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Full steam ahead – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine launches on the Sunshine Coast
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Full steam ahead – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine launches on the Sunshine Coast

Whether it was The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou or just a general passion for the deep sea that first piqued our interest, you're not alone in your desire to jump aboard a submarine. If you harbour an affection for oceanic adventures, you’ll love this next piece of news – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine has launched on the Sunshine Coast! more

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Cannibalistic high schoolers and the return of Carrie Bradshaw  – what to watch in isolation this summer
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Cannibalistic high schoolers and the return of Carrie Bradshaw – what to watch in isolation this summer

When we dreamt of summer 2022, we conjured up images of long days spent soaking up the sun at the beach, balmy nights where the only agenda is bar hopping and trips to far-flung places. However, a couple of factors are blocking us on our path to summer happiness and freedom (we're talking about a certain infectious variant and La Niña), so that means a fair chunk of our time is, once again, spent at home. Never fear, dear readers, as we have your back and have compiled a list of must-watch summer television series. Now, all you have to do is grab the snacks, sit back and relax ... more

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Laneway snip and shave joint Empire Barbering Co. unveils its speakeasy-inspired lounge and retail space
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Laneway snip and shave joint Empire Barbering Co. unveils its speakeasy-inspired lounge and retail space

For some blokes, getting a short back and sides from the local barber is a simple in-and-out process. For others, their semi-regular trip to the barber means much more than a trim – it's an excuse to luxuriate, refresh and relax. Ashgrove-based Empire Barbering Co. garnered a large client base of gents enamoured with its elevated take on follicle-focused service and now the secretive laneway coiffeur has grown with the addition of Floridita Social Club – a bar-inspired extension for appointment-holding clients to linger before or after their snip over a snifter or sudsy brew. more

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Cruise between cities with W Brisbane and JW Marriott Gold Coast's luxe accommodation package
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Cruise between cities with W Brisbane and JW Marriott Gold Coast’s luxe accommodation package

Feeling yourself cracking underneath the end-of-year pressure? Craving a couple of days off to soak up some sunshine and cocktails by the pool? Us too, friend. Combining the best of a staycay with a getaway are hotel giants W Brisbane and JW Marriott Gold Coast, which have teamed up for the ultimate travel package – complete with transfers between the two destinations in a Jaguar. Vroom vroom. more

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Explore all of the wonderful places, experiences and events the city has to offer with Brisbane City Council's brand-new Brisbane app
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Explore all of the wonderful places, experiences and events the city has to offer with Brisbane City Council’s brand-new Brisbane app

Our city is brimming with new restaurants, sipping spots and things to do – and now is as nicer time than ever to jump head-first into all of the goodness Brisbane has to offer. To help you discover (or re-discover) all of the superb places, experiences and events the city boasts, Brisbane City Council has developed a brand-new Brisbane app. Here's how this handy tool works ... more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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There are lots of examples of how society can change behaviours and improve livelihoods, so the tools already exist for how we minimise the impact of these issues and improve ocean health ... ~ Dr. Chris Gillies more
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GoBoat is now setting sail from Breakfast Creek so pack your picnic basket
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GoBoat is now setting sail from Breakfast Creek so pack your picnic basket

If you're a regular stroller of the Riverwalk, you may have spotted a flotilla of shaded grey boats gliding down the water the last few months. These nimble vessels belong to GoBoat, which has been operating from a pop-up dock at Kangaroo Point since April. Now, the electric-boat rental company has found a permanent anchorage at Breakfast Creek, making it easier than ever to hop aboard and enjoy a sun-dappled day out on the water. more

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Long lunches, wine tastings and beer paddles – Kiff & Culture is taking you to Brisbane's best artisan spots
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Long lunches, wine tastings and beer paddles – Kiff & Culture is taking you to Brisbane’s best artisan spots

When it comes to going out on the town, we all have our own bank of tried-and-true spots, and these personal favourites usually go hand in hand with unforgettable memories spent with friends and family over delicious bevvies and bites. If you're keen on adding some new spots into your wining and dining repertoire, then we have an easy solution – Kiff & Culture. Already running food and wine tours out of Byron Bay, the Tweed hinterland and Tamborine Mountain, the tour company has recently launched Brisbane’s first artisan food and drink tour, giving locals a new way to experience the crème de la crème of the city's culinary scene – with a little help from a van. more

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Staycay a little bit more luxuriously with Crystalbrook Vincent's local program
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Staycay a little bit more luxuriously with Crystalbrook Vincent’s local program

With border closures aplenty, there's no better time to bunker down in our beautiful city and explore everything it has to offer. To help you do just this – and in style, might we add – luxe accommodation destination Crystalbrook Vincent has recently launched Crystalbrook Local, a neighbourhood program offering exclusive discounts for residents of the Greater Brisbane area. Keen to stay and play? Read on for all of the juicy deets ... more

