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Located in the newly refurbished Wintergarden complex of Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall, Strike Wintergarden is not a normal bowling alley and has raised the bar when it comes to entertainment in the city.
Home to 12 bowling lanes, an amazing laser tag arena, pool tables, private karaoke rooms and now three exciting Escapism puzzle rooms! Strike Wintergarden is the ultimate place for a great night out.
The ‘theme park-style’ laser arena hosts battles of up to 30 participants and features laser tag technology, realistic soundscape and various styles of gameplay - making it the perfect venue for team-building events, unique celebrations, corporate functions and kids parties. And with a 450 person capacity, Strike Wintergarden has room for all occasions.
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Brisbane\'s Queen Street Mall has long been considered the centre of fashion and retail in Queensland. This vibrant shopping and lifestyle precinct lies at the heart of Brisbane City and is arguably Australia\'s most successful pedestrian mall, playing host to over 26 million visitors a year.
The Queen Street Mall offers an unrivalled mix of local, national and international labels and flagship stores. Some 700 plus retailers have made their homes there - many enjoy mall and street frontage, others are tucked away inside world-class centres and heritage-listed arcades.
Built in 1923, the heritage Brisbane Arcade is one of the city\\\\'s oldest shopping arcades. From Terazzo floors, and balustrades to dado pannelling, it reflects the elegance of its award-winning fashion designers, manufacturer jewellers, antiques, arts and gift stores you won't find anywhere else. So come along and enjoy your shopping experience at the Brisbane Arcade.
Step into the glamorous world of non-stop excitement every time you walk through the doors. Discover three spectacular non-stop levels with big time gaming action, featuring over 80 gaming tables and over 1,300 gaming machines—more than anywhere else in Queensland.
You can feel the sheer magic of this setting. The magnificent four-storey atrium sparkles and enchants, for an experience like no other.
There’s no other feeling like stepping onto the casino floor with the colour and excitement of over 1,300 of the latest and greatest machines. With an incredible range of choice, you should always be able to find a seat at your favourite machine.
Did we say 1,300?
Yes we did and they are all under one roof for you to enjoy!
Non-stop excitement starts here!
Machines include Traditional Poker or Spinning Reel Machines – aka the ‘Pokies’ and Money Train Hyperlink Machines. This is where true Casino excitement begins.
Kookaburra River Queens welcome you aboard Brisbane’s truly unique icons. Enjoy the spectacular and memorable experience of our luxury cruise aboard authentic paddlewheelers.
As you take in the best views Brisbane has to offer, enjoy the changing city sights by day or night.
Whether it’s for a romantic seafood dinner, wedding or a corporate conference for executives, Kookaburra River Queens can tailor events to your every whim and desire. Combining elegant dining, live entertainment and undeniably the most breathtaking views of Brisbane, your Kookaburra River Queen experience will be one you will never forget!
Just a short walk from Roma Street Station, Normanby Busway Station, Caxton Street, Normanby Hotel and Roma street Parklands is the Brisbane Arts Theatre, a 151 seat, Air Conditioned auditorium with a licensed bar and comfortable outdoor courtyard available for functions.
There is free parking right outside and disabled Access. Perfect for your next corporate function or fundraising event.
The Brisbane Arts Theatre is Available for hire in 2008!
The Theatre has \\'No Steps" Access for 117 and an upstairs gallery that seats 34.
There are two dressing rooms available which
are fully equipped and air-conditioned.
We also provide tea, coffee and \\'snack preparation\\' facilities and a licensed wine bar.
Brisbane City Botanic Gardens is a living museum of plant collections, displaying early heritage specimens through to present day exotic and native plantings. It is considered to be one of the most important non-indigenous cultural landscapes in Queensland and is recognised for its natural and historic values. In addition to the plant collections, there are a number of significant heritage features.
Walk through the beautiful Brisbane City Botanic Gardens accompanied by a Brisbane Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guide. Tours are offered twice daily, (except Sundays, public holidays and mid-December to mid-January). Walks last approximately one hour. Meet at 11.00am or 1.00pm at the Rotunda opposite the Albert Street gates. You can also visit Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, situated on Mt. Coot-tha Road, Toowong.
