Leave the city hustle behind for the simple pleasures and green, leafy charm of Brisbane’s west. From the inner-city suburb of Toowong to areas ranging from suburban to a little bit country, the western suburbs are a mixed bag. Book your Brisbane western suburbs accommodation with us and let the west’s uncrowded restaurants, out-of-the-way walking tracks and many shopping options grow on you.
If you want to pick up some cool fashions from an op shop or boutique store, Paddington’s the place. Quirky shops housed in old cottages help give this suburb its free-spirited look, and you can’t take more than a few steps in any direction without stumbling across a quaint cafe. The Paddo Tavern is also home to Brisbane’s Sit Down Comedy Club, a great place for an entertaining night out.
Speaking of coffee, Park Road in Milton is an iconic street lined with gift shops, restaurants and classy cafes, and the coffee itself is worth making the trip for. Suncorp Stadium is nearby if you feel like catching some rugby, soccer or even a concert.
It’s hard to go wrong in Toowong! Only five kilometres west of the Brisbane CBD, this suburb has quiet pockets of suburbia while providing all the conveniences of the city. Historic hotels like the Regatta and the Royal Exchange can offer you a drink close to your hotel. You can shop and eat at Toowong Village. Toowong is also close to Mt. Coot-tha, a fantastic bushwalking destination that leads to Brisbane’s best lookout. You’ll be stunned by the views from the top – if you don’t get distracted by the Sir Thomas Planetarium at the base, that is.
Go on a shopping spree, catch a film or enjoy a huge meal at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, the largest shopping centre in the whole western suburbs. With four levels of shopping, you’ll find plenty of options. Down Coonan Street and across the Brisbane River is the Walter Taylor Bridge, which is heritage-listed and great for an evening wander. Check out our full selection of Indooroopilly hotels here.
Here is where Brisbane’s west gets a little bit rural, with farms, acreage homes and rustic stores. Every year The Brookfield Show hosts a range of horse-related activities and other animal events, as well as agriculture, art, market stalls and live music.
Getting here and around
You can book your flight to Brisbane as well as your Brisbane western suburbs hotel with us and travel around with buses, trains or a hire car. If you want a quiet place to sleep after a day spent seeing the awesome sights of Brisbane, these suburbs are just what you’re after.