Okay, so people watching might not seem like a great activity – you can do that anywhere, anytime, so why go to The Valley to do it?
Fortitude Valley is close to Brisbane city, just one suburb over. It is a short trip on the bus or one stop on the train from Central Station. It's the main spot for nightclubs and bars and The Valley comes to life when the sun goes down. So what's it like during the day?
If you're staying in the city, hop on the train to The Valley, pull up a stool and order a beer at one of the bars on Brunswick Street Mall and watch as the people pass.
There are plenty of vagabonds in the Valley – sleeping, begging, busking or just wandering the streets.