Accommodation and Travel in Brisbane

There are organised discounts and special offers for InCoB 2023 conference delegates. Below are details for each of these hotels and details for how to book will be included in your confirmation email, after registering.

HotelPrice in AUDDistance to TRI,
Oaks Brisbane Woolloongabba Suites from $223 per night750 m, 10 mins walking
Quest Woolloongabba from $256 per night 1.8 km, 23 mins walking
Hotel Chino from from $237 per night750 m, 10 mins walking
Gabba Central Apartments from $175 per night 2.0 km, 25 mins walking
Brisbane Street Studios from $147 per night 700 m, 9 mins walking
PA Apartmentsfrom $154 per night1.1km, 15 mins walking
*rates are subject to change and are subject to availability depending on room type

See Google Maps for location of hotels listed above.

Conference Venue : Translational Research Institute

Sights to see in Brisbane

South Bank Parklands
Free Entry into South Bank Parklands.
South Bank Parklands is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect
place to relax and unwind.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Discover over 70 species of Australian native animals in a beautiful, natural bush setting at the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary. Meet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos, marvel at the playful platypus, and enjoy a full daily schedule of keeper talks and activities, including Sheep Dog Show and Wild Lorikeet Feeding. Amenities: free wiFi everywhere, parents’ rooms & cafes.

Roma Street Parkland
Take a stroll through the Parkland’s 16 hectares to see some exceptional sights, including the Spectacle Garden in Colin Campbell Place – a world-class garden showcasing a host of colourful and unique subtropical foliage and flowering plants. There’s also a stunning rainforest walk and plenty more. Visit on a warm day, and you’ll see plenty of Eastern Water Dragons lounging throughout Roma Street Parkland’s rocks and pathways, soaking up the sun. To learn more about the scenery, don’t miss a free guided tour – they run throughout the year, registrations required. Free Entry into Roma Street Parklands.

Mt Coot-tha (Summit) Lookout
One of Brisbane’s most popular tourist attractions it is a must-see for visitors to Brisbane. The lookout boasts the best view of the CBD and well-known Brisbane landmarks. Beautiful by day and spectacular at night. Mt Coot-tha Lookout is the highest point in Brisbane with remarkable panoramic views of the city and Moreton Bay. Take in the scenery, enjoy refreshments from the cafe, and use the free Council Wi-Fi.

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Garden

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha are recognised as Queensland’s premier subtropical botanic gardens. Founded in 1970 and officially opened in 1976, the 56-hectare gardens open daily from 8am-6pm in summer (September to March) and 8am-5pm in winter (April to August).  Access to the gardens (via pedestrian entrances) remains open to the public 365 days per year with no entry fee. Find out more about various facilities in the botanic gardens, including opening hours. The Spotted Gum Trail can be accessed via the Australian Plant Communities Garden from 8am-4pm daily.

Queensland Museum
Plan your visit to Queensland Museum (no entry fee), located at the Queensland Cultural Centre, South Bank. They are open daily from 9:30am to 5pm. SparkLab, some exhibitions and events have an entry fee and tickets can be purchased online. On your visit you can relax and recharge at the cafe or purchase a souvenir or unique gift from the Museum Shop.

Day Tours

Hop on Hop off bus Tour
Riding aboard a hop-on hop-off bus, explore Brisbane top attractions and hear informative commentary about the sights while on board. Set your own pace to go sightseeing at your choice of landmarks including the heritage-listed City Hall and discover cultural sites such as the Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery. When a stop interests you, simply disembark from the open-top double-decker bus. Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours from first use. When traveling with your family, enjoy the savings of the family pass.

Gold Coast, Queensland
The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It’s famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It’s also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s Mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest.

Moreton Island Day Tour (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard)
Spend a blissful day on Moreton Island exploring the beaches, snorkel sites, and enormous sand dunes during this full-day tour from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, or the Gold Coast. Travel with an experienced guide in a rugged 4-wheel drive vehicle, going from sea to sand as you snorkel at the Tangalooma Wrecks and kayak around the coral reef, then head inland to try sandboarding on the dunes. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach and soak in the tropical scenery of Moreton Island on this fun-filled tour.

Springbrook and Tamborine Rainforest Tour
Discover the diverse wildlife of South East Queensland when you travel to the Springbrook plateau, Numinbah Valley and Mt Tamborine on a full-day tour from Brisbane. Enjoy a leisurely walk in Springbrook National Park to see two stunning waterfalls, Natural Bridge and a glow worm cave. Have time to relax and enjoy the waterfalls.

Byron Bay Tour
Byron Bay is a coastal town located on the far-north coast of NSW, Australia. Home to
Australia’s most easterly point and the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse, the region is known for its spectacular beaches, unique shopping and dining experiences, world-class festivals, and
vibrant community spirit.