Brisbane is Australia's largest city in the sub-tropics, enjoying an enviable climate of hot, brilliant summers and clear, mild winters that makes it the ideal destination for visitors all year round. While Brisbane has all the facilities of a modern city it retains a friendly, easier pace of life, surrounded by parks, gardens and beaches.
From atop Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane's views unfold - stretching for miles in each direction. The city centre is compact contained in a single bend in the broad, meandering Brisbane river. Shining glass towers stand side by side with historic sandstone churches and the gleaming white stucco of the city's heritage colonial buildings.
Brisbane's attractions are not all contained within the central business district. Fauna reserves and theme parks let visitors experience our native wildlife at close range. Explore the inner residential quarters of Spring Hill and Paddington or the exclusive streets of Hamilton and Ascot to see picturesque unique Queenslander houses with their broad verandahs, intricate fretwork and iron roofs.