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The Nutcracker at QPAC

The Nutcracker performed by the Queensland Ballet is coming to QPAC’s Lyric theatre in Brisbane from 13 to 21 December 2019! If you don’t know this wonderful story … At midnight on Christmas Eve, the main character Clara finds herself on a magical adventure when her gift, a Nutcracker, comes alive! The story will take you away to the mystical Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy watches over imaginative snowflakes and twirling lollies. Now in its seventh season, this delightful ballet is perfect for the whole family to enjoy during the Christmas holiday season. Choreographer – Ben Stevenson OBEComposer – Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyConductor – Nigel GaynorMusic performed by – Queensland Symphony OrchestraCostume Designer – Desmond HeeleyAssociate Costume Designer – Noelene HillSet Designer – Thomas BoydLighting Designer – David Walters Don’t miss this magical holiday classic! Tickets range from $40 – $140. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: The Nutcracker 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 […]

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Brisbane Writers Festival 2019

When: 5 to 8 September, 2019. Where: State Library of Queensland Precinct.  Celebrating 57 years of bringing ideas, debate, discussion and literature to Brisbane, the Brisbane Writers Festival will take place from 5 to 8 September in the State Library of Queensland precinct. The festival will present more than 150 free and ticketed events, with more than 20,000 literary lovers descending onto the State Library of Queensland and QAGOMA site to hear from their favourite authors. Events taking place over the four days will include: Word Play – an education program for Prep to Grade 12 (3-6 Sept) Love YA – for fans of Young Adult fiction (7 Sept) Angel’s Palace – multi-media venue with performances & installations Meet the author  – book club sessions 20 pages in 20 minutes – manuscript review by a publishing professional Tirra Lirra by the river – installation/ bespoke hub. and much more! All full program of events and ticket bookings are available at Brisbane Writers Festival 2019 Get in early and book your Brisbane Accommodation near South Bank at West End Central Apartments. Offering a selection of fully self-contained one and two Bedroom Apartments, as well as Studio Apartments. Book your Brisbane accommodation

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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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Breakfast or Brunch in West End

West End is one of the trendiest inner-city suburbs in Brisbane and as such is a fantastic area to do breakfast or brunch. Every free space seems to be crammed with funky cafes and it feels like there’s something new on every corner.  It can be difficult to sort out the really stellar spots so here’s our guide to the best cafes in town. Plenty West EndCelebrates local farmers with a bounty of fresh produce 284 Montague Rd, West End Ph: 3255-3330Breakfast & Lunch from 6:30am – 3pm Monday – Saturday  The Morning AfterMost inventive breakfast and lunch dishes57 Vulture St, West EndPh: 3844-0500Breakfast & Lunch from 7am – 4pm Mon to Sun Cafe 63 – *ChargebackQuality cafe fare7/220 Melbourne Street, West EndPh: 1300-636-300Breakfast from 5.30am,  Lunch. Dinner Weds to Sunday.  Suburban Cafe – *ChargebackGreat breakfast menu and coffee220 Melbourne Street, West EndPh: 3846-4720Breakfast from 6am, Lunch and coffee Miss Bliss Whole Foods KitchenClean eating foodies85 Vulture Street, West EndPh: 3333-2960Breakfast, lunch, and take-away dinners from 6am to 4pm Mon-Fri, 7am to 3pm Sat & Sun Lokal & Co.Nordic-inspired decor and menu6 O’Connell Street, West EndPh: 07 3844-1675Breakfast and lunch from 6am to 5pm Mon-Fri, 7am to 5pm Sat & Sun SOL BreadsBakery style27 Vulture Street, West EndPh: 3255-1225Breakfast & […]

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Shopping in West End

You can buy everything you need for your self-catering apartment nearby at The Markets Shopping Centre, The Stores West End or at the Saturday markets. In fact West End is a providore’s dream! The Markets has a Coles Supermarket, butcher, health food store, liquor store and an Indian grocery store. The shopping centre is open seven days a week and has underground car parking. It’s located at 69 Boundary St, West End. For farm fresh produce check out The Stores West End, an Aladdin’s cave of all things fresh and locally produced and supporter of local farmers and producers. Here you can select from a wide range of fresh produce including meat and small goods; fruit and vegetables; The Source for bulk cereals, grains and nuts; Fromagerie for local and imported artisan cheeses; Scenic Rim 4Real milk and artisan breads. The Stores West End is located at 404 Montague Rd, West End and is open seven days a week. Try the Davies Park Market held every Saturday from 6am – 2pm at Davies Park, West End. The market is well known for the plentiful fresh produce on offer. You’ll be able to pick up fresh fruit and veggies directly from local growers and farmers at fantastic […]

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Brisbane Brewery Tour

Brisbane Brewery Tour Discover the craft brewery scene in Brisbane on a six hour Brewery Tour visiting four microbreweries, stopping for a delicious lunch and all beer tastings included! Tour the emerging craft breweries that are popping up around the city and meet with the passionate local producers. Start the day at Newstead Brewing Co with a behind the scenes tour of the brewery,  Green Beacon to sample beers inspired by the international travels of its brewers, Archer Brewing at the International Hotel for a delicious pub meal alongside fresh Australian beers. The final brewery stop of the day is All Inn Brewing Co or Bacchus Brewing Co to taste their one-of-a-kind craft beer range. Don’t miss this chance to experience a working microbrewery and uncover the hidden gems on the craft brewery scene on a Brisbane Brewery Tour. Tour operates: Daily (except Monday) Tour duration: 6 hours Departs: 10.30am Includes: 6 Hour Hop on Brewery Tour in Brisbane All beer tastings. Visit independent craft breweries at some of Brisbane’s best inner-city venues Enjoy a delicious pub meal – pizzas, burgers, steak, salad Guided brewery tour with history of the brewing process Visit 4 breweries in Brisbane Sample all the […]

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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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Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show

When: 26 – 28 October, 2018 Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank Become immersed in all things food and wine, at this year’s Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show from 26 to 28 October. This year’s show promises to bring an exciting line-up of features to discover, taste, share and enjoy. There will be returning show favourites and new, never before seen experiences and master classes. Just a sample of the taste tempting line-up will include: The Princess Cruises Theatre Citi Dining Pop-Up Cape Mentelle VIP Lounge Wine Selectors Cellar Door Riedel Drinks Lab Tucker’s Natural Cheese Alley Good Food Village Riedel Sensory Workshop Celebrity Chefs will be cooking up a storm over the weekend, with the likes of Matt Moran, Maggie Beer, Miguel Maestre, Darren Robertson, Matt Golinski, Alastair McLeod and many more. Tickets start from: $25 per adult (earlybird), $15 per child (earlybird) Friday or $30 per adult (earlybird), $20 per child (earlybird) Saturday and Sunday. Grab your tickets online at Good Food Show Book your West End/South Bank Accommodation in close proximity to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at West End Central Apartments. Apartment style accommodation in Brisbane’s West End. Perfectly located close to South […]

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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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