6 things people don’t tell you about planning a Brisbane holiday

Brisbane is a fantastic holiday destination that attracts visitors from all over the country. However, too many blow their entire holiday budget on accommodation alone; leaving the rest of their holiday to be, well, uneventful.

To avoid ending up in the same situation, you need to be able to enjoy the best that Brisbane has to offer – while also choosing luxurious accommodation – all within your budget.

Today, I’ll list 6 things that most people won’t tell you about planning a Brisbane holiday. Continue reading and by the end of this post, you’ll be better equipped for having a great holiday. You can thank me by choosing to book serviced accommodation in Brisbane with us at Bridgewater Terraces.

1. Serviced accommodation in Brisbane offers better value than a hotel

I’ve seen many Brisbane holidaymakers rush into booking a hotel room, without considering any alternative forms of accommodation. Sure, Brisbane has a plethora of hotels spanning different price ranges. However, if you want the best value for your hard-earned money, you should choose serviced accommodation in Brisbane over hotels.

Serviced accommodation, such as our Brisbane holiday apartments, is far cheaper than the accommodation offered by hotels. However, this does not mean that serviced accommodation is any less luxurious. In fact, our holiday apartments offer facilities and amenities on par, if not better than many hotels.

Moreover, you can even choose to cook your own meals and do your laundry in serviced accommodation. This allows you to save even more money on your holiday.

2. Use the internet to scope out the best deal

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When it comes to finding great deals on accommodation in Brisbane, the internet is your best friend. There are plenty of websites, including Wotif, Stazy, Airbnb and TripAdvisor among others, where you can compare prices for the best deal.

However, most of these websites only show deals on hotels. You may find it tough to find deals on serviced accommodation in Brisbane. But don’t fret – you can simply contact us at Bridgewater Terraces for fantastic deals on serviced accommodation all year round.

Take a look at our rates and compare our prices to those listed on booking sites. You’ll see for yourself that our holiday apartments are available at much better prices.

3. Get travel brochures and research local Brisbane attractions

At Bridgewater Terraces, I often meet guests who fly to Brisbane without doing any prior research on our city. Undoubtedly, some people appreciate such unplanned, impulse holidays. However, such a holiday proves to be hectic and holidaymakers miss out on a lot that our wonderful city offers.

You can easily avoid this by doing some research before you land in Brisbane. Just grab hold of some travel brochures and research local Brisbane attractions before your holiday. This way, you’ll be more prepared and have a more enriched holiday experience.

To get you started, I recommend you to look up Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Mt. Coot-Tha, South Bank and Story Bridge. These are some of the hottest attractions in Brisbane, which most holidaymakers love.

4. There are certain areas that should be avoided

Brisbane visitor

If you’re travelling to Brisbane alone, then let me warn you – certain areas in Brisbane are to be avoided. I’m not trying to scare you off, but it’s very important to check official travel warnings and alerts before your holiday.

Some Brisbane inner-city streets to avoid include the Valley Nightclub District, Edward Street, Clem Jones Promenade, Boundary Street and Roma Street. These streets can prove to be somewhat dangerous for lone holidaymakers, especially after dark.

Staying at Bridgewater Terraces will assure your safety, as we’re located 1km from the inner city. Our serviced accommodation is located in the quiet suburb of Kangaroo Point, where you’ll enjoy a peaceful stay.

5. April/May is the best time to visit Brisbane

Like I mentioned earlier, Brisbane attracts visitors all year round. However, savvy holidaymakers know that April/May is the best time to experience our city. In fact, I meet many such savvy guests here at Bridgewater Terraces.

So, plan your Brisbane holiday during the months of April/May. The weather is comfortable and sunny, with average temperatures ranging from 14°C-24°C. You’ll witness the best of Brisbane and have no troubles exploring about.

6. Consider who you’re travelling with – carefully!

travelling companions

Finally, the last thing you need to know about planning your holiday is to consider who you’re travelling with, carefully. You’ll be spending a lot of time you’re your companions on your holiday, so choose to travel with only people you get along well with. This way, you’ll avoid unnecessary stress.


When it comes to a Brisbane holiday, there are certain things that most people won’t tell you. These include the fact that serviced accommodation in Brisbane is cheaper than hotels, the internet can help you find great deals on accommodation, travel brochures can give you a good idea about Brisbane, there are certain inner-streets in Brisbane that should be avoided, April/May is the best time to visit Brisbane and that you should choose your travel companions wisely.

And, before you head to booking.com or Wotif, consider booking serviced accommodation in Brisbane – preferably here at Bridgewater Terraces. Our holiday apartments are spacious, well located and affordable. So give us a call on 07 3435 5216 and make a reservation with us today!

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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