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The third most populated and one of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane, is a former penal settlement that has evolved into a thriving, post-modern multicultural city. It is a popular tourist destination with hilly terrain (Great Dividing Range), close-by coastal resorts, numerous attractions and sporting activities. This cyclist-friendly and walkable city has a nice compact center with important points of interest within a short distance. With around 3.4 million inhabitants in the metro area, Brisbane is the gateway point to Queensland and other Australian hubs. The city is a key player in business with international companies' establishing branches in the city (DHL Global, Asia Pacific), while some of the locally established businesses include Suncorp Metalway, Krome Studios and Orrcon. Its economy centers on financial services, IT and education, with petroleum refining, paper milling, metalworking representing the heavy industries. In the recent years, scientific innovation has become an important focal point for business development.
Tourists can visit the building from which the first TV signals in the southern hemisphere were transmitted (Old Windmill in Wickham Park) which is the oldest building in town, too. Or the Old Commissariat Store, now the home to the Royal History Society, which is a historical building with a museum and spaces that can be rented for small functions. Brisbane City Hall, the Parliament House and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art are all a must on a sightseeing tour.
For a chance to see a koala bear go to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – first and largest koala sanctuary in the world. Brisbane is a top destination for Australia’s aquatic experiences - the Great Reef Barrier in the Coral Sea offers unbeatable diving experience.
Brisbane as a MICE destination is a great choice. Not only does it boast countless state-of-the-art meeting venues of all types but it offers great after-work leisure opportunities that your delegates will love. Besides hotels with conference and meeting rooms for small and medium functions, for large-scale conventions and exhibitions Royal International Convention Center or the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre will be better suited.
Brisbane International Airport (IATA code: BNE) is the main domestic and international airport of Queensland and handles over 21 million passengers annually. The most frequently serviced international destinations are Auckland, Singapore and Dubai. From the local cities, it’s Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns in Queensland. The charter airline Alliance Airways is based in the city. The airport is located close to the shore, some 15 km from downtown and a 20-min taxi ride should cost around AUD 35-40.