Eight Mile Plains Vacations

As part of the bustling city of Brisbane, Eight Mile Plains has a great deal to offer visitors. Eight Mile Plains is about 8 miles (13 kilometers) from Brisbane’s downtown area. If you are flying in, Eight Mile Plains is approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) away from Brisbane International Airport.

Many of Brisbane’s key attractions are near to Eight Mile Plains, making it a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two sights that should top every visitor’s list is the fascinating Hughesville and the much-loved Brisbane Technology Park. Two other recommended attractions you’ll find close by Eight Mile Plains are the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds and the Wineglass Water Tower.

You’ll find many unique museums, exhibits and venues in and around Eight Mile Plains. Find the treasures kept in some of the fascinating museums here such as Queensland Museum in South Brisbane, the Museum of Brisbane and the Queensland Maritime Museum. Book tickets for one or two of the popularater, dance and music performances at Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm, the Queensland Conservatorium in South Brisbane and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. If you love everything to do with art, visit the exhibits at the Queensland Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Institute of Modern Art in Fortitude Valley.

If the weather is good, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and appreciate the local natural destinations. To discover the native flora and fauna, drive out to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Visitors of all ages love to hang out in places like Davies Park in West End, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the New Farm Park. There is a charming atmosphere here and well-tended garden beds and trees.

If you have time in and around Eight Mile Plains, be sure to visit the St. Stephens Cathedral, Tower Mill in Spring Hill and Skyneedle. To get a little closer to Brisbane’s heart and soul, spend a little time at the area’s holy places, such as the St. Andrew's Uniting Church.

To shop for local fashion or enjoy a snack, set out to visit Emporium in Fortitude Valley, The Markets in West End and the Queen Street Mall.

Those who are traveling without kids will enjoy spending some time at the Castlemaine Perkins Brewery in Milton and Sirromet Wines in Mount Cotton.

This area is home to the legendary Brisbane Broncos rugby league team in winter and Queensland Reds rugby union team. Both teams compete in regular games at Suncorp Stadium. If you’re not a sports fan, you can still come to the stadium during one of the many musical spectacles held here.

When you’re ready to rest up after a busy day discovering the charming streets of Eight Mile Plains, check in to one of the area’s convenient bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, it’s hard to go past the Ibis Brisbane, the Punthill Brisbane, Spring Hill, and the popular Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane.

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