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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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More Free Things To Do in Brisbane

For those who are on a budget but still want to get around and see this great river city of Brisbane there are plenty of fun free things to do. Start with our 10 Free Things To Do in Brisbane guide, and for further inspiration here’s some more: Discover more of Brisbane with a Brisbane GreeterThe passionate Brisbane Greeter volunteers lead small groups around the city telling stories and teaching them cool things about Brisbane. Whether it’s the stock standard basic four-hour Greet, or a more customised street art tour through Fortitude Valley – there is something to learn. For more information see Visit Brisbane. Have a laugh on us at Brisbane PowerhouseFriday nights don’t come much better or funnier with Happy Hour Knockoff at Brisbane Powerhouse. Each week, a variety of local and national comedians bring you the best one-liners, hilarious stories and side-splitting observations. Explore the planet at Queensland MuseumSee the natural world through the Queensland Museum’s Discovery Centre and Wild State exhibitions. General admission to the museum is free, with plenty to see, while some special exhibitions are ticketed. Go outer space at Brisbane PlanetariumLocated high above Brisbane in the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium has […]

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Brisbane Segway Tour

Brisbane Guided Segway Tour Experience Brisbane in an entirely different and fun fashion with a guided Brisbane Segway Tour to take in the city’s highlights on your own vehicle! Climb aboard your unique segway vehicle and soak in Brisbane’s scenery and landmarks either during the day or at night. Select from the available Brisbane Segway Tour itineraries such as:– 45 minute Discover Brisbane Tour– 1.25 hour Discover Brisbane City Tour– 2.25 hour Discover Brisbane Day Tour– 2.25 hour Discover Brisbane Night Tour Tour operates: Daily from Shed 202, Kennards Self Storage, 52 Bank Street, West EndDeparts: Times vary depending on tourIncludes: Small tour groups, one on one segway training, breathtaking routes around Brisbane, great tour guides and all safety gear is provided.Excludes: Hotel transfers or food and drink. Brisbane Segway Tours prices start from:45 minute tour – $49 per person*1.25 hour tour – $69 per person*2.25 hour day or night tour – $99 per person* BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at West End Central Apartments to make your arrangements.

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West End Local Markets Guide

West End has a bustling markets scene. As well as farm-fresh food and vegetables, you can also expect to pick up many gems including vintage or handmade finds. Keep reading below to find a guide to the best markets in or around West End. Davies Park Market When: Every SaturdayWhere: Davies Park, Montague Rd & Jane Street, West End Time: 6am to 2pm What you’ll find at the markets:Fresh fruit and vegetables, gourmet sausages, fresh seafood, one-of-a-kind handmade clothing and jewellery, vintage clothing and vast array of food options to choose from. Best For: The boho vibe, live music, fresh produce and the venue under a canopy of glorious giant fig trees. Boundary Street Markets When: Friday, Saturday & SundayWhere: 56 Russell Street, West EndTime: Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm; Sunday 9am-3pm and 12pm-8pm What you’ll find at the markets:Food, food and more food from all around the globe! Dinner or dessert. Live music entertainment. Best For:International cuisine at a variety of different food stalls. Special events happening all the time. Collective Markets @ South Bank When: Friday, Saturday & SundayWhere: Stanley Street Plaza, South BankTime: Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-9pm, Sunday 9am-4pm What you’ll find at the markets:Trending fashion, vintage clothing, unique […]

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5 Romantic Things to do in the River City

Looking to impress that special someone in your life? A romantic escape to the River City of Brisbane is always full of possibilities. Here’s 5 romantic things to do in the River City: Dinner & Show at QPAC Maybe a tad traditional but is always sure to impress your loved one. Select from one of West End’s or South Bank fantastic dining spots and then take in a show at QPAC afterwards. Want to know where to dine? Click here Climb Story Bridge Experience the thrill and magic of a dawn or twilight Story Bridge Climb. Scale to 80 metres above sea level, with the breathtaking sights of the city before you and your sweetheart. For more information and bookings visit Experience Oz Enjoy a Delectable High Tea on the River It may be a girl thing, but partaking in high tea upon a traditional paddlewheeler on the Brisbane River would have to rate pretty highly in the romance department! BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at West End Central Apartments to make your arrangements. Take a Scenic Sirromet Winery Helicopter Flight For the ultimate in indulgence that is sure to impress, take a scenic helicopter flight to the […]

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Shopping in West End

You can buy everything you need for your self-catering apartment nearby at The Markets Shopping Centre, The Stores West End or at the Saturday markets. In fact West End is a providore’s dream! The Markets has a Coles Supermarket, butcher, health food store, liquor store and an Indian grocery store. The shopping centre is open seven days a week and has underground car parking. It’s located at 69 Boundary St, West End. For farm fresh produce check out The Stores West End, an Aladdin’s cave of all things fresh and locally produced and supporter of local farmers and producers. Here you can select from a wide range of fresh produce including meat and small goods; fruit and vegetables; The Source for bulk cereals, grains and nuts; Fromagerie for local and imported artisan cheeses; Scenic Rim 4Real milk and artisan breads. The Stores West End is located at 404 Montague Rd, West End and is open seven days a week. Try the Davies Park Market held every Saturday from 6am – 2pm at Davies Park, West End. The market is well known for the plentiful fresh produce on offer. You’ll be able to pick up fresh fruit and veggies directly from local growers and farmers at fantastic […]

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Brisbane City Full Day Sightseeing Tour

Brisbane City Full Day Sightseeing Tour Explore Brisbane City with a sightseeing tour and river cruise adventure taking in all the highlights of the River City. Brisbane’s vibrant CBD precinct is a bustling centre, from it’s popular café scene to its historic sandstone buildings. On this full day tour you’ll be given a range of incredible sightseeing opportunities.  Firstly, a cruise on the Brisbane River with a delightful morning tea followed by entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which is home to over 100 cute and cuddly koalas, and finally finish the day off with some downtime at the Southbank Parklands. Brisbane City Full Day Sightseeing Tour departs on specific days from Roma Street, Brisbane. Tour operates: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Tour Duration: Full day Departs: 9:15am and returns at 5pm Includes: Return coach transfers River Cruise with morning tea Entry to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Leisure time at Southbank Parklands Excludes: Lunch Brisbane City full day sightseeing tour ticket prices start from: $116 per adult* $71 per child* 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 of this tour at any […]

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Brisbane Brewery Tour

Brisbane Brewery Tour Discover the craft brewery scene in Brisbane on a six hour Brewery Tour visiting four microbreweries, stopping for a delicious lunch and all beer tastings included! Tour the emerging craft breweries that are popping up around the city and meet with the passionate local producers. Start the day at Newstead Brewing Co with a behind the scenes tour of the brewery,  Green Beacon to sample beers inspired by the international travels of its brewers, Archer Brewing at the International Hotel for a delicious pub meal alongside fresh Australian beers. The final brewery stop of the day is All Inn Brewing Co or Bacchus Brewing Co to taste their one-of-a-kind craft beer range. Don’t miss this chance to experience a working microbrewery and uncover the hidden gems on the craft brewery scene on a Brisbane Brewery Tour. Tour operates: Daily (except Monday) Tour duration: 6 hours Departs: 10.30am Includes: 6 Hour Hop on Brewery Tour in Brisbane All beer tastings. Visit independent craft breweries at some of Brisbane’s best inner-city venues Enjoy a delicious pub meal – pizzas, burgers, steak, salad Guided brewery tour with history of the brewing process Visit 4 breweries in Brisbane Sample all the […]

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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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