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Local Amenities in South Brisbane

Transport

The Brisbane City Centre and South Bank walking distance from The Capitol Apartments. Other popular precincts in Brisbane are easily accessible by bus, ferry and the train. Plan your journey and view timetables here: htpps://translink.com.au

Bus [400m]

The closest bus service is the Cultural Centre Busway on Melbourne Street. 

Ferry / CityCat Terminal [1.2km]

The CityCat is a wonderful way to access Brisbane’s popular attractions and precincts. The closest CityCat stop to The Capitol Apartments is located in the South Bank Parklands (South Bank 1 Terminal, and South Bank 2 Terminal). Visitors can also enjoy a ride on Brisbane’s free CityHopper which runs from North Quay to Sydney Street (hop on at South Bank 3 Terminal), seven days a week.

Train Station [500m]

The closest Train Station is South Brisbane station which is on Grey Street, about a 7 minute walk (opposite QPAC). Train timetables can be found on the Translink website: htpps://translink.com.au

Airport Transfers

Brisbane Domestic and International Airport is located approximately 15.5km from The Capitol Apartments. Con-X-ion provide the most frequent and direct shuttle transfer services, and they meet all major flights and provide charter options for travellers arriving outside of scheduled service times or for those requiring a premium service. Click here to book your Con-x-ion airport transfer.

MDL Limousines also offer a reliable transfer in chauffeur driven luxury sedans. Click here to book your MDL Limousines airport transfer.

Taxis

Yellow Cabs
ph: 13 19 24
w: www.yellowcab.com.au

Black and White Cabs
ph: 131 008
w: www.blackandwhitecabs.com.au
 

Tourist Attractions

The Wheel of Brisbane [800m]
The Wheel of Brisbane stands 60 metres tall, illuminating the South Bank skyline and river with thousands of LED lights at night, presenting an exciting landmark for visitors and locals alike. The wheel has 42 air-conditioned, fully enclosed capsules each capable of seating up to 6 adults and 2 children. Each ride is of 12 to 15 minutes duration (which roughly equates to 3 or 4 wheel rotations) and offers unique panoramic 360 degree views of the river and city.

Tickets: $20 for adults, $17 for students/concession and $14 for children aged 4-12 years (Infants 3 years and under ride FREE). There is a 10% discount on tickets purchased online.

Cultural Forecourt, Russell Street, South Bank
Opening Hours: Seven days a week, from 9:00am to 10:00pm (Sunday to Thursday) and 9:00am – 11:00pm (Friday to Saturday).

City Botanic Gardens [1.5km]
The riverside City Botanic Gardens have a number of attractions including Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Mangrove Boardwalk and ornamental ponds along with the River Stage which host special events.  There are 10 outdoor designated booking areas that may be reserved for wedding ceremonies or corporate functions. The areas range from scenic lillyponds, intimate small areas or large open grassed areas.

The City Botanic Gardens are only a 10-15 minute walk from the city centre with entrances on George Street (in front of Parliament House), via the Goodwill Bridge or Alice Street (at the intersections of either Edward Street or Albert Street).

Conrad Treasury Casino [1.2km]
There’s always something big happening at Treasury - with five bars, six restaurants and a lively world of ever-changing entertainment, you’ll never run short of something to do. For zany comedians, big name music acts, DJs, fashion and more, head to Treasury where there’s always something fresh, live and exciting going on!
21 Queen St, Brisbane
ph: 07 3306 8888

Parliament House [1.6km]
Watch the Queensland State Parliament in action from the visitors' gallery and/or take a free half an hour tour of Parliament House and its treasure trove of antiques. Tours are conducted throughout the year at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm except public holidays. When parliament is sitting, tours are conducted at 2:00pm only. For Parliament sitting times visit the website or phone 07 3553 6470.

Corner George and Alice Streets, Brisbane City

Markets

South Bank Markets [1.3km]
Every Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, The Collective Markets at South Bank feature an exciting range of arts, crafts, homewares, collectibles, exotic items, designer fashion, delicious treats, organic produce and more. They also fetaure fabulous music and entertainment. The markets are an ideal way to find a unique gift, or simply stroll through and enjoy the atmosphere.

Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank Brisbane
w: www.collectivemarkets.com.au/southbank

Cultural

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre [750m]
Corner of Merivale &Glenelg Street, South Bank Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4101
www.bcec.com.au

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) [600m]
Encompasses the Lyric Theatre, Concert Hall, Playhouse and Cremorne Theatre
Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank

Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) [750m]
Stanley Street, South Bank Brisbane
www.qagoma.qld.gov.au
Opening Hours: Open Daily 10:00am to 5:00pm

State Library of Queensland [700m]
Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank Brisbane
www.slq.qld.gov.au
Opening hours: Open daily 10am - 5pm (until 8pm Mon-Thu)

Queensland Museum [650m]
Cultural Centre, Corner of Grey &Melbourne Streets, South Bank Brisbane
www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au
Opening Hours: Open Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm.

