Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland, gives you the quintessential Queensland experience from a vibrant urban base world-class shopping, cutting-edge dining and busy nightlife. Brisbane lives and breathes its own brand of casual cool. Here, locals always have time for a chat, a lazy Sunday brunch is a must, a cheeky brew is never off the cards and the locals live for the great outdoors. From the city you can explore the region's spectacular natural features, including stunning marine life and white sandy beaches, pristine world heritage-listed national parks and luxury retreats. Not too far away are two of Australia's top holiday destinations - the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.