Brisbane Insider: May 2018

All aboard the Koala Express

Express transfers to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary onboard Mirimar Cruises are now available. The Koala Express will take you to Lone Pine Sanctuary, a Brisbane must-do activity, in 40 minutes from the CBD. No commentary is offered on this trip, but the captain will stop for photo opportunities at some iconic points along the way. Book online.

Brisbane’s newest boutique hotel opens

Ovolo Inchcolm

The team behind two of Australia’s top-rated hotels recently launched its newest boutique hotel, Ovolo Inchcolm. The Inchcolm site was once home to a medical practice in the 1920s and has been lovingly refurbished to showcase the building’s heritage. The attention to detail in the design has been carried through to the Art Deco-inspired restaurant and bar, Salon de Co. The Ovolo Inchcolm will whisk you off to far-away places.

Australia’s most awarded AV company lands exciting Brisbane contract

Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves has appointed company Scene Change as its onsite technical partner for the venue. Set to open in 2018, Howard Smith Wharves will offer remarkable views of the city skyline and Story Bridge, amid a riverfront precinct with a range of event spaces. Scene Change will install a wide range of advanced technology, including a 14m LED screen in the precinct’s largest event space, an 1100sqm exhibition building. Learn more about this exciting precinct here.

Queensland Ballet at Spicers Retreats

Spicers Retreats in the Scenic Rim has put together some exclusive experiences for 2018. If the breathtaking beauty of the Scenic Rim region isn’t enough, make sure you secure a ticket to one of three exclusive weekends filled with gourmet food and wine, intimate performances and one-on-one interactions with Li Cunxin and the Queensland Ballet.

Tickets are strictly limited and retreats will be closed for exclusive use over these weekends.

New ways to cruise the river

Riverlife Brisbane is bringing the city a new way to get around. URB-E is a lightweight, foldable, electric vehicle, setting a new benchmark for foldable urban transportation. Book online for a test ride of an URB-E with the Riverlife team.

Glamping on Straddie

Minjerribah tents

Straddie Camping has renamed to Minjerribah Camping, and has some great new offerings. Bell-shaped glamping tents are available and come already made up for you, complete with cotton sheets, bamboo deck chairs and a mattress on wooden pallets. Set in its own grove of shady trees, the mini village of glamping tents provides a perfect way of connecting with nature, while raising both the convenience and comfort levels. For more info on camping options at Adder Rock, Point Lookout, check online.