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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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Top 5 outdoor Brisbane adventures this Spring

Brisbane is a beautiful city with so much to see and do.  Why not take your sight-seeing to another level with these five unique ways to see Brisbane? 1 – ROCK CLIMB KANGAROO POINT CLIFFS Enjoy perfect spring weather as you climb to the top of the 20 metre Kangaroo Point Cliffs for amazing views of the city and the river. Cost: from $55Time: 8.30am – 10.30am (Saturdays & Sundays, 2-hour session)Where: Kangaroo Point Cliffs next to ‘The Cliffs Café’Ages: must be 12+ years of ageInclusions: all equipment and tutorials, 2-hour rock climbing experience, sunscreen. 2 – CLIMB THE STORY BRIDGE AT NIGHT Experience the beauty of the Brisbane skyline by night on this unique climb, worthy of a bucket list. This experience will give you an entirely new perspective on the city of Brisbane with its colours, lights and images being reflected on the river. Climbs are also available at dawn, during the day and at twilight. Cost: from $139Time: tours operate daily (climb time advised on booking)Where: 170 Main St, Kangaroo PointAges: must be 10+ years of ageInclusions: 2-hour climb, all equipment & instruction, 1 free photo. 3 – SEE BRISBANE BY KAYAK Beat the traffic as you glide on the Brisbane River […]

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Brisbane International Film Festival is back…!

When: 3 – 13 October, 2019. Where: six venues around Brisbane. BIFF is back! That’s right; the Brisbane International Film Festival is back for the second year running from the 3 – 13 October.  This year the festival boasts 11 days of screenings, 100+ films, six amazing venues and 28 events. Whew, that’s an amazing amount of entertainment. Here’s a quick snapshot of what you can see: * International and Australian feature films * New releases * Documentaries * Shorts programs and retrospectives * Screenings with live music * Conversations * Panel discussions * And more! With six great venues on board you won’t have any reason not to catch a few films:1 – Australian Cinematheque – GOMA2 – Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo3 – New Farm Six Cinemas4 – Reading Cinemas Newmarket5 – State Library of Queensland6 – The Elizabeth Picture Theatre. This is going to be a culturally rich film festival.  We recommend that you visit the BIFF website to check out the screenings, the films accompanied by music and of course purchase your tickets. Avoid disappointment and book your tickets online. West End Central Apartments are centrally located in the West End walking distance from the South Bank precinct […]

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Winter Special: save on Brisbane Tandem Skydiving

For a limited time only Brisbane Tandem Skydiving is offering a Winter Special on its tandem skydives, which are Australia’s highest jump. Your experience will commence with a thorough safety briefing before boarding your flight which will take you on a picturesque flight over the Moreton Bay with spectacular views of the coastline and Brisbane CBD. You can rest assured your experienced and friendly tandem skydive instructor will be with you throughout your 15,000 feet skydive as you experience an incredible 60-second free fall at up to 220 kms per hour before your parachute is released. You’ll even get to assist with steering your own parachute before you land on the beach north of Brisbane CBD. SPECIAL BRISBANE TANDEM SKYDIVE: tickets currently start from $254 per person (must be 12 years and over) TOUR DETAILS Operates daily from 9am  Approximately 4 hour duration Departs from the drop off zone check-in office at 39 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe. INCLUSIONS 5-star personalised training and instruction 15,000 feet tandem skydive aboard a custom-built skydiving aircraft Scenic flight over Moreton Bay 60 seconds of free fall! Skydive certificate. EXCLUSIONS Excludes a $35 APF Levy – must be paid on the day. EXTRAS (payable on the day): Handicam […]

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BRISBANE HAS LOTS OF GREAT BARS

