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WHAT’S ON

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URBAN VILLAGES

28   BRISBANE CITY 32   SOUTH BANK 34   WEST END 36   FORTITUDE VALLEY 38   NEW FARM & TENERIFFE 40   CAXTON STREET & THE BARRACKS 42   PADDINGTON & ROSALIE 44   MILTON & PARK ROAD 46   KELVIN GROVE 48   KANGAROO POINT 50   WOOLLOONGABBA & EAST BRISBANE 52   BULIMBA & HAWTHORNE 54   ASCOT & HAMILTON 56

SIGHTS & ACTIVITIES

64 ACCOMMODATION

PEFC Certified This product is from sustainably managed forests and controlled sources, recognised in Australia through the Australian Forestry Standard.

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WINING & DINING

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ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE

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ARTS & CULTURE

BRISBANE VISITOR INFORMATION & BOOKING CENTRE

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SHOPPING & FASHION

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HERITAGE & ARCHITECTURE

Queen Street Mall (between Albert & Edward Streets) T 07 3006 6290 @visitbrisbane facebook.com/visitbrisbane youtube.com/bristv Keep an eye out for the blue and yellow symbol that indicates accredited Visitor Information Centres, for friendly advice on where to stay, what to do or to just chat with a local about the area.

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CYCLEWAYS & WALKWAYS

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PARKS & NATIONAL PARKS

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MORETON BAY & ISLANDS

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SCENIC RIM

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COUNTRY VALLEYS

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VISITOR TIPS & TRAVEL

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top 10 things to do — IN BRISBANE — Sunsuper Riverfire, Brisbane Festival

Photo: Marty Pouwelse

AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE

CRUISE THE RIVER

SHOPPING FIX

Cuddle a koala and feed the kangaroos at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

See Brisbane from a different angle aboard one of the many river cruises.

Complete with vibrant shopping arcades and nooks, with luxury high-end fashion, on-trend must-haves and local designers –  the Queen Street Mall is a must do!

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN BRISBANE 3

SOUTH BANK

ADVENTURE CLIMB

BRISBANE LOOKOUT

A family-friendly parklands featuring 17 hectares of lush gardens, riverside cycling and walking paths, vibrant shopping and the only inner city beach in Australia.

The Story Bridge Adventure Climb is one of only three bridge climbs in the world.

Mt Coot-tha provides amazing views of Brisbane all the way to Moreton Bay.

EXPLORE The Queensland cultural precinct – home to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, State Library and the Queensland Museum.

ADVENTURE

XXXX BREWERY

LIVE GIG IN THE VALLEY

Kayak and rock climb or abseil down the Kangaroo Point Cliffs with Riverlife Adventure Centre.

Taste our local favourite brew and learn about its origins at the XXXX Brewery Ale House.

Catch live music in Australia’s first dedicated special entertainment precinct, Fortitude Valley.

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top 10 things to do — IN MORETON BAY & ISLANDS — Surfing at North Stradbroke Island

TANGALOOMA ISLAND RESORT BRISBANE WHALE WATCHING Hand feed wild dolphins at Tangalooma Island Resort.

Go whale watching in Moreton Bay from June to November.

MORETON BAY ESCAPES Discover the beauty of Moreton Island on a 4WD tour with Moreton Bay Escapes. Enjoy activities like sand boarding, snorkelling and more.

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN MORETON BAY & ISLANDS 5

DOLPHIN WILD ISLAND CRUISES

SIRROMET WINERY

ST HELENA ISLAND

Spot dolphins, turtles and dugongs in Moreton Bay with Dolphin Wild Island Cruises.

Taste award-winning wines, enjoy a cheese platter and tour Sirromet Winery at Mt Cotton.

Discover the penal history of this island with Cat-o’-Nine-Tails tours.

NORTH GORGE HEADLAND WALK North Gorge Headland Walk at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island is one of the best land-based vantage points for whale watching on the east coast.

FRESH SEAFOOD

MORETON BAY GALLERIES

BOONDALL WETLANDS

Enjoy fresh seafood at a coastal village – Manly, Scarborough, Redcliffe, Sandgate or Shorncliffe.

Browse through Australian artworks from local and emerging artists at galleries across Moreton Bay like Redcliffe City Art Gallery.

Enjoy a self-guided walk exploring the natural ecosystem of the Boondall Wetlands.

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top 10 things to do — IN SCENIC RIM & COUNTRY VALLEYS — Abseiling at Mt Barney National Park

WINE TRAIL

BED AND BREAKFAST

WORLD HERITAGE LISTED NATIONAL PARKS

Visit cellar doors at boutique wineries along the Scenic Rim Wine Trail.

Spend a weekend at a cosy bed and breakfast or a boutique lodge.

Enjoy bushwalking, sightseeing and guided tours through the Scenic Rim’s national parks.

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TREETOP WALK

SCENIC RIM GALLERIES

SOMERSET DAM

Take to higher ground on an O’Reilly’s Treetop Walk.

Spend time browsing the galleries and studios of the Scenic Rim.

Visit Somerset Dam, known for its various water sports, fishing and scenery.

LUXURY CAMPING Escape city life, swap ‘camping’ for ‘glamping’, and enjoy luxury beneath the stars in an intimately unique safari-style camping experience at Spicers Canopy.

BALLOONING

QLD TRANSPORT MUSEUM

SKYDIVE RAMBLERS

Experience a morning of wonder and silence aboard Hot Air Balloon Brisbane.

A magnificent display of modes of transport from our past in the Lockyer Valley.

For those with high energy, take the dive with Skydive Ramblers.

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top 10 things to do — IN IPSWICH — Queens Park, Ipswich

WINE TASTING

QUEENS PARK

THE WORKSHOPS RAIL MUSEUM

Tastings at Warrego Wines, Normanby Wines and Ironbark Ridge Vineyard.

A family day out with beautiful gardens, a nature centre and stateof-the-art playground.

Take the controls of the train simulators and see how Queensland Rail maintains its heritage fleet in behind-the-scenes tours at the Australian Tourism award-winning museum.

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HOT AIR BALLOON

HOT LAPS

HORSE RIDING

Floating Images hot air balloon flights allow you to view the fields and valleys of the Scenic Rim and the heritage city of Ipswich from above.

Take on a fast and furious V8 race experience at the Queensland Raceway.

Experience the outback at Spicers Hidden Vale – a 12 000 acre working cattle station.

TRAIN TRIP Take a steam or diesel train between Swanbank and Bundamba Racecourse with Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway.

MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

WOODLANDS OF MARBURG

HELICOPTER WINERY TOURS

The Australian Motorcycle Museum has a unique collection of 200+ motorcycles, dating back to 1905.

Enjoy wine tasting in an historic mansion overlooking Marburg Valley.

Pterodactyl Helicopters offers scenic joy flights from Woodlands of Marburg, Warrego Wines, the Sundowner Hotel Haigslea and The Australian Motorcycle Museum.

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itineraries — BRISBANE — If you only have one day in Brisbane, here are some great options to help make the most of your time.

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Spend time shopping in the Queen Street Mall and the surrounding Wine and dine your way through foodie precincts like Eagle Street city streets and laneways. Pier in the city, Little Stanley Street, South Bank, James Street and Emporium in Fortitude Valley. Explore Brisbane’s urban villages like New Farm, Bulimba and Portside Wharf at Hamilton by jumping aboard a CityCat. Look out over the Brisbane skyline from the spectacular vantage point at the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. HINT Learn about the revitalisation of Brisbane’s riverfront by downloading the CityCat interactive tour on your smart phone – brisbanecity.mobi/citycattour.

Wander through charming old Queenslander houses‑comeboutique stores along Paddington’s high street for a spot of bric-a-brac shopping. Take a walking tour of Brisbane’s historical past and view the city’s architecture with the volunteers from the Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre, Queen Street Mall. Take advantage of the free city loop bus to easily get around town or jump on the City Sights Tour bus for a detailed commentary on Brisbane’s attractions and historical landmarks.

Enjoy the nightlife of Australia’s first dedicated entertainment precinct, Fortitude Valley. Grab a drink, see some live music and dance the night away. The Queensland Performing Arts Centre always has blockbuster shows and events on stage throughout the year. The Gallery of Modern Art’s Up Late program is held during major exhibitions on a Friday night. You can view the latest exhibition in a lively atmosphere with a glass of wine and live music.

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Kayaking on the Brisbane River

There is so much to see and do in Brisbane. Mix and match these suggestions to create three memorable days.

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DAY TWO DAY

Discover exclusive art exhibitions at Australia’s most visited galleries – Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art at the South Bank Cultural Centre. HINT Gallery of Modern Art’s major exhibitions also have an interactive children’s program and centre to keep the kids entertained.

DAY THREE DAY

Walk through New Farm Park on your way to the Brisbane Powerhouse for a live performance or exhibition followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant. HINT You can enjoy free live music every Saturday at Brisbane Powerhouse.

Head into Fortitude Valley and visit the many independent art galleries and creative spaces on Brunswick Street or shop in the fashion boutiques of James and Ann Streets.

Get active at Kangaroo Point. Hire a kayak and paddle along the river, grab a bike to cycle along the riverside pathways or rock climb up then abseil down the Kangaroo Point Cliffs with Riverlife Adventure Centre. Stroll through the Emporium precinct for high-end shopping, afternoon tea HINT Friday night is ‘Paddle or dinner. and Prawn’ with Riverlife Adventure Centre. Kayak along the Brisbane River as the sun sets followed by a feast of prawns and a few Friday afternoon drinks.

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HINT Grab an afternoon drink at the Emporium Cocktail Bar or a local’s favourite, Cru Bar & Cellar nearby.

DAY Cruise the Brisbane River by jumping aboard a tour to learn about the city’s history and do some sightseeing along the way. Drive to the top of Mt Coot-tha for spectacular 360 degree views of Brisbane and surrounding areas or stroll through the Brisbane Botanical Gardens at the base of the mountain. HINT If you don’t have a car, hop on one of the City Sights tours that will get you to the top of the mountain.

EVENING Eat your way around the world with dinner at one of the many international restaurants on Boundary Street and Hardgrave Road in West End.

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itineraries — MORETON BAY & ISLANDS — Snorkelling at the Tangalooma wrecks, Moreton Island

Here are some great ideas to explore Moreton Island in one day.

DAY Make your way with your own 4WD to Moreton Island Adventures (MiCat) at the Port of Brisbane or join a 4WD tour to immerse yourself in the natural side of Brisbane. Snorkel or dive around the Tangalooma wrecks which are surrounded by crystal clear water and teeming with marine life. Take a fast, exhilarating slide down The Desert sand dune on a sand toboggan. Re-energise by taking a dip in the clear fresh water of Blue Lagoon.

Explore the expansive eastern beaches, drive to Cape Moreton for spectacular views of the rugged coastline and marine life that never ceases to amaze. Escape for a secluded picnic at picturesque Honeymoon Bay on the northern point of the island. Stop off at Five Hills Lookout for an expansive view over the top end of the island and westwards with views of the Glasshouse Mountains.

EVENING

Learn to paddleboard or sail in the sheltered waters of Tangalooma Stay on at Tangalooma Island Resort or camp overnight at one of Island Resort, or take to the skies paragliding above the playful many camping areas on the island. dolphins, turtles and other marine life. HINT National Parks and Wildlife Service manage beach camping areas including Blue Lagoon, North Point, Ben-Ewa, Comboyura and The Wrecks. For camping permits and information call 13 13 04 (24 hours).

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BAYSIDE VILLAGES IN A HALF DAY

NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND IN TWO DAYS

Only have half a day to spend on the bay? All of the bayside towns are within half an hour of Brisbane and are so full of activities you may find yourself spending the whole day there.

This itinerary is based on North Stradbroke Island (or ‘Straddie’ as the locals call it), the second largest sand island in the world, so close to Brisbane and one of Moreton Bay’s best loved getaway spots.

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Cycle the foreshore at Redcliffe, stopping along the way at Suttons Drive to Cleveland and catch a ferry or water taxi to Dunwich. Beach and Settlement Cove Lagoon. HINT See page 111 for information on how to get HINT The Redcliffe Jetty is one of the most popular fishing spots in South East Queensland, drop in a line and try your luck!

Relax by the bayside and watch the world go by as you enjoy a coffee or long lunch at Sails Restaurant, Redcliffe. Watch the acrobatic pursuits of the kite surfers and windsurfers along Flinders Parade, Sandgate.

to Straddie.

Visit the art galleries and North Stradbroke Island Museum to learn about the Indigenous and European history of the island. HINT History buffs should also take a look at Dunwich Cemetery, the second oldest in Queensland.

Pick up some fresh seafood from the trawlers at Amity Point. Have a long lunch at one of the café restaurants at Point Lookout.

Feast on fresh fish and chips and then wander along The Esplanade Dive or snorkel at Flat Rock, just 15 minutes off the beach and be on at Manly Harbour Village. the lookout for manta rays, turtles and subtropical fish. Linger over the many stalls at the Manly Creative Markets every Sunday on the water’s edge at Little Bayside Park. HINT Every third Saturday of the month the Jan Powers Farmers Markets take over the Manly Esplanade.

Relax with a sunset drink at Raby Bay Harbour, Cleveland or choose from the diverse cuisines on offer at restaurants along the concourse.

AND TO VENTURE ONTO THE WATER…

EVENING Enjoy a sunset drink or casual fine dining overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Stay in luxury apartments, family resorts, contemporary beach shacks, architecturally designed holiday houses or relaxing beachside camping.

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Explore the Pumicestone Passage at Bribie Island by boat or kayak Take a morning walk or swim at one of Straddie’s pristine beaches. and enjoy the views to the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains. Hire a bike and binoculars and be on the lookout for humpback HINT Ask a local for some tips on popular fishing spots. whales and dolphins off Point Lookout headland. Cruise the Moreton Bay Marine Park on the lookout for dolphins, dugongs and turtles with Bay and Islands Tours and Robinson Cruises Sailing Adventures. Enjoy Wednesday Afternoon Go Sailing (WAGS) every week with Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron at Manly – crew for free with experienced skippers. Paddle the waterways of Boondall Wetlands – home to more than 1 000 hectares of tidal flats, grasslands, open woodlands and plentiful birdlife.

Paddle a sea kayak around the shoreline at Amity, hire a jetski or sand board down a dune. Explore the island’s freshwater lakes and 32 kms of ocean beach on a 4WD tour with Straddie Kingfisher Tours. Rejuvenate and indulge with a massage or spa treatment. HINT On the way there or back from your ferry make sure you pay a visit to Sirromet Winery at Mt Cotton or Redlands IndigiScapes Centre.

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itineraries — SCENIC RIM, COUNTRY VALLEYS & IPSWICH — The rolling hills of the Country Valleys

Known for its breathtaking scenery, wineries, country villages and expansive bushwalking tracks, the Scenic Rim is only an hour drive from Brisbane. Hire a car or 4WD, or book an escorted day tour and discover all or just some of these suggestions. Discover these suggestions over three days.

DAY ONE DAY Relax on a one hour scenic drive to Somerset Dam passing by the townships of Lowood and Esk. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of Somerset Dam, and then spend the afternoon swimming, fishing and kayaking.

EVENING Stay at a country style bed and breakfast or farmstay. HINT Be sure to pay a visit to the Esk Information Centre and pick up the Somerset Valley’s wine trail map to sample some of the region’s finest locally grown and produced wines.

Skydive at one of Australia’s best drop zones or spend the afternoon exploring the surrounding countryside and townships.

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For the foodies, one of the best ways to really appreciate the area is Experience sunrise floating in a hot air balloon and enjoy the best to visit one of the cooking schools that specialise in regional produce. views of Ipswich and the Scenic Rim. Enjoy a champagne breakfast on your return. HINT Try Wild Lime Cooking School at Worendo Cottages.

Drive south through Gatton and Laidley to Ipswich. HINT Pay a visit to the Queensland Transport Museum and discover magnificent displays of approximately 24 forms of transport and over 200 models on display.

Visit the Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich and take the controls of train simulators and learn about the history of rail in Queensland. In the afternoon, discover the wineries and cellar doors of one of Queensland’s emerging wine destinations on a number of guided scenic wine tours or self-drive wine trails.

EVENING Relax at Spicers Hidden Vale, a beautiful retreat found on a 12 000 acre working cattle station.

Continue your scenic drive through the mountain ranges of the Scenic Rim on your way to the towns of Boonah or Rathdowney. HINT Be sure to stop off and visit the variety of cellar doors, farm gates, cafés and galleries.

Take the time to soak up the amazing vistas of rolling mountain ranges from the region’s many spectacular lookouts and escarpments. Further Scenic Rim highlights include Mt Barney National Park and Lake Moogerah or the Main Range National Park.

EVENING Return to Brisbane via Beaudesert with a visit to Mt Tamborine or extend your stay with time at Lamington National Park. Stay in a charming self-contained cottage, farmstay or a luxury bed and breakfast.

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what’s on — ESSENTIAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS — JANUARY

MATISSE: DRAWING LIFE 

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MARY POPPINS QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, SOUTH BANK UNTIL 17 MARCH 2012

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Let your imagination take flight as you step into the magical world of Mary Poppins with unforgettable songs, stunning choreography and unsurpassed stagecraft.

AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS THROUGHOUT BRISBANE Celebrate our national day with free events throughout the city, South Bank and the greater Brisbane region.

MUSIC BY THE SEA FESTIVAL SANDGATE Three days of classical, folk, jazz, popular, world music and theatre performed by international, national and local artists in Sandgate.

ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL FORTITUDE VALLEY The annual independent, Australiawide music festival fills the streets of Fortitude Valley.

FEBRUARY

WORLD THEATRE FESTIVAL BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, NEW FARM Prepare to be surprised by some of the most interesting theatre works from across the globe.

SOUNDWAVE RNA SHOWGROUNDS, BOWEN HILLS An annual music festival that brings together music lovers of all generations featuring international rock, indie, punk and metal bands.

CHINESE NEW YEAR THROUGHOUT BRISBANE Chinatown comes alive in colour, noise and excitement to celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year.

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Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

MARCH

WRECKED – THE TANGALOOMA OCEAN SWIM

BRISBANE BRONCOS HOME GAMES TANGALOOMA, MORETON ISLAND

SUNCORP STADIUM, CAXTON ST

Experience the home games of Brisbane‘s National Rugby League (NRL) team at their home at Suncorp Stadium during the season.

An annual swimming race for professional and amateur athletes around the Tangalooma wrecks at Moreton Island.

APRIL

ANNIE  QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, SOUTH BANK 7–22 APRIL 2012

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BRISBANE LIONS HOME GAMES

BRISBANE TINNIE AND TACKLE & NATIONAL 4X4 OUTDOOR SHOW

THE GABBA, WOOLLOONGABBA

RNA SHOWGROUNDS, BOWEN HILLS

The timeless tale of little orphan Annie is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope.

The Gabba is home to the Brisbane Lions, the Brisbane Australian Football League (AFL) team.

Brisbane’s largest fishing and boating and 4WD expo.

CONTEMPORARY  AUSTRALIAN: WOMAN

BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL

QUEENSLAND BIKE WEEK

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, NEW FARM

GALLERY OF MODERN ART, SOUTH BANK 21 APRIL–22 JULY 2012

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This exhibition celebrates the VARIOUS VENUES The annual comedy festival features diversity, energy and innovation in A range of cycling events over a the talents of local, national and work by contemporary Australian nine day program to inspire people international acts over four weeks. women artists. to jump on their bikes. FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL MUMMY:  20 ON L12 Y

BDO BRISBANE COOT-THA CHALLENGE MT COOT-THA

A cycling challenge that takes participants from the city to the peak of Mt Coot-tha (held during Queensland Bike Week).

DOOMBEN RACECOURSE, DOOMBEN

SECRETS OF THE TOMB

Features an electric selection of the world’s finest bands and DJs.

QUEENSLAND MUSEUM, SOUTH BANK 19 APRIL–19 AUGUST 2012

MODERN WOMAN: DAUGHTERS AND LOVERS

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1850–1930 DRAWINGS FROM THE MUSÉE D’ORSAY, PARIS QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY, SOUTH BANK 24 MARCH–24 JUNE 2012

A fascinating and awe-inspiring exploration of ancient Egyptian civilisation from 2300 BC to the first century AD.

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, NEW FARM Queensland’s largest festival celebrating queer cinema showcasing films by, about and for the queer community.

IPSWICH FESTIVAL IPSWICH Ten days of vibrant events including Jazz Wine and Blues, Kids Kingdom, Festival of Theatre, Art Awards and Global Fiesta.

BLUE WATER FESTIVAL SHORNCLIFFE & SANDGATE 100 yachts participate in this annual Blue Water classic from Moreton Bay to Gladstone.

REDCLIFFE FESTIVAL OF SAILS REDCLIFFE Colourful seaside carnival with over 100 specialty stalls and live entertainment, held in conjunction with the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.

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MAY

PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL

JAZZ & SHIRAZ

A WORLD APART: DISCOVER THE HIDDEN TASTES OF MT BARNEY

MUSGRAVE PARK, WEST END

KINGSTON, LOGAN

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, NEW FARM

Savour gourmet food and wines and soulful jazz under the stars at the Kingston Butter Factory.

An internationally acclaimed collection from the best photojournalists around the world. With over 100 local exhibitions produced every year, the tour of prize-winning photographs is the most popular travelling photo event in the world.

MT BARNEY, SCENIC RIM This event showcases unique local food and wine in a spectacular mountain setting.

BRISBANE RACING CARNIVAL EAGLE FARM RACECOURSE, ASCOT & DOOMBEN RACECOURSE, HAMILTON Place your bets and enjoy a day out during Brisbane’s premium horse racing season. The Winter Carnival includes the Stradbroke Handicap and Doomben 10 000, attracting quality sprinters from all over Australia. Off the track, check out the latest racing looks with ‘Fashions on the Field’ and be entertained with live music. This is Australia’s premier winter racing carnival.

ANYWHERE THEATRE FESTIVAL ANYWHERE Theatre anywhere but in traditional theatre venues.

URBAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL CABOOLTURE Four days of free concerts and family events in Caboolture.

Showcasing the best in Hellenic hospitality from dance and music, through to cultural events, fashion, food and more.

CAXTON STREET SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL CAXTON ST A popular local event created to appreciate Queensland seafood, beer and wine with free live entertainment and competitions.

REDCLIFFE KITEFEST REDCLIFFE Crowds of around 20 000 come to see amazing kites, specialty markets, food stalls and rides.

CREAMFIELDS BRISBANE RNA SHOWGROUNDS, BOWEN HILLS Annual music festival bringing some of the world’s best acts to Brisbane.

RATHDOWNEY CENTENARY & HERITAGE FESTIVAL RATHDOWNEY, SCENIC RIM A celebration of pioneering history featuring markets, wood-chopping, blacksmithing, wheel righting and a heritage parade.

WORLD PRESS PHOTO

OPERA IN THE CANEFIELDS WOONGOOLBA, LOGAN Head to one of Queensland’s most‑loved homesteads, Heck Historical Homestead for an afternoon of musical delight.

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QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, SOUTH BANK 26 MAY–8 JUNE 2012 Welcome to a world where animals dance and children fly, where princes battle dragons and hope battles despair. Directed by Julie Taymor.

CASTROL EDGE RUGBY SERIES – AUSTRALIA V WALES Witness the first of three tests, where Australia will come head to head with Wales.

OUT OF THE BOX 2012 QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, SOUTH BANK 12–17 JUNE 2012

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A program of free and ticketed performances, workshops, exhibitions and creative spaces especially designed for children eight years and under.

INDIGI DAY OUT REDLANDS INDIGISCAPES CENTRE, CAPALABA Celebrating environmental awareness and incorporating the Folk Redlands Festival of Music Redlands.

WINTERNATIONALS WILLOWBANK RACEWAY, IPSWICH Over four days, Willowbank Raceway hosts the largest drag racing event outside the USA.

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IPSWICH CUP

JULY

IPSWICH TURF CLUB, IPSWICH

FARM FANTASTIC

With the largest attendance of any racing event in Queensland, the Ipswich Cup is a must-do social and horse racing occasion.

CABOOLTURE

SCENIC RIM TOUR CYCLING EVENT This is an opportunity for cyclists to hone their racing skills for the National Titles.

Australia’s largest medieval event is a magical spectacle of colour, pageantry, music and chivalrous combat. Partake in a range of activities including jousting, mock battles, dancing and drama, wander through the Medieval Markets and encampments or indulge in the grand banquet.

Held in 450 cities across the globe on the very same day each year (21 June), free music is played in various locations across the city.

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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS BYRON BAY

Australia’s largest winter music festival attracting international artists with a vibrant and diverse program including interactive Discover a place where Indian gods, digital media projection, street art, British colonials and rustic clowns performances and installations. collide, collude and sometimes fall in love. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. FLINDERS DAY

QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, SOUTH BANK 1 JUNE–9 JUNE 2012

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION FESTIVAL BRISBANE

CULTURAL FORECOURT, SOUTH BANK QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY, SOUTH BANK This week long premier fashion 21 JULY–4 NOVEMBER 2012

ABBEY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL

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Held in Caboolture and covering all things country, it’s the largest trade A magnificent showcase of the development of painting in Spain expo of its kind in Australia. over three centuries.

SCENIC RIM

VARIOUS VENUES

PORTRAIT OF SPAIN: MASTERPIECES FROM THE PRADO

STRADBROKE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND 27–29 JULY High quality chamber music event featuring performances across 3 days. Inspirational music in a beautiful location.

AUGUST

event is a must do for any fashionista, showcasing local and national Spring/Summer collections.

MORETON ISLAND FISHING CLASSIC MORETON ISLAND Family-friendly event encourages an active lifestyle on Brisbane’s iconic waterways to enjoy fishing and boating.

EKKA RNA SHOWGROUNDS, BOWEN HILLS

BRISBANE BOAT SHOW

The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is one of the most beloved annual events in the Brisbane calendar, originally established as an agricultural show and growing into Queensland’s largest family event. It includes more than 9,000 animals, displays, rides, educational displays, demonstrations and food halls.

BRISBANE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE, SOUTH BANK

BRISBANE RUNNING FESTIVAL

FLIGHT CENTRE CYCLE EPIC GRANDCHESTER GRANDCHESTER, IPSWICH This exciting event offers four challenging distances and several categories to challenge and reward riders.

BRISBANE RIVERSTAGE, THE CITY Attend the show to search for, COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND, compare and choose your new boat, A two day event that encompasses SOUTHERN BAY ISLANDS personal watercraft or boat motor. 1 km and 2 km races for kids plus Flinders Day marks the celebration of events for adults including a Lt Matthew Flinders’ arrival in 1799. full marathon.

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VALLEY FIESTA

BRIDGE TO BRISBANE

OKTOBERFEST

BRISBANE FESTIVAL

FORTITUDE VALLEY

RNA SHOWGROUNDS, BOWEN HILLS

VARIOUS VENUES

VARIOUS VENUES

Join the annual celebration of Fortitude Valley’s live music scene, fashion, food and arts.

The Sunday Mail, Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane is the biggest annual fun-run and charity event.

Brisbane supports one of the largest events in the world with its own folk and beer festival.

BIGSOUND

PARKLIFE

MANLY HARBOUR VILLAGE HALLOWEEN STREET PARTY

One of Australia’s premier festivals and Brisbane’s annual cultural event, Brisbane Festival is a three week arts and cultural festival held in various locations across the city. The festival showcases an extensive calendar of performances including theatre, dance, comedy, photography, multimedia, art and music, culminating in a free fireworks display, Riverfire.

BRISBANE WRITERS FESTIVAL VARIOUS VENUES Everyone from beginners to published authors will be captivated, moved and inspired by the written word.

REDFEST REDLANDS Redland City’s premier music and cultural festival boasts musicians and artists from across the globe.

FORTITUDE VALLEY Australia’s most internationally music focused conference, with three days of panels, workshops and artist showcases.

CELEBRATE REDCLIFFE & SUPERBOAT GRAND PRIX REDCLIFFE Meet superboat drivers, enjoy delicious seafood, cooking demos, live music and children’s activities.

STRADDIE SALUTE MULTISPORTS FESTIVAL NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND Three events over two days: Straddie 1000 Ocean Swim, Colombia Adventure Run/Walk and Straddie Salute Offroad Triathlon.

RIVERSTAGE, THE CITY

A one-day live music festival at City MANLY Botanic Gardens and Riverstage. A large crowd of wizards, warlocks, witches and goblins join street OPEN STUDIOS OF THE SCENIC RIM performers for a wonderfully SCENIC RIM haunting experience for the family. Artists across the Scenic Rim open their work studios to the public. BLEDISLOE CUP  2 01 2 ON L Y

OCTOBER

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BRISBANE ROAR HOME GAMES

The Qantas Wallabies will take on the All Blacks in Brisbane when Suncorp Stadium hosts the final match of the 2012 Tri Nations series.

SUNCORP STADIUM, CAXTON ST Cheer on Brisbane’s Hyundai A-League team, the Brisbane Roar at their home, Suncorp Stadium.

ISLAND VIBE FESTIVAL NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND A gathering of soul, dub reggae, roots and island culture.

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Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

MOUSDASH MT COOT-THA ‘MOVEMBER’ FUN-RUN

SUMMER OF CRICKET

WOODFORDIA

WORKSHOPS RAIL MUSEUM, IPSWICH

This annual six day folk festival Catch the domestic and international attracts more than 2000 international, national and local A charity fun-run held to raise cricket matches over summer at performers. The festival features funds and awareness of men’s Brisbane’s home of cricket. concerts, dances, street theatre, health issues. ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF  O2N012 comedy sessions, acoustic jams, LY CONTEMPORARY ART BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL an entire children’s festival, an (APT7) FILM FESTIVAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, SOUTH BANK environmental programme, circus VARIOUS VENUES 5 DECEMBER 2012–7 APRIL 2013 performances, late night cabarets Showcases cinema from around the 20th anniversary of the flagship art and a spectacular fire event. world with local and international event, it is the only major series of Woodford also incorporates The films, retrospectives and film exhibitions in the world to focus Dreaming Festival, showcased in a making events. exclusively on the contemporary art special precinct within the festival of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. where Indigenous music, theatre, MOONLIGHT CINEMA talks and galleries will be featured. NEW FARM PARK CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY

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KING GEORGE SQUARE Watch classic and latest release movies under the summer twilight. & QUEEN ST MALL, THE CITY Series of free family events Runs from November to February including the lighting of the every year. Brisbane City Christmas Tree, the Lord Mayor’s Carols in the City and festive workshops.

Brings to life the popular Thomas and Friends book and television series with entertainment, interactive games and activities.

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS VARIOUS VENUES Check your local guides for specific event information including spectacular fireworks displays.

FOR A FULL LIST OF EVENTS HAPPENING IN BRISBANE GO TO VISITBRISBANE.COM.AU/WHATSON

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sports events — THE BIG GAMES — Summer cricket, The Gabba

BRISBANE BRONCOS

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SEASON October–March

The Brisbane Broncos play in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition and proudly wear maroon, white and gold. They are the most successful club over the past two decades, having won six premierships since their foundation in 1988.

Brisbane Roar Football Club is a professional football (soccer) club competing in the Hyundai A-League national competition. In the 2010–11 season, they were crowned the Premiers and Champions after they went undefeated in 28 games.

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The Brisbane Lions joined the Australian Football League (AFL) in 1996 and play in a maroon and blue based guernsey with a lion, coloured gold and maroon. The Lions are the most successful AFL club of the last decade having triple premiership success from 2001 to 2003.

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The Queensland Reds represent Queensland in rugby union in the Super Rugby (Super 15) competition. In the 2011 grand final Queensland Reds achieved their first Super Rugby Championship in the new expanded competition (initially had only 12 teams).

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THE GABBA (BRISBANE CRICKET GROUND), INTERNATIONAL VULTURE ST, WOOLLOONGABBA QUEENSLAND TENNIS CENTRE, TENNYSON SEASON December–March Every summer, Brisbane is set to host a big season of back-to-back cricket. The Gabba hosts all of the home games of the Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat and a selection of International Test matches throughout the summer.

SEASON January 2013

In 2012 the Brisbane International celebrated its recent status upgrade to a WTA Premier event and welcomed more of the world’s top female tennis stars including current US Open champion Samantha Stosur, Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters and power player Serena Williams. You can expect to see the same level of action in 2013.

NETBALL BRISBANE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE, GREY ST, SOUTH BANK SEASON April–July

The Queensland Firebirds compete in the trans-Tasman ANZ Championship. In the 2011 season they went undefeated and won the Championship, beating the Northern Mystics from Auckland, New Zealand.

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markets — OUTDOOR GOURMET — Jan Powers Farmers Markets at Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

BOUTIQUE MARKETS AT PORTSIDE WHARF HAMILTON

EAGLE FARM MARKETS

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Every Sunday WHEN Second Sunday of the month 7am – 12.30pm 8am – 1pm This market brings together produce, meat, dairy and artisan products in a A unique shopping experience featuring some of the best local talent family friendly festival atmosphere. in art, craft and design located in one JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKETS of Brisbane’s premier riverfront dining Unique boutique fresh, seasonal and shopping precincts. produce markets in various locations. WHEN

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BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, NEW FARM Every second and fourth Saturday of the month 6am – 12pm

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MITCHELTON First Sunday of the month 6am – 12pm

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Second Sunday of the month 12pm – 6pm This market showcases local art, design, handmade and vintage clothing and accessories.

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NORTHEY STREET ORGANIC MARKETS WINDSOR Every Sunday 6am – 10.30am The freshest and purest certified organic fruit, vegetables and other produce, with free workshops and art activities for the kids.

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RIVERSIDE MARKETS EAGLE ST PIER, THE CITY Every Sunday 7am – 3pm Explore a massive range of arts, crafts, clothing and food under the Queensland sun by the edge of the Brisbane River.

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Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Various times Featuring an exciting range of arts, craft, homewares, collectibles, exotic items and designer fashion.

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VALLEY MARKETS BRUNSWICK ST MALL Every Saturday and Sunday 8am – 4pm The Brisbane Valley Markets combines funky, home-grown talent with international cuisine and retro fashion.

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YOUNG DESIGNERS MARKET SOUTH BANK First Sunday of the month 10am – 4pm Discover fashion, accessories, jewellery, home wares, furniture and arts from some of the best design talent in Brisbane. WHEN

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URBAN VILLAGES

— a peek into the soul of our city — Discover Brisbane and explore the vibrant urban villages across Brisbane. Each suburb is a hub of activity with its own distinct vibe, unique personality and seemingly endless offering of things to see and do. Use this colour coded map to find your feet and see for yourself why this river city is much loved by residents and remembered fondly by visitors.

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CAXTON STREET & THE BARRACKS PAGE 40–41

MILTON & PARK ROAD PAGE 44–45

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BULIMBA & HAWTHORNE PAGE 52–53

NEW FARM & TENERIFFE PAGE 38–39

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brisbane city — A DISCOVERY IN EVERY DIRECTION — Brisbane River, The City

THE BUSTLING WARM HEART OF THE CITY You know you’ve arrived in Brisbane once you catch a glimpse of the iconic Story Bridge as a CityCat glides underneath, creating glistening ripples in the winding Brisbane River. Brisbane’s most recognisable natural landmark takes centre stage and is lined with Brisbane’s finest alfresco restaurants and sophisticated bars, offering unmasked views and complimenting Brisbane’s celebrated outdoor lifestyle. If you can tear yourself away from the cool riverside breezes, you’ll find yourself in the bustling Queen Street Mall, the shopping strip famous for its 700+ speciality stores, free entertainment, restaurants, cafés and bars. Take a break in the inner-city sanctuary of the City Botanic Gardens, home to lush stretches of green grass and exotic and native plants. Relax at Roma Street Parkland, the world’s largest subtropical garden in a city centre. Getting around The City is an effortless journey due to its compact nature. With major attractions, restaurants and hotels clustered around the river peninsula, The City is most easily explored on foot with the streets laid out in a grid-like system, leaving little chance for disorientation. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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Dining at Eagle Street Pier, The City

FOOD WITH A VIEW With sweeping views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, Eagle Street Pier is Brisbane’s premier dining and entertainment quarter. Famous for fine dining and a popular lunch spot for locals,

Join a city expert on a Colonial Brisbane Heritage Walk, visiting sights of historical importance. Book at the Visitor Information Centre.

this riverside region is home to world-class restaurants including Aria, Il Centro, Cha Cha Char, Saké and Jellyfish. Every Sunday visitors can relax with a coffee before exploring the Riverside Markets and at night

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SHOPPING CENTRES QUEENSPLAZA international flagships

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BRISBANE ARCADE local fashion For more information go to the directory, starting on page 94. Shopping in the Queen Street Mall, The City

SHOPPING IN THE CITY Delve deeper into The City and explore the many streets that offer countless shopping centres, arcades and boutiques. From Queen Street to Edward Street you will discover everything from international brands to local designers. For the best shopping in Queensland, head into the Queen Street Mall and take your pick of more than 700 stores. There’s QueensPlaza with international designers such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton, and the largest one location David Jones in Australia. Long-standing The Myer Centre with 80 stores and Queensland’s largest Myer. The heritage listed Brisbane Arcade, home to well-established local designers. And the newly redeveloped Wintergarden, featuring beautiful shopfronts and Queensland’s first Coach store. Just off the mall you will find Edward Street. Here you’ll discover an ever growing number of prestigious international brands such as Hermes and Hugo Boss, as well as local menswear boutiques The Cloakroom and Mitchell Ogilvie.

