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Whether it's holding a koala and hand feeding kangaroos or climbing the Story Bridge and then cheering on a team from the stands at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane is a great place to call home. There are plenty of free things to do around the city. The Brisbane Cultural Centre, home of the Museum of Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGoMA), offers free entry for its permanent exhibitions. Once you've had your dose of culture, head to South Bank for a meal in the parklands or a swim at Streets Beach overlooking the Brisbane city skyline.

There is also a great year-round events calendar of sport, food festivals and cultural celebrations and just a short distance from the city the greater Brisbane region offers plenty of adventure.

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