The city of Brisbane is the third largest in Australia and the capital of Queensland. It is situated in the south east corner of the state, sandwiched between the Gold Coast to its south and the Sunshine Coast to its north. It lies on Moreton Bay which is formed between the mainland and both Moreton and Stradbroke islands which form its barrier from the swells of the Pacific Ocean. Brisbane also lies on the banks of the Brisbane River which flows through the centre of the city. Brisbane has a population of just over two million inhabitants. Like most Australian cities, Brisbane is a safe destination for tourists and has lots of attractions that lure tourists to stay there.
Brisbane has an international airport, many tourists come here first when entering Queensland. It has regular flights from all Australian capital cities, as well as many overseas destinations. It is the ideal place to start an Australian Holiday. Brisbane’s attractions include the Lone Pine Koala sanctuary, the late Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, a wonderful botanical gardens and many points of historical interest. The theme parks at Coomera, just north of the Gold Coast are only a short drive so places like Dreamworld and Movie World are easy to access from Brisbane. Like most major cities, Brisbane has a host of accommodation which is suitable for travellers of all descriptions. It also hosts a number of sporting events which bring visitors by the thousand to stay in the city. Brisbane sporting teams cover many codes and form part of national competitions. Both the Australian Cricket team and the Brisbane Lions Australian rules football teams share “The Gabba” for many sporting fixtures. In rugby league, the Brisbane Broncos and the states mighty “Maroons” share the hallowed turf at Lang Park or Suncorp Stadium as it is now known and the Queensland Reds, rugby union team call the stadium at Ballymore home. There are tennis centres, soccer pitches, basketball stadiums that all are home to national teams.