The Hotel: Best Western Gregory Terrace
Whether Groupies are travelling for business or leisure, their needs will be taken care of at the Best Western Gregory Terrace. The list of nearby attractions boasts key players like the Roma Street Parklands and the Royal National Association (RNA) showground. It is also within walking distance of Brunswick Street and Chinatown Malls with the option to hit up Fortitude Valley or the CBD for even more shopping and dining options. When guests are not out and about, they can drop anchor and enjoy the motel’s facilities. Grab a bite to eat from GT’s Café-Bistro’s seasonal menu or take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool nestled in a lush tropical courtyard.
Spend downtime in one of the refurbished rooms with air conditioning and either a private balcony overlooking Victoria Park or from the Gateway Bridge out to the CBD. Kick back in front of the LCD television or catch up on cat videos using Wi-Fi. Make the most of every minute with a late check-out.
* Queen bed * Maximum occupancy: two people * This room is air-conditioned and has a 42-inch LCD television and high-speed internet access
The Area: Brisbane
The combination of balmy subtropical climate and cosmopolitan vibe makes Brisbane one of the most livable cities in the world. With golden beaches, boutique shopping, world-class galleries and a vibrant cafe culture on their doorstep, visitors to Australia’s third largest city have no shortage of things to see and do. Stroll among the green lawns, Moreton Bay figs, pines and bamboos of the Botanic Gardens, Brisbane’s oldest park, where kids will love looking for possums on the riverside Mangrove Boardwalk at night. For a culture hit, check out the Queensland Art Gallery, one of the most acclaimed galleries in the country that regularly hosts international exhibitions. For even more glitz and glamour, take in a show at Queensland Performing Arts Centre or Brisbane Convention Centre or have a flutter at Treasury Casino. For activities that get the blood pumping, head to Riverlife Adventure Centre to make the most of Brisbane’s river location by paddling around on a kayak or rock climbing up majestic cliffs overlooking the water. Shopaholics, too, are in paradise with the 700 stores of Queen Street Mall, or for edgier designs head to Elizabeth Street and discover some of Brisbane’s most promising up-and-coming designers.