Aug 16th 2016 10:32pm
Spring Hill is the ideal Brisbane suburb to stay for all travellers including corporate, families and leisure holiday makers. Situated only a short walk away from the CBD, the historical borough of Spring Hill has hidden gems around every corner just waiting for you to discover.
Walk the heritage trail and learn a little about early Brisbane, starting at Lady Bowen Hospital built in 1889 to help expectant mothers, Spring Hill Baths which are the last of their kind in Australia and still in operation, Spring Hill Quarry which supplied much of the stone for Spring Hill’s 19th century developments, some of Brisbane’s earliest homes and architecture and a hotel site which has been used for this purpose since 1864. There’s much more to ponder and wonder at on the heritage trail and other historical sites to see include Spring Hill Reservoir and Old Windmill Tower built by convicts back in the day.
Spring Hill’s history gives the suburb an air of grace, knowing of the hard work and struggle that was experienced by the early settlers and those that built the foundations of the Brisbane we know and love today. Although Spring Hill had been an integral part of early Brisbane, in recent years gone it had been pushed aside as a 9-5pm business district but today that is very different.
Spring Hill has been given a new lease of life and is now a hive of thriving cafes and quirky coffee shops, stay local and try these gems.
Two Donkeys – top coffee, breakfast all day, beer and Bao Buns 97 Astor Terrace
Dods Café and Bar – in a quirky heritage house, enjoy a cuppa, beverage café affair and bar snacks 97 Wickham Terrace
Jak + Hill – industrial and chic café, bar and restaurant 40 Astor Terrace
Spring Hill Deli – everything a food lover desire’s, breakfast, lunch, cakes, pastries and more 2/537 Boundary Street
SisCo – a neighbourhood favourite with outdoor dining on the verandah and indoor café table for a great breaky 500 Boundary Street
Holy Moly – A colourful and well designed café with great breakfast and lunch offerings 226 Leichhardt Street
Spring Hill Baths is a swimming pool like no other, built in 1886 it was Brisbane’s first in-ground swimming pool and its heritage features have been preserved for you to enjoy. Be a spectator from the grandstand seating, change in the classic change rooms and swim at the most beautiful pool in Brisbane. 14 Torrington St Spring Hill
Spring Hill has great transport with a continuous loop service between the CBD and Spring Hill precincts and it is less than 10minutes to walk to Central Train Station where you can travel to anywhere in Brisbane with ease. Brisbane Airport is easily accessible by train, shuttle or taxi.
Brisbane is your oyster from Spring Hill, pop into the city for shopping and entertainment, dine locally or discover what the city has to offer with great restaurants in every corner.
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