Having a cousin and her family living in Australia, my sister decided one time to visit them. Actually, she wanted to have a short vacation after working non-stop for around two years, and since they were both close (they more or less were of the same age bracket), my cousin suggested she visit them abroad. She loved the idea, that she took care of her papers and she was there in less than two months.
While staying there, they visited different parts of Australia. Since her visa was good for a year, they did just that ~ tour the country! I seem to remember distinctly that when she was in Brisbane she visited some sites like Mt. Coot-tha lookout, and the South Bank. They found time to look for great Hotels in Brisbane with good deals, too. They liked their Brisbane Accomodation so much that I know they took lots of shots both inside and outside the hotel, including the staff.
They didn't want to leave, but after visiting the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, they had to go since it was their last day in Brisbane. They both felt sad about leaving, but they were happy since they both had a chance to visit Brisbane.
One thing for sure, I know they won't forget easily their Gold Coast Accomodation! They just had so much fun!