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2019: An Event-full Year!

2019 in Brisbane is an event-full year with lots of exciting entertainment with the likes of award-winning shows, international concerts, unique exhibitions, fantastic sporting events and festivals. Here are some Brisbane events you might like to experience: 2019 Brisbane Events Broncos v Penrith Panthers – 16 August Suncorp Stadium Behind the Scenes Tour – 17 August Queensland Museum Fleetwood Mac – 20-24 August Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Boat Show 2019 – 21-26 August Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) Bangarra Dance Theatre: 30th Anniversary Season – 23-31 August QPAC The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run – 25 August South Bank Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival – 25-29 August Howard Street Wharves, Brisbane Queensland Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet – 28 August-7 September QPAC Hugh Jackman: The Man, The Music, The Show – 31 August-3 September Brisbane Entertainment Centre (BEC) BIGSOUND Festival – 3-6 September Brisbane, various venues Brisbane Writers Festival – 5-8 September State Library & QAGOMA BRISBANE FESTIVAL – 6-28 September Brisbane, vaious venues Riverstage Birthday Bash – 7 September Riverstage Brisbane Eco Expo– 13-15 September Brisbane Showgrounds Muriel’s Wedding The Musical – 19 September QPAC Beer InCider Experience – 20-21 September Brisbane Showgrounds Oz Comic-Con 2019 – 21-22 September BCEC […]

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Walks & Lookouts in Brisbane

The West End is not only centrally located to the CBD, really cool bars and restaurants and the South Bank precinct,  it’s also a great place to base yourself to make the most of Brisbane’s great outdoors.  You can walk, stroll, or if feeling inspired, run along some of the many trails and scenic walks around the city. Best of all you’ll get to enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery and they’re FREE. Here are a few suggestions we think you might enjoy: 1 – Kangaroo Point & City Botanic Gardens It’s a 35 minute walk along the South Bank to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and lookout.  Alternatively you can drive 8 minutes and then park your car at the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and walk down the stairs to the base and follow the winding boardwalk to your right along the riverfront towards Thornton Street Ferry Terminal. From here, cross the road to walk over the Story Bridge. Whilst crossing the bridge stop to enjoy the great views up and down the river, then wander along the riverfront path until you reach the City Botanic Gardens. Stop here and enjoy the glorious gardens before crossing back to the southside via the Goodwill […]

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Regional Flavours @ South Bank

When: 20 & 21 July, 2019. Where: South Bank Parklands. Australia’s largest free food and wine festival, Regional Flavours, is taking place over the weekend of 20 & 21 July at South Bank Parklands. Regional Flavours Brisbane proudly supports Queensland farmers and small businesses, and features a weekend  jammed with great food related events including celebrity’s chefs and cooks, live music, street food stalls and kids activities. The festival also features a thriving producer market with more than 80 stalls. Work your way through aromatic wine, delicious desserts, fresh fruit and vegetables, jams and sauces, artisan nuts and cheeses and more. Entry is free for the event and is family-friendly.  For a full program of events visit Regional Flavours. Book your West End Brisbane Accommodation only a short walking distance (approx. 10 minute walk) away from South Bank Parklands at West End Central Apartments for the weekend. Offering convenient and comfortable hotel rooms, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments with free Wifi, free parking, pool, sauna and gym. Book your Accommodation near South Bank Entertainment Precinct today. BOOK BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION

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West End Film Festival

When: 28 – 30 June, 2019 Where: West End, Brisbane Held in one of Brisbane’s most vibrant communities, West End, the West End Film Festival (WEFF) is an Australian short film competition over 3 days from 28 to 30 June. WEFF was established a decade ago, in 2009, by a group of local filmmakers focused on supporting grassroots filmmakers, and continues to connect with this founding objective today. Come along and celebrate the 10th birthday of the event! For a full program of events and ticket purchases visit WEFF WEFF has grown to be one of Brisbane’s most eclectic, enlightening and empowering film festivals, celebrating the community, culture and diversity that is uniquely West End. Don’t miss this awesome 3 day West End Brisbane event! Get in quick to book your Brisbane West End Accommodation with us here at West End Central Apartments. Select from studio, one or two bedroom self-contained apartments located in Brisbane’s West End. BOOK NOW

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Winter or Rainy Day Activities in Brisbane

Rain, hail or shine there is always something to do during your stay in Brisbane. On those occasional days where the weather is a little cold or on the wet side, we have collated a few activities that will ward off the winter blues. Star Gaze under the cover of Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium Winter skies are generally very clear during the cooler months – perfect for star gazing. The newly refurbished planetarium now boasts a state-of-the-art projection system and two new shows. The Planetarium is open Tuesday to Sunday and is located on Mount Coot-tha. Do a Boggo Road Gaol Tour. The Gaol is open 7 days a week for public tours. Admission to the Gaol is via a guided tour. There are five themed tours available at regular scheduled times. Boggo Road Gaol is located at 21 Boggo Road, Dutton Park.  Plan your escape from Quest Room. Enter a world of mystery and try to escape from never before seen scenarios. Each room is designed to immerse you into a story that will captivate you and keep you thrilled long after you have played it. Unlock all the secrets and race against the clock at Quest Room 13 Cordelia St, South Brisbane.  Climb up a wall at Urban Climb. Enter the world […]

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Brisbane Pregnancy, Babies & Children Expo

When: 28 to 30 June, 2019Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane Come along to this year’s Brisbane Pregnancy, Babies and Children Expo at BCEC over 3 days from 28 to 20 June. The Expo features expert advice and parenting tips, along with the latest products and innovations, for all of your pregnancy and parenting needs, with hundreds of different brands attending. You will have the opportunity to chat face-to-face with a wide array of expert product exhibitors for pregnancy, newborn care and the early years of parenting. You can also see, touch, try and buy the products and services that best suit your needs. Attend talks and classes to get up-to-date information from trusted, experienced experts and have all your questions answered. There is plenty of fun for kids at the Expo too with multiple spaces for babies and toddlers to play.  Discover all you need to know for you, your pregnancy or young child, all under one roof! Tickets are free online or $20 at the door. Purchase your free online tickets HERE Opening Hours: Friday 10am to 4pmSaturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm  Book your Brisbane Accommodation for this Expo with us here at West End Central […]

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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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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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Madman Anime Festival

When: 25 & 26 May, 2019Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Madman Anime Festival or MadFest, celebrates anime and Japanese culture and is coming to Brisbane on 25 & 26 May. The event that brings bring the best of anime, manga and Japanese culture is brought to you by Australia’s biggest name in anime, Madman Entertainment. Heading to the festival in cosplay? Madman Anime Festival brings a celebration of cosplay to each event. For fans and cosplayers alike, there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved. Other events happening at MadFest include: Check out hundreds of books in the Manga Library One Piece Treasure Hunt Cosplay Masquerade Nintendo Showcase Movies screenings at League of Legends Stage  Hang out at AnimeLab Lounge MadFest is open: Saturday 25th – 8.30am to 6pmSunday 26th – 8.30am to 5pm Entry to MadFest starts from:Weekend pass $63.40Saturday or Sunday pass $42.64 For a full program of events and ticket purchases visit Anime Festival Coming to MadFest? Book your Brisbane Accommodation at nearby West End Central Apartments with a selection of compact hotel style rooms and self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. BOOK NOW

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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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