You don’t have to walk far to find a unique bar in a lane-way, on a rooftop or tucked away in Brisbane. Here are a few suggestions of some that are walking distance from West End Central Apartments. Why not give one or all of them a try? The End – With its industrial ‘chic’ style, vintage furniture, leather lounges, carefully placed greenery and funky 70s yet ambient vibe The End is a great place to grab a drink. They have a range of home brews on tap, boutique ciders and of course, a great cocktail selection. They only allow 60 people in at a time so get in early!Opening hours: Late afternoon through until midnightWhere: 73 Vulture Street, West End El Matador –This bustling little tapas bar hidden away in Burnett Lane brings a touch of Spain to Brisbane’s nightlife.  Grab a delicious selection of tapas and pintxos (small snack) while enjoying a sangria. El Matador has a sunken bar, an open kitchen where you can watch your tapas being made and stools outside. Kick back and watch the world pass by.Opening hours: 7am to midnight (Mon-Sat)Where: Burnett Lane (behind 15 Adelaide Street) Brisbane Sazerac Rooftop Bar –If you have a head for […]

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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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2019 Holden State of Origin Series – Game I

When: Wednesday 5 June, 2019 Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane The Holden State of Origin 2019 is set to be an edge of your seat series: Game I – 5 June – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Game II – 23 June – Optus Stadium, Perth Game III – 10 July – ANZ Stadium, Sydney With a game in each state it will be certainly be even playing grounds between the NSW Blues and the QLD Maroons. The Blues will be out to defend the shield as they have won the past two series. No matter which team you back, don’t miss Game 1 live at Suncorp Stadium. Get your TICKETS for the Holden State of Origin 2018 – Game I. West End Central Apartments feature studios and one and two bedroom well-appointed apartments just 5-10mins by car from Suncorp Stadium with free wifi and free parking. Book your Brisbane Accommodation for the State of Origin today.

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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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What’s On Easter Long Weekend 2019 – Brisbane

Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April, 2019 Easter 2019 is not far away, here is a preview of events that are happening around Brisbane over the Easter Long Weekend. Good Friday – April 19 Fantastic Mr Fox @ QPAC (11-20 April 2019) Green Jam @ Melbourne Street Green, QPAC (every Friday 19 April 2019) Easter Saturday – April 20 The Book or Mormon @ QPAC (16 March – 31 May 2019) The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Exhibition @ QAGOMA (until 28 April 2019) Brisbane Road vs Newcastle Jets @ Suncorp Stadium Easter Sunday – April 21 Collective Markets @ South Bank (19 – 21 April 2019) Easter Monday – April 22 Me, Myself and I @ GOMA – Children’s Art Centre – Free Easter Markets The Collective Markets are held each week at South Bank and there will be an Easter Market held over 3 days for market goers to enjoy, Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Easter Worship Attending worship over Easter is a strong tradition in many families, parishes in West End, South Brisbane include: St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 160 Vulture St South Brisbane St Mary’s Catholic Parish, 20 Merivale St South Brisbane St […]

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Suburban Cafe ~ West End

At West End Central Apartments you can dine out and enjoy a relaxed meal at select cafes and restaurants and charge it back to your room. Suburban Café is one such café in South Brisbane, serving fresh breakfast, coffee and lunch 7 days a week. Their breakfasts are top notch and they’re not afraid to mix things up a little with their Breakfast Nachos, the Loaded Breaky Bagel and The Avo with cherry tomatoes, beetroot, avocado and pomegranate on pumpkin bread with salsa verde. ‘The Avo’ is one of 8 naturally Vegan dishes on the 20 item All Day Brunch Menu. Plus there are plenty of meaty dishes on offer also. Using fresh and wholesome ingredients Suburban Cafe is the perfect spot for a morning coffee, brunch with friends or quick bite to eat around lunchtime. Open 7 days from 6am 220 Melbourne Street, West End Ph: 07 3846-4720 West End Central Apartments offer apartment style accommodation in Brisbane’s West End featuring free wifi, free parking, pool sauna and gym. Book your South Brisbane Accommodation today.

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