Australia's third largest city, Brisbane is located almost directly between both the Sunshine and the Gold Coast (only a moderate 1-2hr drive away), which boast dozens of beaches and forests.  

Brisbane is a modern city and thriving centre of culture, food, and entertainment. You can curl up with a book by the State Library of Queensland’s floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the river, interact with an exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, or enjoy to some spoken poetry at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The Queensland Performing Arts Centre also offers a range of plays, musicals, and dance exhibitions over the year, and Suncorp Stadium often hosts various concerts and sporting events.

Brisbane’s food scene has also boomed, with some of Australia’s best restaurants located here. Spread throughout the city, rooftop bars and restaurants overlooking the river serve incredible food and drink. Whether it’s for a light snack, a drink with friends, or a three-course meal, you’re sure to find the perfect one within the many options dotted all over the city.

It’s called the sunshine state for a reason - while some more southern cities are said to go through four seasons in one day, Brisbane's subtropical temperatures are predictable and steady, and almost always sunny, boasting around 300 sunshine days/year. With hot summers to spend at the beach and very mild winters, Brisbane weather is the perfect balance between hot and cold. 

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