The Layover: Brisbane Airport

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Brisbane's renovated International Terminal.

Your Preflight Checklist

Discover local restaurants, Aussie retailers, and periodic pop-up boutiques.

Burger Urge and (below) the bar at Brisbane River Grill.

By Elaine Glusac
Originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of Virtuoso Life.
EAT: Satisfy your Burger Urge with Outback-size beef and lamb options from Brisbane’s Carthew brothers. Head to Brisbane River Grill for grass-fed rib eyes and Queensland seafood ranging from popcorn Mooloolaba prawns to pan-fried snapper and soft-shell crab sandwiches.

SHOP: Kangaroo meat sold at the Australian Produce Store might challenge customs regulations, but the macadamia nuts and rain-forest honey are safe – and delicious. R.M. Williams carries classic Outback attire from the boots up.
DRINK: Fortify preflight with Boost Juice bar’s vitamin- and antioxidant-packed fresh fruit and veggie blends. Wine lists at Brisbane River Grill and Windmill & Co each feature nearly 20 Aussie vintages.
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(Terminal photo) Jen Dainer/Industrial Arc Photography