Just outside the city is Fortitude Valley, the hip and happening place of the Brisbane suburbs, and a great place to pick up a bargain. Here you can find designer boutiques, charity shops and stores selling modern home wares.
Every Saturday and Sunday, Fortitude Valley hosts markets in the Brunswick Mall. Shop for jewelry, handmade arts and crafts and gorgeous one-off art pieces while enjoying street theatre and live bands.
Wheel of Brisbane
The Wheel of Brisbane was built to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Queensland and the 20th Anniversary of World Expo ’88.
A giant wheel ride carries gondolas up into the air to present a breathtaking view of Brisbane. The ride takes 15 minutes and runs from 10am to 10pm.
Brisbane's Chinatown Mall in Duncan Street is the commercial, social and cultural hub of Brisbane's Asian community. A colorful and vibrant part of Brisbane, it is not one to missed.
A wonderful variety of restaurants, including traditional Chinese restaurants and dumpling houses, occupy the premises. It is an especially popular destination on Sunday for those wanting to soak up a hangover with some Yum Cha. There are also other authentic Asian restaurants, such as Korean barbeque, Indonesian, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese.
Brisbane City Hall
Brisbane City Hall is one of the city's finest buildings and is listed on the Register of the National Estate. It has a large, imposing 70-meter clock tower. Extending on each side of the bronze entrance are ionic colonnades.
Old Government House
Old Government House was constructed to house the first Governor of Brisbane, Sir George Bowen and his family. The site was chosen for its beautiful vistas of the Botanic Gardens and Brisbane River.
It is thought that the Lamington, one of Australia’s culinary icons, was invented by a cook at the Government House during the time of Queensland Governor, Lord Lamington.
The Treasury Casino opened in 1995 in the old Treasury Building, which is a stunning 19th century building on George Street.
The casino is open 24 hours a day and is popular with both tourists and residents. It accommodates over 1,100 gaming machines and 100 tables. Within the casino there are five bars, six restaurants and a lively world of ever-changing entertainment.
Suncorp Stadium, originally named Lang Park is located in the Brisbane suburb of Milton (only 8 minutes from Traders Hotel, Brisbane) and a major sports facility in Brisbane, well known as the home ground of major rugby union and football (soccer) matches in Queensland since its modern redevelopment, including the Queensland Reds (rugby union) and the Brisbane Roar (soccer), and Brisbane Broncos (rugby league). It hosted the 2008 Rugby League World Cup Final.
The facility comprises a three tiered rectangular sporting stadium with a capacity of 52,500 people.