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If you're coming to Brisbane and you are looking for something new to do while you are here, why not plan a visit around one of these great events.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service & Parade 2014

ANZAC Day Dawn Service & Parade 2014

When: Thursday 25th April 2013
Where: Shrine of Remembrance, Ann Street Brisbane

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service of 2014 will be held on Friday the 25th of April at the Shrine of Remembrance, Anzac Square in Ann Street, Brisbane CBD.  The service commences at 4.28am.

Anzac Day is arguably Australia's most important national day. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

It is today a commemoration of the sacrifices of those who have  defended our Australian way of life in all conflicts and military commitments by Australian Forces since WWI.

Thousands of people are expected to gather at the Shrine of Remembrance so if you are planning to attend the Dawn Service why not take the stress out and stay the night prior, Thursday 24th April at with us. We are conveniently located across the road from Anzac Square.

The 2014 Brisbane ANZAC Day Parade commences at 10am at the corner of George and Elizabeth Streets and will finish at approximately 1pm. The route follows George Street, turns right into Adelaide Street, and then right again into Creek Street ending in Ann Street near the railway station.

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Bledisloe Cup Brisbane 2014

Bledisloe Cup Brisbane 2014

When: 18 October 2014
Where: Suncorp Stadium

In 2014, the three-Test Bledisloe series will culminate at the Wallabies’ fortress, Suncorp Stadium, in Brisbane on Saturday 18th October.

The Wallabies will again be looking to recapture the mighty Bledisloe Cup trophy next year for the first time since 2002. The All Blacks current reign is the second longest in history, comparable only to the incredible streak established from 1951 to 1978.

The last time Australia hosted two of the three clashes, they lost 27-19 in Sydney but managed a 18-18 in Brisbane, while in 2010 the Wallabies came close again, losing a 23-22 nailbiter at ANZ Stadium.

The ARU CEO, Bill Pulver has shared his thoughts on this mouth watering event- 
“It’s also very exciting to have two out of the three Bledisloe Cup games on our own home soil in 2014,”
“We’ll have the first Bledisloe and opening match of The Rugby Championship in Sydney in August as the pinnacle event of the Bledisloe Cup Festival.
“We’d love to think that by the time we meet the All Blacks in Brisbane in October, it will be one-all between Australia and New Zealand and we’ll take hold of the Bledisloe Cup again on our own turf.” 

Details on ticket availability are yet to be announced so stay tuned but in the mean time why not BOOK your accommodation now at The Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane. Perfectly situtaed in the heart of the Brisbane CBD and within very close walking distance to Central Train Station and regular services to Suncorp Stadium.

Easter & ANZAC Day 2014

Easter & ANZAC Day 2014

When: 18-25th April
Where: Brisbane

As we wave goodbye to January and all thoughts of Christmas the smell of hot cross buns at your local supermarket or bakery is all too familiar as they like to remind or persuade us that Easter is edging closer!

In 2014 Good Friday falls on April the 18th and the following Friday the 25th is ANZAC Day.

At this stage there is limited information on Easter events taking place in the city and the specifics on the Dawn Service but as soon as these come to light this page will be updated.

The Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane provides the perfect inner city accommodation option for you and the whole family to enjoy this egg-citing time of year and if you are planning on staying a week or more or are after a convenient option for the night of the 24th we are situated within minutes walk of ANZAC Square for the dawn service.


State Of Origin 2014

State Of Origin 2014

When: 28 May and 9 July 2014
Where: Suncorp Stadium

For the first time since 2011, two games will be held in Queensland for the 2014 State of Origin Series. Game I will be played in Brisbane on Wednesday May 28 2014, Game II in Sydney on June 18, before the series returns to Brisbane for Game III on July 9.

Ticketing information will be realesed in March, however with Queensland celebrating 100 Origin Games in the State in Game 1 get in early as securing tickets will be like pulling hens teeth! It is suggested that you get Maroon Membership as it is the only way to guarantee your ticket to an Origin match in Brisbane!

If you are planning on attending either one or hopefully BOTH games then be sure to BOOK your accommodation nice and early also. The Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane offers the perfect inner city option with spacious and comfortable rooms and has a location that will be the envy of all your friends. Situated in the heart of Queen Street, opposite Post Office Square and only a 5 minute walk to Central Train Station for services to Suncorp Stadium taking all the hassle out of driving at a time when you will be no doubt celebrating another series WIN!

