Spring in Brisbane

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Brisbane, the weather is warming up, and nature abounds at local parks and gardens.


Why not book a springtime break to Glen Hotel & Suites and enjoy some of the following attractions and sights:

1) Wine time!
Sirromet Winery
850-938 Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton Queensland
Distance: Approximately 20 minutes drive
Boasting state of the art facilities to deliver the ultimate winery experience to foodies and wine lovers. Take in the stunning scenery and unique architecture, visit the cellar door or dine at the onsite 5 star restaurant. Tour and tastings can also be arranged.


2) Enjoy the great outdoors...
Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong Queensland
Distance: Approximately 20 minutes drive
From September to March the Brisbane Botanic Gardens are open everyday from 8am to 5:30pm (April to August 8am to 5pm), providing ample opportunity to get outdoors and into nature. There’s lots to discover, within the  56 hectares you’ll find distinctly different gardens. You can take a self-guided walk to enjoy the park at your own pace, or join one of the free guided walking tours. There’s also story time in the garden for kids and gardening workshops.

3) Get golfing...
Mt Gravatt Driving Range & Mini Putt
41 Broadwater Road, Upper Mount Gravatt
Distance: Approximately 8-10 minutes drive
Hit a few balls at the driving range which caters to a variety of customers both individually and in groups. New mats, new balls and new targets have recently been introduced.
The 18 hole mini putt course has been designed for ease of access, so that the elderly and children are able to enjoy the experience without too much of a challenge. One round of mini golf will take about half an hour, with a putter, ball, scorecard and pencil provided. Prices per round (correct at time of article): $5.50 for kids under 13, students & OAPs $6.50, Adults $7.50.

4) Hit the road...
Embark on a road trip and explore one of the many scenic drives in Brisbane.
Regions waiting for you to explore them include: the Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Moreton Bay Region, Somerset, Redlands and Ipswich. There’s heritage trails, local wineries, crystal clear creeks, waterfalls, historical landmarks and much more awaiting you. Downloads maps for your self-guided driving tours here.

5) Al Fresco Dining

The Glen Hotel
A meal often tastes better when you eat outside! Why not head to The Deck at the Glen Hotel and enjoy a tasty good quality meal, a cold beverage and a relaxed environment. There’s no need to book, just turn up select your own table and order your meal at The Deck’s Bistro counter. There’s specials available every day of the week – so you can get a great meal for as little as $12! What a great option for a relaxed Saturday evening dinner or lazy Sunday session. The bar is open from 10am until late, 7 days per week.

Kids are welcome and well catered for with a Children’s Menu and excellent facilties including an outdoor kids playground with soft fall floor and lots of tubes to climb in and a slide. The Kids Room has PlayStations, TVs with kids movies, a chalkboard and colouring-in books.


Book Brisbane accommodation staying at Glen Hotel & Suites in Eight Mile Plains today! To view our rates and make a reservation CLICK HERE.

Monster Jam QSAC

Monster Jam® is one of the most exciting forms of family entertainment, featuring 4 metres-tall, and five-ton Monster Jam trucks and it is coming to Brisbane on Saturday 3 October at the Queensland Sport & Athletics Centre (QSAC), at Nathan.


The stars of the show are the biggest performers on four wheels: the Monster Jam trucks. These amazing machines bring fans to their feet while racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - or smash through. 


One of the most exciting ways to get up close and meet the stars of the show (the Monster Jam® trucks and the drivers) is the pre-show Party in the Pits. The Pit Pass costs $15 and general admission starts from $40 per Adult or $25 for Children.


For all the event information and tickets visit Monster Jam


QSAC is located at  Kessels Rd, Nathan which is only 6.7kms from The Glen Hotel & Suites. Book your Southern Brisbane Accommodation now for this epic event at The Glen Hotel & Suites CLICK HERE

Tri Nations Extreme Sports Series

Get ready for Biggest Action Sports Competition and Entertainment Event in the Southern Hemisphere !!! The Tri Nation Extreme Sports Series, between Australia, South Africa and New Zealand are heading downunder to the Brisbane International Speedway on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September for two days of non-stop action.

The first series will include Freestyle MX, Speed & Style, Step Up, Best Whip, Best Trick, BMX Dirt, Enduro-X and Stadium-X. Plus Bands, DJ's and Loads of Entertainment. You will witness 27 of the worlds best Riders going head to head for personal glory and the chance to take home the TRI - X Crown. 

Tickets start from $15.29 and are available from Ticketek . Brisbane International Speedway is located at 63 Colebard Street West, Archerfield.


Book your Southern Brisbane Accommodation with us here today for this action-packed weekend at The Glen Hotel & Suites CLICK HERE

QHA Awards for Excellence Finalist

At The Glen Hotel & Suites we pride ourselves on providing luxurious hotel rooms and suites that have been meticulously designed creating a warm and welcoming ambience. We are therefore very proud to announce that we have been nominated for a QHA (Queensland Hotel Association) Awards for Excellence in the category of "Best New Accommodation Hotel/Resort".


The QHA Awards for Excellence Program is designed to provide a forum for the public recognition of excellence in individual and group achievement by Queensland hotels and, in doing so, encourage the pursuit of higher standards of service, presentation, and trade practices within our industry. 


The winners of the awards will be announced at the QHA Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner and Presentation on Wednesday 23 September at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. We will be keeping everything crossed for a positive outcome. We will keep you posted!

Brisbane Cycleway & Riverwalk

The perfect way to see the city is either on foot or by bike. The Bicentennial Bikeway which runs along the Brisbane River, connects the CBD to Toowong and is Brisbane city's busiest shared pathway and an important cycle and pedestrian link in the active transport network.


The 870m long Riverwalk commences at the historic Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane CBD and ends at New Farm. The path is happily segregated into dedicated roadways for cyclists and pedestrians so neither can intrude on other’s turf, with cyclists enjoying a 3.5m path and a comfortable 2.5m one for pedestrians.


It is a great way of seeing the sights of Brisbane under your own power – whether it be pedal-power or leg-power.


Book your Southern Brisbane Accommodation with us here today at The Glen Hotel & Suites CLICK HERE