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Warrior playgrounds, frisbee golf and sun-soaked picnic spots – the best parks to explore in Brisbane
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Warrior playgrounds, frisbee golf and sun-soaked picnic spots – the best parks to explore in Brisbane

Sometimes it's good to get out and about for some fresh air – and there's no better place to do this than at a park! Brisbane is home to more than 2100 parks – all with unique locations, facilities and gardens. If you've been itching to explore some of Brisbane's natural surrounds, we've put together a round-up of Brisbane's best parks – from New Farm to The City, South Bank and beyond. more

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Catch all of the cuteness of Phillip Island's Penguin Parade via the park's live stream
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Catch all of the cuteness of Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade via the park’s live stream

Things are feeling pretty heavy right about now so if you're in need of a little light-hearted awwww moment, we highly suggest you set a reminder for 6:00 pm AEST to tune in to Phillip Island's livestream of its world-famous Penguin Parade. Live Penguin TV officially launched on Tuesday August 25 to a modest audience of 771,000 viewers who simply couldn't get enough of the adorable seabirds. more

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The Weekend Series: relax to the max – treat yourself at these roadtrip-worthy day spas
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The Weekend Series: relax to the max – treat yourself at these roadtrip-worthy day spas

Let’s just all agree that this year has been a pretty wild ride, which has probably (definitely) taken a toll on your soul and left your skin looking and feeling a little bit ordinary. The importance of carving out time for self care during times of increased stress cannot be understated – it’s not only good for your physical wellbeing but it’s imperative to keep your emotional and mental health in check. Sure, there are an abundance of day spas and salons within close proximity to your house but sometimes the very act of getting in the car and driving out of town for the day can be relaxing in itself. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some excellent day spas in Southeast Queensland and beyond so you can truly make a day (or night) of it – massages, facials, treatments, coffee, and most importantly, time to yourself – sounds pretty darn great to us! more

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Discover a whole new world at Australia's first underwater museum
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Discover a whole new world at Australia’s first underwater museum

Life on land is feeling pretty overwhelming right about now so consider this your official invitation to dive deep and live out your mermaid dreams whilst exploring the newest exhibition at Museum of Underwater Art (MoUA). From August 1, Coral Greenhouse is officially open to visitors giving recreational divers and snorkelers the first peek at the colossal installation. Weighing in at more than 58 tonnes, Coral Greenhouse is the first-ever underwater building created by world-famous underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor as a means to open debate about our relationship to our seas and highlight the importance of conserving them. more

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Grow your own produce (and a green thumb) with airgarden
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Grow your own produce (and a green thumb) with airgarden

If you jumped on the gardening bandwagon during the last few months, you likely learned the saying that 'it ain't all sunshine and roses' rings very true. With the knowledge that growing your own greenery isn’t as easy as it looks, brother and sister team Tom and Prue Bauer decided to take matters into their own hands. Inspired by horticulturist-approved technology, the pair nurtured and grew a leaf-covered solution – airgarden – an easy-to-use aeroponic garden that will help prospective fresh-produce growers to sprout up to 150 fruits and vegetables in less than one square metre of space. more

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Go crate digging at Paddington's new record emporium Dutch Vinyl
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Go crate digging at Paddington’s new record emporium Dutch Vinyl

Any music lover or audiophile will tell you that there's no sweeter feeling than lightly dropping the needle on a brand-new record. Although the act of buying a physical release might seem like an outdated way of digesting tunes to some, vinyl records have continued to increase in popularity and so too have record stores. Last weekend Paddington welcomed a brand new music house called Dutch Vinyl, a Melbourne-born business that has expanded north, bringing with it a curated collection of new and old records and an atmosphere that makes flipping through wax an immeasurably enjoyable experience. more

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In need of a city escape? Unwind with a luxe daycay at The Calile Hotel
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In need of a city escape? Unwind with a luxe daycay at The Calile Hotel

Coming into the second half of 2020, it's more than justifiable to say that we all deserve a little holiday. Whether it's time spent sun-baking by the pool, sipping on mimosas or just taking a good ol' nap, a relaxing getaway works wonders for your wellbeing. If a small break to boost happiness is what you've been dreaming of then we have got some good news for you. Reopening its doors earlier this week, The Calile Hotel has got your city staycay plans covered with its newly launched A Day With Calile package – eight hours of total luxury spent at the dreamy Fortitude Valley gem. more

