Brisbane, Queensland's capital and most populous city, is often known as Brisvegas. Travellers who take cheap flights to Brisbane will fall in love with its gloss and its glitz and its confident, yet laid-back atmosphere.
In Australia's fastest-growing city, there's plenty for visitors to see and do. South Bank, a 17-hectare stretch of parks, barbecue spots, arts exhibitions, craft markets, and a much-lauded (and wonderful) Arbour also boasts a ferris wheel (the Wheel of Brisbane) and a beach, man-made and magnificent, with a lagoon, white sand, and sub-tropical trees and plants.
Other spots on the must-do tourist trail are Kangaroo Point, where you can abseil (or merely climb), Story Bridge, which you can climb, Mt Coot-Tha Lookout, from where there are sumptuous views of the city and beyond, to Moreton Bay, and Brisbane Cricket Ground, better known as the Gabba to its legions of cricket fans.