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Top Reasons to Go to Brisbane
Enjoying the Outdoors: Choose from rain forests and reefs, unspoiled beaches and islands, rushing rivers, dramatic gorges, distinctive wildlife, hiking, and water sports.
Experiencing the Laid-Back Vibe: Queensland's communities have affable, relaxed locals, even at the upmarket hotels and fine-dining restaurants of Brisbane and resort areas.
Releasing Your Inner Child: Queensland's Gold Coast is abuzz with world-class theme parks—from thrill rides, watery attractions, to Outback-inspired extravaganzas.
Seeing Wildlife: Head out to the southern end of the Reef for millions of fish, rays, turtles, and cetaceans; on the mainland, watch for rare birds and mammals, endangered frogs, dingoes, and koalas.
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