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Madman Anime Festival

When: 25 & 26 May, 2019Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Madman Anime Festival or MadFest, celebrates anime and Japanese culture and is coming to Brisbane on 25 & 26 May. The event that brings bring the best of anime, manga and Japanese culture is brought to you by Australia’s biggest name in anime, Madman Entertainment. Heading to the festival in cosplay? Madman Anime Festival brings a celebration of cosplay to each event. For fans and cosplayers alike, there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved. Other events happening at MadFest include: Check out hundreds of books in the Manga Library One Piece Treasure Hunt Cosplay Masquerade Nintendo Showcase Movies screenings at League of Legends Stage  Hang out at AnimeLab Lounge MadFest is open: Saturday 25th – 8.30am to 6pmSunday 26th – 8.30am to 5pm Entry to MadFest starts from:Weekend pass $63.40Saturday or Sunday pass $42.64 For a full program of events and ticket purchases visit Anime Festival Coming to MadFest? Book your Brisbane Accommodation at nearby West End Central Apartments with a selection of compact hotel style rooms and self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. BOOK NOW

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Tamborine Mountain Winery Tour

Tamborine Mountain Winery Tour This Full Day Winery Tour from Brisbane begins with door-to-door pickup from your accommodation in Brisbane. Your driver will take you along the Tamborine Mountain Food and Wine trail in an air-conditioned Vino Bus, while you sit back and enjoy the Gold Coast Hinterland scenery. Upon arrival to Tamborine Mountain, you will get to taste both red and white wines at Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Witches Fall Winery, Mason Wines, Cedar Creek Estate Winery and Heritage Estate Winery (or Fortitude Brewery on request). You will also enjoy a decadent 2-course lunch that is included at one of the wineries. To top off the day, a visit will be made to the Witches Chase Cheese Factory for a cheese tasting. Guests also have the option to visit a scenic look-out point. These two options are included on request. This full-day tour concludes at 4:30 pm when you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Brisbane. Tour operates: 7 days a weekTour duration: 7.5 hoursDeparts: 9amIncludes: Wine tastings at 5 different wineries A delicious two course lunch Snacks and water are provided on board Cheese Factory visit (optional) Scenic lookout (optional) Door to door transfers Entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides Free […]

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Brisbane Street Art Festival

When: 4 to 19 May 2019Where: City Wide A two week event that showcases public art across Brisbane City as an avenue for artistic expression is happening this year from 4 to 19 May. The festival endeavours to create a multi-disciplinary platform that encourages any and all art forms to participate. With over 60 artworks being created by some of the most exciting street art practitioners from Brisbane, Australia and internationally. The festival’s 2-week program will include: Live mural art, music, theatre, numerous exhibitions, creative master classes and workshops. There are many events happening around West End Brisbane at West Village so download your event program HERE Book your West End Brisbane Accommodation with us here at West End Central Apartments, perfectly located near the cultural precinct at South Bank. BOOK NOW

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Breakfast or Brunch in West End

West End is one of the trendiest inner-city suburbs in Brisbane and as such is a fantastic area to do breakfast or brunch. Every free space seems to be crammed with funky cafes and it feels like there’s something new on every corner.  It can be difficult to sort out the really stellar spots so here’s our guide to the best cafes in town. Plenty West EndCelebrates local farmers with a bounty of fresh produce 284 Montague Rd, West End Ph: 3255-3330Breakfast & Lunch from 6:30am – 3pm Monday – Saturday  The Morning AfterMost inventive breakfast and lunch dishes57 Vulture St, West EndPh: 3844-0500Breakfast & Lunch from 7am – 4pm Mon to Sun Cafe 63 – *ChargebackQuality cafe fare7/220 Melbourne Street, West EndPh: 1300-636-300Breakfast from 5.30am,  Lunch. Dinner Weds to Sunday.  Suburban Cafe – *ChargebackGreat breakfast menu and coffee220 Melbourne Street, West EndPh: 3846-4720Breakfast from 6am, Lunch and coffee Miss Bliss Whole Foods KitchenClean eating foodies85 Vulture Street, West EndPh: 3333-2960Breakfast, lunch, and take-away dinners from 6am to 4pm Mon-Fri, 7am to 3pm Sat & Sun Lokal & Co.Nordic-inspired decor and menu6 O’Connell Street, West EndPh: 07 3844-1675Breakfast and lunch from 6am to 5pm Mon-Fri, 7am to 5pm Sat & Sun SOL BreadsBakery style27 Vulture Street, West EndPh: 3255-1225Breakfast & […]

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The Loft

We have a new partnership with The Loft West End! Set above the bustle of Boundary Street in the heart of Brisbane’s vibrant West End. The Loft offers dedicated function and wedding professionals to ensure that all the intricate details of your function are perfect, including mouth-watering food options, a fabulous beverage selection and faultless service in a gorgeous and unique space. Multiple function areas can cater for your small intimate celebration or large extravagant soiree. The Loft is open to the public Friday and Saturday nights from 8:30pm and bookable for Private Functions 7 Days.100 Boundary Street, West EndPhone 07 3846 6680 or Email info@loftwestend.comWebsite If you are planning an event at The Loft book your accommodation nearby staying with us here at West End Central Apartments. Use promo code TheLoft to get 10% off or contact us to enquire about group bookings.

