Monday, September 1, 2014

Hilltop Hoods to play huge show in Gladstone

Hilltop Hoods playing in Gladstone Queensland

Hilltop Hoods to play huge show in Gladstone

AUSSIE hip hop legends Hilltop Hoods are coming to Gladstone.

At least 2000 fans will flock to the Marley Brown Oval on October 19 for one of the biggest concerts in the city's history.

Tickets to see Suffa (Matt Lambert), MC Pressure (Daniel Smith) and DJ Debris (Barry Francis) are expected to disappear fast when they go on sale on Monday.

The gig is one of only six planned for the state.

Harvey Road Tavern and the ALH Group scored the concert over Rockhampton and other large central Queensland cities.

It will take 24 hours to set up the covered stage.

ALH Group entertainment and marketing co-ordinator Elaina Berg said it took six months of negotiating to get the Hoods to visit Gladstone.

"We had the facilities available to accommodate what they were looking for," she said.

"It's fabulous and we're excited to have that opportunity for Gladstone."

Hip-hop lover and musician Nick Oram said the city was lucky to score the Hoods' gig.

"There's so much hip hop around that people love but they have never really been able to see it in their home town," he said.

Illy, another popular Aussie hip hop artist, performs at Hervey Road Tavern on Thursday night.

Gladstone is sixth on the 21-stop national tour for the Hoods, who hail from South Australia.

The band, which has just released Walking Under Stars - the follow-up to the highly rated Drinking from the Sun - completed sold-out tours of New Zealand, Europe and UK this year.

The Cosby Sweater Tour will feature Blue Mountain's trio, and Triple J favourites, Thundamentals as the support act. K21 and DJ Morgs round out the bill.

The band will play Mackay and Townsville on October 18 and 26.

Aussie music icon Pete Murray will play on the oval in November.

He is expected to draw a crowd of 2000.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Prepare to Be Spellbound by Wicked | Capitol Theatre Sydney

Wicked package at Metro Hotel Sydney Central

Sydneysiders and visitors to Sydney wanting to see the biggest theatre hit of the decade Wicked, The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, opening in Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on September 25, can now book great value accommodation Hot Deals at Metro Hotel Sydney Central.

Located directly opposite the Capitol Theatre, Metro Hotel Central Sydney is the ideal accommodation choice to see this highly acclaimed production. Awe-inspiring and spectacular, Wicked is the untold story of the witches of OZ.

Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the land of OZ. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood.

The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular and the story tells how these unlikely friends grow.

Metro Hotel Sydney Central is the perfect accommodation choice for visitors to Sydney, situated right in the heart of Sydney in Pitt Street, five minutes’ walk from Central Station (for visitors arriving from the country), with an eclectic mix of restaurants nearby including Chinatown and Thaitown.

With popular local attractions such as Paddy’s Markets, Queen Victoria Building and Darling Harbour close by, the use of a car would not be necessary. Light rail passes are available from the Hotel Reception and numerous bus routes provide an excellent service to explore other parts of Sydney like Manly, Bondi Beach, Luna Park and North Sydney.

This Wicked Family Hot Deal is available to be booked between September and November are $225.00 for two adults and two children in a deluxe double/double room including daily hot breakfast buffet and chocolates on arrival.

A perfect early Christmas gift, packages during December start from $205 and has the same inclusions. The package does not include theatre tickets but these can be purchased on-line or directly from the Capitol Theatre.

Book this Wicked package at Metro Hotel Sydney Central

Monday, August 18, 2014

What's on at Darling Harbour ~ August 2014

what's on darling harbour august - Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour

Daily Event:
True Blue Cruises (Sydney Whale Watching)
Two level decks and a 360-degree lower viewing deck bring you as close to Sydney's migrating humpback whales as possible.
Time: 8:45am to 12:35pm and 1:30pm to 4pm
Price: From $60
Where: Departing from Cockle Bay Marina near IMAX Theatre

Daily Event:
Beautiful Whale
American articst Bryant Austin is the only photographer in the world producing life-size photographs of whales. Come eye to eye with his portraits of nature's underwater giants.
Time: 9:30am to 5pm daily
Price: Adults $15, child/concession $10
Where: Australian National Maritime Museum Darling Harbour

Daily Event:
Undersea Art Exhibition Sydney
A 5-metre tall, 15-metre long floating sea turtle has arrived inn Cockle Bay to celebrate the new Undersea Art Exhibition by BJ Price featuring at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium until 11th of September.
Giant turtle: Showing 24 hours (located southern end of Cockle Bay)
Exhibition time: 9:30am to 7pm daily
Where: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Aquarium Wharf

Sat 16, 23 and 30 August:
Harbourside Fireworks
why wait until New Year's Eve to see fireworks in Sydney when you can see them every Saturday night at Darling Harbour? It's a great way to celebrate the weekend!
Time: From 8:30pm
Price: FREE!
Where: Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour

Tues - Sun: 
Constructed from 557 LED lights, powered by 100% renewable energy and boasting unique interactive capabilities, Luminous is a shimmer canvas through which to explore your curiousity.
Time: From 7:30pm
Price: FREE!
Where: Darling quarter

Sat 16:
Stella Fella Black Tie Ball
Enjoy a three course dinner and canapes including drinks and live entertainment. All profits from tickets go towards The Salvation Army's Trafficking and Slavery Safe House.
Time: 6:30pm
Price: $190 per person (for table of 10 - $1750 using the promo code stellafella2014)
Where: Dockside Pavillion, Darling Harbour

For more information on any of these events, visit

Need accommodation near Darling Harbour?

