Queensland is an Australian state to the north-east of Australia, and its capital city Brisbane is the 3rd most populated city in the country with over 2 million people. Queensland is also known as 'The Sunshine State', with a warm temperate to tropical climate all year round. Extreme cold is rare in Queensland, and it is a popular destination for many people in southern states escaping a cold winter.
The largest city in Queensland, Brisbane, is located near the border of New South Wales and Queensland on the east coast. Highlights of Brisbane include the Queensland Art Gallery, Story Bridge and the famous Gabba Cricket Ground.
Accommodation in Brisbane is centred around the Brisbane River and Story Bridge being the general city centre area. The main shopping area at Queen Street is where you will find most corporate accommodation and many long term relocations choose to stay here in the serviced apartments available. Being a relatively new city by global standards, you will find most hotels and apartments in high rise buildings and most with balconies.
Being a smaller city, attractions like Southbank and Roma Street Parkland are all accessible by walking. The surrounding suburbs such as Spring Hill and Newfarm also offer a great urban vibe with cafes and bars worth visiting. The gay and lesbian district around Fortitude Valley is also just a few minutes walk from the city centre.