Brisbane Things to See and Do

Want to explore the great sights and sounds of Brisbane? The Wellington Apartment Hotel provides a perfect base from which to reach most of the great locations whether by City Cat, car or on foot. Brisbane’s great City Cat is just an easy 6 minute stroll from The Wellington’s front door and from there you can hop on hop off in the City, at Southbank, the City Botanical Gardens, Queensland University and many other great locations. Or you can just sit back on the City Cat and take in many of the other sights the Brisbane River has to offer. Change from the City Cat to one of the other Brisbane Ferry services for the Lone Pine Sanctuary and many other great locations. By foot you can easily reach the Storey Bridge (don’t miss the famous Storey Bridge Climb), The Valley Precinct (including Chinatown), or walk through to the cliffs at Kangaroo Point, with access to the River Walk and Southbank Parklands. A little further afield and an easy drive will have you at Mt Cootha where there are great views across Brisbane and at the base of which is the world renowned Brisbane Botanical Gardens.

Brisbane Sporting Venues

Interested in sport? The Wellington is just 500 metres from Brisbane’s famous Gabba Cricket ground which hosts first class cricket matches in summer and is home to the Brisbane Lions AFL side in winter. If one of the other football codes is your choice a short City Cat journey will have you at Suncorp Stadium (formerly Lang Park) where the Brisbane Broncos Rugby League side, the Queensland Reds Rugby Union side and the Brisbane Roar Soccer side all play their home games.

Fancy a flutter? Brisbane’s Treasury Casino is easily reached on the City Cat whilst Brisbane’s two race tracks (Doomben and Eagle Farm), the Albion Park Trotting and Greyhound Tracks are a short distance from the City Cat’s Hamilton Wharf terminal..

Brisbane Cultural Centres

More interested in Cultural Activities? By City Cat or pleasant walk through Kangaroo Point and Southbank Parklands you can reach the heart of Brisbane’s Cultural activities. There you will find the Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Concert Hall, the Lyric Theatre, the Cremorne Theatre, the Play House and the Conservatorium of Music.

Brisbane Restaurants

And what about food? The Wellington’s own Boots Restaurant offers great breakfasts every day and highly regarded evening meals from Monday to Thursday. There are some fine quality restaurants within close proximity as is the Shafston pub across the road. Then in easy reach are the Brisbane City River (Eagle Street) restaurants, Chinatown in the Valley, the Southbank (Little Stanley Street) precinct, the James Street precinct and many other unique locations. Need some guidance or want a reservation just ask our friendly front desk staff?

Yes, no matter what your interests are during your visit to Brisbane The Wellington Apartment Hotel is right where you want to be and when it’s time to rest our bar, Boots Restaurant, pool and comfortable rooms will ensure you are refreshed and ready to “do it all again”! Ring us today to book your Brisbane accommodation.

Brisbane Accommodation Guest Reviews

Heading to Brisbane and looking for Brisbane accommodation but not sure where to stay. Read what recent guests had to say after enjoying great accommodation at The Wellington. Centrally located in East Brisbane and within easy access to the Brisbane River and the City Cat ferry. Be within easy reach of the Brisbane CBD, Southbank, QPAC, the Gabba, Fortitude Valley and Suncorp Stadium.

Guest Feedback Brisbane Accommodation

“We were unexpectedly met on arrival by Dana, though it was well after 9pm. Our very clean spacious room was on the first floor at the back. Very quiet, with good sized balcony and view to the city. Our room had a shower over a bath. I don’t know whether they all have, but its something to watch out for if that’s a problem for you. Very convenient for the Gabba and a local bus or River Cat to the city. Good pub with excellent food across the road and supermarket nearby. Wi-Fi did play up a bit but was fixed for us. Friendly and helpful staff.”

“I travel quite regularly and have stayed in many hotels. Wellington Apartments staff were amazing. Made me feel at home. The bed was so comfortable. The chef was so good. Location was perfect, close to all amenities but away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. I will be definitely be booking with Wellington Holiday Apartments whenever I’m in Brisbane.”

