The University of Queensland's
St Lucia campus is considered by many to be
Australia's most attractive. Located seven kilometres from the city's heart on a
magnificent 114-hectare site in a bend of the Brisbane River, the campus has
expansive landscaped grounds and many playing fields. Its hub is a semi-circle
of cloistered buildings enclosing the National Trust-listed Great Court.
The Alumni Teaching Garden in College Road near the river includes a quiet area
of lush rainforest with public walkways. The adjacent Una Prentice Memorial
Garden, bounded by Roberston Walk and Ferry Walk, surrounds two of the three
lakes on campus.
Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is midway up the east coast of
Australia. With the Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north,
domestic and international airports, Brisbane is an ideal headquarters for an
Australian holiday. The inner-city, metropolitan Brisbane is surrounded by
leafy, sometimes very hilly, suburbs. The Pacific Highway leads south to the
Gold Coast and its well-known surf beaches.
Gold Coast, only
45 minutes drive from Brisbane, a 35-km strip of beaches, it is the most
commercialised area in Australia. Activities include swimming, surfing,
shopping, dining out or visiting theme parks:
stretches from the top of Bribie Island to just north of
Noosa. It is a popular
holiday area, renowned for fine beaches and top class accommodation. Activities
include swimming, surfing, fishing, visiting theme parks and bushwalking. Visit the
Glasshouse Mountains and the famous Steve Irwin's
Moreton Island -- one of the
largest sand islands in the world -- is just 35 kilometres from Brisbane.
Activities include dolphin feeding, sand
boarding, whale watching, 4WD tours, water sports, fishing, scuba-diving and
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