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Fortitude ValleyBrisbane

Bustling bars, funky shops and edgy art galleries make up the heart and soul of Brisbane’s most iconic nightlife district.

A walk through Fortitude Valley is guaranteed to be full of fun surprises at any time of the day or night.

Explore your artistic side at the Institute of Modern Art. This vibrant space has a rich history of nurturing the local arts community and offers an eclectic schedule of free exhibitions and public lectures.

Catch a show at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, where you can choose from dance, cabaret, performance art or music.

Hunt for a bargain at the Fortitude Valley Markets. Wander through the great collection of stalls on a sunny weekend morning and check out bespoke fashion, bric-a-brac and designer homewares.

Grab brunch or high-quality coffee at one of the gourmet cafes on nearby James Street, one of the trendiest places to eat in the whole city. Drink a cold beer at one of the alfresco bars that line the Brunswick Street Mall or head out for some serious clubbing with the thousands of locals that come here to let off steam on a Friday night.

Time your visit to coincide with some of the great music festivals that happen throughout the year. Valley Fiesta and Bigsound Live are both big events on Brisbane’s live music calendar.

Eat some delicious food in the pedestrian mall in Chinatown. Visit this hub of multicultural restaurants to sample cuisine from countries such as Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and China.

Browse the funky shops that line Brunswick Street. This is a great place to update your wardrobe, get a new haircut or pick up some cool gifts.

Move your body to the beat at one of the live music shows that this district is famous for. Head to local favourite, The Zoo, or check out some of the newer venues that regularly pop up.

Wander some of the laneways to find some hidden shopping gems and take photos of the interesting graffiti. Try Bakery Lane or Winn Lane for fashion, food and fun.

This inner-city neighbourhood is bursting with creative energy. Make sure you stop by for a little taste of what this city has to offer.


Popular places to visit in Fortitude Valley

Chinatown Mall
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Chinatown Mall

5/5(1 review)

Sample authentic and affordable Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean cuisine in this typical Asian precinct in the heart of Brisbane’s bustling Fortitude Valley.

Centenary Place
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Centenary Place

You can learn about the history of Brisbane with a trip to Centenary Place. Stroll along the riverfront in this culturally rich area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Institute of Modern Art
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Institute of Modern Art

Delve into Brisbane’s burgeoning arts scene in “The Judy,” where you can see the latest exhibits at one of Australia’s oldest independent art galleries.

Queen Street Mall
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Queen Street Mall

4.5/5(80 reviews)

Shop for books or fashion, grab a bite to eat in a restaurant or bar and watch street performers entertain the crowds along Brisbane’s central shopping district.

South Bank Parklands
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South Bank Parklands

4.5/5(93 reviews)

Swim in the sparkling water of an inner-city beach, stroll through lush gardens and taste gourmet gelato all while staying close to Brisbane’s busy downtown area.

Roma Street Parkland
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Roma Street Parkland

4.5/5(41 reviews)

Stroll through this inner-city oasis with lake, subtropical flowers, native plants, public art and water features.

Top things to do in Fortitude Valley

Best of Brisbane Brewery Tour Full Day Tour with Tastings
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Best of Brisbane Brewery Tour Full Day Tour with Tastings

£101
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Sightseeing River Cruise with Admission to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Sightseeing River Cruise with Admission to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

£47
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Day Admission
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Day Admission

£23
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Brisbane River Cruise, Wheel of Brisbane & Lunch Combo Tour
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Brisbane River Cruise, Wheel of Brisbane & Lunch Combo Tour

£39
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
O'Reilly's & Lamington National Park Day Tour
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O'Reilly's & Lamington National Park Day Tour

£61
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
City Winery Brisbane Wine Blending Workshop
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City Winery Brisbane Wine Blending Workshop

£81
Per adult

Top hotels in Fortitude Valley

Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane
4 out of 5
15 Ivory Lane, Fortitude Valley, QLD
The price is £55 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Howard Smith Wharves and Eagle Street Pier. Queen Street Mall and ...

4/5Very Good! (918 reviews)

"Great view, lovely staff. Great location... lots of great food places nearby"…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2020

Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane
Sage Hotel James Street
Sage Hotel James Street
4 out of 5
70 James Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD
The price is £75 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Fortitude Valley, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Emporium and Chinatown Mall. Story Bridge and RNA Showgrounds are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (444 reviews)

"This hotel has friendly staff, the rooms are cleaned well and overall the property is in very good condition and well maintained. The bed is pretty comfortable. Super convenient location!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

Sage Hotel James Street
Ovolo The Valley Brisbane
Ovolo The Valley Brisbane
5 out of 5
1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £86 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov

Located in Fortitude Valley, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Emporium and Tivoli. Queen Street Mall and Roma Street Parkland are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (995 reviews)

"A beautiful change to the former Emporium fitout. Loved the downstairs bar and the rooms have a nice layout too. Breakfast is amazing!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2020

Ovolo The Valley Brisbane
The Calile Hotel
The Calile Hotel
5 out of 5
48 James Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD
The price is £158 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

Located in Fortitude Valley, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of James Street and Emporium. Howard Smith Wharves and RNA Showgrounds are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (195 reviews)

"The hotel is fabulous! In a great location, staff are so friendly and wonderful!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2020

The Calile Hotel
FV by Peppers
FV by Peppers
4.5 out of 5
191 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD
The price is £103 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

Located in Fortitude Valley, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Brunswick Street Mall, RNA Showgrounds and Howard Smith Wharves. Story ...

4.2/5Very Good! (241 reviews)

"Lights didn’t work, no globes, toilet didn’t flush properly."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2020

FV by Peppers
 The Constance
The Constance
4 out of 5
14-20 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD
The price is £68 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov

Located in Fortitude Valley, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Brunswick Street Mall and Tivoli. RNA Showgrounds and Brisbane Powerhouse are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (596 reviews)

"Loved everything from staff, location and the availbitiy to everything at your door step..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

The Constance
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