Brisbane

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is a cosmopolitan and lively city that is home to many different types of scenery, including skyscrapers, parkland and even an artificial beach. Brisbane is a river city, although close to the coast, with Brisbane River running through it.

It is surrounded by hills and full of bridges. Brisbane also gives easy access to a number of attractions as well as the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

Brisbane has a number of Theatres including the Lyric Theatre, Cremorne Theatre and the Playhouse Theatre which are part of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre located in South Bank. The centre also houses a Concert Hall.

Home to numerous national sporting teams such as the Brisbane Broncos NRL Club, Brisbane Roar Soccer Club and the Brisbane Lions AFL team. Brisbane is a mecca for sports and was the host of the 1982 Commonwealth Games.

Brisbane also is host to some fantastic yearly events such as

The Ekka is the annual agricultural show of Queensland, Australia. Its formal title is the Royal Queensland Show. It was originally called the Brisbane Exhibition, however it is usually shortened to Ekka. Attractions at the Ekka include fairground rides, a Side Show Alley, animal parades, woodchopping competitions, agricultural displays and equestrian events. The Ekka runs for 10 days in August and attracts more than 60,000 visitors each day.

Bridge to Brisbane. Each year for 13 years the residents of Queensland have gathered for a run to help raise money for children with Autism, Queensland Kidstart and early intervention programs. Over the thirteen years of running for the children, there have been 250,000 participants help to raise over 3.15 million dollars for charities. The race is a fun, family oriented way to spend the day helping the children of Queensland. The entry cost varies and you can gather a team or run as an individual.

Brisbane Festival will intrigue, delight and inspire with a programme embracing dance, theatre, opera, classical music, visual arts, circus, sideshow and contemporary music. The Festival caters for an amazingly broad audience and is easily accessible with an extensive range of both free and ticketed events. Usually in September running for the month the Brisbane Festival attract a wide variety of visitors each year.

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the capital of Queensland entertainment. A truely natural beauty in Australia’s 3rd largest city.