Brisbane’s Urban Villages (Part 1)

November 29, 2011 by

Local Recommendations, Sightseeing, Things To Do

Streets Beach in the South Bank of Brisbane - photo courtesy of Paul Arps via Flickr

Streets Beach in the South Bank of Brisbane - photo courtesy of Paul Arps via Flickr

Brisbane is so much more than its city-center. Described as a city of urban villages, Brisbane’s suburbs have taken on their own unique feel that reflects the personalities of the people who live, work and play there.

City Center
Shop ’til you drop on Queen Street Mall, visit the Old Government House, take a breather in the City Botanic Gardens and enjoy the river views from an open-air restaurant in the Riverside precinct.

South Bank
Take your pick from a group of cultural heavyweights: the Gallery of Modern Art, the State Library, the Queensland Museum, the Queensland Theatre Company and the Performing Arts Centre. Take a stroll through the city’s gorgeous parklands and cool off at South Bank’s quirky beach.

West End
Head to the West End for weekend markets, vintage shopping, organic grocers and live music on Boundary Street. Hipsters, bohos, greenies and anyone with an alternative bent call this multicultural part of Brisbane home.

Fortitude Valley
Visit Fortitude Valley for late night entertainment at Brunswick Street Mall, weekend markets, alfresco restaurants and great value Chinese food. The ‘Valley’ is best experienced at night when you can take your pick from super clubs to grungy pubs.

New Farm & Teneriffe
Dip into European delis, relax in stylish bars and cafes, and enjoy a stroll along the river and tree-lined streets of New Farm & Teneriffe. Be sure to visit Brisbane Powerhouse, a popular arts & culture venue.

- Emma McMahon

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