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QSM Live, Queen Street Mall, The City

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INSIDERS’ BRISBANE EAGLE STREET riverside bars and dining

ADELAIDE STREET for on trend fashion Anzac Square, The City

GREEN SPACE The City is far from a concrete jungle, surprising residents and visitors alike with many pockets of green space hidden between the skyscrapers. Stroll through The City at lunchtime and you will find office workers taking time out to enjoy nature and the sunshine in parks, squares and gardens. Popular picnic spots are Anzac Square,

ALBERT STREET for alfresco dining

ELIZABETH STREET for Asian cuisine

EDWARD STREET for international designers For more information go to the directory, starting on page 56.

Post Office Square and Queens Park where you will be surrounded by lush greenery, historical sculptures and the perfect park bench for people watching.

STREET ART From statues of historical figures to abstract work by contemporary artists, there’s a range of public art in the CBD. One of the more well-known pieces of sculpture in Brisbane is a pair of hands named Chat, designed by Sebastian Di Mauro adorning the footpath at 175 Eagle Street. See kangaroos in the middle of Brisbane with Christopher Trotter’s 1999 sculpture City Roos, located on George Street and made from scrap metal and machinery parts. Created by John Underwood, The Drovers is left over from World Expo 88 and captures five figures in a typical Australian outback scene. They are located outside the Primary Industries Building at 80 Ann Street. visitbrisbane.com.au


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south bank — CULTURE & LIFESTYLE — The Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank

BRISBANE’S ENERGETIC LIFESTYLE HUB & CULTURAL QUARTER The southern banks of the river play host to Brisbane’s thriving cultural heart, which now has a solid reputation for securing large-scale musicals and international art exhibitions. It includes Australia’s largest Gallery of Modern Art, the Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Museum, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and State Library of Queensland, an impressive combination that connects us to our history and culture. South Bank also has a more playful side and is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike who come to the parklands to bask in the glorious Queensland sunshine, swim in the man-made beach or relax at the cafés, parks and boardwalks. Spanning the length of the river are Little Stanley and Grey Streets, offering a myriad of restaurants, hotels and bars, fashion boutiques selling top designs from international and local talent and the 60-metre-high The Wheel of Brisbane, offering panoramic views of the Brisbane River, city and mountains. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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GALLERY OF MODERN ART / QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY for exclusive exhibitions

QUEENSLAND MUSEUM & SCIENCENTRE a family favourite

QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE performing arts

LITTLE STANLEY STREET musicals, concerts and comedy For more information go to the directory, starting on page 60.

South Bank Lifestyle Markets

— markets — Every weekend the boulevards that snake through South Bank come to life with hundreds of colourful stalls. Whether you soak up the atmosphere of the Moonlight Markets on Friday nights or make a day of it on Saturday or Sunday, the South Bank Lifestyle Markets are an ideal way to pick up something out of the ordinary.

South Bank Parklands hosts more than 150 events each year ranging from health and fitness activities to arts and culture spectaculars. W

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west end — LEFT OF CENTRE — Box Vintage, West End

BRISBANE’S BOHEMIAN HEART & MULTICULTURAL SOUL The inner city suburb of West End is a lively mixture of cultures and the bohemian heart of Brisbane. The quirky local style can be described as a fusion of multicultural, alternative and vintage and the shops, restaurants and atmosphere reflect this suburb’s eclectic personality. Stroll through the weekend markets where aspiring designers peddle their wares amongst organic grocers, cosy bars and coffee houses. The bars and restaurants offer an experience with a twist – cocktails served in a Chinese opium den, or cigar bar, breakfast served in an old gun shop, Turkish delights eaten overlooking the river, a cupcake parlour and the famous The Hi-Fi, playing the hottest live music. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW THE HI-FI for loud and live music

THE GUNSHOP CAFÉ for breakfast with a buzz

BOX VINTAGE for vintage finds

MONDO ORGANICS

Live Music at West End

for organic, gourmet food

Experience art with a difference — live & loud — at Jam Jar, a funky café that also showcases talented Brisbane’s music scene is well and truly pumping. local artists and hosts short In particular, West End’s bars and clubs have theatrical performances. been humming away since the early days of the Saints, the Go-Betweens and the Bee Gees. Head 138 Boundary St, West End to The Hi-Fi or Uber to check out international T 07 3844 3395 artists, local favourites and an eclectic mix of W jamjarwestend.com specialty performances.

ARCHIVE BEER BOUTIQUE & BISTRO for cheers and beers

BENT BOOKS for off-beat books For more information go to the directory, starting on page 56.

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fortitude valley — LIVE. LOUD. PROUD.  —

Valley Markets, Fortitude Valley

A HOTSPOT OF LIVE MUSIC & SOPHISTICATED BARS Fortitude Valley is a contradiction in itself, raw yet sophisticated, where elegance and style meets grungy and offbeat. A place where heritage listed properties proudly stand amongst new and contemporary structures. The Valley, as it’s affectionately known by locals, was Australia’s first dedicated entertainment district and continues to be a hive of activity, alive with the sounds of people and music. Live music thrives in venues such as The Zoo and Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and international DJs are drawn to the super clubs and chic bars. The impressive Chinatown Mall is a hub of exotic Chinese supermarkets, traditional restaurants serving authentic Yum Cha and trendy markets. Explore the quirky laneways where shopping enthusiasts can pick up unique fashion pieces at the retro boutiques and designer dress shops. Fortitude Valley is also made up of a number of smaller lifestyle strips, offering a mix of restaurants and shopping in atmospheric settings. The Emporium complex channels a European village feel, James Street showcases Australian fashion labels and Brunswick Street is home to a multicultural assortment of dining options. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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CHINATOWN MALL

Video gaming enthusiasts should check out Mana Bar in the Judith Wright Centre where they’ll have their hands full with a drink in one hand and a Playstation controller in the other.

It’s hard to resist being drawn into the colourful Chinatown Mall. If the lure of the traditional

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Move away from mainstream movies and check out what the arthouse genre and international film festivals have to offer at Palace Centro James Street or the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.

guard-lions and smell of fresh ingredients

threshold, the intimidating 320 kilogram stone hitting the wok certainly will. The Mall is a visual masterpiece with water features, giant

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red and silver carp sculptures and bamboo gardens scattered throughout. Feast at one of the many Chinese restaurants, pick up essential ingredients at the Asian supermarkets or get advice from an Oriental medicine man.

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new farm & teneriffe — FOOD. PARKS. CULTURE.  —

New Farm Park, New Farm

GOURMET EXPERIENCES & UNIQUE OPEN SPACES Originally a farming area and later an industrial hub with boat moorings and commercial wool stores, Teneriffe has undergone an urban resurgence and where apartments have sprung up, restaurants, cafés and boutiques have followed. Ancient trees give shade for outdoor eating and the riverside boardwalk provides views of exclusive homes and loft-style units. New Farm encourages an outdoor lifestyle, with tree lined streets and unique spaces such as Brisbane Powerhouse and the heart of the suburb, New Farm Park. The 37 hectare park attracts visitors to its perfect riverside picnic spots, frisbee throwing greens, cycling loops and tree house style adventure playground that sprawls through the branches of the giant fig trees. The wine bars, cafés, restaurants and delis, riverside bowls club, galleries and theatres all combine to make New Farm and Teneriffe popular destinations to both live and visit. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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Built in the early 20th century The Brisbane Powerhouse once supplied electricity to the city’s electric tramway system, but has since been transformed into a and designed to store and landmark for all things creative including theatre, music, comedy, film, show wool, the woolstores visual arts, festivals and ideas. Many of the original materials from the have now been converted into stylish apartments. Many boiler house, switch house and turbine room were incorporated into the design and now take centre stage as key features throughout the of these unique woolstore apartments have maintained current structure. Today, the Brisbane Powerhouse houses the 536-seat Powerhouse Theatre, 200-seat Visy Theatre and Turbine Hall and also there original interiors features an outdoor plaza, green spaces, rooftop terrace, bar, restaurant and also display historical equipment in the corridors. and plays host to weekend farmers’ markets. visitbrisbane.com.au


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caxton street & the barracks — REVELLERS MEET HISTORY —

Libertine Restaurant, The Barracks

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE & ALFRESCO DINING If you want to be immersed in good food, great shopping and live sport, Caxton Street and The Barracks has you covered. Caxton Street exudes an energetic vibe under the imposing shadow of Suncorp Stadium, coming alive most weekends due to the scores of footy fans who converge on the strip after NRL, Rugby Union or Soccer games. The many alfresco restaurants cater to different tastes – Indian, Thai, Modern Australian and the iconic Gambaro’s, famous for its fresh seafood. The Barracks has become a landmark retail and commercial hub, successfully integrating heritage-listed buildings and contemporary architecture. Originally the site of the local city jail before ironically becoming a police station and later army barracks, The Barracks is steeped in history. Offering a unique range of dining and shopping options, The Barracks provides a charming alternative to the larger lifestyle villages around Brisbane. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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place to treat your taste buds or pick up something one of a kind. For premium handcrafted chocolates, head to Bittersweet – the chocolate boutique or visit Wheel & Barrow for beautiful homewares. Coaldrake’s is a bookstore with a difference, doubling as a café where you can enjoy the latest read over a cup of coffee, and Palace Cinemas present the best of mainstream and art-house movies.

The Brisbane Arts Theatre has been producing dynamic and Vietnamese cuisine at Libertine Restaurant entertaining live theatre for and Bar, Spanish tapas at Peasant, patisserie over 60 years and is a favourite delicacies at French Twist or Cabiria – an oyster venue for children’s plays. Experience the sensory delights of French

and wine bar. There’s food for any occasion, whether it be a quick lunch or relaxed and opulent dinner.

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seafood restaurant and offers the service to match. Amid the melody of mud crabs, prawns flambéed in brandy, and the familiar taste of barbecuing Moreton Bay Bugs is the legendary seafood platter, the first of its kind in Brisbane making it a much loved dish for over 50 years.

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paddington & rosalie — HILLS, COTTAGES & BOUTIQUES —

Given Terrace, Paddington

COTTAGES WITH CHARACTER & DESIGNER BOUTIQUES The rolling and leafy hills of Paddington and Rosalie are speckled with quaint cottages turned enticing shop-fronts, restaurants that spill out onto the pavement and a mixture of traditional tin and timber houses and renovated Queenslanders. Visitors will love browsing for quirky keepsakes, vintage and designer fashion, antique and second-hand treasures, retro goodies, home wares and artwork. The bars are a combination of boutique cocktail lounges and casual pubs and the restaurants are well known to the breakfast crowd, who can be found either enjoying a quick catch-up before work or a lazy weekend coffee. Rosalie revolves around Rosalie Village, a pocket of streets tucked just behind Paddington featuring a great range of international cuisines, Rosalie Gourmet Market selling the best local product and Blue Room Cinebar, a luxury cinema. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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COTTAGE-TURN-STORE RETRO METRO retro wares

MONTRACHET BAR COMPTOIR RESTAURANT authentic french

THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING fabulous accessories

LA LA LATROBE one of a kind fashion

THE GUITAR SHOP Retro Metro

guitars of all kinds

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THE LARK FOOD & DRINK cocktails

If high fashion is not your style, stroll down Latrobe Terrace and Given Terrace for a range of vintage collectables and

For more information go to the directory, starting on page 56.

absolutely fabulous garments you didn’t even know you needed. Vintage is big business and beyond the secondhand stalls comes a fresh crop of used goods stores’, proving retro is right in and brand-new is old hat. Stores like Retro Metro and Adornments are crammed wall-to-wall with vintage gold and leave you feeling like you’ve been transported back to yesteryear. Browse through racks of 1950s prom dresses, retro suits, shoes, stockings, jewellery, decorations, home furnishings and collectables.

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— the classic — The classic ‘Queenslanders’ were the traditional pre-war homes and were built of timber one level above ground to allow cool air to flow through in the warm summer months. Their sweeping external veranda’s offer amazing views of the city and surrounds.

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milton & park road — ICONS & ESPRESSOS —

Regatta Hotel, Toowong

A COSMOPOLITAN STRIP & ICONIC LANDMARKS Park Road is the original café strip, one of the first suburbs to undergo an urban revitalisation and credited with igniting Brisbane’s love affair with exciting, individual villages. Milton is all about the restaurants and is a little corner of Europe within Brisbane with the iconic La Dolce Vita taking centre stage since 1989. It has the charm and the sophistication but with the everyday casual flamboyant attitude to it. A favourite with the in-crowd, this lively street is characterised by the expensive sports cars that jostle for prime parking positions outside gift shops, fashion houses and restaurants that surround a replica of the Eiffel Tower – now a symbol of Park Road’s cosmopolitan nature. Milton is also home to the XXXX Ale House & Brewery where on any given day, the fragrant smell of hops will envelop you. Head towards the river and take a casual stroll along the picturesque riverside walkway to the famous heritage-listed Regatta Hotel – one of Brisbane’s oldest pubs. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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INDULGENCES LA DOLCE VITA Italian

ONYX BAR & RESTAURANT modern Australian

QUEENSLAND’S ICONIC BEER The XXXX Ale House & Brewery was established way back in 1878. Flash forward about 130 years or so, and a visit to the brewery is your ticket to a rich taste of the science, art and heritage behind these truly great beers. After weekend brewery tours, boost your beer experience with a friendly BBQ on the balcony.

JOSEPH ALEXANDERS RESTAURANT seafood

— best view —

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For the best view of Brisbane visit the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Cosmic Planetarium, Herbarium and the many picnic, walking and bike tracks before heading up to the summit for incredible 360 degree views of Brisbane.

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ANDAVANTH hint of Tuscany For more information go to the directory on page 78.

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kelvin grove — CREATIVITY UNLEASHED—

Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove

CREATIVITY IN A MODERN & CONTEMPORARY URBAN ENVIRONMENT Kelvin Grove is no ordinary university village. ‘Communiversity’ as it is known, is home to the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Creative Industries department and integrates live performance spaces, business, enterprise and research capabilities with the student culture and the energy and vibe they bring to the area. This campus is credited for launching the careers of many famous faces in fashion, dance, music, visual arts, journalism, film and television and animation, nurturing and inspiring each creative mind that comes through the door. This modern and contemporary urban environment was custom made for Brisbane’s creative community with a string of cafés, restaurants and bars, colourful weekend Farmer’s Markets and the purpose built theatre-in-the-round, La Boite. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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LA BOITE THEATRE

Victoria Park Golf Course

INNER CITY GOLF COURSE Victoria Park Golf Complex and Function Venue is an inner city sanctuary combining state-of-the-art golf and function facilities in the one stunning setting. The complex has an 18 hole golf course, two level driving range, Caddy Shack café/bar and alfresco beer garden and golf learning centre. For mini golf lovers, there is an 18 hole putt putt course that weaves around a rocky terrain full of sand and water traps

La Boite Theatre, Australia’s only purpose-built-theatrein-the-round has inspired inquisitive minds and emotions through contemporary performance for more than 85 years. 6–8 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove T 07 3007 8600 W laboite.com.au

and swinging poles, available to play morning, noon and night.

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This unique feature is Australia’s largest public art canvas, fronting bustling Kelvin Grove Road and featuring works of art all year round. The billboard measures 45x9m, and is used exclusively to exhibit work specifically designed for the space. The billboard is seen by an estimated 50 000 commuters each day and is illuminated by night. Works are printed in-house and the completed image takes a team of abseilers up to three days to hang.

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kangaroo point — ADVENTURES & VISTAS —

Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point

RIVER VIEWS & OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Few other suburbs can match Kangaroo Point for its views and natural beauty. Standing atop the ancient cliffs, the unmasked views of the river, city and mountains show Brisbane at its best whether it’s as the sun is rising or as the city skyline lights up in the evening. Enthusiasts can climb the iconic Story Bridge, built in 1940 and towering 80 metres above the river. However you decide to arrive at the foot of the cliffs – on foot, by CityCat or for the more adventurous, via abseiling rope – you will be greeted by parklands, bikeways, playgrounds and riverside picnic and BBQ spots. Stop in for a drink at the heritage listed Story Bridge Hotel, get your feet tapping at the Brisbane Jazz Club or jump in a kayak for a paddle down the river at Riverlife Adventure Centre. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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BRISBANE JAZZ CLUB

James Warner Park

OUR FIRST SUBURB Kangaroo Point is historically significant as it is Brisbane’s earliest suburban residential area, deriving its name from the many kangaroos that used to live there in the early 19th century. Explore this heritage-rich suburb by taking a walking tour beyond the city and its high-rise buildings and back to the days of kangaroos, shipyards and

The Brisbane Jazz Club is located on the banks of the river in an original open-sided boathouse and attracts jazz artists from Australia and around the world. 1 Annie St, Kangaroo Point T 07 3391 2006 W brisbanejazzclub.com.au

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Adventure Centre hosts a Paddle and Prawns extravaganza on the river banks. Watch the city lights shimmer on the water as you glide past the riverside landmarks of South Bank, City Botanic Gardens, Eagle Street Pier and the Story Bridge. On your return to dry land, indulge in platters of fresh ocean king prawns and a drink to toast the weekend.

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woolloongabba & east brisbane — THE RENAISSANCE PRECINCT —

Pearl Café, Woolloongabba

ANTIQUE ITEMS & INTERNATIONAL EATERIES Some say Woolloongabba means ‘meeting place’ in local Aboriginal dialect and certainly for ‘The Gabba’ (as it affectionately known to locals) and East Brisbane, it’s a fitting phrase. On game day, the footpaths that wind from the CBD towards the commanding structure that is The Gabba Cricket Ground overflow with fans dressed head to toe in the colours of their favourite cricket or AFL team. Boasting Brisbane’s most well-known road and street names outside of the CBD, including Vulture, Stanley, Lytton, Logan and Main, Woolloongabba and East Brisbane are home to old façades, creative industries, quirky boutiques, trendy restaurants and antique stores that carry the fragrance of old timber, books and bric-a-brac. The ongoing revitalisation of the Gabba Village and surrounds has created a cosmopolitan vibe with boulevards and streetscapes shaping the perfect environment for European footpath dining among the outdoor lounge spaces and quirky street furniture. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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LOGAN ROAD HAUNTS PEARL CAFÉ a local favourite

CANVAS CLUB award-winning cocktails

ENOTECA 1889 for luxurious Italian

THE CROSSTOWN EATING HOUSE for share plates with friends For more information go to the directory, starting on page 78. Antique and Fine Art Auctions

THE ANTIQUE QUARTER Embark on an antique experience like no other. At the Woolloongabba Antiques Centre you’ll find Brisbane’s best antique dealers in traditional Australian antiques, vintage clothing, retro homewares, art and glassware. It’s the place to go for Art Deco, L’Art Nouveau, fine French antique furniture, Hollywood glamour fashion, rockabilly fashion of the 50s and 60s, kitchen-alia, rural antiques and quirky collectables. Featuring live jazz on Saturdays and a 50s style café, you’ll love playing dress-ups in Brisbane’s largest antique centre.

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cricket match between Parliament and the press and is an icon of the Australian sporting landscape. Playing host to bicycle races, rugby fixtures, dog races and track and field events, it is now home to the mighty Brisbane Lions AFL team and the Queensland Bulls state cricket team. The 42 000 seat stadium boasts unrestricted views of the oval playing surface from all areas making it ideal to host international sporting and entertainment events.

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bulimba & hawthorne — AT YOUR LEISURE —

Oxford Street, Bulimba

A RIVERSIDE VILLAGE THAT IS CHARMING & QUAINT With features reminiscent of an old fishing town, the quaint riverside suburbs of Bulimba and Hawthorne combine village charm with contemporary elegance. Oxford Street pulses during the day with designer clad mums and bubs spending time between shopping in the eclectic boutiques and enjoying cappuccinos in the chic cafés. The elaborate timber grandstand in Bulimba Memorial Park is as endearing as the oldstyle heritage ferry terminal that stands by the river to welcome visitors and the historic sandstone Bulimba House, built in 1850, proudly watches over the hilly streets. Bulimba and Hawthorne are also home to classic old cinemas, art galleries, book stores, alfresco eateries and beautifully renovated Queenslanders, making this former sugar cane and pineapple growing district a great place to visit and explore. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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A DAY OUT ON OXFORD STREET THE JETTY OXFORD for breakfast by the river

RIVERBEND BOOKS book store and teahouse in one

ISSADA Brisbane born beauty products

BALMORAL CINEPLEX a movie and popcorn

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GREEN SPACES

For more information go to the directory, starting on page 56.

If you’re looking for the perfect picnic spots, playgrounds with a difference or leafy open spaces to relax in, Bulimba and Hawthorne have you covered. Bulimba Memorial Park is lined with fig trees, planted in 1919 when the park was created as a memorial to those who served in World War 1. Today the park has a very large playground enjoyed by many children and parents. On the banks of the Brisbane River, the Colmslie Beach Reserve is a great children’s playground with the Octopus Garden, BBQs, sheltered picnic area and sandy beach.

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— silver screen — If only the walls of the Balmoral and Hawthorne cinemas could talk. These two Brisbane icons have been making movie lovers laugh, cry, fall in love and shriek in fright since the early 1900s. They are still drawing crowds today due to their historic architecture and classic interiors, complete with red carpet.

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ascot & hamilton — SOPHISTICATION & FUN —

Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot

PRESTIGIOUS & PICTURESQUE OVERLOOKING THE RIVER Flowering poinciana trees line the streets of Ascot and Hamilton, providing a canopy of red against a backdrop of gracious old homes with their sweeping verandas and white picket fences. Racecourse Road is the central spine of the area, home to fine dining, sophisticated cafés and boutiques and on race days is a promenade for fashionistas and traditional race-goers as they stroll towards Eagle Farm Racecourse. Towards the river, Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal sits amongst trendy riverside apartments and is a welcome port for world-class restaurants, gourmet delights, designer fashion, weekend markets and an art-house cinema. Ascot and Hamilton are two riverside suburbs with some of the most amazing views over the river and city. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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retailers and award-winning restaurants. Enjoy the spectacle of watching the majestic international cruise ships pull into the port, relax at sunset with cocktails and tapas at Byblos Bar and Restaurant, treat your taste buds to a fusion of flavours at Sono Japanese Restaurant or catch the latest blockbuster at Dendy Cinemas.

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Famous for premium steaks and ‘Beer off the Wood’, this Brisbane icon is a ‘must do’ destination. Enjoy the flavour of history. 2 Kingsford Smith Dr, Albion T 07 3262 5988 W breakfastcreekhotel.com

Get ready for fashion and fillies at the Brisbane Racing Club’s Doomben and Eagle Farm Racecourses. Suit up and toast your wins at the weekend carnivals, celebrate in a private marquee or join the crowd trackside as you cheer on your favourites. Experience a more relaxed scene at the Eagle Farm Markets held at the racecourse every Sunday. With 100 stalls, the markets boast seasonal fresh fruit and vegetable produce as well as a selection of fashion, accessories, flowers and plants. Market goers can also enjoy live entertainment and activities for the kids.

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sights & activities — GET OUT & ACTIVE —

Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point

If you’re discovering the best of Brisbane, chances are you’re outside in the sunshine. It’s easy to get around and explore the city’s gems on foot with three dedicated pedestrian bridges connecting the city to South Bank and over 1200kms of cycleways and walkways. The Brisbane River provides the perfect backdrop to explore with regular CityCat or ferry services zig-zagging up and down the river connecting you with most urban villages. Travel on the river and grab a kayak or go on a guided tour, or stay on land and enjoy climbing the riverfront Kangaroo Point Cliffs or the famous Story Bridge. Away from the river, the City Sights tour bus loops through the city streets stopping at all the main attractions. For a day or even a longer visit, just an hour from Brisbane you can discover the delightful, aquatic playground of Moreton Bay and Islands in the east or the world-heritage listed Scenic Rim. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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FAMILY FUN SCIENCENTRE, QUEENSLAND MUSEUM hands-on learning

TANGALOOMA ISLAND RESORT hand feed dolphins and much more

LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY koala cuddling

BRISBANE PLANETARIUM under the night sky River City Cruises

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RIVERLIFE ADVENTURE CENTRE kayak adventure

STREETS BEACH, SOUTH BANK PARKLANDS

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Brisbane adventure. Listen to commentary about Brisbane and take in the stunning river bank scenery. Learn about the iconic buildings that line the river (and often some interesting tidbits about the people who inhabit them!). Try River City Cruises for a cruise to the historic and

art programs for kids

VICTORIA GOLF COURSE putt putt golf

beautiful Newstead House, Mirimar Cruises for a trip to the famous Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or Kookaburra River Queens for a lunch or dinner cruise aboard an authentic paddle wheeler.

LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY Get up close and personal with Australian native wildlife at the famous Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which is home to more than 130 koalas and is the world’s first and largest Koala sanctuary. It’s a great day out for families. You can cuddle the koalas or feed kangaroos; visit the resident platypus, Tasmanian devils and wombats and watch the Birds of Prey show. This remains a must-do Brisbane experience. visitbrisbane.com.au


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Hop on, hop off sightseeing tour of Brisbane. Various locations, Brisbane T 07 3403 8888 W citysights.com.au

RIVERSIDE MARKETS

DOUBLE SHOT MOTORCYCLE TOURS Cruise around the river city on a Harley Davidson. Various locations T 0408 442 058 W doubleshottours.com

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Download the online tour on your smart phone to explore river areas. Various locations, Brisbane W brisbanecity.mobi/CityCatTour

Visit some of Australia’s most historic haunted sites. Various locations, Brisbane T 07 3344 7265 W ghost-tours.com.au

Free short walking tours of Brisbane with friendly locals. Various locations across Brisbane W brisbanegreeters.com.au See the city landmarks come alive with a glittering array of lights. City pickups, Brisbane T 07 3822 6028 W brisbanelightstours.com

RIVERFRONT REVIVAL CITYCAT TOUR

Features seven cinemas with wall-to-wall megascreens on the top floor. Level 3, The Myer Centre, Elizabeth St, Brisbane T 07 3027 9999 W eventcinemas.com.au

GHOST TOURS

BRISBANE GREETERS

BRISBANE LIGHTS TOURS

EVENT CINEMA

Riverside Markets are held every Sunday from 7am to 3pm. There are crafts from around the world and free entertainment. Come and enjoy! Waterfront Place, Riverside Markets at The Pier 1 Eagle St, Brisbane City T 07 3870 2807

JAN POWER’S FARMERS MARKETS

RIVERSIDE MARKETS AT THE PIER Every Sunday along the banks of the river at Eagle St Pier. The Pier at Waterfront Pl, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane T 07 3870 2807 W riversideatthepier.com.au

STRIKE BOWLING BAR

A deluxe bowling alley and bar with Fresh food markets held at many locations cocktails, gourmet food and resident DJs. across Brisbane. Wintergarden, Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 1300 787 453 Various locations, Brisbane W janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au W strikebowlingbar.com.au

KOOKABURRA RIVER QUEENS Brisbane’s iconic paddlewheeler cruise of the Brisbane River. Eagle St Pier, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane T 07 3221 1300 W kookaburrariverqueens.com

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Explore Queensland’s natural environment, connect with unique cultures, uncover secrets and stories of the past and be amazed at what tomorrow holds. You never know what you’ll find at Queensland Museum South Bank. Celebrating 150 years in 2012 with ever-changing, always amazing exhibitions and events. www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au | Ph 3840 7555 Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank

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Nepalese Pagoda, South Bank

SOUTH BANK

MIRIMAR CRUISES

SOUTH BANK CINEPLEX

THE WHEEL OF BRISBANE

GREEN CABS

Enjoy the koala and river cruise on board the new Mirimar II. Departs Cultural Centre Pontoon, South Bank T 1300 278 473 W mirimar.com

For all the latest movie releases. 167 Grey St, South Bank T 07 3846 5188 W cineplex.com

Offering 360 degree views of the city from South Bank. South Bank Forecourt, South Bank T 07 3844 3464 W worldtouristattractions.co.uk

Clean, green, carbon free inner city transport. South Bank Forecourt, South Bank T 0447 336 222 W greencabs.net.au

RIVER CITY CRUISES The best way to see Brisbane is from the decks of this daily sightseeing cruise. South Bank Forecourt Jetty, South Bank T 0428 278 473 W rivercitycruises.com.au

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SOUTH BANK LIFESTYLE MARKETS Stalls every Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday. Stanley St Plaza, South Bank T 07 3867 2051 W visitsouthbank.com.au

YOUNG FASHION DESIGNER MARKETS Held on the first Sunday of each month. Little Stanley St, South Bank T 07 3844 2440 W southbankmarket.com.au

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SIGHTS & ACTIVITIES WEST END

VALLEY MARKETS

DAVIES PARK MARKETS

Original, locally-designed and made The Castlemaine Perkins Brewery was creations. Every Saturday and Sunday. established way back in 1878. Brunswick St & Chinatown Malls, Cnr Black & Paten Sts, Milton Fortitude Valley T 07 3854 0860 T 07 3361 7597 W valleychamber.com.au/valley_markets W xxxxbrewerytour.com.au

Brisbane’s must-do unique adventure for all the family. 170 Main St, Kangaroo Point T 1300 254 627 W sbac.net.au

CAXTON STREET & THE BARRACKS

KELVIN GROVE

BOUTIQUE MARKETS AT PORTSIDE WHARF

PALACE BARRACKS CINEMAS

Only 2 km from the CBD, combining great golf and function facilities. Herston Rd, Herston T 07 3252 9891 W victoriaparkgolfcomplex.com

Fresh fruit and vegies and local produce stores. Every Saturday. Cnr of Jane & Montague Sts, West End W daviesparkmarket.com.au

URBAN CLIMB Brisbane’s best indoor rock climbing facility. Shop 2, 220 Montague Rd, West End T 07 3844 2544 W urbanclimb.com.au

FORTITUDE VALLEY

PALACE CENTRO CINEMAS Arthouse and mainstream movies in vibrant James Street. 39 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 4488 W palacecinemas.com.au

KERBSIDE LANE MARKETS Every second Sunday of the month from 12pm to 6pm. This market showcases local art, design, handmade and vintage clothing and accessories. Cnr Constance & Ann Sts, Fortitude Valley

The best in mainstream, independent and international films. 61 Petrie Tce, Petrie Terrace T 07 3236 9056 W palacecinemas.com.au

MILTON & PARK ROAD

SIR THOMAS BRISBANE PLANETARIUM Turn your attention to the stars at the planetarium. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong T 07 3403 2578 W brisbane.qld.gov.au/planetarium

XXXX ALE HOUSE, BREWERY TOURS & VISITOR CENTRE

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ASCOT & HAMILTON

VICTORIA PARK GOLF COMPLEX

Talented locals feature art, craft and design with river side dining. Second Sunday of the month. Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules St, Hamilton T 0433 807 058 W boutiquemarkets.com.au

BRISBANE RACING CLUB

K ANGAROO POINT

RIVERLIFE ADVENTURE CENTRE Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing, abseiling, bike, skate hire and adventure. Naval Stores, (base of Kangaroo Point Cliffs via Lower River Tce on the riverfront bikeway), Kangaroo Point T 07 3891 5766 W riverlife.com.au

The home of thoroughbred racing in Queensland. Eagle Farm Racecourse & Doomben Racecourse T 07 3268 2171 W brc.com.au

DENDY PORTSIDE CINEMAS Five state-of-the-art cinemas and a fully licensed bar. Portside Wharf, Lvl 1, Remora Rd, Hamilton T 07 3137 6000 W dendy.com.au

Corner Gold Coast Highway & Tomewin Street, Currumbin Gold Coast . Queensland . Australia Exit 95 off M1 Motorway Open 8:00am - 5:00pm daily. Closed 25th December and until 1:30pm ANZAC Day. moreaustralian@cws.org.au

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View of Brisbane City

NEARBY

AUSTRALIAN DAY TOURS Half and full day tours of Brisbane and Greater Brisbane region. City pickups, Brisbane T 07 5512 6444 W daytours.com.au

SEA WORLD WHALE WATCH

HOT AIR BALLOONING BRISBANE Go early morning hot air ballooning with a champagne breakfast. City pickups, Brisbane T 1300 766 887 W hotair.com.au/brisbane

BRISBANE MARKETPLACE

Genuine wildlife experience of Australian and exotic animals. Alma Rd, Dakabin T 07 3204 6566 W almaparkzoo.com.au

BUSHWACKER ECOTOURS Tour Springbrook and Mt Tamborine National Park. Brisbane Transit Centre, Roma St, Brisbane T 1300 559 355 W bushwacker-ecotours.com.au

Experience a unique and exciting evening dinner show filled with outback music, drama and action. Entertainment Rd, Oxenford T 07 5573 3999 W outbackspectacular.myfun.com.au

Save over 30% on your choice of five Brisbane attractions. Various locations, Brisbane T 07 3006 6291 W brisbanefiveinone.com

Crikey! It’s the home of the crocodile hunter and Australian wildlife. 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah T 07 5436 2000 W australiazoo.com.au

BRISBANE’S ALMA PARK ZOO

OUTBACK SPECTACULAR

Home to 13 worlds, there’s something for everyone at Dreamworld! Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera T 07 5588 1111 W dreamworld.com.au

GREAT SUNSHINE WAY ATTRACTION PASS

AUSTRALIA ZOO

Brisbane’s premier market for fresh food and lifestyle goods. Sherwood Rd, Rocklea T 07 3915 4200 W brisbanemarkets.com.au

DREAMWORLD & WHITEWATER WORLD

PERSONALLY YOURS TOURS Specialising in tailor-made tours of Brisbane and surrounds. City pickups, Brisbane T 07 3263 6493 W personallyyourstours.com.au

RIPCORD SKYDIVERS Tandem or solo jumps for first time beginners or experts.

Offers exciting close encounters City pickups, Brisbane with whales on the Gold Coast T 07 3399 3552 W ripcord-skydivers.com.au from June to November and LADY ELLIOT ISLAND ECO RESORT – DAY TRIP VILLAGE ROAD SHOW MOVIEWORLD calm water lunch cruises Come face to face with turtles, colourful Hollywood on the Gold Coast. January to May. coral and reef fish. Sea World Cruise Terminal, Sea World carpark, Gold Coast T 07 5591 6061 W whalewatchaustralia.com.au

CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Hundreds of native animals on display in natural settings. 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin T 1300 886 511 W currumbin-sanctuary.org.au

City pickups, Brisbane, Lady Elliot Island T 1800 072 200 W ladyelliot.com.au

Pacific Motorway, Oxenford T 07 5573 3999 W movieworld.com.au

LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY

WALKABOUT CREEK WILDLIFE CENTRE

Cuddle koalas and hand feed kangaroos. Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket T 07 3378 1366 W koala.net

See Australian wildlife up close. 60 Mt Nebo Rd, The Gap T 07 3300 2558 W walkaboutcreek.com.au

MT COOT-THA LOOKOUT

WET & WILD

Breathtaking views of Brisbane and out to Moreton Bay. Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mount Coot-tha T 07 3369 9922 W brisbanelookout.com

It’s wet and it’s wild. Pacific Motorway, Oxenford T 07 5556 1660 W wetnwild.myfun.com.au

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accommodation — MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME —

Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane City

With a selection of boutique and contemporary hotels, luxuriously appointed rooms, budget backpackers and self-contained apartments, you will definitely find a place to stay in Brisbane. The best part is that most accommodation is located an easy walk from the city’s main attractions and most of the luxury five and four star hotels offer magnificent river views. Brisbane also has a number of great inner city urban villages, each with its own vibe and personality. This has led to the proliferation of unique boutique hotels in these areas, especially in Fortitude Valley and New Farm. Slightly further afield, there are delightful B&Bs and farm stays in the spectacular Scenic Rim (90 minutes west of Brisbane) and gorgeous waterfront resorts and hotels overlooking the stunning Moreton Bay and Islands region (25 km east of Brisbane). BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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UNIQUELY BRISBANE HOTELS STAMFORD PLAZA BRISBANE, BRISBANE CITY panoramic river views

URBAN HOTEL, BRISBANE CITY rooftop bar with skyline views

SPICERS BALFOUR, NEW FARM classic Queenslander boutique

BRISBANE MARRIOTT HOTEL, BRISBANE CITY

Spicers Balfour, New Farm

spa retreat

BOUTIQUE STYLE

SOFITEL BRISBANE CENTRAL, BRISBANE CITY

Located in fashionable inner-city sanctuaries, Brisbane’s

pool with a view

boutique hotels are all close to cafés, bars, restaurants

EMPORIUM HOTEL, FORTITUDE VALLEY

and great shopping. With a rooftop bar and moonlight

cocktail bar

cinema, Limes Hotel in Fortitude Valley is internationally recognised for its striking design. Chester’s Boutique Hotel in New Farm offers five-star rooms and delightful personal

RYDGES SOUTH BANK & MANTRA SOUTH BANK convention centre convenient

touches. Located in a luxuriously converted ‘Queenslander’ house, Spicers Balfour is peaceful and includes thoughtful additions like daily sunset canapé sessions for guests.

