BrisFest 2018


When: 8 – 29 September 2018

Where: All over Brisbane

BrisFest is going to blow your mind with its incredible collection of arts and entertainment, happening this year over 3 huge weeks from 8 - 29 September. With a thrilling program of music, theatre, dance, opera, circus and major public events such as Riverfire it is Brisbane’s event of the year.

Events will include:

  • 6 – 29 September, Life: The Show – The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent
  • 8 – 29 September, Celebrate Brisbane River of Light – Treasury Brisbane Arcade
  • 8 – 29 September, House of Mirrors – Treasury Brisbane Arcade
  • 7 – 9 September, Memorial – QPAC, Playhouse Theatre
  • 8 September, Ball Park Music & San Sisco: OPENING NIGHT - Riverstage
  • 12 – 15 September, Home – QPAC, Playhouse Theatre
  • 15 September, Unknown Mortal Orchestra – The Tivoli
  • 19 – 22 September, En Masse – QPAC, Playhouse Theatre
  • 20 – 22 September, Peter Grimes – QPAC, Concert Hall
  • 26 – 29 September, Horror – QPAC, Playhouse theatre
  • 28 September, Eskimo Joe in Concert with Camerata – QPAC, Concert Hall
  • 29 September, Brisbane Festival CLOSING PARTY – Riverstage
  • 29 September, SUNSUPER RIVERFIRE – South Bank, Cultural Forecourt

Culminating in the festival’s closing night extravaganza on Saturday 29 September with SUNSUPER RIVERFIRE, the biggest pyrotechnic display along Brisbane River.

For more information and a full program of events visit BrisbaneFestival

The Glen Hotel and Suites is just 15minutes to Brisbane CBD, get in early and BOOK your Southern Brisbane Accommodation for the festival with us with free wifi, pool, gym, complimentary secure parking and onsite restaurant.

Chung Tian Temple Serene Gardens


Chan, Zen & Arhat Gardens at the Chung Tian Temple are traditional Chinese gardens with sculptured landscapes and oriental plants surrounding the temples.

Wander through the peaceful and majestic gardens with eighteen Arhat statues throughout the garden area.

Visitors are invited to pay respects and make an offering of incense, candles, flowers and fruit.

Visit the Chung Tian Buddhist Temple for a tea ceremony at the Water Drop Teahouse, visit the Chung Tian Art Gallery, Museum and enjoy the beautiful gardens.

Chung Tian Temple

1034 Underwood Road Priestdale

Open 9am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday

Glen Hotel and Suites offer private and spacious rooms and suites in Eight Mile Plains just 20minutes from Brisbane Airport. Book your Brisbane Accommodation now.

Fun Family Activities and Attractions in Brisbane


Visiting Brisbane with kids both big and small will be a great time for the whole family with a huge range or free, inexpensive and ticketed attractions, activites and events to see and do.

Outdoor Attractions

Looking for great spots to picnic, mountain bike riding, kick a ball, bush walk and get some fresh air, here are some great spots not to be missed.

  • Daisy Hill Conservation Park for picnics, bike riding and bush walks
  • South Bank Parklands, swimming, playgrounds, bbq, picnic areas and entertainment
  • Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre is an interactive experience for visitors, includes Queensland first nature play space with climbing features, water play and discovery trails. Learn about QLD’s frog habitat and the Karawatha Forest, picnic and bbq facilities.
  • Berrinba Wetlands, bbq, bike tracks, picnic facilities, walking tracks, playground, board walk, a world of discovery at the beautiful wetlands.


  • Ice Skating at Ice World in Acacia Ridge and Boondall
  • Roller Skating at Digi Roller Skating Rink in Hillcrest
  • Go Karting at Kingston Park Raceway, 20 Mudgee St Kingston
  • Event Cinemas at Westfield Garden City, Mt Gravatt


The Gabba is the Brisbane cricket grounds and home grounds to AFL stars the Brisbane Lions.

See the Brisbane Lions take on teams from across the country and build the sporting spirit in your kids.

Come November the India Men’s Indian Tour commences at The Gabba November 21, 2018, see Australia play India for the first of the T20 Gillette. It’s perfect family entertainment!

The Gabba is located at Vulture Street Woolloongabba, Brisbane Queensland.


Animal Attractions

  • Daisy Hill Koala Centre - FREE
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – the largest koala sanctuary in the world
  • Sea World Marine Park Gold Coast – Australia’s #1 Marine Park

Brisbane is a first class city with lots of attractions for the whole family, come and discover what Brisbane has to offer.


The Glen Hotel and Suites are located just 20mins from Brisbane Airport and the CBD offering premium accommodation perfect for families with an onsite restaurant, swimming pool, gym and complimentary secure parking. Book your Brisbane Family Accommodation today.

Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run


7 October 2018

Toohey Forest, Brisbane QLD

The Griffith Sport Toohey Trail run is an all terrain bitumen to bush course that will have you running a challenging and scenic trail. Starting from Griffith University Nathan Campus and trailing through the Toohey Forest.

Course options include 5km, 10km and 21.1km half marathon for serious competitors.

The charity of the year is Diabetes Queensland who provide support to Queenslanders living with and at risk of diabetes.

Enter as an individual or part of a team, also family passes are available for the 5km and 10km runs.

Registration early bird prices start from $35 for the 5km.

Get inspired, you can do it! Register for the 2018 Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run.

The Glen Hotel and Suites are perfectly situated just 10mins away, offering king rooms, twin rooms and king suites, for complementary secure parking and onsite dining. Book your Accommodation near Nathan, Brisbane now.

Stay in luxury with our Superior King Rooms


The Glen Hotel and Suites caters for all guests and the Superior King Rooms are perfect for couples and solo travelers.

The Glen Hotel and Suites Superior King Rooms are a studio style room with a luxurious King Size bed for a wonderful nights sleep.

The 40 Inch LED TV provides endless entertainment including Foxtel channels and on demand movies, modern bathroom facilities and complimentary wifi.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Mini bar
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking
  • Opening Windows
  • Pay-per view movies
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator – bar size
  • Shower
  • Tea / coffee making
  • Satellite / Cable
  • 40'' LED TV
  • In room safe
  • USB ports
  • Full length mirror

The Superior King Rooms sleep a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child under 12years.

Rates start from $180/per night*

The Glen Hotel provides onsite dining, you will love Alphonsus Pizza, served in gorgeous undercover al fresco dining. See the Napales Stefano Ferrara stone pizza ovens in action with views of the open kitchen from the dining area.

Book your Superior King Room at the Glen Hotel and Suites today.

*Rates are subject to change at anytime