Hotel + Travel

Hotel Information

The 2019 Ungerboeck Unite Asia-Pacific Conference takes place at Sofitel Brisbane Central. Accommodation rooms are subject to availability so we encourage you to book with Sofitel Brisbane Central as soon as possible.

Sofitel Brisbane Central is conveniently located near Central Train Station in the Brisbane CBD. Transfers to and from the airport are a breeze; take the Airtrain (departing every 15 minutes) or a 20-25 minute Taxi/Uber ride.

Destination: Brisbane

As the capital of the Sunshine State, Brisbane is blessed with idyllic subtropical weather all year round. With award-winning food and wine, a jam-packed events calendar, adventurous activities, scenic weekend getaways and plenty to explore all over the city, there's an experience waiting around every corner.

Explore Brisbane City

The City offers discovery in every direction. Home to over 1,000 stores, including the largest range of flagship boutiques in Queensland, it's the state’s premier shopping destination.

The CBD is also a food and drink lovers paradise, with everything from burger joints and riverside bistros, to laneway bars and hidden cafes, as well as the most Good Food Guide-awarded venues in Queensland.

Click here to find out more on what the City has to offer.

Visit South Bank

Take a trip over the Brisbane River (via one of the city’s iconic bridges, ferries or CityCats) to discover what picturesque South Bank has to offer.

Stroll through the bougainvillea pathways; experience the City from a different angle as you ride the Brisbane Wheel; take a dip or build a sandcastle at the Brisbane Beach; dine on exotic delicacies from around the World… South Bank has something fun for everyone!

Visit the South Bank website for more information.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Only 12km from Brisbane City, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary with 130 koalas. Hold a koala, hand feed kangaroos, and meet a large variety of Australian wildlife in beautiful, natural settings.

For more information, visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary website.

Immerse Yourself in the Arts!

Southside of Brisbane is the home of culture! Along the river is Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), which welcomes over 1.3 million visitors to more than 1,200 performances each year. Enjoy live entertainment from music to theatrical performances to something more low-key.

Along the same stretch is the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). QAGOMA holds a Collection of over 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art, and stages a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions. It is also the home to the Children's Art Centre and the Australian Cinémathèque.

Treat yourself and your family to a memorable cultural experience by checking out QPAC and QAGOMA’s websites to view their upcoming performance and exhibition calendars.

Tangalooma Island

Tangalooma Island Resort is only a 75-minute catamaran cruise from Brisbane. The Resort is the perfect family holiday destination for guests seeking an understated yet unique adventure, educational or nature based experience - right on Brisbane’s doorstep on the incredible Moreton Island. Activities on offer include ATV Quad Bike Tours, Marine Discovery Cruise, the Desert Safari tour with sand tobogganing, Snorkelling the Tangalooma Wrecks and much more!

Have a bit of an adventurous side or just want to experience something a bit different? Then visit the Tangalooma Island website for more details.

Eat Street Northshore

Eat Street is a feast in every sense – the sights, smells, tastes and sounds come to life in this container food village every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Experience a range of multicultural delicacies while kicking back and relaxing to live music. Eat Street Northshore is a great place to meet friends, or explore with your family.

The best way to reach Eat Street using public transport is via CityCat. Cruise along the river to Northshore Hamilton Ferry Terminal, from here is it an easy 8 minute walk. Visit the Eat Street website for more information.

Explore North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island, or affectionately known as Straddie, is a sub-tropical island, located 30 km southeast of Brisbane, and is the world’s 2nd largest sand island: about 38 km long and 11 km wide! There is so much to experience on the island, from cultural and historical experiences to dolphin encounters; amazing bush walks with breathtaking views; stunning fresh-water lakes and beautiful gorges; pristine beaches; and up-close wildlife experiences, just to name a few!

Head on over to the Straddie website to read about everything the island has to offer, as well as travel and accommodation options.

Mount Coot-tha Lookout

A ‘must see’ for all visitors to Brisbane, Mt Coot-tha’s Brisbane Lookout offers spectacular panoramic views of the CBD all the way to Moreton Bay. Walking tracks are abundant through the National Park and the Lookout itself tells the story of the development of this iconic destination. A bustling café and award winning restaurant ensure the precinct caters to all visitors. Only 7kms from the CBD, the Brisbane Lookout is stunning during the day and a breathtaking wonderland of lights at night.

Read more about this uplifting adventure on the Mt Coot-tha website.


On the hunt for some local haunts guaranteed to dish out an amazing, lick-your-plate-clean meal? Try these central CBD favourites:
Sushi Edo (9min walk) for a delicious sushi-train style experience, 153 Elizabeth Street.
Le Bon Choix (8min walk) for those who have a bit of a sweet-tooth, 379 Queen Street.
Blackbird Bar & Grill (10min walk) for unforgettable steaks and cocktails with a view, 123 Eagle Street.
Pane e Vino (11min walk) for a mouth-watering Italian experience, 124 Albert Street.
Roti Place (12min walk) affordable Malaysian-style street food, 2/96 Albert Street.
Eagle Street Pier (12min walk) has a plethora of delectable restaurants to dine at for any budget, such as: Georges Paragon, The Bavarian, Saké Restaurant & Bar and Jade Buddha, just to name a few.

Howard Smith Wharves (13min walk) is one of Brisbane’s newest entertainment and lifestyle destinations. Positioned beneath the Story Bridge, it’s city and river views add yet another cultural dimension to our lively inner city. 5 Boundary Street.