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Dreamworld goes WILD over Tiger Cubs

Dreamworld goes WILD over Tiger Cubs

Dreamworld’s Tiger Island residents welcome two adorable tiger cubs! The team at Dreamworld and proud tiger parents Adira (mum) and Pi (dad) welcomed 2 brother cubs on Friday 26 April 2019. After a marathon sift through over 2500 name entries submitted by guests of the park, Dreamworld is excited to present: Javi and Zakari (ZE-CAR-EE)! […]

Dreamworld goes WILD over Tiger Cubs

Dreamworld’s Tiger Island residents welcome two adorable tiger cubs!

The team at Dreamworld and proud tiger parents Adira (mum) and Pi (dad) welcomed 2 brother cubs on Friday 26 April 2019.

After a marathon sift through over 2500 name entries submitted by guests of the park, Dreamworld is excited to present: Javi and Zakari (ZE-CAR-EE)!

With the cubs being two of the newest ambassadors for the critically endangered tiger species, Dreamworld had a particular focus on names that reflect the role they play in supporting their wild cousins.

“Javi means victorious and Zakari is associated with individuals who have a desire to inspire others in a higher cause, which goes hand-in-hand (or paw-in-paw) with Dreamworld’s global conservation drive” said Al Mucci, General Manager Life Sciences.

“Through the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation, we are ensuring the longevity of Tiger Island and the tiger species through our breeding program and funding the important conservation work protecting wild tigers internationally”.

The cubs have been hidden away in the Dreamworld nursery for the past 6 weeks and are now ready for their debut in the Tiger Island cub display area. Weighing in at a healthy 6.06 kilograms and 5.42 kilograms, the fast-growing cubs have multiplied their birth weight by over four times!

From the 14th June, Javi and Zakari will be stepping out into the park from the exploring their surroundings to socialise and interact with guests – don’t miss your chance to see them as cubs!

Wild Tiger Conservation Facts

  • Tigers are listed as critically endangered, which classifies them as Very High Risk of Extinction in the Wild.
  • Due to poaching and deforestation, it is estimated there are fewer than 4,000 wild tigers in the world today.
  • The Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation has contributed more than $3 million toward Tiger Conservation programs since launching in 2012.
  • Money raised at Dreamworld for our Wildlife Foundation goes directly to fund frontline conservation activities in tiger conservation areas in Russia and Indonesia.
  • Dreamworld provides funding to organisations such as WildCats Conservation Alliance (formerly 21st Century Tiger), Fauna and Flora International and The Pheonix Fund. These organisations police critical tiger habitat to find and destroy tiger traps, and track and arrest poachers. They also run programs in local communities to educate people on the critically endangered status of wild tigers.
  • All tigers at Dreamworld were bred in wildlife centres. None of the tigers at Dreamworld were removed from the wild.
  • Dreamworld subscribes to an all of life care policy. All tiger cubs bred at Dreamworld are retained at Dreamworld or transferred to other accredited zoological parks.

 

Dreamworld

Dreamworld is located just off the Pacific Motorway at Coomera, Queensland – just 20 minutes south of Brisbane Holiday Village. To get there from Brisbane, follow the signs to the Pacific Motorway and the Gold Coast. Take the Coomera exit (exit 54) and follow the signs to Dreamworld through a few roundabouts.

Opening Hours

Open 7 days a week, from 9.30am to 6.00pm

Admission

You can purchase General Admission tickets for Dreamworld online, or at the gates of Dreamworld.

  • All patrons 0-14 must be accompanied by an adult over 18
  • Kids under 3 are free

Accommodation

Brisbane Holiday Village offers accommodation options ranging from modern, quality, self-contained, two and three bedroom holiday cabins, to spacious powered, unpowered and ensuite sites for tents and caravans.

Our Village offers a huge variety of tropical resort-style facilities including:

  • FREE WIFI
  • Large Lagoon pool
  • Kiddie splash pool (with water fountains)
  • On-site restaurant
  • Mini-golf
  • Tennis court
  • Multi-purpose sports field
  • Free parking for guests

Contact

For all enquiries regarding accommodation options, please call the friendly staff at Brisbane Holiday Village!

Phone: 07 3341 6133      Email: sales@brisbaneholidayvillage.com.au.

 

Have a purrr-fect day at Dreamworld!

