Local Guide


A large number of local attractions are all within walking distance, a short ferry or cab ride away from Central Brunswick Hotel.

Central Brunswick is nestled behind the historical facade of the former Carlton United Breweries on Brunswick Street in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

With a large variety of attractions all within walking distance, or a short ferry ride – Central Brunswick Apartment Hotel makes for an affordable option for accommodation in Brisbane.

Feel free to contact us with any questions about the hotel and local attractions, as we are here to help.

New Farm Park

New Farm Park is 20 minute walk from the hotel on the banks of the Brisbane River. New Farm Park is reported to have up to 17,000 visitors to the park each week during the Brisbane summer. The park does offer some great walking, jogging tracks, ferry terminal, barbeques.

The Powerhouse

Nestled on the edge of Newfarm Park is The Powerhouse, the powerhouse has an excellent restaurant and is used for live theatre and exhibitions. New Farm park does offer Jan Powers Farms Markets every 2 and 4th Saturday per month. These markets are must see offering a fantastic selection of gourmet food.

James Street

James Street is 10 minute walk from the hotel and is the place to be seen with the locals offering some trendy dining experience to a little bit of retail therapy at some leading retail outlets, Sass and Bide, Camilla, Gary Castles Sydney, Lorna Jayne, Dirtbox to the Palace Cinemas to watch the latest art house movie or a couple drinks at the popular bars and restaurants.

Gasworks Plaza

Perfectly positioned as the gateway to the New Farm peninsula, Gasworks is situated just moments from the chic, tree-lined boulevard of James Street precinct and the vibrant hub of Fortitude Valley.

With green open spaces, a village community feel and a relaxed riverside location, it’s easy to forget that the heart of the CBD is under 2km away.

Howard Smith Wharves Development

Howard Smith Wharves is an exciting new development located only a 2 minute stroll from Central Brunswick Apartment Hotel.

Howard Smith Wharves features Felons Brewery, Mr Percival’s, ARC Dining & Wine Bar, Greca Restaurant and Fish n Chippery. Click the link below to see what’s happening in this exciting new space on the Brisbane river and below the Iconic Story Bridge.

A Perfect place in the afternoons for a bite to eat and a drink watching the sunset over Brisbane  river with the CBD in the background.


China Town

The vibrant and eclectic Chinese district is ideally positioned minutes from the hotel.  It is a well known landmark of Chinese culture within the Brisbane community.

Brunswick Street Mall

Brunswick Street Mall is 5 minute walk from the hotel offering mixture of cafes, bars, clubs and retail shops. Brunswick Street Mall is meeting place with the locals on Friday and Saturday night before they venture of to the different pubs and clubs on offer in The Valley.

Story Bridge Adventure Climb

The Story Bridge is a cantilever bridge spanning the Brisbane River.  You can walk across the bridge from Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point or you may choose to do the infamous Bridge climb.  Tours are available both day and night and bookings are absolutely essential.