptures of lions in bronze, the anglican cathedral of St John, and Old Windmill, the oldest building still standing built in 1828, which is currently an observatory.
Story Bridge is one of the most representative structures of the city. It is a bridge with more than 20 years of history that crosses the Brisbane River from Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire area. You can also visit Roma Street Parkland, a sub-tropical garden in downtown, considered the largest in the world. If you also want to be in contact with the animals of the region, you can visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can have contact with these tender animals and see other species such as kangaroos and wallabies.
***The official currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD).