Located close to the University of Queensland in St Lucia and only 7 kilometres from the CBD, Indooroopilly is popular with both professionals and students.
On its northern edge, it’s a shopper’s paradise, but once you cross the train-line, Indooroopilly is the quintessential leafy, relaxed sub-tropical neighbourhood.
One of Brisbane’s biggest shopping centres has dominated this suburb’s northern edge since the 70s, but busy roads, trains, cinemas and professional offices quickly give way to the lush residential streets for which this suburb is known.
Whether you love shopping, movies, golf or swimming at the University pool; whether you prefer barbecues in your backyard or tasty takeaway on your balcony; whether you’re catching public transport to work or riding your bike to uni – you’re very likely to find a place that suits you here.
Getting out and about is easy. Indooroopilly is a major transport hub for both buses and trains, and main roads run from the Western Suburbs to the city across the northern ridge. Buses are a good option for getting to uni or the city (or you can ride your bike, if you don’t mind a few hills).
It’s also a shopping and entertainment destination with a choice of two major cinemas complexes. Around Station Street between the shopping centre and the train line there are plenty of places to eat, with takeaways, pubs and relaxed bistros, as well as fine dining. In the relaxed residential area towards the river, small restaurants and neighbourhood shops are a closely guarded secret kept by savvy locals.
South of the train-line, detached houses and older apartment blocks line the hilly streets, shaded by distinctive jacarandas and Moreton Bay fig trees. Heritage pre-war and Queenslander-style homes are found throughout the suburb, but especially beside the famous Indooroopilly Golf Course and along the Brisbane River.
The Walter Taylor Bridge carries cars and pedestrians south across the River. Home to the same family from 1936 to 2009, it’s a Brisbane landmark and the only habitable bridge in the southern hemisphere.
Part-retail wonderland, part-leafy residential oasis, Indooroopilly is a sub-tropical neighbourhood that suits students, professionals and anyone who likes to relax in the shade on a hot day.