Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane’s metropolitan area has a population of approximately 2.5 million, and the South East Queensland metropolitan region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.6 million.
The Brisbane central business district stands on the historic European settlement and is situated inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River, about 15 kilometres (9 miles) from its mouth at Moreton Bay, a bay of the Coral Sea. One of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane was founded upon the ancient homelands of the indigenous Turrbal and Jagera people.
Brisbane is a city for the senses; walking under impossibly blue skies around this foot-friendly city opens up a world of experiences. A well planned series of paths and bridges connect the city centre to South Bank, as well as many of our urban villages that tease the river’s edge as it bends the city, its parks and gentle skyscrapers.
Brisbane’s inner-city suburbs and neighbourhoods each have a different personality to experience. From strolling between shops in Paddington’s cute Queenslander cottages, to partying late in Fortitude Valley, checking out South Bank or exploring the city – there is always something to keep visitors busy!