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BNE May/June 2016 |




ESCAPE extra

Regional airline Jetgo

has started direct flights

between Brisbane and Albury

on four days each week, with

travel time just one hour 35

minutes. For details see

Lounge in luxury

Singapore Airlines has opened its new

SilverKris lounge at Brisbane Airport’s

International Terminal for frequent flyer

club members and priority passengers. It is

open three hours before departure times

offering complimentary buffet food and

drinks, free WiFi and recharge points. For

departing passengers on Level 4, Departure

Hall, International Terminal (near Gate 81),

Brisbane Airport.

High speedOrbit

Britain’s tallest sculpture which was created as a landmark for the

London Olympic Games in 2012, the Transformer-looking tangle of

twisted steel called the ArcelorMittal Orbit, is now also London’s newest

thrill ride – a 178-metre long tunnel slide. It’s the world’s highest and

longest slide and takes just 40 seconds to get to the bottom, circling the

Orbit a dizzying 12 times through loops and curves and a tight corkscrew

section on the way down. Of course, there is another way down – 455

stairs if you’re feeling fit. Advance booking general entry and slide ticket

£15 per adult. For details see

Rent an


The former ‘XXXX Island’ used in

promotions for the iconic beer brand

has reopened as Pumpkin Island, just off

the coast of Yeppoon, 650km north of

Brisbane on the Southern Great Barrier

Reef. Accommodation is in five beachfront

cottages or two beachfront bungalows on

this eco-friendly, privately-owned island and

the whole island can be booked for up to 28

people for $7425 for three nights, BYO food

and drinks or meals can be pre-ordered from

Waterline restaurant at Yeppoon. For details


Fly from BNE to Rockhampton with

QantasLink and Virgin Australia

Fly from BNE to London via Singapore

with Singapore Airlines