A visit to Queensland Parliament allows you to experience the grandeur of Queensland\'s first and foremost public building. Built in 1868, the beautifully restored interior showcases Queensland\'s history, as shaped by the governments and laws that have been made in the Parliament.
Today the building is still home to Australia\'s only unicameral State Parliament. Visitors can enjoy tours conducted by Parliamentary Attendants, who provide insights into the buildings\' architecture, history and operation of Parliament.
City Hall is one of Queensland's most significant heritage and cultural icons.
Since its opening in 1930, City Hall has been a symbol of civic pride and over the years it has become one of Brisbane's greatest icons and community meeting places. The building has played an important role in the lives of our local community in times of war, peace, celebration and refuge and has rightly earned the title of the 'People's Place'.
City Hall is home to Brisbane’s civic, community, artistic and social life and reopened in April 2013 after three years of extensive restoration and upgrades.
Visitors can enjoy free exhibits at Museum of Brisbane, daily tours and access to the iconic clock tower. For more information call 3403 8888 or visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/cityhall
The MacArthur Museum Brisbane introduces visitors to a critical time in Brisbane’s history – the dark days of World War Two.
Visit the office where MacArthur planned the Allied campaigns in the South-West Pacific and his famous, ‘I shall return’ campaign for the recapture of the Philippines.
Experience Brisbane during the dark years of 1942 to 1944 – when streets were lined with air-raid shelters, and warships and submarines crowded the banks of the Brisbane River.
Explore a time of censorship, rationing and blackouts, when adults and children carried ID cards, and housewives queued for food supplies.
The Queensland Police Museum offers visitors the opportunity to enter the world of policing. Displays depict the history of the Queensland Police Service from 1864 to present day, giving an insight into different police sections. Visitors can test their detective skills by using clues from the simulated murder scene to solve a crime.
Other displays illustrate infamous Brisbane crimes, real murder cases, a Shrine of Honour and police transport.
QUT Art Museum has a nationally significant collection focused on contemporary Australian art. The six galleries provide an engaging space for exhibitions. It is situated within QUT Gardens Cultural Precinct, Brisbane City.
The QUT Art Museum is proud to display collection based exhibitions, major touring exhibitions, as well as QUT student exhibitions. Guided tours and free public programs, including the "Meet the Artist" series, provide a diverse range of activities to compliment the exhibitions.
For over 22 years, Brisbane’s Riverside Markets have been a popular gathering place for locals and tourists looking for a massive range of arts, crafts, clothing and food under the Queensland sun by the edge of the Brisbane River.
Home to dozens of market stalls selling quality local and imported handcrafts, food & beverage vendors and street performers from Eagle St right down to the boardwalk, Riverside at the Pier is a perfect destination for that special gift for someone you love, or just treat yourself to a relaxing day by the river.
Right next to the heart of the CBD, it’s easily accessible by bus, train, ferry or foot! There’s also ample secure off street parking just underneath.
The iconic Brisbane Lookout at scenic Mt. Coot-tha has been a favourite destination for locals and visitors for more than a century and has been made new again! Recent improvements to the renowned Summit Restaurant and popular Kuta Cafe, as well as ongoing improvements to the Mt. Coot-tha, gives everyone a reason to keep coming back!
If you haven't visited us yet you are invited to do so for Brisbane Lookout is a great destination for everyone and a "must see" for all visitors to Brisbane. Breathtaking panoramic views of Brisbane City out to Moreton Bay by day and a fairyland of glittering lights at night await you.
Within the Mt. Coot-tha area you'll not only find the Brisbane Lookout....though that alone is worth the journey. There is also the many pleasures and attractions of the Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, the Cosmic Planetarium, Herbarium and the many picnic, walking, bike and even horse tracks around Mt. Coot-tha. A remarkable vantage from which to view Brisbane and beyond and a fantastic, natural recreation reserve....does it get any better?
