If you’re travelling to Brisbane to visit the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) we recommend taking time to explore the stunning Cultural Precinct and other attractions in the city.
Cultural Precinct, South Bank
QAGOMA is part of the Cultural Precinct, South Bank – an innovative arts precinct at South Bank that houses the state’s major cultural institutions including the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, and the Queensland Museum. This unique cultural precinct is adjacent to the South Bank Parklands and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Visit Brisbane for some of the country’s finest restaurants, most electric events and the best shopping in the state. While you’re here, take a break and feel the sand between your toes, the calm of our turquoise water or the crisp mountain air. With so much on offer, you’ll never want to go home.
For a comprehensive guide to where to play, stay, shop, eat and drink in Brisbane, go to visitbrisbane.com.au.
You may like to join a free Brisbane Greeters tour and enjoy inside knowledge on Brisbane’s arts & culture, wining & dining, heritage & architecture, sites & attractions.
Virgin Australia Travel Packages
Visit Virgin Australia for travel packages to Brisbane including flights, accommodation and tickets to exhibitions. Accommodation only packages are also available. For more information, telephone 13 15 16.
Places to Stay
The Gallery partners with a number of hotels to offer great value packages, including exhibition tickets. Take advantage of the great offers below during your visit to Brisbane. All packages are subject to availability.
Sofitel Brisbane Central
So Cultural at GOMA Room Package
See the 'Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth' exhibition while treating yourself to a weekend of pure indulgence.
Overnight accommodation twin share | 2 tickets to ‘Cai Guo Qiang’ | Daily buffet breakfast at Thyme2 Restaurant | From $270 per night | Make a booking directly | For further information visit the website, email or phone (07) 3835 3535.
During the ‘Cai Guo Qiang’ exhibition, Sofitel guests can access a special 20% discount off QAGOMA Membership and a 10% discount at the QAGOMA Store.
Sofitel Brisbane Central | 249 Turbot St, Brisbane
For the love of art
Emporium Hotel is Brisbane’s leading luxury boutique Hotel, renowned for is exquisite design and beautiful detailing. Stay amongst the action or relax with a cocktail on the pool top terrace. Offering a range of customised accommodation packages to meet your needs, including California Design and Cai Guo-Qiang exhibition tickets, massages and gourmet picnics. To make a reservation call (07) 3253 6999 or visit the website.
Emporium Hotel | 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
City view one bedroom apartment | 2 tickets to the exhibitions ‘California Design 1930–1965’ or ’Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’ | From $189 per night | For reservations visit or phone (07) 3034 3700.
Evolution Apartments | 18 Tank Street, Brisbane
Hilton Brisbane Hotel
Overnight accommodation in a Hilton Guest Room | 2 tickets to the exhibition ‘California Design 1930–1965’ or ‘Cai Guo Qiang’ Falling Back to Earth’ | Breakfast in Vintaged Bar + Grill | Late check-out up to 1.00pm | Priced from $255 per room per night based on double occupancy | For reservations visit our website or phone 1300 445 866 and quote PR44CC.
Hilton Brisbane Hotel | 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
M on Mary Apartments
Overnight accommodation in a One Bedroom Executive | 2 tickets to the exhibition ‘California Design 1930–1965’ | Late checkout of 12.30pm | From $169 per night | Minimum 2 night stay | For reservations visit
M on Mary | 70 Mary Street, Brisbane
Brisbane Marriott Hotel
Overnight accommodation in a Deluxe City View Room, 2 full buffet breakfast in Motion Bar & Grill from $219 per night* | Tickets to ‘California Design 1930–1965’ and ‘Cai Guo Qiang’ Falling Back to Earth’ available for purchase at Front Office | To book, visit the website, call 07 3303 8000 or email | *Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. See website for more detail.
Brisbane Marriott Hotel | 515 Queen Street, Brisbane
Mercure Brisbane King George Square
California Design and Cai Guo-Qiang Cultural Getaway Package
Enjoy Overnight accommodation in a Mercure Superior Room | 2 tickets to ‘California Design 1930–1965’ or ‘Cai Guo Qiang’ Falling Back to Earth’ | Full buffet breakfast for two in Bistro Allure | Late check out until 12 noon | Complimentary Wi-Fi | From $249 per night | For reservations visit the website, email or phone 07 3222 1125.
Mercure Brisbane King George Square | Cnr Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane
Midtown Brisbane Apartments
We're a new central city apartment hotel just a short walk to QAGOMA. Celebrate your visit to Brisbane with a visit to the ‘California Design 1930–1965’ or ’Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth' exhibitions. Book direct with Midtown Brisbane and receive a 10% discount off the best available rate for your accommodation. Exhibition tickets are available to purchase from reception | For reservations quote promotional code 'Brisbane', visit our website or phone (07) 3211 1116.
Midtown Brisbane Apartments | 127 Charlotte Street, Brisbane
Pullman Brisbane King George Square
California Design and Cai Guo-Qiang Cultural Getaway Package
Enjoy Overnight accommodation in a Pullman Deluxe Room | 2 tickets to ‘California Design 1930–1965’ or ‘Cai Guo Qiang’ Falling Back to Earth’ | Full buffet breakfast for two in Bistro Allure | Late check out until 12 noon | Complimentary Wi-Fi | From $270 per night | For reservations email or phone 07 3222 1125.
Pullman Brisbane King George Square | Cnr Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane
California Design and Cai Guo-Qiang Art Lovers Package
Overnight accommodation in a Superior Room on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night | 2 tickets to ‘California Design 1930–1965’ or ‘Cai Guo Qiang’ Falling Back to Earth’ | Full buffet breakfast for two in The Brasserie on the River | Car parking | From $279 per night | For resrevations visit, email or phone 07 3221 1999.
Stamford Plaza | Cnr Edward & Margaret Streets, Brisbane
Tangalooma Island Resort
Stay an extra day
Only 75 minutes from Brisbane with over 80 tours and activities, Tangalo oma Island Resort is a perfect island escape for visitors seeking a unique adventure, educational or nature based experience in a truly relaxed environment. Hand feed wild bottlenose dolphins and stay in comfort within 50 metres of the beach.
For more information contact 1300 652 250 or visit the Tangalooma website
Getting to QAGOMA
Visit our Travelling to the Gallery page for maps and transport information
We also have a fact sheet available for tourism operators containing comprehensive information about QAGOMA.