The #4101. It’s one of the Brisbane suburbs that has resisted development for a long time, and while progress slowly takes over the old houses in the #4101, pockets of the old school awesome will always remain.
Located across the river from the city, West End is the suburb which sits behind Southbank, the parklands on the Expo ’88 site. A variety of local attractions bring tourists and residents to the 4101 on weekdays and weekends. Here’s some of what West End has to offer.
It’s home to restaurants, playgrounds and an inner city beach and lagoon. Well, a fake beach, but it has sand and looks like a beach. The parklands are adjacent to the performing arts and cultural centres including Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and the State Library of Queensland (SLQ). Fireworks, food festivals, fitness activities, free performances are all part of the Southbank Parklands experience.
Boundary Street Markets
Situated on the corner of Boundary St and Mollison streets, across from the park, this market operates Friday night, Saturday all day and sunday until 2pm. The venue is hit and miss with stalls and is heavily impacted by weather.
Davies Park Markets
Saturday mornings from 7am to noon, the Davies Park Markets have been operating for years and are home to some of the best food vendors and organic produce in Brisbane.
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
The main convention venue for the city, the BCEC has a view of the ferris wheel at Southbank from a variety of function and meeting rooms.