While Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city, and the capital of Queensland, it still maintains an inviting, relaxed lifestyle, no doubt aided by the subtropical climate, meandering Brisbane River, relaxed café culture and friendly locals. It’s no shrinking violet though, with world class art galleries, great live music and a popular outdoor dining scene, Brisbane is the second-fastest growing urban center in the western world and is now being considered one of Australia’s “hippest cities”. The city’s universities are well-known for a range of academic programs which rank as some of the best in the country, particularly for education, communications and media. Those looking for professional experience can choose a local internship program. There’s never been a better time to live in Brisbane and students will surely appreciate not only the level of education, but quality of life, they receive here.
On Australia's subtropical east coast
In 1824, a southern state Governor sent a party of difficult convicts to found a new settlement in Queensland.
Taking advantage of the perfect climate and participating in or attending a sporting event such as Rugby Union, Rugby League, Australian Rules Football and surf lifesaving competitions
Watching a live band at one of the valley's funky clubs
Go whale-watching or just enjoy the beaches on one of the world's largest sand islands, North Stradbroke Island (or "Straddie"), located right on Brisbane's doorstep
Cycling along the Brisbane river, swimming at the large riverside lagoon, or simply grabbing a coffee along the city streets
Visiting the theme parks and beautiful beaches at nearby Gold Coast
Heading north, camping and four-wheel driving on Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island (World Heritage Island)
From the Blog
#11. The sun is a lot stronger. Consider this your warning, and don’t think you can get away with SPF 8 like you can on the Jersey Shore. I learned the hard way.