Your Hyundai A-League club guide: Brisbane Roar

The end-of-year holiday period is the ideal time to match your Hyundai A-League obsession with a sun-drenched summer break.

Check the fixture list and book in a trip to Brisbane to get a feel for football the Queensland way.

GETTING THERE

Brisbane Airport caters to domestic and international flights and is likely to be your first stop in the River City.

Based around 25 kilometres to the north-east of the CBD, the airport provides bus, train and hire-car options for getting to your destination.

Regular flights from around the country are also scheduled into Gold Coast Airport, which is just over an hour's drive via the M1.

ATTRACTIONS

The Goodwill and Victoria Bridges not only provide stunning views of the Brisbane River, they also connect the CBD with the must-see South Bank.

Borrow a CityCycle bike and cruise over to explore the hive of arts, entertainment, restaurants and cafes.

Other popular spots for riverside dining include Eagle Street Pier - which has been restored to its former glory after the 2011 floods - and Eat Street Markets, a more casual weekend treat for foodies in the inner-city suburb of Hamilton.

And if you'd rather a wider space to cool down than South Bank's man-made beach, Brisbane is the perfect base for excursions north to the Sunshine Coast or south to the Gold Coast.

Both are renowned for their beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyles and are popular spots for all ages.

Climbing the Story Bridge or exploring the Botanic Gardens are ideal for nearby outdoor activities.

GAME DAY EXPERIENCE

Part of what makes Suncorp Stadium a world-class venue is the nearby entertainment precinct on Caxton Street.

An array of restaurants and pubs make for brilliant pre and post-match festivities and, like the stadium, are within walking distance of the Roma Street railway and bus station.

TransLink also provides handy bus services directly to and from Suncorp Stadium for fans around Brisbane. 

When it comes to the match itself, there’s no better place to be than Bay 332.

Located in the Northern End, it's home to the club’s largest active supporter group known as The Den.

The Southern End of the ground offers a family-friendly alternative with cheap ticketing options for kids.

And if you're taking in an afternoon match from the Western Stand, just be sure to bring sunglasses!

Brisbane Roar fans