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Find out why we say

Give me Brisbane Any Day

WHAT’S ON Cultural and sporting blockbusters

TASTES OF WINTER Brisbane’s dining hot spots

RETAIL INDULGENCES Local and international threads

OUT AND ABOUT Explore Brisbane’s urban villages

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Your Guide this Winter

This season, bask in our city’s blue winter skies and discover why the locals say ‘Give me Brisbane Any Day!’

There’s something magical about winter in Brisbane. The sun shines, cultural events blossom, sporting matches roar to life and restaurants serve up rustic organic produce. We’re proud of our ever-evolving city and we’re bursting at the seams to show you why. Follow us down historic laneways to uncover stylish new bars and cafés that bustle with life day and night. Explore our diverse neighbourhoods that offer everything from colourful bohemian markets to fabulous boutique-lined streets. Why not bring the whole family and sing along to the Queensland premiere of Disney’s mightiest musical? Or let us introduce you to our rugged hinterland dotted with cosy country retreats, horse riding trails and campfires perfect for roasting marshmallows. Read on to uncover our favourite winter wonders and learn how to make the most of your short break in Brisbane. We’d love to hear about it. Share your holiday with us at #brisbaneanyday.

Top winter must-dos EAT STREET MARKETS

WHALE WATCHING

TOMAHAWK BAR

Inspired by Asian street markets, Eat Street springs to life on

Go whale watching on Brisbane’s island coastline from June,

Ale enthusiasts will find a cosy new drinking den in South Bank’s

weekends, offering a colourful energetic atmosphere and

and watch the majestic giants splash, breach and wave.

newly opened Tomahawk Bar. With 13 rotating taps and a horde of bottled beers on offer, try a new craft beer with every round.

exotic flavours served up by local chefs.

STATE OF ORIGIN REGIONAL FLAVOURS

Take part in sport’s greatest rivalry in Brisbane as the mighty

Held in South Bank’s lush Parklands, Regional Flavours features

Maroons battle it out in what could be an incredible ninth

free demonstrations by celebrity chefs as well as fresh produce

consecutive State of Origin win.

from more than 100 of Queensland’s best providores.

BLACKBIRD AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

HOT AIR BALLOONING Few things match the spectacle of a giant balloon inflating at dawn. Take a flight with Floating Images or Hot Air Balloon Brisbane and watch Brisbane’s countryside gently unfold below.

BRISBANE FESTIVAL

With sweeping views of the Story Bridge, glamorous Blackbird

Fireworks and frivolity make their home in September when

Witness the grace and beauty of America’s national ballet

is the perfect spot for a celebration. Sample their wood fired

Brisbane Festival splashes pink about town. Laugh at a comedy

company, American Ballet Theatre, as they pirouette into

grill or sip your way through the Gatsby-inspired whiskey and

act, marvel at circus performers or catch up with friends at an

Australia for the first time ever.

cocktail list.

outdoor concert.

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WHAT’S INSIDE...

New Valley Hot Spot

TOP PICK FOR M&A LANE

Hello? Coffee Calling

DISCOVER THE LATEST COFFEE NOOKS

Brisbane’s Newest Boutiques

SHOP THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL BRANDS

Country Charm

WINTER’S BEST HINTERLAND ESCAPES

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A Cultural Affair

This winter, Brisbane has lined up a range of beautiful and thought-provoking events bound to impress even the most refined cultural connoisseur.

En pointe in Brisbane AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE In an Australian first, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will leave New York to perform an exclusive season in Brisbane. One of the world’s finest ballet companies, ABT are renowned for quality and innovation and has attracted ballet greats like George Balanchine, Mikhail Baryshnikov and now the prolific Alexei Ratmansky. The company will perform two programs – the imperishable classic Swan Lake and a triple bill showcasing three masterpieces from their contemporary repertoire.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA AND ONLY IN BRISBANE

These shows are set to be some of the most lavish and enchanting ballet performances Brisbane has ever seen. Stay on your toes and nab a ticket before it sells out! Queensland Performing Arts Centre 28 August – 7 September qpac.com.au

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Food for thought

HARVEST Art, Film + Food

The relationship between food and art has never been so richly illustrated than it will be in the Gallery of Modern Art’s (GOMA) latest exhibition, Harvest.

