Treasury Casino

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Treasury Casino

The Treasury Casino is a grand tribute to Brisbane’s ‘Brisvegas’ nickname – situated on Brisbane Square alongside the river, it’s the perfect place for 24/7 entertainment. Entrance is free, but remember the dress code: no flip flops! Also, if you take a big bag, you’ll have to put it in the cloakroom ($3). Also don’t forget your ID!

Starting the tour

Central Station (skip to directions 3 if you’re already in the city and go from Queen St Mall)

Section 1:
Directions:

Exit via the main entrance onto Ann St. Cross the road and walk right, taking your first left down Edward Street.

Stopover:

Edward Street is host to some of Australia’s most renowned designers, including menswear stores, high-end fashion and, for those who need pampering after shopping, day spas!

Section 2:
Directions:

Continue walking for about 5-10 minutes; soon you will see Queen St Mall to your right.

Stopover:

Queen Street Mall – originally part of Queen Street and named after Queen Victoria – is said to be Brisbane’s ‘premier shopping destination’. It was closed to traffic in 1982 and since then has become home to over 700 specialty stores and six centres, including: Broadway on the Mall, MacArthur Central, Queens Plaza and The Myer Centre – all of which are home to highly sought after fashion retailers; from high street stores to exclusive designers. Whether it’s banking, boutiques, cinema, entertainment, fashion, food or shopping you’re after, look no further.

Section 3:
Directions:

Turn onto Queen St Mall and walk to the end of the street; you will see Brisbane Square in front of you.

Stopover:

The Brisbane Square consists of the Treasury Casino, the City Council Library and the Brisbane Square building. It is also home to various artworks, which come in the form of giant metal spheres (they are fun to take photos on, but make sure no-one’s looking!) The ‘Brisbane Square’ building (to the right) is a new addition to Brisbane’s high-rise buildings, and home to Brisbane City Council. It was completed in late 2006, after long construction delays. It has 38 floors and rises to 151 metres. It’s not particularly exciting, as it mainly used for office space and retailers. It is, however, the largest commercial office building in Australia to have won a 5-star Green rating. Directly beneath it lies the new Brisbane City Council central Library. There is one hour of free internet per day to be had here, but only if you sign up (proof of address needed). There is also a large selection of magazines (vintage and new) to be read, if you can’t afford to keep buying your trashy (but much loved) gossip magazines.

Section 4:
Directions:

Cross the road, the Treasury Casino is the building to your left, in the middle of the square.

Stopover:

Situated in the block southeast of the casino is the elegant Land Administration Building, now known as – you guessed it – the Conrad Treasury Hotel, which is undeniably worth its five-star rating.

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