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Brisbane is Australia's third largest city and the capital of Queensland. It lies between the more popular tourist destinations of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, and the Great Barrier Reef so Brisbane tends to lose out as a tourist centre. Yet it has its own unique attractions: a well-sited and comprehensive cultural centre, heritage buildings more than a hundred years old, and an unhurried lifestyle more in keeping with the country than that of a modern, vibrant metropolis.