Star-cross’d lovers

Food has long given sustenance to the artistic imagination, from the exotic spices pictured in 17th century European stilllife paintings to contemporary renderings of global brands.

Brisbane is set to experience Shakespeare’s tragic tale of starcross’d lovers told through breathtaking, glorious dance.

SIR KENNETH MACMILLAN’S ROMEO & JULIET

Queensland Ballet is honoured to be the first company in Australia presenting Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s acclaimed Romeo & Juliet.

GOMA will also serve up a delicious film program, featuring the wickedly sensuous The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, biting doco Supersize Me and high-pressure competitive baking in Kings of Pastry.

Dazzling international guest stars Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and Steven McRae will perform alongside Queensland Ballet’s own exceptionally talented dancers.

Bon appétit. Gallery of Modern Art 28 June – 21 September qagoma.qld.gov.au/harvest

Exclusive to Brisbane, Romeo & Juliet is not to be missed. Queensland Performing Arts Centre 27 June – 5 July queenslandballet.com.au

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Artistic Director, Queensland Ballet

“Over the years, I have come to know Brisbane as a city of beauty... of wonderful weather, blue skies and such a wonderful quality and balance of life. Give me Brisbane Any Day.”

More to discover THE MANY LIVES OF MORETON BAY Picturesque Moreton Bay conjures images of white sandy beaches, fishing trips and marine life, but the beauty of the bay is not just skin deep. Few know the rich and diverse history of this natural treasure on Brisbane’s doorstep. This season, visit Museum of Brisbane’s The Many Lives of Moreton Bay exhibition and discover the region’s endless transformations - from leper colony to wilderness retreat and whaling station to marine sanctuary. Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City Hall On now - until 12 October museumofbrisbane.com.au

SNUGGLE UP THIS WINTER AT STAMFORD PLAZA BRISBANE Get cosy and take advantage of our Special Winter offer from just $192* per night. Escape to Stamford Plaza Brisbane this season and enjoy the wonderful river ambience, great dining and warm and friendly hospitality. The little touches of luxury will leave you feeling refreshed and indulged. *Conditions apply. Offer valid until 30 August, 2014. Subject to availability.

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“THERE IS SIMPLY NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT” – The New York Times

Looking Ahead

Brace yourself as Brisbane prepares to welcome some of the year’s most exciting events. Our terrific trifecta will have you conquering thrill rides, marvelling at circus performers and singing along to a mighty Disney classic.

The king of all musicals THE LION KING Seen by over 70 million people, Disney’s landmark musical event THE LION KING is a worldwide phenomenon that will redefine your expectations of theatre. Brilliantly re-imagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney’s beloved film is transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience which has won over 70 major international theatre awards. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains, this breathtaking production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and unforgettable music including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata and the academy award winning Can You Feel the Love Tonight? THE LION KING opens this September at the Lyric Theatre QPAC for a strictly limited season. Queensland Performing Arts Centre Opens September lionking.com.au

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Paint the town pink BRISBANE FESTIVAL Grab your diary and mark the dates for the always incredible Brisbane Festival. This pulsating event will paint the town pink this September with an exciting program of music, theatre, dance, comedy, circus and more. The festival opens on 6 September and will run every night over the three weeks. Including world and Australian premiere performances, the iconic Sunsuper Riverfire will be the explosive finale on 27 September and is set to draw the attention of the entire city. The full Brisbane Festival 2014 program will be announced in late June, with tickets on sale from 25 June. Across Brisbane 6 – 27 September brisbanefestival.com.au

