Brisbane's industrial south-side suburb of Rocklea is something of a sleeper, known chiefly for the Brisbane Markets. Yet there are some hidden gems including funky cafes to be found amongst the leafy pockets of interwar cottages and even a Russian Orthodox church with an interesting history.
A corner weatherboard cottage that is a charming treasure trove of bric-a-brac, vintage clothes and accessories, homewares, jewellery, toys, garden ornaments and tools, furniture and retro decor...more
This vast green rural expanse looks like it was beamed in from the country and is home to sheep, a water bird habitat, wetland, picnic shelters, creek, several walking tracks and off-leash dog park...more
A secret little café tucked away at the rear of the local organics and wholefood superstore makes a great place for a light healthy breakfast (try the Simple or Paleo) or lunch (try the Nutrition Bomb)...more
One of Brisbane's best weekend markets located at Brisbane Marketplace is a mega bazaar of fruit, veges, meats, deli items & street food stalls (followed by the Sunday Discovery for treasure hunters)...more