It’s time to continue my travel stories of Queensland Australia. This time I’m gonna share with you interesting places to stay, shop, eat and have fun in Brisbane.
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland Australia. It is a big modern and chic city with lot’s of interesting architecture and art installation. I immediately fell in love with this city the minute we reached the town.
Fyi, Brisbane is located around 1 hour drive from Gold Coast and it is very common for the citizen to commuter between Brisbane to Gold Coast on a daily basis.
NEXT HOTEL BRISBANE + QUEEN STREET MALL
We stayed at this moderm futuristic hotel called NEXT Hotel. The room was simple, clean and modern with super awesome remote control using mobile phone they provide for each room. I can simply control the lighting, air conditioning, TV, calling to the front desk, etc in one touch.
But the most awesome thing would be the location, it is located right in the Queen Street Mall that is filled with lot’s of shopping places and dining choices. One of the busiest pedestrian malls with outdoor setting.
Queen Street, Brisbane
JIMMY’S ON THE MALL
If you need a recommendation on where to eat in Queen Street Mall, you should definitely try Jimmy’s on the Mall. It is one of Brisbane’s most popular restaurants in Queen Street Mall
They open for 24 hours a week and offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Jimmy’s on the Mall
Queen Street mall, Brsbane
Madame Wu is a riverfront restaurant located in Riparian Plaza. It is a restaurant where the customer can enjoy both amazing food and view at the same time as they offer magnificent views of the Story Bridge.
Upper Plaza Level, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle St
TANGALOOMA ISLAND RESORT
Tangalooma Island Resort located in Moreton Island is around 75 minutes cruise ride across Moreton Bay from Brisbane. It is the island resort where the Running Man team did one of their Australia episodes featuring Rain.
I was extremely excited and immediately entered nostalgic mode reminiscing every scenes from Running Man episode.
In the resort, visitors could do so many activities such as Quad Biking riding, dolphin feeding, sand surfing, etc. We had scheduled to have a sand surfing activity but it was raining that day, so they change the activity into whale watching. I was very lucky to be able to visit Queensland during the whale migration period and being able to have this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
It was surreal to be able to see sooo many whales in the ocean very close.
Besides whale watching, I also had amazing fun time riding the badass Quad Biking and had a chance to feed the super cute wild dolphins in the evening.
Tangalooma Island Resort
Tangalooma Island Resort
A: 220 Holt Street, Pinkenba QLD 4009
FELIX ESPRESSO AND WINEBAR
Located just 3 minutes from my hotel, there is a very nice and cozy café called Felix for Goodness where they serve tasty coffee and healthy yet delicious meal made from local and organic produce.
Felix for Goodness
50 Burnett Lane, Brisbane
DI BELLA COFFEE
Di Bella Coffee is Australia’s largest specialty coffee roaster and it is absolutely a must visit for coffee lovers.
AnakJajan had a fun tour inside their coffee factory learning and understanding the process from selecting the coffee beans, roasting till packing it. I also had a hands-on latte art practice and I must say that making a latte art is not as easy as it looks my latte art was very messy I had to save it with 3D kitty latte art 🙂
Di Bella Roasting Warehouse
A: 82 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills
For sweetooth and chocolate lovers, Dellomano brownie is a must try.
Dellomano offers luxury handmade brownies with various flavors such as classic, honey caramelized macadamia, espresso walnut, pistachio & rosewater, peanut butter, ginger orange, coconut lime and gluten free.
It is Ashton Kutcher’s favorite brownie and definitely one of the best brownies I’ve ever had.
29 Doggett Street, Newstead
Brisbane, Queensland 4006
If you need soupy dish with Asian flavors you can try Hakataya Ramen. It is a quite famous ramen chain in Queensland and I got so many recommendation on instagram to try their ramen. Fyi, they have a few of outlets both in Gold Coast and Brisbane.
One of the hottest hangout spots in Brisbane where you can get the best and full view of majestic Story Bridge.
175 Eagle St, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
Overall, #AnakJajanAustralia trip to Queensland was amazing. I have visited so many places, experienced so many new things such as cuddling koala, riding hot air balloon, seeing whales dolphins and kangaroos. Big thanks to Migme mig.me and Tourism & Events Queensland www.queenslandholidays.com.au for the unforgettable and memorable trip. Let’s travel!
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