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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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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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