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Top 5 outdoor Brisbane adventures this Spring

Brisbane is a beautiful city with so much to see and do.  Why not take your sight-seeing to another level with these five unique ways to see Brisbane? 1 – ROCK CLIMB KANGAROO POINT CLIFFS Enjoy perfect spring weather as you climb to the top of the 20 metre Kangaroo Point Cliffs for amazing views of the city and the river. Cost: from $55Time: 8.30am – 10.30am (Saturdays & Sundays, 2-hour session)Where: Kangaroo Point Cliffs next to ‘The Cliffs Café’Ages: must be 12+ years of ageInclusions: all equipment and tutorials, 2-hour rock climbing experience, sunscreen. 2 – CLIMB THE STORY BRIDGE AT NIGHT Experience the beauty of the Brisbane skyline by night on this unique climb, worthy of a bucket list. This experience will give you an entirely new perspective on the city of Brisbane with its colours, lights and images being reflected on the river. Climbs are also available at dawn, during the day and at twilight. Cost: from $139Time: tours operate daily (climb time advised on booking)Where: 170 Main St, Kangaroo PointAges: must be 10+ years of ageInclusions: 2-hour climb, all equipment & instruction, 1 free photo. 3 – SEE BRISBANE BY KAYAK Beat the traffic as you glide on the Brisbane River […]

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Tour Brissie by bike!

Spring is already in the air and with the days warming and getting longer, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors.  Brisbane is a beautiful city to enjoy on foot or by boat but there is another way to experience Brisbane and that is, by bike.  The city is brimming with cycle ways that meander through and around the city and river. So if you are in the mood for a little sight-seeing combined with a fun exercise then why not come and stay with us for a few days and enjoy a half day cycling tour or two? 1 – EAT STREET MARKET SCENIC TOUR If the thought of going for a bike ride to a food market sounds great, then this is the tour for you!  This 4-hour tour starts and finishes in the Southbank Parklands.  During the cycle you will be taken to the Eat Street Market where you can purchase international cuisine and boutique beers. There’s usually live entertainment on so why not cycle, eat a delicious meal, drink a cheeky beer, enjoy some music and then cycle again.  A perfect and unusual way to enjoy Brisbane! Cost: from $89When: Tours operate Friday and Saturday nights from 4.30pm – […]

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Brisbane Open House

WHEN: 12 – 13 October, 2019. WHERE: Various buildings around Brisbane. Discover what’s usually behind closed doors at the 2019 Brisbane Open House on Saturday, 12th and Sunday 13th October. This FREE public festival celebrates Brisbane’s architecture and offers visitors unique peeks behind-the-scenes, and access to buildings and architectural spaces across the city, that normally can’t be accessed. This is the 10th Anniversary of Brisbane Open House so it’s going to be a massive birthday celebration.  The 2019 Brisbane Open House program is due to be launched on 10 September.  The program will be cram-packed with details of the buildings that you can visit, fabulous photography competition instructions, disabled access details and other great information. Last year Brisbane Open House buildings included: *  Queensland Art Gallery *  Peters Ice Cream Factory *  Griffith Film School *  Queensland Maritime Museum *  St Mary’s Catholic Church *  The State Library of Queensland *  ABC Brisbane Centre *  … and many, many more! Don’t forget to keep an eye on the website and program as some of the private homes and heritage buildings do require bookings. Brisbane Open House has been running since 2010 and is held in conjunction with World Architecture Day. […]

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2019: An Event-full Year!

2019 in Brisbane is an event-full year with lots of exciting entertainment with the likes of award-winning shows, international concerts, unique exhibitions, fantastic sporting events and festivals. Here are some Brisbane events you might like to experience: 2019 Brisbane Events Broncos v Penrith Panthers – 16 August Suncorp Stadium Behind the Scenes Tour – 17 August Queensland Museum Fleetwood Mac – 20-24 August Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Boat Show 2019 – 21-26 August Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) Bangarra Dance Theatre: 30th Anniversary Season – 23-31 August QPAC The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run – 25 August South Bank Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival – 25-29 August Howard Street Wharves, Brisbane Queensland Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet – 28 August-7 September QPAC Hugh Jackman: The Man, The Music, The Show – 31 August-3 September Brisbane Entertainment Centre (BEC) BIGSOUND Festival – 3-6 September Brisbane, various venues Brisbane Writers Festival – 5-8 September State Library & QAGOMA BRISBANE FESTIVAL – 6-28 September Brisbane, vaious venues Riverstage Birthday Bash – 7 September Riverstage Brisbane Eco Expo– 13-15 September Brisbane Showgrounds Muriel’s Wedding The Musical – 19 September QPAC Beer InCider Experience – 20-21 September Brisbane Showgrounds Oz Comic-Con 2019 – 21-22 September BCEC […]

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Winter Special: save on Brisbane Tandem Skydiving

