Brisbane City Precincts

Take a stroll through some of Brisbane’s most colourful and fascinating precincts within easy reach of the city. Our Greeters can take you there! 

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Queen Street Mall shopping precinct

The City

From Queensland’s largest selection of fashion and award-winning food and drink, to an extensive FREE entertainment program, The City offers a discovery in every direction. The City is Queensland’s premier shopping destination, plus is is home to the largest collection of Good Food Guide-awarded restaurants, cafes and bars in Queensland. And you won’t find it hard amusing yourself – there’s The City Sounds program, over 1000 events per year, cinemas, a casino, parks, galleries, and many nightlife options.

Greet highlight: Why not also follow The Classic City Centre Heritage Trail – it takes you on a journey through a range of sites and events that have shaped Brisbane's history.

Life guard looks over Streets Beach at South Bank

South Bank and South Brisbane

Originally, the site where South Bank stands today was a meeting, hunting and gathering place for local indigenous people. Then an iindustrial area, it was transformed from a major event success story into one of the most striking and beautiful settings in the world. It is a rare lifestyle precinct where the idyllic Queensland environment is seamlessly integrated with the cafes, restaurants, boutiques and cultural experiences that have come to characterise an inner-city lifestyle.

Greet highlight: Become immersed in the World Expo Legacy Trail or The Secrets of South Brisbane Heritage Trail which highlights important historical sites, colourful stories and infamous events that have shaped South Brisbane's history.

Chinese arch in Chinatown, Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley

It’s gritty, raw and cosmopolitan. This is Australia’s first dedicated entertainment precinct. From grungy pubs to designer decor, the Valley is expressive. The Valley reveals a fascinating story that saw it rise as a commercial and retail centre in the late 19th century, the important contributions made by the Chinese community, the emergence of the Valley as the centre for Brisbane’s gay community, and the Valley’s role in the infamous Fitzgerald Inquiry.

Greet highlight: Explore the Vibrant Valley Heritage Trail – this takes you on a journey through history, and highlights important historic sites and events that have shaped Fortitude Valley into what it is today.

The Burrow cafe and bar in West End

West End

West End’s more recent history of multiculturalism dates back to World War II when West End became known as "Little Athens" after a huge increase in Greek residents and communities in that area. Over many thousands of years before that however, Aboriginal presence in the West End area is attested by the many findings of axeheads and stone tools – it was a popular hunting ground.

In the late 1800s, Boundary St was gazetted and it was attempted to exclude Aboriginal people from streets within that boundary. Boundary St, West End marked the western border – some famous poems have been written about this chapter in its history.

Greet highlight: Heritage-listed sites and delicious Greek cuisine among the many!

Paddington Antique Centre in Paddington

Paddington and Rosalie

The rolling and leafy hills of Paddington, Rosalie and nearby Red Hill are speckled with quaint cottages-turned enticing shopfronts, restaurants that spill out onto the pavement, and a mixture of traditional tin and timber houses and renovated Queenslanders. Enjoy browsing for quirky keepsakes, vintage and designer fashion, antique and second-hand treasures, retro goodies, homeware and artwork.

Greet highlight: Trammies Corner, Mosaic Couch, Old Plaza Theatre.

The Barracks precinct off Petrie Terrace

Caxton Street and The Barracks

The Barracks was the site of the gaol that opened in 1860 and where 26 executions by hanging were carried out. The present three-storey buildings were constructed in 1939 as a police depot and accommodation barracks with adjacent stables. Now home to exclusive specialty shops and exotic restaurants, it is the perfect place to treat your taste buds or pick up something one of a kind.

Caxton Street exudes an energetic vibe under the imposing shadow of Suncorp Stadium, coming alive most weekends due to the scores of footy fans who converge on the strip after rugby league, rugby union or soccer games.

Greet highlight: Learn about the The Barracks heritage.

Park Rd eiffel tower in Milton

Milton and Park Road

Milton is all about the restaurants, and is a little corner of Europe within Brisbane with the iconic La Dolce Vita taking centre stage since 1989. Park Road is the original cafe strip, one of the first suburbs to undergo an urban revitalisation and credited with igniting Brisbane’s love affair with exciting, urban villages. Nearby suburbs Toowong, Red Hill and Auchenflower add to the cosmopolitan flavour of the precinct.

Greet highlight: XXXX Brewery, Brisbane’s Eiffel Tower.

Woolloongabba fiveways precinct on Logan Rd


 Mention "The Gabba", and the legendary cricket Tests between Australia and nations such as England and the West Indies come to mind. Home of the Brisbane Cricket Ground, aka The Gabba, Woolloongabba is a mix of old and new, towering apartment blocks amid 19th century Queenslander cottages, bars, and contemporary restaurants. 

Greet highlight: A whole treasure trove of antiques.