–   The BHV Team

Fire Gardens burn into Brisbane Festival this September

Fire Gardens burn into Brisbane Festival this September

The Fire Gardens are lighting up Brisbane this September! Together with renowned French artists Compagnie Carabosse, Brisbane Festival is transforming Brisbane City’s 191-year-old Botanic Gardens into a fiery wonderland of sculptures, terracotta urns and handcrafted fire pots – all holding thousands of individual flames! From Wednesday 11th September through to Saturday 14th September, the Fire […]

Fire Gardens burn into Brisbane Festival this September

The Fire Gardens are lighting up Brisbane this September!


Together with renowned French artists Compagnie Carabosse, Brisbane Festival is transforming Brisbane City’s 191-year-old Botanic Gardens into a fiery wonderland of sculptures, terracotta urns and handcrafted fire pots – all holding thousands of individual flames!

From Wednesday 11th September through to Saturday 14th September, the Fire Gardens installation offers four magical nights of leaping flames, sculptures that flicker and dance, fiery urns and a soundtrack every bit as brilliant as the garden itself.

While the full Brisbane Festival 2019 program won’t be released until July, the Fire Garden is sure to be a highlight. Festival organisers are expecting around 40,000 people to walk through the gardens and marvel at the custom designed display. There will be 30 giant fire palettes, holding 6720 fire pots and 600 different ‘fire bulbs’ will be hung from trees throughout the gardens. A 120 metre ‘charcoal river’ will also wind through the gardens, with an estimated 14,000kg of charcoal burnt over the 4-night show.

Where?

The Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

147 Alice St

Brisbane

Queensland

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11th September through to Saturday 14th September

Session entry is at 6.00pm, 6.30pm, 7.00pm, 7.30pm or 8.00pm

There is no specific performance as the event is designed to be experienced at your own pace.

Admission

The Fire Gardens experience is suitable for all ages.

Tickets are available online with prices starting at $25 and moving to $33 as more tickets are booked and the event fills up. Each ticket pass allows guests to enter the event up to 5 times on a given night.

Children 2 years of age and under are FREE. All other children require a ticket.

Transport to the show

Brisbane Holiday Village is conveniently located close to the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens – a short 15-minute drive away.

Right outside Brisbane Holiday Village is a bus stop offering transport to the nearby train station where you can catch a train right into Brisbane City.

There is also a bus line that stops at the Garden City Bus Depot (5 mins up the road) where guests can board a bus to and from Brisbane City.

The front reception desk at Brisbane Holiday Village also offers a Taxi-Butler push-to-call service for guests wishing to take a taxi to the Botanic Gardens.

Accommodation

Our Village offers accommodation options ranging from modern, quality, self-contained, two and three bedroom holiday cabins, to spacious powered, unpowered and ensuite sites for tents and caravans.

Holiday cabins vary in size and style, can comfortably sleep between 4-8 people and are independently star-rated for quality, cleanliness and guest facilities offered.

Our Village offers a huge variety of tropical resort-style facilities including:

  • FREE WIFI
  • Large Lagoon pool
  • Kiddie splash pool (with water fountains)
  • On-site restaurant
  • Mini-golf
  • Tennis court
  • Multi-purpose sports field
  • Free parking for guests

Contact

For all enquiries regarding event accommodation options please call the friendly staff at Brisbane Holiday Village!

Phone: 07 3341 6133

Email: sales@brisbaneholidayvillage.com.au.

Light up the night!

–   The BHV Team

Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow

Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow

The 51st Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow is coming to the Brisbane Showgrounds from the 5th to the 10th June!   You are invited to discover what the #Vanlife, outback wanderlust and ‘Undiscovering’ of Australia is all about! The Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow offers guests an exclusive glimpse into all the latest […]

Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow

The 51st Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow is coming to the Brisbane Showgrounds from the 5th to the 10th June!

 

You are invited to discover what the #Vanlife, outback wanderlust and ‘Undiscovering’ of Australia is all about! The Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow offers guests an exclusive glimpse into all the latest and greatest camping products.

Over 45 000 visitors pour through the gates annually – and for good reason! There is something for everyone with more than 250 exhibitors lined up and over 1000 RV products to review. Everything from the latest model caravans, motorhomes, campervans and off-road recreational vehicles through to budget friendly camper trailers and tent trailers is on display. There is also a huge array of gadgets and accessories aimed at making your next holiday more comfortable and enjoyable.

The Supershow also has plenty of FREE entertainment, prizes and activities on offer for the whole family.

Enjoy cooking demonstrations, solar information sessions, towing master classes, face painting, rock climbing and more!