“It’s a credit to the staff and management for the wonderful service and food. Thank you for turning a business trip into a holiday. Boots restaurant food was amazing, lots of variety and exceptional service. A good scenic walk to Kangaroo Point cliffs. Access to shops across the road. Loved it will be back soon, I hope.”

“We stayed at the Wellington about ten years ago, and came back to find it just as good as before. We stayed twice this trip, a few days apart. The rooms are large, clean and well appointed, good bathroom and mini-kitchen, with air conditioning. The staff are very helpful, particularly the manager Dana. We arrived late from the airport in pouring rain from Cyclone Marcia, and Dana was very helpful in getting us a take away pizza (restaurants close early in Brisbane). The Wellington is in East Brisbane, its not in the city, but with a car, it is a very convenient location to stay. Its only a few hundred metres from the ‘Gabba cricket ground, The Wellington is about five minutes walk from the Mowbray Park river ferry terminal, with a quick service into the centre of Brisbane city and its many riverfront restaurants and bars. The room cost is very reasonable.”

So for your next visit to Brisbane, why not stay at The Wellington apartment hotel, the perfect Brisbane accommodation choice. You will love our friendly service, great Brisbane location, awesome restaurant perfect for holiday accommodation and corporate travellers.

Brisbane Accommodation near The Gabba

Looking for Brisbane Accommodation near The Gabba for an upcoming sporting event? Look no further than the Wellington Apartment Hotel. The Brisbane cricket ground in Woolloongabba, now affectionately known as The Gabba is not only an iconic structure but home to the Brisbane Lions AFL team, the Brisbane Bulls and Brisbane Heat cricket team. Recent renovations to this icon now see a seating capacity around 50 000, imagine the atmosphere! The Gabba also available for hire for those wanting to host their own event or function with the Wellington apartments a stone`s throw from the venue. A short walk (15 minutes) means no need for a car or parking issues.

East Brisbane Apartments

Leisure as well as business travellers looking for East Brisbane apartments close to The Gabba will find a great range of fully furnished apartment options. From studio apartments, hotel rooms and 2 bedroom suites, you will find the perfect apartment option for your requirements at The Wellington. You will love our central location, just minutes from the Brisbane CBD, South Bank, QPAC, Princes Theatre as well as the Gabba.

After a big day at a Gabba game, return to the Wellington to enjoy the onsite pool and bbq area, parks and play grounds nearby and the onsite lounge bar, coffee shop and restaurant. Enjoy relaxed dining with the restaurants European chef preparing a range of meal options using locally sourced fresh produce.
The Wellington apartment hotel is the ideal choice for those wanting Brisbane accommodation near The Gabba, Woolloongabba in Brisbane.

Accommodation near South Brisbane hospitals (The Mater, Princess Alexandra, Greenslopes, Lady Cilento)

We have the ideal accommodation near the South Brisbane hospitals. Whether you are staying to visit friends and family that have been admitted to the Mater, Princess Alexandra or Greenslopes hospitals or the Lady Cilento Children’s hospital, The Wellington Apartment Hotel is accommodation that is conveniently located in Kangaroo Point. As is often the case, accommodation found in hospital neighbourhoods can sometimes be missing a little personality and character.

 

Brisbane Accommodation

In the case of The Wellington Apartment Hotels, we pride ourselves on our superb location, excellent amenities and award winning hospitality. You’ll enjoy The Wellington’s aspect looking back over to the Brisbane CBD above the leafy suburb of East Brisbane.

We have Brisbane accommodation to suit all requirements; whether you are looking for a classic hotel room with room service, or a studio apartment or two bedroom apartment where you can prepare and cook your own meals. If you require our certified disabled apartment with wheel chair access, or just a bath handle when accessing the bath – just let the staff at The Wellington know. Our in-house Boots Restaurant is also equipped to cater to all dietary requirements. As well as our delicious a la carte menus, the chef can also prepare vegetarian and vegan meals with fresh produce from the restaurant pantry.

