Attractions & Things to do in Brisbane
The inner city, riverside location means that most of the city attractions are within walking distance of the hotel and the most popular are detailed below.
As you're walking around Brisbane, take in the Roma Street Parklands or the Brisbane Botanical Gardens which are the city's oldest botanical gardens. You can also jump on Brisbane City Council transport and travel to Mt Coot-tha and the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens, or cross the river to South Bank and the South Bank Parklands.
Queen Street Mall
The Queen Street Mall in Brisbane city centre is located between George and Edward Streets. The Mall has a huge selection of specialty retail stores, fashion boutiques and entertainment galore. There are a number of shopping arcades within the Mall with the six-level Myer Centre being one of the highlights. This massive centre has a supermarket, cinema, restaurants and smaller food outlets along with many other retail stores. And of course, a huge Myer department store.
One of the most impressive venues in Brisbane, the Treasury Casino offers entertainment, fine dining and, of course, gaming room. Occupying two grand heritage buildings makes this venue impressive enough, but to see the buildings lit up at night is just exquisite. You won't want to miss it.
The Riverside Centre and Eagle Street Pier forms part of the prestigious financial district within the Brisbane central business district. This is where you will find the Brisbane Stock Exchange. Both the Riverside Center and Eagle Street Pier have wharves and are popular stops for day-trippers on a Brisbane CityCat or ferry. This is also where you will find the Riverside Craft Markets each Sunday of the year. Eagle Street Pier restaurants are famous for being the finest in Brisbane dining with some . Pier restaurants being the most highly awarded in Australia.
Just a short walk along the river's boardwalk is the beautiful Customs House. This building is owned by The University of Queensland and used as an educational, cultural and heritage facility. Customs House is unmistakable with its majestic Corinthian columns. Inside, there is an art gallery and a licensed restaurant, along with the most elegant ballroom that will take you back to yesteryear.
On the Brisbane River, opposite the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD), there are three ferry wharves located at South Bank. Known as the cultural hub of Brisbane, Southbank is home to the Brisbane Convention Centre and the Performing Arts Complex. Southbank restaurants are plentiful, with a wide variety of choices from riverside cafés to seafood restaurants and takeaway stores. The Southbank markets, held every weekend, also have a fine selection of gourmet treats on offer. Or take your own food and cook up a feast on a barbeque in Southbank's tropical garden settings near Streets Beach, an idyllic man-made lagoon.
Powerhouse Arts Centre
New Farm Park is home to the Brisbane Powerhouse Arts Centre. Once a derelict powerhouse on the Brisbane River, this arts centre was transformed into a fine blend of city heritage and modern culture in 2000. The Powerhouse comes alive on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month as the site for the famous farmers markets at New Farm.
Brisbane Domestic and International airports are approx 20 minutes with Coachtrans transfers available for drop off at the hotel.