Toowong

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Duration: 30 mins to 1 hour
Price Guide: $2.40
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Toowong

Toowong is four stops from Central Station. Alternatively, you can catch the ferry to the Toowong ferry Wharf, or take the 412/417 bus from George or Ann Street. If you fancy a long walk, you can reach it from the city by walking along Coronation Drive.

Toowong is situated on the North bank of the Brisbane river, 4km from the CBD – the majority of people who live here are families, so it’s a fairly quiet, friendly suburb. Needless to say, the nightlife here is very low key; with several pubs being the main hotspots for the locals.

Starting the tour

Start from Toowong Station.

Section 1:
Directions:

As you exit the station, turn right. Immediately turn right again, into the entrance of the main shopping centre; Toowong Village.

Stopover:

Toowong Village is a 3-level shopping centre that was opened in 1986, the site was originally used for a sawmill. Holding 86 stores altogether, including fashion, homeware, health and beauty, food, art and entertainment (not to mention a huge K-Mart, a Coles and David Jones) there’ll be enough to keep you occupied. Some websites quote Toowong Village as being ‘huge’. It’s not huge … it’s a small, but nice shopping mall. In my opinion, I wouldn’t advise you come all the way down here if you’re after some serious shopping – head to Queen Street Mall instead. If on the other hand you find yourself in the area, or just want to browse/window shop/eat, Toowong Village is more than satisfactory.
Other stores include Sportsgirl, and Cue plus a few one off boutiques. My personal favourite in the food court is the Route 74 diner, which serves up some seriously mean American style burgers from as little as $6.50. Two Wong (how very witty) is a good value Asian next door.

Section 2:
Directions:

To reach the main street, walk through the food court (ground level) and turn left after Sinbad’s Kebabs.

Stopover:

The Regatta Hotel (543 Coronation Drive) is probably one of Toowong’s more stylish venues – along with a steakhouse and grill, the main bar that overlooks the river is a great spot to hang out with friends – later in the evenings the dance floor is usually packed too.

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