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.
- continue to Brisbane Whale Watching