According to census data from 2011 Brisbane has just shy of 2 million residents in the Significant Urban Area. This coastal city has no shortage of things to do for families. From indoor activities like museums, art galleries, libraries, art centers for creating, and laser tag, bowling, skating rinks etc. to outdoor fun like the Children’s Hide & Seek Trail, bike riding, the drive in cinema, pools, water theme parks and mini golf.
Brisbane, Australia has been working hard to brand itself as a family friendly, world class events destination. With the activity coming up at Suncorp Stadium this year it appears they are off to a great beginning. Mega star Taylor Swift will be visiting in December this year, and Liverpool FC will visit Queensland to play against the Brisbane Roar for the first time in their 123 year club history.
The Gambaro Hotel is a lovely boutique hotel accommodation in the CBD just 200m from Sun Corp Stadium. The hotel has 68 rooms 49 of which have balconies, and they are suitable for the entire family. Experience style, luxury, and elegance in a fabulous location. In 2014 the QHA awarded the Gambaro Hotel the prestigious Queensland’s Best New Accommodation Hotel award. It is the newest, and only luxury hotel in the Paddington precinct.
The Gambaro Hotel boasts a range of room types and sizes, with modest rooms beginning as low as $199 per night. These rooms are on the inner section of the hotel but they overlook the inner atrium, so even without a view, your view is still relaxing. On the other side of that range there are one and two bedroom suites. The most luxurious of which begins at $945 per night.
The Signature Suites are 95-105 square metres of luxury and opulence. Furnished with Italian imported furniture, open floor plan, Bose sound system, these rooms are amazing for hosting an event. There is ample meeting space, 2 en suite bathrooms complete with marble vanities, deep soak tub, and rainfall showers. Guests will enjoy luxurious King beds and special features are available upon request for children such as child robes, board games, and family friendly movie options.
Families have three different dining options that are specifically designed for kids and their young taste buds. The Black Hide Steakhouse, Gambaro's Seafood Restaurant and In Room Dining.
The Black Hide Steakhouse is to steak, what Gambora is to seafood. Black Hide uses Stanbroke Beef, Australia’s most esteemed beef breeder. With 60 years experience and a reputation that is outstanding, the Black Hide Steakhouse is an amazing experience.
The hotel may be new but Gambaro is an old pro when it comes to seafood. They opened in 1953 and are most famous for mud crab and lobster specialties. In addition to the mouth watering seafood there are beef, and duck options that will blow away the most discerning of palates. This award winning restaurant is a must when visiting Brisbane, regardless of where you are staying.
In Room dining options are available 24 hours a day. There are three separate menus, one for breakfast, one for day and evening dining, and a third for everything available around the clock. Special requests are catered to with a smile.
The Gambora Hotel is first class all the way. The concierge is more than happy to assist in planning family friendly activities, making suggestions on further dining options, and more things to do around Brisbane than you could possibly do even if you have an entire month to play.
Enjoy family friendly accommodations with five star service.
Lang Park PCYC is 200m away and has activities available for children of all ages, beginning with crawlers 12 months to 2 years to climbers 2-5 years old. Kids yoga, toddler dance classes, and free play areas.
For swimming hit up the Ithaca Swimming Pool & Skate park only 150m away, and for indoor activities the Palace Barracks cinema is also only 150m away.
If you walk out the doors of the Gambaro Hotel you will find that it is only 200 metres to Suncorp Stadium. Between April and July there are seventeen football games on the schedule, not including finals, and exhibition games. Friday the 17th of July Liverpool FC has confirmed they will be playing Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium. This historic game will be the first time Liverpool has visited Queensland in their 123 year history. Liverpool FC has 600,000 supporters in Australia and the land down under is abuzz with excitement over these most anticipated guests.
At the end of the year Suncorp Stadium is thrilled to welcome Taylor Swift.On 15 April Frontier Touring announced that Taylor Swift will bring her “1989 World Tour” to Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. Taylor Swift is an amazing example of a crossover artist, with roots in American Country music she has crossed over into the pop arena to win many awards and accolades in both music genres. Taylor has been writing songs since she was five years old and released her first album at the ripe old age of 16. That first album saw immediate fame with both country music lovers as well as pop fans.
Taylor Swift released her first song in 2006, “Tim McGraw” and in 2007 the awards began to come in. She has since won awards from the Country Music Association, as well as the Grammy’s. Her very first release hit the top ten, and she has been a household name for over a decade now.