Destination guide

The waterfront setting of St. Lucia is ready to explore

Enjoy the museums and other features of St. Lucia. This city is well-known for its golfing and university setting. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and The Gabba are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Family-friendly fun, on and off campus

UQ is a particularly family-friendly campus. Explore the scenic lakes by foot or by bike, stop for a coffee in the campus cafe, or head to the free art museum. Great Court, UQ's main building, is the heart of the campus, and a popular spot for events. Take in a theater production or a game, and relive your own college days with a beer or 2 from the balcony of a St. Lucia vacation rental. Once you've had enough of the good old days, head over to St. Lucia Golf Links, one of Brisbane's oldest golf courses.


A peninsula packed with plenty to see

Thanks to Queensland's pleasant year-round weather, don't be surprised if much of your time is spent outside. There are plenty of parks and gardens, perfect for everyone from picnicking families to students popping out on a quick break from class. A variety of city tour groups operate in the area, including walking and segway tours. The proximity of downtown Brisbane means easy access to tons of museums and performances, as well as shopping and nightlife. A ferry operates along the Brisbane River, serving as an efficient and peaceful way to hop off the peninsula and explore.


Perfectly pleasant, just like the locals

Expect ideal temperatures in St. Lucia all year long, thanks to its subtropical climate. Winters (around June) are warm and mild, and temps rarely fall below 65, while summers really only heat up into the 80s. But while the mercury stays relatively even, don't expect constant sunshine. November through March is rainy season, with a passing thunderstorm happening with some regularity. When packing for your St. Lucia vacation rental, don't forget your brolly (umbrella), as the locals say! You just might need it out there.

Natural features

Winding along the Brisbane River

Brisbane is a hilly city, which makes exploring most spots by bike slightly preferable to walking. Be sure to spend some time on or near Brisbane River, which feels a bit like the main artery of the city, winding and wrapping around different neighborhoods and peninsulas, including St. Lucia. Follow it far enough, and you'll find wildlife and mangroves you won't see in the heart of Brisbane. For another quick escape, the coast is only about a 30-minute drive from St. Lucia, where the famous sandy beaches of the Coral Sea can be found.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around St. Lucia

Fly into Brisbane, QLD (BNE), the closest airport, located 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Saint Lucia?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 469 vacation rentals near Saint Lucia. From 98 Houses to 292 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Saint Lucia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Saint Lucia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Saint Lucia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of Queensland: 592 vacation rentals
  • UQ Anthropology Museum: 591 vacation rentals
  • Story Bridge: 620 vacation rentals
  • Teneriffe Ferry Terminal: 625 vacation rentals
  • Southbank Parklands: 604 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Lucia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Saint Lucia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 98 Houses in Saint Lucia. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Saint Lucia include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 292 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 10 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Saint Lucia?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 191 vacation rentals with pool available in Saint Lucia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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