Officially opened on 6 April, 2001 by the then Premier of Queensland, the Hon Peter Beattie MP and the Hon Robert Schwarten MP Minister for Public Works and Information and Communication Technology, Roma Street Parkland is a popular gathering place for the people of Brisbane, and has established its self as a highlight destination for interstate and overseas visitors to Brisbane.
Part of the greater Brisbane plan, the Parkland was the first in a series of projects transforming the western edge of Brisbane's Central Business District and is a vital link in the city's circle of green, encompassing the City Botanic Gardens and South Bank Parklands.
The Queensland Government's Department of Public Works manages and operates the Parkland.
Its vision is to establish the Parkland as 'a unique public open space which is a preferred destination for the leisure and recreation of all people. It will feature significant horticultural displays, events and activities.'
We are located in Post Office Square, right next door to the coffee club at the Adelaide Street entrance. Our salon has been designed to give our clients professional services and treatments in a private and serene environment. Our facilities include 6 private treatment rooms, including a tanning room, a body treatment room with a hydrotherapy shower, and all the facilities and equipment to ensure outstanding results in the treatments you may choose.
At Ella Baché, education is an ongoing process of learning and development. Our success has been made possible by three important factors: Ella Baché unsurpassed products, unwavering commitment to education, and our passion for knowledge of the skin. It is the expertise and skill of our professionally trained Beauty Therapists that sets us apart from the rest. You can be sure all of our therapists have met the high standards of Ella Baché, and have the knowledge and expertise required to advise, treat and recommend specific treatments to suit your skin and your lifestyle.
For your convenience, we offer $5 Valet parking for our spa guests at The Brisbane Marriott Hotel –our special way of commencing your journey of relaxation.
The Dome Spa Retreat is on the 4th Floor of The Brisbane Marriott Hotel and set against exquisite river views from the pool deck. As a Spa guest you are free to use the pool, sauna and spa before and after your treatments.
You will get comfortable in a robe and slippers and enjoy a herbal tea while you fill in a consultation form. Our therapists take the time to discover what you want and personalise your treatment, delivering the special results you desire.
The spa treatments are beautifully choreographed to soothe and nurture your body, mind and spirit, while also providing very specific results. Be it a 3hr Dome Signature Spa Retreat or a Dome Signature Facial - we have a treatment that will be perfect for you.
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Conveniently located in the heart of Brisbane City, we provide a range of specialist beauty therapy services within a wonderful, peaceful setting to encourage relaxation while enhancing your visual appearance.
We have designed a wide variety of body treatments covering you from from head to toe, and specialising in professional skin rejuvenation treatments and relaxation. The Revival Lounge also provides waxing and tanning applications, massages and nail treatments, with a number of great package deals available to maximise relaxation time.
The Revival Lounge is one of a select few Brisbane Beauty Salons to provide the exclusive Sothys Professional Skin Care treatments, as well as the full Sothys product range.
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Each facial treatment is tailored to suit your skins needs, making every treatment unique and effective, gaining results every time. Every facial includes a skin analysis, which enables our Therapists to meet the changing needs of your skin on each visit. A skincare routine will be recommended, to help achieve and maintain the desired results, in conjunction with salon treatments. Using industry renowned skin care brands Dermalogica, MD Formulations, Priori, Bare Escentuals Mineral Make-up and the all naturally derived, proudly Australian made range; Yuva.
The stones of St Stephen's Cathedral are silent witnesses to the joy and hope, the grief and anguish of generations of Catholic families.
In the quiet corners of this cathedral, those who shed tears of regret have found peace, those who sighed with weariness have gone out with new strength, those who were lost have discovered a way. Under the arches of this building, candles of hope and trust have flickered through the years. Here, those in love have pledged to be true to one another all the days of their lives. Here, they have brought their children to be baptised and confirmed as followers of Christ. Here, they have said their last farewell to those whose death they mourn. Here, on countless occasions, the local Church has gathered around the bishop to celebrate its unity in the Eucharist.
The cathedral takes its name from the ‘cathedra’ or bishop's seat, symbol of the chief pastor and teacher of the local Church. In the cathedral, parish communities find a sign of their fellowship with each other and the expression of their unity with the Church throughout the world. The cathedral is therefore not only an important place for those who use it regularly, but for the whole city of Brisbane as it provides a sanctuary and an oasis of green that invites people to rest awhile.
