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4 Brisbane Airport News New flight services; why BNE’s a world best airport; currency for a good cause and more 6 Brisbane Insider Lego for adults; sneak peek behind-the- curtain at QPAC; Winter Racing Carnival ready to race; nominate a spot on the Brisbane Monopoly Board; guiding lights for refugees 8 Fun to be Greek Growing up Greek is a great source of material for comedian Soulla Pants 10 Johnathan Thurston The Cowboys co-captain is at the top of his game but he’s not done yet


12 Floral escape Kellie Mobbs is inspired by nature to create a travel-friendly wardrobe


16 Manhattan and more After the major attractions, discover the gems across the river 19 WIN airfares to Canada Celebrating Air Canada’s direct flights between Brisbane and Vancouver 20 Thrill of the hunt Winter is the best time to go in search of highly prized truffles, and enjoy the spoils 24 Time to chill Breathe in the cool country air of the Southern Downs for a mid-year recharge 26 Travel extra Canyoning in Cairns; Copenhagen style guide; Kokoda trek preview; must-have camping app and more


29 What’s next? Food Lab is a delicious experiment; escape to the country 30 Feast on the beach A surf before brekky – the best of food and wine in Noosa; Nordic fare; new sky bar and more


32 Films in the outback Winton festival celebrates dinosaurs on screen; surprise stars at Cabaret Festival; secrets of a monster maker and more 34 Todd scores a 10 Todd McKenney sings Peter Allen; Queensland Ballet dances to Gershwin; Gloria Steinem talks travels; Cindy Sherman’s brilliant portraits and more 35 Events calendar Find out what’s happening in the city


36 Gus Eagleton, artist Insider’s guide to Brisbane


38 Day in the life Passengers in transit at Brisbane Airport


40 Destination map 42 Helpful information for visitors to Brisbane Airport 43 Brisbane metro map 24

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ew airline services are bringing

regional cities within an hour’s

journey from Brisbane, making

it even easier to travel further on

a short break ... but that’s just one

way to be inspired as mid-year

approaches. We explore the Southern

Downs; sneak a peek behind the

scenes of Brisbane’s premier

performance space; sit in on a Food

Lab; learn how Lego’s grown up and

more – and you can too ...