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Be a Brisbane CityHopper

Be a Brisbane City Hopper and hop on and off the free Brisbane Ferry Service that operates from South Bank. The CityHopper travels along the Brisbane River, stopping at North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Thornton Street, Eagle Street Pier, Holman Street, Dockside and Sydney Street terminals. The ferries running every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week. Stop 1. Maritime Museum Visit one of Australia’s largest maritime museums where you will discover historic vessels of all shapes and sizes. It’s a great place to visit for the whole family and the children especially enjoy exploring our BIG exhibits such as the warship Diamantina and the lugger Penguin. Stop 2. Thornton Street This stop takes you to Kangaroo Point that is famous for the steep Brisbane River cliffs, pretty river vistas and of course Brisbane’s most recognisable icon, the famous Story Bridge. Drop in at the Story Bridge Hotel to soak in the views and have a cold beverage or a meal. Stop 3. Eagle Street Pier Home to over 15 restaurants, bars and casual eateries located in the heart of Brisbane, has the city’s best views of Story Bridge. It is also the home to the Kookaburra Queen paddler […]

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Ride The Wheel of Brisbane

The Wheel of Brisbane For an unrivalled view of Brisbane city from the heart of its cultural centre, jump aboard The Wheel of Brisbane as it circles its way around providing spectacular views of the surrounding region. This giant observation wheel provides awe-inspiring 360 degree panoramic views stretching out as far as the eye can see, and gives an uplifting experience that will take you almost 60 metres above the ground in the safety and comfort of a fully-enclosed, air conditioned capsule. A ride on the wheel within one of the 42 fully enclosed and air conditioned gondolas can seat up to six adults and two children in comfort. The full experience takes around 10 to 12 minutes and operates every day of the week from the middle of South Bank. The Wheel of Brisbane operates daily Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday: 11am – 9:30pm Friday and Saturday: 10am – 11pm Sunday: 10am – 10pm Includes: Ride on The Wheel It does not include food or beverages. The Wheel of Brisbane ride prices are: $15 Adults* $10.50 Children* $12.75 Student or Concession* BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at West End Central Apartments to make your arrangements. […]

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Mother’s Day in Brisbane

Mother’s Day this year falls on the second Sunday of May on the 13th this year. Why not treat Mum to a weekend in West End Brisbane? Mum will love the location of West End Central Apartments, in close proximity to South Bank Parklands, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and a wide array of great cafes, restaurants and shopping in the area. During the weekend there are few events happening that Mum might like to attend: Mother’s Day Classic Run & Walk Disney’s Aladdin Musical at QPAC Twelfth Night at QPAC Show and Tell at QPAC Museum Rent at Cremorne Theatre Patricia Piccinini Curious Affection Exhibition at QAGOMA Australia Glass and Ceramic Exhibition at QAGOMA At West End Central Apartments you have a choice of compact hotel style rooms and self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that are serviced daily. All rooms have balconies and either kitchenettes or full kitchen and laundry facilities. Treat Mum to a relaxing mini break in Brisbane – she deserves it! BOOK NOW

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5 Things You Can Walk To and Do in West End

West End in Brisbane is an inner city suburb that is close to many great attractions, theatres, arts and culture, nightlife, restaurants and cafes, and great shopping. During your stay at West End Central we would suggest you put your walking shoes on and take a stroll around. Here are 5 fantastic things you can walk to and do in West End: 1. Immerse yourself in the eclectic charm of West End Take a stroll around the neighbourhood of West End with its quirkiness, fusion of cultures and mix of alternative and vintage. The shops, restaurants and lively lifestyle reflect this inner-city suburb’s eclectic charm. Stroll through the weekend markets, where aspiring designers peddle their wares among organic grocers, cosy bars and coffee houses. Eat at one of the many fine dining establishments and get into the pumping music scene at one of the many bars and clubs. 2. Treat yourself to exceptional Art Exhibits at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Walk to Queensland’s Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, located across two riverside buildings in South Bank’s Cultural Precinct. QAGOMA presents an evolving program of Australian and international exhibitions, with a focus on the […]

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Must Do Rooftop Bars for Brisbane’s Best Views

Anytime of year is a good time to explore Brisbane’s amazing rooftop bars, there is plenty to choose from and we have some favourites to recommend. Dandy’s Rooftop Bar Located conveniently close in the West End, Dandy’s is a quirky and colourful adults playground complete with brightly painted picnic tables, benches, seating and beach umbrellas. Serving up pizza, chargrilled platters, cocktails, DJ’s over the extended weekend from Thursday to Sunday. Thursday 5pm – late Friday 4pm – late Saturday – 2pm – late Soho Sundays 2pm – late It’s the closest you’ll get to your own backyard in the inner city with a bar tender! Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar Serving up late to the Brisbane City crowd. This stylish rooftop bar is intimate with comfortable seating and drinks to impress. Beverages include boutique beers, quality wines and a good selection of cocktails. With a relaxed and sophisticated vibe you can take in the impressive views of the Brisbane city skyline whilst you share a meal from the seasonal tapas menu featuring beautiful local produce. Live DJ’s help you unwind from the week on a Friday and Saturday evening as you watch the Brisbane skyline twinkle with the city lights in […]