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The Anywhere Festival

When: 9th to 26th May, 2019Where: Locations across Brisbane The Anywhere Festival has been running annually in Brisbane for seven years. Festival organisers aim to deliver an exciting, engaging and passionate performance to the public – regardless of access to traditional theatre infrastructure. You can expect performances to be held in unconventional spaces such as theatre in car parks, comedy in laneways, opera in reservoirs, dance in stairwells – anything goes!   Visitors to The Anywhere Festival can also take part in quirky workshops exploring arts and craft including cooking or jewellery making. In its seven year history, The Anywhere (Theatre) Festival has put on festivals in Queensland, Victoria and NSW with more than 2,112 performances to over 417,800 people. Check Anywhere  Festival website for details, the full program is set to be released in April. West End Central Apartments are perfectly located close to Southbank Parklands, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QPAC, the Queensland Museum, Suncorp Stadium and Max Watts. West End Central Apartments are the ideal base for your Brisbane holiday. BOOK BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW

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What’s On Easter Long Weekend 2019 – Brisbane

Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April, 2019 Easter 2019 is not far away, here is a preview of events that are happening around Brisbane over the Easter Long Weekend. Good Friday – April 19 Fantastic Mr Fox @ QPAC (11-20 April 2019) Green Jam @ Melbourne Street Green, QPAC (every Friday 19 April 2019) Easter Saturday – April 20 The Book or Mormon @ QPAC (16 March – 31 May 2019) The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Exhibition @ QAGOMA (until 28 April 2019) Brisbane Road vs Newcastle Jets @ Suncorp Stadium Easter Sunday – April 21 Collective Markets @ South Bank (19 – 21 April 2019) Easter Monday – April 22 Me, Myself and I @ GOMA – Children’s Art Centre – Free Easter Markets The Collective Markets are held each week at South Bank and there will be an Easter Market held over 3 days for market goers to enjoy, Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Easter Worship Attending worship over Easter is a strong tradition in many families, parishes in West End, South Brisbane include: St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 160 Vulture St South Brisbane St Mary’s Catholic Parish, 20 Merivale St South Brisbane St […]

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Brisbane to Dreamworld Tour

Brisbane to Dreamworld Tour Travel from Brisbane to the Gold Coast’s largest theme park to Dreamworld by bus, that includes entry to the park and access to all its amazing rides and shows! You’ll be picked up from the Brisbane CBD location in the morning, then taken aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach to Dreamworld where you’ll have all day to take part in its many individual worlds of fun before returning to Brisbane around 6pm. So many worlds in one! Dreamworld is home to “The Big 9 Thrill Rides” including the Cyclone Rollercoaster, Wipeout, Tower of Terror, Giant Drop, The Claw, Mick Doohan Motocoaster, BuzzSaw and Pandomonium. Kids can run riot at the “Dreamworks Experience” or toot toot chugga chugga in the Big Red Car at Wiggles World. Check out the perpetual wave, FlowRider, put yourself in the driver’s seat at REDLINE, or Zombie Evilution. Nature lovers can take a walk on the wild side at The Australian Wildlife Experience and come close to magnificent tigers at Tiger Island; and much more! A day tour to Dreamworld departs daily from Brisbane.Tour operates: DailyTour duration: 9 hoursDeparts: 8.45amIncludes: Coach transport from Brisbane CBD to and from Dreamworld and entry to Dreamworld.Excludes: […]

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Brisbane Foodie Experience

Brisbane’s food scene has come along way in the past few years and it is now a sought after foodie destination. We’ve listed some of the ways that you can immerse yourself in Brisbane’s delectable food, wine and craft beer experiences. Cooking Classes The Golden Pig Food & Wine School – Choose from a variety of classes covering a variety of cuisines with professional chef, Katrina Ryan.  The classes run for 3.5  to 4 hours, including 1 to 1.5 hours for eating and enjoying your culinary creations. Located at 38 Ross St, Newstead. James Street Cooking School – Professional chefs guide and inspire you to reach your culinary potential. They provide hands-on practical  as well as demonstration classes. After class, you sit down and dine on the fruits of your labour with lunch or dinner accompanied by matched wine. Located at James St Markets, 22 James St, Fortitude Valley  Vanilla Zulu – Offer 3 hour cooking sessions with many styles of cuisine. The classes are specifically designed to make cooking less intimidating, increase your skills and confidence, and allow you to explore your unique flair. Location: 92 Commercial Rd,Teneriffe. Foodie Tours & Experiences Delectable Taste of Queensland – The perfect introduction to some of Queensland’s most […]

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Brisbane Cycling Festival 2019

When:  28 March to 14 April, 2019Where: Anna Meares Velodrome and other venues in Brisbane Professional and amateur cyclists from all around the world will be participating at the Brisbane Cycling Festival with events at Anna Meares Velodrome and other venues in Brisbane is happening from 28 March – 14 April 2019. For the first time, Brisbane is inviting people from all over the world to watch, play and stay in this wonderful city and be part of the largest Cycling Festival the city has ever hosted. The Festival will comprise of a mixture of cycling events including: Tour de Brisbane – Sunday 14 April National Road Series – Sunday 14 April Six Days Series – 12 to 14 April Cycling Australia Track National Championships – 28 March to 10 April Alongside the Festival there will be a series of activities for residents and visitors including a mass participation ride across the city to showcase Brisbane as a world-class major event and cycling city.  It’s so much more than just a cycling event with cycling activities and fun for the entire family with live performances, stunt riders, music and food. For more information and a full program of events visit Brisbane Cycling Festival.  Book […]

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