By Jac Taylor
By day Fortitude Valley offers bustling streets of boutiques, markets and one-off purchases that have even the most experienced shopper swooning. By night it puts on a party: the Valley, as it's referred to by locals, is known throughout Australia for its funky bars, on-trend eateries and one of the most enjoyable live music scenes in the Southern Hemisphere. Stay awhile and enjoy the many faces of this thriving, eclectic neighbourhood.
HOW TO GET THERE
Fortitude Valley is two kilometres (1.2 miles) north-east of Brisbane's city centre. Simply walk up Ann Street until you reach Brunswick Street. It will take about 25 minutes. Alternatively, hop on the 370 bus to Brunswick Street, or take the train and be at Fortitude Valley Station in minutes.
- Pick up some designer clothes in the boutiques or the Saturday markets
- Make a night of it in the Valley’s hidden bars and famous night spots
- Stroll the little laneways and enjoy the bohemian vibe