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Short break & Christmas shopping!

With Christmas nearly upon us why not enjoy a pre-Christmas break in Brisbane before the silly season gets into full swing? You could take some time out to recharge your batteries, plan you Christmas menu, see a show and get your Christmas shopping done all in a couple of days. Our accommodation is perfectly positioned to enjoy everything that Brisbane has to offer including some fantastic shopping precincts and markets.  Why not stay for a few days, grab some bargains and enjoy the Christmas magic? Here are some places that you might like to try that are all walking distance from Brisbane’s West End. 1 – QUEEN STREET MALL – this vibrant mall is home to most of the well-known shopping stores and it happens to be in the heart of the city. Stores include Alannah Hill, ALDO, David Jones, Myer, Zara, Country Road, H&M and more. It’s perfect for browsing with your Christmas gift list.Store opening hours: 9am-5pm 2 – BRISBANE ARCADE – Brisbane Arcade is renowned for its boutique and designer stores, and stunning jewellery shops. Names include Pandora, The Little Black Dress Shop, House of Dower and Brisbane Vintage Watches. Pick up that little something special for a […]

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The Spirit of Christmas

Celebrate the true meaning and joy of the holiday season with the Spirit of Christmas at QPACs Concert Hall from 20 to 21 December. Filled with Christmas cheer and soul-lifting Christmas carols, you and the family or friends will be captivated by a stunning line up with: *  A full orchestra*  Choirs*  Two of Australia’s leading musical theatre performers. Presented in the grandeur of QPAC’s Concert Hall located Brisbane’s South Bank , Spirit of Christmas is an event not to be missed! LOCATIONQueensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) – Concert HallCorner Melbourne and Grey Streets, South Brisbane TICKETSAdults: $59Children, pensioners and full-time students: $49 For more information and to purchase tickets visit: Spirit of Christmas at QPAC, West End. Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not stay at West End Central Apartments?  Located just a short 10-minute walk from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre you’ll enjoy a selection of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom self-contained Brisbane holiday apartments, a central location, great onsite facilities including an outdoor swimming pool AND free WiFi and parking.  Book your West End Brisbane accommodation now.

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Brisbane Latin Dance Festival 2019

From the 5 – 8 December Latin dancers from around Australia and internationally will be descending upon Brisbane for the Brisbane Latin Dance Festival. Prepare to be entertained with world-class food, wine, music and dance as some of the world’s best Latin dancers take to the dance floor.  Enjoy dance workshops, master classes, competitions and performances by an incredible line-up of international Latin dance professions. If you love dancing then this will be four days and nights of absolute Latin dance heaven.   WHEN: Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 December 2019 LOCATION:Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Boulevard Level, Merivale Street & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane WORKSHOPS:Over 4 days be taught by some of Australia’s best Latin dance teachers how to:  * Salsa* Mambo* Cha cha cha* Samba * and lots of other dance styles at amazing workshops and master classes. You can even learn a routine from some of the international superstars who will be attending the event.  All choreography will be held on Thursday, 11am – 4.30pm.  Bookings are essential! TICKETS:A range of early bird tickets with varying prices and promotional dates are available including: * Full pass* Competitor and Performer pass* Youth pass* 4 night pass* 1 day/night pass Tickets start from $169 (early bird price […]

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Brisbane indoor flying experience

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to fly then why not try the iFLY Brisbane Indoor skydiving experience? Suitable for anyone over 3 years of age this is the perfect experience for groups of friends or families.  Experience the amazing feeling of flying as you float in an indoor glass wind tunnel as spectators watch on. SPECIAL REDUCED PRICE: * Kickstart $79 – 2 flights (per person)* Airborne $119 – 4 flights (per person)* Family & Friends Flight $365 WHAT YOU GET: * Indoor skydiving ‘flight’* Full instruction* Complete gear including a helmet, goggles and suit* One-on-one instruction* Flight certificate DURATION: 1.5 hours in total TIME: check available time slot when bookingLOCATION: Gympie and Hamilton Rds, Chermside To book this amazing experience visit: iFLY Brisbane Indoor Skydiving Need somewhere to stay in Brisbane? West End Central Apartments have a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained Brisbane holiday apartments available.  You’ll also receive FREE WiFi and parking, and great onsite facilities including an outdoor swimming pool.BOOK West End Brisbane Accommodation today

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West End … Must Visit Bars!

