ICYMI: The Domestic Terminal is currently undergoing a 40-million-dollar facelift.
No stone has been left unturned, with the extensive renovations including upgrades to lighting, air-conditioning, signage, Wi-Fi, restrooms as well as the retail offering.
While the renovations have only hit the half-way mark, hoarding is slowly coming down and you can experience the new-look terminal.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Domestic Terminal upgrade – what’s new and what’s still to come.
1. The ‘Fashion Run’ is open
Calling all fashion lovers, there’s four brand new stores and six revamped favourites you need to know about.
Even if you’re not flying Qantas, high tail it with your wallet to this end of the terminal to explore the new shopping precinct (aka the Fashion Run) at the Domestic Terminal.
From cosmetics, to accessories and clothing (for men, women and kids), the side-by-side shopping precinct provides travellers with one location to pick up any last-minute fashion essentials or gifts before departing.
New and refurbished stores include:
- Seed Heritage
- M.A.C Cosmetics
- Jo Malone
- Country Road
- Sunglass Hut
- Blue Illusion
2. The Food Collective is dishing out international flavours
Just because you’re only travelling domestically, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the flavours of Mexico, Japan and South-East Asia before your flight.
In an Australian first, the Qantas food court has transformed into a hawker-like dining hall, bringing with it a dining experience you’d normally have to visit Singapore, Thailand or Malaysia to try.
Not in the mood for international flavours? Grab a burger, fries or shake at local favourite Ze Pickle –Queensland born and bred burger joint sourcing local produce to fill their buns.
For the time poor traveller – jump the queue using the self-order kiosks to get your meal served pronto.
New eateries include:
- Ze Pickle
- Nippon Ramen
- Mi Casa Burritos
- Yo! Sushi
- Upper Westside Deli
- Coffee Royal
- Seeds by Bruno Loubet
3. Graze Grill and Bar has a new look
Qantas frequent flyers might be familiar with Graze Grill and Bar already, located between Gates 16 and 21, but its overhaul may have regulars doing a double take next time they visit the terminal.
In late December 2019, Graze welcomed the addition of a Tap House, with a focus on wine, cocktails and beer, to join their regular line-up of breakfast, lunch and snacks in between.
With an updated menu to complement its fresh new look, stop by Graze Grill and Bar for your next pre-departure tipple.
4. Brisbane Airport’s first dedicated chocolate and candy shop
Lock up the sweet tooth in the family.
Brisbane local and favourite supplier of mouth-watering chocolate and sweets – New Farm Confectionery – has secured a foothold in the Domestic Terminal.
Located near Gate 25, in the Central Terminal, the standalone store stocks all their favourites, including honeycomb, nougat and chocolate bark.
No need to turn up empty handed (if you don’t demolish the treats mid-flight) when visiting friends and rellies interstate.
5. [email protected] opened its final store
Need to buy a book, mints or a gift before your next flight?
Regardless of which airline you’re travelling with, they’ve got you covered with any last-minute travel essentials.
6. The Qantas service desk has moved
Have you booked a flight with prefix QF and need to speak to a member of the team at the terminal?
Previously located at the top of the escalators, the Qantas Service Desk has moved to make way for the new shopping precinct.
You’ll find the staff ready to help you near Gate 23.