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Wizard-like wordsmiths and beloved weather girls – Museum of Brisbane launches its first-ever podcast series, Where I Belong
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Wizard-like wordsmiths and beloved weather girls – Museum of Brisbane launches its first-ever podcast series, Where I Belong

For the last few years, podcasts have quickly become a favourite way to pass the time whilst also learning about something new. Whether they focus on real-life murder mysteries, long-forgotten celebrity dramas or it's just two people having a chat about what's making headlines – podcasts are endlessly entertaining. Enter what will now be our new listening obsession – Museum of Brisbane's brand-new podcast series Where I Belong. more

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Dazzling dramas, rib-tickling rom coms and Hawaiian getaways – the best tv shows to binge in lockdown
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Dazzling dramas, rib-tickling rom coms and Hawaiian getaways – the best tv shows to binge in lockdown

Well, well, well. Another lockdown, another opportunity to kick up our feet and binge some sweet, sweet content. Thankfully, our favourite streaming services have just released a heap of exciting new shows. From dark comedies that will transport you to islands afar to sparkling reboots of old favourites, here are a few streaming gems that are worth binging during lockdown. more

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Hire a hot tub and screen movies in your backyard with help from Tubflix
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Hire a hot tub and screen movies in your backyard with help from Tubflix

After a particularly dry spell of theatrical releases in 2020, we are welcoming the return of the cinema experience in 2021. How we watch our movies has slightly changed though, with many of us preferring to stream films from the comfort of the couch or even going through our old DVD collections to rewatch classics of times past. If you're looking to spice up your viewing escapades, we have stumbled upon an entirely new film experience called Tubflix. Far from your average movie outing, this hot-tub cinema gets delivered straight to your backyard. more

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Massages, rooftop sundowners and luxe digs – make the most of five-star accommodation destination Hotel X with this deal
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Massages, rooftop sundowners and luxe digs – make the most of five-star accommodation destination Hotel X with this deal

With a certain uncertainty looming over our heads still, it seems like a holiday close to home is the best option for those in need of a happiness-boosting break. Dreamy Fortitude Valley accommodation destination Hotel X has got your city staycay plans covered with its newly launched Balance Your Stay and Play package – a lavish escape that will delight the senses. more

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Calling all gamers – Journey of Something is now offering an annual subscription
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Calling all gamers – Journey of Something is now offering an annual subscription

Puzzles made a huge comeback in 2020, with lockdowns aplenty and more or less very little to do. It was a good year for Aussie puzzle company Journey of Something, with its unique puzzles and games becoming a centrepiece on coffee tables across the country. Now the brand is stepping up its game, so to say, with a new quarterly subscription service that allows eager players to get their hands on any two puzzles, kits or games every three months. You'll never be bored again. more

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Beam and Neuron Mobility are the new scooters and bikes in town
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Beam and Neuron Mobility are the new scooters and bikes in town

Whether you simply cannot stomach the surging Uber prices, enjoy feeling the wind in your face or you just want to take a walk – or ride, rather – on the wild side, e-scooters offer a convenient and cost-effective mode of transportation. Our streets are set to see an influx of new rides as Beam and Neuron Mobility brings its scooters and bikes to town. more

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Ahoy, captain! GoBoat sets sail with its electric picnic boat hire pop-up in Kangaroo Point
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Ahoy, captain! GoBoat sets sail with its electric picnic boat hire pop-up in Kangaroo Point

Have you ever daydreamed about what it would be like to cruise along the Brown Snake on your own private boat while sipping on bubbles and grazing on a charcuterie board? Your dreams are about to become a reality friends, as electric-boat rental company GoBoat has finally hit the local waterways – setting up a pop-up dock at Kangaroo Point. Pop on some Rod Stewart and wear your best nautical outfit, because we are going sailing. more

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Heart-warming tales and thrilling page-turners – the Brisbane Writers Festival authors who should be on your radar
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Heart-warming tales and thrilling page-turners – the Brisbane Writers Festival authors who should be on your radar

Our city's seminal literary event celebrating the written word, Brisbane Writers Festival, is returning to State Library of Queensland this year with an exciting hybrid program of more than 100 live and virtual events from May 7–9. Most importantly, this exciting event provides us with a bucket list of authors to discover and books to leaf through. So you know what to add to your bookshelf, we have rounded up a few noteworthy additions authored by literary luminaries who are about to descend on Brisbane for the festival. Here are some reading suggestions that will surely bewitch your brain ... more

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Queensland's first dedicated gin caravan is now taking bookings so get ready to hit the road, Jack
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Queensland’s first dedicated gin caravan is now taking bookings so get ready to hit the road, Jack

With our limited travel options nowadays, it seems like we are all hitting the road in search of a cure for our travel bug. If you count yourself as one of these so-called adventure-seekers, then we know of one super-cute way of travelling that also allows you to enjoy the finer things in life. The spirit slingers at The Botanist Gin and caravan, campervan and motorhome rental platform Camplify have teamed up to launch Queensland's first dedicated gin caravan, offering cocktail lovers the ultimate gin-infused accommodation experience. We'll cheers to that. more