They say Queensland is beautiful one day and perfect the next. And they’re not wrong. If you’re moving to Brisbane – a subtropical city on the banks of the beautiful Brisbane River – you can expect a whopping 261 days of sunshine a year.
The stunning weather makes it perfect for outdoor activities. Swim in Australia’s only inner-city man-made beach at South Bank Parklands, go hiking up Mt Coot-tha and take in the spectacular views over the city, or sit and enjoy a cool drink in the Regatta Hotel – a 140-year-old pub on the river.
There’s so much to do in Brisbane – and thanks to great public transport links and the iconic CityCat ferries, it’s easy to get around. If you’re into the arts, you’ve the Gallery of Modern Art, the Queensland Art Gallery and State Library all side by side on the banks of the river.
You’ll find top entertainment precincts in Paddington, West End, Fortitude Valley, South Bank and many more parts of the city. Add to that world-class live music concerts at River Stage and the CBD’s many new laneway bars and eateries – and you’re spoilt for choice.