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Brisbane : General Information

Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia with a population of around 1.6 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city is located in the southeast corner of Queensland (27.5oS, 153oE) and is 960 km (596miles) north of Sydney and 97 km (60miles) north of the Gold Coast. Greater Brisbane comprises over 180 suburbs and localities and covers an area of 1,141 sq. km (440 sq. miles).

Brisbane is a river city making full use of its enviable environment. The Brisbane River winds gently through the city and serves as a delightful way to explore the area. And there is so much to explore. A day in Brisbane might include international standard shopping in the Queen Street Mall; a swim, rainforest walk and lunch at South Bank Parklands; feeding dolphins at Tangalooma, then in the evening dine in world class restaurants and finish with a late night river cruise. But there's more! Take some time to discover the Botanical Gardens, take an enchanting stroll through Fortitude Valley and Chinatown and a cruise out to the Bay Islands. With so much to do you may need to stay a while longer!

Brisbane has a subtropical climate with temperatures ranging between 20-29 C (68-84 F) in summer and a very pleasant 9-20 C (48-68 F) in winter. Brisbane has an average annual rainfall of approximately 1150 millimetres (45inches) and 242 glorious days a year of sunshine. Standard time zone for Brisbane is UTC/GMT +10 hours. Please note there is no daylight savings in Queensland.

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