Brisbane is a great city with lots to offer. Booming nightlife in Fortitude Valley, culture in South Bank, and shopping in CBD. Slower paced than Sydney but beautiful views from river walks and city cat ferry. Cheap movie theater in South Bank along with great food and beer.
Insider Tip:Cloudland in F. Valley is amazing get in before midnight or else cover. Lock-ins happen after 2 am so find a spot to be and stay. South Bank has great views, library for internet, cheap movies, and close toe West end for food oriented people.