Directions to South Brisbane Hospitals
While Wellington Street is a one way street, this makes it quite predictable for entry and exit from our property in a car. Travel north and then doubleback on LaTrobe for quick transit to Greenslopes or the Princess Alexandra Hospitals. The hospitals are close to the M3 motorway but depending on the time of day, using the arterial roads will get you to your destination in a timely fashion. The Mater Hospitals can be accessed the same way, but instead of heading towards Woollongabba or Greenslopes, keep going past the Latrobe and Vulture Street East, take the first right after Vulture Street East which is Stanley Street and then keep driving past the Gabba and six blocks on you will see the Mater hospital campus. You won’t miss it.

Coming back is easy. Take Vulture Street East until you hit Wellington Street. Turn left and it’s a home run.

As you will see, we have the ideal accommodation near the South Brisbane hospitals. If you need Brisbane accommodation for an appointment or you are visiting please think of The Wellington Apartment Hotels when you need to book. We’ll be here.

Brisbane accommodation near Convention Centre

For conference goers looking for Brisbane accommodation near Convention Centre you’ve come to the right place. Avoid the torturous early morning traffic of the Brisbane CBD, our city fringe position at The Wellington Apartment Hotel Brisbane will relieve you of those headaches. With our free guest parking you can leave the car behind at the hotel and acquaint yourself with the Brisbane public transport system. In this case, the CityCat ferry is the way to travel.

Accommodation in Brisbane

Our four star boutique Brisbane accommodation provides you with the choice of hotel room or self contained apartment accommodation. The decor is crisp, clean and modern, and all accommodation comes with free wi-fi. If you require a workstation or desk, the studio option will probably suit you best. Our accommodation comes with a minibar, but we also have a lounge bar downstairs which is always a pleasant place to unwind after a long day in conference. We also have our in-house restaurant, Boots Restaurant run by chef Alexander Obel. Our very experienced chef Alexander has designed a series of exciting menus that are healthy, delicious and excellent value for money. Room service is also available all day, with an all day snack menu. So if you have an unoccupied day, a working session at the hotel could be a productive way to spend your time.

Otherwise you may want to take a beat and explore some of the exciting Brisbane attractions. Take the CityCat again, you should be familiar with the South Bank, but whether you decide to wander during the day or dine out at night, the area is full of many pleasant discoveries. Take Streets Beach for instance, it’s one of the few if only freshwater city beaches in the world. Imagine a lagoon pool extending the length of five football fields surrounded by fine soft white sand. Catch some rays or have a splash.

Take in some of the cultural attractions, the QAG, GOMA or Museum. There is plenty to take in, and the shows are always changing.

If you’re coming to conference in Brisbane then our Brisbane accommodation near Convention Centre should be ideal. Call ahead or book online, you’ll get the best deal dealing direct.

Accommodation near the CityCat Ferry Brisbane

The Wellington Apartment Hotel on Wellington Road, Kangaroo Point is accommodation near the CityCat Ferry Brisbane. With the nearest terminal just minutes away at Mowbray Park you can be assured that you will be closer to the CBD than you think. For visitors to Brisbane, the CityCat is also a great way to enjoy a cruise and discover the city of Brisbane. It’s possible to jump on the CityCat to ride up to view the mouth of the Brisbane River, and then scoot back in the other direction to the University of Queensland. With toilets on board, and a time limit of two hours it’s easy to fit a round trip journey in.

 

Brisbane Things To See and Do

Of course the best stop is on the South Bank terminal where it’s jam packed with the major cultural attractions in Brisbane. Institutions such as the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum and State Library of Queensland can be found along Grey Street. In the South Bank Parklands you will find the Nepalese Pagoda, Picnic Island and Streets Beach. The Nepalese Pagoda is the last remaining exhibit from the World Expo 1988, and once you see it you’ll understand why it truly is a gift to the people of Brisbane.

Streets Beach, South Bank is another attraction that is worth visiting. Bring your beach towel and swimsuit, Streets Beach is possibly the only city beach in the world. Running parallel with the Brisbane River, the beach which is actually a pool occupies the length of five football fields and is lined by silky white sands and patrolled by bonafide surf life saving guards. A slightly surreal city experience, but also worth trying.

