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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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A Day @ Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo During your stay in Brisbane make sure you spend a day at the iconic “home of the Crocodile Hunter”, Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo. Referred to as Australia’s best zoo, Australia Zoo is one of Brisbane’s absolute must-do family attractions. Renowned for its balance of both variety of animals and upbeat and informative wildlife shows, Australia Zoo is the closest thing in the country to an “animal theme park”. The zoo features a huge range of animals, shows and many exhibits that each highlight a different aspect of the animal kingdom, such as the Crocoseum where you’ll be able to see crocodiles jumping to be fed, the open-range African exhibit, the Tiger Temple and much more. This ticket also includes an entry to Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, where you can witness the wonderful team of vets as they treat and rehabilitate injured, sick or orphaned wildlife before releasing them back into the wild. Tickets to Australia Zoo include: General Admission Daily shows and presentations Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital Bonus discount coupons saving you money inside the zoo Australia Zoo ticket prices start from: $61 Adult* $37 Child* $180 Family of 4* BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff […]

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Queensland Maritime Museum

The Queensland Maritime Museum is a fun and educational experience for the whole family. It features the historic warship Diamantina, the 1925 steam tug Forceful, the heritage listed South Brisbane Dry Dock, and a large collection of exhibits such as Jessica Watson’s yacht Pink Lady. It’s an interactive experience where visitors are allowed to board the Diamantina ship at her berth in the dry dock. Completed in 1881, the South Brisbane Dry Dock housing the Diamantina and a lightship is the centrepiece of the Museum. Visitors can gain easy access to the dry dock and marvel at its construction and the large warship above them. Amongst the many varied exhibits, the lighthouses are extremely popular and the Museum has a very special presentation of lighthouse technology. It’s open daily between 9:30am and 4:30pm, with last admission at 3:30pm. Admission is $17 Adults, $7 Children. Head to the Queensland Maritime Museum website for more details. It’s located at 412 Stanley St, South Brisbane, just south of South Bank Parklands.  

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Be a Brisbane CityHopper

Be a Brisbane City Hopper and hop on and off the free Brisbane Ferry Service that operates 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. Stop 1. Maritime Museum Visit one of Australia’s largest maritime museums where you will discover historic vessels of all shapes and sizes. It’s a great place to visit for the whole family and the children especially enjoy exploring our BIG exhibits such as the warship Diamantina and the lugger Penguin. Stop 2. Thornton Street This stop takes you to Kangaroo Point that is famous for the steep Brisbane River cliffs, pretty river vistas and of course Brisbane’s most recognisable icon, the famous Story Bridge. Drop in at the Story Bridge Hotel to soak in the views and have a cold beverage or a meal. Stop 3. Eagle Street Pier Home to over 15 restaurants, bars and casual eateries located in the heart of Brisbane, has the city’s best views of Story Bridge. It is also the home to the Kookaburra Queen paddler […]

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Ride The Wheel of Brisbane

The Wheel of Brisbane For an unrivalled view of Brisbane city from the heart of its cultural centre, jump aboard The Wheel of Brisbane as it circles its way around providing spectacular views of the surrounding region. This giant observation wheel provides awe-inspiring 360 degree panoramic views stretching out as far as the eye can see, and gives an uplifting experience that will take you almost 60 metres above the ground in the safety and comfort of a fully-enclosed, air conditioned capsule. A ride on the wheel within one of the 42 fully enclosed and air conditioned gondolas can seat up to six adults and two children in comfort. The full experience takes around 10 to 12 minutes and operates every day of the week from the middle of South Bank. The Wheel of Brisbane operates daily Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday: 11am – 9:30pm Friday and Saturday: 10am – 11pm Sunday: 10am – 10pm Includes: Ride on The Wheel It does not include food or beverages. The Wheel of Brisbane ride prices are: $15 Adults* $10.50 Children* $12.75 Student or Concession* BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at West End Central Apartments to make your arrangements. […]

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Mother’s Day in Brisbane

Mother’s Day this year falls on the second Sunday of May on the 13th this year. Why not treat Mum to a weekend in West End Brisbane? Mum will love the location of West End Central Apartments, in close proximity to South Bank Parklands, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and a wide array of great cafes, restaurants and shopping in the area. During the weekend there are few events happening that Mum might like to attend: Mother’s Day Classic Run & Walk Disney’s Aladdin Musical at QPAC Twelfth Night at QPAC Show and Tell at QPAC Museum Rent at Cremorne Theatre Patricia Piccinini Curious Affection Exhibition at QAGOMA Australia Glass and Ceramic Exhibition at QAGOMA At West End Central Apartments you have a choice of compact hotel style rooms and self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that are serviced daily. All rooms have balconies and either kitchenettes or full kitchen and laundry facilities. Treat Mum to a relaxing mini break in Brisbane – she deserves it! BOOK NOW

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5 Things You Can Walk To and Do in West End

West End in Brisbane is an inner city suburb that is close to many great attractions, theatres, arts and culture, nightlife, restaurants and cafes, and great shopping. During your stay at West End Central we would suggest you put your walking shoes on and take a stroll around. Here are 5 fantastic things you can walk to and do in West End: 1. Immerse yourself in the eclectic charm of West End Take a stroll around the neighbourhood of West End with its quirkiness, fusion of cultures and mix of alternative and vintage. The shops, restaurants and lively lifestyle reflect this inner-city suburb’s eclectic charm. Stroll through the weekend markets, where aspiring designers peddle their wares among organic grocers, cosy bars and coffee houses. Eat at one of the many fine dining establishments and get into the pumping music scene at one of the many bars and clubs. 2. Treat yourself to exceptional Art Exhibits at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Walk to Queensland’s Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, located across two riverside buildings in South Bank’s Cultural Precinct. QAGOMA presents an evolving program of Australian and international exhibitions, with a focus on the […]

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