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09June

Walk Brisbane Favourites – Markets

Welcome to the Our Favourites series, Issue #001!  Over the next few months we are going to share  with you a series of articles that provide succinct lists of the very best Brisbane has to offer. We will cover a range of subjects – from the most interesting museums, great shops, restaurants, local markets, to where you can snag the best espresso.

To kick off: our favourite markets in and around the Brisbane CBD.  We have enlisted the help of our guides and few locals too.  Let’s get started! Read More »

09May

Looking for the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Idea?

Thinking of the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be difficult; there are only so many ‘Best Mum’ mugs one should have.

Which is why, with only a few days left before the big day (queue panic mode), we’ve put together a list of Mother’s Day ideas to help you out!  

Over here at Walk Brisbane we obviously believe in the importance of getting out and about, and making memories with a hat on your head and legs at the ready.  We have three tours that are perfect Mother’s Day gifts.  

All of our tours are available as gift vouchers.  Don’t just get one for Mum, buy one for you as well and you can enjoy the experiences together!

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Our highly popular three-hour City Essentials Tour is available 7 days a week.  You’ll be out and about by 9:30am, enjoying the sights and sounds of a fresh new Brisbane day.  There are stops for the young and the old along the way, and we guarantee you will learn something that you just didn’t know about your city.  We finish up at the picturesque Eagle Street Pier, where our guide will recommend the best lunch spots in the area.  

If art is more Mum’s thing we have our Art and Design Tour for those interested in the cultural side of the city. You’ll be exposed to Brisbane’s open-air art scene, including murals, sculptures, and rogue street art. You’ll learn about each piece and hear the interesting stories associated with them. Our tour guide will also give plenty of recommendations on art galleries and the best food/art spots. You’ll finish the tour at GOMA where you can wander through the galleries, or if you feel like spending the rest of the day out doors, Southbank is a short stroll away.  Available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

Finally, our Laneways and Cafe Tour This afternoon tour, which begins at 1.30pm is available Tuesday – Friday.  You will be taken on a tasting trip through the streets of Brisbane. You’ll stop at selected laneway cafes, talk to passionate owners and baristas, and enjoy drinks at every corner. There’ll be plenty of food recommendations given, delicious bites consumed, and you’ll get to know the city as you walk.

 We can’t wait to see you and make this Mother’s Day gift one she won’t forget!

06April

Meet Lucy: Walk Brisbane Walking Tour’s Newest Fan!

One of the best parts of a job like ours is meeting a wide variety of people. A week ago on our City Essentials Tour, we met seasoned traveller and proud Melbournite, Lucy Firman. She is no stranger to a city walking tour, and was (she will agree), a little sceptical of what a former ‘country-city’ like Brisbane had to offer.  Lucy has kindly agreed to give a recap of her experience. Enjoy!

Meet Lucy Firman

“Hi! My name is Lucy Firman. Technically I’m from Melbourne, but have lived here, there, and everywhere! I love to travel, and am a bit of an obsessive city walking tour geek when I travel overseas. It’s the best way to get to know a new city, but I never thought I’d go on a walking tour of Brisbane.  Partly because I didn’t think they existed, and partly because after walking the streets of Tangier, I didn’t think that Brisbane would hold much mystery or interest for me. No offence to all you proud Queenslanders, but your city hasn’t always been given the reputation it deserves! 

But after stumbling across Walk Brisbane’s website, my curiosity was piqued. Why not – I figured? I was probably going to spend three hours wandering around aimlessly on my own anyway, (or binge-watching the latest season of Stranger Things – I’m so behind!), so it seemed like the better choice! Read More »

16March

French Film Festival – Now In Brisbane

Brisbane French Film Festival

In honour of the recent 90th Academy Awards, we’d like to talk everything film, cinema and art! 

Fun Fact #1:

Brisbane has a pretty exciting range of cinematic experiences on offer – from affordable flicks to luxury nights out! (Keep reading for more info)

Fun Fact #2:

Maurice Chevalier was the first French actor to be nominated for an Oscar in 1929. Since then, French cinema has won hundreds of Oscars over the years. Read More »

01March

Street Art in Brisbane – A Cultural Treasure Trove

From bawdy murals in sixth-century Pompeii, to East Harlem’s Wall of Fame in New York, it’s hard to ignore the impact street art has had on the socio-political climate, and art-culture of the world.

 

In almost every age of history humans have been eager to leave their mark, (We’re sure you’re all familiar with the hurried scratchings left by starry-eyed teenagers on the back of the public-toilet-door).   But when you think of street art, what are the places that come to mind?  Who are the artists?  Basquiat in New York?  Pez in Barcelona?  The latest Banksy?

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15February

Urban Wine Walk – now it’s Brisbane’s turn!

Urban Wine Walk

Perhaps the only thing that can turn a great walking tour into a fantastic one, is the chance to sample some delicious drinks. This is why we’re busy adding the finishing touches to our very own Small Bars tour.  In the meantime, why not join the 2018 Urban Wine Walk  and get a taste of what Brisbane has to offer?  Often hidden in the back-streets, Brisbane is home to a plethora of interesting and innovative bars and restaurants; and they stock some of the tastiest Australian wines to boot.    Read More »

14February

Brisbane Open House Program – 2018

Brisbane Open House,  part of  the Open House Worldwide Family is on again for 2018. 

In its ninth year,  Brisbane Open House will be held between 13 – 14 October 2018 and showcases many of Brisbane’s buildings to the public.  These include historical landmarks, heritage listed buildings, museums, churches, office buildings and even bridges. Many of these may not normally be accessible by members of the public.

The annual event grows in popularity each year with over 70 buildings  taking part this year. 

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03September

September is Festival Month in Brisbane

September each year sees the arrival of not only a welcome spring but of the Brisbane Festival.  

This annual international arts festival will be held at various Brisbane locations between 3 – 24 September 2016.  Emerging from the popular Warana Festival, first held in 1961, the festival continues to grow in its appeal to locals and visitors from across the world.

There is something for everyone, from Cabaret to Opera, Circus to Film and everything in between.   Families are well catered for, and many activities are free. 

The three -week long festival will culminate in the spectacular  Sunsuper Riverfire fireworks display, all set to music chosen by Brisbanites.  A highlight of the   display will be an aerobatics display performed by the Australian Defence Force and RAAF Super Hornet and Army helicopter displays. (Availability of ADF equipment and aircraft including Super Hornets and helicopters is subject to operational requirements.)

If you are visiting Brisbane during September, make sure you put aside some time to enjoy the festivities.

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12July

Southbank Regional Flavour Festival

This weekend sees the return of the annual Southbank Regional Flavour Festival.

The festival, which is a becoming an annual July must do, is being tipped to be bigger and better than ever this year. Cooking demonstrations, markets, kids activities ensure there is something for everyone.

The options are endless; Maggie Beer, George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and Georgia Barnes will all be doing demonstrations and book signings. Or, see our local Queensland celebrities Alistair McLeod and Matt Golinski.

There is also free music, 80 stallholders and food trucks, beer, wine and kid’s activities.

Head on over to Southbank either Saturday 16 or Sunday 17 July to join in the fun.

It’s all free!!

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20April

Free Wifi in Brisbane – where to find it

When you’re travelling the last thing you want is a big data bill when you return home. Fortunately, Brisbane has plenty of free wifi options so be sure to bring your smart phone, tablet and laptop.  

When you are on a walking tour with Walk Brisbane we offer our guests free use of our Wi-Fi, but for other times here’s our favourite spots in the Brisbane City Centre:

 

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