Quality Hotel Airport International
528 Kingsford Smith Dr.
Brisbane, QL 4007
Phone: (61) 7 32686388
Fax: (61) 7 32687395
Brisbane's premier racecourse comes alive during the Summer and Winter Carnival seasons. Fine, fashionable and sometimes outrageous styles are always on exhibition as society converges to enjoy the sport of kings. A great way to spend a day being treated royally in the company of some of Brisbane's most illustrious citizens, you can make a punt here and there as well as enjoy the fully serviced bar facilities provided at the track. As racing is seasonal and dependent on the weather, be sure to check with the track administration for racing event dates.
Founded in 1920, the prestigious Royal Queensland Golf Club was developed on land that originally consisted of a number of islets, surrounded by a mangrove swamp. Over the years it has matured into one of Australia's leading courses, establishing strong links with the Royal and Ancient Club at St. Andrews. The Club hosts the annual PGA Tour of Australasia Tournament Players Championship (late November or early December) and has held three Australian Open Championships.
Located in the parklands close to the city, Brisbane Table Tennis Association is a complex specifically designed for the needs of table tennis players. With 21 International Table Tennis Federation certified tables, undercover parking, air-conditioned players lounge and canteen facilities, this is a well-serviced club. Membership is not required for social play.
Rocksports is home to one of the best indoor bouldering caves in Australia. Whether you are a complete novice or seasoned climber, Rocksports has a challenge for you. With over a 100 climbs, Rocksports is not only the best but also the biggest. There is tuition available for first timers and excellent Pro Shop facilities for those aiming to take their climbing to the next level. A reasonable price will get you will get you boots, a harness and unlimited climbing time, so make sure you have lots of energy before hitting the walls.
Looking for a quick dip after your business meeting, or a place to take the kids swimming that is within minutes of the City? Then head to Centenary Pool where the heated Olympic swimming pool is open all year. Aquarobics, swimming classes and hydrotherapy are available for locals and visitors. Centenary Pool boasts the only outdoor diving facility in Brisbane. The diving platform and boards are open to the public on weekends. The Splash Café serves healthy food and the Centre features unique conference facilities.
About 15-minutes walk from the city, Victoria Park Golf Course featured predominantly in the Brisbane festival of golf tournament. Brisbane City Council owns this recently renovated 18-hole course. After a game, many golfers head to the newly refurbished clubhouse for a lunchtime snack, or to play the poker machines. Motorized carts and conference facilities are also available.
How do you entertain the kids on those days when the temperature soars or the rain will not stop? Take them to Lollipops Playland, an exciting indoor adventure playground for children up to 11 years old. Your kids can climb, slide, ride, dress-up or do puzzles in this colorful, safe environment. Socks must be worn, so bring your own, buy or hire them. Adults can relax in the cafe and separate party rooms are available. Frequent player passes available at discounted rates.
Saturdays come alive at the Metropolitan Districts Netball Associations grounds in Coorparoo. The three hard court specialist netball courts always have teams playing fast and furious netball and there is never a lack of spectators. Mixed social teams also play on Wednesday nights so if you want to try your hand at a truly Australian sport, you are encouraged to join a team.
With such a diversity of bushwalking opportunities in Queensland, tagging along with an established group is the best way to get the most out of your adventure. Established in 1948, the Brisbane Bushwalking Group has considerable knowledge of the areas around Brisbane and the South East. Safety is an ongoing concern and they offer training in rock confidence, first aid and navigation.
If you ever wanted to experience fun and excitement of the great outdoors in Brisbane, Riverlife Adventures will definitely be your calling. This place allows you to experience kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, and biking. You can choose amongst these adventures, whether you are a pro or just starting out for the first time. Daytime guided kayaking adventures are available, along with the ability to rent a kayak of your own. You can also rent out bicycles and roller blades, so you can explore the City Botanic Gardens, and ride along the river to connect to the RiverWalk. Be sure to call ahead for reservations, and take note that kayaking and rock climbing will not be available to those seven years or younger.
One of the more elegant and peaceful ways of getting around Brisbane is hopping aboard a CityCat Ferry. Additionally, this is probably the most affordable and flexible way to see Brisbane City. If there is a destination that interests you, you can get off and walk there, and getting back on at your leisure without any additional extra cost. Even though there was recently a huge flood all around Brisbane, there are still plenty of functional stops that will help you see this wonderful city.
At Laserforce, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to enter a futuristic battleground for an exciting laser tag game. Score points by zapping enemy forces, evading the dreaded Warbots and avoiding friendly fire. The battleground is a 600 square metre, darkened maze set on two floors. Players wear battle suits linked to a real-time system, which automatically updates scores. Shoulder mounted speakers produce speech messages and sound effects throughout the game. Beginners and experts can play together as individuals or in teams. Bookings are essential.