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The Collective Markets @ South Bank

When: Fridays 5pm to 9pm Saturdays 10am to 9pm Sundays 9am to 4pm Where: Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank Looking for a unique gift or want to get a head start on your Christmas shopping? Brisbane’s only 3 day markets take place at South Bank every week on Friday evening and all day on Saturday and Sunday. The Collective Markets at South Bank are renowned as one of the best in Brisbane, set in the centre of vibrant South Bank, Brisbane’s cultural heart. It’s no wonder locals and tourists alike attend these markets in droves, week in and week out. Featuring live music, trending fashion and vintage clothing, unique collectibles, photography and art, this is a market for where people like to congregate. It’s also the place to hit up the foodie stalls while taking in live music on a Friday night, to find that perfect memento gift, or indulge in some retail therapy on a lazy Sunday. For more information visit Collective Markets South Bank is a short stroll from West End and Brisbane Apartment Accommodation at West End Central Apartments. For apartment style accommodation in Brisbane’s West End. BOOK NOW

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10 Cultural Things To Do in West End

West End with its eclectic mix of cafes and restaurants, bars and nightlife, live music, street art and quirky shops is a dream for the culture vultures among you. Here’s a look at 10 cultural things to do in West End: 1.  Get Your Greek On West End has a strong Greek culture evidenced in their many restaurants, Greek Orthodox Church and the annual Panyiri Festival. Greek food is delicious, so stop by The Greek Club, Lefkas, Little Greek Taverna, Kafe Meze or Ouzuri for a feast. 2.  Taste Some Local Brews Taste some of the craft beers at one of West End’s two microbreweries, both located on Boundary St. Both Catchment Brewing Co or Brisbane Brewing Co will sort you out with a beer and a feed. 3.  Brekkie or Brunch – It’s Your Choice West End’s cafe scene is thriving with good old favourites, The Gunshop Café and The Burrow, and some newbies such as Morning After, Billykart and Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen. 4.  Check Out The Street Art Wander through West End’s alleyways and venues that are filled with inspiring street art. 5.  Become a Bookworm Do a bookshop crawl through West End and check out Avid Reader a must-stop, Where The Wild Things for […]

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Moreton Island 4WD Day Tour

Moreton Island 4WD Day Tour Take a day tour from Brisbane to the third largest sand island in the world, Moreton Island. Discover the natural beauty, freshwater lakes, beaches and lookout points on this one day 4WD adventure tour with lunch and transfers from Brisbane included. The tour begins from Brisbane travelling aboard the MICAT ferry across the beautiful Moreton Bay, then transfer into a comfortable air-conditioned 4WD coach for a day exploring the island. You will have the opportunity to swim in the freshwater lake at the Blue Lagoon as well as soaking in the Champagne Pools. The tour also takes in Honeymoon Bay, North Point and Cape Moreton where Queensland’s oldest lighthouse stands and the views are spectacular. Throughout the day, learn about the Indigenous culture and history of the island. Try traditional bush tucker and Indigenous body painting. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach before you continue on your adventure. The Moreton Island 4WD Day Tour includes: Cruise across Moreton Bay on the MiCat Ferry. 4WD coach tour of the island as you explore bushland and beaches. Pick-up and return service from Brisbane. Enjoy a picnic lunch and drinks on the beach. Discover Turtles, Dolphins, Sharks, […]

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Visit Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens

Springtime is the perfect time to visit Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens in Brisbane. The gardens are recognised as Queensland’s premier subtropical botanic gardens. The 52-hectare gardens, located on Mt Coot-tha Road at Toowong, display distinctly different gardens arranged in thematic and geographical displays. You will discover themed areas including the scented garden, bamboo grove, arid zone, Japanese Gardens, tropical greenhouse and the largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees in the world. To download a visitor map and mobility map for Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha click HERE Or book a free guided walk: Free Guided Walks – 11.00am and 1.00pm Monday to Saturday Free Mini-Bus Tours – 10.30am and 2.00pm Monday to Friday The gardens are pen every day of the year between 8.00am – 5.30pm from September to March and 8.00am – 5.00pm from April to August. West End Central Apartment has the perfect location for your next Brisbane City stay, close to Southbank Parklands, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QPAC, the Queensland Museum, Suncorp Stadium and Max Watts. BOOK NOW

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West End & South Bank After Dark

Brisbane’s hip and happening West End and the adjoining South Bank area in South Brisbane boasts a popular dining and live-music scene.

