Ellie’s Guest House is just 2.5km from the Brisbane CBD located in the inner city suburb of New Farm, with easy access to the city by multiple public transport options translink or an easy walk along the picturesque Brisbane River.
New Farm is a vibrant and cosmopolitan suburb with all the modern services of the city combined with a relaxed and laid-back vibe of life along the river and with the leafy outlook of the renowned New Farm Park and gardens.
Ellie’s Guest House is conveniently located within walking distance of fabulous restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes that cater for all budgets. For those looking to be more self-sufficient the Merthyr Village shopping complex is nearby and includes a Coles supermarket, food outlets, fine dining restaurants, post office and banking facilities.
Brisbane’s Powerhouse, the city’s cultural hub for performance art and exhibitions, together with its first class riverfront bar and restaurant is just a stone’s throw away.The Powerhouse http://www.brisbanepowerhouse.org is also home to New Farm Farmer's Market every Saturday morning for fresh Queensland produce.
Ellie’s Guest House is a 10-minute drive from Roma Street railway station; a 20-minute drive from Brisbane Domestic Airport. Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo and the Gold Coast beaches are both just one hour’s drive away.
Transport / Getting Here
Ellie's Guest House is a great base from which to explore the vibrant city of Brisbane. It lies two-and-a-half kilometres from Brisbane's city centre and provides accessibility to anything you might need to enjoy and experiene during your stay.
From the airport: your can catch a taxi or take the Con-x-ions coach which will drop you to the doorstep.
There is a bus stop outside the front door with bus numbers 199 and 196 taking you to and from the city within 15 minutes. At Ellie’s Guest House the friendly staff will explain Brisbane’s public transport system the “go card” where to get it and how it will save you money on all public transport services around Brisbane and in South East Queensland. Once in the city proper there is a free city loop bus service available to visit major attractions within the CBD.
The City Cat ferry service is available from the New Farm Park, Sydney St or Teneriffe ferry stations, all within walking distance of Ellie’s Guest House. The City Cats travel the Brisbane River and are a scenic and an inexpensive way to get a tour of the city’s riverside suburbs including South Bank, Queensland University, Riverside Markets, West End and much more. The City Hopper is a free ferry service available from other stations along the river for short trips to central points within the city.
The nearest railway station is Fortitude Valley Station, from here you can walk down Brunswick St (approx 20mins) take a taxi, or jump on a 199 or 196 bus to be delivered to bus stop 12 out the front of Ellie’s Guest House.
The City Cycle scheme run by Brisbane City Council has multiple locations in New Farm where it is possible to hire a bicycle and helmet for travelling into and around the city. There are numerous bike paths available for picturesque adventures to Brisbane’s CBD and suburbs.
It is also an easy walk into the city on the Brisbane Riverwalk described as “a water highway for pedestrians and cyclists jutting out along the most scenic tract of Brisbane river between New Farm and the CBD”. Entrance to the 870m long Riverwalk is located at the end of Merthyr Road, the road on which Ellie’s Guest House is situated.