Rothbury Hotel Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:01:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Top 10 things to do in Brisbane Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:27:04 +0000 Read More>>

We often get asked about what there is to do in and around Brisbane, so here is our list of the top 10 things to do and see.


1 South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands boasts free entertainment, fine dining, BBQ Areas, The Cultural Centre, The Wheel of Brisbane and most infamous man made Lagoon and a lovely modern feeling gateway to surrounding park spaces that serve as the ideal spot for a picnic, reading a book or letting the kids run around.  Simply put, the South Bank area is the most pleasant overall atmosphere to be found in Brisbane that blends everything the city does well into a single focal point.


2 Arts and Museum at Brisbane Cultural Centre

Walking the line between “cheap” and “free” depending on whether there is a special exhibition on the entertainment rich cultural district adjacent to Southbank waterfront provides a number of educational and entertaining opportunities for all.  The Culture Centre has 5 main buildings which include Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum, State Library and The Queensland Performing Arts Centre.


3 Long Pine Sanctuary

The original “Home of the Koalas” Lone Pine Sanctuary is located just to the north of the Brisbane River with the option of a ferry up the Brisbane River or a bus trip only 15 minutes away.  As the world’s first and largest Koala Sanctuary with more than 130 koalas, Queensland is deemed the only state where you can cuddle a Koala, so you can come away with your memories by way of photos.  The Sanctuary also boasts birds of prey, Tasmanian devils, reptiles and many more animals.


4 Story Bridge Climb

The Story Bridge is one of Brisbane’s most prominent and recognisable landmarks on the River City, so why not take advantage of the supreme scenic viewpoint and enjoy a climb to the top.  You are provided a headset which provides commentary from your climb’s guide and assists with pointing out local landmarks and historical icons.


5 Riverlife Adventures

Looking for a little more adventurous activities why not explore them at Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point, with the likes of abseiling, rock climbing, kayaking and more to ignite your interest.  The Kangaroo Point Cliffs host the abseiling in reverse a challenge more strenuous but offers the same rewards.


6 Rail Museum

The Rail Museum is located around a 40 minute drive away from the city and is a perfect activity for the family.  The workshops host a broad range of travel history from steam era all the way to the current electric models used today.  Something for the younger kids is the “Day out with Thomas” event during school holidays.


7 Moreton Island

If you are looking at experiencing a breathtaking journey this begins at the mouth of the Brisbane River aboard a fast catamaran.  A scenic trip just over an hour provides you with marine life spotting on the way.  On the Island there are a variety of activities from fish feeding, ocean kayaking, stand up paddling, guided snorkelling in the infamous wrecks and many more on land activities.

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8 Brisbane River and Kookaburra River Queens

You haven’t truly experienced the best of what Brisbane has to offer unless you have seen the city from the vantage point of the water and one of the most unique and tranquil ways for doing so is offered by Kookaburra River Queens.  Many of Brisbane’s icons take on an entirely new aspect when viewed from the water, such as the Story Bridge, Southbank Parklands and city skyline


9 Whale Watching

Located only 30 minutes from Brisbane City, Brisbane Whale Watching offers you the best of the best when it comes to Whale Watching with their vessel being modern, big and comfortable with all the modern on board conveniences to make your experience a memorable one with the typically clear Queensland’s sky during the whale watching season.


10 Explore Brisbane by Bicycle

Ideal for getting around Brisbane whether for the daily commute to work or you’re a visitor wishing to explore some of Brisbane’s most scenic spots, cycling offers a relaxed, family friendly and healthy way to take in Queensland’s Capital City.


ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is located within walking or short driving distance to the Top 10 Things to do in Brisbane, so come join us and explore Brisbane City with us.

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SUMMER EVENTS IN BRISBANE Wed, 07 Jan 2015 06:19:32 +0000 Read More>>

As the summer heats up over Brisbane there are some fantastic sporting events and concerts coming up. ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is located just 200 meters from Central Train Station so where ever you want to go in the city you are not too far away.


