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A few ideas to beat school break boredom…

A1ACPB Frustrated mother helping bored daughter with homework

We all love having a break; there’s nothing better than putting your feet up and relaxing at the end of a long day, and when you know you don’t have to go back to it the next day, it’s that much sweeter. Eventually, though, you may find yourself having run out of things to keep yourself (or those younger ones that depend on you) entertained. Fear not! There are tons of fun ways to keep the kids exhausted these school holidays, and you don’t have to miss out on the good times yourself. Here are just a few, all of which are very local if you’re staying with us here at Robertson Gardens.

Olympic Ice Rinks Ice Skating at Acacia Ridge – it’s the perfect answer to the sweltering heat and humidity outside. Public sessions 7 days, and super cheap at only $11 per person including skate hire. 119 Beaudesert Road, Acacia Ridge, ~10 mins from us.


Skyzone Macgregor – this is a twofer – not only does this place have an awesome, massive, indoor trampoline park, where you can literally bounce off the walls, but it also includes a 3-storey laser-tag battle arena. You can jump around for an hour, and then shoot it out for an hour, for only $21 per person ($19 if you’re a return customer and have held onto your special trampolining socks). 544 Kessels Road, Macgregor, ~5 mins from us.

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AMF Bowling Mt Gravatt – line ‘em up and knock ‘em down. Who doesn’t love a good old game of bowling? Well, if you don’t, there’s an arcade as well, and if you don’t like that either (come on, now), Garden City Westfield Shopping Centre is only 2 minutes down the road. 533 Kessels Road, Macgregor, just across the road from Skyzone.


See, there’s plenty to do and it’s all in one spot! Go have some fun. 🙂


Ice Skating – http://www.iceworld.com.au/

Skyzone – http://www.skyzone.com.au/location/macgregor

AMF Bowling – https://www.amfbowling.com.au/venues/qld/amf-mt-gravatt

Summer in the Gardens


The sun is well and truly blazing in the great south-east, and while the heat is heavy, there’s no shortage of things to see, do and explore. Tight budget? Why not base yourself in Brisbane – here at Robertson Gardens in one of our fully self-contained apartments – as you spend the days discovering the magic of the area.

From the theme parks and beautiful beaches on the Gold Coast to the cool delicious parks at Southbank; there truly is something for everyone. Make the stay an adventure in itself!

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Here at the hotel we currently have available 1, 2 and 3 bedroom 4-star rated apartments for 1 night, or a super budget rate for 7 nights or more. Two bedrooms sleep up to 6 people with a full kitchen and modern bathroom.

Free wi-fi and Foxtel is available in the lovely air-conditioned rooms, as well as modern gas barbeques, shade sails, and sun lounges by the swimming pool. 24 Hour reception and a snacks kiosk is also available for your last minute needs, along with some added bonuses like no credit card surcharges, free access to the local gymnasium, and only a short walk to convenience stores and fast food.

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Additionally, you’re only 2km to Sunnybank, renowned for its fabulous Asian restaurants, and only 2.5km to the massive Westfield Garden City shopping centre. Of course, you can also enjoy our delicious meals made in our restaurant right on the premises, or cook your own meal in the villa – contact Coles online for grocery delivery and we will put your supplies away in your fridge and pantry.

Spend some of your summer with us, and we know you won’t be disappointed. 🙂