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Brisbane Tandem Skydiving

BRISBANE TANDEM SKYDIVING Brisbane is an incredible location to skydive, if you have ever wanted to try it take the plunge and book in this experience of a life time! Your flight will take you on a scenic flight over the Moreton Bay; on your jump take in a mix of city views and island views before landing on Redcliffe beach. You can be rest assured your experienced and friendly tandem skydive instructor will be with you throughout your 15,000ft skydive as you experience an incredible 60 second free fall at up to 220kms per hour before your parachute is released. The tour runs for approximately 4 hours and includes skydive certificate, all personalised training and instruction and an exclusive FREE gift. Departs from the drop off zone check-in office at 39 Redlciffe Pde Redcliffe (easily accessible on public transport and by car, hotel transfers are available for some booking times)  Tour operates: Daily  Tour Duration:  4 hours  Departs:  Daily from 9am  Includes:  skydive certificate, personalised training and instruction, 15,000ft tandem skydive  Excludes: $35 APF Levy payable on the day, photo’s and videos are an additional cost payable on the day Transfers: available for some booking times, check fine print […]

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10 FREE Things To Do In Brisbane

Ten Things to Do for Free in Brisbane Streets Beach – Queensland’s one and only man made inner city beach, located adjacent to the Brisbane River in the South Bank Parklands, Streets Beach features sparkling lagoons, white sandy beaches with shady sub-tropical plants and palms. Streets Beach is patrolled by life guards all 12 months of the year, please check the times as they vary throughout the seasons. South Bank Parklands – South Bank Parklands has plenty to do, picnic in the shade, walk through the colourful bougainvillea arbour, the kids will love the amazing rope climbing forte and playgrounds, barbecue and picnic facilitie, check out the productive herb and vegetable garden at epicusious gardens, walk through the rainforest glade and swim at the lagoons. What’s best is it’s all free, bring your own snacks or enjoy one of the many cafes. Clock Tower Tours – Free guided tours are available of the iconic City Hall and the Clock Tower between 10am-5pm daily, however please note the City Hall clock doesn’t chime over the weekends. QAGOMA – Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art is a haven where you can explore the cities history, architecture and contemporary art. […]

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY Visit the world’s first and biggest koala sanctuary right here on the banks of the Brisbane River. The natural habitat setting is home to more than 130 koalas and many more Australian animals, reptiles and birds. This premier tourist attraction has a focus on hands-on interaction with the animals which is especially loved by the kids. Enjoy a full fun day out with the whole family, hand feed kangaroos, cuddle a koala and more. Located 13kms from Brisbane CBD at 708 Jesmond Rd Fig Tree Pocket and 50mins from the Gold Coast. HOURS / INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS: Hours: Open Daily from 9am-5pm except ANZAC Day 25th April (1.30pm-5pm) and Christmas Day (9am-4pm) Ticket duration: All day Includes: Cuddling koalas, hand feeding kangaroos, general admission Exclusions: Koala Cuddling Photo and Meal Packages are extra LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY TICKET PRICES START FROM: $36 per adult* $24 concession(Pen/Sen/Stu)* $22 children (3-13yrs)* $20 Koala Cuddling Photo (general admission ticket must be purchased) Meal packages are available from an additional $12 per person. BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at WEST END CENTRAL APARTMENTS to make your arrangements. *prices are subject to change based by the operator […]

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5 Romantic Things To Do in Brisbane for Valentine’s Day

The river city of Brisbane is the perfect place to spend a romantic evening or weekend. With it’s riverside location, iconic Story Bridge, glorious green spaces at South Bank and the Botanic Gardens, there’s plenty of places to get romantic. Here are 5 romantic things to do in Brisbane for Valentine’s Day or any other time of the year: Brisbane Story Bridge Adventure Climb  An exhilarating bridge climb with breathtaking panoramic views, the challenge of climbing is completely worth it upon reaching the top. Dawn or twilight climbs start from $159 per person*. Brisbane City Lights Dinner Cruise Experience the romance of Brisbane city lights under the stars from the iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers on a dinner cruise for two. $72 per person*. Brisbane Hot Air Ballooning Imagine soaring above the Greater Brisbane region from the best possible angle – the air – with a hot air ballooning experience that takes off just 30 minutes west of the Brisbane CBD. $330 per person*. The Wheel of Brisbane Book a cosy private gondola for two aboard the Wheel of Brisbane as it circles its way around providing spectacular views of the Brisbane River and City skyline. $74.25 per gondola*. Moreton Island Scenic […]

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Brisbane River Kayaking

BRISBANE RIVER KAYAKING Spend a pleasant one and a half hour on the Brisbane River paddling a kayak, taking in landmarks along the way. During this Brisbane kayaking tour you’ll paddle all the way up to the iconic Story Bridge and see Mowbray Park while passing the lovely Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Maritime Museum and the ever-popular shores of the South Bank Parklands. With all necessary equipment included, you’ll have everything you need to take the time to see Brisbane from a different angle while getting both some exercise and a dose of fresh air. There is also the option of kayaking under the cover of nightfall as the lights of the charming Brisbane skyline cast their glittering colours on the water of the Brisbane River. You can choose the night kayaking tours to include either a seafood platter or a BBQ meal and a cold drink at the end of the tour. Tours operate: Monday to Sunday for the day Kayaking Tour; Friday and Saturday nights for the Kayaking Tour with optional meal. Tour Duration: 1.5 hours Departs: Monday-Sunday 1pm-2.30pm; Saturday & Sunday 11am-12.30pm; Friday & Saturday nights 7pm-8.30/7pm-10pm (dinner included) Includes: 1.5 hour kayak on the Brisbane River All […]

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