The Mercy Heritage Centre works to preserve and promote the extraordinary history and heritage of the Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Congregation, to encourage an understanding and appreciation of the value of the Mercy Story within the community.
We will acquire, preserve, research, and maintain permanent collections of material for the purposes of study, education, interpretation, enjoyment, and for their continuing value to the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy.
The Myer Centre boasts an incredible array of shopping and entertainment options all under one roof in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.
Featuring the largest Myer department store in Queensland and over 180 specialty stores, The Myer Centre offers everything you’ll need in fashion, accessories, beauty, homewares, gifts, electrical and more.
The Centre includes an 8-screen Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinema complex, a 2 level Target store, Coles Express supermarket and an extensive fast food eatery.
The Barracks site has an interesting and rich history.
Developers, Property Solutions and QM Properties, have transformed a site that had laid derelict for nearly 20 years into a landmark retail and commercial precinct, successfully integrating three of Brisbane’s key heritage listed buildings with contemporary architecture.
The three heritage listed buildings from the Police era remaining on the site are the stables (1912), the three storey brick barracks (1939) and the radio communications centre (1941).
In 2009 the developers efforts were rewarded when The Barracks won two prestigious UDIA Awards for Urban Renewal and best large Retail/Commercial development.
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Hot Air fly just a short 55 minute drive south of the City, come ballooning from Brisbane and experience the wonder, silence and romance of your first hot air balloon ride. Following your morning ride is a romantic Champagne breakfast at our special location of O'Reilly's Vineyards, what a great way to start a celebration for the day.
Hot Air Balloon Brisbane has been offering the most reliable balloon take-offs in Australia now for over 15 years.
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Roma Street Parkland is home to a range of unique Australian subtropical vegetation as well as beautiful examples of flora from around the world. The Parkland’s individual precincts show a seasonal array of diverse horticultural displays which keep the Parkland’s landscape vibrant and colourful all year around.
As well as eye catching flora, the Parkland has an array of birds, lizards and fish which have made Roma Street Parkland home.
As you walk through the streets of Brisbane this magnificent 19th century building is sure to catch your attention. Towering above the rest, Naldham House with its archetypical architecture and imposing structure is a legacy of Australia's Colonial past. Constructed in the late 1870's, this structure has withstood the test of time and still makes its presence felt in the lanes of Brisbane. First designed by the Sydney architects Al & G McCreedy as the office of Australian United Steamship Navigation Company in 1889, this structure has been renovated a few times ever since. Originally called the AUSN Building, it later came to be known as the Naldham house after being taken over by McDonald Hamilton.
St John's Cathedral is a heritage site with cultural splendour unrivalled in Brisbane. With gothic-revival architecture that begun 100 years ago (and is still being built), the Cathedral features wood-carvings, stained-glass, 350 million year old limestone and the only fully stone-vaulted ceiling in Australia. The Cathedral's font contains pillars of fossiliferous limestone 350 million years old from Frosterley, United Kingdom, in which skeletons of Coral polyps and bi-valve shells are clearly visible. Every window in the cathedral is of significance: from the large early twentieth century Wheel window to the collection of William Bustard's work, and then the later vibrant windows of David Saunders. The Millennium Window, designed by Scott Maxwell and made by Warwick Blair, was installed in 2001. The Cathedral is set in a precinct of heritage buildings.
The City Botanic Gardens is the city's oldest park, originally planted by convicts in 1825 with food crops to feed the prison colony. These gardens include ancient trees, rainforest glades and exotic species. They run the full length of Alice Street, bordered by Parliament House on the one side and the Brisbane River's northern banks on the other. They provide a lush green haven for city workers and visitors. There are free guided walks available from Monday to Saturdays from approximately 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (excluding public holidays). The walks are at a gentle pace, last approximately one hour and are led by experienced, friendly Volunteer Guides. Meet at the Rotunda near the Alice Street Main Entrance. Additionally, the Gardens hosts boxing and fitness circuits, weight loss challenges, tai chi, pilates and more. Attractions at the gardens include Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Mangrove Boardwalk and ornamental ponds. Special events are held at the River stage. The City Botanic Gardens also offer 10 outdoor designated booking areas that may be reserved for either a wedding ceremony or corporate function. The areas range from scenic lilly ponds, intimate small areas or large open grassed areas.