Coming up... FUTURE BEAUTY: 30 YEARS OF JAPANESE FASHION

COSTUMES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD

Gallery of Modern Art From 1 Nov 2014

Museum of Brisbane 22 Nov – 26 Apr 2015

CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY The City & South Bank Mid Nov - End Dec 2014

ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS Brisbane City Hall 11 Dec 2014

WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL

Royal Queensland Show

Woodfordia 27 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015

EKKA Queensland’s favourite annual event, the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), kicks off this year on Friday 8 August for 10 days. For the first time in the show’s 137-year history, Ekka will run across two full weekends, wrapping up on Sunday 17 August. Last year’s major new attraction - the biggest music, fireworks, laser and water effects show ever seen in an Australian stadium - will be back again this year with brand new musical artists, celebrity guests and spectacular special effects, all FREE with your admission ticket. RNA Showgrounds 8 – 17 August ekka.com.au

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL Queensland Tennis Centre 4 - 11 Jan 2015

ASIA FOOTBALL CUP Suncorp Stadium 9 – 31 Jan 2015

FEELING REVIVED E s c a p e t h e co l d a n d s n u g g l e u p i n o u r s i g n a t u re M a r r i ot t b e d d i n g t h i s w i n t e r. E x p e r i e n c e a re l a x i n g w e e ke n d of p u re i n d u l g e n c e w i t h a p a c k a g e d e s i g n e d to re v i v e yo u .

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Footy fever

FIFA World Cup Show Your Colours and celebrate in The City for the FIFA World Cup 2014. In June, Brisbane joins in on the global festivities of The Beautiful Game with free live game screenings, appearances, performances and more. You don’t have to be in Brazil to join the excitement of the FIFA World Cup, as King George Square (KGS) enlivens as Brisbane’s FIFA Live Site with Brazilian music, dance and capoeira performances, and live screenings of the game. The events kick off in real time at 6am on 13 June with Brazil versus Croatia, and will feature all Australian matches in the series as well as the finals. Show Your Colours and get behind your team this FIFA World Cup.

The Footy Show 22 May Courier-Mail Piazza Holden State of Origin Game 1 28 May Suncorp Stadium QLD Reds v Highlanders 30 May Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Lions v Carlton 31 May Gabba Brisbane Broncos v Sea Eagles 1 June Suncorp Stadium Qantas Wallabies v France 7 June Suncorp Stadium

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Brazil v Croatia 13 June KGS Live Site

If you have a ticket to an event at Suncorp Stadium or the Gabba, did you know you may be able to travel free to and from your game? To plan your journey visit translink.com.au.

Australia v Chile 14 June KGS Live Site Brisbane Lions v GWS Giants 14 June Gabba Australia v Netherlands 19 June KGS Live Site

Qantas Wallabies v France

For the first time since 2009 the French rugby team is travelling Down Under to Brisbane to kick off a three-match series against the Wallabies on 7 June at Suncorp Stadium. Pride is on the line as the Qantas Wallabies look to exact revenge after their 27-point loss to Les Bleus in 2012, so be bold and wear gold when you come out and support our boys. Suncorp Stadium 7 June rugby.com.au

Australia v Spain 24 June KGS Live Site The Exchange Hotel

Keep Score Can’t make it to the big games but still keen to keep score? The City’s got your back for game day. Grab a big screen at the following venues: • • • • • • • •

Belgian Beer Café Brisbane Criterion Tavern Friday’s Bar & Restaurant Club Grand Central Hotel Pig ‘n’ Whistle Rush Bar Dining Express The Exchange Hotel Victory Hotel

Watch every game of the Holden State of Origin 2014 series FREE in the fantastic atmosphere of The Courier-Mail Piazza at South Bank. Go to visitsouthbank.com.au

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Brisbane Lions v North Melbourne 27 June Gabba State of Origin Game 3 9 July Suncorp Stadium

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Brisbane Broncos v Sharks 27 June Suncorp Stadium

W’ Cup Brazil Semi-Final 1 9 July KGS Live Site W’ Cup Brazil Semi-Final 2 10 July KGS Live Site Brisbane Lions v West Coast Eagles 12 July GABBA QLD Reds v Waratahs 12 July Suncorp Stadium FIFA World Cup 3rd place play-off 13 July KGS Live Site FIFA World Cup FINAL 14 July KGS Live Site


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Show Your Colours

Queensland’s love of sport reaches fever pitch in Brisbane. It’s where the world’s best compete in front of packed houses at some of the best stadiums and sporting venues in the world.

