Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Brisbane

Learn about the unique charm of Brisbane with a stay in a private vacation home. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the biking, restaurants and shopping. Twin Peaks and Lombard Street are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Brisbane a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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)
Transport

Traveling 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 center. 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 around Brisbane?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,160 holiday lettings near Brisbane. From 315 Houses to 717 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Brisbane is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Brisbane?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 315 Houses in Brisbane. Our other popular types of Brisbane holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 717 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 10 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 10 self catering accommodations

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 129 holiday homes with pool available in Brisbane. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.