Experience the Brisbane city centre


Use The Westin Brisbane as a launch pad to explore the city centre and beyond. Find our spa hotel near attractions like the Queen Street Mall, Eagle Street Pier and the picturesque Brisbane Botanic Gardens, all located less than 200 metres away. Stroll along the riverside to the Howard Smith Wharves, head across the Story Bridge to nearby Kangaroo Point Cliffs or book a treatment at a nearby spa. Venture out to Treasury Casino, experience the culture of Brisbane’s South Bank neighbourhood or attend an event at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, all within a 10-minute walk of our hotel. Or plan an unforgettable day trip to one of the many natural wonders in southeast Queensland, including the Scenic Rim, the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast, perfect for a beach day.

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Nautilus Pool Bar

Relax amidst stunning views of Brisbane at Nautilus, one of the area's only swim-up pool bars. Chat with friends high above the bustling city streets, a cocktail in hand, while you lounge in our outdoor pool or in one of our hotel's private cabanas.

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Heavenly Spa by Westin

Reinvigorate your mind and body at the Heavenly Spa by Westin. Located inside The Westin Brisbane, our hotel's luxury day spa offers a wide range of treatments and amenities, from massages and body wraps to relaxation pods and steam rooms.

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WestinWORKOUT provides all the equipment and amenities you'll need for a satisfying workout.

Nautilus Outdoor Pool


Nautilus Pool

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Brisbane City Botanical Gardens

The Brisbane City Botanical Gardens are located a short stroll from The Westin Brisbane. Attractions include the Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds, and more. Attend a guided walking tour through the gardens, or enjoy a picture-perfect picnic hamper.


Riverstage is an iconic, outdoor entertainment venue located on the Brisbane River in the City Botanical Gardens. Riverstage has hosted acclaimed local, national and international acts including Ed Sheeran, Florence and the Machine, Powderfinger and The Chemical Brothers. Riverstage also hosts Brisbane community events, including the annual Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols.


Riverside Markets

For over 30 years, Brisbane's Riverside Markets have been a popular gathering place for locals and tourists. Enjoy a range of art and fashion under the famous Queensland sun with live music and delicious international food and coffee. 


runWESTIN Routes

Grab a runWESTIN Map from our Concierge Desk and take yourself on a walk, jog or run through our curated 5km and 10km Brisbane City routes. Showcasing the best of Brisbane, our runWESTIN Routes take guests on a journey through the beautiful Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. 


City Cycle Bikes

Explore Brisbane's riverside through renting a City Cycle Bike at one of the various stations located throughout the Botanical Gardens. Brisbane has an extensive and growing network of bikeways for a short ride or for those wishing to discover greater Brisbane.


Guided Walking Tours

Take a free volunteer guided walk to learn about the plants and features of the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. Walks are taken at a gentle pace for about one hour and leave Monday - Saturday from the Information Kiosk at 11am and 1pm. Schedules are subject to change, please contact the Information Kiosk for more information.

Shopping in Brisbane

With more then 1,000 stores ranging from local boutiques through to international high street and luxury brands, Brisbane City is a fashion lover's heaven. Start in the centre at Queen Street Mall where hundreds of stores await.  The Westin Brisbane is centrally located amongst a range of Brisbane's best shopping destinations. 

Queen Street Mall

Edward Street, Brisbane City

Edward Street is one of Brisbane City's most sophisticated fashion hotspots. From international brands to independent boutiques, the precinct is a prime destination to find sought-after and unique fashion. The street offers a range of sleek men's designer stores including Mitchell Ogilvie, Ermenegildo Zegna, Rhodes & Beckett and Canali. Female fashionistas can enjoy an equally exciting selection of international labels and specialist boutiques with Gucci, Longchamp, Max Mara, and Oroton. For unique gifts and jewellery, make a beeline for luxury stores Montblanc, Paspaley, Cartier, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Tag Heuer.


Brisbane Arcade, Brisbane City

Built in 1923, the heritage-listed Brisbane Arcade is one of the city's oldest shopping destinations. From Terazzo floors and balustrades to dado panelling, it reflects the elegance of its award-winning fashion designers, manufacturer jewellers, antique, and gift stores. Many of the fashion designers and jewellry artisans craft their fine pieces right here in Brisbane in their small storefronts. Watch them work while looking for a personal piece for yourself.


Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

Located in the heart of Brisbane's City Centre, Queen Street Mall's pedestrianised shopping hub is the perfect shopping destination connecting each end of the city centre. Queen Street Mall connects four shopping mega centres; Queens Plaza, MacArthur Central, The Myer Centre, and Winter Garden. Throughout these centres, you’ll find a slew of international brands and Australian labels, as well as open-air bars, cafes and dining options. 


James Street, Fortitude Valley

James Street has long established its reputation as Brisbane’s high-end shopping district. Its tree-lined streets are dotted with an enviable mix of luxury independent boutiques, beauty and artisan homeware stores, local and international designer flagship stores, and niche Australian fashion labels.


Riverside Markets, City Botanical Gardens

For over 30 years, Brisbane's Riverside Markets have been a popular gathering place for locals and tourists. Enjoy a range of art and fashion under the beautiful Queensland sun with live music and delicious international food. Located in the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens, the Riverside Markets are held every Sunday from 8am - 3pm. 


Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

Just moments from Brisbane City you’ll find a treasure trove of stores lining the streets of bustling Latrobe Terrace in Paddington. One of Brisbane’s most famous breakfast spots, Paddington is a charming city-fringe suburb specialising in food and fashion.


Oxford Street, Bulimba

Located in Brisbane’s inner east, Bulimba’s Oxford Street is a haven from the bustling City Centre. Offering an eclectic mix of homeware, fashion and vintage stores, dozens of cafes and restaurants, and a beautiful park in the middle, Oxford Street is a unique shopping destination just minutes from Brisbane City by the CityCat Ferry.


City Markets, Brisbane City

Experience a premium selection of fresh farm-direct produce and meats, artisan goods, trawler-direct seafood, fresh-baked breads, gourmet food and provisions in the middle of Brisbane's City Centre. The Brisbane City Markets are held every Wednesday from 8am - 6pm in Reddacliff Place and every Thursday from 8am - 2pm in Cathedral Square. 


Collective Markets, South Bank

Every Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, The Collective Markets at South Bank feature an exciting range of arts, craft, homewares, collectibles, exotic items, designer fashion and much more. The Markets are an ideal way to find a unique gift, or simply stroll through and enjoy the atmosphere

Brisbane's Best Walks

Move Well in the River City with a range of walks and hikes surrounding Brisbane City Centre. From relaxing riverside walks to picturesque hinterland hikes or discover Brisbane's architecture, design and history.  Brisbane offers a range of adventures perfect for soaking up the world-renowned Queensland sunshine. 

Kangaroo Point


Starting at The Westin Brisbane, enjoy a walk or run north through the city centre before crossing over Victoria Bridge through to South Bank. Head South through South Bank's riverside pathways until you reach the Goodwill Pedestrian Bridge. Cross back over to Brisbane City Botanical Gardens using the foot bridge, and continue on through the gardens until you return to The Westin Brisbane. runWESTIN Maps with guided routes are available at The Westin Brisbane's Concierge Desk. 



Begin at The Westin Brisbane and head through the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens before going up through Brisbane City and across Victoria Bridge. Once you are in South Bank, follow the pathways through to Kangaroo Point and the Cliffs Boardwalk. At Thornton Street ferry terminal, take the stairs onto the Story Bridge, cross the bridge, and follow the City Riverside boardwalk back to The Westin Brisbane. runWESTIN Maps with guided routes are available at The Westin Brisbane's Concierge Desk.  



Brisbane Riverwalk is one of the most picturesque walks the city has to offer, trailing from the trendy New Farm into Howard Smith Wharves and Brisbane City Centre. Enjoy a walk or run on the suspended pathway and take in sweeping views of Brisbane River out to Kangaroo Point. The Riverwalk can be used by pedestrians and cyclists and is 870 meters in length. For the ultimate River experience, catch the CityCat from the CBD Riverside Terminal out to New Farm's Sydney St Terminal and begin your walk from New Farm back to Brisbane City. To extend your walk, the Riverwalk links up with the riverside boardwalk to extend your journey into Brisbane City and Botanical Gardens. 



Made for urban exploring, the New Farm to Tenneriffe riverside trail passes along Brisbane River, Brisbane Powerhouse, and a range of cafes and restaurants. The 6 kilometer return walk or run can be extended through the Brisbane Riverwalk, or even up through to Newstead and Hamilton. 



