For a real insiders view of Brisbane, step out and explore surrounding areas like New Farm, Paddington, and Fortitude Valley.
To really understand Brisbane, head to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Browse the museums and collections in the Museum of Brisbane. Book in for a lively show at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley and the Twelfth Night Theatre in Bowen Hills. Enjoy the wonderful displays at the Gallery of Modern Art and the Institute of Modern Art in Fortitude Valley.
When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Brisbane, head to one of the many nearby outdoor areas. Read a book or newspaper in one of the parks and gardens, which include the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
Some of Brisbane's popular sights are within driving distance of Herston, including the St. Stephens Cathedral, Tower Mill in Spring Hill and the Roma Street Parkland. The St. Andrew's Uniting Church offer those exploring Brisbane a chance to better understand the role religion has played in the area.
If you are ready to indulge in some retail therapy, explore the various stores at Emporium in Fortitude Valley, the Queen Street Mall and Chinatown Mall.
Get to know the local sports teams in Brisbane by catching a game at Suncorp Stadium, the home turf of the Brisbane Broncos and the Queensland Reds. Music lovers can also check out the stadium’s program to see if there’s a pop or rock concert scheduled during their visit.
At the end of a busy day exploring the streets of Herston, put up your feet and relax in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. Check out the rooms and rates at the Ibis Brisbane, the Punthill Brisbane, Spring Hill, or the Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane, Spring Hill.