Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland. First impressions of Brisbane include reveling in ample sunshine, lush parks and friendly locals. Maiwar (or the Brisbane River) passes through the city. This modern metropolis is intertwined with the subtropical natural landscape. This is also the gateway to many of Queensland's attractions and serves as a travel hub. This area has a great number of koala bears. Because of the adorable marsupials, the city is also called "Koala Kingdom". Brisbane has enchanting natural landscape but that doesn't mean the cultural landscape is lacking. You also can experience Brisbane’s strong cultural and artistic atmosphere by checking out the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre and its interactive exhibitions.