Visiting an area for the first time can be so exciting; where to eat, what to see and what to do after the sun has set. The West End area in Brisbane is a great location to base yourself. There is so much to see and do.  After dark there are loads of great bars in the West End that are definitely worth putting on your ‘must visit bars’ list. Best of all they are all walking distance from West End Central Apartments! Here’s a few that you might like to try: 1 – Lychee Lounge – with a reputation for being one of the best cocktail bars in Brisbane, the Lychee Lounge is worth a visit.  It’s been operating for more than 15 years, which speaks volumes about just how good this bar is.  Enjoy quirky surrounds, fish-scaled walls, eclectic decorations and lighting and of course, scrumptious cocktails and tapas food.Opening hours: varies so visit the website for more detailsWhere: Shop 2/ 94 Boundary Street, West End 2 – Archive Beer Boutique – You guessed it! If you are after a place to enjoy a cold craft beer after the sun has set then this might just be the […]

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CHICAGO the musical coming to Brisbane

CHICAGO the musical is coming to QPAC’s Lyric theatre in Brisbane on 2 November 2019! Get ready to be razzle dazzled by this world-class production by Australian producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones of one of Broadway’s most famous, sexy and sassy musicals, CHICAGO.  Recognised as a true New York City Institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: *  a tale of fame, fortune and crime *  recognised songs including ‘All that Jazz, and ‘Razzle Dazzle’ *  some of the best dancing you’ll see on stage. CHICAGO features: *  Natalie Bassingthwaighte –  as Roxie Hart*  Alinta Chidzey – as Velma Kelly*  Casey Donovan – as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton*  Tom Burlinson – as Billy Flynn. It was created by John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse.  It has been honoured with: *  six Tony Awards®*  two Olivier Awards*  a Grammy®. Don’t miss this spectacular production! Tickets range from $59.90 – $189.90. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: CHICAGO at QPAC, West End. * NOTE: Chicago contains adult themes and is recommended for ages 13+ and older. It contains strobe lighting. Why not stay at West End Central Apartments?  Located just a short 10-minute walk from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre you’ll enjoy a selection of 1, […]

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Good Food & Wine Show – Brisbane 25-27 Oct 2019

Love good food and wine?  Then why not delight the senses at The Good Food & Wine Show!  This extravaganza of food and wine is being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from Friday, 25 October to Sunday, 27 October (9am – 5pm). This show is a fabulous day out with friends or family full of great food, delectable wines and lots of entertainment. It promises to be bigger and better than ever this year with 100s of local, national and international exhibitors coming together with a multitude of wonderful foods and wines that you can sample, taste and smell. You can even attend a special hands-on masterclass. WHAT’S ON Princes Cruises Theatre – watch your favourite local & interstate chefs cook for you onstage Chef’s Lunch – enjoy 3-course meal matched with premium wines designed & introduced by your favourite chef Masterclasses – learn how to appreciate whisky, make dumplings, craft cheese or style the prefect table Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer – taste single malts in a 1972 vintage Leyland bus Wine Selectors Cellar Door – wine masterclasses, paired with tasting plates, delicious Smelly Cheese Project – Valerie Henbest will take you on a cheese appreciation journey Tucker’s […]

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EKKA Royal Queensland Show

When: 9th to 18th August, 2019 Where: Brisbane Showgrounds Queensland’s favourite show ‘EKKA’ is almost here again.  One of Brisbane’s favourite annual events, the Royal Queensland Show, has been running for over 140 years! Don’t miss out on the family-friendly fun with rides for all ages and thrill levels, an explosive entertainment program, animals and livestock, Australiana displays, arts and crafts, shows, sideshow games and much more. Of course it wouldn’t be a show without great food, and at EKKA all foodies are well catered for. Enjoy hearty meal at one of restaurant and bars, learn something new at the cooking stage or indulge in traditional favourites such as fairy floss and the dagwood dog, or famous to EKKA be sure to try the iconic strawberry sundae! For more information please visit Ekka Royal Queensland Show. From West End Central Apartments it’s approximately 10 minutes drive or 30 minutes by public transport to the EKKA 2019 venue at Brisbane Showgrounds. West End Central Apartments are located centrally in Brisbane and offer a selection of fully self-contained 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments, as well as Studio Apartments. You’ll also receive FREE parking and FREE Wifi. Book your Brisbane accommodation now.

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The Nutcracker @ QPAC

When: 8 to 16 December 2017 Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC A must see Christmas treat for the whole family! The Nutcracker performed by the Queensland Ballet will take you into a magical world of festive wonder. The story follows little Clara, who after a family celebration and everyone has gone to sleep, awakens on the chime of midnight to a magical fantasy unfolding before her eyes. Clara’s Christmas gift, the Nutcracker comes to life, mischievous mice are foiled by toy soldiers, a handsome Prince takes her on a fairy tale adventure and a blizzard of ballerinas reveal an enchanting Land of Sweets ruled by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker feature the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky and lavish sets and costumes. Don’t miss this enchanting ballet this Christmas! Tickets vary from $40 to $140 and are available from QPAC Box Office  Coming to Brisbane for The Nutcracker? Book your Brisbane Accommodation in the conveniently located West End Central Apartments within walking distance to QPAC. The apartment style accommodation features free car parking and free Wifi. BOOK NOW

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