7 Things You Need to Do Within 3km of Brisbane City

7 Things You Need to Do Within 3km of Brisbane City

Why drive when you can walk?

By Amber Lowther | 20th October 2016

Palace Barracks Cinema

There’s nothing better than luxurious seating when watching a movie. And did you know that the Palace Barracks Cinema is now sporting a fresh look? The new foyer is complete with blue velvet seats and spring-coloured ottomans providing the perfect catch-up spot before you sit back, relax and enjoy a film at any of Palace Barracks Cinema’s six theatres. They screen the best of the best in mainstream, arthouse and family films.

Botanic Gardens


Breathe in the fresh air and take a walk through Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens. Have a look at the sculptures and sit by the Brisbane River. This is the ideal spot to have a picnic with friends and you’re able to book in for your own function. Try something new by hiring a bike and ride through the gardens!

The Robe

An independent boutique lifestyle store, The Robe was started by shop owner Angela Wilkinson. Here you’ll find a hand-selected treasure trove of clothing and accessories from eclectic local and international fashion labels such as Maison Scotch, Zhrill, Rabens Saloner and Fabienne Jewellery.

High Tea at Customs House 


Lock in your girlfriends for the ultimate high tea at Customs House! Dine right on the Brisbane River and enjoy an array of sandwiches, desserts and bubbly to wash it down; Customs House is one of Brisbane’s heritage icons and is a wonderful location for any special event.

Lorna Jane Active Living Room


Put on your activewear and make your way to The Barracks for a Lorna Jane Active Living Room experience! This concept is completely unique to Lorna Jane and focuses on the active living philosophy to experience the daily practice of Move Nourish Believe. In one stop you can shop the latest and greatest activewear, try out a Lorna Jane Fitness Class and fuel your body with some delicious clean eats at the Nourish Café.

Brooklyn Beauty Bar

After the success of Brooklyn Beauty Bar’s flagship store on James Street, Brooke Jesberg and business partner Carlie Landsdown launched a bigger and bolder second location at The Barracks. The pair have created a gentlewoman’s club with a 1940s New York City vibe, where you can be pampered as you choose options from two amazing bars – one reserved for champagne and the other for gin cocktails. Treat yourself silly by getting your brows sculpted, your nails “did” and much more while sipping on your favourite beverages. Experience the highest quality beauty therapy here!

Brisbane Powerhouse

If you’re one to frequent the theatre, you can’t go past the Brisbane Powerhouse for a selection of entertaining and quality shows to watch. There’s always something on and it’s located on the river in New Farm! Not quite done yet? Head to Bar Alto for a drink and a delicious feed.

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Article by Amber Lowther

Amber is a former contributor at Style Magazines. She runs her own fashion and beauty blog and has an obsession with Batman. When she’s not stuffing her face with Italian food, she’s adding new shoes to her wardrobe and dreaming of NYC.

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