Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland in Australia, located on the East cost of the continent. It is best known for its proximity to beach resorts, educational institutions and some of its historic architecture.
The city is named after the Brisbane River which flows through the city which received its name after Sir Thomas Brisbane, who was the Governor of New South Wales. The city originated from a penal settlement area for secondary secondary offenders who came from the Sydney Colony.
The city is off the Moreton Bay, further east from the inland Great Dividing Range. While the city is generally sitting on the plain, there are rather low-lying areas which are prone to flooding, contrasted with other mounts and hills like Mount Gravatt and Toohey Mountain as well as Mount Petrie, Mount Glorious, and Mount Nebo.
The Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast areas are also well known in this area, many beaches and resorts for tourists such as the Surfer’s Paradise area, Fraser Island, Moreton Island and even a portion of The Great Barrier Reef can be accessed from this area. The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and Griffith University are also located in Brisbane, they are among the highest ranked universities in Australia.
In addition, Brisbane holds a large number of heritage buildings, including the iconic Queenslander houses which are elevated on stilts and are made mostly of timber. At the same time, there are a number of bridges of notable construction here, 8 in total that go over the Brisbane River, of which the newest is The Go Between Bridge.