Fast Facts

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

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


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:

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


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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