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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week
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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team’s top picks for the week

What a year, huh? Today is the last day of June and we feel like we can't believe half the year is over already, but we're also surprised it's not December. Ah 2020, the shortest, longest year of our lives. A lot has happened already this year (and continues to be happening) and it's pretty easy to become overwhelmed with the constant influx of news and information. The Weekend Edition has been with you every step of the way and we're not going anywhere – we're here to guide you through our new normal as well. One thing is for certain – 2020 has been a time to pause and reflect. We are embracing this time of reflection and using it to discover and engage with new things – and we're taking you on that journey with us. Each week we're sharing with you the books, music, TV shows, podcasts, food and more that The Weekend Edition team is enjoying and learning from, to take them from… more


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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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Go forth and break stuff at Brisbane's first smash room aptly named Rage Cage
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Go forth and break stuff at Brisbane’s first smash room aptly named Rage Cage

Here's the thing about being human – sometimes it sucks. Anger doesn't discriminate, which means that from time to time, we all feel rage bubbling away under the surface and suddenly Limp Bizkit's 'Break Stuff' seems profound and prophetic. The problem, however, is that society tends to frown upon indiscriminate vandalism and we can't just go around breaking things every time we feel angry ... or can we? Brisbane, say hello to Rage Cage. more

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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week
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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team’s top picks for the week

This year has been a wild ride so far. Between fires, floods, a global pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter movement – it's pretty easy to become overwhelmed with the constant influx of news and information. As we begin to step out of isolation and find our new normal, The Weekend Edition is continuing to help you through these crazy times, whether you need a quick update on the COVID19 situation, or resources to continue your journey of becoming an anti-racist ally. We are embracing this time of reflection and using it to discover and engage with new things – and we'd love to take you on that journey with us. Each week we'll share with you the books, music, TV shows, podcasts, food and more that The Weekend Edition team is enjoying and learning from, to take them from our homes to yours. Here is volume three of The Weekly Special – The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week. more

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Pack your bags – Jetstar is selling $19 domestic flights
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Pack your bags – Jetstar is selling $19 domestic flights

Look, 2020 hasn't been a great year for travelling. Feelings of wanderlust have been dimmed by government-enforced travel bans and globe-trotting holidays seem a distant memory. To help us start to live life a little more normally again and to lend a helping hand to Australia’s struggling tourism industry, JetStar is hawking a massive list of discounted domestic flights and special deals. The best part? You can lock these flights into your travel itinerary right now. more

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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week
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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team’s top picks for the week

It's ok to feel a little lost at the moment. There is a lot going on in the world, plus we're trying to adapt to our new 'normal' as we slowly emerge from self-isolation. The Weekend Edition is continuing to help you through these crazy times, whether you need assistance dissecting what on Earth our Prime Minister is trying to say, or a starting point to educate yourself in becoming an anti-racist ally. We are embracing this time of reflection and using it to discover and engage with new things – and we'd love to take you on that journey with us. Each week we'll share with you the books, music, TV shows, podcasts, food and more that The Weekend Edition team is enjoying and learning from, to take them from our homes to yours. Here is volume two of The Weekly Special – The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week. more

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Get active – here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane
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Get active – here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane

With the world around us slowly returning to some sense of normalcy, our fitness routines will (hopefully) follow suit. With most gyms reopening as restrictions ease, our time to limber up and start training again has arrived. So you can get back into a regular routine, we've found some of the funnest places in Brisbane to work out – from gyms that resemble beat-blaring nightclubs to secret studios in swimming clubs and some super-exciting bun-burning classes. Here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane, so you can make like Fergie and "be up in the gym just working on my fitness". more

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Choc-tops, popcorn and blockbuster flicks – Palace Cinemas is reopening its doors
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Choc-tops, popcorn and blockbuster flicks – Palace Cinemas is reopening its doors

