Brisbane Insider June 2019 - Choose Brisbane


Brisbane Insider June 2019

2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayor’s Forum

More than 1000 business and city leaders from over 100 cities, including representatives from some of the largest businesses in the world, including Bloomberg, Uber, Optus and SAP will be in Brisbane from 7 – 10 July for the 2019APCS.

A purpose-built App will enable you to set up your own business meetings with attendees and you can also take part in exclusive networking opportunities and gain key insights from global business and industry leaders including Mr Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix, and Ms Peggy Liu, Chairperson of the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE).

Other key opportunities include:

To view the program and register, visit

Something Special at The Greek Club

The Greek Club

There’s something special about The Greek Club in Brisbane – it boasts expertise of over 40 years in events, the luxury of a brand-new venue, and a heritage that celebrates flavour, faces and true hospitality. From intimate gatherings to the coming together of many, this is the place memorable events happen, time and again. The Greek Club is also home to acclaimed restaurant Nostimo, headed by the famed flavour maker Chef David Tsirekas.

Brisbane Festival Fire Gardens now on sale

Fire gardens

Tickets to Brisbane Festival’s world-famous Fire Gardens are now on sale for sessions over four nights from 11 – 14 September 2019. The Fire Gardens will transform the City Botanic Gardens into a maze of huge spheres, sculptures and urns, all flickering with flames to its own soundtrack.

To experience Fire Gardens, get your tickets at:

Brisbane hotel capitalises on stunning views with terrific transformation

Pacific Pass Day

The Pacific Hotel Brisbane has undergone a stunning refurbishment which capitalise on views across the Brisbane CBD skyline, overlooking the lush Roma Street Parklands of Spring Hill.

Every accommodation room and suite has direct balcony access with the majority boasting city or park views. The impressive views continue from the 10th floor function venues where the professional events team deliver conferences, meetings, private events and weddings.

From all 179 guest rooms and suites, through to the function rooms, restaurant, bar and swimming pool, the hotel has undergone a magnificent renewal.

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Brisbane Arcade Spring Flower Show set to bloom

Brisbane arcade spring flower show

Brisbane’s grandest heritage shopping arcade, Brisbane Arcade will once again bloom, blossom and ring in Spring when its annual and much-loved Spring Flower Show is staged from Saturday, 31st August to 6th September 2019.

This year marks the Brisbane Arcade’s 95th anniversary as Brisbane’s ‘jewel in the crown’. This theme recognises the Brisbane Arcade’s history of having been the headquarters of Queensland’s royalty of fashion and jewellery. It will give it a distinctly royal flavour with crowns and bejewelled flower installations.

For further information about Brisbane Arcade, visit

Museum of Brisbane turns BAD

BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) has taken over Museum of Brisbane with a multi-dimensional exhibition showcasing both established and emerging artists and designers of Brisbane.

As part of BAD, MoB is thrilled to spearhead bold new commissions from local artists and designers including Justene Williams, Dale Harding, Nicolette Johnson, Craig & Karl, and Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan. [email protected] will also launch new cross-disciplined collaborations between Alexander Lotersztain and Bridie Gillman along with Marc Harrison (Husque) and Jason Bird (Luxxbox).

BAD is free and open until 11 August. Find out more:

Hillstone St Lucia completes corporate makeover


Hillstone St Lucia has completed a raft of refurbishments to make their event spaces even more well-appointed for corporate events.

The changes include a million dollar upgrade to the hundred acre bar restaurant, and refurbishments to the Grand View Room and Library bar spaces.

Hillstone St Lucia have also released a new interactive meetings package, with new imagery, refined menus and all new team-building options.

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Urbane rolls out French Black Truffles

Urbane Truffle dinner

Have you experienced the aromatic winter delicacy of French Black Truffles? To celebrate truffles being in season, Urbane has planned a four-course menu with Terra Preta Truffles on 17th July, which is an evening not to be missed.

Terra Preta Truffles are an award-winning family-run farm based outside of Braidwood in the ACT. The dinner will highlight the sweet, earthy fragrance and savoury characteristics of one of the world’s most unique ingredients.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary School Holiday Program

There are a range of programs being held at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary over the school holidays to keep kids amused and entertained over the break. The experiences are fun while also being educational with something to suit all adventuresome young people. Sign up now.

Sanctuary Sprouts (2-4yrs):

2nd July, 12th July

Junior Keeper for a Day- Junior Joeys (5-8yrs):

3rd July, 11th July

Junior Keeper for a Day- Senior Serpents (8-12yrs)

3rd July, 11th July

Working with Wildlife (13-18yrs):

4th July

Weekends on the lawn at Howard Smith Wharves

Have you made the most of weekends on the lawn at Howard Smith Wharves yet? It’s the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and soak up the sun with an epic river view. Don’t miss the live tunes, food trucks, drinks carts and lawn games on the weekends 29th & 30th of June, and 6th and 7th of July from 1-8pm.

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Abbey Medieval Festival

If you’ve ever wanted to experience what life would have been like in the middle ages, than don’t miss the Abbey Medieval Festival coming next month (13 -14 July). Hosted by the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, the festival is one of Australia’s premier living history events with a family fun week, two medieval banquets and a tournament weekend.

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