CONTAIN YOURSELF IN THESE APARTMENTS Families and those searching for space are well looked after in Brisbane with a great range of stylish, comfortable and convenient self-contained and serviced apartments. With lots of room to spread out and convenient locations close to all the action try Oaks Hotels and Resorts, Medina Executive Brisbane, Central Apartment Hotels, Quay West Suites Brisbane or Quest Apartments. Just outside the city centre is the Brisbane Holiday Village which has set the benchmark for holiday cabin accommodation in Queensland after achieving the first 5-Star AAA Tourism rating in the state. The Brisbane Holiday Village offers self-contained hotel and motel style accommodation as well as quality Brisbane Holiday Village

holiday cabins and great resort facilities.

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BRISBANE CITY

DIAMANT HOTEL BRISBANE

THE INCHCOLM HOTEL

REFERENCE NUMBERS REFER TO MAP ON THE INSIDE BACK COVER

Boutique affordable hotel, without sacrificing style or service. E8 52 Astor Tce, Spring Hill T 07 3009 3400 W 8hotels.com/diamantbrisbane

Charming boutique style hotel. F9 73 Wickham Tce, Brisbane T 07 3226 8888 W inchcolmhotel.com.au

ANNIE’S SHANDON INN Bed and breakfast located in the heart of Spring Hill. F8 405 Upper Edward St, Spring Hill T 07 3831 8684 W babs.com.au/annies

BASE BRISBANE CENTRAL Your home away from home in the heart of the city. G9 308 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3211 2433 W stayatbase.com

BRISBANE CITY YHA Excellent facilities and close to all the tourist hot spots. G4 392 Upper Roma St, Brisbane T 07 3236 1004 W yha.com.au

BRISBANE MARRIOTT HOTEL A five star property, boutique in size and grand in style. E11 515 Queen St, Brisbane T 07 3303 8000 W brisbanemarriott.com.au

CENTRAL SUMMIT APARTMENTS Located just a short stroll to the stunning Roma Street Parklands and walking distance to Brisbane City. 32 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill T 07 3839 7000 W centralsummit.com.au

CHIFLEY AT LENNONS Centrally located in the heart of the Queen Street Mall. H8 66 Queen St, Brisbane T 07 3222 3222 W chifleyhotels.com

HILTON BRISBANE

MACARTHUR CHAMBERS

ISTAY RIVER CITY

Sensational views by day, breathtaking One of Brisbane’s most iconic hotels views by night. I10 centrally located on Queen Street Mall. H9 79 Albert St, Brisbane T 07 3017 0800 190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane T 07 3234 2000 W theoaksgroup.com.au W brisbane.hilton.com

M ON MARY

HOLIDAY INN BRISBANE A great base to take advantage of all Brisbane has to offer. G6 159 Roma St, Brisbane T 07 3238 2222 W holidayinn.com.au

HOTEL GEORGE WILLIAMS

An apartment hotel with space and convenience. I9 70 Mary St, Brisbane T 07 3503 8000 W monmary.com.au

THE MANOR APARTMENT HOTEL

Centrally located to all attractions. H7 317–325 George St, Brisbane T 07 3308 0700 W hgw.com.au

Superbly located modern apartment hotel. G10 289 Queen St, Brisbane T 07 3319 4700 W manorapartments.com.au

HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR BRISBANE

MANTRA ON QUEEN

Stunning views of the city and Roma Street Parklands. E7 23 Leichhardt St, Brisbane T 07 3831 4055 W ghihotels.com

River views and central location, perfect for a city escape. E10 570 Queen St, Brisbane T 07 3234 8888 W mantra.com.au

HOTEL IBIS BRISBANE

MEDINA EXECUTIVE BRISBANE

A 3.5 star hotel in the heart of the city. H7 27–35 Turbot St, Brisbane T 07 3237 2333 W accorhotels.com

Spectacular views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. D12 15 Ivory Ln, Brisbane T 07 3218 5800 W medina.com.au

HOTEL URBAN BRISBANE Boutique hotel located at Spring Hill with views of the city. F7 345 Wickham Tce, Brisbane T 07 3831 6177 W hotelurban.com.au

Central CBD, large executive apartments, suitable for business and meetings. Leisure travellers enjoy easy access to shopping and shows. Parking. MacArthur Chambers, 201 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3221 9229 W macarthurchambers.com.au

MERCURE HOTEL BRISBANE Modern hotel with an exceptional riverside location. H7 85–87 North Quay, Brisbane T 07 3218 5800 W mercurebrisbane.com.au

MERITON SERVICED APARTMENTS The new Soleil building is the city’s highest, towering 234 metres. E11 485 Adelaide St, Brisbane T 13 31 72 W meritonapartments.com.au

Brisbane’s Premier Heritage Hotel

Staying & Playing Wining & Dining Partying & Meeting 73 Wickham Terrace Brisbane BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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MEDINA EXECUTIVE BRISBANE

NOVOTEL BRISBANE

OAKS LEXICON

A leading 4.5 star modern hotel. E9 200 Creek St, Brisbane T 07 3309 3309 W novotelbrisbane.com.au

Conveniently located in the heart of the financial district. F10 Cnr Ann & Wharf Sts, Brisbane T 07 3222 4999 W theoaksgroup.com.au

OAKS 212 MARGARET Close to the City Botanic Gardens. I10 212 Margaret St, Brisbane T 07 3012 8020 W theoaksgroup.com.au

OAKS AURORA Soaring 69 storeys above Brisbane with superb views. F10 420 Queen St, Brisbane T 07 3838 9800 W theoaksgroup.com.au

Offers stunning views and apartment style accommodation OAKS CASINO TOWERS Located in Brisbane’s most significant with kitchen and laundry historical precinct. I9 facilities. Medina is your home 151 George St, Brisbane T 07 3017 4900 away from home. W theoaksgroup.com.au

15 Ivory Ln, Brisbane T 07 3218 5800 W medina.com.au

OAKS CHARLOTTE TOWERS Located in the dress circle of the inner city. H9 128 Charlotte St, Brisbane T 07 3027 8400 W theoaksgroup.com.au

METRO HOTEL TOWER MILL

OAKS FELIX

Spring Hill location overlooking the historic Tower Mill. F7 239 Wickham Tce, Spring Hill T 07 3832 1421 W metrohotels.com.au

A 39 storey hotel with a distinctive curved facade. H10 26 Felix St, Brisbane T 07 3023 6777 W theoaksgroup.com.au

METROPOLITAN MOTOR INN

OAKS FESTIVAL TOWERS

Conveniently located in Spring Hill, two blocks from central station. E8 106 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill T 07 3831 6000 W metropolitanmotorinnn.com

Combines a premier position with spacious modern design. I9 108 Albert St, Brisbane T 07 3027 8800 W theoaksgroup.com.au

PARK REGIS NORTH QUAY Prime riverfront location and spectacular views. G5 293 North Quay, Brisbane T 07 3013 7200 W parkregishotels.com

QUATTRO ON ASTOR APARTMENTS Ideal for business and leisure in the ultimate location. E8 107 Astor Tce, Spring Hill, Brisbane T 07 3832 9009 W quattroonastor.com.au

QUAY WEST SUITES BRISBANE Spectacular views and location. I10 132 Alice St, Brisbane T 07 3853 6000 W mirvachotels.com/quay-westsuites-brisbane

QUEST SPRING HILL Modern serviced apartments, located 250m from Queen Street Mall. E8 454 Upper Edward St, Spring Hill T 07 3026 2500 W questapartments.com.au

RENDEZVOUS HOTEL BRISBANE ANZAC SQUARE Central location overlooking Anzac Square. G9 255 Ann St, Brisbane T 07 3001 9888 W rendezvoushotels.com

RENDEZVOUS STUDIO HOTEL BRISBANE ON GEORGE The perfect setting for a city experience or holiday. I9 103 George St, Brisbane T 07 3221 6044 W rendezvoushotels.com

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ROYAL ALBERT HOTEL An elegant hotel centrally located in the CBD. H9 Cnr Albert & Elizabeth Sts, Brisbane T 07 3291 8888 W royalalbert.com.au

ROYAL ON THE PARK BRISBANE 4.5 star hotel and venue opposite the City Botanic Gardens. I10 Cnr Alice & Albert Sts, Brisbane T 07 3221 3411 W royalonthepark.com.au

THE SEBEL & CITIGATE KING GEORGE SQUARE BRISBANE An iconic hotel located in the heart of Brisbane CBD. G8 Cnr Ann & Roma Sts, Brisbane T 07 3229 9111 W mirvachotels.com

THE SEBEL SUITES BRISBANE Superbly located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. H9 95 Charlotte St, Brisbane T 07 3224 3500 W mirvachotels.com

SOFITEL BRISBANE CENTRAL Luxury hotel of refined French elegance and 5 star service. F9 249 Turbot St, Brisbane T 07 3835 3535 W sofitelbrisbane.com.au

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SAPPHIRE RESORT

TREASURY CASINO & HOTEL

RYDGES SOUTH BANK

FORTITUDE VALLEY

Elegant and indulgent, offering an unforgettable experience. H8 Top of the Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3306 8888 W treasurybrisbane.com.au

Close to South Bank Parklands and the Brisbane Entertainment and Exhibition Centre. K7 9 Glenelg St, South Bank T 07 3364 0800 W rydges.com/southbank

BUNK

SAPPHIRE RESORT MOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE

CHESTER’S BOUTIQUE

WATERMARK HOTEL BRISBANE Conveniently located in the historic area of Spring Hill. D6 551 Wickham Tce, Spring Hill T 07 3058 9333 W watermarkhotelbrisbane.com.au

3* AAA rated, ideally located motel within walking distance to the Brisbane Convention Centre, Museums, South Bank & West End eating precinct. 5 Brereton St, South Brisbane T 07 3217 2588 W sapphireresort.com.au

STAMFORD PLAZA BRISBANE

SOUTH BANK

BEST WESTERN SUDIMA SUITES Self-contained suites located close to the Gabba, Kangaroo Point and South Bank. 50 Water St, South Brisbane T 07 3007 8988 W sudimasuites.com

CENTRAL HILLCREST APARTMENTS Adjacent to South Bank, with stunning views of Brisbane. M11 311 Vulture St, South Brisbane T 07 3846 3000 W centralapartmenthotels.com.au

MANTRA SOUTH BANK

All 252 guest rooms feature the most stunning river views. H11 Cnr Edward & Margaret Sts, Brisbane T 07 3221 1999 W stamford.com.au/spb

Located in the heart of South Bank’s cultural precinct. K7 161 Grey St, South Bank T 07 3305 2500 W mantra.com.au

TINBILLY TRAVELLERS

RIVERSIDE HOTEL SOUTH BANK

Brisbane’s ultimate backpackers accommodation. G6 466 George St, Brisbane T 07 3238 5888 W tinbilly.com

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A 4 star hotel with a choice of hotel rooms or apartments. I5 20 Montague Rd, South Brisbane T 07 3846 0577 W riversidehotel.com.au

A 4.5 star hostel on the fringe of vibrant Fortitude Valley. C11 Cnr Ann & Gipps Sts, Fortitude Valley T 1800 682 865 W bunkbrisbane.com.au

A short stroll to South Bank Parklands, arts precinct and West End. K4 5 Brereton St, South Brisbane T 07 3217 2588 W sapphireresort.com.au

Boutique accommodation and luxurious facilities for the discerning business and leisure traveller. 26 Chester St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 2218 W chestershotel.com

WEST END

EMPORIUM HOTEL

BRISBANE BACKPACKERS RESORT An affordable, high-quality backpacker hostel. M6 110 Vulture St, West End T 07 3844 9956 W brisbanebackpackers.com.au

CENTRAL WEST END APARTMENTS Located in West End, close to South Bank and the city. K5 220 Melbourne St, West End T 07 3011 8333 W centralwestend.com.au

FRANKLIN VILLA Luxury guest house in a beautifully restored five level mansion. N5 35 Brighton Rd, Highgate Hill T 07 3255 0889 W franklinvilla.com

Contemporary elegance, for the discerning traveller. A13 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3253 6999 W emporiumhotel.com.au

LIMES HOTEL The hotel also features an open-air roof top bar and cinema. 142 Constance St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 9000 W limeshotel.com.au

SNOOZE INN Boutique budget hotel in great location. B10 383 St Pauls Tce, Fortitude Valley T 07 3620 4800 W snoozeinn.com.au

NEW FARM & TENERIFFE

SPICERS BALFOUR HOTEL A classic Queenslander view of the Story Bridge. E14 37 Balfour St, New Farm T 07 3358 8888 W spicersgroup.com.au/balfour

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CENTRAL COSMO APARTMENTS Boutique apartment hotel, minutes from the city. J1 60 Park Rd, Milton T 07 3858 5999 W centralapartmenthotels.com.au

JEPHSON HOTEL A quality hotel located 100 metres from Toowong. 63 Jephson St, Toowong T 07 3736 4400 W jephsonhotel.com.au

THE POINT BRISBANE

ASCOT & HAMILTON

NOVOTEL BRISBANE AIRPORT

Sassy, funky and modern – in the heart of Kangaroo Point. I13 21 Lambert St, Kangaroo Point T 1800 088 388 W thepointbrisbane.com.au

BEST WESTERN AIRPORT HACIENDA MOTEL

Located at the airport, convenient to terminals and shopping village. 6–8 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport T 07 3175 3100 W novotel.com

A 3.5 star, fully licensed, family-friendly motel. 560 Kingsford Smith Dr, Hamilton T 07 3268 5011 W hacienda.com.au

QUEST ON STORY BRIDGE Serviced apartments located at Kangaroo Point. G13 85 Deakin St, Kangaroo Point T 07 3249 8400 W questonstorybridge.com.au

KINGSFORD SMITH MOTEL A 4 star motel located one minute from Portside Wharf. 610 Kingsford Smith Dr, Hamilton T 07 3868 4444 W kingsfordsmithmotel.com.au

NEARBY

THE DOCKS ON GOODWIN

TOOWONG VILLAS Resort style accommodation set in beautiful tropical gardens. 9 Ascog Tce, Toowong T 07 3371 4855 W toowongvillas.com.au

BEST WESTERN SUNNYBANK STAR MOTEL & APARTMENTS Easy reach of the M1 and M3 freeways plus two of Queensland largest shopping centres. 233 Padstow Rd, Eight Mile Plains T 07 3341 7488 W sunnybankstarmotel.com.au

K ANGAROO POINT

CENTRAL DOCKSIDE APARTMENTS

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TRAVELODGE GARDEN CITY One of the new generation Travelodges located in Mt Gravatt. 18 MacGregor St, Upper Mount Gravatt T 07 3347 7400 W travelodge.com.au

TRAVELODGE GARDEN CITY

BRISBANE GATEWAY RESORT

Located in Kangaroo Point, boasting breathtaking views. H13 44 Ferry St, Kangaroo Point T 07 3891 6644 W centralapartmenthotels.com.au

THE DOCKS ON GOODWIN Ideally located in Kangaroo Point with city and river views. G13 15 Goodwin St, Kangaroo Point T 07 3320 1800 W thedocks.com.au

ECONO LODGE CITY STAR BRISBANE Budget accommodation close to the Gabba and CBD. K13 650 Main St, Kangaroo Point T 07 3391 6222 W citystar.com.au

Located in the popular Kangaroo Point precinct. Guests have a choice of studio units with kitchenette or 1 and 2 bedroom self-contained apartments. 15 Goodwin St, Kangaroo Point T 07 3320 1800 W thedocks.com.au

Self-contained resort-cabin accommodation, 20 minutes from the city. 200 School Rd, Rochedale T 1800 442 444 W brisbanegateway.com.au

BRISBANE HOLIDAY VILLAGE Award-winning holiday village and caravan park for families. 10 Holmead Rd, Eight Mile Plains T 07 3341 6133 W brisbaneholidayvillage.com.au

MT OMMANEY HOTEL APARTMENTS A 4 star hotel only 15 minutes from the city. Cnr Dandenong Rd & Centenary Highway, Mt Ommaney T 07 3279 1288 W mtommaneyhotel.com.au

Moments from the CBD, offering all the facilities you need in a friendly environment. Travelodge promises great value, rest assured. 18 MacGregor St (Cnr Logan Road), Upper Mount Gravatt T 1300 886 886 W travelodge.com.au

Local hotel, world class breakfast

Spicers Balfour Hotel: Eclectic Soho-style hotel in New Farm. Nine executive suites. Private dining room for intimate dinners, parties and meetings. Rooftop bar with city views. Free wifi. Free parking. Open for gourmet breakfasts from 7am, seven days. Spicers Balfour Hotel

New Farm, Brisbane

1300 112 691

www.spicersgroup.com.au

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wining & dining — RELAX & INDULGE —

Pearl Café, Woolloongabba

Brisbane’s dining scene has kicked into overdrive with an innovative array of fine dining, hip contemporary restaurants, exotic international cuisine and laid back cafés, pubs and bars. Chefs from around the world are descending on Brisbane to open their restaurants, taking advantage of fresh regional produce and Moreton Bay’s famous seafood. Some of the best restaurants sit in spectacular locations along the Brisbane River and offer dazzling alfresco dining. Others are located within Brisbane’s many urban villages and reflect the quirky personalities of their home suburbs. For farm fresh fabulous food, there are many local produce markets across Brisbane including the Jan Powers Farmers Markets in Brisbane City, Brisbane Powerhouse, Stones Corner and Manly, or the Northey Street Markets, South Bank Markets, Rosalie Gourmet Markets and Green Flea Community Market. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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LOCALS’ FAVOURITE COFFEE HIT BREW, BRISBANE CITY urban laneway

BUNKER, MILTON 1940s war bunker

MAX BRENNER, SOUTH BANK chocolate indulgence

BLUE SKY COFFEE, NEWSTEAD cars and coffee

FIVE SISTERS, SOUTH BANK art house

BROTHER ESPRESSO, BRISBANE CITY heritage-listed

DI BELLA COFFEE, BOWEN HILLS drive thru

Stokehouse, South Bank

SUPER WHATNOT

ALFRESCO DINING BRISBANE STYLE Alfresco dining has become a Brisbane trade mark – and why not? With spectacular weather and amazing city views it is little wonder people flock to riverside and outdoor venues. The South Bank area has many fine dining and cool contemporary restaurants overlooking the Brisbane River or the parklands. For a great buzz try Piaf or the Sardine Tin, or for waterside views go for South Bank’s newest addition, Stokehouse. The South Bank Surf Club offers a great view of the famous Streets Beach and the city skyline. The Brisbane Powerhouse at New Farm and the restaurants along the river at Teneriffe are other great outdoor dining options with spectacular views; as is Portside Wharf which

Super Whatnot is a little laneway bar with a personality all of its own. Enjoy craft beer, eclectic wines by the glass and a back bar worth exploring. 48 Burnett Ln, Brisbane City T 07 3210 2343 W superwhatnot.com

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BRISBANE CITY

CHA CHA CHAR WINE BAR & GRILL

E’CCO BISTRO

JELLYFISH

This stylish restaurant specialises in high Offering glorious views of the Story Bridge quality, cooked-to-perfection steaks. Eagle St Pier, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane and river. The Promenade Lvl, 175 Eagle St, Brisbane T 07 3211 9944 W chachachar.com.au T 07 3229 3175

Dedicated to perfecting the tried and true of Australian modern cuisine. Cnr Adelaide & Boundary Sts, Brisbane T 07 3831 8344 W eccobistro.com

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ARIA RESTAURANT BRISBANE

Simple sophistication is brought to casual eating. 275 George St, Brisbane T 07 3211 2161 W cicadagroup.com.au

Offering first-class seafood cuisine and sensational Brisbane River and Story Bridge views. Riverside Boardwalk, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane T 07 3220 2202 W jellyfishrestaurant.com.au

For a rustic degustation dining experience. JUDE 145 Eagle St, Brisbane T 07 3220 2123 Serving delicious breakfast and lunch, W esquire.net.au and even jugs of afternoon cocktails. Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane THE GROOVE TRAIN T 07 3220 2201 Head here for a relaxed and contemporary W judebrisbane.com dining experience. KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT King George Square, 100 Adelaide St, Teppanyaki to traditional Japanese Brisbane T 07 3220 2947 á la carte. W groovetrain.com.au Stamford Plaza, Cnr Edward & Margaret Sts, Brisbane IL CENTRO T 07 3221 1999 Enjoy modern Italian with views of the W stamford.com.au/spb/ Brisbane River. THE LAB BAR & RESTAURANT 1 Eagle St, Eagle St Pier, Brisbane Offering modern Australian cuisine and T 07 3221 6090 a premium wine list. W il-centro.com.au Treasury Casino & Hotel, George St, Brisbane T 07 3306 8647 W treasurybrisbane.com.au

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Riverside dining in a relaxed yet elegant interior. Eagle St Pier, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane T 07 3233 2555 W ariarestaurant.com

COCOAWOO

Italian hot chocolates, coffees, delicious Showcasing the wines and produce of one cupcakes and truffles. 68 Charlotte St, Brisbane of Australia’s greatest wine regions. T 07 3003 0330 Cnr Adelaide & Macrossan Sts, Brisbane W cocoawoo.com T 07 3832 3530 W barbarossa.com.au CUSTOMS HOUSE RESTAURANT

BAR BAROSSA

BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ Impressive riverfront bar boasting the best of Bavarian lagers in style. Lvl 1, 45 Eagle St, Eagle St Pier, Brisbane T 07 3339 0900 W bavarianbiercafe.com.au

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Unique international cuisine focusing on seasonal produce. 399 Queen St, Brisbane T 07 3365 8921 W customshouse.com.au

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MALT

ORGANIC CHAR

This unique three-level venue offers a bar, Combines delicious seasonal produce dining and cellar. with eco-friendly practices. 28 Market St, Brisbane Eagle St Pier, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane T 07 3236 4855 T 07 3211 9944 W maltdining.com.au W organicchar.com.au

MARCO POLO

PANE E VINO

Award-winning 5 star restaurant located The perfect place to enjoy a relaxed above the casino. Italian meal. Treasury Casino & Hotel, George St, Brisbane 124 Albert St, Brisbane T 07 3306 8744 T 07 3220 0044 W treasurybrisbane.com.au W paneevino.com.au

MODA

PARC RESTAURANT + BAR

Culturally inspired contemporary cuisine with an intimate atmosphere. 12 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3221 7655 W modarestaurant.com.au

Overlooking Roma Street Parkland serving a modern á la carte. 3 Parkland Blvd, Roma St Parkland, Brisbane T 07 3221 6221 W parcrestaurant.com.au

MOO MOO, THE WINE BAR & GRILL Award-winning steak restaurant. Port Office at Stamford Plaza, Cnr Edward & Margaret Sts, Brisbane T 07 3236 4500 W moomoorestaurant.com

MOTION BAR & RESTAURANT The Marriott’s new restaurant and bar, featuring a quality steak and seafood. 515 Queen St, Brisbane T 07 3303 8034 W motionbarandgrill.com.au

O BAL TAN A unique and authentic Korean charcoal BBQ experience. 91 Elizabeth St, Brisbane T 07 3211 1469 W obaltan.com.au

ONE ELEVEN Classic Philip Johnson bistro offering warm, hearty dishes presented in a sophisticated manner. 111 Eagle St, Brisbane W bistrooneeleven.com

PESCATORE WINE BAR

ROOM WITH ROSES

Homemade cakes baked daily with French-inspired surroundings. Brisbane Arcade, 160 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3229 7050 W brisbanearcade.com.au

RUSH

Inspired by French and Italian cuisine, this bistro offers fresh, seasonal produce. 215 Elizabeth St, Brisbane T 07 3211 1000 W richardsandrichards.com.au

RESTAURANT TWO Indulge in fine dining with Australian style seasonal menus. 2 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3210 0600 W restaurant2.com.au

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Brisbane’s newest food emporium brings new ways to enjoy organic food. 26 Felix St, Brisbane T 07 3229 0460 W spring.com.au

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TANK RESTAURANT

Renowned chef Alastair McLeod serves A modern Australian menu in plush up a fusion of Japanese and local cuisine. décor surroundings. North Quarter Ln, Ground Flr, Post Office Square, 300 Queen St, Brisbane Santos Pl, 31 Tank St, Brisbane T 07 3211 9511 T 07 3003 1993 W rushcbd.com.au W tankrestaurant.com.au

RYAN’S ON THE PARK

THYME2

Offering luxe leather armchairs and a gastronomic menu. Treasury Casino & Hotel, George St, Brisbane T 07 3306 8786 W treasurybrisbane.com.au

Offers casual day á la carte intimacy by night with contemporary style and elegance. 249 Turbot St, Brisbane T 07 3835 3535 W sofitelbrisbane.com.au

Wine bar offering freshly shucked oysters, SAKE RESTAURANT & BAR Head here for contemporary Japanese wood-fired pizza and charcuterie. with a great range of sake. 10 Felix St, Brisbane T 07 3221 2217 Lvl 1, 1 Eagle St, Eagle St Pier, Brisbane W pescatore.com.au T 07 3339 0999 W sakerestaurant.com.au

R&R CAFÉ BAR

SPRING

SONO JAPANESE RESTAURANT

URBANE / THE EURO One of Brisbane’s most well regarded restaurants. Features a cool Laneway Bar. 181 Mary St, Brisbane T 07 3229 2271 W urbanerestaurant.com

VAPIANO

Skilful chefs prepare beautiful fresh Made-to-order pizza and pasta in Japanese in this long standing restaurant. a fun atmosphere. Lvl 1, Tattersall’s Building, Albert Lane, Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3221 4933 202 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3220 1888 W vapiano.com.au W sonorestaurant.com.au

SPARROW & FINCH A café-come-pizzeria by day, and a laneway bar by night. 100 Adelaide St, Brisbane T 07 3236 5353

VERVE CAFÉ

Modern Italian restaurant and bar, in the Metro Arts Centre. 109 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3221 5691 W vervecafe.com.au

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Sophisticated yet casual establishment offering lunch, dinner and drinks. 185 George St, Brisbane T 07 3211 1300 W thevillager.com.au

VINTAGED BAR + GRILL AT THE HILTON Showcases superb wines and aged meats with live cooking at the grill. 190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane T 07 3234 2000 W hilton.com/brisbane

SOUTH BANK

5IFTH ELEMENT BAR & DINING Award-winning wine bar, with innovative and contemporary cuisine. Cnr Tribune & Little Stanley Sts, South Brisbane T 07 3846 5584 W 5thelement.com.au

AHMET’S TURKISH RESTAURANT Enjoy a trip to Turkey with authentic food and great service. 10/164 Grey St, South Bank T 07 3846 6699 W ahmets.com

COVE BAR & DINING

Perfect summer afternoon with cocktails, oysters and European inspired share dishes. Sidon St, South Bank T 07 3844 3993 W covebardining.com.au

DELL’UGO SOUTH BANK Authentic Italian cuisine full of flavour in a elegant atmosphere. 182 Grey St, South Brisbane T 07 3844 0500 W dellugosouthbank.com.au

ERA BISTRO Superb food, quality wines and a fantastic atmosphere. 102 Melbourne St (Cnr Merivale St), South Brisbane T 07 3255 2033 W erabistro.com.au

FIVE SISTERS ART HOUSE CAFÉ Delicious Mediterranean food and lovingly created coffee. 75 Fish Ln, South Brisbane T 07 3846 5904 W fivesisterscafe.com.au

GINGA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

MY SWEETOPIA

THE JETTY SOUTH BANK

OLÉ

Riverside dining with Modern Australian cuisine with fresh, local seafood. Sidon St, South Brisbane T 07 3844 8838 W thejettysouthbank.com.au

Enjoy traditional Spanish tapas in this trendy restaurant. Shop B12, Little Stanley St, South Bank T 07 3846 1201 W olerestaurant.com.au

LA VIA

PIAF BAR CAFÉ BISTRO

Traditional Italian offering delicious wood-fired pizzas. 6 Little Stanley St, South Bank T 07 3844 3460 W lavia.com.au

Offering fresh French cuisine within a relaxed setting. 5/182 Grey St, South Bank T 07 3846 5026

MAX BRENNER CHOCOLATE BAR

A grand hotel in the heart of South Bank. Stanley St Plaza, South Bank T 07 3844 7777 W ploughinn.com.au

Traditional Japanese cuisine offering variety and flavour. Shop 11–12, Little Stanley St, South Bank T 07 3846 2313 W gingarestaurant.com.au

A chocolate culture and inviting you to watch, smell, taste and feel. Shops 1.1/1.2 Stanley St Plaza, South Bank T 07 3255 0411 W maxbrenner.com.au

Sweet tooth boutique with irresistible delights and coffee. Shop 8, 180 Grey St, South Bank T 07 3255 3288 W mysweetopia.com.au

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THE POINT RESTAURANT & BAR Modern Australian cuisine with superb international flavour. Shop S15, Little Stanley St, South Bank T 07 3846 5555 W thepointrb.com.au

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Grey Street, a cultural boulevard of monumental thinking, stellar artistry and subtle brilliance. Stroll along, absorb and be captivated.

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POPOLO

FREESTYLE TOUT

Delicious Tuscan cuisine featuring time-tested favourites. Sidon St, South Brisbane W visitsouthbank.com.au

Lengthy dessert menu popular with Authentic Japanese offering fresh, sweet tooths. delicious tempura and sashimi. Cnr of Browning & Boundary Sts, West End 9 Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill T 07 3255 3288 T 07 3844 9935 W freestyletout.com.au

The menu boasts first class seafood and a superb wine list. 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3666 0419 W gambaros.com.au

THE GUNSHOP CAFÉ

HARAJUKU GYOZA

THE SHIP INN A street bar and beer garden with excellent menu options. Cnr Sidon & Stanley Sts, South Bank T 07 3844 8000 W theshipinn.com.au

SOUTH BANK SURF CLUB

A relaxed, ambient environment with enticing aromas of great food. 53 Mollison St, West End T 07 3844 2241 W thegunshopcafe.com

Atmospheric seafood restaurant just a stroll from the beach. 30AA Stanley Plaza Parklands, South Brisbane T 07 3844 7301 W southbanksurfclub.com.au

HUONG’S RESTAURANT

STOKEHOUSE

JAM JAR

Elegant, contemporary Mediterranean dishes with river and city views. Sidon St, South Bank T 07 3013 0333 W stokehousebrisbane.com.au

Breakfast, lunch and dinner with an arty fit out. 138 Boundary St, West End T 07 3844 3395 W jamjarwestend.com

STONE RESTAURANT & BAR

LEFKAS TAVERNA

A contemporary menu with a unique flair for share plates and tapas. 161 Grey St, South Bank T 07 3305 2518 W stonerestaurant.com.au

Nothing but wholesome Greek food to satisfy every taste bud. 170 Hardgrave Rd, West End T 07 3844 1163

WEST END

Caters to the discerning palate in a relaxed environment. 142 Boundary St, West End T 07 3844 0142 W locknloadbistro.com.au

ATOMICA EAT DRINK A neat little café situated in the middle of Boundary Street. Shop 3, 173 Boundary St, West End T 07 3844 0333

CARAVANSERAI TURKISH RESTAURANT Alfresco dining set against West End’s colourful street life. 1–3 Dornoch Tce, West End T 07 3217 2617 W caravanserairestaurant.com.au

THE FOREST Serves naturally healthy alternatives of global cuisine. 124 Boundary St, West End T 07 3844 2241 W theforest.com.au

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Authentic Asian cuisine from Thailand, China and Vietnam. 83A Vulture St, West End T 07 3844 6701 W huongs.com.au

LOCK ‘N’ LOAD BISTRO

SAKURA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

TUKKA RESTAURANT

Native Australian food with traditional bush flavours. 145B Boundary St, West End T 07 3846 6333 W tukkarestaurant.com.au

FORTITUDE VALLEY

THE BRUNSWICK SOCIAL Late night dining at its finest with an amazing list of cocktails and dumplings. 367 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 3234 W thebrunswicksocial.com

THE BUFFALO CLUB Award-winning venue. Degustation menu changes daily. 1/234 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3216 1323 W thebuffaloclub.com.au

BUZZ AT EMPORIUM Serving modern Australian cuisine for breakfast and lunch. Shop 22, Emporium, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 32520511 W buzzfood.com.au

CAMPOS COFFEE

Great atmosphere and service with outstanding coffee. 11 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley MONDO ORGANICS RESTAURANT T 07 3252 3612 Unique and delicious real food experience. W camposcoffee.com 166 Hardgrave Rd, West End ENJOY INN T 07 3844 1132 W mondo-organics.com.au High quality food and service in a busy environment. OUZERIE MEDITERRANEAN Chinatown Mall, 167 Wickham St, You’ll be spoilt for choice with this Fortitude Valley extensive, authentic Greek menu. T 07 3252 3838 Cnr Boundary & Russell Sts, West End FREESTYLE TOUT – EMPORIUM T 07 3846 5800 W ouzeri.com.au Tasty modern Australian menu offering signature desserts. PUNJABI PALACE 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley Traditional Punjabi food comprised of T 07 3252 0214 quality ingredients. W freestyletout.com.au 135 Melbourne St, West End T 07 3846 3884 W punjabipalace.com.au

GAMBARO’S AT EMPORIUM

For those with an insatiable love of gyoza dumplings and beer. 394 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 4624 W harajukugyoza.com

HARVEY’S BISTRO & BAR Spoil the family with delicious food and a great atmosphere. 4/31 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 3700 W harveys.net.au

JAMES STREET BISTRO A fresh and vibrant venue for breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply coffee and cake. 4A/39 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 5155 W jamesstreetbistro.com.au

JOCELYN’S PROVISIONS Buttery cakes, moreish savoury tarts, shortbreads and puddings. Shop 8, Centro on James, James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 3799 W jocelynsprovisions.com.au

LES AMIS Beautiful uncomplicated French food in an alfresco setting. Shop 1, Green Square North Tower, 515 St Pauls Tce, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 6100 W lesamis.com.au

LUXE RESTAURANT Modern Australian and European menu with fresh local produce. 1/39 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3854 0671 W luxerestaurant.com.au

MECCA BAH Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisine in a stunning setting. Shop 19, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 5299 W meccabah.com/bris/

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LIQUID BAR RESTAURANT

Delicious Spanish cuisine with an extensive wine list. Cnr Brunswick & Robertson Sts, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 1155 W ortiga.com.au

A delightfully laid back, quality café for breakfast or lunch. 618 Brunswick St, New Farm T 07 3254 0479

Hip bar and modern Australian restaurant. A modern take on the local grocery store, Cnr Macquarie & Florence Sts, Teneriffe sourcing all fresh and seasonal produce. T 07 3257 2228 11 Florence St, Teneriffe W liquidteneriffe.com.au T 07 3852 6734 W sourcedgrocer.com

OYAMA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Fresh, tasty, exceptional food with a great atmosphere. Shop 30, 115 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3257 0738

BECCOFINO Sophisticated Italian restaurant focused on authentic flavour. 10 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe T 07 3666 0207 W beccofino.com.au

BITTER SUITE

LITTLE LARDER

A little café offering a wide variety of modern Australian food. 76 Moray St, New Farm T 07 3358 2024

THE LITTLE PANTRY

An organic eatery with cute fit out, great A ‘beer bistro’ focusing on local craft coffee and yummy breakfast. brews and serving Australian share plates. 92 James St, New Farm T 07 3254 3882 75 Welsby St, New Farm T 07 3254 4426 NEW FARM DELI & CAFÉ W bittersuite.com.au European style deli that also serves BRIO ESPRESSO & JUICE breakfast and lunch. A great place for coffee, breakfast, brunch 900 Brunswick St, New Farm TARTUFO RESTAURANT & BAR Classic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. or lunch with a modern Australian menu. T 07 3358 2634 W thedelinewfarm.com.au Shop 59, Emporium, 1000 Ann St, 8/36 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe T 07 3852 6167 Fortitude Valley PASSIONE GELATERIA & DESSERT BAR T 07 3852 1500 CHOUQUETTE Amazing desserts, organic ice cream W tartufo.com.au Authentic French boulangerie pâtisserie and gelato cocktails. THE VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT where everything is handcrafted. Shop 7, 36 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe Offering a wide choice of the tastiest T 07 3257 2111 19 Barker St, New Farm Vietnamese dishes. T 07 3358 6336 W passione.com.au 194 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley W chouquette.com.au PINTXO SPANISH TAPERIA T 07 3252 4112 CLARET HOUSE WINE BAR Order seasonal Spanish from either VROOM This popular tapas bar is obsessive about the á la carte or tapas menu. Wide selection of meals for breakfast, all things wine. 561 Brunswick St, New Farm lunch or dinner. T 07 3333 2231 36 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe Shop 1, 46 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3257 0402 W pintxo.com T 07 3257 4455 W clarethouse.com.au W vbistro.com.au

SPOON DELI CAFÉ

Urban café/deli styled venue with gourmet food and drinks. Shop B3, 22 James St Markets, Fortitude Valley T 07 3257 1750 W spoondeli.com.au

NEW FARM & TENERIFFE

ANISE BISTRO & WINE BAR Intimate dining experience with a French inspired menu. 697 Brunswick St, New Farm T 07 3358 1558 W anise.com.au

ARRIVA ITALIAN RESTAURANT Family-friendly restaurant serving meals abundant in taste. 84 Merthyr Rd, New Farm T 07 3254 1599 W arrivarestaurant.com.au

THE CONTINENTAL Modern café featuring interesting takes on traditional meals. 21 Barker St, New Farm T 07 3254 0377 W continentalcafe.com.au

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SYMPOSIUM CAFÉ All day breakfast boasting a famous breakfast degustation menu. Shop 2, 26 Commercial Rd, Newstead T 07 3852 2834 W symposiumcafe.com.au

VINE RESTAURANT & BAR Cosy restaurant with home made Italian dishes. Shop 5, 158 Moray St, New Farm T 07 3358 6658 W vinerestaurant.com.au

VUE LOUNGE Serving café meals by day and Italian styled fare at night. 83 Merthyr Rd, New Farm T 07 3358 6511 W vuelounge.com.au

WATT RESTAURANT & BAR Spoil yourself with the very best seasonal cuisine. 119 Lamington St, New Farm T 07 3358 5464 W watt.net.au

CAXTON STREET & THE BARRACKS

THE CHELSEA BISTRO

THE PONYCAT

Modern cuisine with a focus on freshness An arty café with an ever-changing menu. and simplicity. 693 Brunswick St, New Farm The Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce, Petrie Terrace T 07 3254 2883 T 07 3367 1288 W thechelsea.com.au

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Delicious seasonal salads, wraps and gourmet foods. DISH BISTRO James Lane, James St, New Farm Mediterranean with a heart warming menu. T 07 3852 6426 Shop 3, 110 Macquarie St, Teneriffe SIP CAFÉ T 07 3257 3511 Delicious café fare with plenty of gluten W dishbistro.com.au free options. THE HIMALAYAN CAFÉ 54 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe Authentic Nepalese food with plenty T 07 3257 1799 of vegetarian options. THE SMOKE BBQ 640 Brunswick St, New Farm Mouth watering buffalo wings and Texan T 07 3358 4015 Beef ribs. Shop 9, 85 Merthyr Rd, New Farm T 07 3358 1922

LIBERTINE A sensory feast for the eyes and taste buds. The Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce, Petrie Terrace T 07 3367 3353 W libertine.net.au

PEASANT RESTAURANT Spanish tapas and shared plates plus wines from the Latin World. The Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce, Petrie Terrace T 07 3367 8066 W peasant.com.au

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PADDINGTON & ROSALIE

ANOUK Great place to unwind with a cup of tea and a healthy meal. 212 Given Tce, Paddington T 07 3367 8663

ICEWORKS PADDINGTON

EUROVIDA This Euro-chick hotspot is a favourite amongst Brisbane foodies. Shop 1, 208 Given Tce, Paddington T 07 3367 8816 W eurovida.com.au

ICEWORKS BAR LOUNGE European café delivering an Australian modern menu. Cnr Given Tce & Dowse St, Paddington T 07 3367 9800 W iceworks.com.au

IL POSTO Truly urbane Italian dining and wining experience. 107 Latrobe Tce, Paddington T 07 3367 3111 W ilposto.com.au

MONTRACHET A sophisticated and uniquely French dining experience. 224 Given Tce, Paddington T 07 3367 0030 W montrachet.com.au

PANDEMONIUM CAFÉ Funky vibes and home-style cooking create the perfect escape. 215 Given Tce, Paddington T 07 3369 4420 W pandemoniumcafe.com.au

SALT FOOD & WINE Casually sophisticated restaurant showcasing an innovative menu. 5 Nash St, Rosalie T 07 3367 0775 W saltrestaurant.com.au

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16TH ON PARK A specialist dessert café in the alfresco Park Road precinct. 16 Park Rd, Milton T 07 3367 0144 W 16onpark.com.au

ONYX BAR & RESTAURANT A modern retro décor with an á la carte menu situated in the heart of Milton. 1/12 Park Rd, Milton T 07 3367 0547

K ANGAROO POINT

CLIFFS CAFÉ

Amazing city and river views as you dine. 3 Upper River Tce, Kangaroo Point A lively atmosphere in a Mediterranean T 07 3393 1209 setting, with a rustic menu rare in Brisbane. W cliffscafe.com.au Shop 11, 20 Park Rd, Milton DEERY’S RESTAURANT T 07 3369 7775 W bistroalegria.com.au A classic dining experience. 200 Main St, Kangaroo Point ANDAVANTH T 07 3391 2266 Modern Australian fusion menu with W storybridgehotel.com.au a hint of Tuscany. GARNISH BISTRO 46 Douglas St, Milton Relax on the comfy banquettes and enjoy T 07 3367 1794 the Australian twist on French cuisine. W andavanth.com.au 15 Goodwin St, Kangaroo Point T 07 3891 7005 BUNKER W garnishbistro.com A cool hole-in-the-wall café.

