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Australia Gold Coast - Things To Do

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Brisbane
Brisbane - Photo ©  Teresa Plowright.
Photo © Teresa Plowright.
Brisbane -- affectionately known as Brissy-- is a bustling metropolis, Australia's third largest city and its fastest-growing one. Buildings from colonial times are scattered amid gleaming highrises, and the city brims with sidewalk restaurants (even in winter), wonderful riverside walkways and parks -- About.com's Guide for Australia Travel has an overview of Brisbane and the many great things to do in this booming city. A walking tour is a fine way to explore and learn some history.

Families should be sure to visit the Southbank area, which has a man-made beach-style aquatic play area that's a great success.

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