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Highgate Hill 4101 Australia

Listing # 79164

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Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2018

Brisbane - Highgate Hill 2 bedroom plus study/small 3rd bedroom, fully furnished apartment in Torbreck Tower

The apartment is in an elevated location within Heritage listed Torbreck Tower on Dornoch Terrace, Highgate Hill Brisbane. It has easy access to the popular West End area of inner Brisbane.

Enjoy views to the south and east from the main balcony and a Juliette style balcony off the generous main bedroom.

The fully furnished apartment has:

• 2 bedrooms (1st with queen bed with its own Juliette balcony, 2nd bedroom with single and trundle under, plus 3rd small bedroom/study with sofa bed)

• good size built-ins in the first and second bedrooms

• a large study nook adjoining the dining with natural light and a large timber desk.

• open plan living and dining

• separate bathroom and laundry equipped with washer and dryer

• all crockery and linen supplied, television and hifi, fully furnished - ready for you to arrive with just your suitcase!

* a pool downstairs and an observation deck which is great for viewing fireworks is on the top floor are available for all tenants of Torbreck

• broadband fast internet options available at the apartment using a provided fibre/cable modem and/or 4G device which is ready for your immediate use
• lovely breezes thanks to the architectural design and situation on top of Highgate Hill

• ‘easy to maintain’ polished concrete floors and carpeted bedrooms.
• water and gas usage is included in the rent, electricity usage is payable at cost price per electricity meter periodically or at end of stay (on average usage of electricity is around $2-3 per day for small families.)

Living in Tobreck’s iconic Tower block simplifies life with on-site management and maintenance and renovated facilities, including elevators and a swimming pool. This unit has the option of a secure lock up garage space in the basement carpark (further $30 pw if required).

Torbreck is centrally located in Brisbane:

• 2.2 km walk/cycle to QUT / Brisbane CBD via pedestrian bridge

• 1.8 km walk/cycle to Lady Cilento children's and Mater hospitals

• easy access to public transport and connections to the University of Queensland (3.1km) via the Green Bridge or CityCat
• close to popular West End and South Bank areas of inner Brisbane.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices

Suited for
5 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Monday, May 6, 2019 onward
Minimum Stay
5 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Current Sabbatical tenant finishes 4 June 2019.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Highgate Hill
Postal Code - State or Province 4101 QLD
Country Australia
Neighborhood Keywords Highgate Hill West End Brisbane
Closest University Queensland University of Technology
University nearby University of Queensland, St Lucia; Lady Cilento Hospital, PA Hospital

Rental Price:

AUD 550 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Lock up car space is available in basement for additional $30 pw
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Wireless Network
  • Elevator
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other: High Speed Internet area - Tenants own arrangement


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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My family (2 adults and 1 teenager) stayed in this old and charming Queenslander house from August to December 2018. We truly enjoyed our stay. The house is comfortable, with a nice, big terrasse and a backyard. It is located in a quiet and nice neighbourhood, with easy access to stores, restaurants, a cinema and frequent busses to Brisbane CBD. Mike and Heather were great hosts, easy to communicate with, and responded quickly to all our questions. Highly recommend! Excellent Marianne Undheim 12/28/2018 3:42:00 AM
We stayed in this beautiful house for one year during our stay at UQ Herston and had a great experience. The remodeled Queenslander is in great shape and very tastefully furnished, all appliances are in excellent condition. Coorparoo is a great neighborhood for families with excellent schools and good public transport options. Michael and Heather were very easy responsive, friendly and easy to deal with. All in all a super experience, we wish we could have stayed another year! Excellent Ove Peters 8/2/2018 7:38:00 AM
This apartment was excellent. We stayed here for 6 months with our 4 year old, whilst my wife worked at the local hospital and I was at QUT. The apartment was a great size, and had all the furnishings and accessories required to make this our temporary home. All we needed was to bring our clothes. All the other residents we met were very friendly and welcoming, and we often spent the afternoon in the pool with the other families. The location was great. There are 3 bus lines which are within 50 meters of the apartment, buses being the main mode of public transport in Brisbane. It was also a 15 minute walk to South Bank, West End and Mater/Lady Cilento Hospital - all things to keep us occupied and entertained. We barely used our car because of the close location to everything. Would definitely recommend this place for anyone wanting a great apartment to call your temporary home whilst you live in Brisbane. Michael was very responsive and made sure we had a great stay - and there is always the building manager on site who was always happy to help us. Excellent Jon Quach 4/3/2018 4:30:00 AM
Our family of three stayed in this lovely Coorparoo home while on sabbatical in 2016. We can't say enough good things about the house and Mike and Heather as hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Coorparoo.

The house is comfortable, beautiful, well furnished, and close to everything. The interior is freshly painted and has intricate wood accents that really set off the decor. All appliances and furnishings are top quality and in great condition. Everything worked perfectly during our yearlong stay. The house has everything needed to live comfortably. The kitchen is fully stocked with all necessary food preparation, serving, and entertaining items.

It's a short five-minute walk to one of the nearby bus stops and then just one bus ride to the Brisbane CBD or any of the major universities. For example, it takes just 20 minutes door-to-door to get to UQ from the house. The Coorparoo area allows convenient access to any of the major motorways and the airport (15 minutes for the latter).

Mike and Heather were great to work with. They were very responsive to our initial queries, provided a thorough orientation to the house, and answered our subsequent questions quickly and completely. They even suggested several of their favorite activities, including the fantastic Fraser Island.

In short, we had a wonderful experience in this home. We could not have asked for a better place to spend our yearlong sabbatical.

Excellent Kirsten Nielsen 11/28/2016 1:52:00 AM
My family (2 adults and 2 children) had the privilege of staying in the historical Torbreck building for 6 weeks while our house was being renovated. The unit is spacious and breezy and has been tastefully fitted out with a blend of retro furnishings and modern conveniences. It is so close to West End, South Bank and the City and we made the most of exploring the area. Mike and Heather were so easy to communicate with and had thought of everything to make us feel welcome and have a comfortable stay (eg coffee pods for the machine). Having a secure car park so close to the city, a beautiful pool and awesome views from the observatory made our stay really special. We LOVED our time at Torbreck and I made my husband promise that one day we will return there. We highly recommend it! Thanks Mike and Heather for having us stay in your unit. Excellent Rebecca Muldoon 7/24/2016 11:10:00 PM