Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a large city on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions. Another South Bank cultural institution is Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia’s major contemporary art museums. Looming over the city is Mt. Coot-tha, site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
Discover Brisbane, the sunny, sophisticated capital city of Queensland.
Brisbane is a sub-tropical modern and diverse city that offers a range of appealing experiences for visitors, in a warm and friendly environment. The Brisbane region stretches from Bribie island in the north to City of Logan in the south, and Lockyer Valley in the west to Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island in the east.
The city includes cultural precincts made up of theatres, museums and international cuisine. Its sporting venues, conference facilities, cruise ship terminal, parklands, cafes, laneways and extensive river walks make Brisbane a vibrant metropolitan city. It is the third largest city in Australia and is home to nearly two and a half million culturally-diverse people. The city has an extensive music, sporting and cultural events calendar that make the most of the year-round temperate climate. The Brisbane region is home to national parks, coastal villages and has a countryside of historic towns, fertile farmland and rolling cattle plains at its doorstep.
Queensland’s buzzing riverside capital city is wedged between the ocean and rugged national parks. Brisbane is a cosmopolitan hub for arts, culture and dining but still retains a close connection with nature and a classic laid-back Queensland attitude. It’s also the gateway to the wonders of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.