With near-perfect weather, a relaxed and laidback vibe, great restaurants and bars serving the bounty of Australia's Sunshine State, Brisbane is a fantastic destination.
Australia's third-largest city is sometimes overlooked in favour of the resort towns of the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, but travellers booking cheap flights to Brisbane will discover that there is more than enough to hold their attention.
Brisbane, once a closed penal colony, scores very highly for quality of life. Social life is centred on the South Bank. With its own artificial beach, restaurants and cafes, cinemas, galleries and museums, canals and fountains, this is the place to see and be seen.
From Mt. Coot-tha Lookout there are views of Brisbane and, if it's a clear day, Moreton Bay and the mountains to the south west.
A local delicacy not to be missed is Moreton Bay bugs, otherwise known as the Bay lobster, and for sports fans, the Gabba, centre for all of Brisbane's Cricket and Aussie-Rules games is a must-visit.
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