ALEGRIA MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO & BAR

GRAPPINO TRATTORIA World-class Italian cuisine, atmosphere and fine food. 226 Given Tce, Paddington T 07 3367 0033 W grappino.com.au

MILTON & PARK ROAD

Iceworks Paddington is a destination for bars, restaurants and functions with five unique venues at one location. Perfectly Paddington since 1926. Cnr Given Tce & Dowse St, Paddington T 07 3367 9800 W iceworks.com.au

SASSAFRAS FINE FOODS A broad menu and quirky furniture provide endless choices. 88 Latrobe Tce, Paddington T 07 3369 0600 W sassafrasfoods.com.au

SIMPATICO BAR BISTRO ESPRESSO Relaxed venue offering dining designed for sharing. Latrobe Tce (Cnr Given Tce), Paddington T 07 3367 1117 W simpaticobar.com.au

SING’S ASIAN KITCHEN Enjoy a selection of authentic Asian favourites. Shop 1, 5 Nash St, Rosalie T 07 3511 6511 W singsasiankitchen.com.au

VIO’S RISTORANTE Experience authentically delicious Italian cuisine with stunning décor. Cnr Given Tce & Dowse St, Paddington T 07 3367 1886 W viosristorante.com.au

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THE CORO

WOOLLOONGABBA & EAST BRISBANE

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Celebration of brilliant food, wine, design and style. 28 McDougall St, Milton T 07 3369 9955 W thecoro.com

Exquisitely intense Italian food and wine. 10 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba T 07 3392 4315 W 1889enoteca.com.au

JOSEPH ALEXANDERS RESTAURANT & PIANO BAR

Handmade bakery items with no artificial ingredients. 25 Balaclava St, Woolloongabba T 07 3393 2111 W banneton.com.au

Fresh seafood and superb service overlooking Brisbane River. 6/249 Coronation Dr, Milton T 07 3368 1200 W josephalexanders.com.au

LA DOLCE VITA Experience Little Italy in the heart of Park Road. 20 Park Rd, Milton T 07 3368 1191

MY THAI KITCHEN Indulge in traditional Thai cuisine made with unique character. Shop 18, 36 Baroona Rd, Milton T 07 3369 8555 W mythai.com.au

BANNETON BAKERY

BISTROT BISTRO & BAR French feel with a food tour of Europe and Asia. 14 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba T 07 3162 1185 W bistrotbistro.com.au

BROWN DOG CAFÉ A funky and rustic atmosphere with generous menu and boutique wine list. 54 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba T 07 3891 7355 W browndogcafe.com.au

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WINING & DINING NEARBY

C’EST BON

NORMAN HOTEL

BRETTS WHARF

Experience French cuisine and culture. 609 Stanley St, Woolloongabba T 07 3891 2008 W cestbon.com.au/brisbane

One of Brisbane’s best steakhouses. 102 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba T 07 3391 5022 W normanhotel.com.au

THE CROSSTOWN EATING HOUSE

PEARL CAFÉ

Boutique gastro pub serving share entrees and bistro style mains. 23 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba T 07 3162 3839 W thecrosstown.com.au

A cheeky classic on the Brisbane café and restaurant scene. 28 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba T 07 3392 3300

Renowned Brisbane seafood restaurant HUNDRED ACRE BAR situated on the historic Hamilton wharves. Enjoy a meal, whatever the time of day, overlooking the golf course. 449 Kingsford Smith Dr, Hamilton T 07 3868 1717 Carawa St, St Lucia W brettswharf.com.au T 07 3870 3433 W hillstonestlucia.com.au

DESMOND & MOLLY JONES Top quality food prepared simply and full of flavour. 615 Stanley St, Woolloongabba T 07 3391 5022 W desmongandmollyjones.com.au

EGG BISTRO Bistro with excellent food and supreme coffee. 989 Stanley St East, East Brisbane T 07 3891 1675 W eggbistro.com.au

EURO CAFÉ Home cooked Greek fare with plenty of wholesome vegetarian options. 137 Logan Rd , Woolloongabba T 07 3391 5058 W eurocafe.net.au

FOXY BEAN Superb coffee and cakes in a sun filled courtyard. 896 Stanley St, East Brisbane T 07 3391 4990 W foxybean.com.au

BULIMBA & HAWTHORNE

THE JETTY OXFORD Perched on Bulimba’s waterfront right next to the ferry stop, this café is an incredibly popular casual venue. 7 Oxford St, Bulimba T 07 3899 6113 W thejettyoxford.com.au

LIQUORISH BISTRO & BAR Modern Australian style with a French influence. 240 Oxford St, Bulimba T 07 3399 1520 W liquorishbistro.com.au

SUGO MI Known for must-have pizza, pasta and inspired entrees. 3/190 Oxford St, Bulimba T 07 3395 6327 W sugomi.com.au

ASCOT & HAMILTON

BAGUETTE BISTROT & BAR

Modern Australian cuisine influenced by French cookery. Elegant modern curries, soups and sauces. 150 Racecourse Rd, Ascot T 07 3268 6168 898 Stanley St East, Woolloongabba W baguette.com.au T 07 3891 5000

GREEN PAPAYA

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GUSTO DA GIANNI

Extensive traditional Italian menu on the water at Portside. Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules St, Hamilton T 07 3868 2011 W gustodagianni.com

THE LIDO WOODFIRED DECADENCE Fresh array of Australian cuisine catering to hungry diners. 120 Racecourse Rd, Ascot T 07 3268 7400

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SUMMIT RESTAURANT & KUTA CAFÉ Contemporary local cuisine and panoramic views. 1012 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mount Coot-tha T 07 3369 9922 W brisbanelookout.com

HILLSTONE ST LUCIA

Modern yet traditional Japanese haven. Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules St, Hamilton T 07 3268 6655 W sonorestaurant.com.au

TASSELS DINING & DELICATESSEN Offers regional produce from around the world for breakfast and lunch. 68 Racecourse Rd, Ascot T 07 3868 1677 W tasselsdeli.com.au

ZEST BISTRO With creative American food, Zest is the perfect place to dine at any time of day. 111 Racecourse Rd, Ascot T 07 3630 1230 W zestbistro.com.au

Just 10 minutes from Brisbane CBD, featuring beautiful Queensland architecture & impressive views over the surrounding parkland & golf course. St Lucia Golf Links, Carawa St, St Lucia T 07 3870 3433 W hillstonestlucia.com.au

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entertainment & nightlife — LIVE & SOPHISTICATED —

Laruche, Fortitude Valley

With countless live music venues and an abundance of swanky, creative bars and clubs, Brisbane’s nightlife and entertainment scenes are buzzing. Live music is best in either Fortitude Valley or the more eclectic suburb West End. Both areas boast big venues alongside small and loud quirky spaces. Catch live music at the Brisbane Powerhouse, the iconic Brisbane Jazz Club or The Hi-Fi. Cool wine and cocktail bars like Bowery Bar and Laruche in Fortitude Valley, Super Whatnot and Rush in the city or The Lark in Paddington are just a few that have cemented Brisbane’s reputation for a deliciously exciting and creative bar scene. Taking it easy is simple at one of Brisbane’s many boutique breweries or stylish relaxed venues like Archive, x&y Bar and Bar Alto. Dance the night away at Cloudland, Oh Hello, The Family or Ric’s Bar. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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Openair cinema, South Bank

Canvas Club, Woolloongabba

ALFRESCO FILM

WINE BARS

Brisbane’s delightful weather will ensure you stay outdoors well into the evening. Take full advantage of the glorious weather and bask in the fresh air during summer at the Moonlight Cinemas at New Farm Park or the Openair Cinema at South Bank.

Slide into your seat and sip the night away at one of Brisbane’s many eclectic and interesting wine bars. From cosy hole-in-the-wall types, to sleek and stylishly designed award-winners, the Brisbane wine bar scene has a sophisticated edge with each of the city’s urban villages home to their own unique watering holes. Try Canvas Cocktail and Wine Bar in Woolloongabba for

LIVE & LOUD RIC’S BAR, FORTITUDE VALLEY emerging music

THE HI-FI, WEST END touring bands

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, NEW FARM

creative cocktails, extensive wine and boutique beer lists and tapas. Claret House at Teneriffe, The Laneway in The City or the Sling Lounge in West End are some of the other must visit bars popping up all over Brisbane.

COMEDY VENUES Split your sides laughing in

free entertainment

Brisbane with a hilarious array of

BRISBANE JAZZ CLUB, KANGAROO POINT

the mic yourself, enjoy the fun at

live jazz

THE ZOO, FORTITUDE VALLEY indie rock

X&Y BAR, FORTITUDE VALLEY seven nights a week

live comedy act venues. Take to the Brisbane Powerhouse free comedy program called Livewired or hit one of the city’s Comedy Clubs. Some to try are the Sit Down Comedy Club at the Paddo Tavern or the Albion Comedy Club.

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Enjoy worldly beer in a friendly laid back setting. Cnr Edward & Mary St, Brisbane T 07 3221 0199 W belgianbeercafebrussels.com.au

BREW CAFÉ & WINE BAR This cool laneway bar serves up fine coffee and after dusk drinks. Lower Burnett Ln, Brisbane T 07 3211 4343 W brewgroup.com.au

THE CRITERION TAVERN The perfect place to relax and have fun with friends. Cnr George & Adelaide Sts, Brisbane T 07 3221 7411 W criteriontavern.com.au

DRAGONFLY Boasting orient-inspired décor, mouth-watering cocktails and perfectly crafted dim sum. 235 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3220 1477 W dragon-fly.com.au

E’CCO BAR

GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL

PORT OFFICE HOTEL

A chic small bar located on the fringe of the city. 510 Adelaide St, Brisbane T 07 3831 8461 W eccobistro.com

Located beneath Central Station it is renowned for its heritage charm and vibrant atmosphere. 270 Ann St, Brisbane T 07 3220 2061 W grandcentralhotel.com.au

This heritage listed hotel features several bars. Cnr Edward & Margaret Sts, Brisbane T 07 3221 0072 W portofficehotel.com.au

JADE BUDDHA

A laneway bar with a European vibe and open-air courtyard. 42 Burnett Ln, Brisbane

THE EXCHANGE HOTEL Built in 1863, this hotel is one of Brisbane’s most iconic venues with a rooftop bar. Cnr Edward & Charlotte Sts, Brisbane T 07 3229 3522 W theexchange.com.au

FIREFLY This bistro come bar is the ideal place for a casual drink. 275 George St, Brisbane T 07 3211 2162 W cicadagroup.com.au

FRIDAY’S BAR RESTAURANT CLUB A favourite with locals, this stylish yet relaxed bar is perched on the banks of the Brisbane River. 123 Eagle St, Riverside Centre, Brisbane T 07 3832 2122 W fridays.com.au

Overlooking the river, this bar oozes modern Asian ambience. 1 Eagle St, Brisbane T 07 3221 2888 W jadebuddha.com.au

THE LANEWAY Offers an eclectic wine list and a worthy selection of boutique beers and ciders. 181 Mary St, Brisbane T 07 3229 2271 W urbanerestaurant.com

PINK PIANO This one-of-a-kind boutique piano bar offers a unique atmosphere unlike any other. 97 Wickham St, Brisbane T 07 3832 9472 W pinkpiano.net

SURVEY CO. BURNETT LANE

SUPER WHATNOT Little laneway bar with craft beer, eclectic wines by the glass and a back bar worth exploring. 48 Burnett Ln, Brisbane T 07 3210 2343 W superwhatnot.com

TREASURY CASINO AND HOTEL The ultimate entertainment destination in the city’s finest heritage buildings. George St, Brisbane T 07 3306 8888 W treasurybrisbane.com.au

Brisbane’s Ultimate Entertainment Destination Call Treasury Casino & Hotel on 1800 506 889 or visit www.treasurybrisbane.com.au to book a room, dine at our restaurants or see what great promotions are on offer!

BET WITH YOUR HEAD, NOT OVER IT.

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LYCHEE LOUNGE

THE BOWERY

LIMES HOTEL ROOFTOP BAR

If you are after fresh Asian-influenced cuisine and drinks, this is the bar for you. Park Lvl, Post Office Square, 215 Adelaide St, Brisbane T 07 3211 2333 W zenbar.com.au

Premium cocktails with an inspiring food menu. 2/94 Boundary St, West End T 07 3846 0544 W lycheelounge.com.au

Widely known for the best cocktails in Brisbane. 676 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 0202 W thebowery.com.au

Enjoy sunset cocktails on the boutique hotel’s rooftop. 142 Constance St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 9000 W limeshotel.com.au

THE MELBOURNE HOTEL

CLOUDLAND

MANA BAR

SOUTH BANK

Three unique dining areas, bars and an extensive wine cellar. 2 Browning St, West End T 07 3844 1571 W themelbournehotel.com.au

A stunningly designed bar and restaurant over four levels. 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3872 6600 W cloudland.tv

Enjoy a drink while playing the latest video games. 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 6767 W manabar.com.au

CRU BAR & CELLAR

THE MET

One of Brisbane’s best cellars with an award-winning wine list. 22 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 2400 W crubar.com

State of the art entertainment complex on three levels. 256 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3257 2557 W themet.com.au

FAMILY

OH HELLO

The best local and international DJs on four levels. 8 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 5000 W thefamily.com.au

Dance, live music, international and local acts with a design flair. 621 Ann St, Fortitude Valley W ohhello.com.au

FRINGE BAR

A well known bar and live music venue. 339 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 1216 W pressclub.net.au

THE FOX HOTEL

Enjoy a drink with a city view from the balcony. Cnr Hope & Melbourne Sts, South Brisbane SLING LOUNGE T 07 3844 2883 Over 350 cocktails using the finest spirits W thefox.com.au and premium produce. FRENCH MARTINI 153 Boundary St, West End South Bank’s new charcuterie, champagne T 07 3255 3522 W slinglounge.com and cocktail bar finds perfect balance between the accessible and the boutique. UBER NIGHTCLUB 6 Little Stanley St, South Brisbane Immerse yourself in the warm T 07 3844 5541 atmosphere of Uber. W frenchmartini.com.au 100 Boundary St, West End THE PLOUGH INN TAVERN T 07 3846 6680 A grand pub in the heart of South Bank. W uber.net.au Stanley St Plaza, South Bank WHITE LOTUS BAR T 07 3844 7777 A boutique bar in the new Melbourne W ploughinn.com.au Hotel building situated in West End. THE SHIP INN 10 Browning St, West End A street bar and beer garden with T 07 3840 9811 W whitelotusbar.com.au excellent menu options. Cnr Sidon & Stanley Sts, South Bank FORTITUDE VALLEY T 07 3844 8000 W theshipinn.com.au ALHAMBRA LOUNGE

WEST END

ARCHIVE BEER BOUTIQUE & BISTRO Guaranteed to increase your levels of beer appreciation. 100 Boundary St, West End T 07 3846 6680 W archivebeerboutique.com.au

THE END A quirky new bar with a range of local and imported drinks and nineties décor. 73 Vulture St, West End

THE HI-FI BAR One of the loudest and liveliest night spots in West End. 125 Boundary St, West End T 1300 843 443 W thehifi.com.au

Fringe Bar is home to distinctive events and delicious food and drinks. 766 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 9833 W fringebar.com.au

GLASS BAR & RESTAURANT

This bar is a smaller, ambient lounge-style venue. Award-winning nightclub and lounge bar. Cnr Brunswick & Berwick Sts, 12 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley Fortitude Valley T 07 3216 0226 T 07 3252 0533 W alhambralounge.com W glassjazz.com.au

ALLONEWORD A boutique nightspot swathed in style and intimacy. 188 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley W alloneword.com.au

BARSOMA LOUNGE BAR RESTAURANT A classy subdued atmosphere with fine food and cocktails. 4/22 Constance St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 9550 W barsoma.com

BLACK BEAR LODGE Offers a cool space to chill, drink and listen to great live music. 322 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 4276 W blackbearlodge.com.au

HOTEL BRAVO Large sweeping bar with fantastic cocktails. 455 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 3533 W hotelbravo.com.au

LARUCHE BAR & SUPPERCLUB A decadent and elaborately designed bar and supperclub. 680 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3666 0880 W laruche.com.au

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PRESS CLUB

RIC’S BAR Rock ‘n’ roll will have you scissor-jumping at this live music joint. 321 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3666 0777 W ricsbar.com.au

SKY ROOM First class venue with first class drinks. Lvl 2, 234 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3216 1323 W skyroom.com.au

THE TIVOLI An icon of the Brisbane live music scene since 1917. 52 Costin St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 1711 W thetivoli.net.au

THE WICKHAM One of the premier hotels and leading gay and lesbian venues in Queensland. 308 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 1301 W thewickham.com.au

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Live music at Ric’s Bar, Fortitude Valley

X&Y BAR

NEW FARM &

Kick back to live music seven nights a week. TENERIFFE 648 Ann St, Fortitude Valley THE ALIBI ROOM T 07 3257 1259 Perch yourself on a stool at the window W xandybar.com.au and enjoy a beer. 720 Brunswick St, New Farm THE ZOO T 07 3358 6133 Iconic live music venue with an endless W thealibiroom.com line-up of gigs. 711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3854 1381 W thezoo.com.au

ZURI A decadent lounge bar and dining experience. 1/367 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 0 7 3257 4999 W zuri.com.au

BAR ALTO Great food and a trendy place to meet for drinks overlooking the river. 119 Lamington St, New Farm T 07 3358 1063 W baralto.com.au

CLARET HOUSE & WINE BAR

SALON

The wine list has been carefully hand-picked and tasted. 36 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe T 07 3257 0402 W clarethouse.com.au

Over 150 amazing cocktails set in intimate chic ambience. Shop 5A, 110 Macquarie St, Teneriffe T 07 3252 3911

GERTIE’S BAR & LOUNGE

Spectacular art deco architecture with numerous cosy nooks to enjoy a drink. Cnr Ann St & Commercial Rd, Newstead T 07 3719 4100 W waterloohotel.com.au

Enjoy a drink while you sit and watch the world go by listening to live jazz. 699 Brunswick St, New Farm T 07 3358 5088 W gerties.com.au

THE LONDON CLUB

A short stroll from the Brisbane River where you can enjoy lunch, dinner BITTER SUITE and drinks. A ‘beer bistro’ focusing on local craft brews and serving Australian share plates. 38 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe T 07 3252 8188 75 Welsby St, New Farm W thelondonclub.com.au T 07 3254 4426 W bittersuite.com.au

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WATERLOO HOTEL

CAXTON STREET & THE BARRACKS

CABIRIA Features an entire wall of wines, a luncheonette and oyster bar. 61 Petrie Tce, The Barracks, Petrie Terrace T 07 3368 2666 W thebarracks.info/cabiria

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Byblos Bar and Restaurant, Hamilton

CASABLANCA

THE LARK FOOD & DRINK

KELVIN GROVE

Bar and restaurant with a Latin influence. 52 Petrie Tce, Petrie Terrace T 07 3369 6969 W casablanca.com.au

A French art deco design, chilled vibe, great food and drinks. Shop 1, 267 Given Tce, Paddington T 07 3369 1299 W thelark.com.au

THE NORMANBY HOTEL

THE CAXTON HOTEL Located near Suncorp Stadium, making it popular on game day. 15–17 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace T 07 3368 1944 W caxton.com.au

THE PADDINGTON TAVERN Known as The Paddo, this venue has something for everyone. 186 Given Tce, Paddington T 07 3369 0044 W mcguireshotels.com.au

This revamped historic hotel oozes an energetic sense of fun. 1 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill T 07 3831 3353 W thenormanby.com.au

K ANGAROO POINT

PINEAPPLE HOTEL

Award-winning steakhouse, with bars and function rooms. HOTEL LA 706 Main St, Kangaroo Point SIT DOWN COMEDY CLUB Located in the Paddington hotspot of T 07 3393 1111 See national and international performers W pineapplehotel.com.au Caxton Street. 68 Petrie Tce (Cnr Caxton St), Petrie Terrace plus the comedians of tomorrow. THE STORY BRIDGE HOTEL T 07 3368 2560 186 Given Tce, Paddington This historic hotel is one of W hotella.com.au T 07 3369 4466 Brisbane’s favourites. W standup.com.au 200 Main St, Kangaroo Point

MIRASOUL BAR DINING LOUNGE

More satisfying than a bar but less formal than a restaurant. 55 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace T 07 3367 1333 W mirasoul.com.au

PADDINGTON & ROSALIE

BLUE ROOM CINEBAR

MILTON & PARK ROAD

REGATTA HOTEL On Coronation Drive overlooking the Brisbane River. 543 Coronation Dr, Toowong T 07 3871 9595 W regattahotel.com.au

XXXX ALE HOUSE, BREWERY TOURS

Brisbane’s pioneer spot for a box office & VISITOR CENTRE and bar. Watch the latest movies in luxury. Experience an Australian icon up close. Lvl 1, 151 Baroona Rd, Rosalie Cnr Black & Paten Sts, Milton T 07 3876 4566 T 07 3361 7597 W blueroomcinebar.com W xxxxbrewerytour.com.au

T 07 3391 2266 W storybridgehotel.com.au

BULIMBA & HAWTHORNE

OXFORD 152 A local hotspot, bar and restaurant. 152 Oxford St, Bulimba T 07 3899 2026 W oxfod152.com.au

ASCOT & HAMILTON

BREAKFAST CREEK HOTEL Beers off the wood, world famous steaks set in five dining areas. 2 Kingsford Smith Dr, Albion T 07 3262 5988 W breakfastcreekhotel.com

BYBLOS BAR & RESTAURANT An ideal location for a quiet dinner, a celebratory cocktail or a special event. Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules St, Hamilton T 07 3268 2223 W byblosbar.com.au

WOOLLOONGABBA & HAMILTON HOTEL EAST BRISBANE

CANVAS CLUB This small cocktail bar buzzes in the thriving Gabba Village precinct. 16B Logan Rd, Woolloongabba T 07 3891 2111 W canvasclub.com.au

Iconic hotel built in 1865 offers delectable food, beverages and entertainment in a trendy atmosphere. 442 Kingsford Smith Dr, Hamilton T 07 3268 7500 W hamiltonhotel.com.au

CHALK HOTEL Cocktails, premium beers and wines from around the globe. 735 Stanley St, Woolloongabba T 07 3896 6565 W chalkhotel.com.au

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arts & culture — WORLD CLASS —

Gallery of Modern Art, South Bank*

Photograph: Mark Sherwood

One thing is certain – Brisbane is a hot bed of creative and cultural offerings. Exclusive blockbuster exhibitions and exciting and inspiring theatre productions sit alongside independent and emerging local performances and exhibitions. Brisbane’s cultural heart beats along the Brisbane River with large spaces including the Queensland Art Gallery, Australia’s largest Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Queensland Museum and the State Library, all of which attract exciting large-scale productions and exhibitions. The cultural artistic life of Brisbane can also be seen in the many independent galleries and performance spaces dotted around Brisbane in The City, Fortitude Valley, New Farm and Kelvin Grove. The Brisbane Powerhouse, a former power station is both a distinct landmark and a hub for creativity, theatre, music, comedy, visual art and festivals. *Visitor viewing ‘Across Country: Five Years of Indigenous Australian Art’ including: Kumanjayi Cherel (Kija/Gooniyandi people) works Untitled (Ngawaya – Mud mussel) 2007, Girndi (Bush plum) 2007, Tharloo (Bush plum) 2006 and Girndi (Bush plum) 2006, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

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CHEERFUL CULTURE QUEENSLAND CULTURAL CENTRE, SOUTH BANK social and community heart

ABBEY MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY, CABOOLTURE medieval history

QUEENSLAND MARITIME MUSEUM, SOUTH BANK on the water Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Bank

BRISBANE ON STAGE

METRO ARTS, BRISBANE CITY emerging artists

STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND, SOUTH BANK

Live theatre is aplenty across the city with a stellar line up of innovative performances all year round which have cemented their reputation in the cultural life of the city. The cutting edge Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley offers a unique blend of contemporary dance and music, visual arts, contemporary chamber circus, multimedia, Indigenous theatre, youth arts and screen culture.

kids’ corner

RYAN RENSHAW GALLERY, FORTITUDE VALLEY contemporary art

LA BOITE THEATRE COMPANY, KELVIN GROVE theatre-in-the-round

MUSEUM OF BRISBANE, BRISBANE CITY a social history

The La Boite Roundhouse Theatre in Kelvin Grove is Australia’s only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round

LIGHT BOXES

and is an icon of Brisbane’s creative heart, as is the Brisbane Powerhouse, known for world-class musicians, artists and performers.

LIVE ART Brisbane’s artistic appeal can be seen in the many independent creative spaces. Located in the vibrant hub of Fortitude Valley, some must visit spaces for art aficionados are Phillip Bacon Gallery, Heiser Gallery, Fire-works Gallery, Jan Murphy Gallery, Red Sea Gallery, and Phillip Bacon Gallery

Edwina Corlette Gallery.

Have you spotted the 900 gorgeously painted traffic light signal boxes at Brisbane’s intersections? W

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JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Queensland Museum, South Bank

QUEENSLAND MUSEUM Fresh from refurbishment, the Queensland Museum will celebrate its 150th birthday in 2012 and continue to inspire generations of Queenslanders to discover, rejoice and value our distinctive natural and cultural environment. The refurb will provide better access to exhibitions, utilise bigger spaces and better services including a revamped Museum Café and entry to the roof terrace. The Museum and Sciencentre will be launching an exciting new schedule of events, exhibitions and visitor experiences in conjunction with the reopening, including the much anticipated and exclusive Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb, direct from the British Museum and on display from April to August 2012.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, the centre is Australia’s first integrated art centre offering a mix of theatre, music, visual arts and screen culture in a range of contemporary shows. 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3872 9018 W jwcoca.qld.gov.au

EXPRESSIONS DANCE COMPANY Expressions Dance Company has been widely acclaimed for its compelling brand of contemporary dance. Audiences privileged enough to witness a show by this extraordinary dance company are sure to leave with an everlasting impression of how dance can tell stories and connect with your heart. Founded in 1985, Expressions Dance Company is located in the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts where they present a variety of work that combines abstract with theatricality and extends the boundaries of dance and theatre with performances that blend speech, dance and visual media.

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QUT ART MUSEUM

OPERA QUEENSLAND

ABORIGINAL FINE ART

A haven for art lovers, with exhibitions ranging from contemporary prints to couture collections. U Block, 2 George St, QUT Gardens Point, Brisbane T 07 3138 5370 W artmuseum.qut.edu.au

Opera and theatre company of Queensland performing at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. T 0 7 3735 3030 W operaqld.org.au

Offers fine pieces of beautiful Aboriginal art. Shop 4, Albert St, Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3012 7550 W aboriginal-fineart.com

BLEEDING HEART GALLERY Café, art gallery, gift shop, wireless internet hub and the perfect meeting place. 166 Ann St, Brisbane T 07 3229 0395 W bleedingheart.com.au

METRO ARTS A creative hub for independent artists, featuring galleries, rehearsal spaces and a popular underground restaurant. 109 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3002 7100 W metroarts.com.au

MUSEUM OF BRISBANE A cultural space for social history and contemporary art. 157 Ann St, Brisbane T 07 3407 2822 W museumofbrisbane.com.au

QUT GARDENS THEATRE The premier city venue for performing arts, featuring professional theatre and student showcases. 2 George St, Brisbane T 07 3138 4455 W gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au

SOUTH BANK

GALLERY OF MODERN ART (GOMA) Australia’s largest gallery of modern art with world class exhibitions. Stanley Pl, South Bank T 07 3840 7303 W qag.qld.gov.au

QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY (QAG)

QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (QPAC) QPAC is the premier performing arts venue in Queensland. Cnr Grey & Melbourne Sts, South Bank T 07 3840 7444 W qpac.com.au

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Home to world class exclusive exhibitions. QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Diverse program of classical and modern Stanley Pl, South Bank T 07 3840 7303 compositions and performances W qag.qld.gov.au throughout Queensland. T 07 3833 5000 QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM W qso.com.au

GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY

One of Australia’s leading tertiary music institutions. 16 Russell St, South Bank T 07 3735 6111 W griffith.edu.au/music

QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY

QUEENSLAND MUSEUM SOUTH BANK

STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND

Hands on encounters for the young and young at heart. Cnr Grey & Melbourne Sts, South Bank T 07 3840 7555 W southbank.qm.qld.gov.au

Presents an exciting and diverse public program and almost everything is free! Stanley Pl, South Bank T 07 3840 7569 W slq.qld.gov.au

Leading company presenting a diverse season of plays. T 07 3010 7600 W qldtheatreco.com.au

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Street art in James Street, Fortitude Valley

WEST END

EXPRESSIONS DANCE COMPANY

INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART

QUEENSLAND BALLET

Award-winning Brisbane based dance company. Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3257 4222 W expressionsdancecompany.org.au

Showcases exhibitions and events An artist-run initiative supporting featuring emerging and established local, emerging artists. national and international artists. 103 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 2552 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 5750 W jugglers.org.au W ima.org.au

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JAN MURPHY GALLERY

An exciting gallery of art in the James Street precinct. Shop 2A, 9 Doggett St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3254 1192 W gallery2120.com

High-calibre contemporary art in the heart of the gallery precinct. 486 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3254 1855 W janmurphygallery.com.au

HEISER GALLERY

JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

One of only three full-time professional ballet companies in Australia supporting Queensland Arts culture scene. T 07 3013 6666 W queenslandballet.com.au

FORTITUDE VALLEY

ARTISAN GALLERY A space dedicated to Queensland’s craft and design industry. 381 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3215 0800 W artisan.org.au

Representing the work of leading Australian artists. 90B Arthur St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3254 2849 W heisergallery.com.au

An intimate arts venue creating innovative experiences. 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3872 9000 W judithwrightcentre.com

JUGGLERS ART SPACE

NEO GALLERY

Specialising in Modern Australian and Indigenous Art. Shop 1, 758 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3852 4944 W neogallery.net

PHILIP BACON GALLERIES This is one of Australia’s leading art galleries. 2 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3358 3555 W philipbacongalleries.com.au

Visit Queensland’s Most Important Heritage Building, Old Government House

2 George St, Brisbane | Admission Free | Opening Hours 10am - 4pm, Sun - Fri | P (+617) 3138 8005 | W www.ogh.qut.edu.au

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Performance at QPAC, South Bank

RED SEA GALLERY Exhibits a range of original paintings, drawings and prints. Centro 2, 27 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3162 2230 W redseagallery.com

RYAN RENSHAW GALLERY Contemporary Australian and international art. 137 Warry St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3666 0350 W ryanrenshaw.com.au

TWELFTH NIGHT THEATRE A popular venue for small-scale theatre productions. 4 Cintra Rd, Bowen Hills T 07 3252 5122 W twelfthnighttheatre.com.au

NEW FARM & TENERIFFE

CAXTON STREET & THE BARRACKS

KELVIN GROVE

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

BRISBANE ARTS THEATRE

An innovative contemporary venue for the performing arts. 119 Lamington St, New Farm T 07 3358 8600 W brisbanepowerhouse.org

Dynamic, live theatre since 1936. 210 Petrie Tce, Brisbane T 07 3369 2344 W artstheatre.com.au

Australia’s only purpose-built theatre in the round. Lvl 5, The Works, 34 Parer Pl, Kelvin Grove T 07 3007 8600 W laboite.com.au

PADDINGTON & ROSALIE

RED HILL GALLERY

EDWINA CORLETTE GALLERY Featuring works from emerging and mid-career artists. 2/555 Brunswick St, New Farm T 07 3358 6555 W edwinacorlette.com

LETHBRIDGE GALLERY Specialising in highly detailed and technical paintings. 36 Latrobe Tce, Paddington T 07 3369 4790 W lethbridgegallery.com

FIRE-WORKS GALLERY Collection of works from Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. 52A Doggett St, Newstead T 07 3216 1250 W fireworksgallery.com.au

ROBYN BAUER STUDIO GALLERY & SCULPTURE GARDEN

SUZANNE O’CONNELL GALLERY Specialising in Australian Indigenous art. 93 James St, New Farm T 07 3358 5811 W suzanneoconnell.com

Presenting original contemporary artworks by Queensland artists, with a particular focus on sculpture. 54 Latrobe Tce, Paddington T 07 3511 6380 W robynbauergallery.com.au

LA BOITE THEATRE COMPANY

A collection of fine art, sculpture and ceramics. 61 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill T 07 3368 1442 W redhillgallery.com.au

WOOLLOONGABBA & EAST BRISBANE

WOOLLOONGABBA ART GALLERY Contemporary Australian art space. 613 Stanley St, Woolloongabba T 07 3891 5551 W wag.com.au

Be entertained COMEDY • OPERA • DANCE • DRAMA • MUSIC

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shopping & fashion — RETAIL THERAPY —

Easton Pearson, Fortitude Valley

No matter what your style, you’ll find something to suit in Brisbane. Visit the luxury Chanel, Hermes and Louis Vuitton, or established Australian designers like Easton Pearson and sass & bide. You’ll also find hidden one-off boutique stores and markets packed full of emerging designer wears. At the heart of Brisbane City you will find the Queen Street Mall, Australia’s largest openair pedestrian mall, home to over 700 specialty stores including international fashion outlets, major department stores and boutiques. Fortitude Valley and New Farm have many boutique retailers stocking the best of national, international and local threads. The suburbs of West End and Paddington are home to more bohemian antique stores, retro shops and vintage outlets. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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LIBERTINE

YOUNG DESIGNER MARKETS Meet and buy direct from some of the best design talent in Brisbane. The Young Designers Market on Little Stanley Street at South Bank is held on the first Sunday of each month. The markets feature fashion, accessories, jewellery, homewares, object design, furniture and arts.

