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1. Eat Street Northshore

Located near the Brisbane cruise terminal, Eat Street Northshore (formerly Eat Street Markets) is a unique venue featuring 180 dining and shopping containers, amazing city + river views and a lively Brisbane vibe. Open weekends from 4pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 8pm.

2. Picnic in the Park

At The Astor Apartments we offer a selection of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. All with kitchen facilities – so you can easily self cater.

Prepare a picnic and head to one of Brisbane’s beautiful parks or green spaces to enjoy the great outdoors and weather. Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-The, South Bank Parklands and the City Botanic Gardens are just a few of your options.

3. Swimming pools + man made beaches in Brisbane

Staying at The Astor Apartments you’ll have access to our onsite swimming pool! However if you’re out and about and looking for somewhere to take a refreshing dip here are a few of the options …

Located at South Bank Parklands are a few different swimming and water play areas that are all free to use! Head to Streets Beach: Australia’s only inner-city man-made beach, the boat pool or for fun and interactive water play that the kids will adore; Aquativity.

4. Enjoy the air-con: visit a museum, art gallery or catch a show

The cultural hub of the South Bank precinct is home to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, The State Library of Queensland (SLQ), and Queensland Maritime Museum. Spend your day enriching your mind (and cooling your body in air conditioned comfort) at one of the museum or galleries, or catch a world-class show at QPAC where there’s always something happening.

5. Summer festivals and live music

During the summer months Brisbane comes alive with a world-class line up of Australian and International music events, festival, sporting matches and more. Check our Brisbane what’s on blog for upcoming events and venues including Brisbane Riverstage, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, South Bank Cultural Foreground, QPAC, Roma Street Parklands amphitheatre and more.

6. Rooftop bars

Enjoy a summer session with incredible city views from one of the rooftop bars across the city. Here’s just three of the options on offer: Elixir Rooftop Bar – 646 Ann Street, Eleven Rooftop Bar – 757 Ann Street, Dandy’s Rooftop Bar – 73 Melbourne Street.

7. XXXX Brewery

Embrace the state beer of Queensland and pay a visit to the XXXX Brewery alehouse and restaurant or book a tour of the facility – Learn more.

8. Brisbane International

Tennis and summer go hand-in-hand, so why not catch the Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre this summer? The event will be held from 6-12 January 2020. Find out more here.

9. Brisbane Sightseeing, Cruising, Tours & Attractions

Brisbane Story Bridge Climb, Kookaburra River Cruises, Wheel of Brisbane, Australia Zoo day trips, Gold Coast theme parks day trips, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Moreton Island Day Tours and Snorkelling … these are just some fo the great adventures that await you. Visit Brisbane tours and attractions to start planning your vacation today.

10. Shopping

Whether you hit the stores in December to do your Christmas shopping or wait for the January sales after Boxing Day; Brisbane has you covered! We recommend heading to DFO to pick up some bargains, and you can’t go past Queen Street Mall for all your shopping needs.

The Astor Apartments makes a great base to explore all that Brisbane has to offer, when you aren’t out sightseeing you can relax in your self-contained apartment or make the most of the onsite facilities including swimming pool, spa and sauna, and BBQ facilities.