A riverside lifestyle
Life in the Brisbane CBD centres around the winding course of the Brisbane River. Your Brisbane accommodation lies within easy walking distance of some of the best things to see and do along the riverside. Step out of your hotel residence and turn right onto Mary St. Follow it until it turns into Eagle St and the Eagle St Pier. For the best fresh seafood and fabulous views of Story Bridge, grab a table at George's Paragon - a Queensland dining institution started by George Tassis.
The mall allows you easy access to the City Reach Boardwalk, a picturesque walk along the riverside. Head North towards Story Bridge and underneath the bridge's span, you'll arrive at the Howard Smith Wharves. Relax into some riverside dining, or take part in a craft beer tasting at Felon's Brewing Co.
On the river's Southern side you'll find South Bank, a 17-hectare urban parklands hub for all-day entertainment and outdoor fun. The best two things to do in South Bank are a visit to Streets Beach and Epicurious Garden. Streets Beach's human-made urban beach is an ideal way to catch some beachside sun without having to travel out of the Brisbane CBD. Nearby, Epicurious Garden is a fantastic example of sustainable urban living - an edible garden featuring exotic fruits, herbs, and vegetables of all kinds. No matter your expertise at home gardening, you'll be inspired by the wealth of fresh, growing edible plants on display.
To get to South Bank from your apartment in the Brisbane CBD, head to the Eagle St Pier at the end of Mary St and jump aboard the CityHopper, a free inner city ferry that runs up and down the river daily. Disembark at the South Bank 3 terminal - easy!