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“Brisbane", Capital city of  Queensland, Brisbane was named after a former governor, Thomas Brisbane, who was involved in the early development.  Located in southeast Queensland, the city has been built alongside of the Brisbane River. The climate in Brisbane is sub-tropical with temperatures recorded between 43 C at highest and 3 C the lowest. However it being in the tropical cyclone belt has been victim to several severe floods.

There are a number of established and popular universities in Brisbane including, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland and Griffith University. Many of the earlier Local Government Authorities (LGA) has been combined to form the single municipality in Brisbane which has control of much of the metropolitan areas. This is deemed to be the largest LGA in Australia.

Brisbane has a fast growing economy and sees an increase in blue collar and white collar jobs alike. There is a rapid growth in the IT services industry as well as in finance and administrative services for both governmental and non-governmental sectors. The state government is planning to establish industries around the “Smart State” concept which is an initiative to develop and retain, smart minds and help provide innovative solutions for the state.

The culture of the city is duly acknowledged with the nickname "Bris Vegas", which compares it to Las Vagas for its vibrant night life and entertainment scene. Many theatrical performances by groups such as The Queensland Ballet, Queensland Theatre Company and the Queensland Orchestra are held at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. There are also many other smaller theaters and venues where amateur groups and children could showcase their talents. Apart from these, Brisbane also has its own International Film Festival held each year to honor local as well as international artists.

One of the most popular out of city attractions in Brisbane is the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary located at Fig Tree Pocket which is a 20 minute drive from the city. It is not only the oldest sanctuary for koalas but is also the oldest. Apart from Koalas the sanctuary is home to a variety of other native animals such as kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and Wombats. In Toowong is the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium with its state of the art telescope and model exhibits of prominent events in astronomy such as the moon landing. The Cliffs of Kangaroo Point is another well known attraction for adventure lovers. It is known to be created by mining and forms the Brisbane Rivers bank. 

Places To Eat in Brisbane

Places to eat in Brisbane, your local guide to Cafes and Restaurant's in Brisbane, each with contact details, directions map and the latest offers on the table.


Places To Stay in Brisbane

Places to stay in Brisbane, your local guide to accommodation, Apartments, Cabins or Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds.


Things To See And Do in Brisbane

Places to see and things to do in Brisbane, the Queensland South East offers a vast range of places to see that are unique to the region. With beaches and National Parks in and around Brisbane, tours and so much more.