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This district is just to the north of the CBD and is home to one of the best places to chill and relax in, which is the Roma Street Parklands. This place has the title of the ‘world’s largest subtropical garden in a city centre’ and is where you can see just under 2,000 unique species of plants and flowers. The area is very trendy with themed cafes, groovy nightspots, small and colourful art galleries and lots of shops that sell a variety of products.
Chinatown is also found here, which is home to a great selection of restaurants and shops related to the country. This part of town is also well known for its amount of pubs and clubs with many places hosting local live music as well as international performers.
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Kangaroo Point is another popular tourist area, which is mainly due to the beauty of the scenery that surrounds you. The cliffs here are one of the major attractions as they provide advanced climbing and this can be done even after dark due to the walls being well lit. There are also chances to do kayaking. The Story Bridge is another reason why people come here, which is a heritage-listed steel Cantilever bridge and offers some of the city’s best vista and can even be climbed too.
You won’t have to look far to find somewhere you want to eat as there are lots of restaurants that serve delicious food from all over the planet and there are a vast amount of hotels to pick from.
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Situated on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, the suburb of South Brisbane is a fun place to stay for couples and families and it has a wide range of hotels and self-catering apartments. The focus of the district is the ‘South Bank’ which is a busy stretch of the river bank with museums, art galleries, markets and a giant Ferris wheel. The huge Brisbane Convention and Exhibition regularly hosts exhibitions, charity events and comedy shows.
Nearby is a popular theatre. It is fun to take a wander down Grey Street with its cinema complex, pubs with micro breweries, great tapas bars and other casual dining options. Fish Street is another historic street with Italian, Vietnamese and Asian restaurants, good bars and plenty of colourful street art. Reaching south Brisbane from the city centre is easy - just a short ferry ride across the river or car journey.
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Fortitude Valley is a suburb of Brisbane that is often just called ‘The Valley’. It is a lively place to stay as it is the focus of the city’s nightlife. There is a spectrum of evening entertainment from all types of bars and live music to rooftop cocktail bars and great dance clubs. There are some good dining options including Chinatown and upmarket European restaurants. For those who have enjoyed a late night, there are numerous street cafes serving brunch!
There is plenty to do during the day including shopping in James Street, joining an art tour of the suburb, taking a swim in the elite Valley Pool or renting a bike. If you love your vinyls, there are great record stores to explore too. Early evening you can enjoy a Spa with a cocktail at Les Bubbles before taking in a live show at the Judith Wright Centre.
Hotels in Fortitude Valley