Nestling in the elbow of the Brisbane River, the capital of Queensland offers a taste of the good life to all its visitors. The city’s cultural precinct boasts the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, which hosts interactive exhibitions, and the Queensland Museum of Modern Art. Don’t miss a visit to Mount Coo-tha, with its sprawling Brisbane Botanic Gardens and panoramic views from its summit. The Scenic Rim Region, just outside the city centre, is also a treat, as is the Lamington National Park, and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. After your day’s excursion, kick back at one of the many bars or restaurants and enjoy the beats provided by local musicians.