Australia is a country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities ? Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide ? are coastal, but its capital, Canberra, is inland and nicknamed the Bush Capital. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House
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|Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a big, modern city set on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are institutions including Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions, and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia's major contemporary art museums. Looming over the city is Mt. Coot-tha, site of sprawling Brisbane Botanic Gardens, with panoramic views from its summit. Wikipedia|