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The Winter Staycation You Didn't Know You Needed

There is nothing quite like a good recommendation from friends, family and acquaintances to really help you get beneath the skin of a place. There’s also nothing quite like being told too late, that you should have ordered that, or you should have gone there.  We understand this pain all too much, so to help ease the pain we have compiled a list of sure-fire tips to help you expertly navigate like a Brisbane local whilst you stay with us at The Calile on James St.

Hellenika’s Famous Zucchini Chips

You can not order wrong at Hellenika, with the freshest and some of the finest Greek food in Brisbane. The one thing not to be missed however is the Kolokothia zucchini chips. Enjoy as an entrée or, with a cocktail as an afternoon snack poolside.

The James St Market for those Cravings

We know, sometimes all you are craving is your favourite yoghurt brand – with a deli, grocer, sushi bar, juice bar and gourmet nut and confectioner, the James St Market has all your cravings covered.

The Triffid for a Concert. 

From indie, electronica and RnB through to rock and roll, funk and metal – The Triffid has all music tastes covered. Housed in a WW2 hangar, this venue delivers memorable performances from the music industry’s best and brightest and is only 700-meters from The Calile.

IMA for a Contemporary Art Hit

The Institute of Modern Art has been the leading independent forum in Brisbane for over 45 years, for the production, presentation, and circulation of contemporary art. With an incredible annual program of exhibitions, public programs presented by Queensland, and international artists on display year-round.

Park Life in New Farm Park

One of Brisbane’s oldest and grandest parks, New Farm Park is a local favourite for riverside lounging, a leafy run and a spot of croquet. For those that have young ones with boundless energy to burn, the children’s playground is vast and located under a sprawling ancient fig tree. The park also hosts Brisbane’s oldest farmers market, Jan Powers Farmers Market every Saturday 6am – 12pm.

Boutique Shopping on James Street

The secret is out, James St is home to Australia’s best boutique shopping. There we said it. With an unrivalled selection of Australia’s leading brands lining the streets and a selection of multi-brand boutiques delivering the cream of the crop international brands – shopping our neighbourhood is sure to satisfy all styles. 

Fortitude Valley Late Nightlife

Our city’s late-night party hub is a short 700-metre stroll from our doorstep, with entertainment options for all desires. Our suggestions: Hôntô for cool moody Japanese – big brother of sAmesAme in Ada Lane; Saville Row for the impressive whisky selection; or Maya Mexican Restaurant for the 360-degree rooftop views of the city and our neighbourhood.

Massage Anyone?

The Calile is surrounded by endless options to have muscles massaged, skin plumped, and nails polished. We suggest starting off with a serious glow-up care of KAILO Medispa and their Rose Quartz Spa Facial, followed by a Vitality Boost IV Infusion, which will leave you wonderfully refreshed and energised.

Now you know our secrets, and you are armed to stay a local – enjoy for yourself and pass it on for your friends to enjoy equally. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Contact our concierge at to plan your itinerary.

Note: Some activities listed may be affected by Covid restrictions.

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