IATA Airport Code: BNE
Population: 2.099 million (2012)
Coordinates: 27°28′S 153°02′E
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is centrally located between the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Like most large cities, most public transport options are available. Brisbane is spread out more then most cities so if you wish to venture out of the CBD a car would be the best most to get around and easier then the trains. With Gold Coast about one hour to the south or the Sunshine Coast only about two hours north there are plenty of beautiful natural areas to explore. From some of the best beaches in the world to lush rain forest and hinterland everything is easy in reach when visiting the area.
Mt Cootha lookout – for the best views of Brisbane!
Australia Zoo – home of the Crocodile Hunter and the Irwins
Southbank Parklands – premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind
Brisbane Museums – find a museum for any interest
Brisbane shopping – From Queensland’s premier shopping precinct – The City – to local favourites Fortitude Valley and Paddington, you’ll discover shopping experiences like no other in Brisbane. The City offers more than 1000 stores and the state’s largest collection of flagship stores. Fortitude Valley is home to local designers and high-end fashion at James Street and the Emporium, while Paddington is best for homewares, books, vintage and designer fashion