This exquisite store just off James Street stocks some of the world’s finest fragrances. Find and mix your own unique scent. 181 Robertson St, New Farm T 07 3216 0122 W libertineparfumerie.com.au

WHERE TO SHOP CHANEL, QUEENSPLAZA, BRISBANE CITY world famous French designer

UGG, BRISBANE CITY Aussie icon

CHELSEA DE LUCA, FORTITUDE VALLEY local jewellery

BOX VINTAGE, WEST END vintage clothing

R.M. WILLIAMS, WINTERGARDEN, BRISBANE CITY a little bit country

Frockshop, Fortitude Valley

BRISBANE DESIGNER THREADS

VEIN, BRISBANE ARCADE, BRISBANE CITY

Die hard fashionistas will not leave Brisbane empty-handed

locally designed shoes

with plenty of local designers and fashion collectors setting

COACH, WINTERGARDEN, BRISBANE CITY American inspired accessories

BESSIE HEAD, WINTERGARDEN, BRISBANE CITY Aussie and international brands

LA LA LATROBE, PADDINGTON ultra feminine fashion

BLONDE VENUS, FORTITUDE VALLEY directional Australian and international labels

up flagship boutiques across Brisbane. Fortitude Valley is a hot bed of talent with internationally recognised labels sitting alongside inspiring local talent like Easton Pearson, Paul Hunt, Tengdahl, Nat Sui, Tom Gunn and Chelsea de Luca. There are also a number of talented fashion buyers leading the way in attracting exclusive internationally sought after labels to Brisbane. Check out Camargue, Kisses, Jean Brown and Calexico for fashion fixes you won’t find anywhere else.

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ON QUEEN STREET MALL CITY BEACH Offers surf and leisure fashion for boys and girls with brands such as Billabong and Quiksilver. 120 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3405 8820 W citybeachsurf.com.au

COUNTRY ROAD Stylish men’s and women’s fashion for contemporary lifestyles. 180–182 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3003 0671 W countryroad.com.au

CULTURE KINGS Streetwear store offering streetwear, footwear, headwear and barbershop. 115 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3211 4838 W culturekings.com

GUESS Exudes fashion forward designs and products influenced by European sensuality. Cnr Albert St & Albert Ln, Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3211 2357 W guess.com

LORNA JANE

PANDORA

VEIN WEAR

POLO RALPH LAUREN

TIFFANY & CO.

This local designer store offers quality hand-made shoes. 160 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 0434 059 416 W veinwear.com

One of the world’s most well-known lifestyle and sportswear brands. Cnr Queen & Edward Sts, Brisbane T 07 3221 3332 W ralphlauren.com.au

World’s premier jeweller offering fine jewellery for life’s most cherished occasions. 226 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3003 1837 W tiffany.com

THE MYER CENTRE

TATTERSALL’S ARCADE

ADORNE

HUNT LEATHER

Vibrant fashion accessories delivering style, versatility and affordability. 91 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3846 6366 W adorne.com.au

Retailers of fine luggage and leathergoods. 202 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3221 8667 W huntleather.com.au

FOREVER NEW

MARCS

Affordable up-to-the-minute looks focused on international trends and celebrity fashion. 91 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3012 8148 W forevernew.com.au

This Australian fashion label is renowned for timeless and tailored fashion. 202 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3003 1344 W marcs.com.au

MYER

Unique and cutting edge glasses from around the world. 202 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3012 8883 W optiko.com.au

WOLFORD Luxurious Austrian body wear label, with hosiery, lingerie and fashion clothing. 160 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3012 8803 W wolfordbrisbane.com.au

BROADWAY ON THE MALL HYPE DC From retro sneakers to high fashion, Hype DC has you covered for every occasion. 187–189 Albert Street, Brisbane T 07 3211 0666 W hypedc.com

SCOTCH & SODA This Amsterdam-based fashion brand offers casual men’s and women’s wear . 170 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3003 1020 W scotch-soda.com

MACARTHUR CENTRAL

MAIOCCHI This Brisbane designer offers unique and quirky designs. 160 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3012 9640 W maiocchi.com.au

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DAVID JONES Largest one-location store offering designer and international brands. 226 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3243 9000 W davidjones.com.au

Leading designer of women’s active wear. T-BAR 155 Queen St Mall, Brisbane Offers individual, style-driven, high T 07 3012 9710 quality t-shirts for the young and young W lornajane.com at heart. SUNGLASS HUT 170 Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Offers latest looks and chic designer T 07 3211 3022 W t-bar.com.au sunglasses including Prada, Versace and Ray Ban. 184 Albert St, Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3210 2617 W sunglasshut.com.au GORGEOUS COSMETICS

BRISBANE ARCADE

PERFECT POTION

Jewellery that can be worn alone or Aromatherapy experts with perfumes, combined to create your own unique look. beauty treatments and products. 160 Queen St Mall, Brisbane Cnr Queen & Edward Sts, Brisbane T 07 3211 4322 T 07 3211 9935 W pandora.net/en-AU W perfectpotion.com.au

Offers exclusive brands and designers with a wide range of products. 91 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3223 6900 W myer.com.au

RODD & GUNN

TRACEY MATHERS SHOES

Specialising in ladies and mens imported, Contemporary, casual men’s clothing with designer footwear from across the globe. an Australian twist. 202 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3210 0726 91 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3210 6263 W traceymathers.com.au W roddandgunn.com.au

QUEENSPLAZA BALLY

Specialising in the latest cosmetic products and beauty services. Cnr Queen & Edward Sts, Brisbane T 07 3220 150 W gorgeouscosmetics.com.au

Modern and timeless clothes, shoes and accessories for men and women. 226 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3018 9065 W bally.com

OROTON

CHANEL

This popular Australian brand offers stylish bags and accessories. Cnr Queen & Edward Sts, Brisbane T 07 3221 9003 W oroton.com.au

OPTIKO

This famous French label is revered for its classic style and understated elegance. 226 Queen St Mall, Brisbane W chanel.com

WINTERGARDEN BESSIE HEAD One of Brisbane’s leading boutiques with high-end Australian designers. 91 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3221 0355 W blog.bessiehead.com.au

COACH This leading American designer has been producing handbags and accessories since 1941. 91 Queen St Mall, Brisbane W coach.com visitbrisbane.com.au


SHOPPING & FASHION GEORG JENSEN

LACED

GARNSIS

DOGSTAR

Unique Scandinavian design of jewellery, watches and homewares. 200 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3210 0542 W georgjensen.com.au

The store for those utterly obsessed with sneaker culture. 35 Adelaide St, Brisbane T 07 3012 7888 W laced.com.au

Head here for this Brisbane designer’s Japanese-influenced fashion. 188 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3003 0908 W dogstar.com.au

JURLIQUE

PRINCESS POLLY

Gorgeous clothing, jewellery and accessories from local and national designers. 99 Elizabeth St, Brisbane T 07 3211 4177 W garnsisboutique.com

MADISON INTEGRITY Stocks exquisite labels from the fashion capitals of the world. 189 Elizabeth St, Brisbane T 07 3003 0600 W madisonintegrity.typepad.com

Founded in 1837, Hermes is famous for high-quality leather products and its signature silk scarves. 171 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3236 2070 W hermes.com/australia

RICHARDS & RICHARDS

HUGO BOSS

Home to quality European men’s leisure and formalwear plus the R&R Café Bar. 215 Elizabeth St, Brisbane T 07 3211 1000 W richardsandrichards.com.au

World-renowned designer offers signature classic style for men and women. 176–188 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3012 7433 W hugoboss.com

Natural, high performance products using Fashion for those that are young the finest organic ingredients. and young at heart. 91 Queen St Mall, Brisbane 152 Adelaide St, Brisbane T 07 3210 6808 T 07 3229 8459 W jurlique.com.au W princesspolly.com.au

R.M. WILLIAMS This famous Australian store offers hard-wearing clothing, accessories and handcrafted boots. 91 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3229 3354 W rmwilliams.com.au

SWAROVSKI World-class crystal jewellery, ornaments and homewares. 91 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3012 8955 W swarovski.com

ADELAIDE STREET BIOME

ALBERT STREET FOLIO BOOKS An experience for book lovers with an extensive, wonderful and unique range of books. 80 Albert St, Brisbane T 07 3221 1368 W foliobooks.com.au

If your style is eclectic and modern then Violent Green is your kind of store.  Elizabeth Arcade, 99 Elizabeth St, Brisbane GENERAL PANTS CO. T 07 3003 0078 Australia’s leading youth brand apparel retailer, stocking over 60 brands including W violentgreen.blogspot.com Lee and Ksubi. XILE 192 Albert St, Brisbane Offering the most sought after designers T 07 3210 6638 the world has to offer. W generalpants.com.au 181 Elizabeth St, Brisbane

Eco-friendly haven in the heart of the city. NAPOLEON Makeup and beauty products that 215 Adelaide St, Brisbane T 07 3221 9842 Napoleon Perdis has become famous for. W biome.com.au Shop G18, Albert St, Brisbane T 07 3003 0533 CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION W napoleonperdis.com Offering shoes that are not just UNIVERSAL fashionable but also functional. Offers streetwear for guys and girls 204 Adelaide St, Brisbane T 07 3210 1460 and the latest trends in youth culture. W childrenoftherevolution.com.au 188 Albert St, Brisbane T 07 3012 9000 CHOCOLATE TO DIE FOR W universalstore.com.au For lovers of fine chocolate with delicious treats from some of Australia’s best chocolate makers. 21 Adelaide St, Brisbane T 07 3210 6585 ELIO MODA W chocolatetodiefor.com.au For looks ranging from the runway

ELIZABETH STREET

CRUMPLER A leading Australian designer of stylish yet practical bags with an unique edge. 156 Adelaide St, Brisbane T 07 3221 0279 W crumpler.com.au

VIOLENT GREEN

to everyday cutting edge designs complimented by precision tailoring. 195 Elizabeth St, Brisbane T 07 3211 3444 W eliomoda.com.au

T 07 3221 5664 W xile.com.au

ZOMP Featuring the latest shoe designs from around the globe, Zomp will have you stepping out in style. 199 Elizabeth St, Brisbane T 07 3003 1011 W zomp.com.au

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ISSADA This locally owned makeup boutique offers skin treatment and mineral makeup. 188 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3211 2202 W issadacosmetics.com

MANLY HARBOUR VILLAGE SHOPPING & FASHION

EDWARD STREET BELLISSIMA ON EDWARD This local boutique stocks a large range of leading women’s fashion labels. 101 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3229 5751

THE CLOAKROOM This dedicated men’s boutique specialises in tailor-made clothing and effects. 104 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3210 1515 W thecloakroom.com.au

A variety of fashion and jewellery, casual to evening, and nautical. Art gallery, books, collectables, flowers, gifts & homewares. Hair & beauty. Manly Harbour Village, Manly T 07 3348 3524 W manlyharbourvillage.com

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MITCHELL OGILVIE

SOUTH BANK

BOX VINTAGE

CAMARGUE

Offering corporate and casual menswear from leading local and international brands. 190 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3031 3888 W mitchellogilvie.com.au

DENIM CO.

Brisbane’s best source for vintage clothing. 29 Vulture St, West End T 07 3846 6862 W boxvintage.blogspot.com

Stocks leading international and national designers. Emporium, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 1100

DON’T TELL FANNIE

Unique fashion from young Brisbane and Australian designers. 669 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3666 0052

OTHER SHOPPING HOTSPOTS APARTMENT One of Brisbane’s premier menswear boutiques offering cutting edge fashion. Lvl 1, 123 Charlotte St, Brisbane T 07 3107 6046 W aptmnt.com

ARCHIVES FINE BOOKS Head here for a great selection of fiction and non-fiction used books. 40 Charlotte St, Brisbane T 07 3221 0491

THE BUNKER BOUTIQUE Hidden away down an alleyway, head here for newly discovered designers. Basement Lvl, 181 George St, Brisbane T 07 3210 0456 W thebunkerboutique.com

IGEDO This popular boutique sells a great range of womenswear. Queen Adelaide Building, 90–112 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3221 8299 W igedo.com.au

Experience espresso, food and fashion – all in one store. Little Stanley St, South Bank T 07 3844 0302 W denimco.com.au

IZABEL + SEBASTIAN For the best international and Australian fashion designers like Bec & Bridge and House of Harlow. 167 Grey St, South Bank T 07 3255 0558 W izabel.com.au

LYLAH Stocks an extensive range of ladies fashion and accessories. Little Stanley St, South Bank T 07 3846 0202 W lylah.com.au

M(ART) Exceptionally designed and crafted ceramics, glassware, jewellery, textiles and more. 166 Grey St, South Bank T 07 3255 0279

TLICIOUS This tea emporium offers an extensive range of tea products. 176–178 Grey St, South Bank T 07 3844 3305 W tlicious.com.au

WEST END

AVID READER

SUPERMARKETS The Myer Centre, 91 Queen St, Brisbane T 07 3211 9393 W coles.com.au

A selection of the newest-release books combined with a backlist of favourite titles. 193 Boundary St, West End T 07 3846 3422 W avidreader.com.au

COLES – QUEENSPLAZA

BELLA CEE

COLES – THE MYER CENTRE

QueensPlaza, 226 Queen St Mall, Brisbane T 07 3012 7488 W coles.com.au

WOOLWORTHS – MACARTHUR CENTRAL MacArthur Central, Cnr Queen & Edward Sts, Brisbane T 07 3229 4297 W woolworths.com.au

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Home to feminine chic clothing and homewares. 209 Boundary St, West End T 07 3846 3055

BENT BOOKS Famous for its interesting and quirky second-hand collections. 205A Boundary St, West End T 07 3846 5004 W bentbooks.com.au

This cute boutique showcases emerging fashion designers. 173 Boundary St, West End T 07 3255 0177 W donttellfannie.blogspot.com

LIBERTINE PARFUMERIE This exquisite store features the world’s finest fragrances. 156 Hardgrave Rd, West End T 07 3844 4233 W libertineparfumerie.com.au

DROBE

EASTON PEARSON This local designer creates wares inspired by far off places. 60 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3358 6805 W eastonpearson.com

FROCKSHOP

Get your hands on in-demand designer labels at FrockShop. Treasure trove of eco and indie homeware, 65 James St, Fortitude Valley T 1300 723 884 accessories and stationery finds. W frockshop.com 19 Browning St, West End T 07 3844 6050 IVY & BIRD W nook-shop.blogspot.com Unique homemade, locally designed and FORTITUDE VALLEY internationally sourced homewares. 164A Arthur St, Fortitude Valley ANGUS BLACK T 07 3358 1006 Fashionable and unique men’s clothing at W ivyandbird.myshopify.com affordable prices. JEAN BROWN GALLERY 665 Ann St, Fortitude Valley Accessories from the world’s leading T 07 3252 8641 fashion houses. W angusblack.com.au Emporium, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley AKIRA T 07 3257 2888 Asian inspired and internationally W jeanbrown.com.au renowned fashion designs. KISSES 705 Ann St, Fortitude Valley One of Brisbane’s most highly regarded T 07 3252 4919 womenswear boutiques. W akira.com.au 50 James St, Fortitude Valley BLONDE VENUS T 07 3358 5155 One of Australia’s most progressive men’s W kissesfashion.com.au and women’s stores. THE OUTPOST 707 Ann St, Fortitude Valley The Outpost offers eclectic wares for T 07 3216 1735 men and women. W blondevenus.com.au 5A Winn St, Fortitude Valley CALEXICO T 07 3666 0306 A Brisbane boutique offering designer W theoutpoststore.com.au fashion labels from across the globe. PAUL HUNT DESIGN 46 James St, Fortitude Valley Brisbane-based designer of beautiful T 07 3252 8216 couture and wedding gowns. W calexico.com.au 65 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3358 4765 W paulhunt.com.au

NOOK

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SHOPPING & FASHION SASS & BIDE

OLIVE HOME

ADD VINTAGE

THE DOME RETREAT

sass & bide are one of Australia’s most successful design duos. 46 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 2511 W sassandbide.com.au

Homewares, gifts and womenswear. 220 Given Tce, Paddington T 07 3367 0792 W olivehome.com.au

Specialising in restored, Danish and Eames-era furniture and collectables. 27 Nile St, Woolloongabba T 07 3161 6335 W addvintage.com.au

Brisbane’s premier 5 star spa at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel. 515 Queen St, Brisbane T 07 3833 1333 W thedomeretreat.com

SCANLAN & THEODORE

Unique furniture and collectables. 167 Latrobe Tce, Paddington T 07 3369 8088 W paddingtonantiquecentre.com.au

GABBA 5 WAY ANTIQUES EMPORIUM

ENDOTA SPA

The emporium is Brisbane’s new retail premises offering designs from 40+ exclusive dealers. 11 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba T 07 3891 5572 W gabba5waysantiquesemporium.com

Discover this down to earth, day spa heaven. 3/27 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 0712 W endotadayspa.com.au

LAVISH ESSENTIALS

Highly-trained skincare therapists. 120 Edwards St, Brisbane T 07 3012 7448 W skinmanagementcentre.com.au

High end women’s fashions label, simple and modern elegance. 46 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3257 0111 W scanlantheodore.com.au

TOM GUNN & REBECCA MANNING Australian footwear and swimwear labels, known for their unique design and luxurious materials. 46A James St, Fortitude Valley T 0432 273 850 W tomgunn.com

NEW FARM & TENERIFFE

CHELSEA DE LUCA A local designer’s whimsical costume jewellery. 76 James St, New Farm T 07 3358 6880 W chelseadeluca.com.au

PADDINGTON & ROSALIE

BIOME Eco-friendly store offering gifts, food, homewares and body products. 2 Latrobe Tce, Paddington T 07 3368 3009 W biome.com.au

THE FRENCH DOOR The highest quality sterling silver, gem, pearl and gold jewellery. 227 Given Tce, Paddington T 07 3367 8353 W thefrenchdoor.com.au

ICI ET LA French-inspired gifts and homewares. 22 Latrobe Tce, Paddington T 07 3368 4005 W icietla.com.au

PADDINGTON ANTIQUE CENTRE

RA RA SUPERSTAR Teams quirky one-off pieces with designs from owner Karen Szwedzinski. 284 Given Tce, Paddington T 07 3161 5058 W rarasuperstar.com

A variety of interior, lighting and lifestyle essentials 37 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba RETRO METRO T 07 3391 0108 A treasure trove of unique vintage clothing. W lavishessentials.com 27 Latrobe Tce, Paddington MISS MOUSE T 07 3876 3854 W retrometro.com.au A loft of unique designer labels and vintage pieces. SACHA DRAKE 28 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba This is the flagship boutique store for this T 07 3891 1906 Brisbane fashion designer. W myspace.com/ 208 Given Tce, Paddington missmouseboutiquebrisbane T 07 3368 1801 TWICE UPON A TIME ANTIQUES W sachadrake.com.au Antiques and collectables sourced from SE`JOURCLUB around the world. Travel to the Mediterranean without 31 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba leaving the city with four in-house labels T 07 3891 7735 and exclusive accessory lines. W twiceuponatime.com.au 227 Given Tce, Paddington WOOLLOONGABBA ANTIQUE CENTRE T 07 3367 8979 One of Brisbane’s largest and funkiest WE LIVE LIKE THIS antique centres. A mix of Australian and New Zealand 22 Wellington Rd, Woolloongabba designed men’s and women’s threads T 07 3392 1114 and jewels. W woolloongabbaantiquecentre.com 131 Latrobe Tce, Paddington T 07 3511 6047 SPA & BEAUTY W welivelikethis.com.au

YESTERDAY’S THRIFT SHOP

BODY CENTRAL

Beauty services with a unique Charming vintage store in a heritage listed holistic approach. cottage in Rosalie. Carson Wool Store, 54 Vernon St, 39 Nash St, Rosalie Newstead T 07 3852 1134 WOOLLOONGABBA & W bodycentral.com.au

EAST BRISBANE

LA LA LATROBE

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

Fabulous and original pieces in a divine boutique environment. 21 Latrobe Tce, Paddington T 07 3876 3232 W lalalatrobe.com

An irresistible range of vintage and novelty items. 37 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba T 07 3358 6099 W absofab.com.au

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SKIN MANAGEMENT CENTRE

STEPHANIE’S SPA RETREAT Unparalleled spa therapies set in an exquisite environment. Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot St, Brisbane T 07 3221 8800 W stephaniessparetreat.com.au

THAI FOOT SPA Unique private retreat specialising in ancient-inspired treatments. 50 James St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3358 3600 W thaifootspa.com.au

OUTLETS

DFO BRISBANE 1 Airport Dr, Brisbane Airport W dfo.com.au/brisbane

DFO JINDALEE 16 Amazons Pl, Jindalee W dfo.com.au/jindalee

NEARBY

AIRPORT VILLAGE A free bus connects the DFO, Novotel Brisbane Airport, Woolworths and more. 11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane T 07 3406 3000 W airportvillage.com.au

BRISBANE HOLISTIC HEALTH CENTRE A tranquil oasis where spa, health, beauty and relaxation services are available. Lvl 1, 199 Elizabeth St, Brisbane (also located in New Farm) T 07 3188 1977 W holistic.com.au

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heritage & architecture — BEAUTIFUL SPACES —

Gallery of Modern Art, South Bank

Take the time to explore Brisbane’s varied and contemporary architecture and you will come face to face with an interesting cultural history and beautiful sights. Brisbane is a city of contrasting architectural structures. On one hand there are the many examples of spectacular modern and bold architecture like Australia’s largest Gallery of Modern Art at South Bank or Kurilpa Bridge which connects South Bank to The City. On the other hand, Brisbane’s colonial past and heritage-listed buildings including museums and churches are dotted across the city. Keep your eyes out for the likes of Customs House, Old Government House and the Cathedral of St Stephen sitting between skyscrapers and more modern structures. Inner city suburbs like Paddington and New Farm reveal Brisbane’s history with rows of carefully renovated Queenslander-style wooden homes interspersed with a range of striking art deco buildings. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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INDIGENOUS HERITAGE RIVERLIFE MIRRABOOKA an Aboriginal welcome presentation

ABORIGINAL FINE ART for Aboriginal paintings and souvenirs

SUZANNE O’CONNELL GALLERY unique Indigenous art

HISTORY & DESIGN OF THE STORY BRIDGE Connecting Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point, the Story Bridge is an iconic symbol of Brisbane which lights

COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS Margaret Lawrie collection at the State Library of Queensland

up the city at night.

Dandiiri Lawrie collection at the Queensland Museum

Opened in 1940 the Story Bridge, which was initially known

ABORIGINAL CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

as the Jubilee Bridge, is a steel cantilever bridge and its

support local Indigenous talent

design is based heavily on a similar bridge in Montreal. The Story Bridge is also one of only three bridges in the world that run guided climbs and an abseil experience. Learn more about the history and architecture of this landmark with a dawn, day or dusk climb with Story Bridge Adventure Climb.

INDIGENOUS ART TRAILS Learn about Brisbane’s Aboriginal cultural heritage through Brisbane’s many bushland culture trails. Explore the Aboriginal Art Trail at Boondall Wetlands where you will find 18 aluminium sculptures telling the story of how Aboriginal clans used the land of the wetlands. The Mt Coot-tha Aboriginal Art Trail is a 1.5 kilometre walking trail which showcases how Aboriginal art was used as a way of mapping the land. The Aboriginal Bush Culture Trail at Peace Park, Nashville, focuses on the Aboriginal food sources in the area. The 250 metre circular trail features hand-painted and carved totems depicting plants and animals.

CITY HEART  The iconic Brisbane City Hall was constructed in the 1920s and has been the backdrop to many of Brisbane’s cultural, social and civic events. City Hall is currently closed for critical restoration work so its beauty and history can be preserved.

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ALBERT STREET UNITING CHURCH A decorative gothic church built in the 1880s. 319 Albert St, Brisbane T 07 3031 3030 W wmb.org.au

ANZAC SQUARE WAR MEMORIAL The Shrine of Remembrance is dedicated to Australia’s military heritage. Adelaide St, Brisbane T 07 3215 0843 W brisbanelivingheritage.com

BRISBANE CITY HALL Built between 1920 and 1930, the heritage-listed City Hall is seen as the heart of the city of Brisbane. King George Square, Brisbane T 07 3403 8888 W brisbane.qld.gov.au/cityhall

THE CATHEDRAL OF ST STEPHEN A 19th Century, neo-gothic building with a modern extension. 249 Elizabeth St, Brisbane T 07 3336 9111 W cathedralofststephen.org.au

An 1879 neoclassical style building in the city centre. 261 Queen St, Brisbane T 13 37 78 W auspost.com.au

COMMISSARIAT STORE

KURILPLA BRIDGE

Convict-built in 1829, it is the oldest building in Brisbane. 115 William St, Brisbane T 07 3221 4198 W queenslandhistory.org.au

A multiple-mast, cable-stay structure connecting South Brisbane to North Quay. Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane

MACARTHUR MUSEUM

CUSTOMS HOUSE Stunning iconic heritage building with riverfront setting. 399 Queen St, Brisbane T 07 3365 8999 W customshouse.com.au

FREEMASONS ANN STREET MEMORIAL CENTRE A memorial dedicated to those who gave their lives in both World Wars. 311 Ann St, Brisbane T 07 3229 3533 W uglq.org.au

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ANZAC SQUARE WAR MEMORIAL

GENERAL POST OFFICE BRISBANE

The Shrine of Remembrance is dedicated to Australia’s military heritage. Adelaide St, Brisbane T 07 3215 0843 W brisbanelivingheritage.com

A gallery dedicated to Brisbane’s involvement in WWII. Lvl 8, 201 Edward St, Brisbane T 07 3211 7052 W macarthurmuseumbrisbane.org

OLD MUSEUM Beautiful old building which houses numerous cultural and educational events throughout the year. 460 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills T 07 3257 4089 W oldmuseum.org

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HERITAGE & ARCHITECTURE

KURILPA BRIDGE

VICTORIA BRIDGE

FORTITUDE VALLEY POST OFFICE

NEARBY

Original sandstone footings still stand at South Bank. Victoria Bridge, Brisbane

Constructed in 1887, the building is now home to the GPO nightclub. 740 Ann St, Fortitude Valley T 07 3252 1322 W gpohotel.com.au

ABORIGINAL ART TRAIL AT BOONDALL WETLANDS

SOUTH BANK

JOHN OXLEY LIBRARY

A multiple-mast, cable-stay structure connecting South Brisbane to North Quay. Tank St, Brisbane

OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE Visit the original home of Queensland’s early Governors. QUT Gardens Point, 2 George St, Brisbane T 07 3138 4463 W ogh.qut.edu.au

QUEENSLAND PARLIAMENT HOUSE Experience the grandeur of Queensland’s foremost public building. Cnr George & Alice Sts, Brisbane T 07 3406 7111 W parliament.qld.gov.au

ST ANDREW’S UNITING CHURCH Designed by architect George David Payne, an example of RomanesqueByzantine architecture. Cnr Creek & Ann Sts, Brisbane T 07 3221 2400 W saintandrews.org.au

CHINATOWN MALL Chinatown is alive with the architecture, fabrics, colours and emotions of the Orient. Chinatown, Wickham & Ann Sts, Fortitude Valley

QUEENSLAND MARITIME MUSEUM

Offering elegance and style in traditional surrounds. 215 Queen St, Brisbane T 07 3331 8881 W tattersallsclub.com

ABORIGINAL BUSH CULTURE TRAIL AT PEACE PARK, NASHVILLE This trail focuses on the Aboriginal food sources in the area. Behind Nashville State School, Baskerville St, Brighton T 07 3006 6291 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

FORT LYTTON

CAXTON STREET & THE BARRACKS

VICTORIA BARRACKS

ST HELENA ISLAND

A museum dedicated to the military history of Queensland. Petrie Terrace T 07 3233 4531 W brisbanelivingheritage.org

Ruins of Queensland’s first penal settlement in Moreton Bay. St Helena Island T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

MILTON & PARK ROAD

WOLSTON HOUSE

MT COOT-THA ABORIGINAL ART TRAIL Showcases eight Aboriginal artworks in a natural setting. Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Toowong T 07 3006 6291 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

K ANGAROO POINT

THE STORY BRIDGE

A heritage site offering spiritual and cultural splendour. 373 Ann St, Brisbane T 07 3835 2248 W stjohnscathedral.com.au

Consists of 18 sculptures that show how Aboriginal clans used the wetlands. Paperbark Dr via Bicentennial Rd, Boondall T 07 3006 6290 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

Explore a typical 19th century fortress with an interpretive museum into Queensland’s military history. Cnr of Lytton Rd and South St, Lytton T 07 3393 4647 W brisbanelivingheritage.org

FORTITUDE VALLEY

ST JOHN’S ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL

TATTERSALL’S CLUB

NEW FARM &

Queensland’s most comprehensive record TENERIFFE of documented history. MIEGUNYAH HOUSE MUSEUM Lvl 4, State Library of Queensland, This museum ran by Queensland Women’s Cnr Peel & Stanley Sts, South Bank Historical Association provides an insight T 07 3940 7885 into Queensland heritage. W slq.qld.gov.au 35 Jordan Tce, Bowen Hills QUEENSLAND MARITIME MUSEUM T 07 3252 2979 Large maritime museum historic warship W miegunyah.org dry dock exhibitions. NEWSTEAD HOUSE Cnr Stanley & Sidon Sts, South Bank Brisbane’s best-known heritage site open Parklands, South Bank to the public. T 07 3844 5361 Breakfast Creek Rd, Newstead W maritimemuseum.com.au T 07 3216 1846 W newsteadhouse.com.au

This iconic symbol of Brisbane was opened in 1940. Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point

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One of the oldest houses in Brisbane, built in 1852. 349 Grindle Rd, Wacol T 07 3223 6666 W nationaltrustqld.org/property-wolston

WYNNUM MANLY HERITAGE TRAIL The rich history of one of the oldest areas of Brisbane. Edith St, Wynnum T 07 3348 3524 W manlyharbourvillage.com

Large maritime museum historic warship dry dock exhibitions. Cnr Stanley & Sidon Sts, South Bank T 07384 45361 W maritimemuseum.com.au

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cycleways & walkways — FREEDOM ON TWO WHEELS OR TWO LEGS —

Snaking for more than 1 200 km you can cycle, stroll, jog or rollerblade your way all over Brisbane and beyond. Brisbane is truly a foot friendly city and now with a convenient city-cycle hire scheme it is even easier to get around and explore the inner city suburbs. It isn’t just the inner city that is blessed with accessibility. One of the best ways to explore Brisbane’s bayside suburbs from Redcliffe to Redland Bay is on foot or peddle power. There’s a ride for everyone in the Moreton Bay and Islands region, from gently meandering foreshore cycleways, to more challenging road rides exploring the mainland and islands. Top spots include the Scarborough to Woody Point, the Wynnum Manly Esplanades, Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island and Mount Cotton in the hinterland. Just an hour west of Brisbane the Scenic Rim is home to eight National Parks, each with a variety of walking tracks that suit beginners right through to professional bushwalkers. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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CYCLEWAYS & WALKWAYS

SAFETY FIRST

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Goodwill Bridge, Brisbane City

BRISBANE CITY

GOODWILL BRIDGE

CITYCYCLE

A pedestrian and cyclist bridge spanning the Brisbane River. Connects QUT Gardens Point and Queensland Maritime Museum, South Bank T 07 3403 8888 W visitsouthbank.com.au/attractions/ goodwill_bridge

The public bike hire service makes getting around town easy and affordable with stations located at key inner city destinations. Brisbane City T 1300 229 253 W citycycle.com.au

KURILPA BRIDGE Pedestrian bridge connects the CBD with South Bank and cultural precinct. Tank St, Brisbane

ROMA STREET PARKLAND WALKS Free guided walks led by experienced volunteer guides. Roma St, Brisbane T 07 3006 4545 W romastreetparkland.com.au/walks

NEW FARM & TENERIFFE

BRISBANE RIVERWALK More than 20 km of pathways along the Brisbane River. New Farm T 07 3403 8888 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

MILTON & PARK ROAD

SOUTH BANK

THE BICENTENNIAL BIKEWAY

BRISBANE RIVER RUN

Along the Brisbane River, Toowong towards the city. Coronation Dr, Toowong T 07 3403 8888 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

Explore the inner city, South Bank and the Botanic Gardens. Stanley St Plaza, South Bank T 07 3867 2051 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

BRISBANE BOTANIC GARDENS MT COOT-THA – GUIDED WALKS Guided walks around 52 hectares of subtropical gardens. Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong T 07 3403 8888 W brisbane.qld.gov.au/botanicgardens

THE SUMMIT WALKING TRACK MT COOT-THA See and experience native bushland and wildlife. JC Slaughter Falls Car Park, Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Toowong T 07 3006 6290 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

NEARBY

BANKS STREET RESERVE Consists of 37 hectares of bushland including walking tracks. Banks St, Alderley T 07 3407 0136 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

D’AGUILAR NATIONAL PARK Diverse park of lookouts, walking tracks and picnic areas. 60 Mt Nebo Rd, The Gap T 07 3300 4855 W derm.qld.gov.au

GAP CREEK RESERVE, MT COOT-THA Mountain bike-only trails that are well signposted. 1 Gap Creek Rd, The Gap T 07 3403 8888 W mtbdirt.com.au

MORETON BAY CYCLEWAY Cycle the waterfront along the Redcliffe Peninsula from Clontarf to Scarborough. Redcliffe Peninsula, Redcliffe T 1800 659 500 W visitmoretonbay.com.au

NORMANBY CYCLEWAY LINK Joins the Brisbane CBD with the inner Northern, Southern and Western suburbs. Connects inner city via Normanby Fiveways, Brisbane T 07 3403 8888 W tmr.qld.gov.au

SOUTH EAST FREEWAY BIKEWAY Cycle along the Brisbane River near South Bank through to the suburb of Macgregor. South Bank T 07 3403 8888 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

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parks & national parks — NATURAL BEAUTY —

Brisbane Botanical Gardens, The City

In Brisbane, there is nothing stopping you from getting outside and enjoying yourself. The endless sunshine, coupled with more than 1 820 parks and reserves mean there are plenty of places to get active or sit back and watch the world go by. Visitors and locals alike can grab a blanket and settle in among the lush grounds of inner city sanctuaries including the City Botanic Gardens, South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland and New Farm Park. Just west of Brisbane, you will find the sprawling hills and rainforests of the D’Aguilar National Park which is just one of the spectacular National Parks surrounding Brisbane. The wonderful Scenic Rim is just an hour away and includes World Heritage listed National Parks, public camping spots and some amazing walking trails. Moreton Bay Marine Park, east of Brisbane is bursting with beautiful marine life and islands with rugged coastlines just waiting to be explored. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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BURBUM COAST NP

HERVEY BAY BUSHWALKING TIPS GREAT SANDY NP

GOODNIGHT SCRUB NP

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WEAR COMFORTABLE, PROTECTIVE FOOTWEAR

Shoes including thongs, high heels, new shoes and dress shoes are not suitable – get blisters and you won’t have much fun!

WONGI NP

MARYBOROUGH

POONA NP WEAR A HAT AND SUNSCREEN

MT WALSH NP

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Be sunsafe to avoid painful sunburn. Bring along insect repellent to discourage mozzies and bugs.

