FV Brisbane by Peppers

- Fortitude Valley, Brisbane & Surrounds

191 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD

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Experience Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley, affectionately known to the locals as simply ‘The Valley’, has had a long history as one the city’s most colourful neighbourhoods. Indeed today, amidst its thriving shops and restaurants, those with an eye for architecture will discover many of the 30 heritage listed sites that are testament to its role as an important gathering place for the denizens of a young and burgeoning Brisbane.

These days, ‘The Valley’ never sleeps. Thanks to the multiple attractions of Chinatown, boutique retailers, cultural venues such as the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, small galleries, and the many pubs, eating places and nightclubs that line its glittering streets, it’s where locals and visitors rub shoulders in the pursuit of adventure or just plain fun.

Laying only a kilometre or two to the north east of Brisbane’s CBD, Fortitude Valley is also a great place to make your base camp for exploring all the attractions Queensland’s capital has to offer.

Things to do in Brisbane

  • Explore Chinatown
  • Catch a show at The Judith Wright Centre
  • Go nightclubbing
  • Do some laps at the heritage-listed Valley Pool
  • Catch the view from the summit of the Storey Bridge Climb
  • Ride the Brisbane Wheel
  • Shop ‘til you drop in James Street
  • Visit South Bank for The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Museum
  • Cruise Brisbane River on a Ferry Cat

Local Events

  • New Farm Markets, second and fourth Saturday of each month
  • EKKA, a major agricultural and entertainment event held every August in the nearby RNA Showground
  • International Jazz Festival – an annual 5 day event held in The Valley in the first week of June
  • Valley Fiesta - an annual 3 day festival of markets, live music, street theatre and more
  • State of Origin – the highlight of the Rugby League calendar, on at Suncorp Stadium, every June/July
  • Big Gay Day – Brisbane’s answer to Sydney’s Mardi Gras, held in and around the Wickham Hotel in Fortitude Valley