The state capital of Queensland, Brisbane, is Australia’s third most populous city, with 2.24 million inhabitants.
Brisbane’s central business district is located inside a bend of the Brisbane River, with the metropolis extending up to the river’s valley, between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range.
Brisbane has a desirable subtropical climate, with mild winters and hot, humid summers. From November to March is rainstorm season.
From the lush gardens of South Back to the sandy shores of Moreton Island, Brisbane is filled with notable attractions. Its Powerhouse Theatre is the stage for cutting-edge performing arts, while the temperate Queensland weather allows for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking year round in the lagoon or nearby islands.
Brisbane is fast becoming a cultural hotspot, with its trove of galleries and museums hosting world-class exhibitions. Heritage listed buildings meet with the eclectic shopping strips of New Farm and Fortitude Valley, giving Brisbane every claim to its cultural credentials.
Brisbane is connected via bus, rail and ferry services. The extensive transportation network also connects to regional, interstate and overseas destinations.