APCS 2021 - Visit Brisbane


2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors’ Forum 

Special Edition

Best of Brisbane Case Study Experiences

Extend your stay and discover Brisbane's backyard, a region defined by idyllic islands, rugged national parks and the freshest local produce.

Select your preferred Best of Brisbane Case Study Experience below or contact Brisbane's official Visitor Information Centre for further assistance.

Museum of Brisbane

History on the Hill

History on the Hill is an interactive walking tour that lifts the lid on the hidden histories of Spring Hill.  A must-do tour for lovers of contemporary and convict history alike; peel back the layers on one of Brisbane’s most beloved hives of history, creativity, and culture.

Key Insights

COVID-19 provided Museum of Brisbane the opportunity to re-evaluate their engagement with the public outside of the confines of an enclosed gallery space.  By bringing a curator’s approach to their walking tour product, the team have crafted an outdoor museum experience that appeals to both local audiences who are looking to stay culturally engaged and broader out-of-region tourism appeal for a post-COVID market.  Join the History on the Hill walking tour to find out more.

City Winery

Wine Blending Workshop

Work with one of the City Winery Winemakers or Sommeliers to blend your own bottle of wine.  After creating your own unique blend, you will bottle it, cork it and keep to enjoy at your leisure.  This interactive, fun session combines wine tasting education with wine making principles.

Key Insights

Fuelled by the premise that from adversity comes opportunity, The City Winery team used the COVID-19 lockdown to create and deliver a range of highly successful in-home experiences.  The initiatives included virtual wine blending workshops, 'Short Chefs' kids cooking classes and virtual degustation dinners.  During this time, City Winery also opened a pop-up cellar door venue in Brisbane CBD.  Join the Wine Blending Workshop to find out more.

Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Twilight Climb

The ultimate Story Bridge climb time begins as the day ends.  Twilight captures the perfect balance as the sun sets on the horizon and the city comes to life with lights.  Descend under the warm glow of the ever-changing Story Bridge multi-coloured lighting system.

Key Insights

The Story Bridge Adventure Climb team have diversified and augmented their adventure offering over the past 12 months, introducing the new Cantilever Lean Out and Walk the Plan add-on experiences.  In addition, the team have introduced a range of innovative solutions to manage the flow of guests and social distancing requirements pre, during and post climb.  Join the Story Bridge Adventure Climb to find out more.

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

Greater Brisbane Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight Package

Experience the magic of flying in a hot air balloon, soaking in a bird’s-eye view of Greater Brisbane while listening to Chief Pilot Graeme’s fun facts and stories.  Package includes a one-hour flight and restaurant breakfast post flight.

Key Insights

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights is a professional family run aviation business and the longest founding owner-operator in the South East Queensland region.  The owner and Chief Pilot Graeme Day ‘Gday’ has over 30 years ballooning experience across three continents and will share his tourism experiences and COVID-19 learnings whilst floating over Brisbane’s backyard.  Join the experience to find out more.

Sunset Safaris

Moreton Island Get Wrecked 1-Day Tour

Moreton Island is a unique paradise of golden beaches, rolling surf and beautiful freshwater lakes.  Experience transparent kayaking and snorkelling around Tangalooma Shipwrecks and slide down sand dunes in the desert on Moreton Island.

Key Insights

As one of the first tour operators to resume operations post COVID-19 lockdown, hear firsthand from Sunset Safaris about promoting and delivering a safe tour product through demonstratable measures. Embark on a journey to learn more about the process of diversifying into machinery businesses including Vehicle restoration, Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Cleaning and Vehicle Service.  Join the tour to find out more.   

Spirits of the Red Sand

Evening Theatre Show & Dinner

Meaningful and mesmerising, the Aboriginal live theatre and dinner experience takes you beyond Dreamtime to 1800s Australia when the British and Aboriginal ways of life collide. Told through an immersive, ‘roving theatre’ historical re-enactment including a three course dinner.

Key Insights

The Spirits of the Red Sand team have drawn on flexibility and curiosity to navigate through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Flexibility to act quickly and adapt and curiosity to explore new avenues. This includes building new infrastructure and the introduction of a new daytime experience to cater to new markets. Join the experience to find out more and share in 60,000 years of culture.

There are endless opportunities to explore Brisbane and the surrounding regions, click here to discover more