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Kookaburra Queen River Cruise

Kookaburra Queen River Cruise Jump aboard a scenic Brisbane River lunch cruise aboard the majestic paddler wheeler, the Kookaburra Queen. Take in the stunning views as the Kookaburra Queen leisurely cruises the waterways of the Brisbane city, whilst indulging in a delicious smorgasbord, featuring fresh contemporary dishes, a sensational salad bar and delectable desserts. See Brisbane’s best sights including the beautiful Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Maritime museum, Southbank precinct, the Story Bridge and many more of this city’s spectacular attractions. Stroll the outdoor decks, soak up the sunshine and enjoy the most unique dining experience in Brisbane. The cruise boards and disembarks at Eagle Street Pier, 45 Eagle Street, Brisbane City (cnr Eagle and Charlotte Streets). Boarding 12 noon for 12:30pm departure. The Brisbane Buffet Lunch Cruise includes: Scenic 2 hour day cruise on the Brisbane River Live commentary Live entertainment Seasonal Contemporary Buffet Select from 3 options: Brisbane Buffet Lunch Cruise Thursday or Friday from $49 per person* Brisbane Buffet Lunch Cruise Saturday from $65 per person* Brisbane Buffet Lunch Cruise Sunday from $69 per person* BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at West End Central Apartments to make your arrangements. *Prices are subject to […]

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Close to Public Transport

West End Central Apartments are located in the inner Brisbane City suburb of West End, handy to all amenities and close to public transport. A short stroll to Boundary Street at West End Junction you will find a bus stop which will take you to the Cultural Precinct at South Bank, Fortitude Valley and into the Brisbane CBD. The South Bank Railway Station is only 1.6 kms away, with trains that take you into Brisbane City, out to Ipswich, to Moreton Bay area, Brisbane Airport, or to the Gold Coast on a day trip. Free ferries operate on the Brisbane River 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. West End Central Apartment has the perfect location for your next Brisbane City stay, close to Southbank Parklands, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QPAC, the Queensland Museum, Suncorp Stadium and Max Watts. BOOK NOW  

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Brisbane’s Best Walks & Lookouts

Make the most of Brisbane during your stay in West End and get out into the great outdoors and walk or stroll along some of the many trails and scenic walks in the city. Here’s some suggestions for Brisbane’s best walks and lookouts: 1.  West End to QAGOMA Follow Riverside Drive along the curve of the river that will eventually bring you to the South Bank Boardwalk. The final stop is the beautiful QAGOMA – entry is free and it’s a must see Brisbane attraction. 2.  City Loop Start in the Cultural Forecourt of South Bank and go past the BRISBANE sign and stroll along the Clem Jones Promenade at South Bank. Just past River Quay cross over the Goodwill Bridge towards the City Botanic Gardens and QUT. There’s a pedestrian path that follows along the riverfront at water level, past mangroves towards North Quay ferry stop. From here you can catch the CityCat back to South Bank. 3. Mount Coot-tha Take the hike 30 minutes from the base of Mt Coot-tha to the top with amazing views over the city of Brisbane from the lookout. Or drive your the car to the Mt Coot-tha carpark and wander through the eucalypt bush to the lookout. Pack a picnic […]

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Rock Climbing in Brisbane

Rock Climbing in Brisbane Embrace the adventure and challenge of rock climbing with a fully-instructed session in Brisbane. Experience the outdoors rather than a fake indoor climb! Join this friendly rock climbing company and venture to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs where a range of climbs of varying difficulty levels are available to suit all skill levels. Beginners are more than welcome. Absolutely no experience is necessary, as you’ll be given full instruction and a safety briefing with all equipment provided. Select from either a daytime or nighttime rock climbing adventure. Rock Climbing operates Saturday and Sunday only Rock Climb duration: 2 hours Rock Climb Time: 8.30am to 10.30am Includes: All equipment and instruction 2 hour rock climbing experience Showers and sunscreen Rock Climbing adventure prices start from: $55 per adult (daytime) or $65 per adult (nightime)* The minimum age for rock climbing is 12 years of age. Participants under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at West End Central Apartments to make your arrangements. Book your next holiday in Brisbane, with so much to see and do, in the comfort of a studio, one, two or three […]

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Epicurious Garden @ South Bank

South Bank’s stunning Epicurious Garden is a must-see when visiting Brisbane. It features exotic plants, fragrant herbs and lush, tranquil surrounds and is located in the heart of the South Bank Parklands, near River Quay. The productive garden is made up of seasonal, edible plant life including fruits, vegetables and herbs. It is all about discovery, and visitors are invited to explore the garden’s exquisite plant life and see what fresh produce looks, feels and smells like. The fresh produce can only be harvested by the volunteers and horticulturists, so if you would like to taste the produce, please either taste from the herbs in the big pots, collect samples from the harvest cart ask our volunteers to pick some for you. The harvest cart is open from 7am-2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The garden volunteers are onsite in the garden from 7am-11.30am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Feel free to ask them any garden related questions you may have. Epicurious Garden is free to visit and is open all year round. Perfectly located close to South Bank Parklands, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QPAC, the Queensland Museum, Suncorp Stadium and Max Watts. West End Central Apartments are the ideal place for your next […]

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