GLENBAR NP

LOOK BUT DON’T TOUCH!

GRONGAH NP

Wild animals, unlike pets and domestic animals are not used to human handling. You might get GREAT SANDY hurt ifNP you try to pat a wild animal.

GYMPIE WRATTENS NP

TAKE A RAINCOAT Walking in the rain can be fun provided you’re not dripping wet.

NOOSA HEADS TAKE A SMALL BACKPACK

NOOSA NP clothes and leave extra space for any Take extra clothes you shed when you get hot. Water and a few nibbles will keep you going. CONONDALE NP

BE PREPARED Take extra water, a detailed map and a compass on longer walks.

YA MOUNTAINS NP Tamborine National Park, Scenic Rim

MORETON BAY MARINE PARK MORETON ISLAND NP

BRIBIE ISLAND RECREATIONAL AREA

MT BINGA NP

ST HELENA ISLAND NP COUNTRY MORETON BAY TEERK ROO RA NP VALLEYS & ISLANDS BLUE LAKE NP BRISBANE LAKE WIVENHOE D'AGUILAR NP IPSWICH LOGAN MAIN RANGE NP

NAREE BUDJONG DJARA NP

SCENIC RIM TAMBORINE NP

MT BARNEY NP MOOGERAH PEAKS NP

LAMINGTON NP

KEY NP NATIONAL PARK MAIN ROAD

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BRISBANE CITY

CITY BOTANIC GARDENS

NEW FARM & TENERIFFE

KANGAROO POINT CLIFFS PARK

TOOHEY FOREST

Popular picnic spot with uninterrupted city and river views. Kangaroo Point Cliffs, River Tce, Kangaroo Point T 07 3006 6290

Get back to nature with extensive bush walking tracks. Toohey Rd, Tarragindi T 07 3403 8888 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

NEARBY

WHITES HILL RESERVE

A living museum of plant collections and heritage specimens. Alice St, Brisbane T 07 3403 7913 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

MERTHYR PARK

ROMA STREET PARKLAND

NEW FARM PARK

BUNYAVILLE CONSERVATION PARK

Relax in this beautiful park on the river’s edge. Lamington St, New Farm T 07 3403 8888 W newfarmpark.com.au

Peaceful retreat and wildlife haven close to the city. Old Northern Rd, Albany Creek T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

NEWSTEAD PARK

KARAWATHA FOREST

Enjoy the world’s largest urban subtropical garden. 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane T 07 3006 4545 W romastreetparkland.com

SOUTH BANK

MUSGRAVE PARK Explore aboriginal history while enjoying this scenic park. Cordelia, Edmondstone & Russell Sts, South Bank T 07 3846 5700

THE PARKLANDS AT SOUTH BANK Seventeen hectares of lush gardens and lawns right on the river. Lvl 3, South Bank House, Stanley St Plaza, South Bank T 07 3867 2000 W visitsouthbank.com.au

WEST END

DAVIES PARK Plenty of sports to choose from or just relax by the river. Cnr Jane St & Montague Rd, West End T 07 3403 8888 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

BRISBANE  INSIDE OUT

Stroll along the river’s edge. Lamington St, New Farm T 07 3403 8888 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

A significant and historic park at the mouth of Breakfast Creek. Breakfast Creek Rd & Newstead Ave, Newstead T 07 3403 8888

MILTON & PARK ROAD

BRISBANE BOTANIC GARDENS MT COOT-THA Subtropical garden offering 25 hectares of exotic plants. Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong T 07 3403 8888 W brisbane.qld.gov.au/botanicgardens

K ANGAROO POINT

CAPTAIN BURKE PARK Inner city riverfront parkland with city and river views. Holman St, Kangaroo Point T 07 3403 8888 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

Two picnic areas featuring lagoons and native wildlife. Acacia Rd, Karawatha T 1800 664 484 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

LITTLE BAYSIDE PARK Extensive parklands on the bayside next to a pool and boat harbour. Royal Esp, Manly T 07 3348 3524 W wynnummanly.com.au

MOUNT CROSBY PARKS Enjoy a heritage walk with social, rural and industrial history extending over 120 years. Mount Crosby & Stumers Rds, Mount Crosby T 07 3403 8888 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

Endless walking tracks and lookouts or enjoy a picnic. Boundary Rd, Camp Hill T 07 3403 8888 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

MORETON BAY & ISLANDS

BLUE LAKE NATIONAL PARK One of the world’s most ecologically important wetlands. Mining Company Rd, North Stradbroke Island T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

BOONDALL WETLANDS RESERVE Diversity of wildlife with tidal flats and coastal wetlands. Paperbark Dr, via Bicentennial Rd, Boondall T 07 3403 1490 W brisbane.qld.gov.au

BRIBIE ISLAND RECREATION AREA Walking trails, camping areas, abundant marine and birdlife. White Patch Esp, Bribie Island T 13 33 04 W derm.qld.gov.au

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Bushwalking through Tamborine National Park

BROWN LAKE

SCENIC RIM

COUNTRY VALLEYS

WESTRIDGE OUTLOOK

Perched lake with clear tea colour from trees and reeds. Brown Lake Dr, North Stradbroke Island T 1300 667 386 W more2redlands.com.au/explore

LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK

CENTENARY PARK

Extensive walking tracks in Green Mountains and Binna Burra. Lamington National Park Rd, Binna Burra T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

A free camping area of Thornton, near Laidley. Mulgowie Rd, Thornton T 07 5465 7642 W lvrc.qld.gov.au

Mixed forest habitat, views over Lake Wivenhoe and the range Mt Nebo Rd, Mount Nebo T 07 3205 4793 W derm.qld.gov.au

MOOGERAH PEAKS NATIONAL PARK

D’AGUILAR NATIONAL PARK

FORT LYTTON NATIONAL PARK Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this fort. Cnr Lytton Rd & South St, Lytton T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

MORETON ISLAND NATIONAL PARK Beaches, dunes, woodlands and shallow freshwater lagoons. Moreton Island, Moreton Bay T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

REDCLIFFE BOTANIC GARDENS A peaceful green haven right in the heart of the city. Henzell St, Redcliffe T 07 3205 0555 W visitmoretonbay.com.au

ST HELENA NATIONAL PARK The island is rich in history as for 60 years it was Queensland’s first maximum security prison. St Helena Island, Moreton Bay T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

TEERK ROO RA NATIONAL PARK Dugongs, turtles and dolphins frequent the island waterways. Peel Island, Moreton Bay T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

WIVENHOE OUTLOOK

Ancient peaks of Mounts French, Greville, Moon and Edwards. 100 Cunningham Highway, Boonah T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

Picnic area and lookout with scenic views Beautiful picnic spots, short and extended of Lake Wivenhoe Mt Glorious Rd, Mt Glorious walking trails. T 07 3205 4793 Samford Rd, Samford W derm.qld.gov.au T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

MOUNT BARNEY NATIONAL PARK

GLEN ROCK PARK

Park of exceptional ecological importance Adjoins the World Heritage listed Main and natural beauty Range National Park. Mt Lindesay Highway, Mount Barney Glen Rock Park, Junction View T 1300 130 372 T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au W derm.qld.gov.au

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN BOTANIC GARDENS GLEN ROCK REGIONAL PARK Over 11 hectares with exotic species and natural rainforest. Forsythia Dr, Eagle Heights T 07 5545 4926 W tmbotanicgardens.org.au

Diverse range of landforms, flora,vegetation and wildlife. East Haldon Rd, East Haldon T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

TAMBORINE NATIONAL PARK

MOUNT MEE STATE FOREST PARK

Picnic facilities and short walks. Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

Many rock waterholes, cool streams and rainforest walks. Sellin Rd, Mount Mee T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

SOMERSET DAM Recreational playground for anglers and water enthusiasts. Esk Kilcoy Rd, Somerset Dam T 07 5427 8100 W somersetdam.com.au

IPSWICH

DENMARK HILL CONSERVATION ESTATE A rich biodiversity and koala habitat close to the city. Quarry St, Ipswich T 07 3281 0555 W ipswich.qld.gov.au

QUEENS PARK Historic park featuring formal and Japanese gardens. Goleby Ave, Ipswich T 07 9810 6810 W ipswich.qld.gov.au

LOGAN

DAISY HILL KOALA CENTRE Bushland retreat focused on protecting the koalas. Daisy Hill Rd, Daisy Hill T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

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moreton bay & islands — BRISBANE’S AQUATIC PLAYGROUND —

Moreton Bay

Explore the aquatic playground and marine sanctuary that is Moreton Bay and Islands, encompassing 125 kilometres of stunning blue waters from Bribie Island in the north to the Southern Bay Islands of the Redlands. Brimming with natural wonders and home to two of the world’s largest sand islands –  Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island – this diverse paradise is famous for its white sandy beaches, rugged coastlines and array of outdoor activities. Nature lovers will be inspired to explore the assortment of habitats from the playful ocean life to the soaring sand dunes and abundant wetlands. Activities on offer include sailing and cruising, snorkelling, sand tobogganing, four-wheel driving, bushwalking and more. The many bayside villages in the area are a mere 25 kilometres from Brisbane CBD and provide a charming community of restaurants, cafés, a winery commanding expansive bayviews, independent art galleries, museums and bayside picnic spots. For a special, unique treat, visit between June and October to see pods of whales putting on a show. This region provides the best land-based vantage points along the entire coast and is a base for the many cruises that get up close and personal with the whales. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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GETTING TO… THE BAYSIDE

Bayside destinations including Redcliffe, Sandgate, Wynnum, Manly, Wellington Point and Cleveland are located within 30–40 minutes from Brisbane City.

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NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND SOUTHERN BAY ISLANDS

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Passenger, vehicle ferries and water taxis regularly run to and from North Stradbroke Island. Head to Cleveland on Brisbane’s bayside and catch a ferry service to the island.

Brisbane’s bayside towns are well-served by public transport. Visit TransLink for timetables and ticketing information.

BY FERRY BIG RED CAT (PASSENGER & VEHICLE SERVICE)

T 13 12 30

Departs: Toondah Harbour, Cleveland to Dunwich

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BY CAR For more information about getting to the bayside villages by car visit the RACQ Journey Planner.

BRIBIE ISLAND Head North on the Bruce Highway from Brisbane and take the Bribie Island exit.

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Departs: Victoria Point Times: To a timetable, seven days Travelling time: 10 minutes T 07 3207 7281

SOUTHERN BAY ISLANDS VEHICLE FERRY Departs: Redland Bay Times: Every hour

STRADDIE FLYER GOLD CATS (WATER TAXI) Departs: Toondah Harbour, Cleveland to One Mile, Dunwich

Travelling time: 35–65 minutes

Times: Approximately every hour daily

BIT WATER TAXI

Travelling time: 25 minutes

Departs: Redland Bay

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Times: Every 30 minutes

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Travelling time: 20–55 minutes

BRUCE HIGHWAY

BRIBIE ISLAND Bulwer Deception Bay

SCARBOROUGH MARINA

BY FERRY MORETON ISLAND ADVENTURES (MICAT) Departs: Port of Brisbane to Moreton Island

COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND PASSENGER FERRY

Times: Approximately every 1–1 .5 hours daily Travelling time: 25 minutes (water taxi service); 45 minutes (ferry service)

A vehicle and foot passenger ferry runs daily to and from Moreton Island. Make the journey part of the experience and enjoy the feeling of escaping to refresh and rejuvenate.

Travelling time: 10 minutes

Departs: Toondah Harbour, Cleveland to Dunwich

BY CAR

MORETON ISLAND

Times: To a timetable T 07 3820 6557

STRADBROKE FERRIES (PASSENGER & VEHICLE SERVICE & WATER TAXI)

Take the Caboolture Line to Caboolture Station, then catch a Bribie Island Bus Service from the station to Bribie Island.

Departs: Victoria Point

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BY TRAIN

BY FERRY COOCHIE ISLAND BARGE TRANSPORT

Times: 7.00am, 9.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm, 5.00pm and 7.00pm daily with additional 5.30am service Monday to Saturday

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Bribie Island is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Travelling time is 60 minutes from Brisbane City.

Passenger and vehicle ferries and water taxis regularly run to and from Coochiemudlo, Macleay, Lamb, Karragarra and Russell Islands. Head to Victoria Point or Redland Bay to catch a ferry service.

MORETON ISLAND CAPE MORETON

Redcliffe Moreton Bay

SETTLEMENT COVE LAGOON G AT

Times: 8.30am daily (excluding Tuesdays) with additional services 1.00pm Friday and 2.30pm Sunday

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Port of Brisbane Brisbane Airport

Travelling time: 75 minutes

ST HELENA ISLAND

PEEL ISLAND

Kooringal

Amity Point Point Lookout

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AMITY TRADER Departs: Amity Point to Kooringal Times: Monday 9.30am and Thursday to Sunday 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm Travelling time: 30 minutes

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Mount Cotton Redland Bay

NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND

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Wellington Point

If you feel the lure of the gentle sea air, head east to the foreshores of the bayside villages where you can fish off the jetties, truly unwind with a picnic or simply explore the cafés, boutiques and the variety of markets.

SANDGATE & SHORNCLIFFE

REDCLIFFE – SETTLEMENT COVE LAGOON

With its panoramic views of the bay and shady picnic grounds, Sandgate is one of Brisbane’s favourite weekend getaways. The pier at Shorncliffe, with its white faded timber railings, colonial street lamps spaced out along the pier, and resting shelter is a much visited attraction for families, residents and tourists.

Settlement Cove Lagoon is a tropical aquatic wonderland overlooking Moreton Bay. This free water attraction features a children’s playground which comes complete with water jets and play equipment as well as a wading pool and swimming area.

NORTH & SOUTH MORETON BAY TOURIST DRIVE REDCLIFFE ESPLANADE for cycleways, parklands and settlement cove

SHORNCLIFFE PIER this heritage pier offers views over the bay

BOONDALL WETLANDS Manly Harbour Village

MANLY – WHERE BRISBANE MEETS THE BAY

East Coast Marina at Manly is the largest man-made marina on the east coast of Australia, catering for boating enthusiasts and home to over 1500 craft of all shapes and sizes. Against this backdrop of sails and islands sits Manly Harbour Village, an interesting and entertaining mix of restaurants, cafés, markets, art galleries, parks, playgrounds and even an open-air cinema. Spend a day exploring the foreshore or board Cat-o’-Nine-Tails Cruises and travel to the ruins of historic St Helena Island, established in 1867 as a maximum security prison. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

to discover the nature of the wetlands

WYNNUM MANLY HERITAGE TRAIL for heritage listed buildings and landmarks

WELLINGTON POINT King Island, children’s playground and fish and chips For more information go to the directory, starting on page 118. visitbrisbane.com.au


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Bribie Island

bribie island

As one of only two islands in Queensland connected to the mainland by bridge, Bribie Island projects a carefree community feel with a combination of calm bay beaches and surf beaches ideal for either a leisurely swim or surfing safari.

— seaside museum — Learn about the stories of Bribie and the people who shaped, lived and loved it. Become acquainted with Matthew Flinders and his encounter at Skirmish Point. Reflect on the brilliant reclusive artist Ian Fairweather. Learn about the American troop occupation during World War II and get up close to the local bounty of the sea in the incredible fish collection of the Amateur Fishing Association of Queensland.

PUMICESTONE PASSAGE

Pumicestone Passage

Pumicestone Passage is a protected marine park and safe haven for wildlife, running as a 35 km channel between Bribie Island and the Caboolture coastline. A popular location for water sporting enthusiasts and nature lovers, visitors can take a guided kayak tour, wind or kite surf, go bird watching, pump for yabbies or simply watch the magic

AROUND & ON THE WATER WOORIM SURF BEACH for patrolled beach swimming

PUMICESTONE PASSAGE

of a sunset over the Glasshouse Mountains.

for fishing, kayaking and watersports

ABBEY MUSEUM OF ART & ARCHAEOLOGY

for coastal camping

See the past unfold before you as you discover a collection of priceless antiques and fine arts from around the world. Explore the exciting history of Western Europe over the last half-million years all the way through to modern times. Experience scenes from Rome’s iron legions, fierce Saxon and Viking invaders, plague-ridden towns, knights and manors, Europe’s golden age of exploration and the Industrial Revolution. Or join in the Abbey Medieval Festival, held in July every year and featuring banquets, tournaments and other activities.

WHITE PATCH BONGAREE JETTY the best spot to eat fish and chips

PACIFIC HARBOUR GOLF COURSE for world-class golf For more information go to the directory, starting on page 118.

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Quad biking on Moreton Island

moreton island

Just 25 kilometres off Brisbane’s shore is the third largest sand island in the world. Hop on board a passenger cruise vessel or vehicle barge to access various locations around the island.

WILD DOLPHIN FEEDING Wade into the shallow bay waters and experience a brush with nature that you’ll never forget. Guests of Tangalooma Island Resort can get up close and personal with wild bottlenose dolphins, handfeeding them when they come to play just after sunset every evening. Dolphin Feeding at Tangalooma Island Resort

LOTS TO DO SNORKELLING at the Tangalooma wrecks

QUAD BIKING on the trails above Tangalooma Island Resort

SCUBA DIVE at Flinders Reef

SAND BOARD down the desert sand dune

SET UP CAMP on the beach or near Blue Lagoon

PADDLE BOARD on the sheltered bay waters For more information go to the directory, starting on page 118.

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NATIONAL PARKS

Sand boarding on Moreton Island

Tall sand dunes, miles of sandy beaches, crystal clear creeks and lagoons, coastal heath, rocky headlands and abundant wildflowers make Moreton Island National Park a jewel in Moreton Bay. Climb to the top of Mount Tempest – the world’s highest stable coastal sand dune, relax at one of five campgrounds or beach zones or swim in the fresh waters of Blue Lagoon. visitbrisbane.com.au


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Main Beach

Just 30 kilometres south-east of the CBD lies Cleveland, the gateway to the very popular ‘Straddie’. An ideal holiday destination for families, groups of friends and day trippers, the island is famous for its scenic headlands, rolling surf and endless white sandy beaches.

 —beach camping —

STRADBROKE HUMPBACK WHALE TRAIL Point Lookout is recognised as one of the best land based whale watching sites in the world. Settle in along the headland and watch the majestic humpback whales frolic and breach on their annual migration north and return to southern waters. Keep an eye out for other marine life including dolphins, turtles and manta rays that may appear from time to time.

Straddie has many parks and foreshore camping grounds to choose from, each with unique features and various accommodation options. Remember you’ll need a 4WD licence if you choose to camp on the beach, available on board the vehicle ferries or through Redland City Council.

ISLAND LIVING POINT LOOKOUT diving and snorkelling at Flat Rock

DUNWICH North Gorge Walk

Brown Lake

THE GORGE WALK

LAKES

Straddie’s walk around the North and South Gorge at Point Lookout encompasses the best of both worlds, a jagged headland to one side, and natural bushland on the other. See out to the Pacific Ocean and discover the unique rock formation called the ‘Blow Hole’ which spurts water up into the sky depending on the tides.

Listed as one of the world’s most ecologically important wetlands are the series of freshwater lakes on the island – the most popular being Brown Lake and Blue Lake. Their calming beauty means they’re of special significance to the local Indigenous people – the Quandamooka. Brown Lake is easily accessible by vehicle, is surrounded by walking tracks and has amenities such as picnic tables and BBQs. Blue Lake, unusually set in sand dunes, requires a short walk but its stunning beauty makes it a worthwhile trip.

Indigenous art, European and island heritage

AMITY POINT for fresh seafood straight from the trawler

CYLINDER BEACH for surfing and patrolled swimming

MAIN BEACH 32 kilometres of pristine ocean beach and beach camping For more information go to the directory, starting on page 118.

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Tingara Sailing Club Macleay Island

southern bay & islands

Hidden treasures await you on the five secluded islands of Coochiemudlo, Macleay, Lamb, Karragarra and Russell. The communities on these islands will welcome you to the tranquil surrounds of their homes and encourage boating, fishing and exploring the nature reserves. Victoria Point and Redland Bay are the mainland doorsteps to this region.

 —southern moreton — The hinterland offers a variety of walking and cycling trails, conservation and nature reserves where koalas can be observed in their natural habitat. Several are RAMSAR listed due to the wetlands and birdlife that is attracted to the area.

OUT & ABOUT SIRROMET WINERY for wine tasting, tours and alfresco dining

ROBINSON CRUISES SAILING ADVENTURES pleasure sailing across the bay and around Peel Island

REDLANDS INDIGISCAPES CENTRE bush tucker and native display gardens

ST HELENA ISLAND for Brisbane colonial heritage For more information go to the directory, starting on page 118.

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Redlands Kayak Tours

CRUISE THE BAY

Take to the water and explore every nook and cranny of Southern Moreton Bay. Enjoy a guided kayaking tour with Redland Kayak Tours or join a truly interactive experience exploring the southern bay islands and natural marine life with Bay and Islands Tours. Most day trips include refreshments, expert guides and an opportunity to swim or snorkel in the pristine waters of the bay.

BUSH TUCKER Taste the native flavours of the Australian bush with tea and treats at the Tea Garden Café, located at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. Enjoy a delicious range of teas, jams and sauces including lemon myrtle, wild lime, Davidson plum and rosella or indulge in the famous IndigiCake, a mouth-watering blend of apples, Redlands IndigiScapes Centre dates and coconut served warm with cream. visitbrisbane.com.au


MORETON BAY & ISLANDS SIGHTS & ACTIVITIES

ADRENALIN SKYDIVERS BRIBIE ISLANDS The ultimate introduction to skydiving; an experience of a lifetime. Red Beach, Tully St, Bribie Island T 07 3314 3664 W skydivebribie.com.au

BAY & ISLANDS TOURS Explore the bay and islands while spotting dolphins, dugongs, turtles and other marine life. Depart Cleveland Wharf, Raby Bay Harbour T 0487 786 833 W bayandislandstours.com.au

BRISBANE WHALE WATCHING See giants of the deep from a purpose built luxury catamaran. Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe Pde, Redcliffe T 07 3880 0477 W brisbanewhalewatching.com.au

CAT-O’-NINE-TAILS

JUMP THE BEACH BRISBANE

ROBINSON CRUISES SAILING ADVENTURES

Daily tours from Manly to St Helena Island National Park. 30 Sunstone St, Manly West T 07 3893 1240 W catoninetails.com.au

Skydive onto the picturesque beaches of Redcliffe peninsula. Redcliffe Aerodrome, Redcliffe T 07 4031 5466 W skydiveredcliffe.com.au

Come and experience the freedom and adventure of sailing. Departs from Raby Bay Harbour, Cleveland T 0408 872 316 W robinsoncruises.com

DOLPHIN WILD ISLAND CRUISES

MORETON BAY ESCAPES

SETTLEMENT COVE LAGOON

Discovery the spectacular beauty of Moreton Island. Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe Pde, Redcliffe T 07 3880 4444 W dolphinwild.com.au

4WD eco-tours, sand boarding, snorkelling, camping and wildlife. Departs Gate 36, Lvl 3 Brisbane Transit Centre, Roma St, Brisbane T 07 3892 4992 W moretonbayescapes.com.au

Wading pools and swimming lagoon, picnic and play area. Redcliffe Pde, Redcliffe T 07 3283 3577 W visitmoretonbay.com.au

FERRYMAN CRUISES Experience the natural beauty of Pumicestone Passage. Boarding at Sylvan Beach Esp, Banksia Beach T 07 3408 7124 W ferryman.com.au

GOANNA ADVENTURES Fun and exciting guided 4WD adventure to Moreton Island. Moreton Island, Moreton Island T 07 3841 7781 W goannaadventures.com.au

REDLANDS INDIGISCAPES CENTRE Native botanic gardens, café, bush trails and picnic areas. 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba T 07 3824 8611 W indigiscapes.com.au

REDLANDS KAYAK TOURS Guided adventure kayak tours around magnificent Moreton Bay. Departs from various locations across the Redlands, Cleveland T 1300 529 258 W redlandskayaktours.com.au

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STRADDIE KINGFISHER TOURS Eco adventure tours on North Stradbroke Island. 5 Guy Cres, Dunwich T 07 3409 9502 W straddiekingfishertours.com.au

SUNROVER EXPEDITIONS Moreton Island guided tours — one, two and three day. 1 Eversleigh Rd, Scarborough T 1800 353 717 W sunrover.com.au

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MANLY HARBOUR BACKPACKERS

The ultimate island adventures and tours A great base close to rail, water activities at Tangalooma. and Moreton Bay. Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island 45 Cambridge Pde, Manly T 07 3410 6927 T 07 3396 3824 W tangatours.com.au W manlyharbourbackpackers.com.au

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MANLY HARBOUR VILLAGE ACCOMMODATION

MANLY MARINA COVE MOTEL

CASTAWAYS MORETON ISLAND Great family self-contained accommodation for up to six people. 100 Moreton St, Bulwer T 07 3909 3333 W moretonislandadventures.com.au

LA VIDA ON ANZAC Boutique studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. 41 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe T 07 3897 4700 W lavidaonanzac.com.au

Resort style accommodation with spectacular ocean views over Moreton Bay. 99 Marine Pde, Redcliffe T 07 3283 9300 W oakshotelsresorts.com

MERCURE CLEAR MOUNTAIN LODGE, SPA & VINEYARD An oasis of tranquillity that redefines Brisbane’s hinterland escapes. Clear Mountain Rd, Clear Mountain T 07 3298 5100 W clearmountainlodge.com.au

MT COTTON GUESTHOUSE A peaceful 50 acre bushland hilltop guesthouse close to city. 355 West Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton T 0418 745 167 W mtcottonguesthouse.com.au

Luxury and privacy at your 4 star seaside destination. 99 Yundah St, Shorncliffe T 07 3269 2334 W naracoopabnb.com.au

OAKS MON KOMO

A much-loved playground for a family day On the bay, adjacent to the Royal out by the bay. Queensland Yacht Squadron. Wynnum Esp, Wynnum 578A Royal Esp, Manly T 07 3348 3524 T 07 3348 1000 W wynnummanly.com.au W manlymarinacove.com

ACCOMMODATION

NARACOOPA B&B AND PAVILION

ON THE BEACH RESORT

Hotel, motel, backpackers, holiday cottages and units, all within a harbourside village setting. Manly Harbour Village, Manly T 07 3348 3524 W manlyharbourvillage.com

Luxury beachfront apartments overlooking Moreton Bay and Islands. 9 North St, Woorim T 07 3400 1400 W onthebeachresort.com.au

PROXIMITY WATERFRONT APARTMENTS Spacious apartments overlooking Redcliffe and Moreton Bay. 185 Redcliffe Pde, Redcliffe T 07 3283 1001 W proximitywaterfrontapartments.com.au

We’ve got... an adventure Take an adventure and explore the many exciting attractions  on offer in the Moreton Bay Region. From adrenalin-pumping  activities to relaxing escapes, a wide range of recreation,  leisure and entertainment options are available in the                                     Moreton Bay Region - We’ve Got It All. www.visitmoretonbay.com.au

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MORETON BAY & ISLANDS REID’S PLACE

BELVEDERE HOTEL

SAILS RESTAURANT & FUNCTION CENTRE

ICON BAR & BISTRO

Luxury B&B with spacious living areas and relaxing private deck. 377 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough T 07 3203 5686 W reidsplace.com.au

Relaxed atmosphere, prime position overlooking Bramble Bay. Cnr Woodcliffe Cres & Oxley Ave, Woody Point T 07 3284 2245 W belvederehotel.com.au

A unique waterfront venue located just 35 minutes from Brisbane. Cnr Marine Pde & MacDonnell Rd, Redcliffe T 07 3284 3320 W sails-redcliffe.com.au

Cleveland’s premier waterfront venue at Raby Bay. 152 Shore St East, Cleveland T 07 3488 2888 W theicon.com.au

FISH CAFÉ FOOD & WINE BAR

THE SURF CLUB BRIBIE ISLAND

THE MANLY HOTEL

Affordable meals, ocean views, safe grassed children’s play area. First Ave, Woorim T 07 3408 2141 W thesurfclubbribieisland.com.au

Bars, bistro, gaming lounge and music. 54 Cambridge Pde, Manly T 07 3249 5999 W manlyhotel.com.au

TANJA’S CAFÉ

The best view on Manly Harbour for members and visitors. 34 Fairlead Cres, Manly T 07 3396 8161 W mbtbc.com.au

STRADBROKE ISLAND BEACH HOTEL | SPA RESORT Absolute beachfront – the ideal place to unwind. East Coast Rd, Point Lookout T 07 3409 8188 W stradbrokehotel.com.au

Delicious, fresh seafood and other delicacies. 461 The Esplanade, Manly T 07 3893 0195 W fishcafe.com.au

TANGALOOMA ISLAND RESORT

FISHES AT THE POINT

Surrounded by crystal clear waters on Specialising in fresh, local Moreton Island. Straddie seafood. Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island 15 Mooloomba Rd, Point Lookout T 1300 652 250 T 07 3415 3444 W tangalooma.com W fishesatthepoint.com.au

WINING & DINING

4017 BAR & GRILL Quality food and an atmosphere that is welcoming and friendly. 1 Bowser Pde, Sandgate T 07 3869 0606 W 4017bar.com.au

MANLY HARBOUR VILLAGE DINING

JETTY ESPRESSO COFFEE LOUNGE CAFÉTERIA Licensed bayside café with views of Moreton Bay. 155 Redcliffe Pde, Redcliffe T 07 3284 2986 W visitmoretonbay.com.au

LIGHTHOUSE RESTAURANT Brisbane’s most exciting dining destination on Moreton Bay. 237 Shore St, Cleveland T 07 3286 5555 W lighthouserestaurant.net.au

MANLY DECK RESTAURANT For a great view of Manly Boat Harbour. 45 Cambridge Pde, Manly T 07 3396 3824 W manlydeck.com.au

MORGAN’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & TEPPANYAKI ROOM

Great selection of cuisines at restaurants & cafés. Seafood, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Indian, bistro, bakery, deli, gourmet sandwiches, fish & chips. Manly Harbour Village, Manly T 07 3348 3524 W manlyharbourvillage.com

Licensed, specialising in local seafood overlooking harbour. Bird of Passage Pde, Scarborough Boat Harbour, Scarborough T 07 3203 5744 W morganseafood.com.au

RESTAURANT LURLEENS Modern Australian cuisine at picturesque Sirromet Winery. 850–938 Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton T 07 3206 2999 W sirromet.com

A landmark, multi-award-winning café, located behind the clock tower, in house cakes of European excellence a specialty. 372–374 Main Rd, Wellington Point T 07 3207 3120 W tanjas.com.au

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ARTS & CULTURE

THE WHALES WAY – TAPAS & COCKTAIL BAR ABBEY MUSEUM OF ART & ARCHAEOLOGY Casual tapas and cocktail bar with fantastic ocean views. 21 Cumming Pde, Point Lookout T 0407 637 862

WILSON’S BOATHOUSE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT Fantastic views across Moreton Bay and Manly Boat Harbour. 4 Trafalgar St, Manly T 07 3893 3586 W wilsonsboathouse.com.au

ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE

BELVEDERE HOTEL

Priceless antiquities and fine arts from around the world. 1–63 The Abbey Pl, Caboolture T 07 5495 1652 W abbeymuseum.asn.au

BRIBIE ISLAND COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE An attractive and inviting display of art and craftwork. 191 Sunderland Dr, Banksia Beach, Bribie Island T 07 3408 9288 W bicas.org.au

DRIFT Eclectic collection of handmade treasures, art and unique gifts. 27 Mooloomba Rd, Point Lookout T 07 3409 8523

Relaxed atmosphere, prime position overlooking Bramble Bay. Cnr Woodcliffe Cres & Oxley Ave, Woody Pt THE MANLY GALLERY T 07 3284 2245 Original paintings, sculpture, glass W belvederehotel.com.au and ceramics. THE FULL MOON HOTEL 11 Cambridge Pde, Manly Relax with live entertainment and views T 07 3396 1758 W manlygallery.com.au across the bay. 118 Eagle Tce, Sandgate THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE GALLERY T 07 3869 0544 Fine art works in a dynamic and vibrant W fullmoonhotel.com.au gallery in Cleveland. GRAND VIEW HOTEL 124–126 Shore St North, Cleveland Fine and al fresco dining, function rooms T 07 3821 2419 W oldschoolhousegallery.com.au and accommodation. 49 North St, Cleveland T 07 3286 1002 W gvh.com.au

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Travelling from Cleveland to Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island has never been so quick or comfortable aboard this award winning ferry. REDREWARDS

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DELIGHTS BEAUTY SPA

Diverse schedule including ceramics, textiles, photography, painting and sculpture. 199 Gympie Rd, Strathpine T 07 3840 6941 W visitmoretonbay.com.au

Spa and beauty salon in Manly Harbour Village. Unit 6, 457 The Esplanade, Manly T 07 3396 9614 W visitbrisbane.com.au

REDCLIFFE CITY ART GALLERY

Showcases innovative exhibitions that define the region. Cnr Middle & Bloomfield Sts, Cleveland T 07 3829 8899 W more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery

SHOPPING & FASHION

BRITAIN ON THE BAYSIDE Over 1000 British products on sale and online. Aquatic Paradise Centre, 190 Birkdale Rd, Birkdale T 07 3822 8184 W britainonthebayside.com.au

SPA & BEAUTY

BODY BLISS RETREAT Seaside paradise for all your health and beauty requirements. 129 Margate Pde, Margate Beach T 07 3283 3368 W bodybliss.com.au

COMPLEXIONS SKIN CLINIC Jan Powers Farmers Market 3rd Saturday 6am–12pm Manly Creative Market Every Sunday 8am–3pm

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SALT WATER MURRIS – QUANDAMOOKA INC HARBOUR DAY SPA

Gallery owned and fully operated by local Twelve contemporary art shows plus adult Indigenous people. and kids activities. 3 Ballow Rd, Dunwich T 07 3415 2373 470–476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe T 07 3283 0415 W swmq.net W visitmoretonbay.com.au

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Skin rejuvenation and beauty treatments in Manly Harbour Village. 188 Stratton Tce, Manly T 07 3162 8544 W complexionsskinclinic.com.au

Thai-inspired, all beauty elements for hair, face and body. Shop 22, Raby Bay Harbour, 152–156 Shore St, Cleveland T 07 3821 2955 W harbourdayspa.com.au

L’PLUNGE HOME & SPA Exquisite skincare and unforgettable spa treatments. 200 Middle St, Cleveland T 07 3488 0300 W lplungehomeandspa.com.au

MIZPAH SPA Thai therapies, Thai massage, aromatherapy and foot massage. 3 Oleander Dr, Bongaree T 07 3410 1515 W mizpah.biz/welcome-mizpah-spa

SALT SANCTUARY Brisbane’s first and only salt therapy clinic. 32 Middle St, Cleveland T 07 3488 0799 W saltsanctuary.com.au

VANESSA’S ISLAND BEAUTY DAY SPA Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, manicure or facial. Avon Ave, Bribie Island T 1300 744 653 W pacificharbourgolf.com.au

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BRIBIE ISLAND SEASIDE MUSEUM Take a look at the past through contemporary eyes. 1 South Esplanade Ave, Bongaree T 07 3408 0007 W visitmoretonbay.com.au

CABOOLTURE HISTORICAL VILLAGE Insights into our past with exhibits and over 70 buildings. 280 Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture T 07 5495 4581 W historicalvillage.com.au

CABOOLTURE WARPLANE & FLIGHT HERITAGE MUSEUM Queensland’s only flying war birds museum, aviation heritage. 104 McNaught Rd, Caboolture T 07 5499 1144 W caboolturewarplanemuseum.com

DECEPTION BAY HERITAGE WALK Boardwalks, barbecues, viewing platforms and picnic facilities. The Esplanade, Deception Bay T 07 3283 3577 W visitmoretonbay.com.au

DUNWICH CEMETERY Dunwich Cemetery, the second oldest cemetery in Queensland. Yabby St, Dunwich T 07 3409 9699 W stradbrokemuseum.com.au

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MORETON BAY & ISLANDS NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM Presents comprehensive European and Indigenous history of the island. 15–17 Welsby St, Dunwich T 07 3409 9699 W stradbrokemuseum.com.au

ORMISTON HOUSE Queensland colonial architecture, large gardens, bay views. 277 Wellington St, Ormiston T 07 3286 1425 W brisbanelivingheritage.org

REDCLIFFE MUSEUM Modern museum exploring the history and community of Redcliffe. 75 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe T 07 3883 1898 W visitmoretonbay.com.au

SOUTHERN MORETON BAY ISLANDS HERITAGE TRAIL Showcasing the rich heritage assets and culture of the islands.  Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Macleay Island T 1300 667 386 W more2redlands.com.au/explore

BIKEWAYS & WALKWAYS

BRIBIE ISLAND BICENTENNIAL BUSH WALKS Bicentennial bushwalks begin near the community arts centre. Sutherland Dr, Bellara T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

