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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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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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