Brisbane is a vibrant city filled with plenty to see and do, and many well known attractions and experiences. Will you climb the Storey Bridge? Perhaps cruise the Brisbane River, visit the beautiful City Botanic Gardens, catch a show at QPAC, or discover a world of art and culture at GOMA to name a few.
Brisbane also hosts a number of concerts, sporting events, expo’s, conventions, and runs annual events that you won’t want to miss. If you’ve booked a stay at Annexe Apartments, getting around Brisbane is easy, with the RBWH train station just steps from our door.
Alternatively, you’ll also be delighted to discover that there are plenty of exciting things to see and do close by our Bowen Hills apartments. On your next visit, why not include some of these local venues, tours, and attractions in your itinerary.
Brisbane Opal Museum
The Brisbane Opal Museum is a world-class cultural institution just a short 15 minute walk away. It was awarded a Traveller’s Choice Award in 2020, and it’s not hard to see why. You can learn about opals, including how they are formed and mined, and chat to the knowledgeable staff as you browse the displays.
The museum has a theatre, a lapidary room, a library, opal jewellery, and a souvenir store where you can pick out the perfect gift, or even treat yourself. It’s a fascinating spot to expand your knowledge, marvel at the beauty of Australian opals, and see how they are transformed into the spectacular polished pieces on display.
There’s the option of a self-guided tour with audio and a tablet to help you navigate the museum. You can also book a guided tour, which lasts 30-45 minutes and runs once a day. For serious opal enthusiasts, you can also book a Gold Class private tour, where you can experience for yourself cutting and polishing a jewellery grade opal behind the lapidary wheel, and take home your piece to keep.
Evilcorp Haunted Attractions Australia
For a spine tingling experience in Fortitude Valley visit Brisbane's most popular haunted attraction, the Evilcorp walk through horror maze. Only the bravest of brave should consider heading underground, armed only with a torch to navigate through the darkness to escape the maze. You’ll be truly horrified at the terrifying creatures lurking below.
If you manage to get out alive, you can bring your heart rate down again with a drink or two at the bar and order a few light snacks. They say that laughter is the best medicine, so if you need a little extra help recovering from your fright, simply sit back and enjoy being entertained by the hilarious improv actors on-site. Evilcorp haunted maze is open on weekends, and you can get more information or make a booking here.
Brisbane's City Hall building is heritage-listed and rich in history. A guided tour of Brisbane's renowned Clock Tower is an option that you might enjoy. Here you will discover the city hall's hidden mysteries. While learning about the past, you can also take in the breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the city.
The Clock Tower Tour also includes a ride in one of Brisbane's oldest working cage elevators and a look behind Australia's most enormous analogue clock faces. The Clock Tower Tour begins at the Museum of Brisbane reception desk on City Hall's third floor. The tour lasts 15 minutes and can accommodate up to three individuals at once. Though the tour is free, you must book for each member of your group. Tour is available daily from 10:15 am to 4:45 pm.
Food & Drink Tours
Aside from magnificent sites, a city’s cuisine culture can reveal a lot about it. Arrange a food tour, a drink tour, or both if you want.
Delectable tours are one of Brisbane's many foods and drink excursions. They have four unique packages to choose from and customised experiences. Each, however, will provide you with an insider's view of Brisbane's culinary scene. This encompasses the history of Brisbane's food culture, local products, famous ingredients, and the best and undiscovered gems.
Foodi Walking Tours is another choice. This food and drink walking tour will take you to different places. Each trip is led by experienced and pleasant tour guides who guarantee that you will see a variety of unusual venues, learn about the food industry, and, of course, have a good time. There will be plenty of samples to try, so get your taste buds ready.
Stay at Annexe Apartments When in Brisbane
It's time to figure out where to stay now that you know where to go and what to do. The Annexe Apartments are located in Bowen Hills, adjacent to the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital and the Brisbane Showgrounds.
The Bowen Hills accommodation is close to Fortitude Valley's vibrant international eateries and sophisticated shopping boutiques. Many of Brisbane's famous attractions are within walking distance or can be reached quickly and easily by car or public transportation.
In terms of accommodation, there are 81 studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments available, all of which are spaciously constructed to assure your comfort while away from home. Annexe Apartments also offers a variety of packages suitable for a single night, a week, a month, or longer stays.
Are you ready to make a reservation? Make sure to book directly with Annexe Apartments Brisbane. We are currently running a promotion. When you book directly, you'll save 10% on your stay! To get the discount, use the code 'SAVE10'. Terms and conditions apply!