Queen Street Mall Brisbane is a the perfect place for shopping because, even though it's outdoors, the streets are closed to traffic and the pedestrian is king, or more realistically, queen.
The pedestrian only area is bounded by Elizabeth Street to the east, Adelaide Street to the west, Edward Street to the north and George Street in the south.
With over 26 million visitors each year this open air mall has perfected its craft and the outdoor style is a great way to take advantage of the beautiful weather.
However, unlike most of the world the city of Brisbane hasn't jumped into total convenience for the consumer.
So make sure you plan your journey between 9 and 5 as the stores all close around 5, except on Fridays which is late night shopping night.
Queen St Mall Brisbane is a unique set up. The street is filled with stores, and there are also nine different malls set back off the street. Our other Queen Street Mall page has the ones that aren't here. Each part of the mall has its own unique flavour and caters to a different clientele.
If it's sportswear you're looking for... and that's a big part of Aussie shopping, then the Queen Adelaide Building is for you.
This former convict barrack, is located across from the Myer Centre.
It holds the Adidas Performance Centre as well as Rebel Sport and Amart All Sports.
In 2008 David Jones opened its biggest one location store, with much celebration, in the Queens Plaza near the top of the Queen Street Mall.
This section tends to hold the more prestigious fashion stores including Luois Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. It also has a Starbucks which is always full of people resting after a long day of shopping.
One of the oldest sections of the mall is the Tattersall Arcade. Built in 1926 it was refurbished in 1997, holding on to many of the features that made it an exclusive Racing Club in its early beginnings. Here you will find many specialty stores, including Marcs and Hunt Leather.
Another great way to relax in the Queen Street mall Brisbane is to spend some time watching the entertainment.
No matter when you go there is always something on even if it is just local buskers out doing their thing.
As well there are two stages which showcase musicians, dancers, fashion parades and other local and international talent.
At Christmas time there are concerts and local school performing Christmas classics starting from early December.
Large sporting events are often show on huge TV's just across George Street in the Brisbane Square.
In the Brisbane Square you will also find one of the city's libraries and more cafes. At the Victoria Bridge end of Queen Street, is the Brisbane Casino, which is another of Brisbane's great attractions.