Where Brisbane - - Les Clefs D’or - By Per­i­cles Yian­nakis

LES CLEFS D’OR WEL­COMES you to Queens­land, the Sun­shine State—and what a time to come and visit!

Spring has well and truly sprung! This is my favourite time of year. In spring you can ex­pect cool morn­ings and evenings, with clear crisp days. This kind of weather is per­fect for what Bris­bane has to of­fer this month. If you visit the City Botanic Gar­dens, New Farm Park, Kan­ga­roo Point and the Roma Street Park­lands dur­ing Oc­to­ber, you will find your­self in the com­pany of the most beau­ti­ful jacaranda trees in full blos­som. These Brazil­ian beau­ties pro­vide a pic­turesque back­drop to any photo so take full ad­van­tage of the time of the year, go and ex­plore and dis­cover just how beau­ti­ful Bris­bane is!

■ This month we cel­e­brate Ok­to­ber­fest, a fes­ti­val of Ger­man cul­ture and tra­di­tion. This event at­tracted over 40,000 peo­ple last year. From 6–8 and 13–15 Oc­to­ber, the Bris­bane Show­grounds play host to Ok­to­ber­fest. A fam­ily-friendly event, Ok­to­ber­fest show­cases the best in Ger­man craft beer, de­li­cious Ger­man sausages and pret­zels, as well as singing and danc­ing shows to keep ev­ery­one en­ter­tained. So, put on your leder­ho­sen and dirndl and get into the spirit! For more in­for­ma­tion, visit ok­to­ber­fest­bris­bane.com.au or see your ho­tel concierge.

■ Rugby union fans won’t want to miss the Qan­tas Wal­la­bies as they take on the New Zealand All Blacks at Sun­corp Sta­dium on 21 Oc­to­ber at 7pm. To se­cure your tick­ets to­day visit tick­etek. com.au or ask your ho­tel concierge. This will be a sell-out event, so if you do miss out on tick­ets you can still make your way to Cax­ton Street and join in the at­mos­phere of a game night in this pop­u­lar bar precinct of Bris­bane.

■ Should you ap­proach your concierge desk and be greeted by a mem­ber of Les Clefs d’or, you will in­stantly recog­nise the golden keys worn on their lapels. This is a sym­bol that you will re­ceive only the best ad­vice for your stay. Mem­bers of Les Clefs d’or are well net­worked not only in their city, but around the world, and can help you with any re­quest, no mat­ter how big or small. I en­cour­age you to have a con­ver­sa­tion with them and pick their brains; I prom­ise you will not be left unim­pressed.

New Farm, Bris­bane. Photo: Jac­qui Mar­tin/shutterstock.

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