Catch up on all the latest Queensland Tourism information and decide where you’re travelling to next – just in time for the winter school holidays!

Where?

The Brisbane Showgrounds,

600 Gregory Terrace,

Bowen Hills, Brisbane.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 5th June to Sunday 10th June: 9.30am to 6pm daily.

Monday 10 June: 9.30am to 4pm.

Admission

Tickets are available online and at any of the entrance gates. Admission price is for 1-day entry only.

Adults: $16

Pensioners/Concessions: $12

Children: Free

Transport to the show

Buy your Queensland Caravan Camping & Touring Supershow tickets online and travel free to/from the Brisbane showgrounds from any station on the Queensland Rail Citytrain Network.**

Take advantage of the free event travel offer when you stay at Brisbane Holiday village. Right outside Brisbane Holiday Village is a bus stop offering transport to the nearby train station where you can catch a train right to the Showground doors.

There is also a bus line that stops at the Garden City Bus Depot (5 mins up the road) where guests can board a shuttle bus to and from the Brisbane Showgrounds.

The front reception desk at Brisbane Holiday Village also offers a Taxi-Butler push-to-call service for guests wishing to take a taxi to the showgrounds.

** Please Note: This offer includes travel from: Gympie, Rosewood, Varsity Lakes and all Brisbane stations. Free train travel does not apply to the AIRTRAIN travelling between the Airport and Eagle Junction Station. Each ticket is valid for one day of entry to the Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring SuperShow between the days of 5 – 10 June inclusive. Tickets can only be redeemed once.

Accommodation

Brisbane Holiday Village is conveniently located close to the Brisbane Showgrounds AND we’re the perfect place to test your camping skills! Whether you’re a brand-new camper looking to start your journey, or an experienced pro searching for the dream upgrade, we’ve got accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets!

We have a variety of holiday cabins, camp sites and caravan sites available. Camp sites include powered and unpowered, while the caravan sites range from powered sites to ensuite sites and XL ensuite sites.

Our Village also offers a huge variety of tropical resort-style facilities including: FREE WIFI, Large Lagoon pool, Kiddie Splash pool (with water fountains), On-site restaurant, Mini-golf, Tennis court, Multi-purpose sports field, Free parking and more!

GRAB A SPECIAL!

Grab a great deal on one of our holiday cabins, when you book direct with Brisbane Holiday Village!

Metro CabinNOW $149 per nightSAVE $61 per night
Alfresco CabinNOW $149 per nightSAVE $61 per night
Cosmo CabinNOW $155 per nightSAVE $90 per night
Vogue CabinNOW $189 per nightSAVE $111 per night
Penthouse CabinNOW $219 per nightSAVE $126 per night

**Valid for bookings made between Monday the 3rd June and Monday the 10th June. Minimum booking nights apply.

Contact

For all enquiries regarding event accommodation options and special event deals, please call the friendly staff at Brisbane Holiday Village on 07 3341 6133, or send an email to: sales@brisbaneholidayvillage.com.au.

For all enquiries regarding the Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow, please call the event office on 07 3862 1833 or send an email to: info@caravanqld.com.au. 

 

Enjoy the Supershow!

–   The BHV Team

State of Origin 2019

State of Origin 2019

The 2019 State of Origin Series gets underway in Brisbane on Wednesday 5 June and this is a series that will have us all on the edge of our seats – no matter what the result!   Queensland will go into the 2019 State of Origin series without Billy Slater, who won the Wally Lewis player […]

State of Origin 2019

The 2019 State of Origin Series gets underway in Brisbane on Wednesday 5 June and this is a series that will have us all on the edge of our seats – no matter what the result!

 

Queensland will go into the 2019 State of Origin series without Billy Slater, who won the Wally Lewis player of the series in 2018. This will be the first series since 2003 that Queensland will be without Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk or Billy Slater. But don’t worry Maroons fans, as Queensland have three of the game’s most exciting young talents, Kaylen Ponga, Cameron Munster and Michael Morgan, all of whom coach Kevin Walters will desperately be trying to fit in his best 17. 

On the back of a 2-1 series win last year, New South Wales enter game one as a short-priced favourite, with bookies having them at $1.45 to lift the Origin Shield. But with early season injuries and suspensions to key back rowers Tyson Frizell and Jack de Belin, the preparation of the Blues has been hampered in the lead up to Game 1. The Blues will rely on all the youngsters they blooded in 2018, with their 14 total debutants being the most in an Origin game since the inaugural match in 1980. 

