Your Guide to Brisbane’s Riverside Precincts

6 May 2014

Illustrated map of Brisbane

Let the river be your guide to Brisbane City’s surrounding destinations.  Each area is a hub of activity with its own distinct vibe, unique personality and seemingly endless offering of things to see and do.

1. South Bank - urban oasis + cultural icon

Embraced as Brisbane’s living room, South Bank is where locals go to unwind. Experience Brisbane’s cultural offerings or indulge in a variety of outdoor dining experiences. Kick back, relax and enjoy our urban oasis.
Local Favourites: Cultural Centre, River Quay, Weekend Markets, Streets Beach
Overnight Option: Mantra South Bank

2. West End - eclectic fusion

Bohemian West End tantalises locals with its unique blend of cultural flavours. Here you’ll find everything from Middle Eastern to Vietnamese and everything in between.
Local Favourites: Lefka’s Taverna, Caravanserai, Chop Chop Changs and Mu’ooz Eritrean Restaurant
Overnight Option: The Capital

3. Fortitude Valley - nightlife neighbourhood

If you’re looking for a playful side of Brisbane, head to "The Valley" for some of the country’s best live music, sleek cocktail bars and thumping night clubs. Fortitude Valley is home to Brisbane’s bustling nightlife.
Local Favourites: Alfred and Constance, Black Bear Lodge, Cloudland and The Zoo
Overnight Option: M&A Apartments

4. Woolloongabba - antique charm

Take it slow, and visit Woolloongabba, Brisbane’s antique hot spot. Here, you’ll find shops filled with fabulous antiques, retro design stores and cafe nooks offering sought-after coffee and a lazy lunch.
Local Favourites: Woolloongabba Antique Centre, AddVintage, Pearl Café and Foxy Bean
Overnight Option: Aspire Chino Hotel

5. New Farm - the great outdoors

With tree-lined streets and a 37ha park, lush New Farm is the perfect place to bask in the sunshine. Enjoy a riverside picnic, throw a Frisbee with the dog, cycle loops or wander through the rose gardens.
Local Favourites: New Farm Park, Pablo,  Jan Power’s Farmers Markets and Brisbane Powerhouse
Overnight Option: Spicers Balfour

6. Newstead & Teneriffe - boutique beer scene

Originally an industrial hub, Newstead and Teneriffe have undergone an urban resurgence where beautiful historic buildings have been transformed in bustling boutique beer houses. Grab an ale and rub shoulders with the locals.
Local Favourites: Newstead Brewing Co, Green Beacon Brewery, Tippler’s Tap
Overnight Option: Emporium Hotel