The enticing scent of buttered kernels wafts through the air, as you pass movie posters and near the cinema entrance. You find yourself sitting in a cushy reclining leather chair where you dig into your bag to find a packet of Maltesers just waiting to be devoured. Then, the big screen in front of you lights up and it's showtime, baby. Sounds like a dream? Well, fellow film lovers, this experience will soon be reality again, as Palace Cinemas has locked in a date to reopen. more

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Doggos day out – fur babies are now allowed on Brisbane River ferries
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Doggos day out – fur babies are now allowed on Brisbane River ferries

As we humans have struggled our way through isolation, our four-legged friends have lapped up every single second having us home alllll of the time. In fact, it's entirely possible that they are the only ones on the planet that aren't relieved about the COVID19 restrictions easing but we have some exciting news for those who like to get out and about with their little mates – as of June 1, you can now take your pupper pal on Brisbane River ferries including CityCats. Now you have no excuse for leaving their cute heads behind. more

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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week
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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team’s top picks for the week

It's been a wild couple of months staying indoors, with the world around us in a state that we've never seen in our lifetime. The Weekend Edition has been with you every step of the way, from dissecting confusing restriction advice to telling you just how many 80s-style aerobic workouts you can do from your lounge room. As Queensland starts to reopen to Queenslanders, we're in a bit of a state of limbo – we're allowed out, we're starting to regain a bit of the life we used to live, but with restrictions around us. For us, our mandatory slow down has been a bit of a blessing in disguise – it's encouraged us to stop and reflect on things we've perhaps been too busy to notice or do in the past. We've had more 'me time', which has allowed us to discover and engage with new things. This is something we are making an effort to continue to do as we slowly reemerge into the outside… more

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Need a ride? Uber is trialling world-first Uber Rent right here in Brisbane
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Need a ride? Uber is trialling world-first Uber Rent right here in Brisbane

One of the best things about city living is not having to own a car and keep on top of rego, maintenance and insurance of said car. The downside to not having your own set of wheels is that sometimes simple things like a trip to Ikea can be problematic because flat-pack furniture and public transport is definitely a no-go. Well, fellow city dwellers, we have some excellent news, in a world first, the renowned ride-sharing service Uber is trialling Uber Rent – a new feature that allows users to rent a car directly through the app.  more

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Make the most of Queensland's easing restrictions and frolic with alpacas through the vineyards
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Make the most of Queensland’s easing restrictions and frolic with alpacas through the vineyards

As a result of coronavirus, we've been confined to our homes and suburbs for longer than we'd care to think about but as of June 1, Queensland is open to Queenslanders! Yes, friends, we can officially bust out of isolation and explore this great state and what better way to do that than with a picnic with a couple of cheeky alpacas? That was rhetorical, obviously, because there is literally no better way to celebrate the easing restrictions. more

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Penthouse dining, private screenings and personal concerts – here are the once-in-a-lifetime experiences to book in Brisbane
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Penthouse dining, private screenings and personal concerts – here are the once-in-a-lifetime experiences to book in Brisbane

One of the positive consequences of the coronavirus restrictions is how imaginative and creative Brisbane's hospitality and entertainment industries have been. Restaurants have pivoted to takeaway, bars have transformed into bottle-o's and some very generous people have lent a helping hand to those in need. There has also been a bounty of some very special experiences that have come together during the pandemic, and we can't wait to book ourselves in. From sky-high dining in penthouse suites and picnics with alpacas to private concerts and pasta-making classes with award-winning chefs, here are some once-in-a-lifetime experiences happening in and around Brisbane. more

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Work that couch groove – the best new streaming shows to see you through winter
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Work that couch groove – the best new streaming shows to see you through winter

We're not going to beat around the bush here – it's cold outside and there's a global pandemic going on, so that's more than enough reason for us to get cosy, crack a red, order food from our favourite restaurant(s) and settle in for a solid session of TV time. Sounds pretty excellent doesn't it? The only problem with that plan is that with so many different streaming services available, just finding something good to watch can be half the battle. Plus, iso means we're reallllyyyy churning through those series faster than ever before. Well friends, good news. There are a bunch of new streaming shows and movies on their way to your screens very soon – and we've picked the best ones for you. more