See the best of Brisbane when you stay at Econo Lodge City Star with these great nearby attractions. We’re close to Chinatown Mall, Story Bridge Adventure Climb, Southbank Parklands, Kangaroo Park Cliffs and many shopping centres, retailers and restaurants. We’re also just a five minute walk from The Gabba!
Enjoy strolling in the pedestrianised zone that is the Chinatown Mall. Located in Duncan Street, Fortitude Valley, the mall has been a hub of Asian commercial and cultural activity since the late 1980s. Both the Mall’s Wickham and Ann Street entrances are guarded by pairs of stone lions, presented as a gift from the People’s Republic of China. The 320kg stone carvings stand as a symbol of friendship and cultural respect. They also function as sentinels – protectors whose mere presence is said to guard against evil spirits.
One of Brisbane’s premier visitor attractions is the Brisbane Cricket Ground (aka The Gabba) home for the Queensland Bulls cricket team and Brisbane Lions football team. Econo Lodge City Star is just a stone’s throw from The Gabba, so it make sense to stay with us if you’re in Brisbane for a sporting event or show. This Queensland oval venue boasts high-quality corporate and function facilities as well as excellent unrestricted views.
A unique experience that’s ideal for all levels of fitness and those aged 10 years old and over is the Story Bridge Adventure Climb. During the bridge climb you will hear interesting and factual commentary on Brisbane, including history and heritage information of both the city and the bridge. At the top you’ll be rewarded for your efforts with the breath-taking panorama of Brisbane and its surrounds.
Brisbane has many recreational areas, and South Bank Parklands is popular for its relaxed atmosphere and opportunity to swim, walk, ride, eat or see a show. Outdoor enthusiasts can take in numerous scenic opportunities at South Bank which features 17 hectares of lush gardens and lawns, where you are welcome to throw a Frisbee or ball. Cycling and skateboarding are also permitted in designated areas. South Bank is home to three interactive playgrounds, where children can swing, climb and slide.
Enjoy hiking, walking, biking and more at Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Offering impressive early morning and evening views of the Brisbane skyline, the cliffs are also a popular picnic spot. At the cliffs’ base are well maintained gas barbecues and eating spots, interspersed between vibrant river’s edge sculptures, walking and cycling tracks, and whimsical pavilions for rest stops and reflection.
Many shopping centers, retailers, restaurants and pubs can be found in the surrounding Kangaroo Point area; some are within close walking distance like Pineapple Hotel. This is one of Queensland’s oldest hotels and is named after the pineapple plantations that were planted in the area in the 1900s. However, it has the look of a modern hotel thanks to a recent revamp. For fantastic food, service and atmosphere head to the Pineapple Hotel for a great night out with friends and family!
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