For a limited time only Brisbane Tandem Skydiving is offering a Winter Special on its tandem skydives, which are Australia’s highest jump. Your experience will commence with a thorough safety briefing before boarding your flight which will take you on a picturesque flight over the Moreton Bay with spectacular views of the coastline and Brisbane CBD. You can rest assured your experienced and friendly tandem skydive instructor will be with you throughout your 15,000 feet skydive as you experience an incredible 60-second free fall at up to 220 kms per hour before your parachute is released. You’ll even get to assist with steering your own parachute before you land on the beach north of Brisbane CBD. SPECIAL BRISBANE TANDEM SKYDIVE: tickets currently start from $254 per person (must be 12 years and over) TOUR DETAILS Operates daily from 9am  Approximately 4 hour duration Departs from the drop off zone check-in office at 39 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe. INCLUSIONS 5-star personalised training and instruction 15,000 feet tandem skydive aboard a custom-built skydiving aircraft Scenic flight over Moreton Bay 60 seconds of free fall! Skydive certificate. EXCLUSIONS Excludes a $35 APF Levy – must be paid on the day. EXTRAS (payable on the day): Handicam […]

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Walks & Lookouts in Brisbane

The West End is not only centrally located to the CBD, really cool bars and restaurants and the South Bank precinct,  it’s also a great place to base yourself to make the most of Brisbane’s great outdoors.  You can walk, stroll, or if feeling inspired, run along some of the many trails and scenic walks around the city. Best of all you’ll get to enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery and they’re FREE. Here are a few suggestions we think you might enjoy: 1 – Kangaroo Point & City Botanic Gardens It’s a 35 minute walk along the South Bank to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and lookout.  Alternatively you can drive 8 minutes and then park your car at the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and walk down the stairs to the base and follow the winding boardwalk to your right along the riverfront towards Thornton Street Ferry Terminal. From here, cross the road to walk over the Story Bridge. Whilst crossing the bridge stop to enjoy the great views up and down the river, then wander along the riverfront path until you reach the City Botanic Gardens. Stop here and enjoy the glorious gardens before crossing back to the southside via the Goodwill […]

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XXXX Brewery Tour Brisbane

If you’re a beer drinker then no trip to Queensland will be complete without a visit to the iconic XXXX Brewery! Take a 90-minute tour of the XXXX Brewery in Brisbane and taste your way through four of the house’s finest. You’ll learn all about the origins of beer and the colourful history of XXXX. While walking through the heart of the heritage listed site you’ll find out about the raw ingredients and brewing process. Plus, you’ll get the opportunity to get hands on and learn how to pour the perfect beer in the XXXX Ale House Bar! COST: Adults $32; Children (10-17 years) $18; Children (9 years & under) Free TOURS run 6 days a week:Monday to Friday: 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pmANDSaturdays at every half hour from: 11am to 2pm. WHAT’S included:*  90 minute XXXX Brewery Tour*  Beer tasting session at conclusion of tour (Adults only)*  $5 merchandise voucher per person.(Hotel transfer are not included). What are you waiting for? Book your spot on the tour via Experience Oz today! West End Central Apartments are located centrally in Brisbane and offer a selection of fully self-contained 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments, as well as Studio Apartments. You’ll also love our […]

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BRISBANE HAS LOTS OF GREAT BARS

You don’t have to walk far to find a unique bar in a lane-way, on a rooftop or tucked away in Brisbane. Here are a few suggestions of some that are walking distance from West End Central Apartments. Why not give one or all of them a try? The End – With its industrial ‘chic’ style, vintage furniture, leather lounges, carefully placed greenery and funky 70s yet ambient vibe The End is a great place to grab a drink. They have a range of home brews on tap, boutique ciders and of course, a great cocktail selection. They only allow 60 people in at a time so get in early!Opening hours: Late afternoon through until midnightWhere: 73 Vulture Street, West End El Matador –This bustling little tapas bar hidden away in Burnett Lane brings a touch of Spain to Brisbane’s nightlife.  Grab a delicious selection of tapas and pintxos (small snack) while enjoying a sangria. El Matador has a sunken bar, an open kitchen where you can watch your tapas being made and stools outside. Kick back and watch the world pass by.Opening hours: 7am to midnight (Mon-Sat)Where: Burnett Lane (behind 15 Adelaide Street) Brisbane Sazerac Rooftop Bar –If you have a head for […]

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Winter or Rainy Day Activities in Brisbane

Rain, hail or shine there is always something to do during your stay in Brisbane. On those occasional days where the weather is a little cold or on the wet side, we have collated a few activities that will ward off the winter blues. Star Gaze under the cover of Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium Winter skies are generally very clear during the cooler months – perfect for star gazing. The newly refurbished planetarium now boasts a state-of-the-art projection system and two new shows. The Planetarium is open Tuesday to Sunday and is located on Mount Coot-tha. Do a Boggo Road Gaol Tour. The Gaol is open 7 days a week for public tours. Admission to the Gaol is via a guided tour. There are five themed tours available at regular scheduled times. Boggo Road Gaol is located at 21 Boggo Road, Dutton Park.  Plan your escape from Quest Room. Enter a world of mystery and try to escape from never before seen scenarios. Each room is designed to immerse you into a story that will captivate you and keep you thrilled long after you have played it. Unlock all the secrets and race against the clock at Quest Room 13 Cordelia St, South Brisbane.  Climb up a wall at Urban Climb. Enter the world […]

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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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