Admission: General entry to the museum is free (except to some special exhibitions).

Restaurants

A list of all the restaurants in Brisbane can be found at: www.bestrestaurants.com.au/location/Brisbane

South Brisbane/South Bank

Ahmet’ Licensed Turkish Restaurant
Shop 10 164 Grey Street, South Bank
ph: 07 3846 6699

Café Lagoonas
Shop 30B/445 Stanley Street, South Bank
ph: 07 3844 8092

Café San Marco
416 South Bank Parklands, South Bank Brisbane
ph: 07 3846 4334

Fox Hotel
Cnr Melbourne & Hope Street, South Brisbane
ph: 07 3844 2883

Ginga Japanese Restaurant
Shop 11 &12 Little Stanley Street, South Bank
ph: 07 3846 2313

Obsession Chinese Restaurant and Café
Shop A5 Little Stanley Street, South Bank
ph: 07 3844 3373

Bacchus
Rydges South Bank Grey Street, South Bank
ph: 07 3364 0837

Star on Little Stanley Café and Bar
Little Stanley Street, 12/166 Grey Street, South Bank
ph: 07 3844 8448

Viet De Lites
Little Stanley Street, South Bank
ph: 07 3844 7688

West End

Caravanserai
1-3 Dornoch Tce, West End
ph: 07 3217 2617

El Torito
146 Boundary St, West End
ph: 07 3844 5977

Lychee Lounge
Shop 2, 92 Boundary St, West End
ph: 07 3846 0544

Melbourne Hotel
2 Browning St, West End,
ph: 07 3844 1571

Mondo Restaurant
166 Hardgrave Rd, West End
ph: 07 3844 1132

Punjabi Palace
135 Melbourne Street, West End
ph: 07 3846 3884
www.punjabipalace.com.au

Quan Tanh
Shop 5, 75 Hardgrave Rd, West End
ph: 07 3846 3849

Three Monkey’s Coffee &Tea House
58 Mollison Street, West End
ph: 07 3844 6045

retail

West End Retail Precinct
West End Market Place [550m] – includes a Coles Supermarket and 25 specialty shops
Browning St retail precinct [750m] - Fashion boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bars and other specialty shops
Melbourne Street retail precinct &SW1 [300m] - Fashion boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bars and other specialty shops
Boundary Street retail precinct [350m] - Fashion boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bars and other specialty shops

South Bank Retail Precinct
Grey Street retail precinct [700m] - Fashion boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bars and other specialty shops Little Stanley St retail precinct [900m] - Fashion boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bars and other specialty shops

Brisbane City
Queen Street Mall [950m] – includes major department stores David Jones and Myer, fashion boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bars and other specialty shops

Movies

South Bank Cinema [1.1km]
The South Bank 5 Cinema complex is located in the heart of South Bank, Brisbane on Grey Street. The cinema screens all the latest and greatest films and is home to the biggest screen in Queensland. Movie Session times can be found at: www.cineplex.com.au
167 Grey Street, South Brisbane
Ph: 07 3846 5188

Recreational / Sporting

Suncorp Stadium [1.6km]
Suncorp Stadium is the home ground of the Brisbane Broncos NRL Team, the Queensland Roar A-League Soccer Team and the Queensland Reds Super 14 team.
40 Castlemaine Street, Milton (just two kilometres from Brisbane's CBD)
Ph: 07 3331 5000

The Gabba [2.9km]
Gate 7, Vulture Street, Woolloongabba
Ph: 07 3008 6166

Education

South Bank Institute of TAFE [635m]
Open Learning Institute of TAFE [190m]
Griffith University South Bank Campus [670m]
Queensland University of Technology [1.2km]
University of Queensland [1.7km]

Health

Hospital

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital [1.8km]
501 Stanley Street, South Brisbane
Ph: 07 3068 1111

Mater Hospital [2.0km]
Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane
Ph: 07 3163 8630

Medical Centre
West End Medical Practice [800,]
38 Russell Street, West End
Ph: (07) 3846 4888

Chemist
Andrew Tanos Pharmacy [900m]
197a Boundary St West End QLD 4101
ph: 07 3844 3086

Gladstone Road Pharmacy [1.5km]
Shop 3/ 30-34 Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill
ph: 07 3844 4820

Newsagents

West Side Story Newsagency [650m]
85 Boundary Street, West End
ph: 07 3844 7383

West End Markets News & Caskets [550m]
69 Boundary Street, West End
ph: 07 3844 7383