The city boasts most of Queensland's finest restaurants, as well as laid-back gastropubs based out of historic buildings that tend to have a great grill.
Hip cafes are also popular – locals take the quality of their coffee rather seriously.
Nearby, just past Victoria Bridge, is South Bank Parklands, a vast urban park that's something of a pioneer in Australia.
With paths turned into half-covered tunnels by metal ribs that are covered in floral decoration and trees and vegetation merging with modern architecture, it's a unique space, with a lively riverbank, a wooden pagoda and terrific markets on the weekend.
But this picture is all the evidence needed to prove that we are still totally in love with Miss Carey, even more so with those sexy curves!Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.There's also the iconic Wheel of Brisbane, which offers unbeatable views.Hidden gems It may be a way down the river and a few kilometres from the city centre, but it's essential to take in the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.Nearly a century old, the site's 130-odd koalas make this the first and biggest koala sanctuary.There are also wombats, crocodiles, platypuses and emus to gawp at, as well as reserves for wallabies and kangaroos.Within easy reach of the city, you can visits immaculate beaches, islands teeming with biodiversity, rainforests and unique wildlife.Meanwhile, the southern edge of the Great Barrier Reef reaches down towards the city, offering the chance to see thousands of different species of fish, turtles and whales within an easy drive.There are good public transport options across the city, while Crisps Coaches connects the city with the Southern Downs via a daily service.See & do Much of Brisbane's attraction lies in the natural wonders situated nearby.