ICON 2014

Positive and forward-thinking, generous and optimistic, Brisbane is Australia’s new world city. Located on the east coast of Australia in the heart of one of the country’s fastest growing regions, Brisbane is the capital of Queensland – a state well known for its natural beauty and world-class tourism attractions.
Home to almost two million people and boasting a great outdoors lifestyle and the greatest variety of native wildlife (dugongs, wild dolphins and koalas just to name a few) of any capital city in Australia, Brisbane offers an impressively diverse menu of leisure and recreational activities. From art lover to outdoor adventurer, Australia’s third largest city caters to all tastes.
Along with the cosmopolitan and urbane offer of world-class shopping, restaurants, nightlife, culture and entertainment, Brisbane lives and breathes outdoor experiences. From kayaking on the river, to cuddling a koala, to hand-feeding wild dolphins at sunset, visitors can enjoy a range of unique and memorable Australian experiences.
Brisbane’s prime location, excellent transport infrastructure and proximity to the marine sanctuary of Moreton Bay also make it the ideal launch pad for day-trips to some of the country’s most well-loved tourist attractions, including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and iconic Australia Zoo.