Brisbane International      Queensland Tennis Centre         4th – 11th January

This fantastic event is a warm up for the Australian Open and has a number of top grade champions competing for the title. Roger Federer, the seventeen-time Grand-Slam champion is back along with Bernard Tomic for the men’s and Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic, will battle it out for the woman’s title.


Asian Cup                       Suncorp Stadium             10th – 22nd January

The AFC Asian Cup has grown into the continent’s biggest football (soccer) event, one that stands proudly alongside any top level competition around the globe in terms of excitement and entertainment. Brisbane is hosting seven matches of the 2015 AFC tournament, including a Socceroos match and a quarter final.


Nelly                                Riverstage Theatre          10th January

Double Grammy award-winning rapper Nelly is joined by Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B for the ultimate hip hop concert. With over 21 million albums sold, the tour marks Nelly’s first visit to Australia in 4 years, and first ever arena tour.


Passenger                       Riverstage Theatre          25th January

English folk-rock singer-songwriter, and the voice of one of 2013’s most successful songs world-wide, “Let Her Go”,  Passenger will  tour off the back of the release of his new album Whispers.


The Vamps                     Riverstage Theatre                    26th January

Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans formed The Vamps in early 2012, and having supported the likes of Taylor Swift, The Wanted and McFly, The Vamps are a huge live act with each member well versed in their respective instruments, making them stand out from the rest.


Sting and Paul Simon       Entertainment Centre      3rd February

Sting & Paul Simon, two of music’s most renowned and enduring artists, will bring their critically-acclaimed On Stage Together tour to Brisbane where they will blend their voices and their bands while performing their best-known songs both together and apart.


Roxette                           Entertainment Centre                10th February

One of Sweden’s finest exports, Roxette have a string of much loved hits under their belt including Listen To Your Heart, The Look, How Do You Do, Spending My Time, Joyride, Dangerous, Sleeping In My Car, Dressed For Success, It Must Have Been Love, Almost Unreal and many more.


One Direction                            Suncorp Stadium             11th February

The ‘On The Road Again’ 2015 Tour will see One Direction play songs from their latest 2 x platinum album, MIDNIGHT MEMORIES, as well as songs from their 3 x platinum TAKE ME HOME and their 4 x platinum debut album, UP ALL NIGHT.


Angus and Julia Stone     Riverstage Theatre                    13th February

Angus and Julia Stone will tour in support of their latest release, the captivating self-titled third album, ‘Angus & Julia Stone’.  Joining Angus & Julia Stone on the road for these very special summer evenings will be Cloud Control, Jarryd James and Little May


Guy Sebastian                 Entertainment Centre                14th February

Australia’s most successful male artist, Guy Sebastian, is embarking on his first ever national arena tour playing six shows as part of his ‘Madness’ tour! The ‘Madness’ tour is sure to please the entire family with Guy’s countless hits and eclectic range of upbeat tunes and emotive ballads.


Foo Fighters                              Suncorp Stadium                       24th February

The Foo Fighters “Sonic Highways” Tour of Australia will see the band bringing many of their mammoth stadium anthems as well as soon to be classics from Sonic Highways such as lead single ‘Something From Nothing’.


Soundwave                    Brisbane Show Grounds                     28th February – 1st March

With 70 artists Soundwave 2015 will be held over 2 action-packed days. Featuring Soundgarden, Slipknot, Faith No More and the Smashing Pumpkins, this will be an event not to be missed!


Drake                              Entertainment Centre                            5th March

Canadian hip-hop superstar Drake has sat at the nucleus of the worldwide rap and R&B worlds. It’s hard to think of another artist in recent history who has so successfully ridden the lines between out-and-out international megastar and critical darling.



Eagles                             Entertainment Centre                10th & 11th March

The legendary ‘Hotel California’ outfit will perform their career-spanning “History Of the Eagles” concert, which sees members Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B Schmit deliver an incredible three-hour songfest of classic Eagles hits, including tracks the band had never previously performed live.


Ed Sheeran                     Riverstage Theatre                  20th to 22nd March

Accompanied on stage by only a loop pedal and his trusty acoustic guitar, his ability to fill even the biggest of rooms is testament to his unique talent and appeal as a live performer.


