Brisbane is the capital of Queensland – also known as the Sunshine State, and is the starting point for a lot of travellers, as it’s home to domestic and international airport terminals.
Lots of people fly into Brisbane from overseas and then hop on a domestic flight up to Cairns or down to Melbourne to begin their East Coast trip.
From the airport, it’s an easy 20-minute taxi or train ride to the city centre. The inner city has a free bus service that circles the city every 10 minutes, and a free ferry service along the river.
South Bank is one of the main precincts in Brisbane, located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River. It’s a great spot for exploring galleries and museums, as well as restaurants and bars. It’s also home to the 60 metre high Brisbane Wheel and the man-made Streets Beach. Fortitude Valley and the CBD are great for nightlife with rooftop bars, laneways and shopping – in particular the Queen Street Mall.