Population: 1.8 million
Brisbane, Queensland's capital city is built upon the banks of the Brisbane River. The city bustles as a major center for the arts, a shopper's dream and a gourmet's delight. You can cuddle a koala, see sheep shearing or hand feed wild dolphins at Tangalooma Island Resort. As the base for the busy surrounding tourist destinations, Brisbane provides the perfect beginning for discovering the many wonders of South - East Queensland.
Brisbane is Australia's third largest city. Brisbane enjoys a sub-tropical climate of hot humid summers and mild dry winters. On the banks of the Brisbane River, the city's suburbs sprawl out to Moreton Bay and through the foothills of the D'Aguilar Range. Lookouts on Mt Coot-tha offer excellent views of Brisbane and its suburbs.
In the heart of the city is Queen Street shopping mall, and the city is compact and easy to explore. Brisbane is a scenic city, surrounded by hills and lookouts, with several impressive bridges spanning the Brisbane River.