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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

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Pavement Whispers: The Tivoli team announces a revitalisation of Woolloongabba's Princess Theatre
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Pavement Whispers: The Tivoli team announces a revitalisation of Woolloongabba’s Princess Theatre

It's been a tough time for the local live-music industry, but the scene is set to bounce back stronger than ever following the announcement that the team behind storied Fortitude Valley venue The Tivoli has taken over Queensland’s oldest-standing theatre the Princess. The coming months will see the 133-year-old landmark restored to its former glory as a destination for live music and the arts – read on to hear what's planned! more

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Oh captain, my captain – rent a superyacht through boat rental platform Flotespace
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Oh captain, my captain – rent a superyacht through boat rental platform Flotespace

Summer days may have drifted away but that doesn't mean we can't take advantage of everything our sunny state has to offer by getting out on the big blue. However, not all of us are lucky enough to have a boat or even have friends with boats – though this shouldn't stop you from overwater exploring. Enter Flotespace, a new boat rental platform that will have you saying "I'm the captain now". more

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Long-weekend bingeing – grab the popcorn and watch these Netflix picks
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Long-weekend bingeing – grab the popcorn and watch these Netflix picks

The Easter long weekend is here and, thanks to forecasted rain and cancelled plans due to an impending lockdown extension, most of us will be spending a lot of time indoors over the next few days. Perfect conditions for a couch session, if you ask us! Luckily for us, Netflix has just released a bunch of exciting new content, just in time. From wholesome family viewing to female-forward flicks, here are a few Netflix gems that are worth binging. more

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Hop on a hump and have sunset cocktails with camels at Summer Land Farm
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Hop on a hump and have sunset cocktails with camels at Summer Land Farm

Referred to as 'ships of the desert', camels are the long-eyelashed companion that we make friends with on the occasional show day or beach holiday. Unbeknownst to us – until now, that is – there's a whole farm full of these intelligent beauties just a short excursion from the city. It's called Summer Land Farm and it makes for one fun-filled day trip. more

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Peloton is bringing its bougie workout bikes to Australia so get ready to ride like the wind, Bullseye
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Peloton is bringing its bougie workout bikes to Australia so get ready to ride like the wind, Bullseye

When it comes to workouts, we will try just about anything. Sunset pilates in the park, hot (read: sweaty) yoga classes and even cycling classes where the room resembles more of a nightclub than a gym. Those who enjoy hopping on a spin bike have probably heard of American fitness company Peloton, which has a cult-following of riders (4.4 million of them, to be exact) that prefer to get their gym fix without leaving the house. In exciting news for fitness fanatics, the cycle-centric workout platform has just announced that it's making its way to our shores this year. Goodbye, savings, hellloooo abs! more

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Planning or re-planning your big day? Wed your beloved in tropical bliss at Roma Street Parkland
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Planning or re-planning your big day? Wed your beloved in tropical bliss at Roma Street Parkland

Not to state the obvious, but planning a wedding is stressful. Throw a pandemic into the mix and you've got a recipe for, well, more stress. However, it looks like the storm is clearing (did someone say hallelujah?) and brides and grooms to-be can start sending out invites again. If you've bookmarked your nuptials for 2021 and you're currently on the search for the perfect location, we know one inner-city destination where you can walk down the aisle in style – Roma Street Parkland. 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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Indulge in some mindful making at Yeerongpilly's Dabbler Studio
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Indulge in some mindful making at Yeerongpilly’s Dabbler Studio

Is getting creative on your list of 2021 resolutions? If so, you're in luck! Dabbler Studio – a brand-new Yeerongpilly ceramics space – opened in the Station Road Creative Precinct last week, offering all sorts of classes for folks looking to get hands on with a hunk of clay. Operated by a team of makers that boast some formidable skills when it comes to hand-building and moulding, Dabbler is shaping up to be a phenomenal resource for the thriving ceramics community. more

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Brisbane's hotel landscape grows with the opening of Hyatt Regency Brisbane on Queen Street
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Brisbane’s hotel landscape grows with the opening of Hyatt Regency Brisbane on Queen Street

One sure-fire indicator of a city's growth and standing as a tourist hub is its abundance of top-notch hotels. With this metric in mind, Brisbane City has positively flourished in recent years, with a steady influx of globally renowned operators carving out territory in The City. Joining the ranks of Brisbane's cadre of accommodation options is Hyatt Hotels Corporation, which has secured some prime real estate on Queen Street Mall for Hyatt Regency – its first Brisbane location. The hotel opened today, Monday February 1 – take a look inside ... more

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Destination unknown – add some mystery to your next getaway with Wonderlust Escapes
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Destination unknown – add some mystery to your next getaway with Wonderlust Escapes

If there's one thing that is on everyone's Christmas wish-list this year, it's travel (truly, we will go anywhere). With borders reopening and airplanes soaring into the sky more regularly, now is the time to escape for a little vacay. If you want to add a bit of mystery into your next holiday (or just can't be bothered planning all of the minute details), then you'll be happy to hear that there is a new travel service that can take care of planning your trip – Wonderlust Escapes. Dust the cobwebs off your suitcase, and get ready to go on an adventure! more

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Netflix, but make it fancy – Palace Home Cinema is bringing you fine films on demand
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Netflix, but make it fancy – Palace Home Cinema is bringing you fine films on demand

As grateful as we are to streaming services for helping us through the cataclysmic void that 2020 has been, we’ve really been missing the thrill of catching fresh new film releases. One particular movie mecca that true cinephiles have been very keen to return to in the post-COVID world is Palace Cinemas, a beloved beacon of premium indie films and limited-release flicks that you really can’t catch anywhere else in Australia. Well, the clever team at Palace has come up with a brand-new business model that allows movie buffs to get their fix of the latest releases without leaving the house – enter Palace Home Cinema. more

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The round-up: holiday in your home city with these luxe Brisbane staycations
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The round-up: holiday in your home city with these luxe Brisbane staycations

If you're in need of a mini-break from the mundanity of everyday life but don't want to drive to Woop Woop to getaway, Brisbane boasts a huge selection of boujee hotels that are perfect for your next weekend escape. So you can have a holiday without travelling too far, we have sourced the best places to staycay in our beautiful backyard. All you have to do is pack your bags and get ready to relax and rejuvenate in the city! more

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Pawdicures and doggy dinners – treat your fur baby to a luxe sleepover at QT Hotels & Resorts
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Pawdicures and doggy dinners – treat your fur baby to a luxe sleepover at QT Hotels & Resorts

One of the hardest things about pet ownership is that you can't just pack a bag on a whim and escape for the weekend. Logistics of feeding and dog-sitting aside, you know deep down that you are powerless to resist the look – you know the one, the 'please don't leave me' look. If you've put weekends away on the back burner because you can't bear to leave your little mate behind, we have some news that may pique your interest – QT has gone to the dogs (literally) with the introduction of Pup Yeah! fur-friendly stays at its hotels across Australia and New Zealand.  more

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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