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Brisbane Central Business DistrictBrisbane

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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Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Stamford Plaza Brisbane
5 out of 5
Corner of Margaret & Edward Streets, South Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD
The price is ¥12,694 per night from Mar 31 to Apr 1

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,164 reviews)

"Really lovely hotel - welcoming staff - upgraded- food and drinks were amazing."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

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Treasury Brisbane
Treasury Brisbane
5 out of 5
130 William Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is ¥11,123 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from Treasury Casino and Commissariat Store Museum. Queen Street Mall and Museum of ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (943 reviews)

"Amazing hotel & service, will definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

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Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
4.5 out of 5
108 Albert Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is ¥9,460 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29

Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, and Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,325 reviews)

"The location was excellent, right in Brisbane CBD with lots of shops and restaurants and cafes within a very short walking distance. However with the construction going on next door it was quite noisy"…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

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Pacific Hotel Brisbane
Pacific Hotel Brisbane
4 out of 5
345 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, QLD
The price is ¥10,093 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Brisbane Private Hospital, St. Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, and Roma ...

4.1/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"Very pleased with our stay, comfortable beds, and amazing service."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2021

Pacific Hotel Brisbane
W Brisbane
W Brisbane
5 out of 5
81 North Quay, Brisbane, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥21,573 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16

Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Queen Street Mall, Gallery of Modern Art, and Roma Street Parkland. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (459 reviews)

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Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

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Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane
Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane
5 out of 5
43 Herschel Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is ¥8,865 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of City Hall Clock Tower, Brisbane Private Hospital, and Treasury ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,680 reviews)

"Our room was ready early which was great however our room had a dirty towel on the floor in the lounge and when I used the hair-dryer it made a funny noise and had a burning smell - that said these things were attended to quickly"…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane
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