COTTON WOOD WALK Boardwalks, BBQs, viewing platforms and picnic facilities. The Esplanade, Deception Bay T 07 3283 3577 W visitmoretonbay.com.au

LOTA MANGROVE BOARDWALK Explore the wildlife through this tranquil environment. Whites Rd, Manly T 07 3348 6672 W wynnummanly.com.au

NORTH GORGE HEADLANDS View dolphins, turtles, manta rays and whales (June–October). East Coast Rd, Point Lookout T 1300 667 386 W more2redlands.com.au/explore

REDCLIFFE PENINSULA FORESHORE

MORETON ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

BIT WATER TAXI

Enjoy the beauty of Redcliffe peninsula. Redcliffe Pde, Redcliffe T 07 3283 3577 W visitmoretonbay.com.au

Beaches, dunes, woodlands and shallow freshwater lagoons. Moreton Island, Moreton Island T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

Departs from Redland Bay approximately every 30 minutes. 1 Weinam St, Redland Bay T 07 3206 8033 W transitsystems.com.au

REDCLIFFE BOTANIC GARDENS

COOCHIE ISLAND BARGE TRANSPORT

A peaceful green haven right in the heart of the city. Henzell St, Redcliffe T 07 3205 0555 W visitmoretonbay.com.au

Vehicle ferry departs from Victoria Point to a timetable. Travelling time is approx. 10 minutes. Masters Ave, Victoria Point T 07 3820 6557

Explore the mangroves from Wynnum Creek to Fisherman’s Island. Granada St, Wynnum T 07 3348 3524 W wynnummanly.com.au

ST HELENA ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

COOCHIE ISLAND PASSENGER FERRY

Ruins of Queensland’s first penal settlement in Moreton Bay. St Helena Island, St Helena Island T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

Ferry departs from Victoria Point. Operating to a timetable seven days a week. Travelling time is 10 minutes. Masters Ave, Victoria Point T 07 3207 7281

PARKS & NATIONAL PARKS

TEERK ROO RA NATIONAL PARK

MORETON ISLAND ADVENTURES (MICAT)

SANTAGIULIANA WAY Trail runs alongside and through patches of coastal forest. Cleveland Foreshore, Cleveland T 1300 667 386 W more2redlands.com.au/explore

WYNNUM MANGROVE BOARDWALK

BLUE LAKE NATIONAL PARK One of the world’s most ecologically important wetlands. Mining Company Rd, North Stradbroke Island T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

BRIBIE ISLAND RECREATION AREA Walking trails, camping areas, abundant marine and birdlife. White Patch Esp, Bribie Island T 13 33 04 W derm.qld.gov.au

BROWN LAKE Perched lake with clear tea colour from trees and reeds. Brown Lake Dr, North Stradbroke Island T 1300 667 386 W more2redlands.com.au/explore

FORT LYTTON NATIONAL PARK Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this fort. Cnr of Lytton Rd & South St, Lytton T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

LITTLE BAYSIDE PARK Extensive parklands on bayside next to pool and boat harbour. Royal Esp, Manly T 07 3348 3524 W manlyharbourvillage.com.au

Dugongs, turtles and dolphins frequent the island waterways. Moreton Bay, Peel Island T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

VENMAN BUSHLAND NATIONAL PARK Two walking tracks, native animals, wildlife and wildflowers. West Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

WYNNUM WADING POOL & WATERPARK A much-loved playground for a family day out by the bay. Wynnum Esp, Wynnum T 07 3348 3524 W wynnummanly.com.au

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Departs from Port of Brisbane at 8.30am daily, additional service 1pm Friday and 2.30pm Sunday. Terminal 14 Howard Smith Dr, Port of Brisbane, Brisbane T 07 3909 3333 W moretonislandadventures.com.au

SOUTHERN BAY ISLANDS VEHICLE FERRY Departs from Redland Bay approx every hour. 1 Weinam St, Redland Bay T 07 3488 5300 W stradbrokeferries.com.au

STRADBROKE FERRIES

TRANSPORT SERVICES

Vehicle ferry departs Toondah Harbour, Cleveland every 1–1.5 hours. Water taxis depart every hour. Toondah Harbour, Middle St, Cleveland T 07 3488 5300 W stradbrokeferries.com.au

AMITY TRADER

STRADDIE FLYER GOLD CATS

Departs from Amity Point, North Stradbroke Water taxi departs from Toondah Harbour, Island to Kooringal, Moreton Island at Cleveland every hour. 9.30am Monday and 9.30am, 11.30am, Toondah Harbour, Middle St, Cleveland 2.30pm, 3.30pm Thursday–Sunday. T 07 3286 1964 Claytons Rd & Point Lookout Rd, W flyer.com.au Amity Point T 0487 227 437 W amitytrader.com

BIG RED CAT Departs from Toondah Harbour, Cleveland approximately every 45 minutes. Toondah Harbour, Middle St, Cleveland T 07 3488 9777 W bigredcat.com.au

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scenic rim — VAST BEAUTY —

Hiking at Mt Barney

Follow the changing landscape west and you’ll find yourself in the Scenic Rim, Brisbane’s World Heritage listed backyard, home to lush rainforests, spectacular mountain ranges and ancient landforms. Food and wine, romantic escapes, camping, bushwalking, country pubs, art, history and adventures are all here, tied together by the landscape and the beautiful towns and villages dotted throughout. Explore the great outdoors and trek mountains such as Mt Tamborine, Mt Lindesay and Mt Barney or lose yourself on one of the many trails through Lamington National Park, taking in the majestic waterfalls and breathtaking lookouts. This natural wonderland can be experienced in the air, on the water or across the land with hot air ballooning, fishing, water skiing and wine tasting waiting for you as you discover the winding roads and natural fauna and flora. Be pampered at one of the many country-style bed and breakfasts or escape from the rest of the world at the charming lodges, rainforest retreats and spa hideaways. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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BUSHWACKER ECO TOURS eco-tours of south-east Queensland’s natural places

ECO SAFARIS QUEENSLAND discover the rainforests and region by organised tour

JPT TOUR GROUP AUSSIE OUTBACK ADVENTURE authentic Australian cattle property

CORK N FORK WINE TOURS from the city to the wineries

COUNTRY CHARM DISCOVERY TOUR hire a car and take the drive

Mt Barney Lodge

Hot Air Balloon Brisbane

WORLD HERITAGE-LISTED NATIONAL PARKS Get away to one of the eight heritage-listed national parks in the Scenic Rim, an area of rugged escarpments, hidden passes and spectacular peaks towering over valleys and plains. Numerous picnic spots, hiking trails, historic walks and camping areas are on offer throughout Lamington, Mt Tamborine, Mt Barney, Moogerah Peaks and The Main Range National Parks, all featuring very diverse habitat, from a green oasis of lush forests to rough volcanic summits, stunning waterfalls and rocky cliffs.

BED & BREAKFASTS Reconnect with nature, family, friends or that special someone and cosy up at one of the region’s many delightful guest houses. Historic mansions, comforting B&Bs, host farms and even luxury camping will welcome you with country hospitality turning a short break into a weekend to remember. Experience a working cattle property at Spicers Hidden Vale, tuck yourself away at Witches Falls Cottages or sleep under the stars in style with Ketchup’s Bank Glamping. The country air will have you feeling refreshed, re-energised and ready to explore the Scenic Rim.

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ARAUCARIA ECO TOURS Award-winning wildlife and other eco tours. 1770 Running Creek Rd, Rathdowney T 07 5544 1283 W learnaboutwildlife.com

KOOROOMBA VINEYARD & LAVENDER FARM ACCOMMODATION Picturesque cellar door, restaurant and AMORE BED & BREAKFAST lavender shop. 168 F M Bells Rd, Boonah T 07 5463 0022 W kooroomba.com.au

MOUNT TAMBORINE BREWERY

Award-winning beer using traditional brewing methods. 165–185 Long Rd, North Tamborine Tour Springbrook and Tamborine T 07 5545 2032 National Park. Brisbane Transit Centre, Roma St, Brisbane W mtbeer.com.au T 1300 559 355 SPICERS CANOPY W bushwacker-ecotours.com.au A fully-guided walk in a private

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CORK ‘N FORK WINERY TOURS Tamborine Mountain’s premier wine tour experience. 42 Chianina Crt, Tamborine Mountain T 07 5543 6584 W corknfork.com.au

nature reserve. 10613 Cunningham Hwy, Maryvale T 1300 773 425 W hiddenpeaks.com.au

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN DISTILLERY

Reputation as creators of high-quality liqueurs and spirits. Specialist bird watching and wild life tours 87–91 Beacon St, North Tamborine T 07 5545 3452 in South-East Queensland. W tamborinemountaindistillery.com.au 25 Gwingana Crt, Beechmont

GONDWANA GUIDES

T 07 5533 3162 W gondwanaguides.com.au

HOT AIR BALLOON BRISBANE Take a hot air balloon ride over the Scenic Rim. Beaudesert Nerang Rd, Nerang & Canungra T 1300 766 857 W hotair.com.au/scenicrim

INTERNATIONAL PARK TOURS All inclusive tours of the Hinterland’s Great Walk. 6 Timbarra Dr, Beechmont T 07 5533 3583 W parktours.com.au

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN TOURS A fun way to explore the National Parks and attractions. 148 Long Rd, Eagle Heights T 07 5545 4321 W tamborinemountaintours.com.au

TAMBORINE RAINFOREST SKYWALK A long canopy walk soaring 30 metres above the valley. 333 Geissmann Dr, North Tamborine T 07 5545 2222 W rainforestskywalk.com.au

KETCHUP BANK GLAMPING

Premium central position from which to explore Tamborine Mountain. 150 Long Rd, Eagle Heights, Tamborine T 07 5545 2330 W amorebandb.com

The glamour of luxury accommodation with the romance of camping under the stars. 726 Green Hills Rd, Boonah T 07 5463 1269 W ketchupsbankglamping.com.au

BARNEY CREEK VINEYARD COTTAGES

LILLYDALE HOST FARM

Secluded accommodation in a World Heritage rainforest region. Cnr Walters St & Yeates Ave, Mt Barney T 07 5544 3285 W barneycreekcottages.com

Experience 4.5 star accommodation on a working cattle property. 821 Upper Logan Rd, Mt Barney T 07 5544 3131 W lillydale.com.au

BINNA BURRA MOUNTAIN LODGE

MT BARNEY LODGE COUNTRY RETREAT

Nestled high in World Heritage listed rainforest. Binna Burra Rd, Beechmont T 07 5533 3622 W binaaburralodge.com.au

An eco-tourism retreat with adventures for everyone. 1093 Upper Logan Rd, Mount Barney T 07 5544 3285 W mtbarneylodge.com.au

BUNYIP SCENIC RIM RESORT

O’REILLY’S RAINFOREST RETREAT GUEST HOUSE

A truly exclusive boutique resort, limited to 10 adults. 139 Lutter Rd, Killarney T 0408 016 164 W bunyipscenicrimresort.com.au

CEDAR CREEK LODGES A hidden oasis, perfect for romantic getaways and family holidays or fun weekend retreats. Thunderbird Park, Cnr Cedar Creek Falls Rd, Tamborine T 07 5545 1468 W cedarcreeklodges.com.au

DESTINY BOONAH ECO COTTAGES & DONKEY FARM Private and quiet bush enclave. 701 Boonah Rathdowney Rd, Wallaces Creek T 07 5463 2643 W destinyboonah.com

Nestled high in World Heritage listed rainforest. Lamington National Park Rd, Canungra T 07 5502 4911 W oreillys.com.au

OAKLEE BED & BREAKFAST Surrounded by rugged and majestic mountains. 966 Condamine River Rd, Marbury T 07 4664 7161 W oakleacottages.com.au

SCENIC RIM VIEW COTTAGES Exclusive cottages with views of the Great Dividing Range. 357 Old Rosevale Rd, Warill View T 07 5464 6508 W scenicrimviewcottages.com.au

Private walks, private paradise

Spicers Canopy: Luxury ecosite and private bushwalking in the Scenic Rim. 5000 acre private nature refuge. One to four day guided walks. All-inclusive experience with bush guides, safari-style luxury tents, and a private chef preparing all your meals and drinks. Spicers Canopy & Spicers Private Walks

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WINING & DINING

PIETRO PIZZA CAFÉ

A luxurious mountain getaway. Wilkinsons Rd, Maryvale T 1300 253 103 W spicersgroup.com.au

ALBERT RIVER WINES

Traditional Italian all day cooking class. 111 Douglas Rd, Rathdowney T 07 5544 1008 W scenicrimescapes.com.au

TUCKEROO COTTAGES The perfect place to refresh in a country setting. 115 Forest Home Rd, Rathdowney T 07 5463 6263 W tuckeroocottages.com.au

WALLABY RIDGE RETREAT An elegant country escape among the foothills of Tamborine Mountain. 88 Bambung Rd, Boyland T 07 5543 6263 W wallabyridge.com.au

WITCHES FALLS COTTAGES Tucked away on beautiful, tranquil Tamborine Mountain. 132 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine T 07 5545 4411 W witchesfallscottages.com.au

ZENGARRA COUNTRY HOUSE & PAVILIONS Luxury at a down-to-earth price. 2225 Lake Moogerah Rd, Boonah T 07 5463 5600 W zengarra.com

Set high on the hill with panoramic views to Tamborine Mountain. 1–117 Mundoolun Connection Rd, Tamborine T 07 5543 6622 W albertriverwines.com.au

BUNJURGEN ESTATE WINERY Scenic location, excellent wine and a relaxed cellar door. 121 Brent Rd, Bunjurgen T 07 5463 0270 W bunjurgenestatevineyard.com.au

CAFÉ METZ A café offering great service, food and fine coffee. 32 Christie St, Canungra T 07 5543 4322

SONGBIRDS IN THE FOREST Fresh and innovative cuisine served in a beautiful environment. Lot 10 Tamborine Mountain Rd, North Tamborine T 07 5545 2563 W songbirds.com.au

THE CEDAR CREEK ESTATE VINEYARD, WINERY & CEDAR CREEK CELLARS A charming winery. 104–144 Hartley Rd, North Tamborine T 07 5545 4322 W cedarcreekestate.com.au

WILD LIME COOKING SCHOOL

Authentic Australian country pub experience. Boonah Rathdowney Rd, Boonah T 07 5463 1048

Native Australian fused with Asian or Mediterranean cuisine. 97 Cedar Glen Rd, Darlington T 07 5544 8104 W worendo.com

FLAVOURS CAFÉ RESTAURANT

WITCHES FALLS WINERY

DUGANDAN HOTEL

Perfect country setting dining. 8 Railway St, Boonah T 07 5463 2699 W flavourcafe.com.au

Small, highly-regarded winery. 79 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine T 07 5545 2609 W witchesfalls.com.au

LAUREL COTTAGE GARDEN CAFÉ & RESTAURANT

ARTS & CULTURE

The perfect destination on beautiful Beechmont Mountain. 707 Beechmont Rd, Beechmont T 07 5533 1213 W laurelcottage.com.au

Purpose-built facility with gallery. 3 High St, Boonah T 07 5463 1524 W boonah.net

BOONAH & DISTRICT CULTURAL CENTRE

THE CENTRE FOR SCENIC RIM ARTS & CULTURE Modern flexible space for art exhibitions and performances. 82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert T 07 5540 5050 W liveatthecentre.com.au

MARKS AND GARDNER GALLERY Quality art by established and emerging Australian artists. 69 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine T 07 5545 4992 W marksandgardner.com

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN GALLERY WALK Everything from fine art to the frivolous. Long Rd, Beaudesert T 07 5545 4422 W tamborinemtncc.org.au

SHOPPING & FASHION

GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCK NEST A traditional Bavarian chalet with authentic waterwheel. 143 Long Rd, Eagle Heights T 07 5545 1334 W cuckooclocknest.com.au

MAYFIELD CHOCOLATES TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN Imaginative chocolate of the highest quality. 161 Long Rd (Gallery Walk), Eagle Heights T 07 5545 4561 W mayfieldchocolates.com.au

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Large range of gifts, garden accessories and collectables. 41–47 Lahey Rd, Eagle Heights T 07 5545 2803 W discovertamborine.com.au

TEDDIES ON TAMBORINE Huge range of collectable teddy bears. 28 Main St, North Tamborine T 07 5545 1781 W tamborinemtncc.org.au

WISS EMPORIUM Eclectic mix of unique goods and gifts. 101 George St, Kalbar T 07 5463 7999 W wissemporium.com.au

HERITAGE & ARCHITECTURE

BEAUDESERT HISTORICAL MUSEUM Regional industrial and lifestyle heritage. 82 Brisbane St, Rathdowney T 07 5541 3740 W visitscenicrim.com.au

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RATHDOWNEY INFORMATION CENTRE & HISTORICAL VILLAGE Pictorial displays, records of events and family histories. 82 Collins St, Lamington National Park T 07 5544 1222 W rathdowney.org.au

MOUNT FRENCH WALKS

MOOGERAH PEAKS

Panoramic views and no bushwalking experience required. Cunningham Hwy, Boonah T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

Ancient peaks of Mount French, Greville, Moon and Edwards. 100 Cunningham Hwy, Boonah T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

O’REILLY’S TREE TOP WALK

MOUNT BARNEY NATIONAL PARK

BIKEWAYS & WALKWAYS

Walk through the canopy to view the Park of exceptional ecological flora and fauna. importance and natural beauty. Lamington National Park Rd, via Canungra Mt Lindesay Hwy, Mt Barney GOVERNOR’S CHAIR LOOKOUT T 07 5544 0569 T 1300 130 372 A popular resting spot for early Governors W oreillys.com.au W derm.qld.gov.au of Queensland. TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN Cunningham Hwy, Moogerah PARKS & BOTANIC GARDENS T 1300 130 372 NATIONAL PARKS W derm.qld.gov.au Over 11 hectares with exotic species LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK and natural rainforest. LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK GREAT WALK Extensive walking tracks in Green Forsythia Dr, Eagle Heights Traversing World Heritage rainforest with Mountains and Binna Burra. T 07 5545 4926 spectacular views. W tmbotanicgardens.com.au Lamington National Park Rd, Brisbane Lamington National Park Rd, Beechmont T 1300 130 372 TAMBORINE NATIONAL PARK T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au W derm.qld.gov.au Picnic facilities and short walks. MAIN RANGE NATIONAL PARK Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain Breathtaking views and a popular T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au bushwalking destination. Cunningham Hwy, Aratula T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

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country valleys — CHARM & CHARACTER —

Lake Wivenhoe, Esk

The rolling hills and green open spaces of the Country Valleys provide postcard perfect views of endless horizons, sleepy towns and pristine lakes making it hard to believe you are only an hour away from the lights of Brisbane City. Horse riding enthusiasts will relish the tracks that weave and climb throughout the pastures and hillsides of Esk and lovers of water sports will find it hard pressed to stay away from the lure of the giant lakes within Somerset and Wivenhoe. You can also go hiking, mountain climbing, abseiling and experience some of the best skydiving in the Southern Hemisphere. For those wanting to extend their stay to include the award-winning boutique wineries or to sift through the many antique shops, there are a range of beautifully preserved homesteads, B&Bs and mountain retreats to relax in at the end of a busy day. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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ARTS & CULTURE DAS NEUMANN HAUS MUSEUM cultural hub of Laidley

DAYBORO ART GALLERY works of many local artists

GERARD POED GALLERY limited edition Australian landscape photography Lake Somerset, Hazeldean

VALLEY OF THE LAKES If water skiing, wake boarding, fishing, sailing, canoeing and swimming are your idea of a perfect day, the aquatic playgrounds of Somerset and Wivenhoe Dams are sure to make you want to dip your toes in the water. The large

IRONIC ART – FINE ART OF STEEL unique pieces of artwork specialising in steel

QLD TRANSPORT MUSEUM over 200 models of various forms of Australian transport For more information go to the directory, starting on page 130.

range of camping and boat ramp facilities nearby make these dams a must-visit spot for families and groups and the scenery surrounding them provides a breathtaking backdrop to the wet and watery fun.

Nirvana Estate Vineyard, Kilcoy

SOMERSET VALLEY WINE TRAIL Meander through the vines and visit the cellar doors of five local and award-winning wineries. The trail includes taste testing at Mt England Estate, Nirvana Estate, Ocean Views Estate Winery and Restaurant, Winya Wines and Woongooroo Estate Cellar Door and Café. Make the most of your day with lunch overlooking the valley or stay in a vineyard cottage.

Skydive Ramblers, Toogoolawah

 —free falling — If you want to rise to new heights and get a bird’s eye view of the hinterland, head to Skydive Ramblers for the ultimate adrenalin experience. Their Toogoolawah Drop Zone offers everything skydiving and parachuting, including onsite accommodation and even caters for the non-thrill seekers with a licensed bar, pool, snack bar, entertainment area and gym.

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BALLOONS ABOVE

MISTY MOUNTAIN RETREAT

OCEAN VIEW ESTATE

Experience the magic and tranquility of cruising the skies. 25 Harm Dr, Hatton Vale T 07 5465 7994 W balloonsabove.com.au

ULURAMAYA RETREAT CABINS

An eco-retreat with spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains. 228 McConnell Rd, Wamuran T 07 5496 4496 W uluramaya.com.au

COOLANA OLIVES A wide range of olive products with a taste of excellence. 733 Lowood Minden Rd, Lowood T 07 5426 8393 W coolanaolives.com.au

LANDCRUISER MOUNTAIN PARK JIMNA Perfect place to learn new off-road skills. Jimna via Kilcoy, Jimna T 07 5497 3164 W landcruisermountainpark.com.au

MOUNTAIN LAKE ADVENTURES SCENIC HORSERIDES Rolling hills with spectacular views of the countryside. 847 Esk Kilcoy Rd, Coal Creek T 07 5423 1645 W horserides.com.au

SKYDIVE RAMBLERS The ultimate adrenalin experience. 1 Brisbane Valley Highway, Toogoolawah T 07 5423 1159 W ramblers.com.au

WHISPERS OF THE VALLEY Unwind at the estate. Picturesque vineyards, winery, restaurant & luxurious cottages just 45 km from Brisbane along the spectacular Mt Mee Tourist Drive. 2557 Mt Mee Rd, Ocean View T 07 3425 3900 W oceanviewestates.com.au

FERNVALE HOTEL-MOTEL On picturesque Brisbane Valley Highway near Lake Wivenhoe. 1490 Brisbane Valley Hwy, Fernvale T 07 5427 0000

THE HOLLOW LOG COUNTRY RETREAT

A perfectly rustic getaway for nature lovers. SLICKERS HORSE RIDING 878 Mt Byron Rd, Ultimate riding country with rides offering Mt Byron via Somerset Dam, Esk spectacular views. T 07 5426 0167 116 Dunlop Lane, Kurwongbah W hollowlogcountryretreat.com T 07 3285 1444 KILCOY FARMSTAY W slickershorseriding.com Relax and enjoy the breathtaking water ACCOMMODATION and mountain views. BRANELL HOMESTEAD BED & BREAKFAST 3931 Esk-Kilcoy Rd, Kilcoy T 07 5497 2488 A federation-style homestead with W kilcoyfarmstay.com peaceful valley views. 12 Paroz Rd, Laidley T 07 5465 1788 W branellhomesteadbedandbreakfast. com.au

D’AGUILAR MOUNTAIN RETREAT BED & BREAKFAST A homely and comfortable stay in spacious rooms. 64 Curran St, D’Aguilar T 07 5496 4848

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LAKE SOMERSET HOLIDAY PARK

The park is a perfect getaway for families, groups and individuals. Esk-Kilcoy Rd, Kilcoy T 1800 689 679 W lakesomerset.com.au

MERCURE CLEAR MOUNTAIN LODGE Breathtaking views of the Glass House Mountains, Brisbane and Moreton Bay. Clear Mountain Rd, Clear Mountain T 07 3298 5100 W clearmountainlodge.com.au

SAMFORD HOMESTEAD RESTAURANT

A health retreat that is a touch of paradise. Relaxed dining experience catering to 1266 Mt Samson Rd, Mt Samson a wide range of tastes. T 07 3289 4392 Main St, Samford Village W mistymountainretreat.com.au T 07 3289 1485 W samfordhomestead.com.au

Secluded romantic getaway set on 40 acres. 198 Grantham-WinWill Rd, Grantham T 0410 669 976 W whispersofthevalley.com.au

WINING & DINING

BIRCHES RESTAURANT Á la carte licensed restaurant that enjoys spectacular views. 1350 Mt Mee Rd, Mount Mee T 07 5498 2244 W birchesrestaurant.com.au

CHANTILLY BLUE A coffee lounge, gift shop and custom framing studio all in one. 25 Seib St, Kilcoy T 07 5422 0655 W chantillyblue.com.au

MOUNT ENGLAND ESTATE Boutique winery with the highest standards for its products. 423 Wivenhoe-Somerset Rd, Fernvale T 07 5427 0042 W meewines.com

NIRVANA ESTATE The largest vineyard in the Somerset Valley region. 339 Sandy Creek Rd, Kilcoy T 07 5498 1055 W nirvanaestate.com.au

OCEAN VIEW ESTATE WINERY & RESTAURANT Award-winning wines, beautiful location and gorgeous food. 2557 Mt Mee Rd, Ocean View T 07 3425 3900 W oceanviewestates.com.au

THE STAGING POST CAFÉ & RESTAURANT Enjoy a selection of dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cnr Lake Apex Dr & Railway St, Gatton T 07 5466 1504 W lockyervalley.com.au

WINYA WINES Nestled in the picturesque valley of Sandy Creek. 145 Sandy Creek Rd, Kilcoy T 07 5497 1504 W winyawines.com.au

WOONGOOROO ESTATE A boutique family-owned and operated 5000 vine vineyard and cellar door. 35 Doyles Rd, Kilcoy T 07 5496 3529 W woongoorooestate.com.au

ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE

BELLEVUE HOMESTEAD & VINEYARD Living reminder of the early days of Queensland settlement. 1 West Rd, Coominya T 07 5426 4209 W bellevuehomestead.com.au

CLUB HOTEL Historic Queensland pub in the heart of Esk. 225 Ipswich St, Esk T 07 5424 1182

ARTS & CULTURE

DAS NEUMANN HAUS MUSEUM The cultural hub of the Laidley community. Cnr Patrick & William Sts, Laidley T 07 5465 3241 W lockyervalley.com.au

DAYBORO ART GALLERY Local artists of many disciplines displaying works. Cnr William St & Mt Mee Rd, Dayboro T 07 3425 3449 W dayboroartworks.asn.au

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tourism@somerset.qld.gov.au GERARD POED GALLERY Limited edition photographs of Australian landscapes. 2050 Mount Mee Rd, Ocean View T 07 3425 3730

IRONIC ART – FINE ART OF STEEL Specialising in the creation of unique pieces of artwork. 74 Western Dr, Gatton T 07 5462 1381 W ironicart.com.au

QUEENSLAND TRANSPORT MUSEUM A historic display of over 200 models of various forms of transport. Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, 34 Lake Apex Dr, Gatton T 07 5466 3434 W lockyervalley.com.au

SHOPPING & FASHION

L’ABUNDANCE OF FERNVALE An eclectic range of gifts, decorations and clothing. 1500 Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale T 0416 076 245 W labundance.blogspot.com

SPA & BEAUTY

CLEAR MOUNTAIN LODGE DAY SPA Sophisticated retreat for wellness and relaxation. 564 Clear Mountain Rd, Clear Mountain T 07 3298 5100 W clearmountainlodge.com.au

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HERITAGE & ARCHITECTURE

CABOOLTURE RIVER ROAD HERITAGE DRIVE A meandering track through Caboolture’s early settlement. Caboolture River Rd, Morayfield T 1800 833 100 W moretonbay.qld.gov.au

LAIDLEY PIONEER VILLAGE Original buildings with themed displays from pioneer days. Cnr Drayton & Pioneer Sts, Laidley T 07 5465 2516 W heritageaustralia.com.au

PINE RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM Historical objects, stories, multimedia and exhibitions. Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Rd, Whiteside T 07 3285 7213 W moretonbay.qld.gov.au

SAMFORD DISTRICT HISTORICAL MUSEUM Rural, education, timber and transport history of the district. Station St, Samford T 07 3289 2743 W samfordmuseum.com.au

SAMFORD HISTORIC VILLAGE WALK Take a stroll and view sites featuring historic photographs. Main St, Samford T 07 3205 4793 W moretonbay.qld.gov.au

BIKEWAYS & WALKWAYS

BENARKIN STATE FOREST 13 kilometres of scenic drives, walking tracks and camping areas. D’Aguilar Highway, Benarkin T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

07 5424 2923

BRISBANE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL

GLEN ROCK PARK

Shared rail trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. 1 Brisbane St, Fernvale T 07 5427 0200 W brisbanevalleyrailtrail.org.au

Adjoins the world heritage listed Main Range National Park. Glen Rock Park, Junction View T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

DAYBORO HISTORIC TOWN WALKS

GLEN ROCK REGIONAL PARK

18 sites of early significance in Dayboro’s development. Main St, Dayboro T 07 3425 2032 W moretonbay.qld.gov.au/discover

Diverse range of landforms, flora, vegetation and wildlife. East Haldon Rd, East Haldon T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

MAIALA – RAINFOREST CIRCUIT

MOUNT MEE STATE FOREST PARK

The track winds through stunning subtropical rainforest. Mt Glorious Rd, Mt Glorious T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

Many rock waterholes, cool streams and rainforest walks. Sellin Rd, Mt Mee T 1300 130 372 W moretonbay.qld.gov.au/guide

WAMURAN – D’AGUILAR TRAIL LOOP

SOMERSET DAM

Multi-use trail for horse riding, mountain biking and hiking. O’Shea Rd, Wamuran T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

Recreational playground for anglers and water enthusiasts. Esk Kilcoy Rd, Somerset Dam T 07 5427 8100 W somersetdam.com.au

PARKS & NATIONAL PARKS

WESTRIDGE OUTLOOK

CENTENARY PARK A free camping area of Thornton, near Laidley. Mulgowie Rd, Thornton T 07 5465 7642 W visitlockyer.com.au

D’AGUILAR NATIONAL PARK Beautiful picnic spots, plus short and extended walking trails. Samford Rd, Samford T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

Mixed forest habitat, views over Lake Wivenhoe and range. Mt Nebo Rd, Mt Nebo T 07 3205 4793 W moretonbay.qld.gov.au/discover

WIVENHOE DAM Quiet, relaxed land- and water-based, family-style recreation. Brisbane Valley Hwy, Wivenhoe Hill T 07 5427 8100 W seqwater.com.au

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ipswich — CONNECT & COLLECT —

Discover Ipswich

As the birthplace of rail in Queensland, Ipswich has a proud and rich history that dates back to the days of the convicts and colonialism of the 1820s. Attracting visitors to its vast green spaces, heritage buildings and growing cosmopolitan dining options, Ipswich’s urban charm holds an ever-present appeal. Brisbane Street, in the heart of the city, has one of the longest stretches of heritage façade in Australia and is home to the Old Flour Mill building, built in 1902 and now a quaint café that also offers antiques and collectables. Retrace the journey of the first Cobb & Co. Stagecoach or take control of train simulators and relive the romance of rail. Take to the skies with a scenic helicopter flight or wander the expansive Queens Park in the city centre. Whether you’re looking for family fun, outdoor adventure, adrenalin action, pure indulgence or a glimpse back to bygone days, Ipswich is well worth a day trip or weekend getaway. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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SEE & DO WORKSHOPS RAIL MUSEUM hands on learning about Queensland’s rail history

FLOATING IMAGES HOT AIR BALLOON see Ipswich and beyond

NATIONAL PAINTBALL FIELDS Queensland’s largest paintball field Pterodactyl Helicopters

THRILL SEEKING SIGHTS If you have the need for speed and love anything with wheels or propellers, Ipswich has exciting adventure

AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM for an array of motorcycle history

VISIT A LOCAL WINERY try a drop from Warrego Wines, Ironbark Ridge and more

offerings guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping.

PTERODACTYL HELICOPTERS

Strap yourself behind the wheel of a V8 race car at

for scenic flights around the region

Queensland Raceways for an experience you’ll never forget, view vintage and modern day motorbikes at the Australian Motorcycle Museum. Or fly to new heights with

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a scenic tour of the region with Pterodactyl Helicopters or a balloon ride.

WORKSHOPS RAIL MUSEUM Over 145 years ago, the very first train to run in Queensland steamed from the site now home to the Workshops Rail Museum to Bigges Camp, now known as Grandchester. For decades the site was the centre of rail construction, maintenance and technology for Queensland’s burgeoning rail industry. In its time over 200 steam locomotives were constructed here. Now, The Workshops is an icon for the region, hosting interactive displays, train stimulators and exclusive events and is the oldest continually operating railway workshops in Australia.

—cobb & co. way —  The first mail route awarded to Cobb & Co. in Queensland was from Ipswich to Toowoomba in 1865. Follow the trail of the early days of stage coach transportation exploring historic townships, legendary pubs, beautiful parks and grand heritage homes.

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Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

SIGHTS & ACTIVITIES

COBB & CO. GRANDCHESTER STAGECOACH

IPSWICH NATURE CENTRE

The sounds of hooves and the rattle of chains. 3–45 Mount Mort Rd, Grandchester T 07 5465 5375 W grandchester-stagecoaches.com

Wander your way through recreated habitats of Australian native animals. Goleby Ave, Ipswich T 07 3810 6666 W discoveripswich.com.au

AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

FLOATING IMAGES HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHTS

PTERODACTYL HELICOPTERS

Wide selection of models and brands from around the world. 3 Butlers Rd, Haigslea T 07 5464 4938 W australianmotorcyclemuseum.com.au

Unique city and country balloon flight over the Scenic Rim. 259 Junction Rd, Karalee T 07 3294 8770 W floatingimages.com.au

BROOKWATER GOLF CLUB

IPSWICH ART GALLERY

AUSSIE OUTBACK ADVENTURE A picturesque journey of the Scenic Rim. 617 Mount Mort Rd, Grandchester T 1300 363 436 W daytours.com.au

An 18 hole, Greg Norman-designed championship golf course. 1 Tournament Dr, Brookwater T 07 3814 5500 W brookwatergolf.com.au

WORKSHOPS RAIL MUSEUM

A hands-on, wholly interactive ‘new generation’ museum at Australia’s oldest operating railway workshops.

