Dine, Play, Stay: Queen’s Wharf Reveals August Opening Day Attractions

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Mark your calendars, Brisbane! The highly anticipated $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf development is poised to transform the city’s CBD and nearby areas, such as Kangaroo Point when it opens its doors on August 29.

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This ambitious project promises to redefine luxury, entertainment, and dining in Queensland’s capital. As the grand opening approaches, let’s take a closer look at the attractions and facilities set to welcome visitors on day one.

The Star Grand Brisbane

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At the heart of Queen’s Wharf stands The Star Grand Brisbane, a 5-star hotel boasting 340 opulent rooms with breathtaking views of the Brisbane River and South Bank. Guests can indulge in the hotel’s Leisure Deck, featuring three stunning swimming pools that offer a perfect blend of relaxation and panoramic vistas.

Fat Noodle

The brainchild of renowned chef Luke Nguyen, Fat Noodle will serve up-market Asian cuisine, including its legendary 20-hour Fat Pho Noodles.


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This beloved Japanese restaurant from Sydney makes its Brisbane debut with a menu that promises to tantalise taste buds with adventurous sharing plates and an extensive sake list.

Sky Deck

The development’s crown jewel is undoubtedly the Sky Deck, a 250-metre rooftop runway of restaurants and bars floating 100 metres above the Brisbane River. This public viewing platform will offer unparalleled 360-degree views of the city, making it an instant must-visit attraction.

Cherry Cocktail Lounge Bar

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This vibrant and bold 360-degree bar will offer a cheeky mix of cool cocktails. Its decor will feature lavish elements like gold accents, rich red velvet, and sparkling chandeliers, yet maintain an inviting atmosphere. As part of The Star’s signature concept, also found in Gold Coast and Sydney locations, Cherry will offer an extensive cocktail selection. 


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Livewire is a new live entertainment venue which aims to showcase Queensland’s homegrown talent while serving up signature cocktails like ‘The Rocktail’ in a vibrant atmosphere.

Neville Bonner Bridge

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This striking architectural icon will serve as a pedestrian bridge linking South Bank to Queen’s Wharf, expecting to facilitate up to 10,000 crossings daily.

The Star Brisbane Casino

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While gaming will play a role in the development, with The Star Brisbane casino set to open its main gaming floor, it’s worth noting that the casino will occupy less than five percent of the overall project space.

Bicentennial Bikeway

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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.

Event Centre

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Featuring a 1,440-seat ballroom with pre-function bar and outdoor terrace, the event centre is set to become a premier destination for large-scale gatherings.

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Future Developments

As exciting as the August 29 opening will be, it’s just the beginning. Throughout September and October, additional venues will progressively open, including more Sky Deck restaurants and bars, The Landing riverfront public space, and The Terrace Dining on Level 4.

Looking ahead, future stages of the development promise even more luxury accommodations and high-end retail experiences, with the Dorsett and Rosewood hotel towers, Velo Café, and premium shopping outlets on the horizon.

As the countdown to August 29 begins, anticipation builds for what promises to be a transformative addition to Brisbane’s urban landscape.

Published 2-July-2024