10 Things You Should Know About the Soon-to-Open Queen’s Wharf Development

Brisbane is on the cusp of a transformative moment as the highly anticipated Queen’s Wharf development prepares to launch in August. Here are 10 things you’d be interested to know about this $3.6-billion project that’s set to redefine the city’s skyline.

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  1. Grand Opening
Queen’s Wharf Development
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Mark your calendars for August 29, when Queen’s Wharf will officially open its first stage. This date signals the beginning of a new era for Brisbane’s CBD and surrounding areas like Kangaroo Point. More details on the event closer to the date.

  1. The Star Grand Brisbane: A New Pinnacle of Luxury
Queen’s Wharf Development
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At the heart of Queen’s Wharf lies The Star Grand Brisbane, a 5-star hotel boasting 340 opulent rooms. Guests will be treated to breathtaking views of the Brisbane River and South Bank. The hotel’s crown jewel is its Leisure Deck, featuring three stunning swimming pools that blend relaxation with panoramic vistas.

  1. Culinary Delights
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Food enthusiasts have reason to celebrate with the arrival of world-class restaurants. Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle will serve up-market Asian cuisine, including its legendary 20-hour Fat Pho Noodles. Sokyo, a beloved Japanese restaurant from Sydney, makes its Brisbane debut, promising adventurous sharing plates and an extensive sake list.

  1. Sky-High Experiences
Sky Deck concept image (Photo credit: @queenswharf_brisbane/Instagram)

The development’s crown jewel is undoubtedly the Sky Deck. This 250-metre rooftop runway of restaurants and bars floats 100 metres above the Brisbane River, offering unparalleled 360-degree views of the city. It’s destined to become an instant must-visit attraction for locals and tourists alike.

  1. Cherry on Top
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For those seeking a sophisticated night out, the Cherry lounge bar promises to deliver. This vibrant 360-degree bar will offer a cheeky mix of cool cocktails in a lavish setting, featuring gold accents, rich red velvet, and sparkling chandeliers.

  1. Live and Lively
Artist’s impression of Livewire (Photo credit: @queenswharf_brisbane/Instagram)

Music lovers will find their new favourite spot at Livewire, a live entertainment venue showcasing Queensland’s homegrown talent. With signature cocktails like ‘The Rocktail’ and a vibrant atmosphere, it’s set to become a staple of Brisbane’s nightlife scene.

  1. Bridging Communities
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The Neville Bonner Bridge will serve as more than just a striking architectural icon. This pedestrian bridge will link South Bank to Queen’s Wharf, expecting to facilitate up to 10,000 crossings daily and literally bridging communities.

  1. Responsible Gaming
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While The Star Brisbane casino will open its main gaming floor, it’s worth noting that the casino will occupy less than five percent of the overall project space, emphasising the development’s focus on diverse entertainment options.

  1. A Cyclist’s Dream
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The upgraded Bicentennial Bikeway will offer cyclists and pedestrians a scenic route along the river. With plenty of spots to stop and enjoy the view or engage in activities at Waterline Park, it promotes an active, outdoor lifestyle.

  1. Space for Grand Occasions
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The Event Centre, featuring a 1,440-seat ballroom with a pre-function bar and outdoor terrace, is set to become a premier destination for large-scale gatherings, from conferences to gala dinners.

Looking Ahead

While these features are exciting enough, there are even more revelations on the horizon. Future developments include additional Sky Deck restaurants and bars, The Landing riverfront public space, and The Terrace Dining on Level 4. Shoppers can also look forward to premium outlets and cafes, ensuring that Queen’s Wharf continues to evolve and excite.

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As Brisbane counts down to August 29, it’s clear that the Queen’s Wharf development will be a major presence for Brisbane and its suburbs.

Published 11-July-2024