The Hotel: Essence Suites Taringa
Enjoy the convenience of direct access from the Taringa Train Station to Essence Suites Taringa, with boutique interiors and state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities. The hotel also boasts panoramic views of the CBD and Mount Coot-tha. The on-site Guest Lounge serves as a relaxation hub and offers hot drinks and Wi-Fi access, as well as a TV and kitchenette.
Groupies can feel at home, staying in the modern Studio Suites which come decorated in a sleek style with colourful accents. Each one features a kitchenette, dining area, and Foxtel TV. Appetites are catered for at the on-site restaurant, Amaretto, which serves a variety of dishes and beverages.
- Bed size/type: queen bed
- Standard occupancy: two people
- Maximum occupancy: two people
The Area: Brisbane
The combination of balmy subtropical climate and cosmopolitan vibe makes Brisbane one of the most liveable cities in the world. With golden beaches, boutique shopping, world-class galleries and a vibrant café 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 bamboo 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, which is one of the most acclaimed in the country and 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.