Brisbane, the state of Queensland’s capital, is known for its youthful zeal, charming vibe and 280 days of sun a year. Australia’s third largest city that is near perfect all year round, and its proximity to many of Queensland’s major tourist destinations has helped make it into a Mecca for visitors to Australia.
Populated city after more well-known Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane is actually Australia’s fastest growing and most diverse destination.
The Brisbane central business district stands on the historic European settlement and is situated inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River, about 15 kilometres (9 miles) from its mouth at Moreton Bay.
The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River valley between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range, sprawling across several of Australia’s most opulous local government areas.
While Sydney is a bit more global and Melbourne is known for it's European charm, Brisbane offers the most local Australian culture. Where Sydney may have the beaches and Melbourne may have the culture (definitely not the weather), Brisbane lays claim to both, which are just two of the many reasons to make this eclectic hub your next must-see destination down under.
Explore the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), housed in two riverside buildings at South Bank. The collection consists of more than 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art, and the gallery presents a diverse program of Australian and international exhibitions. Visit The Henderson Gallery, which focuses on working with First Nations Artists, artists who are or were prisoners and first-time exhibitors. The Institute of Modern Art (IMA) in Fortitude Valley is also worth a visit. Brisbane also boasts an exciting live music scene. Check out the line-up at The Triffid, or for a rollicking good time, head to Lefty's Old Time Music Hall, an all-American saloon with live country music and southern bar snacks.
Brisbane experiencing extensive economic, population and cultural growth has become a multi-faceted and multi-cultural city perfect for business travel. As the gateway to Australia's most popular tourist attraction, the Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane has excellent transportation links, with the non-curfew international airport just a 20-minute drive from both the central business district, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, and Royal International Convention Centre – Brisbane