Kylie                                Entertainment Centre                21st March

Renowned for pulling out all the stops on her arena shows, the ‘Kiss Me Once’ Tour will feature songs from her #1 album ‘Kiss Me and hits from across her extensive career.


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VISIT BRISBANE. STAY WITH US Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:01:54 +0000 Read More>>

As the summer sun sets over Brisbane, the city is washed in a beautiful golden light.  Clean, fresh, and festive for the G20, Brisbane is experiencing a major renaissance, perfect for local and international visitors alike.   Nestled cozily alongside the Brisbane River, Brisbane was previously disregarded for its lack of beaches and sophistication in Queensland, but now, awash with culture, award winning dining, and a variety of events, the city is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway or an exciting city adventure.  With the sheer number of things to do and see in Brisbane, we have broken down the best of the best for  the holiday season, to help create the ultimate guide to the early summer season.


Dining and Nightlife

Fortitude Valley

Unfairly painted as the seedy area of Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, or “The Valley” as locals call it is the hub for all things indie and boutique.  Quaint cafes and boutique shops have cropped up throughout the area, making it an attractive locale.  Whilst it has some of the best nightclubs and nightlife in Brisbane, Fortitude Valley also contributes to the developing culture in the city, with great art galleries and the Institute of Modern Art, which is free to enter.  As the sun sets, The Valley becomes a hub of entertainment, with cheap, ethnic eateries, great pubs and tapas restaurants, and of course all of the attractions of Chinatown.  Without a doubt, Chinatown is a must see for any visitor, complete with delicious food at all times of the day.  Finally, check out the great club scene and dance the night away, all in walking distance from the ULTIQA Rothbury.


Getting There: Fortitude Valley is a 5-minute cab ride or short 10-minute walk from ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel.  Enjoy the summer weather on foot during the day and head back in the comfort of a cab or a private car, which we can arrange for a small fee.



Whether you love the theatre, shopping, dining out, or soaking in sun, Brisbane is the perfect city to visit this summer season.  Clean and thriving  with something to offer all types of travel guests, Brisbane is sure to please.  When you visit Brisbane, stay with us.  The ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is wonderfully located for all of your activities, but quiet and comfortable enough to be a great home away from home.  Our apartments and our staff will envelop you in the beautiful atmosphere of the city, making you feel welcome and at peace.

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BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:30:38 +0000 Read More>>

Discover Brisbane’s vibrant live music, contemporary art scene, shop for international brands and cutting-edge local designer fashion, or scour antique shops. Join locals at weekend markets, and soak up our subtropical climate, river, parks and outdoor spaces. Whatever your pleasure Brisbane will and always inspires, and ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is your accommodation partner to enjoy all of this..

The 3 major entertainment venues in Brisbane are The Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Entertainment Centre and Suncorp Stadium.

Seen by over 75 million people, Disney’s The Lion King is a landmark musical event hitting Brisbane’s Queensland Performing Arts Centres, (QPAC) from now until 25th January 2015. Since The Lion King’s Broadway opening, the production has been lauded for its spectacular and inventive use of puppetry, dance and African-inflected music.


QPAC is located only a short 25 minute walk or 10 minute taxi ride from ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel in Ann Street Brisbane, or a couple of stops from Central Station.  ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel offers guests a comfortable accommodation setting and access to Brisbane’s fine dining for before or after watching your Lion King Theatre performance.

The Brisbane Entertainment Centre hosts some of the world’s biggest superstars like Katy Perry, Rolling Stones, Roxette, Kylie Minogue, Ricky Martin, Rod Stewart, The Eagles and many more with major acts being released frequently.  Gaining access to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre is even easier with Central Station only a 50 metre walk from ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel and leading you straight to Boondall Station and a short walk to the entrance of the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.  If you don’t feel like catching the train our local limousine/car companies are happy to pick you up from the ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel and deliver you straight to the entrance for a small fee.


Suncorp Stadium is the home of some of Queensland’s best athletes and sporting events.  From The Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane Roar, Queensland Reds to name a few.  Also hosting numerous other events including international superstars like One Direction in February 2015.  Suncorp Stadium is located only a short walking distance from Milton Train Station and Caxton Street which offers divine dining and renowned night lift.


