40 million unique visitors in 2012.

Thanks to its comfortable weather, easy access to gorgeous beaches, picturesque countryside, rich culture, and a great amount of pastime and recreation options, Brisbane has become a highly favorable place to study the English language in Australia. In addition, Brisbane prices and rent are generally lower than in most other capital cities. There’s an array of English schools and courses to choose from.

Brisbane is the state capital of Queensland, and it’s regarded as one of the most spirited places in Australia. The city offers a chance to enjoy a large span of landscapes and lifestyles. Restaurants, shops, clubs and bars are always at hand. Riverside areas like Kangaroo Point, New Farm, South Bank and West End should definitely be visited and explored. Australia’s most beautiful beaches (the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast) are located approximately 1 hour away. The Moreton Bay and its islands have gained reputation of a wonderful place for surfing, sailing and other water sport activities. Nature lovers should definitely visit the rainforest and picturesque countryside of Caboolture, Glasshouse Mountains and Pine Rivers. Brisbane is also renowned for its national parks and waterways.

Big cultural events in Brisbane include the Royal Queensland Show, or Ecca, in August, and the Riverfestival in September. Although there are trains, buses and ferries in Brisbane, most people prefer to travel by car. Summer in Brisbane is warm to hot, with quite high levels of humidity. Winters are dry and moderately warm. Thunderstorms are common from November to March.