This year promises to be exciting with the return of Origin to Perth for Game 2 on Sunday night 23 June before the series ends in Sydney on 10 July. Statistics have shown that it is basically impossible to win the series after losing Game 1, with the winner of game 1 going on to win the series on 75% of occasions. As a result, all eyes will be on the battle of Brisbane come 5 June. 

Queensland enter this year right where they want to be, as big underdogs. Can New South Wales finally take control and win 2 series in a row or will Queensland find a way to win once again against all odds?

 

It’s GAME time!

State of Origin Game I

Wednesday, 5th June 2019

8.10pm (AEST)

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

State of Origin Game II

Sunday, 23rd June 2019

7.50pm (AEST)

Perth Stadium, Perth

State of Origin Game III

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

8.10pm (AEST)

ANZ Stadium, Sydney

 

State of Origin Accommodation

So, you wasted invested all your money on purchasing the best seats in Suncorp Stadium but now you’re broke and still need to sort out the vital pre-game prep and post-game recovery accommodation?

Don’t worry: We’ve got you covered for accommodation that won’t break the bank.

Brisbane Holiday Village is not only close to Suncorp Stadium via car, bus, train, plane and pogo-stick (please can someone do this), but we also offer the BEST rates on our Holiday Cabins, Caravan and Camp Sites when you book directly with us!

We’re located in Eight Mile Plains – only 15 minutes from Brisbane City and 20 minutes from the Gold Coast.

Pre-prep for the game in an awesome cabin (we recommend the Vogue – Luxury and affordability) and enjoy our resort style facilities like our Lagoon Pool, Fully Licensed Restaurant, Tennis Court, BBQ area and sport field to name a few!

Don’t hesitate to give us a call on 07 3341 6133 for more information, or to make a booking!

 

Transport to the game

It’s lucky Brisbane Holiday Village is so close to Brisbane – we have many options that’ll help you avoid the parking hassles of a jam-packed stadium! 

Right outside the Village is a bus stop that takes you to the Garden City Bus Depot (5 mins up the road) where you can catch the shuttle bus to and from the game at Suncorp Stadium! You can also walk up to the Garden City Bus Depot (15 min walk from the Village) to jump on a bus to the train station. There are 2 trains stations located near to the village, both heading into Brisbane City and then onto Suncorp Stadium. 

Our front reception also offers a Taxi-Butler push-to-call service if you’d like to call for a taxi. 

 

Go Team!

–   The BHV Team and Guest Blogger Tim Follett

Australian Youth Water Polo Championships

Australian Youth Water Polo Championships

The 2019 Australian Water Polo Championships are coming to Brisbane!   More than 3000 young water polo competitors are coming together to compete, with over 175 teams expected to line up! These championships are more than just a water polo competition: the two-week event will bring together six established national age club championships into a […]

Australian Youth Water Polo Championships

The 2019 Australian Water Polo Championships are coming to Brisbane!

 

More than 3000 young water polo competitors are coming together to compete, with over 175 teams expected to line up!

These championships are more than just a water polo competition: the two-week event will bring together six established national age club championships into a two-week festival of water polo in the heart of Brisbane.

Tourism and Events Queensland together with Brisbane Marketing have successfully secured the new event for the next two years.

 

Dates

The Australian Water Polo Championships will be held from the 12th to the 24th of January 2019

Location / Venue

This event will be spread over multiple venues in and around the Brisbane area.

  • Brisbane Aquatic Centre (Sleeman Sports Complex)
  • The Valley Pool
  • Somerville House Aquatic Centre
  • Stuartholme Aquatic Precinct
  • All Hallows’ Consilio Aquatic Centre

*Please note, specific venues for each age group will be confirmed closer to the event.

 

Accommodation Options

Join us at Brisbane Holiday Village! We’ve got you and your team covered! Our Village is even hosting a number of teams competing in this awesome event!

We have a great range of self-contained cabins to accommodate your needs plus a variety of caravan sites, powered and unpowered camp grounds.

Location

Our Village is located close to a range of sporting complexes including the Sleeman Sports Complex and the Brisbane Aquatic Centre. We are a short drive from the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. You can drive or catch public transport from the bus station in front of the park or the bus depot at Garden City, only a 15min walk from us. The closest train station is only 5km from Brisbane Holiday Village and offers you the possibility to travel into the city of Brisbane or even all the way to Gold Coast Airport.

Groups

Our cabins in Brisbane are perfect for accommodating groups of all sizes! We offer 2 bedroom cabins sleeping up to 6 people and a range of sizes in between.

