Points Of Interest
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Conveniently located in Brisbane’s Northern suburbs, the Brisbane Entertainment Centre is Queensland’s premier entertainment and sporting facility. Located just 10 minutes from the Novotel Brisbane Airport.
Eagle Farm and Doomben Race Courses
Novotel Brisbane Airport is just a short 6 minutes drive to the excitement of the sport of kings and Brisbane’s two international race courses. Race meetings are held each weekend and midweek throughout the year.
Portside Wharf and Cruise Terminal
This exclusive dining and shopping precinct is located just 10 minutes from the hotel. Featuring 8 restaurants, cafes and bars from a la carte dining, tapas to decadent desserts, you will find something that tempts your taste buds. The complex also features boutique retailers as well as a boutique 5 screen cinema. The Portside Wharf is also home to the Brisbane Cruise Terminal.
Within 10 minutes of the hotel is the Nudgee Golf Club, which features 36 holes split over a north and a south course. Please note that bookings are essential.
The premier sporting ground and the home of Brisbane Broncos, the Queensland Reds and the Brisbane Roar, located next door to the XXXX factory and the dining precinct of Caxton Street.
A 20 minute drive will have you in the centre of Brisbane, Australia’s new world city. You can experience the vibrant shopping and lifestyle precinct of the Queen Street Mall in the heart of the city, or visit South Bank Parklands, home to the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Cultural Centre and Gallery of Modern Art.
Queensland Cultural Centre
The Queensland Cultural Centre is home to a Performing Arts Complex, the Queensland Art Gallery, the Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland as well as several shops, cafes and restaurants.
Museum of Brisbane
Located on the ground floor of 157 Ann Street, just around the corner from King George Square. The Museum of Brisbane is open daily and all exhibitions, events and activities are FREE.
Gallery of Modern Art
The Queensland Art Gallery is Queensland’s premier visual arts institution and a leading art museum nationally. The Gallery’s driving philosophy is to connect art and people. The Gallery was established in 1895 as the Queensland National Art Gallery. Throughout its early history the Gallery was housed in a series of temporary premises and did not have a permanent home until 1982. In 2006 the architecturally acclaimed Gallery of Modern art opened just 150 metres from the Queensland Art Gallery on Brisbane’s south bank.
South Bank is the heart of Brisbane’s cultural, recreational and entertainment scene. The 17 hectares, known as The Parklands, is just across the Brisbane River from the CBD. It’s a picturesque spot and home to 20 restaurants and eateries catering to all tastes and budgets. One of the favourite attractions of South Bank is Breaka Beach where sun, sand and lifeguards deliver a beach experience in the heart of the city.
The South Bank Village Markets are open every Friday night from 5pm to 10pm, Saturdays from 11am to 5pm and Sundays from 9:00am to 5pm. The Riverside Markets in Brisbane CBD offer great arts and crafts, as do numerous suburban markets on Sunday mornings.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
This is the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary with over 130 koalas. Here you will be given the opportunity to cuddle a koala any time of the day, feed kangaroos and lorikeets, hold a snake and encounter a variety of Australian animals. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is situated in Fig Tree Pocket, only 45 minutes drive.
The Australia Zoo
Just over an hour’s drive north, you will be engulfed by animals and wildlife and you may even get a glimpse of the famous Irwin family. Australia Zoo holds day shows featuring different animals and wildlife and is the iconic tourist attraction of the Sunshine Coast.
In less than an hour’s driving distance south you can enjoy the thrills and spills of the Gold Coast theme parks. Choices include Sea World, Warner Bros Movie World, Dream World, White Water World and Wet ‘N’ Wild.
The Gold Coast is Australia’s premier tourist destination and attracts more than 10 million visitors each year. The Gold Coast offers a wide array of natural attractions as well as theme parks, restaurants, wineries, shopping and international golf courses, not to mention the best beaches in Australia
Miles of pristine coastline and lush hinterland, superb cuisine, action and adventure or just the perfect piece of sand on which to sit and ponder. From the cosmopolitan café society of Noosa to the north and family friendly Caloundra to the south, the Sunshine Coast is one of Queensland’s premier holiday destinations.