Most Brisbanites can say they’ve swum at South Bank’s manmade beach or picnicked in New Farm Park, but with Brisbane embarking on its most transformative years yet, there are some Brisbane-specific experiences you’ll need to start ticking off your list – while they’re still around.
With the Queen’s Wharf development under way, it won’t be long before we’re welcoming the new Star Casino. But with this exciting addition comes the last few years to experience the old-world charm of Brisbane’s Treasury Casino & Hotel.
To honour the legacy of Treasury Casino & Hotel, we’re counting down the experiences you need to try before they’re gone.
If you haven’t had a stay-cay in your own city, you’ve been doing it all wrong. Experiencing a little luxury in your hometown is the best way to kick up your heels and relax without the hassle of travelling. The charming hotel rooms at Treasury Hotel exude elegance while having classic heritage appeal and make the perfect hideaway for a girls’ weekend or a couple’s retreat. If you’re looking to make the most of your stay-cay, take in a QPAC experience after a short wander across the Victoria Bridge.
LATE NIGHT FEAST
Treasury Casino is known to be a buzzing hotspot at all hours of the day and night, and dining at Fat Noodle is an experience in its own right. Referred to as the crown jewel of the Treasury, Fat Noodle is an Asian-fusion late-night eatery owned by celebrity chef Luke Nguyen. It doesn’t serve up just any bowl of noodles either. Fat Noodle is like an exotic hideaway in the middle of the casino that serves up-market Vietnamese cuisine until midnight on the weekends. A visit to Treasury is not complete without experiencing a late-night stop for a bowl of Luke’s legendary 20-hour fat pho noodles.
Snapping a photo in front of Treasury Casino’s grand architecture is almost like a Brisbane rite of passage. Whether you’re snapping to commemorate an anniversary, a girls’ weekend away or you just want to up your insta-game, a photo with this landmark is a must.
DESSERT IN BED
We can all agree that having breakfast in bed is pretty special. But have you experienced dessert in bed? Sometimes a stay-cay calls for simply staying in bed and doing a whole lot of nothing. The plus side? Staying in your robe and slippers, and ordering dinner and dessert straight to your bedside.
Whether you’re finishing a hard day of shopping or about to start your night, sunset cocktails in the Kitty Bar are non-negotiable! The iconic river-facing cocktail bar housed within the historic walls of Treasury Casino is the perfect spot to kick back with a champagne cocktail. And if you haven’t experienced after-work drinks on a Friday at The Kitty, chances are you haven’t sampled the mouth-watering free canapés that make the rounds from 4 to 6pm.