We not only offer a large on-site restaurant with a convenience store, but we’re happy to provide affordable catering for groups with a customised menu that suits your needs.

Our village offers a variety of resort-style facilities and services including FREE WiFi, a full size tennis court and free onsite parking. Relax at the pool without a worry in the world or join in to a match of mini golf.

 

Grab a great discount on your water polo stay by booking directly with us! Or phone our friendly Reservations Team on 07 3341 6133.

 

Book now and bring your friends and family to support this great Water Polo event!

– The BHV Team

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Eminem Rapture 2018: Tour Information

Eminem Rapture 2018: Tour Information

The Rap God is on his way! Eminem is touring Australia, after the surprise release of his new album Kamikaze in 2018 which spent four straight weeks on top of the ARIA albums charts!   Guess who’s back? Obviously, we’re in Brisbane, so the only concert we want tickets to is IN Brisbane! The Eminem […]

Eminem Rapture 2018: Tour Information

The Rap God is on his way! Eminem is touring Australia, after the surprise release of his new album Kamikaze in 2018 which spent four straight weeks on top of the ARIA albums charts!

 

Guess who’s back?

Obviously, we’re in Brisbane, so the only concert we want tickets to is IN Brisbane!

The Eminem Rapture Concert will be held on the 20th February 2019, at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC).

QSAC is home to a 48,500 seat Main Stadium, the State Athletics Facility, the QAS Recovery Centre, Indoor Sports Arena and an eight court Beach Volleyball Complex.

So there’s room for everyone (if you managed to score a ticket.. Tickets are also sold out BTW ).

 

Accommodation for the Rapture

You’ve got great seats but now you’re broke? Well, tickets to the hottest rap concert weren’t ever going to be cheap..

Don’t worry: We’ve got you covered for accommodation that won’t break the bank.

Brisbane Holiday Village is not only close to QSAC via car, bus, train, plane and pogo-stick (please can someone do this), but we also offer the BEST rates on our Holiday Cabins, Caravan and Camp Sites when you book directly with us!

 

We’re located in Eight Mile Plains – only 15 minutes from Brisbane City and 20 minutes from the Gold Coast.

Pre-prep for the concert in an awesome cabin (we recommend the Vogue – Luxury and affordability) and enjoy our resort style facilities like our Lagoon Pool, Fully Licensed Restaurant, Tennis Court, BBQ area and sport field to name a few!

Don’t hesitate to give us a call on 07 3341 6133 for more information, or to make a booking!

 

Transport to the Rapture

It’s lucky Brisbane Holiday Village is so close to Brisbane – we have many options that’ll help you avoid the parking lots of a jam-packed stadium!

Right outside the Village is a bus stop (talk about convenient)! This bus stop takes you to the Garden City Bus Depot (5 mins up the road) and through the City for your all concert needs! You also can walk up to the Garden City Bus Depot (15 min walk form the Village) to jump on a bus to the train station, heading in either direction. There are 2 trains stations located near to the village, both head into Brisbane City or to the Gold Coast.

Our front reception also offers a Taxi-Butler push-to-call service if you’d like to call for a taxi.

 

Additional Tour Dates

Eminem may be back, but he’s not staying long! Check out the (very) short list of his additional shows:

  • Sydney
    • February 22, 2019
    • ANZ Stadium
  • Sydney
    • February 24, 2019
    • MCG
  • Perth
    • February 27, 2019
    • Optus Stadium

 

Enjoy the concert!

–   The BHV Team

Join us to Celebrate Christmas in Brisbane 2018

Join us to Celebrate Christmas in Brisbane 2018

CHRISTMAS IN BRISBANE 2018 Brisbane comes alive with Christmas festivities ideal for the whole family! What a wonderful time of the year! Christmas has returned to Brisbane for another season of enchanting entertainment, twinkling surrounds, carols, toys, food and family fun! Visit the Enchanted Garden full of sparkling lights, sing along to your favourite Christmas […]

Join us to Celebrate Christmas in Brisbane 2018

CHRISTMAS IN BRISBANE 2018

Brisbane comes alive with Christmas festivities ideal for the whole family!

What a wonderful time of the year! Christmas has returned to Brisbane for another season of enchanting entertainment, twinkling surrounds, carols, toys, food and family fun!

Visit the Enchanted Garden full of sparkling lights, sing along to your favourite Christmas tunes at the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols or shop ’til you drop at South Bank’s Christmas markets. Find out what Brisbane has on offer this festive season!

