Brisbane for the Unwinders

Your ideal holiday experience leaves you feeling calm and peaceful. You want to get away from the daily grind and unwind. You want to base yourself somewhere central and self-contained with easy access to relaxing activities which will let you recharge your batteries. If you agreed with all of these statements, then your ideal holiday destination will be Brisbane and the best place to stay would be the riverfront apartments at Bridgewater Terraces, Kangaroo Point. From this convenient location, you can set your holiday pace, hanging out at the apartments or experiencing all that a Brisbane holiday has to offer. In this article, I will be suggesting a daily outline for getting the most from your stay while still unwinding at your pace.

relax in riverfront apartments

Riverfront apartments at Bridgewater Terraces

Your days can get off to a leisurely start sitting on your private balcony/patio, enjoying the landscaped gardens and/or riverviews with your morning coffee. When you are ready to explore, the Brisbane River is an ideal place to begin. A short walk away from Bridgewater Terraces, you can choose to kayak on the meandering river, taking in the views of the City Botanic Gardens and river frontage as you gently glide along. You can even choose a night time paddle aboard an illuminated kayak for a magical view of Brisbane’s night life.

If that sounds a little too energetic, and you have never been to Brisbane before, then a sightseeing cruise with commentary about the many historical and significant buildings and sites will give you the knowledge to be a local.

Alternatively, a river cruise on the iconic Kookaburra River Queen paddle wheelers, will give you the chance to sit back and watch the world go by while enjoying a delicious meal and the on board entertainment. The cabaret style cruise show varies from live jazz, dance performances and magic shows and is sure to impress.

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Take a river cruise on a Kookaburra River Queen paddle wheeler

For those of you in need of a little mid-morning pampering, a visit to River Plaza Massage Studio or Stephanie’s Spa Retreat will give you the option of mud wraps, scrubs, massages and pamper packages. Both venues are easily accessible from Bridgewater Terraces by either car or public transport and will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated, ready to enjoy all that your Brisbane holiday has yet to offer.

Lunchtimes in Brisbane are all about cafes and there are so many to choose from in the local area. My suggestions include the Five Sisters Art House Cafe where you can indulge in your favourite Greek inspired delicacies while appreciating one of the many exhibitions being held, The Riverbend Teahouse which incorporates refreshments and a book store and The Avid Reader in West End which also sells books and has regular launches and functions.

Back to the city in the afternoon for a wander through the City Botanic Gardens and a ride on the 60 metre tall Wheel of Brisbane for some outstanding views. A short drive from the city centre will take you to Mt Coot-tha and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. The Sir Thomas Planetarium, located within the Gardens, recreates a stunning realistic night sky for you to admire. Other possible activities are the Foodi walking tours. Choose from the South Bank Dessert Walking tour, the Chocolate Walking Tour or the Craft Beer Walking Tour, for an indulgent session of tasting and fun.

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens | By Brisbane City Council

By the end of the day, you’ll be ready to return to Bridgewater Terraces for a quiet evening, relaxing in the hot tub, while you decide if you can possibly eat any more that day. Our self-contained apartments mean that you have a fully equipped kitchen, so preparing a light meal to round out your day couldn’t be easier. However, if you still have a little energy left and aren’t in the mood for cooking, then a 400 metre walk to the ferry terminal and a short ride across the river will bring you to Eagle St Pier where you can choose from casual pizzas and burgers or fine dining at a world class restaurant. Then it’s back to Bridgewater Terraces for your home away from home.

There you have it; cruises, day spas, gardens, food & drinks — and I haven even scratched the surface. There are dozens of activities and places on offer to help you have a relaxing holiday where you can unwind and forget about the worries of everyday life. I’m sure that you will find your Brisbane holiday a perfect chance to rest and unwind and that you will return again and again. Bridgewater Terraces will welcome you back. To make the dream of your holiday a reality, start by picking up the phone and making your accommodation booking with us today. Call +61 7 3435 5216 and speak with our friendly reception staff today.

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About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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