- Capital: Brisbane
- Population: 4,691,000
- Area: 715,309 sq mi
BrisbaneVisit Brisbane and you'll find a modern, vibrant city with a sunny, sub-tropical climate and unsurpassed natural beauty. Best of all, you'll find friendly locals keen to show you around this pretty riverside city. They love their city and so will you.
- Climb Story Bridge
- Visit South Bank - cross the Victoria Bridge to discover Brisbane’s cultural heart, home to world-class museums, theatres and event spaces
- Eat and drink your way around the city at cool cafes, waterfront restaurants and rooftop bars.
- Make the 1-2 hour drive to Gondwana Rainforests
- Cuddle a koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary just outside the city
Gold CoastWhether it's a family holiday, beach break or sophisticated resort, the Gold Coast has it covered. Find a hip bar and restaurant scene, great shopping, and cafés among the villages along the coast. Enjoy golf courses, thrill-seek your way around world-class theme parks or simply hit the iconic beaches and surf in year-round sunshine.
Watch the sun rise above sandy beaches and the sparkling Pacific Ocean – you’ll be spoiled for choice with the 57 kilometres of coastline. Walk along the sand with the locals, or head to Surfers Paradise for seaside fun and easy access to drinks and ice cream. Catch amazing waves at The Spit or Mermaid Beach.
Turn away from the beach and explore the magic of the Great Hinterland Walk. Pass through World Heritage rainforests Lamington and Springbrook, where you access an ancient volcano and spectacular waterfall amidst incredible beauty and native wildlife. Get up close with a crocodile or cuddle koalas at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.