Abbey Medieval Festival
Abbey Medieval Festival

Brisbane’s top 10 winter wonders

BRISBANE'S event and cultural scene is roaring to life this winter.

New bars and restaurants are making their way into every nook and cranny, blockbuster events are poised to throw open their doors and nail-biting sports are kicking off decade long rivalries.

Get involved and enjoy Brisbane's non-stop winter activity at www.visitbrisbane.com.au.

 

1. State of Origin - One of the most anticipated events on the calendar is this year's 2013 State of Origin. Brisbane will host the second and often deciding match of the series.

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2. Stradbroke Winter Whale Watching - Go whale watching at Stradbroke on Brisbane's coastline in June, and enjoy one of Stradbroke's favourite winter pastimes.

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3. Quilts 1700 - 1945 - In collaboration with the world's greatest design museum, London's Victoria and Albert Museum, 'Quilts 1700-1945' explores more than 200 years of British patchwork and quilt-making.

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4. Chilliwow - Just opened, Chilliwow brings a little bit of Mexico to Brisbane's nightlife. The Mexican-style cantina takes their theme seriously with bold coloured interiors, walls covered with Mexican relics and a fresh menu that transports your tastebuds to Mexico.

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5. War Horse - Don't miss War Horse, one of the world's most celebrated productions. From 6 July, QPAC will bring breathing, galloping full-scale horses to life on stage.

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6. Abbey Medieval Festival - This is Australia's largest medieval event, a magical spectacle of colour, pageantry, music and chivalrous combat.

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7. Regional Flavours - As Brisbane's signature food and lifestyle event, Regional Flavours promises live music, inspiring chef presentations and scrumptious goodies from Queensland's finest providores.

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8. Grease - Dust off your leather jackets and pull on your bobby-socks for the new multi-million dollar production of Grease, set to open their Australian season in Brisbane.

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9. My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia - This exhibition will be the Gallery's largest ever exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian art from across the country.

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10. Elixir Rooftop Bar - Nestled above Brisbane's busy Ann Street, Elixir arrives in Brisbane to offer carefully crafted drinks and a hidden tranquillity, avoiding the hustle and bustle of the busy Fortitude Valley below.

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