Boggo Road Goal Tour

Experience one of Australia’s most notorious prisons with a Boggo Road Gaol Tour. There are a selection of three intriguing tours to choose from including the history of Boggo Road Gaol, the ex-inmate/ex-officer tour and the very scary Boggo Road Gaol Ghost Tour.

 

During the tour you will discover how the gaol was synonymous with rooftop riots, hunger strikes, protests and escapes. Boggo  incarcerated many infamous inmates, including the Whiskey Au Go Go firebombers – John Andrew Stuart and James Richard Finch, as well as the ‘Houdini of Boggo Road’, Slim Halliday – who escaped twice.

The gaol is located at Annerley Road, Dutton Park and is open 7 days a week. 90 minute tours run twice daily. For more information regarding the tours visit Boggo Road Gaol

 

Boggo Road Gaol is less than 13km from Glen Hotel & Suites in Eight Mile Plains Brisbane. Our family run accommodation offers comfortable and modern rooms and suites with complimentary guest parking, free Wi-Fi and onsite dining. Book your South Brisbane Accommodation now.

Tennis Brisbane International

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When: 30 December to 6 January 2019

Where: Queensland Tennis Centre, Tennyson

Presented to you by Suncorp, you can watch some of the world’s best tennis players in action at the Brisbane International Tennis tournament from 30 December to 6 January 2019.

With world Number 1. Rafael Nadal confirmed to play in the 2019 Brisbane International! The seventeen time grand-slam champion is electrifying to see on the court.

 

Plus Australia's very own John Millman has confirmed he will kick off his summer season at his favrouite venue in his home city, the Pat Rafter arena at Brisbane International where it's forecast he will be attracting big crowds for his matches.

The Brisbane International 2019 will be held at Queensland Tennis Centre at Tennyson, tickets are on now sale through Ticketek.

Handy tip - Ticket holders can travel free of charge to and from the Tennis Centre with Queensland Rail or Brisbane Transport bus services.

The Glen Hotel and Suites in Southern Brisbane is ideally situated for the Brisbane International Tennis, offering modern and well-appointed rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi, swimming pool and guest parking. Book your Brisbane International Accommodation now.

Fun Outdoor Activities Around Brisbane

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Staying in and around Mt Gravatt is a great central location to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and there is plenty of activities to keep you and the family entertained over the school holidays and throughout the year.

Mt Gravatt Mini Golf

Great for a fun outing, no bookings and no equipment required just turn up and tee off.

Mini Golf Prices

Adult $12

Children $5 (under 5yrs)

Children $8 (5-16yrs)

Want to try something different? How about Footgolf, it’s all the skill of soccer with the rules of golf or Human Foosball with an inflatable pitch and you are the player!

Mt Gravatt Mini Golf also cater for children’s birthday parties, 21st birthdays, engagements, work functions, team building and group bookings. Bookings required.

 

Kingston Park Raceway

At Kingston Park Raceway you and your mates can enjoy a day on the racetrack! With karts to suit everyone from the extreme grand-prix-style professional karts through to dual seat & kids karts for those just getting a taste for it!

Rookie Karts (5-9yrs) from $30pp

Formula Karts (10yrs+) from $45pp

Schumacher Karts (16yrs+) from $75pp

Kingston Park Raceway cater for group bookings, parties, buck’s parties and corporate events, bookings required.

 

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Have you taken yourself or your kids to visit the planetarium? It’s fun, informative, inspiring and educational and an experience that you won’t forget. Brisbane Planetarium offers Cosmic Skydome shows where you can take a tour of Brisbane’s night sky through the 12.5m projection dome.

 

Daisy Hill Conservation Park

Daisy Hill has lots to offer, pack a picnic and enjoy a relaxing lunch in the forest with plenty of picnic facilities available including shelters, picnic tables, barbecues and toilets.

The park is a significant habitat for koalas and other wildlife, enjoy birdwatching surrounded by gorgeous native Australian flora and fauna; go on a mountain bike ride, ride on horseback and make use of the many bushwalking trails.

In addition there is the Daisy Hill Koala Centre, a free educational facility where you may be lucky enough to see the resident koalas. Open 7am-6.30pm 15 October – 14 March and 7am-5.30pm 15 March – 14 October.

 

Toohey Forest and Mt Gravatt Outlook Reserve

This forest and parklands is approximately 260 hectares in size and offers wonderful views of the city, Moreton Bay Islands and the Glasshouse Mountains.

Toohey Forest is an open eucalypt forest mixed with rainforest species along the creeks and gullies, it is home to a vast array of native creatures including echidnas, monitor lizards and other reptiles, tawny-frog mouths, gliders, possums, butterflies and frogs.

The facilities include barbecues, picnic tables and shelters and great bush walking and cycling tracks for you to enjoy.

 

At the Glen Hotel and Suites you can enjoy the great outdoors by day and the great indoors by night as you relax in plush accommodation with Foxtel, on demand movies, high speed wi-fi and restaurants on site. Book your South Brisbane Accommodation now.

Brisbane International Tennis 2018

When: 30 December to 6 January 2019

Where: Queensland Tennis Centre, Tennyson

 

Presented to you by Suncorp, you can watch some of the world’s best tennis players in action at the Brisbane International Tennis tournament from 30 December to 6 January 2019.

 

With world Number 1. Rafael Nadal confirmed to play in the 2019 Brisbane International! The seventeen time grand-slam champion is electrifying to see on the court.

 

Plus Australia's very own John Millman has confirmed he will kick off his summer season at his favrouite venue in his home city, the Pat Rafter arena at Brisbane International where it's forecast he will be attracting big crowds for his matches.

 

The Brisbane International 2019 will be held at Queensland Tennis Centre at Tennyson, tickets are on now sale through Ticketek.

 

Handy tip - Ticket holders can travel free of charge to and from the Tennis Centre with Queensland Rail or Brisbane Transport bus services.

 

The Glen Hotel and Suites in Southern Brisbane is ideally situated for the Brisbane International Tennis, offering modern and well-appointed rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi, swimming pool and guest parking. Book your Brisbane International Accommodation now.

Australia v India at the Gabba

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When: 21 November 2018

Where: The Gabba, Brisbane Cricket Grounds

At the Gabba you can watch Australia compete against India for the first of three Gillette T20 INTL matches with India.

Witness amazing catches and cricket at its best in this fun International series providing exciting family entertainment, plus fireworks, music and more.

Gates open from 4.00pm for a 5.50pm match start.

There is lots of public transport options to help get you to and from the Gabba easily.

For tickets and more head to Australia v India at the Gabba, Brisbane premium sporting stadium.

Glen Hotel and Suites is just 15minutes to the Gabba, offering Superior Twin Rooms, Superior King Rooms and King Suites where comfort meets luxury with free car parking, swimming pool, room service and in room mini bar. Book your Accommodation near The Gabba today.