Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland known as the Sunshine State. With more than 2 million inhabitants, Brisbane is a cosmopolitan and dynamic city. To enjoy the sunny days, the South Bank is the ideal place! This neighborhood has an artificial beach and several restaurants and bars with a beautiful view of the river from the city. Take the time to catch a city boat tour then head to some must-see spots like the Botanical Garden and Kangaroo Point, the perfect place to see the sunset. From there you will be next to the famous Story Bridge, a postcard of the city, where you can walk along the river and admire the night lights of the city's skyscrapers. For the partygoers, the bustling Fortitude Valley is a bohemian neighborhood that brings together all kinds of bars, nightclubs, and artistic performances. In Rome Street Park you will find a beautiful park full of lakes, spaces to relax, and even outdoor barbecues. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the biggest koala sanctuary in Australia and for sure the number one site of those who visit the city. In this sanctuary of rescued animals, it is possible to see and feed koalas and kangaroos up close. Just 50 minutes by boat from Brisbane is the stunning North Stradbroke Island, a breathtaking island with clear blue water beaches. A little further away is the city of Gold Coast known for its long and beautiful beaches perfect for surfing or relaxing.
Which is the best place to be in Brisbane? The river divides the city between Northside and Southside. This division has created a kind of "competition" between the inhabitants of the city who claim that their place is where we live best.
Can one go hiking in Brisbane? Located less than an hour from Brisbane, Glass House Mountains National Park is home to 11 hills that are the result of volcanic activity more than 25 million years ago. The perfect place for those who enjoy hiking and climbing.