Brisbane is Australia’s third largest and fastest growing city, with 2.2 million inhabitants. Unlike its more famous neighbors to the south, Brisbane enjoys a year-round sunny, subtropical humid climate and alfresco lifestyle. The city is known for being as cosmopolitan as it is laid back, lush, and leafy — with both the waterfront of Moreton Bay, the winding Brisbane River, and endless urban parks creating peaceful nature vistas. Brisbane offers urban sights such as museums, galleries, and landmark buildings, as well as bike paths along the river, botanical gardens, a koala sanctuary, and Mount Coot-Tha — Brisbane’s tallest mountain and panoramic viewpoint. There are farmer’s markets, twinkling fairy lights, live music, bars and cafes, and nature attractions in every neighborhood.