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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
50 Australia – The Education Destination 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. Brisbane: excitement and diversity Brisbane is a clean, liveable city with a population of around 1.8 million. Sitting alongside the Brisbane River, the city embraces the laidback Queensland lifestyle and includes beautiful parks and dedicated pedestrian and bike paths. Brisbane has the excitement and diversity of a big city combined with the relaxed pace of life and benefits of living in a friendly, safe, and multicultural city. Over 26% of Brisbane’s population was born overseas, making the city culturally diverse. This diversity is reflected in many of the exciting features Brisbane has to offer, including festivals, events, restaurants, arts and community facilities. Brisbane boasts a wonderfully rich calendar of cultural events and arts, offering everything from musicals to theatre, ballet, opera, concerts and festivals. In Brisbane, students and residents flock to South Bank, 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. Brisbane’s warm evenings are perfect for enjoying the diversity of city nightlife. Live music clubs, bars and discos to suit all tastes can be found across the city. Some of the most popular spots are located in the Riverside quarter, Caxton Street, and in Fortitude Valley. Queensland Queensland, known as the sunshine state for its great weather, offers more than beautiful beaches and amazing landscapes. It has world-class institutions at all levels with programs for international students. ‘The distinctive location of Cairns, nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage rainforests, promises a truly unique study experience.’ ‘Brisbane has the excitement and diversity of a big city with a relaxed pace of life and warm climate.’
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