Brisbane (Australia): what to see

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What to do and see in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland in Australia, an itinerary between beaches and rain forests including spectacular landscapes.


Tourist information

Capital of Queensland and Australia's third largest city by population, Brisbane is located on the river of the same name, at a distance of about 40 km from Moreton Bay on the Pacific Ocean, between the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to north, easily accessible from Brisbane.

The city is named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, governor of the state of New South Wales, from 1821 to 1825.


When the state of Queensland became independent, separating from the colony of New South Wales, Brisbane became its capital.

The settlement of the first settlers in Brisbane dates back to 1842, a few years after the closure of a penal colony that was located in the area where the current city stands.

What see

Despite being a large metropolis, Brisbane is characterized by its peaceful atmosphere, lush gardens and numerous green spaces.


Thanks to the favorable climatic conditions, many outdoor activities can be practiced, including bicycle rides using the vast network of cycle paths.

To better admire the city, it is advisable to take a boat ride on the river.

Excursions to do include the great coral reef and rainforests, surrounded by very large spaces characterized by spectacular landscapes.

10 Best Things to do in Brisbane - Queensland City Guide (May 2021)


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