Brisbane Airport

Layover Sightseeing, Fun, Dining, and Adventure in Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport, Your Australian Adventure Begins Here

Brisbane Airport is not just your ordinary airport where you get to stay for a few hours while waiting for a flight or where you can grab a bite while having a layover. Brisbane Airport has more to offer than what meets the eye. There are plenty of things to do and places located a few minutes away to explore.

A resident artist is hosted every year in Brisbane Airport to keep things as entertaining as possible during you visit. Opera Queensland, for one, had been a resident artist in the airport that featured surprise performances on both terminals.

Top Things To Do and See in Brisbane Airport

Dreamtime Journey

Dreamtime Journey

The gift shop is a celebration of indigenous Australian trinkets and local artistry. It features a range of crafted gifts handcrafted by Aboriginal artists. Here is where you can take home boomerangs, jewellery, print canvases, and didgeridoos.


Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

A visit in Brisbane would be incomplete unless you experience its famous river. A cruise would be the best way to do so. What makes a cruise even better? A great dining experience. All this and more when you book in one of the ferry cruises located near the airport.


Circus Arts

The first and only flying trapeze in Brisbane, Circus Arts is just a few minutes away from the main terminal. The attraction also features a flying trapeze classes hosted by professionals. School holidays, workshops, and private sessions can also be booked via the Circus Arts team.


Tangalooma Whale Watching Cruise

Just a short minutes away from the Brisbane Airport is a whale watching cruise hosted by the Tangalooma Island Resort. Try out the “island life” if you decide to stay over through the night. There’s high-speed catamarans on site perfect for searching humpback whales in the area.


Air Combat Centre

Be immersed in a 2 F/a-18 Super Hornet Simulator Experience or go behind the cockpit of a Jet Airline at the Air Combat Centre. Experience flying, the speed of sound, as well as the ground rush after releasing a bomb. Feel the need for speed? This is the place you should be.


Fort Lytton National Park

A more laid back experience can be enjoyed at the Fort Lytton where an extensive history of the military history of Queensland is hosted. There’s regular military re-enactment shows and guided tours. Admission, tours, and parking are free during Sundays and public holidays.

Eat & Drink

Brisbane Eat & Drink

You can find a plate perfect for your palate here in Brisbane Airport. There’s Wasabi Warriors for unique flavours to try, The Coffee Club for aromatic drinks, and Hungry Jacks for a grab of your favourite bun. You can also check out Sushi Sushi, Wok on Rail, and Sushi Rail for your Asian flavour cravings. Transit Tavern, Burrito Bar, and Spoon Deli Cafe are also situated on site. Bar Roma, KFC, Krispy Kreme, Red Rooster, and Trader are also available inside the airport. Your appetite will always be satisfied even on layover stays.


Brisbane Accommodation

There are plenty Brisbane Airport accommodation options from hotels, apartments, flats, home hotels, and B&Bs to check out when planning to stay near the airport. Novotel Brisbane Airport, Pullman Brisbane Airport Hotel, and ibis Brisbane Airport Hotel are top hotel accommodations available just a few minutes away from the airport. You can also check out popular Airbnb homestay options located near the Hamiltons, apartment for rents near Nundah, and private rooms near the racecourse and the Portside Wharf.

How to Get Here

There are plenty of Brisbane Airport Transfers to choose from. There’s plenty of shuttle services, taxi, public transportation, and train services to bring you to and from the airport. Car rental services can also be booked to bring you from the airport to Brisbane’s main city or vice versa. It is a short 20-minute ride via the Airport Link to get to the airport from Brisbane City. Traveling to the Gold Coast will take you an hour from the airport. Surfers Paradise is also a convenient hour drive from Brisbane Airport.

Getting Around

Travel around Brisbane Airport and the nearby attractions via a car rental to have full control over your time and your travel itineraries. You can also book a shuttle rental to get from the airport to a tourist destination in mind. Taxis are also plenty but can be costly when getting around and checking nearby scenic spots and tourist destinations. Buses and ferries would be a good choice for getting around the area. Some buses do require go cards while other buses offer paper tickets that can be bought on the terminal. A letter “P” in front of the route destination indicates that the bus is a pre-paid bus service.


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