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Southeast Queensland

From Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast, the cool city of Brisbane and the lush South East Queensland hinterland. This is a region of a thousand beaches. South East Queensland has long attracted the holiday crowd from Australia’s southern states who flock to the region’s pristine beaches for sunshine and cocktails.

What areas are in South East Queensland?

South East Queensland is the region that includes Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. It’s one of the fastest growing areas of Queensland, Australia,

How many people live in South East Queensland?

The region is the most populous area of Queensland, with 3.4 million people out of the state’s population of 4.8 million.

What’s the main city of South East Queensland?

Brisbane is the largest city in South East Queensland and the capital of Queensland. The region is also home to the second largest city in Queensland, the Gold Coast. Maroochydore is a smaller city on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane.

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