19 games for all footy fans

100 games strong

Unleash your team colours this June as football fever roars into Brisbane. With the French rugby team back on our home soil to kick off one of Australia’s biggest months of football, fans will be called to arms – throw on a jersey, paint your face, get caught up in the spirit of Brisbane and wear your team’s colours with pride.

The countdown to the highly anticipated 100th Holden State of Origin match is officially on, with the historic game to be played at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on 28 May. The XXXX Queensland Maroons will strive to get their 2014 Origin campaign off to a flying start in front of their home fans, before embarking on a tough trip to Sydney for Game Two.

Brisbane will be alive with non-stop action on and off the field. Our Queensland Reds will strive to dominate in the Super Rugby; Brisbane will host both the first and third matches of the hotly contested State of Origin; the Brisbane Broncos will look to maintain their position in the NRL; and local heroes the Brisbane Lions battle through another heated season. Our champions are out to win, but they can’t do it alone. Show your colours and rally behind your favourite teams as they collide at Suncorp Stadium and the Gabba.

The series returns to Brisbane on 9 July for what could possibly be a spectacular decider. Will Queensland win an incredible ninth-straight series, or will Laurie Daley’s Blues end the golden run? Suncorp Stadium 28 May & 9 July qrl.com.au

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ON NOW – UNTIL 7 JUN

ON NOW – UNTIL JUN

ON NOW – UNTIL 14 JUL

ON NOW – UNTIL SEP

ON NOW – UNTIL SEP

Brisbane Racing Carnival Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourse

Queensland Reds Season 2014 Suncorp Stadium

Show Your Colours Various Venues

Brisbane Lions Season 2014 The Gabba

Brisbane Broncos Season 2014 Suncorp Stadium

5 – 8 JUN

6 & 21 JUN

7 JUN

7 JUN – 6 JUL

27 JUN – 5 JUL

Fuchs Winternationals Willowbank Raceway

Queensland Cabaret Festival Various Venues

Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre

Queensland Theatre Company – The Effect Billy Brown Studio

Queensland Ballet presents Sir Kenneth Macmillan’s Romeo & Juliet Queensland Performing Arts Centre

JUNE

ON NOW – UNTIL 6 OCT Deep Oceans Queensland Museum and Sciencentre

Take your pick from international stage sensations, world-class sporting events, open-air festivals and stunning contemporary arts.

14 JUN

15 JUN

21 JUN

25 JUN – 2 JUL

Ipswich Cup Ipswich Turf Club

City2South Brisbane City and South Bank

Fête De La Musique Various Venues in Brisbane City and South Bank

Out of the Box Queensland Performing Arts Centre

28 – 30 JUN

28 JUN – 6 JUL

28 JUN – 13 JUL

28 JUN – 21 SEP

Disney on Ice Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Eat Local Week Various Locations, Scenic Rim

Heist The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich

Harvest Gallery of Modern Art

UNTIL 20 JUL

ON NOW

1 – 6 JUL

5 JUL

9 JUL

Remember Me: The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt Queensland Museum and Sciencentre

Jemima Wyman: Pattern Bandits Gallery of Modern Art

Powerkids Brisbane Powerhouse

Winter Harvest Festival Scenic Rim

Holden State of Origin Game III Suncorp Stadium

JULY

1 – 31 JUL

9 JUL - 12 OCT

11 – 12 JUL

12 – 13 JUL

The Brisbane Times Good Food Month South Bank

Hot Modernism State Library of Queensland

The Glenn Miller Orchestra Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Brisbane French Festival South Bank

