The Gap

Hidden away on the fringes of Brisbane's leafy outer suburbs lies a secluded community known as The Gap. Surrounded by lush bushland but just 15 minutes drive to the Brisbane city centre, locals at The Gap truly enjoy the best of both worlds.

Visitors are drawn to The Gap to enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of D'Aguilar National Park - over 28,500 hectares of unspoiled bushland offering opportunities for bushwalking, mountain-bike riding, horse-riding, bird-watching, picnicking or camping at a remote site in the hills.

The rich diversity of birds, animals and plant life in this park is surprising, and after enjoying any one of the picturesque walking tracks, it's easy to see why the locals have preserved this unique part of natural Brisbane.

Tuck into a barbecue lunch at Jolly's Lookout and enjoy sweeping views over the Samford Valley. Venture further with a short rainforest walk among strangler figs and climbing vines. Marvel at the sheer size and scale of Wivenhoe Dam on a scenic drive of the area.

Back at The Gap, you can visit the Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre - a living showcase of the amazing wildlife diversity of south-east Queensland. Get up close and personal with the reptiles, frogs, mammals, fish and birds that call this part of the world home.

Accommodation is the area is limited to holiday rentals and homestays, however a good selection of hotels and motels can be found in the suburbs closer to the Brisbane city centre.

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The Gap, Brisbane Area
Queensland
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Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$9 - 12
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Discover one man’s incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon.

The Kite Wishes Project

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin has a life-long love of kites, creating and flying them as a child in rare and precious moments with his father. Kites became a metaphor for Li’s life, as his career soared beyond the impoverished commune of his childhood to the ballet stages of the world.

Every Day I Wait - Anne Scott Wilson

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
23 January – 15 April 2018
Artist Anne Scott Wilson draws on 30 years of live performance and exhibitions to explore the relationship between movement and meaning. Her works meditate on the years of strenuous practice and endurance dancers undertake relative to their brief moments of glory as a performer.

Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM)

New Farm, Brisbane Area
19 – 23 February 2018
The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) is Australia's leading internationally focused industry event for contemporary performing arts. Established in 1994 by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, APAM showcases and promotes a thriving, diverse national performing arts sector, and stimulates the ongoing dialogue, collaboration and exchange between local artists and producers and their international counterparts to grow the export of Australian performance.

Moonlight Cinema - Brisbane

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$12.50 - 35.00
20 – 25 February 2018
Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in one of Brisbane's most iconic inner-city green spaces all summer long.

Diesel - 30 Year Thang Tour

Hamilton, Brisbane Area
From AU$35 - 40
23 February 2018
With a career spanning 15 albums, 35 singles and 6 ARIA awards, it will no doubt be a night to remember as Diesel takes to the stage in solo mode, allowing him to roam even further into the "nooks and crevices" of his back catalogue as he trawls through the Highways and back roads that have made him the journeyman of music he is today.

A Night with Cameron Smith and JT

Milton, Brisbane Area
23 February 2018
Calling all Queenslanders: Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston Testimonial Match. Friday February 23 (kick off at 7pm) at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. Australian, Queensland and Melbourne Storm and North Queensland Toyota Cowboys legends, Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston will be recognised for their contribution to Rugby League in a testimonial match.

Brisbane MindBodySpirit Festival

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
23 – 25 February 2018
Held annually, the Brisbane Mind Body Spirit Festival brings you the very best in health, wellness and spiritual guidance and is the largest of its kind. You can learn from over 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch the free stage performances, join a free meditation session or taste some delicious health foods!

Brisbane Comedy Festival 2018

New Farm, Brisbane Area
23 February 2018
Comic musings, side-splitting stories and tear-inducing tales… Australia’s fastest growing comedy festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, has grown into a multi-venue extravaganza, bursting at the seams to host a hand-picked selection of the funniest folk in the country.

The Irresistible

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$32 - 48
23 – 24 February 2018
The Irresistible is an exploration of the invisible and insidious nature of unconscious bias, told through multiple parallel narratives that intersect through mystery and sci-fi. Locations and time bleed into one another with dream-like fluidity as performers’ transition from one character to the next at breakneck-speed.
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