Brisbane is beautiful. There’s just no better way to say it. Water at every turn, and amazing natural habitats only minutes away. Perhaps it’s this that makes Brisbanites some of the friendliest, most welcoming people in the world.

Or, maybe it’s because it’s packed to the brim with awesome things to do. The music scene is bursting at the seams, with more festivals than you could manage to go to and an array of fresh talent emerging all the time. It is also home to Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art which boasts the biggest collection of modern art in Australia!  If going out is your thing, the restaurant scene is really starting to move – West End and Fortitude Valley will really get your taste buds tingling. If you want to take it a little further, Brisvegas will more than have you covered for a weekend of dancing and drinking. You can expect over 250 days a year of perfect sunshine down here in the South East of Queensland. While the summer may take some time to get used to initially (yes, it gets very hot), if wearing shorts and shirt, or a summer dress all year round appeals to you, then Brisbane has got you covered.

Brisbane boasts over 2,000 green parks and over 2,500 species of plants, which makes it a biodiverse paradise. If you need to be in the city but know you need your nature time just as much, then look no further.

It’s the only Australian city to rank on the Sustainability Cities Mobility Index! And with great initiatives in solar energy as well as it’s spaciousness (Brisbane is Australia’s largest city by land area), this is likely only going to get better.