Brisbane, home of the Yuggera and Turrbal people, is the capital of Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State. Brisbane has a large and growing cultural precinct located in South Bank. Here you can visit the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), the Queensland Museum with an extensive Natural History collection, the Queensland Performing Art Centre, the State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Maritime Museum. South Bank also offers diverse dining options and fun activities for kids (click here for some ideas). There are also a number of National Parks a short drive from Brisbane, including the Lamington and Tamborine National Parks, as well as easy access to the Sunshine and Gold Coast, and the Great Barrier Reef.
With over 460 bird species reported in Birdata in and around the city, it is a great destination for novice and experienced birdwatchers. Click here for some recommended birdwatching trails in and around Brisbane. If you would like more information about where to watch birds and access checklists for birds around Brisbane and south-east Queensland click here.
Brisbane has great weather for most of the year, but both temperature and humidity will be on the rise in November, and always be prepared for some rain at that time of year.