The King And I Returns To Brisbane In 2014

The King And I Returns To Brisbane In 2014

When: April 15 to June 1 2014
Where: QPAC, Brisbane

THE KING AND I returns to Australia and opens in Brisbane's QPAC with the first lady of Australian musical theatre, Lisa McCune and international opera sensation Teddy Tahu Rhodes as the King of Siam.

Don’t miss this legendary production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. A triple crown award winner: The Tony, the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle for Best Musical Revival, this dazzling show is a lavish and triumphant fresh new look at a time-honoured classic.

Hailed as 'THE MOST RAVISHING SHOW YOU MAY EVER SEE ON BROADWAY' when it opened in 1996, this multi-award winning production of THE KING AND I was created in Australia and conquered Broadway and London before touring the US and the UK. It is a story of love and joy, set to one of the most glorious, unforgettable scores ever written, including Shall We Dance, I Whistle A Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers, Getting To Know You, I Have Dreamed and Something Wonderful.

For decades, THE KING AND I captivated millions with its delightful story of Anna Leonowens, brought to the court of Siam as tutor to the King’s children.

This is a dazzling musical celebration, a sumptuous production with stunning scenery and magnificent costumes, definitely an event not to be missed.

Tickes are available to be purchased from the QPAC website so get in nice and early with your preferred dates as it promises to be popular. And while you are at it organise your accommodation in the Brisbane CBD with us at the Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane and take advantage of staying in the heart of the city in your choice of our beautiful Studio, One or Two Bedroom Apartments suitable for all the family!

If you are planning a visit to Brisbane here is a list of some key events for the next few months. Why not book your accommodation with us and enjoy a night out:

April 2014

4th - Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels
4th - 5th - Russian Ballet:  Don Quixote

4th - 6th - Tinnie and Tackle Show

4th - 6th - 2014 Congress of Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction

5th - Qld Reds vs Western Force

11th - Qld Reds vs Brumbies
12th - Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners
13th - Helen Reddy Concert
13th - 15th - Queensland Fine Foods Expo
15th - 30th - The King and I Musical
17th - Brisbane Lions vs Richmond
18th - Kris Kristofferson
18th - 21st - 2014 National Band Championships

18th - 21st - EASTER LONG WEEKEND Public Holiday

24th - Bliss N Eso
24th - 30th - Queensland Ballet: Coppelia
25th - Anzac Day Public Holiday
25th - Brisbane Broncos vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

May 2014

1st - 10th - Queensland Ballet:  Coppelia
1st - 11th May - The King and I Musical
2nd - Hugh Laurie

3rd - Brisbane Lions vs Sydney Swans

3rd - Jason Derulo Concert

3rd - 7th - World Congress of Audiology 2014

6th - Lorde Concert
6th - 8th - Power2u14 Asia Pacific Congress
7th - Arctic Monkeys
10th - Brisbane Lions vs Essendon
11th - Queensland Reds vs Crusanders
12th - 13th - Michael Buble
16th - Brisbane Broncos vs Gold Coast Titans
16th - Nitro Circus

17th - Queensland Reds vs Rebels
17th - 18th - Queensland Hot Rod and Street Machine Expo
17th - 18th - Wrays Organic Expo
18th - Jeff Dunham Concert
21st - 25th - DORIS: Doris Day, so much more
23rd - 24th - Gluten Free Food Expo
23rd - Celtic Thunder
23rd - 26th - Australian Association of Massage Therapists
24th - 25th - Paniyiri Greek Festival
28th - State of Origin Game 1
29th - 31st - Qld Reds vs Highlanders
31st - Travelplan International Ski Expo
31st - Brisbane Lions vs Carlton

Future key event dates


4 - 6 April, 2014 - Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE)
18 - 21 April, 2014 - National Band Championships
29 -31 May, 2014 - Dietitians Association National Conference
14 - 17 July, 2014 - ICIM 2014
6 - 9 August, 2014 - Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Exhibition
10 - 14 August, 2014 - AILA World Congress
10 - 16 November, 2014 - G20 Summit

28 May, 2014 - State of Origin Game 1 - Suncorp Stadium
7 June, 2014 - Wallabies vs France - Suncorp Stadium
9 July, 2014 - State of Origin Final - Suncorp Stadium
18 October, 2014 - Bledisloe Cup - Suncorp Stadium
4 - 11 January, 2015 - Brisbane International Tennis - Tennyson
Asia World Cup - Suncorp Stadium - January 2015

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