Dining – if that’s what you are looking for, ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is only 15 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride to the Valley (Fortitude Valley), with great restaurants, China Town and the night club scene.  Why not stay with us and then enjoy the culinary delights so close.

If you require accommodation for any Brisbane Events contact ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel for specials and packages on offer via our website.

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ULTIQA Locations Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:10:54 +0000 Read More>>


ULTIQA resorts currently has 4 properties under its portfolio situated in South East Queensland, with 2 properties on the Gold Coast ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach and ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort, 1 property in the Brisbane CBD, ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel & 1 property on the Sunshine Coast at Caloundra being ULTIQA Shearwater Resort.

Each property has its own unique character and charm, with the same friendly service you would expect from an ULTIQA Resort.


ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach Broadbeach, Gold Coast

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Located in the heart of Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach directly faces the Pacific Ocean with unobstructed ocean views. Broadbeach has been describes as the cosmopolitan hub of the Gold Coast with extensive shopping, bars and dining options and all this is at your doorstep at ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach.


ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort Broadbeach, Gold Coast


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Located on the banks of Broadbeach’s pristine waterways, ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort is the perfect destination for families or corporates who want to stay close to the beach, but in a quieter location. You can explore the busy vibe of Broadbeach or simply relax in the pool and let the world go by. The ULTIQA  Cafe is situated on the ground floor and offers a variety of hot and cold and sweet and savoury foods plus beverage options.


ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel Brisbane, Queensland

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ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is one of Brisbane’s best heritage experiences featuring quality European Art Deco style and friendly service. Located in the city centre just moments away from Central Station you have easy access to the best restaurants, shopping, and entertainment that Brisbane has to offer from ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel. ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel also offers guests the opportunity to unwind in our roof top garden setting where you can relax and enjoy a heated spa, sauna or BBQ meal surrounded by city lights.


ULTIQA Shearwater Resort Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

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Facing the gorgeous Kings Beach in Caloundra, ULTIQA Shearwater Resort is perfect for a family holiday.  Located directly opposite the beach and water park, ULTIQA Shearwater Resort offers outstanding views across Kings Beach to Moreton Island and the wide open blue of the Pacific Ocean.




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Who Is ULTIQA ? Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:02:33 +0000 Read More>>

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At ULTIQA, we are creating a brand that is both aspirational and attainable, a name synonymous with consistent quality, desirable locations and most importantly, lifelong memories of special holiday experiences.

The name itself is unique. At its core, ULTIQA is a condensed adaptation of ‘ultramodern boutique apartments’. Equally, it connotes ‘ultimate quality’. The name sounds modern, high-end, yet accessible, and can sit comfortably and confidently across the entire suite of business components.

Have you ever stayed somewhere that’s more than a stunning location, but a unique experience? Sure, it was the picturesque backdrop that brought you there initially. After a while though, you begin to realise this is your place. The spot to share with your friends and family, your postcode for happiness.

A destination where routine is forgotten, baggage is left behind, and time seems to linger, guided only by the gentle flow of the tide. You could spend all day just relaxing amidst the ultramodern surrounds, simply enjoying the company of those you love the most. Here, you are worlds away, but somehow never feel more at home.

It’s the best interpretation of how life should be, and why your soul aches to be there when you’re not. Many people call this place their ultimate escape. We simply call it… ULTIQA

To elevate the meaning of ULTIQA for holidaymakers and business travellers, an organising thought, or communication platform, has been developed. It is a positioning statement that establishes the purpose of ULTIQA, while also resonating with guests.

This statement represents ULTIQA’s vision to define and

deliver a new standard in stays across all our properties. This will be proven by the space and comfort of each apartment, and felt through the quality of service provided to each guest. It is this reassurance of knowing what to expect of an ULTIQA stay – “a better home away from home” – that offers peace of mind.

At ULTIQA, we understand how important it is that a holiday allows you to maximise time spent with the people you love. This is why we are continually creating holiday solutions that meld fresh destinations and experiences with the opportunity to establish special and cherished holiday traditions to be enjoyed through the generations.

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