12 – 13 JUL

12 JUL – 2 AUG

13 JUL

18 JUL

19 JUL

Abbey Medieval Festival Abbey Museum

Opera Queensland La Bohème South Bank

RACQ Motorfest Eagle Farm Racecourse

Love Vintage 2014 Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre

International Ice Hockey – USA vs Canada Brisbane Entertainment Centre

19 JUL

19 – 20 JUL

20 JUL

25 – 27 JUL

27 JUL

Queensland Theatre Company – Gloria Billie Brown Studio

Regional Flavours South Bank

Jetty2Jetty Fun Run Woody Point

Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival

Jazz in the Courtyard Normanby Wines, Dunns Ave Harrisville

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AUGUST

1 – 9 AUG

3 AUG

3 AUG

5 AUG

6 – 9 AUG

Queensland Ballet – Flourish Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Brisbane Marathon Festival Brisbane

Logan’s Run MTB Marathon Mt Joyce Recreation Area

The Drumley Showcase

Introducing Josh Earl Brisbane Powerhouse

Beaudesert

8 – 17 AUG

9 AUG

12 – 16 AUG

15 – 17 AUG

17 AUG

EKKA Brisbane Showgrounds

Queensland Symphony Orchestra presents Ghosts in the Orchestra Queensland Performing Arts Centre

David Williamson’s The Removalists Brisbane Powerhouse

Stinson Memorial Walks O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park

Ipswich Open Day The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich

18 AUG

25 – 29 AUG

28 AUG – 4 SEP

30 – 31 AUG

Boutique Markets Eagle Farm Racecourse

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane City Hall

American Ballet Theatre – Swan Lake Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival North Stradbroke Island

SEPTEMBER

3 – 7 SEP

5 – 7 SEP

5 – 7 SEP

6 – 27 SEP

7 SEP

Brisbane Writers Festival State Library of Queensland and Various Venues

Redcliffe Festival Various Locations Redcliffe Peninsula

American Ballet Theatre – Three Masterpieces Queensland Performing Arts Centre Brisbane Festival

Brisbane Festival Various Venues

The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane Brisbane

10 SEP

10 – 12

11 – 13 SEP

15 – 20 SEP

20 – 21 SEP

24 SEP – 12 OCT

26 – 27 SEP

Pecha Kucha Night Brisbane Powerhouse

Bigsound Fortitude Valley

Laidley Spring Festival Laidley

Opera Queensland The Perfect American Queensland Performing Arts Centre Brisbane Festival

Beer InCider Experience Albion Park

Queensland Theatre Company - Black Diggers Queensland Performing Arts Centre Brisbane Festival

Justin Timberlake Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre

FROM 27 SEP

20 SEP

26 – 28 SEP

27 SEP

28 SEP

The Lion King Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Coca Cola Race Day Eagle Farm Racecourse

Springtime on the Mountain Tamborine Mountain

Sunsuper Riverfire – Brisbane Festival South Bank

Utopia Women’s Wellness RNA Showgrounds

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY

The Valley Markets Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley

The Collective Markets South Bank

EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

EVERY FIRST & THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

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EVERY FRIDAY Knockoff Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Greeters Depart from King George Square, The City

Suitcase Rummage Reddacliff Place, The City

The City Sounds The City

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Rocklea Markets Rocklea

Jan Power’s Farmers Markets Redacliff Place, The City

LAST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Steam Train Sunday The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich

Games Night King George Square, The City

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Culinary Bites Brisbane’s dining scene has popped the top and is overflowing with culinary confidence. Visit to discover a feast of new dining experiences, a passion for fresh local produce and some of the country’s best chefs.

Valley hot spot John Mills Himself

Hello? Coffee calling Wander through The City’s hidden laneways and discover Brisbane’s latest coffee nooks. Housed in a heritage-listed building off Charlotte Street, John Mills Himself oozes style with its exposed brick walls, high-set windows and local coffee blends. Strauss, a Parisian-inspired paradise off Elizabeth Street, offers a place to relax and sip the muchloved beans by local coffee house Cup. Perch yourself up at Felix in Burnett Lane and delight in its organic treats, or retreat down Embassy Lane for Kitchen Door’s industrial ambience and smooth blends.

