Brisbane Insider: July 2018
Adina Hotel opening
The stunning new Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane has opened on George Street. The hotel sits in a grand heritage-listed building, just minutes walking distance from Queen Street Mall. Another very welcome addition to Brisbane’s hotel offering.
New glow for GOMA
The long-awaited light installation has launched at GOMA. Every evening from sunset to midnight, the eastern and southern façades of the gallery is illuminated with shifting patterns of coloured light. GOMA commissioned leading international light artist James Turrell to mark their tenth anniversary.
Lone Pine leads the way
It’s been a big month for Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The Brisbane Koala Science Institute, a world-class koala science and research facility, recently opened with the facility featuring a research laboratory and a ‘Koala Biobank’ (koala genetic depository). Lone Pine also launched an Australian first with a new ‘rofalconry’ introduced into the Raptor Show. Rafalconry is a new training concept featuring robotic prey, allowing the resident falcons to hone their aerial-hunting skills.
Night at the Museum
Pack your pajamas because Queensland Museum is hosting a sleepover during National Science Week. For one night only on 18 August you’ll be able to explore the entire museum via torchlight and then wind down with some tucker and a before-bed movie.
If a sleepover isn’t your thing try the night time learning adventure on 10 August, where you can see the entire museum collection after dark, including the Egyptian Mummies family trail.
Wine and Dine at Otto
Otto is hosting a special event on Wednesday 25 July, where you will be guided through their winter menu paired with Tyrrell’s Wines new release of their iconic Vat range. Book now.
Night Noodle Markets
The anticipated Night Noodle Market returns to South Bank from 25 July to 5 August, setting Brisbane alight with the smells, sights and sounds of more than twenty Asian food stalls. Bring an appetite, because there’ll be plenty you want to sample.
Australian Virtual Reality Film Festival
Here’s a film festival with a twist. From 21 to 26 August, Brisbane Powerhouse will host the Australian Virtual Reality Film Festival, where you can immerse yourself in the world’s most spectacular virtual reality short films, music videos and documentaries. Tickets on sale now.
Yeeha at Brisbane Racing Club
Round up the family for the Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday 28 July. There’ll be plenty to keep the little one’s entertained, including a special Children’s and Teddies’ Fashion on the Field.
But it’s not all racing at Brisbane Racing Club. On Saturday 4 August, Eagle Farm Racecourse will host a candlelit feast, complete with 1,000 candles and a magician. Tickets include a fine dining three course meal.
Or for something a little rowdier, get your boots ready for Brisbane Racing Club’s Country Music weekend, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September. Don’t miss the rodeo, live bands or the chance to camp on the in-field.
EKKA 10 -19 August
In the blink of an eye you’ll have your chance to sample strawberry icecreams once again, with the Ekka returning from 10 to 19 August. Tickets available online and at the gate.