Australia's third largest city, Brisbane is both modern and traditional. A place where sandstone cathedrals blend seamlessly with steel and glass skyscrapers. Lively and cosmopolitan Brisbane boasts several interesting and diverse districts (precincts) that feature great outdoor cafes, a network of parks that meander along the bank of the river that is ubiquitous throughout heart of this city. A vibrant nightlife, great restaurants, and serious shopping opportunities abound, as do outdoor activities and adventures, beach experiences and accommodations that reflect the sub tropical climate, pace and disposition of its easy going, but very sophisticated population.
Brisbane is the perfect hub for exploring its wide variety of outer lying regions, all reachable in a 60 minute drive. The expansive waterways of Moreton Bay beckon with its myriad of pristine islands, white sand beaches, and all types of water sports. More beach opportunities can be found on the surf beaches of the Gold and Sunshine coasts en route to the seaside town of Redcliffe, the rainforest and picturesque countryside of Pine Rivers, Caboolture and the Glasshouse Mountains.