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“My favourite Brisbane moment is waking up to a sunny day and having an excellent cup of coffee. It doesn’t matter where I get it, because the coffee is amazing everywhere!”

Lap it up in M&A Lane, Brisbane’s latest dining precinct and home to four fresh bars and restaurants. Urban cowboys rejoice, Mighty Mighty has arrived to serve up authentic American smokehouse cuisine and soulful city beats. Meat maniacs should try the sweet spiced pork ribs or Philly cheese steak. If the Mediterranean is your spiritual kitchen, stop by at Locanda for some antipasti and crisp Prosecco, or gorge on Gordita’s wholesome southern Spanish share plates. Continue the party at the New Orleans-inspired watering hole, Papa Jacks. An impressive bluesy bar where you can indulge on a hearty po’ boy sandwich and wash it down with some serious cocktails.


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Health kick Brisbane’s appetite for wholesome and organic foods has cultivated a bunch of new cafes to keep you eating clean and feeling lean. Lorna Jane Active Living Room, Newstead – world-first LJ studio and cafe Paleo Cafe, The City – back-to-basic foods Coco Bliss, Bulimba – healthy indulgent treats Bang Bang Lulu, Fortitude Valley – organic juice bar Primal Pantry, Teneriffe – paleo grocer and cafe

Outdoor dining Brisbane’s fresh winter air and clear blue skies make the perfect backdrop to any dining experience. Soak up sweeping views of the Story Bridge at chic new Black Bird Bar & Grill. Feel the breeze in your hair at our rooftop bar favourites: the colourful Dandy’s at The Fox, fairy-lit Elixir and stylish Limes. Enjoy relaxed surrounds in the Mexican-themed sand courtyard at Beach Burrito, poolside at opulent Bacchus or by the river at casually elegant Stokebar.

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Shop the Brisbane Look With Autumn/Winter fashion just around the corner, Brisbane is buzzing. Shop the latest international trends in Queen Street Mall, go luxe on Edward Street or head to James Street to hunt for Australian boutiques.

Dress your nest Give your home a new look with Brisbane’s beautiful selection of homeware stores. • Coco Republic, Fortitude Valley – sheer elegance • Matt Blatt, Fortitude Valley – replica designs • Magnolia Interiors, Fortitude Valley – exclusive textiles • AP Design House, Paddington – vibrant and bespoke

Forever 21 for Brisbane

• Space, Fortitude Valley – modern fresh • Ambience Store, Newstead – artisan design • Black & Spiro, New Farm – wares from across the world

American fashion label Forever 21 is set to open its first Australian store in NEXT Hotel’s complex on Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall. If you’re a trend-savvy shopper, the two-storey location will be your style heaven.

• Hamimi, Woolloongabba – Moroccan treasures • Vieille Branche, Albion – handpicked French vintage • St Barts, Fortitude Valley – luxe bohemian • French + English, New Farm – provincial living

Home to more than 1000 stores, The City features four vibrant shopping precincts, six shopping centres and Queensland’s largest collection of flagship stores and boutiques that you won’t find anywhere else.

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Bally, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Longchamp, Louis Vuitton, Max Mara, Tag Heuer, Tiffany & Co.

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Alannah Hill, Chanel, Coach, Country Road, David Jones, French Connection, Herringbone, Myer, R.M. Williams, Seed ADELAIDE STREET: Unique boutiques

ELIZABETH ARCADE

Aesop, Biome, Crumpler, Gorman, Laced, Maiocchi, Noosa Chocolate Factory, Princess Polly, Zimmermann ELIZABETH STREET: Fashionable threads

Elio Moda, Scotch & Soda, Topshop, Violent Green, Verge Girl, Zomp

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Brisbane’s style haven, James Street, offers a unique blend of beautiful tree-lined streets and quality Australian boutiques. Shop at the Brisbane-bred label Easton Pearson, casual cool sass + bide, elegant Scanlan Theodore, colourful Camilla and youthful Gail Sorronda. Men are catered for with the tailored aesthetic of Pistols at Dawn. Accessorise at Stone and Metal, MJS Jewellery or Gold River Jewellery.

