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Brisbane at a glance:
- Population: 2.6 million
- Distance from the airport to the central business district: 15km (approximately 25 minutes travel time)
- Famous for: Its river, tropical lifestyle and rooftop bars and dining
Dive a little deeper
Known as the River City, the clue is in the name when it comes to what makes Brisbane so special. The winding Brisbane River separates the city into smaller, personality-fuelled suburbs, each with their own special offering of places to eat and drink, and things to see and do. More than just a city of bustling boroughs, the best part about staying in Brisbane is that you’re half way between both the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast, making Brisbane the perfect jumping off point for a road trip north or south. No matter which direction you drive, each offers their own version of seemingly endless kilometres (57 and 60 kilometres respectively) of golden beaches, lapped by rolling waves.
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Queensland at a glance:
- Population: 5.2 million
- Capital City: Brisbane
- Famous for: Boasting five of the seven world heritage-listed sites in Australia, including Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
Queensland is known as the Sunshine State of Australia for a reason. With a tagline like that, it’s no surprise that the north plays home to the sunniest cities in Australia, some of which clock 320 guaranteed perfect days each year. What’s more, you won’t need a passport to discover World Heritage-listed rainforest, reef and outback, with so many diverse natural wonders all in one state. Queensland is home to history old and new - and from rainforests that pre-date the amazon, Australia’s largest collection of dinosaur bones, to the only living organism that can be seen from space, there is no shortage of things to do in Queensland. Brisbane Airport is the perfect launch pad to explore everything there is to see, with direct flights to the North, West and Central pockets of the state to maximise your time on the ground in Queensland’s adventure kingdom.
Learn more ask at Visitor Information desks or visit www.queensland.com
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