With almost 300 days of sunshine per year, Brisbane is truly part of the ‘sunshine state’. Locals and tourists love Brisbane for it’s vibrant city life, eclectic arts scene, walks surrounding the Brisbane River and its restaurants and bars. Popular attractions which are not to be missed are South Bank, Kangaroo Point, GOMA, the Story Bridge climb and Eagle Street Pier. Throughout the year, you can also catch events such as the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Paniyiri Green Festival, the Ekka, Brisbane Festival and Bridge to Brisbane. Outside of the heart of Brisbane, tourists and residents alike enjoy the Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens as well as popular hiking destinations such as Springbrook National Park, the Glass House Mountains and D’Aguilar National Park.
Though it is the capital of Queensland, Brisbane is located in the far south-east corner of the state and is only 1.5 hours away from the border of New South Wales. Only a short trip over the border are plenty more exciting places to visit on a day trip or for weekends away, such as Byron Bay and Mount Warning.