City Scoop: Brisbane

27 April 2015
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We've sourced the need-to-know info for visitors to the up-and-coming city of Brisbane in Queensland. No longer second fiddle to the bigger cities of Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane can hold its own with an assortment of daily and night-time activities, events and sights.

Don't miss out on the hidden gems of Brisbane with this inside city scoop.

 Bike riding along the Brisbane River

Food

Sono, Hamilton – Found in the riverside setting of Hamilton’s Portside Wharf, this Japanese restaurant has the freshest, most authentic-tasting seafood.

After Dark

Brisbane Jazz Club, Kangaroo Point – This former boat shed sitting on the riverbank has plenty of style and mellow tunes. The live jazz gigs are awesome!

Play

Paddington – Paddington, a couple of kilometres west of Brisbane’s CBD, is a vintage lover’s heaven, with antique shops as well as local designer, vintage and retro clothing stores.

 White sand and breaking waves along the shores of Stradbroke (image: Getty)

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Day Trip

North Stradbroke Island – Who wouldn’t want to be stuck on an island with clear blue water, sandy beaches and curious local wallabies? It’s what honeymooners’ dreams are made of – and just a short ferry ride from Brisbane!

Secret Tip

Insider info – Brisbane is home to internationally acclaimed fashion labels Gail Sorronda, George Wu, Black Milk Clothing, Maiocchi, Dogstar and Sabo Skirt.

Why I love Brisbane…

“We have the most breathtaking purple rain of jacarandas in spring and the friendliest locals who thank their bus drivers. What’s not to love?”

Juliet Siu, fashion editor/blogger at lacenruffles.com

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