ELISA ELWIN discovers a great place for families to stay close to all the action in Brisbane
Quest Breakfast Creek offers a quiet location in the vicinity of Newstead Park
Positioned halfway between Brisbane Airport and the CBD, Quest Breakfast Creek offers an ideal location for a family getaway in the ‘River City’. In around 15 minutes, the 300 City Bus will whisk you into central Brisbane to access its world-class museums and the South Bank precinct, or you can stroll through Newstead Park to the Teneriffe ferry stop and journey along the Brisbane River from there.
Quest Breakfast Creek - The lowdown
It was only when researching two-bedroom apartments in Brisbane that we stumbled upon Quest Breakfast Creek, which ticked all the right boxes for a three-night family stay. Not only was it on point in terms of price and facilities, but the kids had their own room to really spread out. Accessing a washer and dryer was a big plus, as I hate going home with a suitcase full of laundry. I also appreciate being able to self-cater and not having to eat out for every meal.
At Quest Breakfast Creek, there are accommodation for all tastes and needs!
Quest Breakfast Creek has around 90 serviced apartments, including one, two and three-bedroom options that will suit most families. Our two-bedroom apartment came with a fully-equipped kitchen and was the perfect place for us to rest between BrisVegas fun and family visits. Aside from an oven, cooktop and dishwasher, there’s a full-size fridge that you can stock with supplies and a dining table in the living space. It felt like a “home away from home”, although the sweeping balcony views and daily housekeeping were welcome little extras!
Fun things to do at Quest Breakfast Creek
The outdoor swimming pool at Quest Breakfast Creek was a big hit with our kids and is the place to refresh and hang out after a day exploring in the Queensland heat. There’s a barbecue area alongside where you can cook up a feast in the evening while the kids splash around. For gym junkies, there’s also a small fitness centre with the essentials.
Discover lots of dining and drinking options inside and around the Quest Breakfast Creek in Brisbane
You can begin the day with breakfast in the light-filled atrium of the vegetarian eatery Nuvi Cafe, which offers locally roasted coffee, fresh juice and smoothies and dishes made using fresh, local produce just a minute’s walk from the apartments. Alternatively, it’s a lovely five-minute walk to Mica Brasserie, where you’ll find incredible pastries and sweet treats (including plenty of gluten-free options). Directly across the road from the apartments is the heritage-listed Breakfast Creek Hotel, an iconic watering hole from the late 19th century. The food (and beer) here is delicious, and although there is seating for 500, it’s best to book ahead as this place is buzzing! It’s worth staying at the Quest just for a fun night out of “select-your-own steaks” at the Breakfast Creek Hotel with (or without) the kids. If you fancy a night in, you can pick up supplies from the Albion Marketplace, take advantage of Quest’s shopping service, and have groceries delivered directly to your apartment. But, of course, there’s also a wealth of options if you just want to order in.
Explore Brisbane with your kids
Looking for things to do with kids in Brissie? How much time do you have? With so many temptations, we stuck with the ‘one activity a day’ rule and began with a visit to HOTA — Home of the Arts in Surfers Paradise. From live theatre to dance, kids’ shows and art, there’s always something on — you can check to see what’s currently happening on their website. Next, we wanted to pick up some books for the kids at Where the Wild Things Are in West End, with this child-focused bookstore regularly hosting story time sessions and launches. It’s a short walk from South Bank, so we made a day of it by heading to the Riverside Green Playground for a picnic lunch on the grassy lawns. There are barbecues for the more organised, and it’s located alongside Streets Beach if you’re looking to cool off on a hot summer’s day. If you end up dining at one of the many restaurants in South Bank, you can always head to the Riverside Green Playground for an after-dinner play as the entire area is illuminated after dark.
Quest Breakfast Creek
15 Amy Street,