Thinking about heading to the city? Brisbane is alive and kicking with exciting things to do!
With restrictions eased and life returning to normal, now’s a great time to visit Queensland’s most vibrant city, which offers everything from designer shopping and dining to world-class attractions and experiences that shouldn’t be ignored.
Reopen and available to the public once again, here are the top 7 things you can do in Brisbane!
Shopping and Dining
Brisbane is famous for its shopping and dining scene, ranging from the cool boutique-lined streets of Fortitude Valley to the world-famous shopping and dining mecca that is Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall. Restaurants and shops are open with precautions in place (visitor limits, distancing, increased sanitation, contactless payments etc.) so feel safe going on a dinner date, exploring the cafés or shopping for that designer jacket.
Story Bridge Adventure Climb
Adventure Climb is one of the best experiences in Brisbane, sending you up Story Bridge to take in a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city. Story Bridge Adventure Climb has been open since June with limited group sessions in operation, and isn’t to be missed if you’re an adrenaline junkie and sightseer wanting to see the beautiful Brisbane cityscape in all its glory.
Enjoy a Brisbane River Cruise
Want to take in Brisbane from a different angle? River cruises on Brisbane River go right through the heart of the city with gorgeous sights to see along the way. Two of the best cruise operators – River City Cruises and Brisbane Cruises – are in operation with health and safety measures in place. Just make sure to book beforehand as cruise times are currently on specific dates only.
Relax in Brisbane Parks
When you need a change of pace, head to Brisbane’s parks! South Bank Parklands, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens and Kangaroo Cliffs Park are all open to the public, each offering picturesque lawns, shady trees, sparkling waterfronts and more where you can soak up the spring sunshine, take a stroll and tuck into a picnic.
Ride The Wheel of Brisbane
Situated in the Southbank Parklands, The Wheel of Brisbane is an iconic Brisbane attraction that offers stunning views over the river and across the CBD. The Wheel of Brisbane reopens under a COVID Safe Plan on August 28 and will operate Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Tickets are available for purchase now!
Visit Queensland Performing Arts Centre
QPAC, Brisbane’s leading performing arts venue, is back in business with an exciting show lineup this spring, which is kicking off a brand new QPAC Unlocked performance series. If you’re planning to see a show, Queensland Performing Arts Centre is ensuring the safety of all visitors with limited theatre capacity (two spare seats between bookings), distancing markers and increased venue sanitation.
GoMA, Queensland Museum and Museum of Brisbane
Dotted around South Bank Brisbane and making up the Queensland Cultural Centre, the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum and Museum of Brisbane are some of Brisbane’s best attractions for those interested in the city’s history, arts and culture. Limited visitor capacity and distancing is in place, and entry is free but must be booked in advance!
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