See & do Much of Brisbane's attraction lies in the natural wonders situated nearby.
The elegant city of Melbourne is set on the banks of the Yarra River, the distinctive mid-1800s gold-boom era architecture blending with modern glass skyscrapers to create an exceptional cityscape Overview Arty Melbourne, with its hip cafes, lantern-strewn rooftop bars and thriving cultural scene, is one cool customer.
This sun-drenched Australian city often takes centre stage in the world of sport, and its theatres, galleries and shops are truly first class.
Meanwhile, the southern edge of the Great Barrier Reef reaches down towards the city, offering the chance to see thousands of different species of fish, turtles and whales within an easy drive.
Hit the Gold Coast for several world-beating amusement parks.
Food & drink Brisbane has a reputation for being a chilled out kind of place, which can be seen clearly in the city's culinary scene.
Dining often takes place al fresco thanks to the typically spotless weather, with restauranteurs priding themselves on local produce.Hip cafes are also popular – locals take the quality of their coffee rather seriously.Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria, but it is also considered Australia’s shopping, gastronomic and sporting capital, where history and culture collide with creativity and innovation.With paths turned into half-covered tunnels by metal ribs that are covered in floral decoration and trees and vegetation merging with modern architecture, it's a unique space, with a lively riverbank, a wooden pagoda and terrific markets on the weekend.There's also the iconic Wheel of Brisbane, which offers unbeatable views.To get to Cairns way up the western coast, it takes about 30 hours from Brisbane.