Brisbane is renowned for the easy-going, relaxed atmosphere that inspired its playful nickname – ‘City of Sundays’. Still, the capital city of Queensland is filled with plenty to see, do and explore. Residents benefit from several interesting districts, a carefully cultivated café vibe, the attraction of a stunning riverside park, as well as a chock-full cultural calendar and a vibrant nightlife. 

Shopping in Brisbane

Shopaholics are sure to enjoy Brisbane’s wide range of designer boutiques and department stores. Numerous bustling markets dot the city squares, and the Queen Street Mall packs it in for those who prefer to stay in one place.

Brisbane’s independent shopping scene is concentrated around inner-city Brisbane. Fortitude Valley and Paddington are the top spots for fashion and vintage. Here one can spend the day trawling second-hand bookshops, record stores and specialty stores.

The main antique precincts are centred in Woolloongabba where there are quaint little boutiques to be found offering an array of eclectic gifts and homewares. Brisbane also has a growing market culture, with everything from farmer's markets selling ethnic and organic produce to those showcasing vintage fashion to be found on weekends all over town. 

Arts and culture in Brisbane

Brisbane is a city with some serious cultural credentials. The South Bank calls out to arts and culture enthusiasts, complete with the Queensland Museum, the Queensland Art Gallery and the Performing Arts Centre. These venues host an array of events and world-class exhibitions. Other cultural hotspots in Brisbane include the eclectic New Farm and Fortitude Valley. Walking around the city centre itself also reveals a range of public art and heritage buildings.

Sport in Brisbane

Sport, in true Aussie fashion, is also well catered for at the Brisbane Cricket Ground (known locally as the Gabba) and Ballymore, where the Wallabies defend their rugby pride. Those who are without a ticket for the game should head to the nearest pub or sports bar and watch the game among the lively locals – quite an experience in itself.

For people who want to do something more hands on, Brisbane has many recreational sports teams where expats can join locals to play football, cricket and rugby.

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