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Say hello to the first Australian Monocle shop! Setting up residence inside Scrumptious Reads, the Monocle pop-up will be your one-stop-shop for selected design and culture products that are only available at a select handful of stores across the globe.

James Street

From $240* Stay in award winning luxury this winter and save with Emporium Hotel’s Winter Welcome Package **Subject Subject to availability. Full package inclusions and terms at www.emporiumhotels.com.au

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Explore the precincts with one of our friendly & knowledgeable locals. Free greets depart daily, to book go to brisbanegreeters.com.au.

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URBAN OASIS + CULTURAL ICON

ECLECTIC FUSION

NIGHTLIFE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Embraced as Brisbane’s living room, South Bank is where locals go to unwind. Experience Brisbane’s cultural offerings or indulge in a variety of outdoor dining experiences. Kick

Bohemian West End tantalises locals with its unique blend of cultural flavours. Here you’ll find everything from Middle

If you’re looking for a playful side of Brisbane, head to ‘The Valley’ for some of the country’s best live music, sleek cocktail bars and thumping night clubs. Fortitude Valley is home to

back, relax and enjoy our urban oasis. • Cultural Centre • River Quay • Weekend markets • Streets Beach STAY: Mantra South Bank

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Eastern to Vietnamese and everything in between. • Lefka’s Taverna • Caravanserai • Chop Chop Changs • Mu’ooz Eritrean Restaurant STAY: The Capital

Brisbane’s bustling nightlife. • Black Bear Lodge • The Zoo • Alfred and Constance • Cloudland STAY: M&A Apartments

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ANTIQUE CHARM

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

BOUTIQUE BEER SCENE

Take it slow, and visit Woolloongabba, Brisbane’s antique hot spot. Here, you’ll find shops filled with fabulous antiques, retro design stores and café nooks offering sought-after coffee and

With tree-lined streets and a 37 hectare park, lush New Farm is the perfect place to bask in the sunshine. Enjoy a riverside picnic, throw a Frisbee with the dog, cycle loops or wander

Originally an industrial hub, Newstead and Teneriffe have undergone an urban resurgence where beautiful historic buildings have been transformed in bustling boutique beer

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houses. Grab an ale and rub shoulders with the locals.

• Woolloongabba Antique Centre • Add Vintage • Pearl Cafe

• New Farm Park • Jan Power’s Farmers Markets • Brisbane Powerhouse

• Newstead Brewery • Green Beacon Brewery • Tippler’s Tap

• Foxy Bean

• James Street

• Twig & Berry (coming soon)

STAY: Aspire Chino Hotel

STAY: Spicers Balfour

STAY: Emporium Hotel

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Explore Brisbane’s Backyard

Experience authentic country life at a hinterland farm, embrace the night skies above luxurious safari tents, unwind in a secluded mountain spa, engage with majestic humpback whales on their annual migration or call into a cellar door and sip on its finest drop – all this can be done in Brisbane’s backyard, right on your doorstep.

Take time for yourself Ketchup’s Bank Glamping, Scenic Rim (pictured) Murphy’s Creek Hideaway, Lockyer Valley Glamping at Castaways, Moreton Island Spicers Canopy, Scenic Rim Mt Barney Lodge, Scenic Rim Nightfall Camp, Scenic Rim

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Fordsdale Horseback Adventures

Country charm

Kooroomba Vineyard

Unwind in the vines

Escape the city to the beautifully rugged countryside with winding roads leading to vistas of stunning colours around every corner.

If you’re looking to sample a quality drop, Brisbane’s range of wineries is bound to delight even the most discerning connoisseur.

