|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
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
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
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
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
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.