How to Spend 48 hours in Brisbane

If you’re planning a quick getaway to Brisbane, then you certainly have lots to look forward to. Our city offers so much that you’ll be hard pressed in choosing how to best spend your time.

But don’t worry, I’ll help you decide. Continue reading as I explain how you can best spend 48 hours in Brisbane. By following my recommendations, you’ll definitely make the most of your holiday.

South Bank, Brisbane

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Day One

You’ll probably be arriving mid-day to Brisbane. However, there’s still plenty you can do in half a day. First off, I recommend you to start with some great street food. For this, drop by a local market or visit any of my recommended cheap eats on the way from the airport to your accommodation.

Once you’ve checked in, you can go about exploring the beauty of Brisbane on a Segway or a bike. If you have some time to spare in the late afternoon, visit the Botanic Gardens or South Bank.

In the evening, head to Charming Squire, or one of our local breweries for a pre-dinner drink. And, instead of being stuck in a restaurant when you’re limited for time, get out amongst the locals at Eat Street Markets.

Day Two

To make the most of day two in Brisbane, get up early and go kayaking, snorkelling or got for a hike. There are also other adventure sports you can take part in at Riverlife, right next to the Brisbane River and close to us here at Bridgewater Terraces.

When you’re done, treat yourself to a little pampering in one of the many day spas or relax in the spa and sauna at Bridgewater Terraces. When you’re nice and relaxed, you can refuel with a good feed.

On day two, you need not look for cheap eats – you can opt for a better dining experience. Again, you’ll find plenty of options in Brisbane CBD, or along the Brisbane River.

Spend the afternoon shopping at some of Brisbane’s best boutique. For this, visit Queen Street Mall in Brisbane CBD and you’ll find everything that you need. Alternatively, you can also go to James Street.

At night, I highly recommend you go to Fortitude Valley – the cultural precinct of Brisbane. There are plenty of bars, clubs and pubs in the area and most of them stay open till late. You can party as long and as hard as you like.

Day Three

You probably won’t have much time on day three, but there are still a few things you can squeeze in before you head home. If you’ve slept after a late night in the Valley, head out for brunch in Burnett Lane, Snag & Brown or at Kettle and Tin. All three eateries offer fantastic breakfast meals. Once you’re done; and if you have time, do some last-minute shopping to pick up some souvenirs before you head home.

By following this itinerary, you’re sure to make the most of your time in Brisbane. However, you must choose accommodation that is centrally located to make this itinerary possible. For this, look no further than Bridgewater Terraces in Kangaroo Point, just 1km from Brisbane CBD. Whether you’re a solo traveller or a party of 20, our 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments can cater to your stay. Moreover, we’re incredibly affordable, so you’ll have more money left to spend over the weekend.

So, go ahead and plan your Brisbane holiday. Follow my recommendations and you’re sure to have a great time. And of course, book your accommodation with us by calling us at 07 3435 5216!

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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