Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is a city washed by the Brisbane River and lies between the turquoise waterways of the Moreton Bay region to its north and the glorious Gold Coast to its south. With its sunny sub-tropical climate and the country’s only inner-city beach, Brisbane celebrates outdoor living all year round. Here, master chefs vie to create the coolest fusion cuisines at some of Australia’s trendiest eateries and bars. Visit the Brisbane Botanic Gardens overlooked by Mt.Coot-tha, or meet friendly Koalas at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. A free bus service circles the inner city, while a free ferry ride takes you along the Brisbane River lined with the city’s highlights. Don’t forget to climb atop the iconic Story Bridge for panoramic shots of this New World city. Kayak your way along the river, sunbathe by the beach, or go island hopping, there’s no end to the things you can do in this vibrant city!