Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a big, modern city set on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are institutions including Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions, and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia’s major contemporary art museums. Looming over the city is Mt. Coot-tha, site of sprawling Brisbane Botanic Gardens, with panoramic views from its summit.
Area: 5,950 km²
Weather: 17°C, Wind S at 13 km/h, 68% Humidity
Local time: Friday 9:56 PM
Getting there: 14 h 15 min flight. View flights
Population: 2.099 million (2012) UNdata
Region: South East Queensland
Sports team: Brisbane Roar FC, Brisbane Lions, more