We tell you how to make a girls’ weekend happen in Brisbane, Queensland.
It’s the end of the week. Wouldn’t it be lovely to unwind with your girlfriends after long hours at the office?
And where better for a girls’ trip than Brisbane? From a funky yet super-cozy hotel to rooftop cocktails, sumptuous food, and strolls along the city’s best spots, Brisbane has so much to offer.
Check out our girls’ weekend itinerary, and head up to the capital of the Sunshine State for a whirlwind weekend of good times with your gals!
Friday: Where to Stay
TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel Brisbane
If you’re looking for Instagram-worthy backdrops to incite online envy, search no more: you’re in the right place.
The first art hotel in Brisbane is as interesting as it sounds. TRYP Fortitude Valley boasts a rich history reflective of its edgy aesthetic. The four levels of the hotel’s accommodation are adorned with the striking, quirky, and unique artworks of famed artists Fintan Magee, Numskull, Rone and Beastman.
The interiors and foundation aren’t all there is to this extra-cool lodging. Geographically, it’s positioned to take advantage of Brissie’s best food, sightseeing and shopping.
Just next door of TRYP Fortitude Valley is one of the oldest hotels in Brisbane, dating back to the 1800s – the newly renovated Osbourne Hotel.
A great spot to meet and dine with a large group of friends, this hip hangout is perfect for lunching on your Brisbane girls’ weekend.
Eleven Rooftop Bar
With sweeping views of the city, the Eleven Rooftop Bar is designed to satiate the senses. With such an en pointe location that’s perfect for those panoramic photos, the whole squad will definitely enjoy chilling out over exquisite cocktails and delectable pub grub. Yaass gurl!
Saturday: Places to Eat
Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen
Imagine yourself having a really nice and tasty breakfast in a place with a soothing ambience. Sounds delightful, right? Now imagine dining here with your girls, chatting about life and love. Even better! This resto-café offers vegan and gluten-free options, a plus for your gals who follow a special diet.
Yot Club Boat
One of the must-dos in Brisbane is experiencing the world’s first superyacht entertainment venue with the YOT Club. The yacht travels up and down the river, and features a dance floor with a DJ and a saxophonist for those slick party vibes. It also has two levels, with the top one providing a captivating view of Brisbane.
Sunday: What to Do
After checking out, there’s still a whole bunch of activities to help spice up your Brisbane girls’ weekend. On the weekends, South Bank has markets that run through the centre of the parklands. Here, you’ll be able to find souvenirs to take home or give away as gifts.
One of South Bank’s main features is this man-made beach with a stunning view of the city skyline. Sprawl on the sand with Brisbanites and tourists alike as you hone that perfect tan.
Wheel of Brisbane
For a panoramic view of Brisbane, you and the girls might want to try the South Bank ferris wheel which towers over 200 feet. If you have a fear of heights, don’t fret! You can still enjoy it by taking unique and creative snaps from below or afar, especially at night, when you can shoot mesmerising long exposures (yeah, that’s right, we’re totally photographers too).
Nepal Peace Pagoda
On your walk along South Bank, you might want to drop by this historic piece of architecture for an authentic Eastern vibe. The Nepal Peace Pagoda is a replica of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu and is one of the only three Nepal peace pagodas around the world located outside Nepal. It was hand-built in its native country before being shipped to Australia as part of an inter-cultural exchange.
It’s time to invite your girls for a weekend to remember and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your weekend staycation at TRYP Fortitude Valley and seize your holiday now!
Kendryll Lictao works as a Content Marketing Specialist for Wyndham Destinations. She is passionate about photography, film and writing. Her ultimate dream is to be a filmmaker and to get to travel to a lot of places around the world. She wants to meet people, immerse in a place’s culture and create stories that could inspire others through photos, film and/or writing.