 

What’s On in December?

Brisbane Twilight Market

  • Saturday the 1st December 2018
  • 4.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Free

The Christmas Brisbane Twilight Markets, an initiative of Brisbane City Council, is a meet-the-maker event and is the only Brisbane-based marketplace selling 100% locally handmade products. You will not find any imported, offshore, on-sold or mass-produced items at this event, giving you the opportunity to shop gifts from a huge variety of truly unique, quality handmade items, directly from the maker.
In addition to a huge variety of handmade market stalls, you will also find a great variety of local food vendors, live music and a free Craft Workshop, making this a great event for the whole family.
Located in the heart of the bustling city and within easy walking distance from the Queen Street Mall and Central Train Station, the Brisbane Twilight Markets is also located directly above the King George Square Busway and parking is also available under the square from just $5 for the night.

The Enchanted Garden

  • Friday the 7th December 2018
  • 6.30pm – 10.00pm
  • Free

With winding pathways, towering trees and dense plant-life, The Enchanted Garden treats visitors to a beautiful and mesmerising evening walk with twinkling fairy lights!
Starting at The Hub, The Enchanted Garden takes you through a series of shimmering gardens, delicately-lit weeping figs, twinkling rainforests, and to a tranquil lake where you can enjoy food truck eats and live music. There is also a special surprise (if you can spot them): Glittering fairies hidden among the trees, dotted throughout your walk.

City Hall Lights 

  • From the 7th to the 24th December 2018
  • 7.30pm – 11.59pm
  • Free

Offering an enchanting narrative with creative flair, The City Hall Lights event has fast become a highlight of the festive season!
Watch a playful Aussie Christmas tale come to life via animation projected onto City Hall every 15 minutes from 7.30pm.

Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

  • Saturday the 8th December 2018
  • 4.00pm – 9.15pm
  • Free

The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols is a much-loved family event that supports the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Featuring some of Australia’s most celebrated singers and entertainers performing festive songs and traditional carols at the Riverstage.
* Please note: The event can and may run over estimated finishing time. This event often reaches capacity. To avoid disappointment, arrive early to secure a spot.
** Please note: This is an accessible and free event (donations welcomed).

PROGRAM

4pm –   Gates Open

4.15 – 5pm –   Pre-concert entertainment

5 – 6.30pm –   Children’s Christmas Spectacular

7pm –   Carols Concert Start

9.15pm –   Approximate Finish

Christmas Gift Market

  • From the 14th to the 23rd December 2018
  • 3.00pm – 10.00pm
  • Santa will be available to visit between 4.30pm and 8.30pm
  • Free

Southbank offers a cheerful ribbon of stalls winding their way through South Bank’s streets this December! Find a trove of unique trinkets and treasures at each and every store!
The Christmas Gift Market is spread across three locations: Stanley Street Plaza, The Arbour and Little Stanley Street, and offers items such as: stationery, jewellery, homewares and more.

Carols by Twilight

  • From the 14th to the 23rd December 2018
  • 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Free

Sit back and relax on a picnic blanket by the gently-lapping Brisbane River, and enjoy sweet melodies of Christmas carol classics, as the sun goes down on the South Bank Parklands.

Singers and performers include: Cigany Weaver, SCAT and the Queensland Show Choir to name just a few.

  • Please note: If you are over 18 years of age, the area is licensed should you wish to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal.

Christmas Fireworks

  • From the 20th to the 23rd December 2018
  • 8.00pm – 8.15pm
  • Free

In the lead up to Christmas, South Bank Parklands becomes an energetic, celebratory hub, with shimmering fireworks whizzing, dancing and bursting above.
Head to the Clem Jones Promenade for the crème de la crème of views, though other popular viewing locations include Streets Beach, River Quay and the Cultural Forecourt.
* Please note that unlike firework displays throughout the year, these fireworks are best viewed from South Bank. To ensure safe crowd flow, chairs and other types of portable seating are not permitted on the Clem Jones Promenade.

Want to stay close to the Christmas Festivities?

Brisbane Holiday Village has you covered!

We cater to all budgets and offer a range of spacious, self-contained accommodation options that range from our camp and caravan sites (powered, unpowered and ensuite), to our gorgeous holiday cabins (all independently star rated between 3 and 5 stars).

Our Village offers a huge variety of resort style facilities (including FREE WiFi and onsite parking) and beautiful landscaped gardens.

We also offer the BEST rates and specials (and free mini-golf for the family) when you book directly with us!

