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Great deals for a Brisbane summer

THERE'S nothing more delicious than spending an indulgent weekend in the city with friends and family – or flying solo.

Check yourself into a charming boutique hotel in one of the unique urban villages, explore nearby galleries, take time to read the paper over a gourmet coffee and pastries, enjoy a day at the theatre, drop into a hip bar to enjoy live music or shout yourself an indulgent feast by the river before heading home feeling fabulous, rejuvenated and inspired.

A weekend away in Brisbane is the perfect summer getaway – and there’s never been a better time than in the coming weeks to take full advantage of the city’s summer of fun.

Need more convincing? To sweeten the deal even further a range of city hotels, attractions and tourism operators are offering exclusive summer deals to help secure your weekend in the city for a hot price.

Here is a taste of what’s on offer:


Of Love and War

  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, South Bank
  • From 6 November 2010 to 20 February 2011
  • Love, separation, war - come for a trip down memory lane in the State Library’s brilliant new exhibition Of Love and War.
  • Cost: Free

I Dig Dinos

  • Queensland Museum, Cultural Centre, South Bank
  • From 5 to 23 January 2011
  • I Dig Dinos returns to the Queensland Museum with a roar with four levels of activities, live performances, talks, films, tours, trails, fossil displays, a chance to meet the Museum’s dinosaur hunters and T-rex on the Prowl.
  • Cost: $10 per child aged 3-12 years to Activity Zones and Jurassic Joe theatre shows.
  • Adults and children under 3 years are free.

Accommodation Deals

Hilton Brisbane

  • From $189* twin share in a Hilton Deluxe Room
  • Contemporary accommodation, mouth-watering food and luxury surroundings are on offer this summer with Hilton.
  • *Conditions apply and subject to availability.

Park Regis North Quay

  • From $149* per night
  • One Bedroom Apartment Package: Free upgrade to river view room, buffet breakfast for two and late check-out.

Oaks Aurora

  • From $124* per night
  • Brisbane’s tallest building is the best vantage point to enjoy summer events and attractions.
  • *Subject to availability.
  • Rate based on One Bedroom Apartment. Min two-night stay.
  • Valid from 10 December 2010 to 31 January 2011.

Rydges South Bank

  • From $179* per night
  • Package includes overnight accommodation, including full buffet breakfast for two, valet parking, and upgrade.
  • *Subject to availability

Royal on the Park

  • From $169* per room per night
  • Summer Scorcher Package includes accommodation in a Deluxe King or Deluxe Twin room with full buffet breakfast in The Walnut Restaurant and car parking.
  • *Conditions apply and subject to availability.
  • Maximum of two adults and two children (under 15 years) per room.
  • Valid from 10 December 2010 to 31 January 2011.

Emporium Hotel

  • From $225* per night
  • Experience an exquisite summer at Queensland’s Best Luxury Hotel. Escape with overnight accommodation in an indulgent King Suite, use of rooftop lap pool and a choice of one of the following to enhance your summer stay: Valet Parking, Bottle of Sparkling Wine, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries or Complimentary Room Upgrade.
  • *Conditions apply and subject to availability.
  • Valid from 19 December to 31 January 2011.

Sapphire Resort

  • From $89* per night
  • Located in South Brisbane and a short walk from the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, South Bank Parklands and the Cultural Centre comprising Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art Gallery.
  • *Conditions apply and subject to availability.

Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane

  • From $149* per package
  • Stay in this beautiful four and a half star heritage listed hotel overlooking Anzac Square Gardens in the heart of the city.
  • Guests who book packages at Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane during 1 December to 31 January 2011 will receive a complimentary bottle of 115ml French Connection fragrance valued at $49.95.
  • *Conditions apply and subject to availability.

Hotel Urban Brisbane

  • From $119* room only
  • Enjoy affordable luxury and boutique hospitality this summer with Hotel Urban Brisbane.
  • *Conditions apply and subject to availability.

Tangalooma Island Resort

  • From $375* per person, twin share
  • Stay three nights and pay two. This package includes accommodation, breakfast and return launch transfers.
  • Only valid for travel until 24 December 2010 and for new bookings and continuous nights stay. Not valid for travel on public holiday weekends.
  • Price is per person, based on twin share in a standard hotel room.
  • *Subject to availability.

Holiday Deals

Moreton Island Adventure’s Snooze and Snorkel Special

  • $124.50* per person
  • Package includes free car parking at ferry terminal, return transfer onboard Micat, guided snorkelling tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks (subject to tides), overnight accommodation at the Eco Village in Bulwer including linen, plus a picnic lunch, BBQ dinner and continental breakfast.
  • *Subject to availability.

Queensland Rail Holidays – Sunshine Coast to Brisbane

  • Take the Tilt Train to Brisbane from $25.50* ex Sunshine Coast
  • Package is based on one-way full fare economy class fare on the Tilt Train from Cooroy to Brisbane. Bookings must be made a minimum of seven days prior to travel.
  • Valid for travel from 1 November 2010 to 31 January 2011.
  • *Conditions apply and subject to availability.

Queensland Rail Holidays – Rockhampton to Brisbane

  • From $267* ex Rockhampton. Take a friend for free on the Tilt Train.
  • Package includes one-way full fare economy class on the Tilt Train and overnight stay at the Metro Hotel Tower Mill for two adults twin share.
  • Valid for travel from 1 November 2010 to 31 January 2011.
  • *Conditions apply and subject to availability.

For all the great Brisbane events and exclusive accommodation deals through the summer months go to www.visitbrisbane.com.au.

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