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Where else but Queensland will you find a city like Brisbane - warm and welcoming, colourful and cosmopolitan, has perfect weather and is abuzz with arts, entertainment, sporting and cultural events.

Queensland’s sub-tropical capital, Brisbane is modern, fresh and sophisticated, and thrives on its outdoor lifestyle. Enjoy a year round calendar of events, alfresco dining, funky shopping precincts and a range of cultural and recreational experiences worthy of Australia’s fastest growing capital. Explore the scenic Brisbane River which meanders through this vibrant city, or venture further and visit the surrounding highlights.

If shopping is a holiday priority, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Brisbane – from the international Tiffany and Co. to local legends Easton Pearson, from farmer’s markets to factory outlets. The Queen Street Mall offers hundreds of specialty stores, while Fortitude Valley, Riverside and South Bank host popular weekend markets.

Brisbane’s award winning dining scene sets the pace for foodies everywhere, with trendy Modern Australian, elegant silver service, exotic ethnic, cool café society and plenty of alfresco options. When the sun goes down, Brisbane hits overdrive with funky bars and clubs, casino and river cruising to enjoy the night away.

From big name Broadway shows to local productions, contemporary live arts to sporting events, there’s always something happening in Brisbane. Riverfestival, Brisbane’s yearly cultural extravaganza is a highlight, with spectacular fireworks, endless entertainment and a party for all!

Beyond Brisbane is an exceptional array of regional treasures. The aquamarine waters of Moreton Bay are a sanctuary for abundant marine life including whales (June to November) and dolphins. Travel west to find forests and mountains, country charm and romantic retreats. The Gold and Sunshine Coasts’ sandy beaches and glorious green hinterlands are right on Brisbane’s doorstep.

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