Located on the east coast of Australia, is Brisbane, the most populated city and capital of Queensland. It is well known for its picturesque beaches and other natural attractions. The city is also named after the river on which it sits. Brisbane played a central role in the Allied campaign during World War II. With its subtropical capital city and gateway to many attractions, Brisbane is a popular destination for tourists. Due to the availability of a sizeable Muslim community in Brisbane, Muslim visitors will fit right in. There are several mosques and Halal restaurants around the city that Muslim travelers can pray in and eat at, respectively.
Brisbane provides the perfect setting for river cruises, since the city offers plenty of sights to take in and savour. The Southbank parklands is popular with locals and tourists alike. It is a mixture of rainforest, water, grassed areas and plazas and much more. There are areas for walking, cycling, dining, shopping and even an inner city beach proving to have something for everyone to do.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is another tourist hot spot. It is a 4.6-hectare Koala Sanctuary where visitors can get their pictures taken with a koala, see and learn about Australia's wildlife and feed the kangaroos.
Brisbane offers a wide selection of malls, shops, arcades and boutiques. One of the must visit malls in Brisbane is the Queen Street Mall. A fantastic way to see the city is by participating in the The Story Bridge Adventure Climb. It is one of three bridge climbs in the world and runs at dawn, day, twilight or night. Those who climb get so see a 360 degree view of the city.
Brisbane Airport is the only airport in Brisbane. It is located in the suburbs and is the third busiest airport in Australia after Sydney Airport and Melbourne Airport. The airport has terminals for domestic and international flights. It was voted the best airport in the Australia-Pacific region and the airport with the friendliest staff in the world in the 2008 Skytrax World Airport Awards. It is easily accessible by bus, car and rail.
Because of its Muslim population, Brisbane does have a few Halal restaurants. You will find a variety of Indian and Middle Eastern halal restaurants all catering to Muslim travelers as well as the locals. Some of these include Bashori Indian Restaurant, Satay Club Noodle House, Sultan's Turkish Restaurant and Ala-Din.
There are several mosques In Brisbane. Most of them are situated in the suburbs and have Jumma Salah. Moorooka Musallah, Darul Uloom Islamic Academy and West End Mosque are just a few of the several mosques.