Comfort Inn & Suites Robertson Gardens
281 Kessels Road
Brisbane, QL 4111
Phone: (61) 7 38751999
Fax: (61) 7 32741428
Hidden amongst the trees at Griffith University is its sports center. With three squash courts, four tennis courts and a well-equipped student gym, Griffith University Sports Center is a great place to keep fit on a budget. Equipment hire is a service provided by the helpful staff, dependent on availability. Booking is advisable to avoid missing out on a game.
Adjacent to ANZ Stadium is the QEII Jubilee sports facility. A large synthetic grass field used for many sports including athletic events, field hockey and soccer is encapsulated by a 400 meter running track and a stadium seating 2,500 people. Athletic equipment such as javelins, shot puts and discus are available from the service center at the bottom of ANZ's western stand, and staff is always ready to answer your inquiries. The grounds availability is dependent on bookings from sports associations, as it is a prominent athletic training facility in Brisbane.
The newly renovated Hibiscus Sports Complex has become the home of Queensland's State Netball Association. The complex houses indoor courts for netball, basketball, volleyball and futsal (a form of indoor soccer), as well as indoor and outdoor heated pools. Open to the general public daily and running seasonal competitions throughout the year, it is the largest public sporting facility on Brisbane's south side. Call ahead for more information.
With a 60x26 metre rink, Iceworld is the home rink of Brisbane's Olympic medalist Steven Bradbury. In Brisbane's balmy and humid summer weather, it provides a glimpse of home for those from the colder climes! Free skating session times differ, dependent on the training requirements of associations such as the Queensland Synchronized Ice Skating Association, however there is ice time available daily. Offering a canteen for refreshments and DJs playing your favorite tunes, Iceworld is a great way to spend time with people and test your balance!
Surrounded by beautiful Yeronga Park, this public swimming pool is the perfect place to come for a splash and a picnic for the whole family.Heated pools enable swimming all year round, and the center also has barbecue facilities, a beach volleyball area and kiosk. The park makes for a superb family location with a fully enclosed children's play area.Swimming classes are available and birthday parties are also catered for with plenty of water games for the kids. Do check the website or call for timings.
Archerfield Speed Karts is unchallenged as the home of the fastest go-karts in Brisbane. Excellent prices, fast karts and discounts for groups of over ten people make Archerfield a superb venue for those with a penchant for speed and noise. For those who can really handle the wheel, there is the possibility of obtaining a ride in an extra-fast kart; all you have to do is complete a lap in less than 22 seconds. Larger groups can also have round-robin tournaments organized and battle for a trophy.
Home to the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association, the organizers of Brisbane's premier touch football competition, the Whites Hill reserve has eight full size touch football fields. Also the home ground of the Morningside Rangers Soccer Club, the well-maintained grounds provide an excellent venue to participate in some social exercise. Full amenities on the grounds are complemented by forest-like surroundings on all sides.
Easily identified from the street by its huge tennis racket display. Laff's Tennis Centre caters to all your tennis needs. Six hard courts for hire and an extensive pro-shop are a testament to the staff's love of the game. Rackets are available for hire and inexpensive used tennis balls can be purchased by those wishing to have a social game.
Rich in tradition, Indooroopilly Golf Course is one of Australia's finest 36-hole golf courses. Whilst the West Course is restricted to members, the East Course offers a relaxing round of golf enriched by the heritage of a membership club. The par 72 course is located just ten minutes from the city centre. Usual golf attire and etiquette is standard and the dress code is stringent, so make sure you wear your long socks. Non-compliance with club rules could result in you not playing a round!
Saturdays come alive at the Metropolitan Districts Netball Associations grounds in Coorparoo. The three hard court specialist netball courts always have teams playing fast and furious netball and there is never a lack of spectators. Mixed social teams also play on Wednesday nights so if you want to try your hand at a truly Australian sport, you are encouraged to join a team.
At Laserforce, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to enter a futuristic battleground for an exciting laser tag game. Score points by zapping enemy forces, evading the dreaded Warbots and avoiding friendly fire. The battleground is a 600 square metre, darkened maze set on two floors. Players wear battle suits linked to a real-time system, which automatically updates scores. Shoulder mounted speakers produce speech messages and sound effects throughout the game. Beginners and experts can play together as individuals or in teams. Bookings are essential.
Whether you are a runner, jumper or thrower, the UQ Athletics Club is a leading figure in promoting the sport in Brisbane and throughout the state. Currently ranked second at athletics at the inter varsity level, the well-established UQ Athletics Club has a number of state and national level representatives. Athletes train all year round at the University of Queensland track in Saint Lucia and are encouraged to participate in all the inter club meets at local, state and national levels.