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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
Queensland Queensland is a state of opportunity for the international student. Kathy Purcell tells how international students enjoy quality education and a relaxed lifestyle in the sunshine state of Queensland. Welcome to Queensland, where the sun rises over the Great Barrier Reef and sets across the rugged landscape of the Australian outback. Queensland is Australia’s second largest state and it ranges from the white sandy beaches of the south east to the tropics of the north, and out to the Great Dividing Range and sparse landscape of the outback towards the Northern Territory. The majority of the population lives along the eastern coastline, including within the capital city, Brisbane. Large regional centres include the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, Cairns, Townsville and Mackay. Relaxed, sunny lifestyle in Brisbane Brisbane is a clean, liveable city with a population of 1.6 million. Sitting alongside the Brisbane River, the city embraces the laidback Queensland lifestyle and includes beautiful parks and dedicated pedestrian and bike paths. 44 Queensland has unique benefi ts. As a top tourist destination, it attracts visitors from around Australia and around the world. South Bank is a riverside attraction featuring 17 hectares of greenery and a large man-made lagoon, great for swimming in summer. South Bank is the creative hub of Brisbane, and is home to the Queensland Museum, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Queensland Art Gallery. South of Brisbane is the beautiful Gold Coast with Surfers Paradise and kilometres of sandy white beaches. The beaches are perfect for swimming and water sports; they are wonderfully relaxing after a week of studying. The Gold Coast also has theme and adventure parks, water parks and roller coasters that are sure to get the heart pumping. Students can even pat a kangaroo or cuddle a koala at one of the many nature reserves. AUSTRALIAN STATE PROFILES
Australia The Education Destination 2010