Springtime in Brisbane is ace. The (relative) chill of winter has passed and the scorch of summer is yet to come – a perfect time to book your car hire in Brisbane and come for a visit. Here are three reasons to grace Queensland's capital with your presence this spring.

Oktoberfest Brisbane (October 6-8 and 13-15)

Do you love beer and food? Of course you do. Well, you can get your fill of incredible German and Bavarian beer, bratwursts, pork knuckles, sauerkraut and more at Brisbane's Oktoberfest.

Yet there's not just beer and food to be enjoyed at Oktoberfest. There are opportunities to learn more about German and Bavarian culture, and to soak up traditional forms of entertainment like the Bavarian Oompah band "Munchner Buam", the yodeler Heidi and the Alpenrosen Dance Group.

Go for a cruise

Brisbane is known for its river that snakes through the city's heart. What better way to soak in the sights than from a boat?

River City Cruises is a company that runs boating tours all year round. A one and a half hour guided tour will be plenty of time for you to relax and get a feel for the place from a new perspective. The most iconic sights of the city will be passed along the way – the Story Bridge, the City Centre and the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

Tours depart daily from Jetty A in South Bank Parklands, at both 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m..

Brisbane Festival (9-30 September)

September is the month of the Brisbane Festival. Running for three weeks, the festival has an enormous variety of things to see and do – theatre, music, art, comedy and cabaret. There are more than 70 events in total, so you may be hard pressed to see them all.

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Highlights would have to include a performance by indie pop band London Grammar, the show "Onstage Dating", where Bron Batten will have a different first date live on stage for five nights, and the fireworks display at the festival's close.

There you have it – three fantastic reasons to bring yourself to Brisbane. If you decide to come, make sure you get your car hire in Brisbane from a company you can trust, like East Coast Car Rentals