Five friends and I went on the Sun Goddess over the long weekend. The Sun Goddess is one of Coomera house boats cheapest large boats it can hold you to 12 people but is probably more comfortable with no more the about 8 people. The boat does not require anyone on board to have a boat licence but it does required the driver is over 18. If you looking to have a big drinking weekend on the boat you’ll need to remember you are required to have someone on the boat under the legal 0.05 Queensland alcohol limit at all times.
You can take to boat to quite a few of the island including north and south Stradbroke, Russell, Kangaroo and Eden Island. These island are mostly unpopulated and it’s quite nice to be able to find areas with not many other people around so close to Brisbane. We did find though there where a lot of boat around being a long weekend and some of the fishing spots where a bit to crowed to be able to fish.
A few things that we learned from our trip:
- You want to have the outboard motor on the dinghy, rowing at dinghy is very hard work at the price you pay to hire the outboard motor is well worth it.
- Watch out for where you park you boat at night we had a problem on night with other boats coming passed us causing our boat to rock a lot.
- Come prepared you don’t want to be going back to the Coomera house boat head quarters to often cause it a 30min boat right down the Coomera river and you won’t get much time to explore if you do.
To find out more you can have a look at Coomera houseboats website it’s quite easy to navigate and has an online booking system https://www.coomerahouseboats.com.au/
The red queen is a local event hire company have hires out yard games and decorative items for parties around Brisbane. Games include croquet, giant Connect Four and Jenga. There are also items including drink stations, picnic baskets, black boards and vintage fie china.
The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art are located along river just in Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct at South Bank. The galleries holds a collection of over 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art. It hosts exhibitions of art work from around Australia and internationally.
QAGOMA contains a Children Art Center which collaborates on interactive artworks with leading artists from around the world, and two Cinema which regularly screen films to the public and can be hired out for events.
QAGOMA operates a cafe and restaurant and has spaces that can be hired out for events with catering.
Open Daily 10am - 5pm
Free admission except for some exhibitions
MC Caterers offers a varied selection of breakfast, lunch, snacks and light meal options. With a range of hot and cold platters including options like Savory Muffins, Quiche, Salad, Slices and Cakes. There will work to cater for any customs dietary requirements and offer delivery around the Brisbane area.
Phone: 07 3844 7222
Eagle farm racecouse located at the end of racecourse road is a heritage listed house racing venue. Run by Brisbane Racing Clubs there are a number of different rooms available for hire for events like wedding, formals and work functions. It can also even be hire for larger events with 7000 square meters of space available.
As a racecouse it has house races on most weekends with tickets selling for $15. There are also sometime free midweek racedays. There are a number of group and members packages available on race days to make you event with friends more exciting.
Eat street is a food market made out of shipping located on Brisbane iconic Hamilton north shore. It has a huge range of food and drink vendors serving all types of food from Thia curries to ice cream cones made out of donuts.
Eat Street Markets has two stages where dancers and singers from across the globe perform, entertaining patrons as they enjoy their food. There is also an Open Air Cinema which is Eat Street Market’s very own moonlight cinema.
The precinct contains many seating areas, such as rooms of tables and chairs, food court style seating, bench seating, bar tables, camping chairs. There are five private dining containers which can be hired by patrons for special events or occasions. You can book a dining container online here it costs $75 for 2 hours or $150 for 4.5 hours.
There is also an old house boat available to book for larger groups. It comes with its own butler and cost $290 for 45 people of less for 3 hours or $490 for up to 80 people. The boat contains a lounge area, bar and has a chandelier.
Being on the Brisbane river eat street also offers the option of a private venue overlook the river. The River Deck is a covered sheltered space over looking the view with city views. Intended for cocktail style function it has a bar and also come with a waiter included in the package. It costs $450 for 45 people and $690 for up to 80 for 3 hours.
To enter eat street there is a charge on $2.50 and that is still the case if you entering for a function. There are two car parks for eat street but both of them can still fill up so you might want to consider taking the citycat to northshore. Eat street is open 4pm till 10pm Friday and Saturday and 11am to 7pm Sunday.
A combination of soccer and golf, the game is played with a soccer ball. The rules are almost the same as golf with the players kicking a soccer ball rather than hitting a golf ball. It was first launched overseas a few years ago and its popularity is sweeping the globe.
Virginia Golf Club is one of the first golf courses in Queensland to create a Foot Golf course. The course take approximately 45 mins to complete. You can purchase drinks and food for the clubhouse and take it with you on the course.
Soccer balls can be hired and just turn up in regular soccer clothing but cleats are not allowed. I would also suggest taking insect repellent if you playing in the afternoon cause there can be a lot of mosquito around the course.
It cost $15 for a game with $5 for ball hire. You can bring your own size #5 soccer ball, if you do hire one you will need to put a $20 deposit down that you get back at the end of your game.
Check the booking to find times available, Most days playing times are available between 3pm and 5pm.
Booking Link http://www.virginiagolf.com.au/guests/bookings/ViewPublicCalendar.msp?booking_resource_id=3000000
A few time a year inflatable world at Toombul has a Adults only night where they serve alcohol and everyone needs to be above the age of 18. Inflatable world Toombul is setup inside the Toombul sports centre which is 300m walk from the toombul station. The session cost $17 and goes for 3 hours. There are about 12 different jumping castles with different themes and different activities. For the adults only night, they had a DJ and lighting set up. Tickets are sold before the night by calling or sending them and email.
Brisbane hacker space is currently running course with RABKA Gold & Silversmiths to create rings and pendents out of silver. They train 10 people in a 4 hour course at a cost of $115 per person bookable through Eventbrite. You can also probably organise at private class for you group by contacting RABKA Gold & Silversmiths.
The class was quite interesting with looks of different technicians to learn. You start with a long peace of silver that you then heat with a blow torch then cool of and bend and cut into a shape resembling a ring. When you have ring like shape you then solider metal into the join and then hit the ring with a special hammer till it is the size you want it to be to fit your finger.
New Farm Cinemas is located in the New Farm Village Centre, surrounded by fine dining restaurants, coffee shops and art deco buildings and residences. New Farm Cinemas screens a combinatiton of mainstream movies and quality arthouse films. Has very nice seating and bean bags in the front row of the cinemas.
There only offer booking a seat with there gold class option which is much more affordable that other gold class options at a maximum of $23 per seat. The other cinemas you can book at ticket online but can select seats so your group will need to show up early to find seats together. They have a nice waiting area at the front of the cinemas for groups that do show up early.
The new farm cinemas often do special events and special screenings of films for different occasions. You can visit there events page to see what special events are coming up http://newfarmcinemas.com.au/events/
You can contact new farm cinemas about having functions at there cinemas there do private cinema hire for stuff like Birthday and Christmas parties.