After a hard day at the museums, galleries, pagodas and urban beaches you’ll be well deserving of refreshments. You’ll have no trouble finding a cafe, restaurant, or bar to replenish. Check anywhere in Little Stanley Street, Parklands, River Quay or Grey Street. There’s bound to be somewhere that suits your taste.

Make sure you book your accommodation near the CityCat Ferry Brisbane. The Wellington Apartment Hotel on Wellington Road, Kangaroo Point is a sure bet.

Brisbane Accommodation Near Suncorp Stadium

Here is Brisbane accommodation near Suncorp Stadium that is the perfect place to stay for the next game, or big concert. The Wellington Apartment Hotel is a great place to stay if you’re coming to Brisbane for a game, or concert at the Suncorp Stadium. Our four star luxury Brisbane accommodation is surprisingly affordable. The two bedroom apartments can sleep up to seven people, and has free undercover car parking. Arrive for the big event and leave your car behind. With the superb Brisbane public transport system it’s easy to get around. South Brisbane, Milton, Paddington, and the lower end of Kangaroo Point are great entertainment and hospitality hotspots.

One of our favorite recommendations if you’re visiting the Suncorp stadium is Statler and Waldorf, a really good gastro pub to visit before, or after the game, or concert. Toast or commiserate with a craft beer (or two) and tuck into a meal that you will be able to eat with a clear conscience. They do “modern interpretations of pub classics that use seasonal produce, local when it’s better, ethical where viable, and table it for an honest price.” [sic] Breads are baked in-house, pasta is handmade and honey is sourced from our rooftop hive. Just make sure your beard is clean, and your hipster pants are not fastened too tightly.

Our in-house restaurant, Boots Restaurant can also serve you world class sustenance. The breakfast menu has eggs under eight separate dishes, and they’re free range too. The dinner menu is also worth staying in for if you’re after a quieter night. Afterwards, a few quiet drinks at our lounge bar is a relaxed way to spend an evening in Brisbane.

We think our Brisbane accommodation near Suncorp stadium is where the smart money comes for their out of town Brisbane accommodation experience. Once you try us, we know you’ll be hooked. You don’t even have to like the Broncos.

Family Accommodation Brisbane CBD

Now that Kangaroo Point is all grown up, our family accommodation in the Brisbane CBD is the obvious choice to stay for whatever business, or pleasure brings you to Brisbane. The Wellington Apartment Hotel is the perfect place to launch your Brisbane holiday adventure. With our Brisbane city fringe location you’ll gain all the benefits of our close proximity without any of the parking or traffic congestion problems associated with accommodation right in the CBD.

Brisbane Family Accommodation

Our studio and two bedroom apartments are ideal for holidaying families to stay. With our self contained accommodation your family is all setup for a self catered holiday. There’s a Coles nearby in Woolloongabba, however it’s easy to find a deli, butcher or specialist retailer nearby for more particular products. Families will also enjoy the barbeque beside the pool. The pool area is a great spot to socialise and have a meal in the evening, the sparkle of Brisbane city lights and the neighbourhood create a lovely atmosphere.

For access to the various attractions to Brisbane, the CityCat ferries are a very convenient way to get around Brisbane, especially to the South Bank where many of Queensland`s cultural treasures can be found. QPAC, GOMA and QAG are all along the same strip. Refresh your cultural database with a visit to the Queensland Art Gallery. Along with the blockbuster travelling shows, the permanent collection of Nolan, Drysdale and Vida Lahey are well worth a look.

Bring your appetite and bring your togs while you are visiting the South Bank. The array of cafes and eateries is just staggering. Use your google and you’ll drown in a sea of choice. If you want a pointer, our concierge always has a tip or two about the hot spots. After lunch take in some sun or have a swim in the infinity edge pool at Streets Beach, Australia’s only city beach, right beside the Brisbane river. There’s tons of silky white sand to relax on and with a pool that occupies the size of five footy fields, it’s more than a glorified swimming pool…

There you have it, our family accommodation in the Brisbane CBD, don’t just take our recommendation. Come and see for yourself, The Wellington Apartment Hotel is THE accommodation to book for your next holiday in Brisbane.

