Queen's Birthday Long Weekend! June 05 2015, 0 Comments

"Make this Queen's Birthday weekend one to remember!"

For some Australians the Queen's Birthday long weekend is nothing more than a welcome excuse to have an extra day off work; for the royalists among us it is a firm reminder of the country's historical connection with Great Britain and the monarchy. The Monarch's Birthday was first celebrated in Australia in 1788. In that year, King George III was the Monarch and Governor Arthur Phillip declared a holiday to mark his birthday. Originally, the Monarch's birthday was celebrated on the anniversary of the actual date of birth of the King or Queen. However, after the death of King George V in 1936, the date remained close to his birthday, which was June 3.
We recommend making the most of this long weekend. For all the Brisbanites out there, we are looking at a pretty nice weekend ahead. The southeast has to shiver through one more cold morning, before temperatures rise and the beaches begin to look tempting again! Our top suggestions for this long weekend thanks to the Queen’s birthday public holiday include:
  • Picnic in the park with family and or friends
  • Road trip to your favourite destination from coast to country
  • Visit Southbank and have a chill afternoon with family
  • Make the effort to catch up with friends – have a BBQ in the park
  • For a bit of history get down to the Government House for the FREE open day to mark its 150th anniversary!

TIP #1: Before you hit the road for the long weekend please take a moment to make sure you're prepared for your journey and ready to take extreme care on the roads.

TIP #2: Take advantage of our 40% offer for a limited 89 hours thanks to the Queen aging one more year! Use CheersQueen at the checkout to receive 40% off your phone and iPad cases!