Location:

Brisbane Holiday Village is located a mere 15 minutes drive from the centre of Brisbane City and 20 minutes from the Gold Coast. You can drive or catch public transport (there is a bus stop in front of our Village, and also a bus depot at Garden City which is only a 15min walk from us). The closest train station is only 5km from Brisbane Holiday Village and offers you the possibility to travel into the city of Brisbane or even all the way to Gold Coast Airport.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

– The BHV Team

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LEGO Brick Week: School Holiday Special Event

LEGO Brick Week: School Holiday Special Event

Do your Kids Love LEGO™? Join us on the 24th September to the 28th September and witness the World’s Largest Caravan made from LEGO Bricks, roll into Brisbane Holiday Village for LEGO Brick Week and break a Guinness World Record! JOIN THE EVENT Let us know you’re coming! Join the event HERE and keep up to date with […]

LEGO Brick Week: School Holiday Special Event

Do your Kids Love LEGO?

Join us on the 24th September to the 28th September and witness the World’s Largest Caravan made from LEGO Bricks, roll into Brisbane Holiday Village for LEGO Brick Week and break a Guinness World Record!

JOIN THE EVENT

Let us know you’re coming! Join the event HERE and keep up to date with program updates and details on how to reserve your child’s (Or your own!) place in the LEGO themed workshops and activities!

WHAT’S ON?

Not only will the caravan made from LEGO Bricks be there, but you can also see the original caravan (fully restored and looking like new)!

We’ve also got Daily Activities for Kids and the family on offer, as well as an amazing School Holiday LEGO Special (with extra activities for the kids) so your kids don’t miss any of the fun!

Daily Activities Include:

  • LEGO Themed Workshops 
    • 9am – 11am
    • 1pm – 3pm
  • LEGO™ themed Jumping Castle
  • Outdoor Movies
  • Slushies
  • Giveaways and more!

Cost:

Children’s activities are FREE for G’Day Rewards and Top Parks Members.
Not a member? (that’s okay, we forgive you) If you are not a member but would like to receive awesome deals, specials and events for the whole family, please call us on 07 3341 6133 and we can set you up!

Non-members cost $10 per person.

 

WHAT’S THE SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL?

Want to start the school holidays on a great note with the kids? Take advantage of our School Holiday LEGO Special*

Stay 2 nights in a METRO or ALFRESCO Cabin for ONLY $298 if you book to stay with us for LEGO Brick Week (between the 24th and 28th of September.)

Book with us and receive FREE:

  • Lego Brick Week activities for the kids
  • See the World’s Largest Caravan made from LEGO Bricks
  • game of mini-golf for the family (2 Adults, 2 Children)
  • polaroid snapshot in our Photobooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • parking

This deal is for G’Day Rewards and Top Parks Members. If you are not a member but want this deal, please call us on 07 3341 6133 and we can set you up!

 

*All offers are valid 24/09/18 – 28/09/18. Valid for 2 adults and 2 children. Only available to G’Day Rewards or Top Parks Members. Must show proof of membership on arrival. Alfresco or Metro Cabins only. Additional nights charged at $149 as per discount. Subject to availability. Can not be used in conjunction with any other offer.*

 

I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE CARAVAN

Big dreams have bloomed from the iconic colourful LEGO brick, but always on a teeny tiny scale. No one owned enough LEGO to build the life-size versions of their dreams… Until Now

 

THE DREAM:

Take one 1973 Viscount Royal vintage caravan and over 280,000 LEGO bricks and make the World’s Largest Caravan!

It took over 10 weeks, 500 man-hours, 700kg of LEGO bricks, 70 litres of glue and a team of over 16 incredible volunteers to build the 2.2-metre-tall, 5-metre-long caravan, equipped with a double bed, wardrobe sink, stove, refrigerator, dinette, cupboards with sliding draws and other features typical of a 1970’s caravan – all made out of LEGO bricks!

The Caravan was started in March 2018 by professional LEGO builder Ben Craig in his garage on the Gold Coast and was funded by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia and Top Parks, with the intent to break the Guinness World Record for the largest caravan made from LEGO bricks at the 50th Anniversary of the Queensland Caravan Camping & Touring Supershow earlier this year.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond their control, the caravan remained incomplete by the show’s end, as the ceiling needed a few final touches..

For a project that cost in excess of $100,000 (by comparison, a 1973 Viscount Royal would have cost around $2000 brand new), the creators were not to be dissuaded – the Caravan is coming to Brisbane Holiday Village and WILL break the record!