Art exhibitions, kids gallery and workshops. D’Arcy Doyle Pl & Nicholas St, Ipswich T 07 3813 9222 W ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au

View the Scenic Rim, Ipswich and the valleys from the air. 479 Lake Manchester Rd, Ipswich T 07 3201 0005 W pterodactylhelicopters.com.au

QUEENSLAND RACEWAY WILLOWBANK One of the leading motor sport complexes offering motoring activities for all enthusiasts. Willowbank, Ipswich T 07 5461 9100 W queenslandraceway.com.au

North St, North Ipswich T 07 3432 5100 W theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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Spicers Hidden Vale: Bring the whole family and experience this deluxe retreat on a 12,000 acre country farm. Perfect for family holidays, conferences and weddings. Award-winning restaurant open 7 days. Animal nursery, activities, bike tracks and lots more... Spicers Hidden Vale

Grandchester, 35km past Ipswich

PTERODACTYL HELICOPTERS

1300 275 213

ACCOMMODATION

METRO HOTEL IPSWICH INTERNATIONAL Central location, excellent base for visitors. 43 South St (cnr Foote Ln), Ipswich T 07 3812 8077 W metrohotels.com.au

www.spicersgroup.com.au

QUEST IPSWICH

Luxury apartments with a view. 1 West St, Woodend, West Ipswich T 07 3280 5100 W theoaksgroup.com.au

HOTEL METROPOLE Introduces style and comfort to the dining and pub scene. 253 Brisbane St, Ipswich T 07 3281 1900 W hotelmetropole.com.au

QUEST IPSWICH Take a scenic joy flight and get an aerial view of the Scenic Rim and Ipswich region, Fassifern Valley, the Brisbane Valley and SPICERS HIDDEN VALE Lake Wivenhoe. Luxury retreat on historic 12 000 acre T 07 3201 0005 W pterodactylhelicopters.com.au

THE WORKSHOPS RAIL MUSEUM Take control of train simulators and relive the romance of rail. North St, North Ipswich T 07 3432 5100 W theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au

cattle station. 617 Mount Mort Rd, Grandchester T 1300 284 667 W spicersgroup.com.au

MARBURG HOTEL Quest Ipswich is a 4 star Distinctive Queensland pub listed by the (AAA rated) service apartment National Trust. Edmond St, Marburg accommodation located T 07 5464 4230 in Ipswich and just a short 30 minute drive to Brisbane. HERITAGE & T 1800 334 033 W questapartments.com.au

WOODLANDS OF MARBURG Historic mansion overlooking the picturesque Marburg Valley. 174 Seminary Rd, Eagle Heights T 07 5464 4777 W woodlandsofmarburg.com

The winery provides mountain views and a selection of Queensland’s finest wines. 9 Seminary Rd, Marburg T 07 5464 4400 W warregowines.com.au

ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE

OAKS ASPIRE APARTMENTS

Located a short distance from the heart of the city. Quest Ipswich is ideally situated for business and leisure travellers alike. 57–63 Warwick Rd, Ipswich T 07 3813 6000 W questapartments.com.au

WARREGO WINES

WINING & DINING

COTTON’S RESTAURANT Gourmet cuisine with an intimate atmosphere. Spicers Hidden Vale, Mt Mord Rd, Grandchester T 07 5465 5900 W peppers.com.au

FENTON’S CAFÈ RESTAURANT Australian cuisine is offered with signature dishes. 17 Limestone St, Ipswich T 07 3812 0424

ARCHITECTURE

ST BRIGID’S CHURCH Remarkable wooden church with exceptional craftsmanship. Matthew St, Rosewood T 07 5464 1419

PARKS & NATIONAL PARKS

DENMARK HILL CONSERVATION ESTATE A rich biodiversity and koala habitat. Quarry St, Ipswich T 07 3281 0555 W ipswich.qld.gov.au

QUEENS PARK Historic park featuring Japanese gardens. Goleby Ave, Ipswich T 07 9810 6810 W ipswich.qld.gov.au

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— SURPRISING ESCAPADES — Daisy Hill Koala Centre, Daisy Hill

Logan City is nestled between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It is a region where modern development meets a rich history, where natural beauty blends with exciting architecture, and lazy days can be followed by action-packed adventure. Get your heart racing at Kingston Park Raceway, with go-karts and tracks for all ages, nurture your love of nature at Daisy Hill Forest Reserve Koala Centre or explore the Albert and Logan rivers by boat, canoe or jet ski. Step back in time at Old Beenleigh Town, which tells the story of how Beenleigh and the surrounding districts were formed or catch the latest in musical theatre, comedy, drama and more at the Logan Entertainment Centre. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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SEE & DO KINGSTON PARK RACEWAY for international standard go-kart tracks W kingstonpark.com.au

LOGAN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE for performing arts and shows W logan.qld.gov.au/lec

KINGSTON BUTTER FACTORY Eagleby Wetlands, Eagleby

LOGAN RIVER TINNIE TRAIL To explore the waterways, check out the Logan River Tinnie Trail, a self-guided heritage trail along the Logan River that tells a fascinating history of river life since the early 1800s. It includes a book, a series of interpretive signs in Logan’s riverside parks, and walking trails at Riverdale Park. Copies of the Logan River Tinnie Trail are available online at W logan.qld.gov.au

visit the Butterbox Theatre, Arts Centre and Museum W logan.qld.gov.au

MAYES COTTAGE take a tour of the colonial house museum built during the pioneering age W logan.qld.gov.au

CABLE SKI WORLD extreme wakeboarding without the hassle of a boat W cableski.com.au

FO GUANG SHAN CHUNG TIAN TEMPLE search your soul and be charmed by this temple W chungtian.org.au

LOCAL ARTS Visit the Logan Art Gallery and experience a variety of touring exhibitions and permanent collections. The gallery offers an extensive and diverse range of public programs, including special events, exhibition openings, gallery store events, workshops and floor talks. The Young People’s Gallery offers fun, interactive activities and exhibitions especially for young visitors and families. The space features an annual program of exhibitions that have been created for or by local children and youth. Learn more at W logan.qld.gov.au

— daisy hill forest — The tranquil and leafy Daisy Hill Forest Reserve is the perfect place for a family picnic or a walk in the bush. The reserve is also home to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre, where koalas can be viewed from two levels of viewing platforms in a bushland environment. W derm.qld.gov.au

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VISITOR TIPS & TRAVEL — must have advice for your stay —

COMMUNICATION Australia’s Country Code is 61. Queensland’s area code is 07 but the zero is left off when calling from outside Australia. Local calls from public pay phones are untimed and charged at AUD$0.50. Mobile, long distance and overseas calls are usually timed. Mobile phone network coverage is available across Australia; however coverage may be limited in some remote areas. Internet access is widely available at internet cafés, accommodation houses and libraries.

CURRENCY The unit of currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD). All Brisbane areas are serviced by cash machines which accept Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus and Maestro BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

cards. The most commonly accepted credit cards are American Express, Bankcard, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa, JCB and their affiliates. If you are bringing travellers’ cheques, these can be exchanged at banks, bureau de change booths, hotels and post offices. Banks and foreign exchange services are also available throughout the city centre.

DISABLED SERVICES If you have a disability and are planning to explore the Greater Brisbane region, there is a variety of services to meet your needs. Thorough preparation is essential to a successful trip, so speak to your travel agent about your specific requirements. For more information visit W nican.com.au W australiaforall.com

DRINKING The legal drinking age in Australia is 18 years. Identification is required to enter licensed premises or to purchase alcohol. All licensed premises in Brisbane are subject to a 3am lock out. Patrons who are inside licensed premises at 3am may stay until close of trade but no other patrons may enter or re-enter after that time.

ELECTRICAL POWER POINTS The Australian electrical current is 220–240 volts, AC 50Hz. The threepin power outlet is different from some other countries, so you may need an adaptor.

EMERGENCIES

As in all major cities, you should be aware of personal safety. Brisbane is generally a safe destination with tourists enjoying unhindered You are permitted to drive in travel experiences in terms of Queensland if you hold a valid Australian or foreign licence. If your their personal safety. However, as licence is in a language other than with all travel at home or away, English, you should carry an English you should observe the same precautions with your personal translation of it when driving. safety and possessions.

DRIVING

The emergency number for police, ambulance and/or fire brigade is T 000

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GOODS & SERVICES TAX A 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST) applies to most purchases and is included prior to bills being totalled. You may be able to claim a refund of the GST paid on purchases if you have spent AUD$300 or more in one store, no more than 30 days before departing Australia. Tourist Refund Scheme facilities are located in the departure area of international terminals. For more detailed information see the Tourist Refund Scheme website W customs.gov.au

MATER PRIVATE HOSPITAL 301 Vulture St, South Brisbane T 07 3163 1111 W mater.org.au

GREENSLOPES PRIVATE HOSPITAL

Post offices are usually open 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday, with some city post offices open on Saturday morning. Travellers can arrange to collect mail at post offices throughout Australia.

Newdegate St, Greenslopes T 07 3394 7111 W greenslopesprivate.com.au

SHOPPING HOURS

ROYAL BRISBANE & WOMEN’S HOSPITAL Butterfield St, Herston T 07 3636 8111 W health.qld.gov.au/rbwh

WESLEY HOSPITAL 451 Coronation Dr, Auchenflower T 07 3232 7000 W uhc.com.au/wesley

LANGUAGE

English is predominant in Australia. Multilingual personnel are available at international airports and major hotels. Brisbane has a number of public A free telephone interpreting service hospitals and medical centres operates 24 hours a day, offering should you experience illness or injury whilst visiting. It is important assistance in over 100 languages. T 13 14 50 that your travel insurance is up to date so you are covered should any emergencies arise.

HOSPITALS

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL 199 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba T 07 3176 2111 W health.qld.gov.au/pahospital

THE PRINCE CHARLES HOSPITAL Rode Rd, Chermside T 07 3139 4000 W health.qld.gov.au/tpch

POSTAL SERVICES

Trading hours vary across Australia but shops in tourist and city areas are generally open seven days until 6pm, with late night shopping on Thursdays in suburban areas and Fridays in the city centre.

SMOKING Smoking is banned in all enclosed public places. This includes restaurants, bars and clubs. The Queen Street Mall in the city is a totally smoke-free area.

PASSPORTS & VISAS SUN PROTECTION

when the sun is strongest. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

TIME ZONE Brisbane follows ‘Eastern Standard Time’ throughout the year. Unlike Australia’s southern states, Queensland does not have daylight saving during summer. Be careful to check the time if travelling to or from another state.

TIPPING & BARGAINING Hotels and restaurants do not add service charges to your bill. In upmarket restaurants, it is usual to tip waiters up to ten per cent of the bill for good service. However, tipping is always your choice. It is not custom to bargain in Australia.

WATER RESTRICTIONS Please be considerate of your water usage as permanent water restrictions are in place in Brisbane.

For all visa enquiries please contact The Australian sun is very strong. the Department of Immigration and Always wear a shirt, hat, sunglasses For more information visit Citizenship office in Brisbane. W brisbane.qld.gov.au/water and SPF 30+ sunscreen lotion, Ground Floor, 299 Adelaide St, Brisbane even on cloudy days. If spending T 13 18 81 the whole day outdoors, reapply W immi.gov.au sunscreen regularly. Stay out of the sun during the middle of the day

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Pearl Café, Woolloongabba

AIRPORT The Brisbane domestic and international airports are located 30 minutes from the city centre and are accessible via several public transport options. Both terminals are located adjacent to each other and are connected to the city via rail, bus and taxi.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

BLACK & WHITE CABS T 13 32 22 W blackandwhitecabs.com.au

YELLOW CAB T 13 19 24 W yellowcab.com.au

AIRTRAIN T 07 3216 3308 W airtrain.com.au

COACHTRANS AUSTRALIA T 1300 664 700 W coachtrans.com.au

SUN AIR

AIR NEW ZEALAND

EMIRATES

T 1800 804 340

T 13 24 76

T 1300 303 777 W emirates.com

W sunair.com.au

W airnz.com.au

AIRPORT VILLAGE COURTESY BUS

AIR NIUGINI

ETIHAD AIRWAYS

A free courtesy bus that connects the terminals to the Airport Village shopping precinct. W airportvillage.com.au

T 07 3229 5844

T 07 3845 7200

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W etihadairways.com

AIR PACIFIC

EVA AIR

T-BUS

T 1800 230 150

T 07 3229 8000

W airpacific.com

W evaair.com

The T-BUS offers transfers in between terminals for AUD$5 per person one-way.

DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

AEROPELICAN T 02 4928 9600 W aeropelican.com.au

AIRCALIN T 1300 364 181 W aircalin.com

AIRLINES PNG T 1300 764 696 W apng.com

AIR AUSTRALIA T 07 3169 3900 W airaustralia.com

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AIR VANUATU

JETSTAR AIRWAYS

T 1300 780 737

T 13 15 38

W airvanuatu.com

W jetstar.com.au

ALLIANCE AIRLINES

KOREAN AIR

T 1300 130 092

T 07 3226 6000

W allianceairlines.com.au

W koreanair.com

BRINDABELLA AIRLINES

MALAYSIA AIRLINES

T 1300 668 824

T 13 26 27

W brindabellaairlines.com.au

W malaysiaairlines.com.au

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

NORFOLK AIR

T 13 17 47

T 1800 612 960

W cathaypacific.com.au

W norfolkair.com

CHINA AIRLINES

OUR AIRLINE

T 1300 668 052

T 1300 369 044

W china-airlines.com

W ourairline.com.au

CHINA SOUTHERN

PACIFIC BLUE AIRLINES (NZ)

T 07 3860 5510

T 13 16 45

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W flypacificblue.com

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The Crosstown Eating House, Woolloongabba

POLYNESIAN BLUE T 13 16 45 W polynesianblue.com.au

BUS BRISBANE

QANTAS AIRWAYS & QANTASLINK

BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL BUS SERVICE

T 13 13 13

Brisbane city and surrounding suburbs are well serviced by the regular council buses.

W qantas.com.au

SINGAPORE AIRLINES T 13 10 11 W singaporeair.com.au

SKYTRANS T 1300 759 872 W skytrans.com.au

SOLOMON AIRLINES T 1300 894 311 W flysolomons.com

THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL T 1300 651 960 W thaiairways.com.au

TIGER AIRWAYS T 03 9999 2888 W tigerairways.com

V AUSTRALIA T 13 82 87 W vaustralia.com.au

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA AIRLINES

SPRING HILL LOOP BUS FREE SERVICE Providing a link between the city and Spring Hill suburbs. Monday to Friday, 8.10am–6.05pm with services from yellow bus stops. T 13 12 30 W translink.com.au

T 13 12 30

ARIES TOURS

W translink.com.au

T 07 5594 9933

BRISBANE CITYGLIDER This prepaid bus service provides high-frequency transport between the West End ferry terminal and the Teneriffe ferry terminal at Newstead via the city. T 13 12 30 W translink.com.au

CITYLOOP BUS FREE SERVICE

W ariestours.com.au

COACHTRANS AUSTRALIA T 1300 664 700 W coachtrans.com.au

GREYHOUND

T 13 12 30

W virginaustralia.com

W translink.com.au

The public bike hire service makes getting around town easy and affordable with stations located at key inner city destinations. Bring your own helmet or hire one from the Visitor Information Centre. Make sure you register on the details below. T 1300 CCYCLE (229 253) W citycycle.com.au

T 1300 473 946

GARDENS CYCLE HIRE

W greyhound.com.au

T 0408 003 198

MURRAYS COACHES, BUSES & LIMOUSINES

W brisbanebicyclehire.com/home

T 13 22 59

GREEN CABS (BICYCLE RICKSHAWS)

W murrays.com.au

T 0447 336 222

The CityLoop is free and convenient, REGIONAL circling the city centre. It operates AAEXPRESS Monday to Friday, 7am–5.50pm T 07 3103 0198 W aaexpress.com.au every 10 minutes from any red coloured bus stop. BRISBANE 2 BYRON

T 13 67 89

BICYCLE CITYCYCLE

W greencabs.net.au

RIVERLIFE ADVENTURE CENTRE T 07 3891 5766 W riverlife.com.au

T 07 5429 8759 or 1800 626 222 W brisbane2byron.com

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View from Kangaroo Point Cliffs

CAR RENTAL

T 13 13 90

ABEL CAR HIRE

W europcar.com.au

T 1300 131 429

HERTZ AUSTRALIA

W abel.com.au

ALPHA CAR HIRE & AIRPORT PARKING T 1300 227 473 W aplhacarhire.com.au

EUROPCAR AUSTRALIA

T 13 30 39 W hertz.com.au

MAUI MOTORHOMES T 1300 363 800

APOLLO MOTORHOME HOLIDAYS

W maui.com.au

T 1800 777 779

TRAVELLERS AUTOBARN

W apollocarrentals.com.au

AVIS AUSTRALIA

T 1800 674 374 W travellers-autobarn.com.au

T 13 63 33 W avis.com.au

BUDGET CAR & TRUCK RENTAL

CHAUFFEUR CARS HUGHES CHAUFFEURED CARS

W budget.com.au

T 1300 306 644 W hugheslimousines.com.au

T 1800 331 454

LIMOSO

W britz.com.au

T 1300 546 676

C CAR RENTALS

W limoso.com.au

T 07 3203 1888

PERSONALLY YOURS TOURS

W ccarrentals.com.au

T 0417 740 489

EAST COAST T 1800 028 881 W eastcoastcarrentals.com.au

T 07 3488 5300

CITYCAT AND CITY FERRIES

STRADDIE FLYER GOLD CATS

These high-speed catamarans connect commuters along the Brisbane River.

W personallyyourstours.com.au

STRADBROKE FERRIES W stradbrokeferries.com.au

T 07 3286 1964 W flyer.com.au

T 13 12 30 W translink.com.au

MORETON BAY & ISLANDS

AMITY POINT TRADER T 0487 227 437 E bookings@amitytrader.com

T 1300 362 848

BRITZ AUSTRALIA

FERRIES

BAY ISLANDER T 07 3488 5300 W stradbrokeferries.com.au

RACQ TRIP PLANNER

T 13 19 05

W racq.com.au

RAIL QUEENSLAND RAIL T 13 23 80 W queenslandrail.com.au

BAY ISLANDS TRANSIT T 07 3206 8033 W transitsystems.com.au

TAXI/CABS

BIG RED CAT

BLACK & WHITE CABS

T 07 3488 9777

T 133 222

W seastradbroke.com

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COOCHIE ISLAND BARGE TRANSPORT

YELLOW CABS

T 07 3820 6557

T 13 94 24

MORETON ISLAND ADVENTURES (MICAT)

W yellowcab.com.au

T 07 3909 3333 W moretonventure.com

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BRISBANE VISITOR INFORMATION & BOOKING CENTRE

INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS, HASSLE FREE, EXPERT ADVICE & RESERVATION SERVICES FOR:

• • • Whether its tour and accommodation • bookings, event and entertainment • information, brochures and maps, or • general tourist advice, the Brisbane • Visitor Information and Booking • Centre in the Queen Street Mall have it all covered.

This accredited Visitor Information and Booking Centre is a one-stop-shop of travel services covering the Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Islands, Scenic Rim and Ipswich and Country Valley areas. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre can provide advice on things to see, things to do and where to eat, as well as help with onward travel bookings.

Accommodation Tours and cruises Special packages Theme park tickets Coach and rail travel Public transport Free guided walks City orientation appointments

QUEEN STREET MALL T E

07 3006 6290 visit@brisbanemarketing.com.au @visitbrisbane facebook.com/Visitbrisbane

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Public Transport Bus, Train, Ferry With TransLink, you can travel as far north as Gympie on the Sunshine Coast, south to Coolangatta on the Gold Coast or west to Helidon. For travel times and fares Plan your journey on the TransLink website (also available on your mobile phone) or view timetables and network maps. You can also call TransLink direct on 13 12 30 anytime. go card go card is TransLink’s travel card which helps you travel seamlessly on bus, train and ferry services. Simply touch on at the beginning of your journey and touch off at the end. Your fare is automatically deducted from your card balance. Look for the go card buy and top-up icons at selected retailers. NightLink NightLink services are special bus, train and FlatFare taxi services that operate late on Friday and Saturday nights from Brisbane City and Fortitude Valley. Operating on many popular routes, they’re a cheap and convenient way to get home safely after a night out.


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er B

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t St

Sinclair St

Pacifi

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ard St H ay w

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Ellena St

Nash St Agar s St

Bass St

Mil t tS

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e

ra Tc

n e St Cochra

Morris St

Stafford St

Stevenson St

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Bernhard St

Marruba St

l l et Ke

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to n Mil

er

Leopard St

ell

nsw

Pearson St

e

Cad

HAWTHORNE

PAGE 48–49

dg

Gregory St

y St

Rouen Rd

Hawthorne

St

t

k St

Sydney St

KANGAROO POINT BOTANIC GARDENS

Bri

Jones St

ber

ok

Baynes St

Prospect Tce

lme

Turn

Dockside

Cairns St

South Bank 3

South Bank Busway Station

Lindsay St

sho

Bru

Mo

Co

SOUTH BRISBANE

TENERIFFE

La

Mora

Riv

PAGE 52–53

PAGE 38–39

Abb

Main St

ne

BULIMBA & HAWTHORNE

NEW FARM & TENERIFFE

Goodwin St

sb a

es S

Mar

in

Frederick St

St

Riverside

PAGE 28–31

d

Frederick St

ick

Sha

Bri

n St

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pta

es

t St

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Jam

hway Bradfield Hig Main St

St

South Bank Railway Station

Bristol St Loch St

t

en T ce

Ca

Ern

Dornoch Tce Mitchell St

nsw

L am

sR

Archibald St

er t

en

TOOWONG VILLAGE

Whynot St

Regatta

Alb

e St

Ferry St

ph

Maryvale St

Harriet St

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Brighton Rd

Spring St

es S

Thornton St

St a

Granville St

16

y St

St

S te

TOOWONG

a St

WEST END

15

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Kurilp

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Robina

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10

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9

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St

(89.1 km)

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Skinner St

ria St

a rd

l ey

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tan

Sylvan Rd

le S

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Sylvan Rd

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St

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g nel

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on

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PAGE 36–37

Bru

enc

TENERIFFE PARK

King

BRISBANE CITY

SUNCORP PIAZZA

Vulture St

Vulture St

LL

Holman St

QUT

t

yd

Rosewood 9 Lanefield 10 Calvert 10 Grandchester 10/11 Laidley 11/12 HelidonRosewood Forest Hill 12 railbus UQ Gatton campus 13 Gatton 13/14 Grantham 15 Helidon 16

Cro

Syl v

(57.0km)

7

PAGE 34–35

ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL

South Bank 1&2

ll S

Kingston 6

DAVIES PARK

sel

on

Auchenflower Railway Station

St

Woodridge 5/6

St

on

Av

SOUTH BANK

ne

5

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rk

Jane St

T MA

n St

FORTITUDE VALLEY

on

Pa

Kuraby 5 Trinder Park

u ay

O ’C

5

WEST END

(16.5km)

Rus

Edm

D ix

Fruitgrove

t

St

4/5

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South East Busway

Springwood 5

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4

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wn

e l l St 4Ma r k w Altandi

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r St

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3 Salisbury

TOOWONG

Rosewood

Griffith University 3

Coopers Plains

3/4

Redbank CEMETERY

Riverview 6 Dinmore 6 Ebbw Vale 6 Bundamba 6/7 7 Muirlea Booval 7 East Ipswich 7 Ipswich line Ipswich 7 (38.7km) Thomas Street 7 Wulkuraka 7/8 Karrabin 8 Walloon 8 Thagoona 9 line

8 Borallon

Holland Park West 3

2/3

M

Cleveland line

Mun

BRISBANE CITY

t

St

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South Brisbane Railway Station

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5/6

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l St

ia S

5

8 Fernvale

3

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del

5 Gailes

Yeerongpilly

Tennyson

eS

Edw

PAGE 32–33

PAGE 44–45

(37.3km)

Central Railway Station

ek

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1

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Toowong

2 Taringa

12 Esk

St

Wynnum Central 4 Manly 4

Cannon Hill 2/3

na

St

GE

Milton

1

Auchenflower

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Black

CASTLEMAINE PERKINS BREWERY

Park

1/2

ary Rd

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ro o

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1

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Brisbane River 3

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R Baroona

kla

PAGE 40–41

GO B

(2.8km)

Baroona Rd

Eagle Junction 2 Wooloowin 2 Rd h 1/2 t Albion r o

Gerler St Northern Busway

Toogoolawah railbus

2

n St

serviced apartments

1

2

Leichhardt St

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P a te

Baroona Rd

Ascot Doomben

2

Tce

Brisbane Transit Centre

Pinkenba 3

Moreton Bay

Par

THE BARRACKS

t

N MA

Ivor

Boundary St B ow en Wh St ar f St

ROMA STREET PARKLAND

CAXTON STREET & THE BARRACKS

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Eagle Farm 2

Elizabeth St

Hendra

t

r re n

ha S

AT O W

NSW

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o St

GE

Clayfield

Windsor RBWH 1/2 RCH Herston QUT Kelvin Grove

S Hall

Wickham

WILLIA

2 Wilston

Eagle JunctionMyrtletown railbus

Bunour 2/3

(9.9km)

1/2

1/2

College Rd

n St

St

Eagle St

2

d

ss St

3

2

Normanby Busway Station

G

Boundary St

Meeandah 3

BeckDoomben St line

GOVERNMENT Nundah HOUSE (FERNBERG) 2 Toombul

2

Enoggera 2 Newmarket

Mitchelton

Northgate

2/3

ve R

Counte

2

Alderley

Airport# (International) Fernberg Rd

Caxto

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BRISBANE BOYS GRAMMAR

PAGE 42–43

tte St

Castlemaine St

2/3

Airport# (Domestic)

Virginia

3

Charlo

c St

Sunshine

3

Gaythorne

3 Bindha

gra

PADDINGTON

Tce

Given Tce

Airport line (15.9km)

Banyo

3

Geebung

r St

ge St

PADDINGTON & ROSALIE

Is aa

Oxford Park

Zillmere 3

(16.1km)

Nudgee

3

Carseldine 3/4

Ferny Grove line

3

Shorncliffe

Bowle

M us

Dowse St

t

4

Grovely

come stay with us in brisbane

Bald Hills

4/5

Diagrammatic map - not to scale.

3

(20.7km)

BoondallAnnie St

3/4

5 Strathpine

Assisted wheelchair access

line L atrobeShorncliffe Tce 4

Bray Park

5

Wheelchair access

Deagon

4 North Boondall

Lawnton

5/6

Zone number

4

Sandgate

d St

4

Petrie

6

Connecting station

Keperra

l wo o

6/7 Dakabin

Eagle Junction-Myrtletown railbus

3

H a ze

ay S

7 Narangba

Toogoolawah-Ipswich railbus

Collingwood St

(49.6km)

Gild

Helidon-Rosewood railbus

Caboolture line

Morayfield

Burpengary

7/8

Cairns

Wa

ndo

FORTITUDE VALLEY

B al

Queen St

Caboolture 8

Nambour-Caboolture railbus

Cambrid

INNER

G ot

PA S S CIT Y BY

BRISBANE GIRLS GRAMMAR

Wa

St

STORY BRID

Elimbah

9/10 8

Corinda-PA Hospital railbus

^ Gold Coast line services stop at Park Road station off-peak only.

Beerburrum

10

Eastern Busway

PAGE 46–47

Kennedy Tce

Glasshouse Mts

11

Northern Busway

Ferny Grove

gge

# Services to and from the airport stations travelling along the airport spur are operated by Airtrain Citylink Limited ABN 98 066 543 Kennedy Tce 315 pursuant to a contract for services with QR.

13

Beerwah

12

South East Busway

Australia Zoo

Marth

Landsborough

SPRING HILL

KELVIN GROVE

Eno

Mooloolah

14 13

Exhibition line and station (Open for special events only. Special fares apply.)

Most train stations and some busway stations provide free park ‘n' ride facilities.

Prince St

Airtrain line (special fares apply) Gold Coast line

Nambour-Caboolture railbus

East

BRU CHIN

ps

Eudlo

15

#

Victoria St

Express services do not stop at all stations depicted on this map. Please refer to separate line timetables for details.

Gip

Palmwoods

16

Shorncliffe line

3

For details call 13 12 30 any time or visit www.translink.com.au.

(104.0km)

St

Fortitude Valley Railway Station

VICTORIA PARK e Rd

Woombye

16

s

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r ov

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19 Yandina 17

Doomben line Cleveland line

P ro

sta

in G

Nambour

Cooroy

22 21

RED HILL

This map only shows connecting railbus services at train stations. These railbus services replace train services. Many more bus services are scheduled to connect with train services at most train stations.

St

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Sunshine Coast

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effective December 2009

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CHURCH BUSWAY STATIONGRAMMAR Oaklands Pde

Latrobe St Duke St

CITY CAT

CROSS RIVER FERRY

WOOLLOONGABBA Princess St

Elfin St

Mowbray Tce

BRISBANE CRICKET GROUND (GABBA)

RIVERWALK

Vulture St East

EAST BRISBANE

Trafalgar St

0

Stanley St

Broadway St

Log

an

Rd

300

450

600

For locations of accommodation on this map, refer to the directory listings starting on page 64.

PAGE 50–51

Balaclava St

150

METRES

Overend St

Nile St

INNER CITY FERRY

Gresham St

Norman St

Merton Rd

INFORMATION HEATH TRAIN

RAYMOND PARK

WOOLLOONGABBA & EAST BRISBANE Hawthorne St

mR

KEY

Longlands St

MATER HOSPITAL

nnu

Nor man Cree k

Dr lade

BUS INTERCHANGE

Lisburn St

River Tc

Vulture St

Woolloongabba Busway Station Stanley St

Annerley Rd Gloucester St

ey S

New Farm Park

Lytton Rd

e

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DWI

HIGHGATE HILL

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Mowbray Park

Wellington Rd

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ST LAURENCES COLLEGE

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

Oxla

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Ma Ali

Mater Hill Busway Station t

ay

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Boundary St

owe

St

g to

Bell St

Toohey St Princess St

c Mo

Boundary St

f s to

Bromley St

River Plaza

Thomas St

Exeter St

St

Ox

Baines St

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St

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ard St H ay w

Alma St tral

Ellena St

Nash St Agar s St

Bass St

Mil t tS

Wa

e

ra Tc

n e St Cochra

Morris St

Stafford St

Stevenson St

Ce n

Bernhard St

Marruba St

l l et Ke

Rd

to n Mil

er

Leopard St

ell

nsw

Pearson St

e

Cad

HAWTHORNE

PAGE 48–49

dg

Gregory St

y St

Rouen Rd

Hawthorne

St

t

k St

Sydney St

KANGAROO POINT BOTANIC GARDENS

Bri

Jones St

ber

ok

Baynes St

Prospect Tce

lme

Turn

Dockside

Cairns St

South Bank 3

South Bank Busway Station

Lindsay St

sho

Bru

Mo

Co

SOUTH BRISBANE

TENERIFFE

La

Mora

Riv

PAGE 52–53

PAGE 38–39

Abb

Main St

ne

BULIMBA & HAWTHORNE

NEW FARM & TENERIFFE

Goodwin St

sb a

es S

Mar

in

Frederick St

St

Riverside

PAGE 28–31

d

Frederick St

ick

Sha

Bri

n St

L ow

pta

es

t St

Beesto

Jam

hway Bradfield Hig Main St

St

South Bank Railway Station

Bristol St Loch St

t

en T ce

Ca

Ern

Dornoch Tce Mitchell St

nsw

L am

sR

Archibald St

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en

TOOWONG VILLAGE

Whynot St

Regatta

Alb

e St

Ferry St

ph

Maryvale St

Harriet St

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Brighton Rd

Spring St

es S

Thornton St

St a

Granville St

16

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TOOWONG

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15

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St

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(89.1 km)

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Skinner St

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a rd

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tan

Sylvan Rd

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Beenleigh line (41.1km)

Sylvan Rd

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PAGE 36–37

Bru

enc

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King

BRISBANE CITY

SUNCORP PIAZZA

Vulture St

Vulture St

LL

Holman St

QUT

t

yd

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Cro

Syl v

(57.0km)

7

PAGE 34–35

ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL

South Bank 1&2

ll S

Kingston 6

DAVIES PARK

sel

on

Auchenflower Railway Station

St

Woodridge 5/6

St

on

Av

SOUTH BANK

ne

5

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rk

Jane St

T MA

n St

FORTITUDE VALLEY

on

Pa

Kuraby 5 Trinder Park

u ay

O ’C

5

WEST END

(16.5km)

Rus

Edm

D ix

Fruitgrove

t

St

4/5

Penrose St

South East Busway

Springwood 5

Runcorn

4

eS

ing

Brisbane River

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urn

wn

e l l St 4Ma r k w Altandi

lb o

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St

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4 4

Me

r St

gan

Eagle St Pier

riv

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th Q

t

3 Salisbury

TOOWONG

Rosewood

Griffith University 3

Coopers Plains

3/4

Redbank CEMETERY

Riverview 6 Dinmore 6 Ebbw Vale 6 Bundamba 6/7 7 Muirlea Booval 7 East Ipswich 7 Ipswich line Ipswich 7 (38.7km) Thomas Street 7 Wulkuraka 7/8 Karrabin 8 Walloon 8 Thagoona 9 line

8 Borallon

Holland Park West 3

2/3

M

Cleveland line

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St

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5

8 Fernvale

3

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del

5 Gailes

Yeerongpilly

Tennyson

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PAGE 32–33

PAGE 44–45

(37.3km)

Central Railway Station

ek

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Wick

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1/2

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1

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Thomas St

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Alb

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Toowong

2 Taringa

12 Esk

St

Wynnum Central 4 Manly 4

Cannon Hill 2/3

na

St

GE

Milton

1

Auchenflower

Wynnum 4

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1/2

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ETW

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kla

PAGE 40–41

GO B

(2.8km)

Baroona Rd

Eagle Junction 2 Wooloowin 2 Rd h 1/2 t Albion r o

Gerler St Northern Busway

Toogoolawah railbus

2

n St

serviced apartments

1

2

Leichhardt St

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Baroona Rd

Ascot Doomben

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Brisbane Transit Centre

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Moreton Bay

Par

THE BARRACKS

t

N MA

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ROMA STREET PARKLAND

CAXTON STREET & THE BARRACKS

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Eagle Farm 2

Elizabeth St

Hendra

t

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ha S

AT O W

NSW

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o St

GE

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Windsor RBWH 1/2 RCH Herston QUT Kelvin Grove

S Hall

Wickham

WILLIA

2 Wilston

Eagle JunctionMyrtletown railbus

Bunour 2/3

(9.9km)

1/2

1/2

College Rd

n St

St

Eagle St

2

d

ss St

3

2

Normanby Busway Station

G

Boundary St

Meeandah 3

BeckDoomben St line

GOVERNMENT Nundah HOUSE (FERNBERG) 2 Toombul

2

Enoggera 2 Newmarket

Mitchelton

Northgate

2/3

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Counte

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Wivenhoe

Apollo

Coutts St

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Newstead

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Kenbury St

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St

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MORETON ISLAND

MORETON BAY & ISLANDS Bretts Wharf

Teneriffe

Regatta

REDCLIFFE

Hamilton

© TransLink January 2010

zone 2

60 MINS

ESK

BRISBANE’S OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE

QLD

TransLink ferry map

Sydney St Mowbray Park

COOLANGATTA

Norman Park

BEAUDESERT

BOONAH

ALLORA

East Brisbane

TWEED HEADS

River Plaza

WARWICK

Tce

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Guyatt Park

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BRISBANE

BRISBANE VISITOR INFORMATION & BOOKING CENTRE

MORETON BAY & ISLANDS

COUNTRY VALLEYS

BRIBIE ISLAND

CABOOLTURE

BEAUDESERT

T 1800 833 100

T 07 5541 4495

T 07 3006 6290

T 07 3408 9026

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

REDCLIFFE (CENTRAL)

T 07 3406 3190

T 07 3283 3577

BRISBANE DOMESTIC AIRPORT

REDCLIFFE (CLONTARF)

T 07 3305 9233

T 1800 659 500

REDLANDS ON MORETON BAY T 1300 667 386

WYNNUM MANLY T 07 3348 3524

SCENIC RIM

ESK

BOONAH

T 07 5424 2923

T 07 5463 2233

GATTON (PLAINLAND)

CANUNGRA

T 07 5411 4291

T 07 5543 5156

LOCKYER VALLEY

RATHDOWNEY

T 07 5466 3425

T 07 5544 1222

PINE RIVERS

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN

T 07 3205 4793

T 07 5545 3200

IPSWICH

LOGAN

IPSWICH

BEENLEIGH

T 07 3281 0555

T 07 3287 1377

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BRIBIE ISLAND Key

CROWS NEST

Ferry terminal & zone number CityCat Inner city ferry Cross river ferries Parking Disabled access Assisted wheelchair access Connecting bus services Information centre TransLink zone boundary Busway station Train station

COUNTRY VALLEYS Toorak Rd

Hender son St Brisban e St

Oxford

St Rd

Bulimba

Byron

LOWOOD

Lake

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INSIDER GUIDE

Rd th yr er

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IPSWICH

Hawthorne

Hawtho rne

Main St

St M

sw ick

S ey

lg

ne

Gle

Toowong

NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND

un

Holman St

Gr ly Bridge William Jol e ridg le B riva Me

Central station Riverside Queen Street bus Eagle station St Pier e idg North Br ia r icto Quay St tV el eS Pe urn City lbo Me South Bank QUT 1&2 St

BRISBANE

Barton Rd

M

W ick ha m An Tc e cL n S ac t hla n St

Macquarie St

Br

CLEVELAND

St

Bulimba

GATTON zone 1

POINT LOOKOUT

Wivenhoe

Apollo

Coutts St

y St Qua

Newstead

nell St Harrison St

Kenbury St

e St

St

McCon Brisban

MORETON ISLAND

MORETON BAY & ISLANDS Bretts Wharf

Teneriffe

Regatta

REDCLIFFE

Hamilton

© TransLink January 2010

zone 2

60 MINS

ESK

BRISBANE’S OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE

QLD

TransLink ferry map

Sydney St Mowbray Park

COOLANGATTA

Norman Park

BEAUDESERT

BOONAH

ALLORA

East Brisbane

TWEED HEADS

River Plaza

WARWICK

Tce

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES

Laurence St

Rd

Rd

Ga iley

ne

to ds

la

G

St Lucia

Guyatt Park

University of Queensland Eleanor Schonell Bridge

BRISBANE

BRISBANE VISITOR INFORMATION & BOOKING CENTRE

MORETON BAY & ISLANDS

COUNTRY VALLEYS

BRIBIE ISLAND

CABOOLTURE

BEAUDESERT

T 1800 833 100

T 07 5541 4495

T 07 3006 6290

T 07 3408 9026

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

REDCLIFFE (CENTRAL)

T 07 3406 3190

T 07 3283 3577

BRISBANE DOMESTIC AIRPORT

REDCLIFFE (CLONTARF)

T 07 3305 9233

T 1800 659 500

REDLANDS ON MORETON BAY T 1300 667 386

WYNNUM MANLY T 07 3348 3524

SCENIC RIM

ESK

BOONAH

T 07 5424 2923

T 07 5463 2233

GATTON (PLAINLAND)

CANUNGRA

T 07 5411 4291

T 07 5543 5156

LOCKYER VALLEY

RATHDOWNEY

T 07 5466 3425

T 07 5544 1222

PINE RIVERS

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN

T 07 3205 4793

T 07 5545 3200

IPSWICH

LOGAN

IPSWICH

BEENLEIGH

T 07 3281 0555

T 07 3287 1377

VISITBRISBANE.COM.AU

West End

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