Adjoining the Brisbane River, the Colmslie Beach Reserve is a great children's playground with the Octopus Garden, barbecues, shelter picnic area and sandy beach. Located off Colmslie Road next to the Brisbane River, it is located nine kilometres and 13 minutes east of Brisbane City. Public transport is available to and from Colmslie Beach. Public transport is available to and from Colmslie Beach via Lytton Road.
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The Victoria Barracks Museum collection includes weapons which saw service in Australian, Allied and enemy forces between 1899 and 1972. Medals on display include Boer War, First World War and Second World War campaign and gallantry awards. A comprehensive display of replica medals enables easy identification of medals issued to Australian servicemen and women from approximately 1860 to 1980. A range of research publications is also held by the Museum. The museum is located close to the heart of Brisbane in Petrie Terrace.
Designed by architect, George David Payne, St Andrew's is an excellent example of Romanesque-Byzantine architecture. Features include magnificent stained glass windows by Brisbane artist William Bustard and Melbourne firm, Brooks Robinson. The Peace Chapel contains World War honour boards and a communion set used at Gallipoli. The arched tiered chancel, pipe organ, choir and fine ecclesiastical furniture are impressive. This Heritage Listed Church is open during the week to the public between 11:00am and 2:00pm. Guided tours for groups are also available by appointment.
Elizabeth Street has long been the place to find Brisbane's up-and-coming fashion designers with its shining star Elizabeth Arcade. Home to a great range of boutiques each offering diverse fashion options. Must-shops at the arcade are Garnsis, Little Lace and Violent Green. Don't miss out on Xile and Highway 7, just located outside on Elizabeth Street. Xile is a mecca for international fashion, stocking such designers as Dolce & Gabbana and Armani. For something with a street and punk rock edge head to Highway 7. When you've finished shopping, the arcade is the perfect place for a bite to eat thanks for the numerous Asian cafes on offer.
Customs House, one of Brisbane's heritage icons, is located on the river in the Central Business District. The beautifully restored building is operated by The University of Queensland as a cultural, educational and heritage facility. Behind the grand Corinthian columns you will find exquisite boardrooms, a stunning ballroom, a licensed restaurant and an information centre. Customs House is open to the public for viewing. Visitors are able to stroll through the building and capture its historic flavour while a display of Customs Service memorabilia from those bygone years stirs the imagination. A permanent display of the Stuartholme-Behan collection of Australian Art is located in the building. The licensed restaurant is located on the river level in what was once part of the Queen's warehouse. Seating is provided inside in heritage surroundings as well as outside overlooking the river. A range of function rooms is also available for corporate and private functions catering from three to 350 persons. Customs House is a Brisbane And Queensland tourism award winner. Walk to Customs House down Queen Street or along the river boardwalk. Customs House is readily accessible by CityCat with bus and train stations in the near vicinity.
Old Government House is recognised as one of Queensland's most important heritage sites. The building recently underwent a AUD15 million restoration and is now open to the public as a House museum. Visit the house (admission is free) to get an insight into colonial life in the early days of Queensland. Old Government House is also home to the William Robinson Gallery. Located on the first level the Gallery and study centre honours the life and work of this distinguished Queensland artist. Tours of Old Government House and the William Robinson Gallery are run regularly.
Albert Street Uniting Church has been a Spiritual Home in Brisbane City for over 160 years. The church is in the decorative Gothic style of architecture to harmonise the style with the requirements of a tropical climate. The most prominent feature of the external design is the spire on the Albert and Ann Streets corner. This rises to a height of 42 metres from the street. The spire continues upward in a graceful and unbroken line, capped by a handsome wrought-iron finial. The Church is open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.00pm for prayer and reflection, and is also a popular venue for local and international weddings.