Fortitude Valley, Brisbane


Night life at Brisbane will not be as glamorous and trendy if there is no such place as The Valley. One km away from the busy central business district of Brisbane is the colorful and vibrant Fortitude Valley, named

after the ship Fortitude which arrived in Brisbane in 1849. Famous for its eccentric bars and multicultural restaurants from the Spanish Tapas to

the Brazilian Touch, from Chinese and Japanese cuisine, and to the

exotic Sitar Indian restaurant, lively night clubs and pubs, the music and lights just will not stop on the sleepless streets of The Valley.

Aside from being the central hub for the nightlife, Fortitude Valley has more to offer not only to the locals but to all tourists who would visit the place. It is also an avenue for shopaholics and those who just love to

stroll along the mall. Be captivated with the modern boutiques, art galleries, and other state-of the-art product stores in Brunswick Street

Mall along Ann Street. This mall is also famous for the live performance

of different bands, perfect for music lovers and for those who just want to pass their time.

fortitude valley, brisbane

Enjoy shopping at the historical McWhirters Marketplace formerly known as McWhirters Department Store located at the Valley Corner of Brunswick

Street and Wickham Street. Further down the road is another hotspot along James Street, the James Street Market known for its furniture and house

ware shops, as well as suburban fashion boutiques.

There are really no dull moments in this high spirited valley of Brisbane with the numerous recreational places. Families and friends can spend their weekends in the triangular parks of Centenary Place, bounded by Ann Street, Wickham, and Gotha Street. Sports enthusiasts can learn and enjoy

sports by joining sports clubs and training schools. Fortitude Valley is the home of Fidler Sports located at Wickham Street, one of the leading sports training school in Australia which offers various sports training services from single sports to triathlon to Hawaii Ironman,. Just nearby within the area of Wickham Street are the Zen Do Kai offering self defense lesson and other venues for sports club. Swimmers and those who simply cannot resist the water can enjoy the cool waters of the 50 meter pool of Fortitude Valley Pool wherein many famous personalities of The Valley can be found warming up their cardiovascular muscles.

Health and wellness of the residence are given importance too with the establishment of many hospitals and clinics surrounding the area such as the Pacific Day Surgery in Misterton Street. Education also plays an important role in The Valley. Schools, both public and private are built within the area. Equipped with state-of-the –art facilities and modern equipments, Fortitude Valley State School in Brookes Street, established in 1861 and now

considered as one of the oldest schools in the Valley, continues to provide quality education for the residence of the valley. There are also various

places of worship for different religion. Be impressed and feel the gothic atmosphere of St. Patrick’s church along Morgan Street, one of Brisbane’s

oldest Catholic church or attend multicultural church services given by the International City Church located in Ann Street.

All these institutions, from the upbeat and clangorous clubs to the trendy malls and supermarket, to the well—resourced schools, churches and recreational areas, have made the Valley to be recognized by US Billboard Magazine as the New Global Hot Spot. Fortitude Valley is not just a center

for the night life; it is where a holistic community life exists. There is more than just the night life at the valley; life itself exists in the diverse faces of this historical valley at the heart of Brisbane.