LILLYDALE FARM STAY

OCEAN VIEW ESTATES – MORETON BAY REGION

This farm stay in the Scenic Rim offers the warmth and history of a genuine Queensland country farm. Take the kids to feed the animals, milk the cow, ride the tractor and explore Mount Barney.

In the scenic hinterland area of Mt Mee and Ocean View, take a walk through the vines, meet Thomas the winemaker, dine overlooking the lake and stay in your own country cottage.

KILCOY FARM STAY Ideal for a couple, a family or a group of friends who want to get away and relax in the natural surroundings. Spectacular sunsets over Somerset Dam and night skies filled with stars offer a perfect end to the day.

Overlooking the magnificent Scenic Rim mountains and breathtaking fields of lavender, Kooroomba Vineyard provides a southern France experience on Brisbane’s doorstep. Have lunch at the exquisite restaurant, sample its delicious wine and feel a million miles away.

WINEDOWN TOURS – SOMERSET

BRANELL HOMESTEAD For the personal touch of a bed and breakfast, stay at the Lockyer Valley’s elegantly appointed Branell Homestead. Feed the chooks, unwind in the library or fish off the private jetty.

Enjoy the picturesque drive before tasting the gourmet delights of Coolana Olives, Winya Wines and Woongooroo Estate.

SIRROMET – REDLANDS

BROCKHURST CABINS [PET FRIENDLY] Moreton Bay’s Brockhurst Cabins is a getaway for the whole family. Swim in the spring-fed dam, take a trail ride through the mountains or feed horses from the comfort of your deck.

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KOOROOMBA VINEYARD – SCENIC RIM

Saddle up on an overnight trek with Fordsdale Horseback Adventures. Experienced riders can explore Ma Ma Creek and the surrounding bushland over two days.

Nestled in the Redlands hinterland, Queensland’s largest and most-awarded winery features fantastic views of the surrounding bushland and across the bay. Take a tour or sample some of its famous wines over lunch on the Tuscan Terrace.

TAMBORINE WINE TRAIL – SCENIC RIM Take a day trip to the cool, lush beauty of Tamborine Mountain and explore a wine trail that weaves through the six wineries on the mountain. While you’re there, try a tasting tray at the MT Brewery or stop off at Tamborine Mountain Distillery for a variety of spirits made with native ingredients.

Top of Town

Top of town The once bustling hub of Queensland’s oldest provincial city has undergone a creative renaissance. Known to Ipswich locals as Top of Town, the area is now a must-browse precinct of outstanding cafes, quirky boutiques, restored hotels and wine bars. Notable boutiques include Province Modern Country, vintage and classically styled home furnishings and interior collections, and The Vintage Advantage, a quirky collection of fashion, homewares and knick-knacks.

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Venture to Logan’s Woodridge Train Station Markets for amazing multicultural food and a melting pot of 65 cultures. Sunday mornings from 6am-12pm.

O’Reilly’s Lost World Spa

Whale of a time

Get up close and personal with majestic humpback whales as they pass by the southeast Queensland coast to the warm, tropical waters of Queensland. In just under an hour you can witness one of the greatest natural experiences on earth viewing the passing parade from Point Lookout, Queensland’s most easterly point for land based whale watching. To see their antics even closer Brisbane Whale Watching and Tangalooma Island Resort offer tours in Moreton Bay Marine Park and guarantee a sighting.

Mountain beauty

The crisp mountain air and tranquil hinterland have inspired a number of luxurious day spas for those seeking rejuvenation, relaxation and balance. Soak up the soothing sights and scents and embrace the beauty of the surrounding environment at Clear Mountain’s Stephanie’s Mountain Spa in Moreton Bay Region; unwind at Mount Cotton’s Body and Soul in the natural bushland of Redlands, just moments from Sirromet Winery; pamper yourself in the World Heritage-Listed Lamington Park at O’Reilly’s Lost World Spa or indulge at Tamborine Mountain’s European-inspired Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa.

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