Explore this little pocket of inner Brisbane, buzzing with off-beat cafés, creative spaces and idyllic parks and gardens
Wander around this vibrant student community and you’ll quickly realise there’s more to this bustling suburb than just the Queensland University of Technology campus. Flanked by the innovative La Boite Theatre Company and the QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove is bursting with galleries, performance spaces and a host of quirky and eclectic cafés. Discover interactive art exhibitions at The Block, enjoy cutting-edge theatre at The Loft or stretch out on a picnic blanket and watch short films under the stars at Parer Place.
When you’re not busy indulging in creative pursuits, you’ll find a wealth of outdoor activities to keep you occupied. Tee off from the fairway of Victoria Park Golf Course or practice your swing on the driving range. Play a game of tennis with friends at the QUT Tennis Centre or hit the basketball court at QUT’s sports stadium. Then, as the afternoon heats up, cool off with a refreshing dip in one of Brisbane’s oldest swimming pools or soak up the sun as you sip on an ice-cold drink from the pool deck café.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, try the diverse range of restaurants and eateries in Kelvin Grove’s urban village. Favourites include Sago for modern Vietnamese street food, Carraway Pier for traditional fish and chips, or ultra-cool sandwich depot, DannyBoys. If you prefer to whip up your own culinary delights, head to the village markets on Saturday mornings to pick up fresh produce and tasty gourmet delights.