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Go Karting @ Kingston Park

Go Karting at Kingston Park Brisbane’s Kingston Park Raceway has 4 types of karts to suit different levels of ability and experience. Families with children can enjoy a day of fast fun and excitement in the Go Zone riding amusement rides and karting on the purpose built Indy Circuit. With safety of bumpers, children as young as 5 years can experience all the thrills of karting in a safe and well organised day of fun and excitement. Next to the track is sideshow alley with amusement rides and computer games that will keep the kids busy for hours. Try out the Dual and Rookie Karts, and enjoy hours of thrill seeking fun with the Scrambler, Gee Whiz and Astro Cars. With a selection of race sessions available. This is the only hire track in Australia that offers you true racing experience on an international standard circuit. Both the Monte Carlo and Le Mans tracks have been installed with the very latest AMB computerised timing software in Australia, which means all karts have diagnostic software, enabling screen displays of race times, race positions and the race gap between drivers during an event. Select from:– Kids Rookie Karts from $30 per person […]

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Obscure Brisbane

Looking for something different to do in Brisbane instead of the usual tourist attractions? Something a little offbeat, quirky and maybe a little crazy? We’ve come up with a list of things to do that are a little left of mainstream in obscure Brisbane. Brisbane Ghost Tours Select from a range of Brisbane Haunted Tours of this old river city. Walk the streets, visit haunted gaols and cemeteries of Queensland’s creepy capital and hear ghostly stories. Select from: Boggo Road Gaol Ghost Tour Haunted Brisbane Ghost Walking Tour Toowong Cemetery Ghost Tour Bloody Brisbane Crime Tour For more information visit Brisbane Ghost Tours Underground Opera at Spring Hill Reservoir The Spring Hill Reservoir, six metres below Wickham Terrace was launched as a performance space by the Underground Opera Company in August 2014, after lying idle for 50 years, previously supplying Brisbane its water. The underground structure, complete with hand-lain brick archways, contributes to superb acoustics and ambience which entices audiences to enjoy an intimate performance, with just 120 patrons each night. For enquiries and performance dates visit Underground Opera. Discover Brisbane’s Street Art Brisbane is rich with open-air art, from historical sculptures to contemporary murals, it’s fast becoming a contender in […]

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Tamborine Mountain Winery Tour

Tamborine Mountain Winery Tour This Full Day Winery Tour from Brisbane begins with door-to-door pickup from your accommodation in Brisbane. Your driver will take you along the Tamborine Mountain Food and Wine trail in an air-conditioned Vino Bus, while you sit back and enjoy the Gold Coast Hinterland scenery. Upon arrival to Tamborine Mountain, you will get to taste both red and white wines at Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Witches Fall Winery, Mason Wines, Cedar Creek Estate Winery and Heritage Estate Winery (or Fortitude Brewery on request). You will also enjoy a decadent 2-course lunch that is included at one of the wineries. To top off the day, a visit will be made to the Witches Chase Cheese Factory for a cheese tasting. Guests also have the option to visit a scenic look-out point. These two options are included on request. This full-day tour concludes at 4:30 pm when you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Brisbane. Tour operates: 7 days a weekTour duration: 7.5 hoursDeparts: 9amIncludes: Wine tastings at 5 different wineries A delicious two course lunch Snacks and water are provided on board Cheese Factory visit (optional) Scenic lookout (optional) Door to door transfers Entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides Free […]

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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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