Ascot Vacations

Ascot is in Brisbane. It makes up part of bustling metropolis that is home to 2,200,000 inhabitants. Ascot is approximately 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Brisbane’s downtown area. If you are flying in, Ascot is approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) away from Brisbane International Airport.

Ascot is within easy reach of a range of colorful Brisbane’s attractions. Two of the most popular attractions here are the marvelous Eagle Farm Racecourse and the remarkable Doomben Racecourse. And don’t miss Portside Wharf and Gateway Bridge.

To really understand Brisbane, visit one of its museums and theaters. There are many excellent destinations visitors can pay a visit to for a morning such as the Museum of Brisbane. To catch home-grown and touring acts, book tickets to Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm, the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley and the Twelfth Night Theatre in Bowen Hills, one of the region’s premier live concert venues. Aspiring artists should browse the exhibits at the Institute of Modern Art in Fortitude Valley.

Get your body moving in nature at the many beautiful destinations nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. To discover the nearby wilderness set out to explore the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Visitors of all ages love to hang out in places like the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the New Farm Park. There is a relaxed atmosphere here as well as pretty garden beds and trees.

Those with some time to spare in the Ascot area should go and see the St. Stephens Cathedral, Tower Mill in Spring Hill and the Roma Street Parkland. Those with a passion for religious history shouldn’t miss the St. Andrew's Uniting Church.

Enjoy window shopping and purchase some original souvenirs at popular nearby malls and markets such as Emporium in Fortitude Valley, the Queen Street Mall and Chinatown Mall.

The area’s sporting heart is Suncorp Stadium, the stomping ground of the Brisbane Broncos rugby league team in winter and the Queensland Reds rugby union team. If you’d rather see a concert or show, check the stadium’s website to see what concerts are coinciding with your visit.

After spending the day exploring the streets of Ascot, recharge your batteries in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. The Novotel Brisbane Airport, the Ibis Brisbane and the Punthill Brisbane, Spring Hill are among the many great places to stay around here.

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