Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland, at the heart of which lies the beautiful Brisbane River. Looming large over the city is the imposing Mt. Coot-tha that is famous for the sprawling Botanic Gardens and panoramic views from its summit.
Brisbane is a patchwork of interesting neighbourhoods that have developed around the river, each with a distinct cultural flavour. The CBD stretches along the Brisbane River and is a picturesque blend of historic buildings with modern elegance.Places of Interest
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
- Mount Coot tha, Queensland
- Roma Street Parkland
- Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
- City Botanic Gardens
- Sea World Gold Coast
The river is central to the story of Brisbane and river cruises are the most cost-effective way to take in the scenic beauty of this bustling city. Cruise past Brisbane’s most iconic sights including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, City Centre, Story Bridge and all the way to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.Transport
Being a popular hub for international visitors to embark on their Australian adventure, Brisbane now has the third busiest airport in Australia. Brisbane airport is about 16 km northeast of the city centre at Eagle Farm and is just 20 minutes away from the city via the air trains that ply at regular intervals.
Brisbane has a superb network of travel and transport links that can be used with the simple and cost-effective Go Card. This cashless ticket can be used on city buses, trains, catamarans and ferries, making getting around a hassle-free experience for the traveller.Environment
Brisbane is defined by its subtropical climate and diverse natural environment. The meandering Brisbane River, inland waterways, bushlands and rolling hills add to the biodiversity of the city.
The Brisbane City Council is committed to protecting its natural environment and maintains numerous parks, open spaces and streetscapes to benefit the people and the city.Demographics
Brisbane has a population of over 2 million people with a majority of its residents being skilled, highly educated and culturally diverse. Brisbane has a working talent pool of over 1.4 million people and over 20 percent of the adult population hold a university degree. This has given Brisbane the momentum to grow into one of the fastest developing capital cities in Australia.
The Brisbane community is extremely multicultural, with a quarter of its population born overseas. More than 17 per cent of households speak a language other than English at home.