Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne. It is a well-structured city with sumptuous parks, well-equipped public libraries, clean streets, fresh and exciting atmosphere while having a relaxing pace.
Rain is rare in the city of sunny days, the only region with subtropical weather in Australia. This allows its residents to practice much outdoor sports.
Brisbane's city center is a charming piece, full of cafes, restaurants (that serve foods from different nationalities), fashion shops, entertainment, amazing gardens and park drawing harmoniously the city.
Cutting the city center is the majestic Brisbane River, which provides access to the beautiful Botanic Garden.
Outside the city there are 300 subtropical islands surrounded by clear waters and a huge variety of sea creatures, like the wild dolphins that can be hand fed at Moreton Island, for example. Further north, on Stradbroke Island, you can learn a little more about the history and Aboriginal culture, and enjoy the coastal beauty of its beaches.
If you like hiking, the Brisbane Forest Park is the ideal spot for your trips. With natural forests, trails, space for horse riding and cycling, for structured recreation, picnic and camping areas, Brisbane Park is perfect for those wishing to relax.
For greater contact with nature, the Australian Woolshed portrays the daily life of a sheep farm in Australia nowadays, offering visitors the chance to experience a bit of the Australian Outback.
With the beautiful beaches of Gold Coast (just an hour south) and the radiant sun of Sunshine Coast (only 90 minutes north), Brisbane is the ideal place to live with an excellent quality of life and enviable place.