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Brisbane is the capital city of the state of Queensland, in Australia. Often ranked as one of the top twenty most liveable cities in the world, it is the third largest of Australia’s cities by population. The city has sponsored many international events such as the Commonwealth Games, the World Expo and the Goodwill Games. Brisbane has a variety of different suburbs. Brisbane is a global city and the largest economic centre between Sydney and Singapore.
Brisbane has developed into a large economic centre of Australia. IT, financial services and public administration are among white-collar sectors. Tourism also has a big economic significance, as the city has millions of visitors annually and hosts meetings, conferences, and many other events. The area has well developed science and technology industries and is a residence for many research institutions, such as the University of Queensland. Many companies are headquartered in Brisbane or have office space here. Examples include DHL Global’s Oceanic, Asia Pacific Aerospace’s headquarters, Virgin Australia, Credit Union Australia, and Boeing Australia. The Port of Brisbane is the one of the most important ports in Australia.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Brisbane has a lot to offer in terms of attractions. Major points of interest include the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the Queensland Conservatorium, the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, the Queensland Art Gallery, and the Brisbane Powerhouse. Interesting activities in the city include rock climbing, visiting the Jan Powers Farmers Markets, taking a balloon ride over Brisbane, and boating on the Brisbane River. Major annual festivals and events include the Brisbane Festival, The Ekka, Riverfestival, Brisbane International Film Festival, and Paniyiri Festival. Brisbane has a variety of restaurants, offering diverse cuisine options. The German Sausage Hut serves currywurst and sauerkraut. Il Centro is an Italian restaurant known for its crab lasagne. Make your way to Taj Mahal for Indian cuisine, or try Ahmet’s for Turkish fare.
Brisbane Airport is located just 20 km (12 miles) from the city centre. This airport operates regional flights, as well as routes to Asia, Europe, US, New Zealand and Middle Eastern destinations. Getting downtown from there airport can be accomplished via Airtrain, CoachTrans shuttle bus, public buses, taxis, or car rentals. Over land Brisbane is accessible by train, car and bus or over sea by boats arriving at Portside Wharf. Getting around central Brisbane is suited to pedestrians or cyclists using the designated pathways.