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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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Brisbane’s Best Walks & Lookouts

Make the most of Brisbane during your stay in West End and get out into the great outdoors and walk or stroll along some of the many trails and scenic walks in the city. Here’s some suggestions for Brisbane’s best walks and lookouts: 1.  West End to QAGOMA Follow Riverside Drive along the curve of the river that will eventually bring you to the South Bank Boardwalk. The final stop is the beautiful QAGOMA – entry is free and it’s a must see Brisbane attraction. 2.  City Loop Start in the Cultural Forecourt of South Bank and go past the BRISBANE sign and stroll along the Clem Jones Promenade at South Bank. Just past River Quay cross over the Goodwill Bridge towards the City Botanic Gardens and QUT. There’s a pedestrian path that follows along the riverfront at water level, past mangroves towards North Quay ferry stop. From here you can catch the CityCat back to South Bank. 3. Mount Coot-tha Take the hike 30 minutes from the base of Mt Coot-tha to the top with amazing views over the city of Brisbane from the lookout. Or drive your the car to the Mt Coot-tha carpark and wander through the eucalypt bush to the lookout. Pack a picnic […]

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Rock Climbing in Brisbane

Rock Climbing in Brisbane Embrace the adventure and challenge of rock climbing with a fully-instructed session in Brisbane. Experience the outdoors rather than a fake indoor climb! Join this friendly rock climbing company and venture to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs where a range of climbs of varying difficulty levels are available to suit all skill levels. Beginners are more than welcome. Absolutely no experience is necessary, as you’ll be given full instruction and a safety briefing with all equipment provided. Select from either a daytime or nighttime rock climbing adventure. Rock Climbing operates Saturday and Sunday only Rock Climb duration: 2 hours Rock Climb Time: 8.30am to 10.30am Includes: All equipment and instruction 2 hour rock climbing experience Showers and sunscreen Rock Climbing adventure prices start from: $55 per adult (daytime) or $65 per adult (nightime)* The minimum age for rock climbing is 12 years of age. Participants under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at West End Central Apartments to make your arrangements. Book your next holiday in Brisbane, with so much to see and do, in the comfort of a studio, one, two or three […]

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Epicurious Garden @ South Bank

South Bank’s stunning Epicurious Garden is a must-see when visiting Brisbane. It features exotic plants, fragrant herbs and lush, tranquil surrounds and is located in the heart of the South Bank Parklands, near River Quay. The productive garden is made up of seasonal, edible plant life including fruits, vegetables and herbs. It is all about discovery, and visitors are invited to explore the garden’s exquisite plant life and see what fresh produce looks, feels and smells like. The fresh produce can only be harvested by the volunteers and horticulturists, so if you would like to taste the produce, please either taste from the herbs in the big pots, collect samples from the harvest cart ask our volunteers to pick some for you. The harvest cart is open from 7am-2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The garden volunteers are onsite in the garden from 7am-11.30am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Feel free to ask them any garden related questions you may have. Epicurious Garden is free to visit and is open all year round. Perfectly located close to South Bank Parklands, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QPAC, the Queensland Museum, Suncorp Stadium and Max Watts. West End Central Apartments are the ideal place for your next […]

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Things To Do In Brisbane In Summer

Things to do in Brisbane in Summer include a whole host of great activities both in the water or on the water, plus some great musical and cultural events. Check Brisbane out this Summer! Cool off at Streets Beach Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach, Streets Beach boasts a sparkling lagoon surrounded by white, sandy beaches and sub-tropical plants. Streets Beach is free to use and is patrolled by qualified lifeguards all year round. Located in South Bank Parklands and the best place to be on a sizzling hot day in Brisbane. Daytrip to Moreton Island Moreton Island is barely more than an hour’s ferry ride from Holt Street Wharf (15 minutes from the city) and perfect for a daytrip of surfing, sandboarding and snorkelling among the shipwrecks. For great tours and activities in Brisbane check out our tours and attractions page. Get out of the heat at GOMA or the Queensland Museum Brisbane’s coolest art galleries GOMA and QAG have a number of stunning free art exhibitions that are ever changing. Alternately explore Queensland Museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland. Take in a Musical or Ballet at QPAC 14 Nov – […]

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Ipswich Hot Air Ballooning Flight

Ipswich Hot Air Ballooning Flight See the Greater Brisbane region from the best possible angle – the air – with a hot air ballooning flight that takes off just 30 minutes west of the Brisbane CBD in Ipswich. Get the best of both worlds with a flight that encompasses a mixture of city and country scenery as you soak up the views ranging from Ipswich all the way out to the Great Dividing Range. During the course of this 60-minute ballooning flight, you’ll float serenely through the clear skies as the gradually illuminating light of the morning sun casts its beautiful glow over the landscape below – you’ll come across an aspect of the Greater Brisbane and South-East Queensland regions that you’ve never experienced before! Cap the experience off with a delicious restaurant champagne breakfast and you’ve got yourself one of the most unforgettable adventures available that’s easily reachable from Brisbane. The ultimate combination of scenery, informative commentary, and unmissable views. Book a Brisbane hot air ballooning adventure online today! Tour operates: Daily Tour Duration: 1 hour Balloon Flight (3-4 hour Total from setup to the champagne breakfast Departs: 15-20 minutes prior to sunrise Includes: 60 minute hot air balloon flight Full […]

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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

Queensland Museum and Sciencentre is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland. The Museum houses permanent and changing exhibitions and also provides in-depth education experiences, innovative public programs, early childhood activities and entertaining holiday activities. It also has it’s own cafe and gift shop. At present the Museum’s exhibitions include: Eygptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives Wild State Discovery Centre Lost Creatures Calling Home Look out for special events such as School Programs, Behind The Scenes Tour, After Dark tours and A Night At The Museum. For information and dates visit Queensland Museum Events page. The Sciencentre is for curious minds who want explore the world of science with three zones that will challenge and test how you perceive your world through your eyes and ears. Wonder at the changing world around us and investigate how matter moves, behaves and changes. Explore Earth’s place in space and how being part of a larger universe can impact our world and daily lives. Queensland Museum is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Admission is free. The Sciencentre is closed for redevelopment and will re-open on 17 September 2018. Queensland Museum is within walking distance from […]

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10 Things To Do With Kids in Brisbane

Brisbane is brimming with child-friendly activities with limitless possibilities to suit every child’s taste. From adventure activities, animal encounters, arts and crafts, to shows and concerts – there’s plenty on offer in the River City. Here are 10 things to do with kids in Brisbane: 1. Cuddle a Koala at Lone Pine Sanctuary Brisbane’s favourite native animal sanctuary, Lone Pine is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary. Here you can meet more than 130 koalas, hand-feed kangaroos without barriers and encounter other Australian wildlife. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Located at 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket. Admission $36 Adults, $22 Child. 2. Discover Queensland Museum Queensland Museum is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland. The Museum houses permanent and changing exhibitions and also provides in-depth education experiences, innovative public programs, early childhood activities and entertaining holiday activities. Open 7 days a week from 9.30am to 5pm. Located at Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank. 3.  Play at Little Days Out at South Bank South Bank’s free children’s program is on every Thursday from 9am to 1pm, with locations and activities changing each week, […]

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