Migaloo has Arrived!

Migaloo has Arrived!

 Our iconic white whale has started his migration north along the east coast of Queensland, and you’re invited to join him! It’s whale watching season, and our favourite (and only) white whale, Migaloo has been spotted off the east-coast of Queensland! But who is Migaloo? and how do you see him? Why is he so rare? […]

Migaloo has Arrived!

 Our iconic white whale has started his migration north along the east coast of Queensland, and you’re invited to join him!

It’s whale watching season, and our favourite (and only) white whale, Migaloo has been spotted off the east-coast of Queensland!

But who is Migaloo? and how do you see him? Why is he so rare? We’ve got your answers!

 

WHO IS MIGALOO?

Facts:

  • Migaloo is an adult white male humpback whale
  • Estimated to be about 32 years old (born in 1986)
  • Migaloo definitely stands out from the crowd with white pigmented exterior and brown eyes.
  • White humpback whales are pretty unique. Extra protection is given to white whales under Queensland and Commonwealth Government legislation.
    • No vessel can be within 500 metres of Migaloo.
  • Migaloo’s name means ‘white fella’ in some Aboriginal languages
  • Migaloo was the first white whale sighted in 1991 when he passed through Byron Bay.
  • There are only about 3-4 other white humpback whales that we know about, including: Bahloo, Willow and Migaloo-Jnr.

I WANT TO SEE WHALES!

Our friends at Tourism and Events Queensland have all the details on  Where to go whale watching in Queensland – the only thing they’re missing is where to stay when you come to see them!

 

OKAY, I’M GOING WHALE WATCHING – WHERE CAN I STAY?

Brisbane Holiday Village has a wide range of accommodation options!
We’re located just 15 minutes away from Brisbane’s CBD and 20 minutes away from the Gold Coast – close to public transport or a quick drive to your whale watching experience!

Holiday Cabins:

Caravan Sites:

Camping Sites:

 

Don’t miss your chance to spot our favourite white humpback cruising by!

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Trolls have come to Brisbane Holiday Village!

Trolls have come to Brisbane Holiday Village!

Celebrate the new TROLLS VILLAGE The new Trolls Village is open at Dreamworld! To celebrate this occasion, we ‘glitter-fied’ ourselves and jumped into the spirit of this adorably cute attraction! We decorated our Reception area (and our reception staff!), Troll-ised our photo-booth with cool Troll-themed backgrounds, and have put together some Troll-themed prizes that are […]

Trolls have come to Brisbane Holiday Village!

Celebrate the new TROLLS VILLAGE

The new Trolls Village is open at Dreamworld! To celebrate this occasion, we ‘glitter-fied’ ourselves and jumped into the spirit of this adorably cute attraction!

We decorated our Reception area (and our reception staff!), Troll-ised our photo-booth with cool Troll-themed backgrounds, and have put together some Troll-themed prizes that are now up for grabs!

But first:

What’s in a Troll?

The new Trolls Village at Dreamworld is a super-cute village-style attraction that offers a buffet of Trollish fun.

Trolls Village offers exciting activities including:

  • a glitter strip
  • live Troll shows
  • meet and greets with Poppy and Branch
  • glitter-fy your own cupcakes
  • purchase souvenirs for the kids from the awesome Glitter Gift Store
  • get ‘trolled’ up with face-painting (available during the school holidays)

There is glitter, bright colours and music – an awesome day out during the school holidays!

Enough about Troll Village, I want to WIN a prize!

What are the prizes?

We have 2 Trolls major prize packs up for grabs. Each pack contains:

  • a Trolls backpack
  • hair clips
  • foil art
  • coin purse
  • glitter tattoo pack
  • Trolls wig
  • Trolls plush toy

We also have Troll themed minor prizes including:

  • t-shirts
  • plush toys
  • balloons
  • wigs (5 trolly colours to choose from)
  • free games of mini golf at BHV

How do I enter?

To be in the draw, simply purchase your Dreamworld tickets from our friendly Reception Staff!

The winner will be drawn on 1st August, 2018. You can also use our photo booth and get a Trolls themed photo to take home!

For more information on the Trolls Village at Dreamworld, click here.

Get a Trolls-themed photo using our Photo Booth!

 

Secure your accommodation for these school holidays! BOOK NOW with BHV

Dreamworld is only a 30 minute drive away from us, making Brisbane Holiday Village the best location for Brisbane and Gold Coast fun!