Welcome to Greater Brisbane...
Brisbane is surrounded by spectacular and diverse country as well as some lovely, leafy suburban centres.
Golden beaches spread along the coast both north and south of the city.The sparsely populated Moreton, North Stradbroke, and SouthStradbroke Islands create a protective cresent forming the calm and safe watersof Moreton Bay. The popular citysiders holiday destination of BribieIsland further north marks the end of a stretch of magnificent wilderness and great beaches right of the city's doorstep.
Inland, the densely forested hills of the D'Aquilar Ranges pass throughthe huge 28500 hectare Brisbane Forest Park. A tract of subtropical forest and hills offering superb scenic drives and walks just twentyminutes from the bustle of the city centre. To the south,towns such as Beaudesert give great access to Tambourine Mountain andthe Gold Coast's hinterland.
If planning a stopover in Brisbane, make sure you have enough time aside to explore the jewels on the outskirts of thislaid back, tropical city.