Les Clefs d’or

Where Gold Coast - - Contents - By Per­i­cles Yian­nakis CHIEF CONCIERGE, SOF­I­TEL BRIS­BANE CEN­TRAL

LES CLEFS D’OR WEL­COMES you to Queens­land—the Sun­shine State! Sum­mer is al­most here! Novem­ber sees Bris­bane warm­ing up, which means the days be­come more hu­mid, and with that hu­mid­ity come af­ter­noon thun­der­storms, so re­mem­ber to bring your pon­chos and um­brel­las when you go out!

■ There are some great ac­tiv­i­ties for fam­i­lies in Bris­bane to take ad­van­tage of the warmer weather. Jump on the City Hop­per—the free ferry from the Ea­gle Street Pier ter­mi­nal—and take a short trip to River­life Ad­ven­ture Cen­tre, where you can hire a bike, go rock climb­ing, kayak along the Bris­bane River or take a seg­way tour along the river board­walk. The City Hop­per op­er­ates from 6am through to mid­night seven days a week and comes via the Ea­gle Street Pier ter­mi­nal ev­ery 30 min­utes. It trav­els along the Bris­bane River, stop­ping at North Quay, South Bank 3, Mar­itime Mu­seum, Thorn­ton Street, Ea­gle Street Pier, Hol­man Street, Dock­side and Syd­ney Street ter­mi­nals.

■ While you’re in South Bank, don’t miss the op­por­tu­nity to visit the Lyric The­atre at QPAC. From 4 Novem­ber “The Wizard of Oz” is show­ing! Tick­ets are on sale now from qpac.com.au

■ If the weather gets too hot for you, take a dip at Streets Beach, the man-made beach at South Bank Park­lands, and en­joy the Col­lec­tive Mar­kets on the week­end.

■ Keep­ing close to the city, Vic­to­ria Park Golf Com­plex of­fers a great day out for the whole fam­ily. The golf course of­fers sweep­ing views of the CBD while you en­joy a ca­sual round of golf or a heated round of mini golf with the fam­ily. For all you dog lovers, on 4 and 5 Novem­ber the Bris­bane Show­grounds Royal In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre will be over­taken with all things poochy, with ac­tiv­i­ties designed for dog lovers and own­ers alike.

■ 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.

Streets Beach, South Bank Park­lands. Photo: Tourism and Events Queens­land.

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