With its balmy weather, Brisbane is a great city for rooftop bars. Writer Meegan Waugh recently explored one of the newest rooftop bars in the city, Elixir.
Elixir is located in Ann Street, Fortitude Valley and above the X & Y Bar. The bar, named for the mythical ‘elixir of life’, has had a lot of hype surrounding its opening.
Brisbane is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. While the city is known for its laid-back lifestyle and balmy climate, it also offers a rich cultural scene. If you are visiting Brisbane, these are some of the cultural places and sights to check off list during your visit.
Queensland Cultural Centre
The Queensland Cultural Centre is located in South Bank, and it is generally considered to be the arts and cultural hub of the city. Accessing the Centre is relatively easy. If you are staying in one of the hotels or serviced apartments in Brisbane CBD, you can reach the centre with a short walk on the bridge. If you are staying further out, you might want to opt for bus, taxi, or train. The Cultural Centre offers performance arts, art galleries, museums, and a library.
The Gold Coast, with its fantastic climate and striking views, is a popular base for numerous exhibitions and trade shows throughout the year. There are a few basic considerations to keep in mind, whether you are taking part in a trade show or organising the trade show yourself. Here are some of the things to tick off on your list when planning a trade show on the Gold Coast.
One of the first things to do is to find the right accommodation for your team. You can find a range of hotels or apartments on the Gold Coast to suit your budget, whether you are looking to house a group of three or a large team of twenty people. Keep in mind that booking ahead of time rather than at the last minute could allow you to save on accommodation costs, and opting for accommodation close to the venue will reduce commuting time for you and your team.
Travelling on business is not all it’s cracked up to be. While you do get to see new people and places, constantly being on the road and living out of a suitcase can take its toll both mentally and physically. With that in mind, here are some useful tips for relieving the stress of corporate travel.
Stay in a central location
If you’re on an extended business trip in an unfamiliar city, choose accommodation that’s in the centre of things, so you don’t spend any more time travelling than you have to.
Stay somewhere nice
Unless your boss insists on you staying in a flea-pit motel, choose somewhere nice to stay, such as a serviced apartment. This will give you more space, more privacy, better amenities such as kitchen and laundry facilities and will have a much nicer ambience to come home to.
If you are going to learn to surf anywhere, there is no better place to do it than at the beautiful Surfers Paradise, and the following is a look at some of the main things to consider when planning to do it.
One of the best things about Surfers Paradise is that all of the major Gold Coast accommodation options are within walking distance of the beach, with hotels, resorts, hostels and B&B’s all within minutes of the sand and surf. If you are heading to Surfers Paradise and are planning on surfing, almost anywhere you stay will be conveniently located, and even if you have to stay just outside Surfers Paradise in Main Beach or Broadbeach accommodation, you won’t be far away.
Australia is easily one of the most beautiful places on earth, and between the striking landscape, beautiful animals, thunderous oceans and hypnotic bird calls, your first trip to Australia is something you will never forget. The following offers some helpful tips for trying to fit in as many sights and sounds as possible on your Australian adventure.
Research your options
Australia is a very big place with an enormous amount of sights and sounds to enjoy, and while you are no hope of experiencing all of it, the better you know what is out there, the more chance you are of finding those particularly well hidden gems. By familiarising yourself with where all of those highlights are or will be taking place, it will be far easier to plan your trip, and knowing a little more about them can also make your visit there far more meaningful.
Australia is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, and for good reason; there is no place on earth like it. There are many ways you can holiday in Australia, from backpacking to working holidays, but if it is a luxury holiday you are after and you are on a tight budget, you will need to be organised and savvy. The following is a look at how to have a luxury holiday Down Under without it costing you the earth.
Take advantage of the free
Some of the biggest highlights in Australia are absolutely free, and the incredible beaches are some of the most stunning and famous. The plants and animals are also quite spectacular, and can generally be seen if you get out on a few hikes, also free of charge. Depending on when you are planning your holiday, you may also be able to take advantage of some of the free festivals and live entertainment that usually figure prominently around Australia each and every year, so do your research before you come so you are able to take advantage of free events.
Sydney’s CBD is a large and vibrant place that is full of highlights. Not a particularly old city by world standards, Sydney has managed to maintain an older feel and charm while growing to become one of the world’s most modern cities. Whether you’re here backpacking or on business, check out the following highlights of Sydney’s CBD.
The number one highlight of the Sydney CBD is of course the majestic Sydney Harbour, and your gateway to it is Circular Quay. This is the most beautiful harbour city in the world, and Sydney Harbour showcases two of Australia’s most famous landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. There are always thousands of people milling around the Quay — both locals and tourists — and there is no shortage of places to either grab a bite to eat, or just sit back with a coffee and people-watch.
By the time the Easter holidays roll around, everyone is ready for a break, and even though it’s usually a four- or five-day break, it goes by fast. If you’re hoping to do something more interesting than just watch TV next Easter holidays, make a plan and be ready, as you’ll want to take advantage of every second. Here are some things to consider when planning your Easter holiday adventure.
Regardless of where you go on your Easter holidays, it’s going to be full of people, as this is the first chance most people have had for a decent break since Christmas. Book as early as you can — especially if you’re travelling with a family or have any special needs — because without somewhere to stay, the holiday will be a disaster. Whether you’re looking for hostels in Perth, serviced apartments in Hobart or accommodation in Brisbane, the golden rule is always the same: book early!
The City2Surf is a 14-kilometre road running race that has been taking place every year in Sydney since 1971. It draws thousands of spectators as well as participants and is one of the most fun days of the year to be in Sydney, as it adds a carnival atmosphere to this beautiful harbour city. The following is a short guide to all the main things you need to know.
If you like to run, this fabulous event is a great way to see the city. Starting in the downtown core of Sydney’s CBD, the run winds its way through the streets, taking in inner city suburbs of Kings Cross, Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Dover Heights, before ending up at the iconic Bondi Beach. This fantastic route takes you past some of Sydney’s most exclusive residences and showcases a large section of spectacular Sydney waterfront. Finishing the run at Bondi is perfect too, as you will want nothing more than to charge into the surf to cool down.