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The Royal Queensland Show, aka The Ekka, is celebrating its 140th anniversary and bumper crowds are expected to flock to Brisbane for the ten-day extravaganza from August 11 to 20.


RNA Chief Executive Brendan Christou says the Ekka is Queensland’s largest annual event, attracting around 400,000 people each year.


“The Ekka showcases the best of Queensland with animal competitions, award-winning food and wine, live entertainment, carnival fun, family shopping, educational activities and attracts people from all over to compete or attend,” said Mr Christou. 


Mantra Group, the Ekka’s Official Apartment Accommodation Partner, has launched a variety of great-value family and couples accommodation and show packages across the Group’s nine Brisbane properties, including:


Families can stay in a two bedroom apartment at Mantra on the Quay from $231* per night (Sunday -Thursday, two night minimum spend of $462*). The package includes an Ekka family pass for two adults and two children (aged between 5-14 years) per stay, four bottles of mineral water, 1GB of Wi-Fi access each day and discounted onsite parking. To book, call 13 15 17 or visit www.mantra.com.au.


Another popular choice for families is BreakFree Fortitude Valley, a short stroll from Brisbane Showgrounds, with two bedroom apartments from $399* per night. This includes an Ekka family pass for two adults and two children (aged between 5-14 years), 250MB of Wi-Fi daily and secure onsite car parking. To book, call 132 007 or visit www.breakfree.com.au.  


Packages for couples start from $169* per night in a deluxe hotel room at Mantra Terrace Hotel and includes two adult passes to the Ekka, 1GB of Wi-Fi daily and two bottles of mineral water. To book, call 13 15 17 or visit www.mantra.com.au.


Mantra on Mary has one bedroom apartments available from $185* per night including two adult tickets to the Ekka. To book, call 13 15 17 or visit www.mantra.com.au.


About Mantra Group

Mantra Group is the leading Australian-based hotel and resort operator.  Mantra Group’s portfolio consists of 128 properties with more than 21,000 rooms in properties under management, across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii. Operating three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree - Mantra Group operates the second largest network of accommodation properties in Australia (by room number). The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from full-service city hotels and self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats. The Group successfully listed on the ASX in June 2014 and in its first year as a public company was elevated to the ASX 200:

www.mantragroup.com.au; www.peppers.com.auwww.mantra.com.au; www.breakfree.com.au

Holiday Centre offers Brisbane Travel Deals

*Conditions apply. Valid for sale until 20 August, 2017 and travel from 11 August, 2017 until 20 August, 2017. Block-out dates may apply.