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Brisbane Central Business District

Brisbane
Brisbane Central Business District

Discover the beating heart of the capital of the Sunshine State with its shiny high-rises, subtropical parks, funky rooftop bars and classy riverside restaurants.

Despite its name, the Brisbane Central Business District is not all about working and conferencing. Tourists love to come here to take a river cruise, sip cocktails in rooftop lounge bars, discover the city’s eclectic dining scene and take morning strolls through landscaped gardens.

What the Central Business District (CBD) of Brisbane lacks in pumping nightlife it makes up for in nature, history and culture. Start your explorations at Central Station and follow the Albert Street Literary Walk plaques to the heart of the historic CBD. Take photos of King George Square’s historic stone church with modern skyscrapers in the background, then explore the Museum of Brisbane or head up to the clock tower in the Brisbane City Hall.

Old Government House and Treasury Casino in George Street are some of the CBD’s most stately buildings. Another treasure, Customs House, overlooks the Brisbane River from the end of Queen Street. Follow this street to the Queen Street Mall for unlimited shopping opportunities.

From the river end of the mall, take a little detour to ANZAC Square to admire its War Memorial with Shrine of Remembrance and manicured gardens before checking out the riverfront.

Once you reach the river, have a meal or drinks at the always bustling Eagle Street Pier with views of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the Story Bridge. Alternatively, hop on the historic paddle-wheeler boat for a dining cruise. And if you’re feeling active, take the free ferry across to go rock or bridge climbing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding.

Head to Gardens Point on the southern tip of the CBD to explore the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens with its lush subtropical flora and fauna. In the evening, attend an open-air concert at its Riverstage or take the car-free Goodwill Bridge across to the cultural precinct of South Bank with its romantic alfresco dining scene.

On the opposite side of the CBD, the Roma Street Parkland is an even bigger park and events venue. The Roma Street Transit Centre gives easy access to this sprawling urban park.

With so many relaxing and fascinating activities and attractions around, the Brisbane Central Business District provides the perfect setting to combine business with pleasure.


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Top hotels in Brisbane Central Business District

Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane
4 out of 5
15 Ivory Lane, Fortitude Valley, QLD
The price is AU$119 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Howard Smith Wharves and Eagle Street Pier. Queen Street Mall and ...
4/5Very Good! (1,008 reviews)
"Great location, hotel is a little tired"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane
Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Stamford Plaza Brisbane
5 out of 5
Corner of Margaret & Edward Streets, South Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$199 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Eagle Street Pier. Queen Street Mall ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,193 reviews)
"Best location with easy access for our car. Staff always willing to help and carry big smiles."

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2021

Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Treasury Brisbane
Treasury Brisbane
5 out of 5
130 William Street, Brisbane, QLD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$149 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Treasury Casino and Commissariat Store Museum. Queen Street Mall and Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (947 reviews)
"Easy parking, excellent staff, beautiful rooms, although looking a little dated, paint peeling, curtains worn, overall great place to stay"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2021

Treasury Brisbane
Meriton Suites Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Meriton Suites Adelaide Street, Brisbane
5 out of 5
485 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$123 per night from 4 Aug. to 4 Aug.
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Cathedral Square, Chinatown Mall and Story Bridge. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (872 reviews)
"My one bedroom apartment at the Meriton Suites on Adelaide Street was very spacious and clean. Had a great kitchen and a comfortable bed, with good heating and cooling also. Very good value for money considering the large size of the apartment for the price."

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2021

Meriton Suites Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites
Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites
4.5 out of 5
128 Charlotte St, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$132 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Stephens Cathedral, MacArthur Museum Brisbane and Queen ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,451 reviews)
"Very good hotel."

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2021

Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites
Royal On The Park
Royal On The Park
4.5 out of 5
152 Alice Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$139 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Brisbane Parliament House. Eagle Street ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (965 reviews)
"The location is fantastic, it is an old style property, but not the less for that. Great bathroom and wonderful views. The staff managed COVID restrictions wonderfully."

Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2021

Royal On The Park
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