Starting on top of the iconic Kangaroo Point Cliffs, begin your journey down the famous stairs to the base of the riverside boardwalk. Begin your walk through the winding boardwalk and onto the Story Bridge. Once you have crossed Story Bridge, head onto the riverside boardwalk past Eagle Street Pier and through to Brisbane City Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, catch the complimentary CityHopper ferry service from Thornton or Holman Ferry Terminals to go from Kangaroo Points to Brisbane City Centre. 



Explore vibrant West End with a riverside walk from West End to QAGOMA. Begin in Davies Park and follow Riverside Drive along the curve of the Brisbane River. Enjoy a stroll which leads you to the South Bank Boardwalk, filled with cafes and local attractions such as QAGOMA and Queensland Museum. Visit on a Saturday and enjoy the Davies Park Markets held every Saturday from 6am - 2pm. 



The Mt Cootha Summit Trail is one of Brisbane's most iconic hiking destinations. The trail, located a quick 15 minute drive from Brisbane's City Centre, features spectacular views over Brisbane and beyond. The Summit Track and Mahogany Trail provide a complete walking circuit from JC Slaughter Falls to Mt Cootha Lookout. At  the Lookout you can enjoy sweeping views of Brisbane out to Moreton Bay, or sit back and relax in the cafe and restaurant. The Summit Trail is approximately 5 kilometers long and takes around one hour to complete. 



Enjoy North Brisbane's coastal scenery with the Shorncliffe Walk. Starting at the intersection of Friday Street and Allpass Parade, begin the 2.5 kilometer bay-side return track through to Shorncliffe Pier. 



Experience Brisbane's southern bay-side promenade with a beachfront walk from Wynnum to Manly. Begin at Wynnum's tidal pool and enjoy a picturesque walk or run through to Manly's Boat Harbour. Visit on the first or third Saturday of the month and stock up at the Manly Jan Power Farmers Market. The return walk is approximately 10 kilometers and takes roughly one and a half hours when walking. 



Sitting on Brisbane's doorstep, D'Aguilar National Park provides a diverse range of environments from eucalypt wood lands to lush subtropical rainforests. Start your park visit at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre. Then travel into the cooler forests of Southern D'Aguilar to enjoy scenic lookouts, walking tracks and shady picnic areas. Fit walkers can hike the Somerset trail for views of Somerset and Wivenhoe lakes. The rockpool at Rocky Hole is surrounded by eucalypt forest and is a great place for a cooling swim in summer. There are 17 moderate hiking trails in D’Aguilar National Park ranging from 5.1 kilometers to 32.5 kilometers.



Mount Glorious, located in the D’Aguilar Range north-west of Brisbane City, is home to some of the most spectacular rainforests around Brisbane. Accessible by a winding mountain road, Mount Glorious is a hilltop that offers great walking trails, picnic and barbecue areas along with cafes. The area offers a number of excellent, well-maintained tracks which guide you through cool, sub-tropical rainforests. Seven of these walks are family-friendly featuring boardwalks to safely traverse tricky terrain.

Kangaroo Point & Riverlife

Featuring unmatched river and city views, experience the beautiful Kangaroo Point cliffs. Located at the base of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Riverlife Adventure Centre offers a range of exhilarating activities. Challenge yourself to rock climbing or abseiling the Kangaroo Point cliffs, or take a leisurely kayak on the Brisbane River.

Brisbane Riverlife Experience

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Get up close and personal with Australian Wildlife at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Meet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos and engage with a large variety of Australian wildlife in Lone Pine’s beautiful, natural settings. Experience happy, healthy animals and knowledgeable staff, as well as the opportunity to support conservation and enjoy educational opportunities. Only a short drive from The Westin Brisbane or inquire about the ferry service.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Mt Cootha Lookout

The scenic Mt. Coot-tha Lookout has been a favourite destination for locals and visitors for more than a century. As a ‘must see’ for all visitors to Brisbane, take in spectacular panoramic views over Brisbane all the way to Moreton Bay. Walking and hiking tracks are abundant through the National Park and the Lookout itself showcases a historical timeline of this iconic destination. 

Mt Cootha Lookout
Day Trip - Surfers Paradise Beach
Day Trips

The perfect launching point for your South East Queensland adventure, The Westin Brisbane is perfectly located for a range of day trips and activities. 

Brisbane City Hopper
Sporting & Entertainment Events

Brisbane is home to a lively calender of sporting matches and live entertainment.