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour has Darling Harbour views and is located only 10 minutes from Wynyard station. Located perfectly in the heart of the city, Metro Apartments Darling Harbour is within easy access of all major attractions such as, the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, IMAX Theatre, Cockle Bay Restaurants, Maritime Museum, Chinatown - restaurants and taverns, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Powerhouse Museum and the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

We are offering this online discount: Book an accommodation package at Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour to receive 15% off. Promotion code: DarlingHarbour.
Select specials from here:

Tel: (02) 9290 9200
Address: 132-136 Sussex Street, NSW 2000

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour
Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour
It's all about the views. Imagine standing on your own private balcony with a relaxing drink and watching the sun set over Darling Harbour. Well that's exactly how you could enjoy the end to another day when you next stay with us in one of our executive apartments located on levels 4-7.

The fully serviced one bedroom loft-style apartments provide you with many of the creature comforts of home. The brand new well equipped kitchen and bathroom with laundry facillities in your room are ideal for longer stays and provide you with plenty of room to relax and enjoy your stay.

Each of the well appointed rooms also has a LCD television with free Foxtel , telephone, free WiFi and small balcony.

More info:

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fireworks in August 2014 - Darling Harbour Sydney

Fireworks in August 2014 - Darling Harbour Sydney

Fireworks in August 2014 - Darling Harbour Sydney

You don’t have to wait for big occasions like New Year’s Eve to see fireworks in Sydney. Head to Harbourside in Darling Harbour and you’ll see fireworks most Saturday nights. Why? Because it’s the weekend and it’s time to party!

With more than 24 bars and restaurants, state-of-the-art entertainment venues and magnificent waterfront views, Harbourside is a great spot for a romantic meal, entertaining the family and partying with friends. Relax, have fun and feast on your favourite food while the spectacular fireworks turn the night sky red, green, blue and all the other colours of the rainbow.

Fireworks in August 2014 - Darling Harbour Sydney

Upcoming fireworks dates:  8.30pm Saturday 16, 23 and 30 August

For more info, visit:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2 Night Stay Package @ Apartments G60 Gladstone - Managed by Metro Hotels

Book your stay at Apartments G60 Gladstone - offering stylish and comfortable two bedroom apartments conveniently located in the heart of Gladstone. For a limited time, stay two nights or more and you'll save up to $20 per night!

Location: 55 Central Lane, Gladstone QLD 4680 Australia
Phone: 07 4972 4711
Details & to book:

About the hotel:
Apartments G60 Gladstone is located in Gladstone’s city centre, and just minutes away from local bars, restaurants, shops and the central business district.

Ideal for company relocation and long stay accommodation, these new contemporary and spacious apartments offer all the conveniences you need while away from home, including fully equipped kitchen and laundry, WIFI, large balconies and air-conditioning and a BBQ area.

Complimentary undercover car parking is also available.

Reception for the G60 Apartments is located at Metro Hotel & Apartments and 200m away at 22-24 Roseberry Street, Gladstone. Guests are also welcome to use all of the facilities at the Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone including swimming pool and Rocksalt restaurant.

Only two minutes away from Heron Island departure point and railway/bus depots, this hotel is your gateway to exploring Capricorn Coast’s Great Barrier Reef and numerous National Parks.

Visit our website for more information:

Hotel facilities:
• Brand new two bedroom apartments
• Complimentary undercover off-street car parking
• BBQ Area
• Lift

Bonus WiFi Hotel Deal @ Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone room

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone is offering this fantastic hotel special: from $131.00 per night when you book your accommodation with us. This great price includes complimentary WiFi and car parking*.

Location: 22-24 Roseberry Street, Gladstone QLD 4680 Australia
Phone: 07 4972 4711
Details & to book:

About the hotel:
Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone is located in the heart of Gladstone. This smoke-free hotel is perfect for a short or long stays as it offers fully serviced apartments with laundry services.

Property facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, BBQ and licensed restaurant Rocksalt on site.

The one bedroom family apartment can cater up to five guests and the one bedroom apartment a maximum of four guests.

Room facilities include a separate lounge, fully equipped kitchen, private balcony, washing machine & dryer, WIFI and secure on-site parking.

Only two minutes away from Heron Island departure point and railway/bus depots, this Hotel is your gateway to exploring Capricorn Coast’s Great Barrier Reef and numerous National Parks.

Visit our website for more information:

Hotel facilities:
• 50 Newly refurbished one bedroom apartments
• RockSalt – Licensed a-la-carte Restaurant and Bar
• Restaurant for hire for small functions or weddings
• Room service
• Laundry/dry-cleaning services
• BBQ facilities and Outdoor swimming pool

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone exterior

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone exterior pool image

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone swimming pool

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Latest Reviews on about Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour - August 2014

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 August 2014 by Bayholiday NEW
Girls weekend away and had a wonderful time the 1 bedroom loft apartment is spacious, clean, comfortable and had everything we required. The view is brilliant and so are the staff very helpful even carried bags down the stairs for us. The apartments are in easy walking to Darling Harbour, Paddys Markets, The Rocks & Circular Quay. Had a fantastic time!!! :)

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour loft apartment

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour serviced apartment

Book your next stay at Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour:
Location: 132-136 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia (close to Wynyard station)
Phone: 02 9199 - 2517