To get a sense of what makes Brisbane tick, spread your wings and discover nearby neighborhoods like Toowong, Indooroopilly, and Auchenflower.
To surround yourself with nature, visit the nearby parks and reserves. These are good spots to relax and unwind. The natural preserves such as Mt. Coot-Tha in Toowong, give visitors an insight into the animals and plants which inhabit the area. Read a book or newspaper in one of the local parks and gardens, which include the Tsuki-yama-chisen Japanese Garden.
To enjoy some retail therapy, browse Toowong Village in Toowong.
Brisbane’s sporting heart and soul can be found at Suncorp Stadium, which is home to 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’s on during your visit.
After enjoying Taringa, rest up in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. For a good night’s sleep it’s hard to go past the Jephson Hotel, Toowong, the Toowong Villas, and the popular Inn On The Park, Toowong.