Accommodation near the Brisbane CBD

Beat the rush and book your accommodation near the Brisbane CBD. The Wellington Hotel Apartments are the perfect distance and location to base yourself if you are in Brisbane on business. It’s close enough to walk to the CBD, and the public transport terminals are also close at hand. The Wellington Road location is also good for travellers with their own or hired car. The journey by car into the CBD and out of Brisbane from The Wellington Apartment Hotel should be easier as the routes have lighter traffic in general.

Brisbane Accommodation

The Wellington Apartment Hotel provides you with a Brisbane accommodation solution that gives you the best of both worlds. A dedicated four star hotel room and accompanying service, or a fully self contained apartment where you can choose to use the hotel facilities, or not. This means that The Wellington Apartment Hotel is also very suitable for families visiting Brisbane. With the choice of studio or two bedroom apartments up to seven family members can be accommodated.

It’s also an exciting Kangaroo Point location sitting right next to the stately older suburb of East Brisbane. This contrast of old and new buildings adds to the richness of location, with most views from the apartments looking out over leafy suburbs, or the bustling cityscape.

With our central city fringe location, Brisbane is at your feet. Well, you will have to use yours but there is a universe of tastes awaiting, and you don’t have to break the bank either. How about these for a couple of ideas?

A three-course lunch for $30? Or degustation dinner for $65? The restaurant 66 on Ernest is Southbank Institute of Technology’s hospitality training restaurant. Get yourself on their email list so they can let you know when they are making their next presentation. It’s almost worth coming to Brisbane for. How about building your own burger at Miel Container, in Mary Street. Yes it is a shipping container burger joint.

Now you’ve got the idea that our accommodation near the Brisbane CBD is actually pretty good, can we interest you in booking? We’re quite sure you are going to like staying at The Wellington Apartment Hotel in Brisbane.

Brisbane Accommodation near South bank

You don’t need to endure the torturous traffic of the Brisbane CBD, our Brisbane accommodation near South Bank will relieve you of any headaches of getting in and out of the city. Our city fringe location means you can leave the car behind at the hotel and make friends with the Brisbane public transport system. With free parking for guests why wouldn’t you.

The Wellington Apartment Hotel, East Brisbane is the ideal spot to launch your Brisbane holiday campaign. Lookout South Bank!

Accommodation South Bank

Our studio and two bedroom apartments are perfect for holidaying families. We have rollaway bed options to fit those extra bodies and the apartments are also setup for self catering. With a two ring stovetop, electric frypan and full-sized refrigerator, it’s easy to prepare meals for the hungry. The barbeque beside the pool is also another great option for family meals. Bask in the sparkle of Brisbane city lights and the neighbouring East Brisbane rooftops.

Access to the South Bank and indeed many of the other attractions in Brisbane is easy with the CityCat ferry service. Among the attractions you’ll find on the South Bank are:
● Streets Beach
● GOMA
● QAG
● SLA exhibitions
● Queensland Museum
● Nepalese Pagoda
● Griffith University Art Gallery
● Picnic Island
Once you’re done looking, introduce yourself to the array of cafes and eateries on the South Bank. Just lookup Little Stanley Street, Parklands, River Quay or Grey Street for some ideas if you want to do a little preparation.

Just across the river, is Jan Powers Farmers Markets in front of the Powerhouse at Lamington St, Newfarm. They’re open on every Saturday of the month from 6am till 12pm. This is a great place to spend a Saturday morning, browsing through the fresh produce and eating the delicious produce presented along the bustling walkway. Breakfasts are always good: a coffee and the paper and then a croissant, or an omelette, dumplings, crepes, sausages, French pizzas, or Japanese chicken skewers. If you’re just arriving, or staying longer, then pack your basket full of farm fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, small goods, meats, sauces, olives, dips, cakes, bread, fresh herbs, oils. You will be amazed at the low prices of the fruits and vegetables and you’ll also be sorted for the rest of the week.

Make sure you book at our Brisbane accommodation near South Bank. Avoid the expensive Brisbane city tariffs and see how much you can save by staying at The Wellington Apartment Hotel.

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