Fortitude Valley, affectionately known to the locals as simply ‘The Valley’, has had a long history as one the city’s most colourful neighbourhoods. Indeed today, amidst its thriving shops and restaurants, those with an eye for architecture will discover many of the 30 heritage listed sites that are testament to its role as an important gathering place for the denizens of a young and burgeoning Brisbane.
These days, ‘The Valley’ never sleeps. Thanks to the multiple attractions of Chinatown, boutique retailers, cultural venues such as the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, small galleries, and the many pubs, eating places and nightclubs that line its glittering streets, it’s where locals and visitors rub shoulders in the pursuit of adventure or just plain fun.
Laying only a kilometre or two to the north east of Brisbane’s CBD, Fortitude Valley is also a great place to make your base camp for exploring all the attractions Queensland’s capital has to offer.
Things to do in Brisbane:
- Explore Chinatown
- Catch a show at The Judith Wright Centre
- Go nightclubbing
- Do some laps at the heritage-listed Valley Pool
- Catch the view from the summit of the Storey Bridge Climb
- Ride the Brisbane Wheel
- Shop ‘til you drop in James Street
- Visit South Bank for The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Museum
- Cruise Brisbane River on a Ferry Cat