With Brisbane’s arts and culture scene blossoming over recent years, you are unlikely to be short of things to do over a long weekend in Queensland’s capital. With 12 Quest Apartment Hotels in sought-after pockets across Brisbane, you’ll be spoiled for choice selecting your home away from home in the River City.
Kick off the weekend by exploring Brisbane’s central business district, shopping up a storm in major shopping precinct Queen Street Mall, and nearby shopping centres QueensPlaza, Wintergarden, and multiple arcades and laneways. For lunch, hit up, Howard Smith Wharves, a new vibrant dining and nightlife offering set on the heritage listed wharf Take in the uninterrupted views of Brisbane River with a drink in hand, and enjoy lunch at Felons Brewing Co or Greca Restaurant in the precinct. After a busy day , you’ll be eager to relax. Jump on the CityHopper, the council’s free inner-city ferry service and spend the afternoon cruising along the Brisbane River. Back at your Quest apartment, order dinner in with Room Service Powered by Deliveroo, or whip up something simple with kitchens as standard in every Quest apartment.
Get up early and head to Mt Coot-Tha, only 15 minutes from Brisbane CBD. With sweeping views of the city and surrounds, the summit track is an easy 2 kilometre walk. After stretching the legs, head towards West End, a thriving and multicultural hotspot with no shortage of popular breakfast spots - our picks are Morning After or Billykart Kitchen. If it’s a Saturday, a visit to the Davies Park Farmers Market is a must. Here, you can pick up some fresh produce, baked goods and a takeaway coffee before walking along the river toward West End’s Orleigh Park and picking up a CityCycle bike. The council’s bike hire scheme allows you to purchase a 24-hour pass for just $2. Cycle 10 minutes towards South Brisbane and visit QAGOMA – Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, a perfect way to while away an afternoon experiencing acclaimed Australian and international exhibitions. Nearby South Bank, the original restaurant precinct of Brisbane, has received major upgrades meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice come dinner time. We recommend Popolo for modern Italian or Stokehouse Q, Brisbane’s answer to Melbourne’s revered Stokehouse. After a busy day exploring beautiful Brisbane, sweet dreams in your Quest apartment are all but guaranteed.
Start your day bright and early and head to New Farm’s James Street precinct. James Street is a beautiful leafy street with high-end fashion boutiques and homewares stores, and is also home to some of Brisbane’s best restaurants and bars. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at one of the many cafes before a spot of retail therapy. A short walk from James Street is Dello Mano, a store offering premium handmade brownies. Pick up some goodies and take to nearby New Farm Park for a picnic in this beautiful and expansive parkland space. While you’re in the area, visit the Brisbane Powerhouse, a performance space for comedy, theatre, music and dance. A year-round calendar of events can be found here.
With 12 Quest Apartment Hotels across Brisbane, you can explore every pocket of the city and never be too far from your home away from home. View our Brisbane properties and book here..