If you think Brisbane City is exciting during the day, wait till the sun sets, and the natural light fades. A line of festivity and neon lights illuminates a new side of Brisbane, and becoming a night owl to explore the CBD after dark is worth it.
Here are six things to do in Brisbane at night, ranging from dining attractions to adventure climbs and sporting events.
Wine & Dine at Howard Smith Wharves
One of Brisbane’s lifestyle and entertainment attractions is Howard Smith Wharves. This riverside entertainment venue highlights the best of Brisbane and is nestled beneath the historic Story Bridge. This destination breathed new life into a landmark location by creating a waterfront entertainment area that is the ideal place to dine, drink, play, and stay.
Right on the Brisbane River, you can enjoy the finest Brisbane offers! Come down to Felons Brewing Co for locally brewed schooners. You can also visit Greca for Greek food, Yoko for a Japanese Izakaya experience, Stanley for delicious Cantonese food, and Ciao Papi if you’re craving Italian.
Adventure Climb Story Bridge at Night
The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge that spans the Brisbane River and connects Brisbane’s northern and southern districts, carrying an automotive, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. It’s a fantastic spectacle, but if you want to take in the sights, especially of Brisbane, climb the famed Story Bridge after nightfall.
The Story Bridge Adventure Climb is available seven days a week and has a variety of climbs for all, like the Night Climb. After dark, the climb begins, capturing the brilliant lights of Brisbane’s CBD and the huge canopy of the city’s skyline. Descend beneath the warm glow of the Story Bridge’s multi-coloured LED lighting system, constantly changing.
See the city lights from above on the Wheel of Brisbane
How about a 360-degree panoramic picture of Brisbane’s stunning cityscape? The Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, a renowned symbol on the South Bank skyline, may provide a breathtaking experience.
Enjoy the safety and comfort of a completely enclosed, air-conditioned gondola that seats up to 8 people and is exciting for everyone as it rises 60 meters above the ground. Visitors can pick from a daytime trip, a romantic sunset ride, or a nighttime tour of the city lights, including an informative audio tour of the Brisbane landscape. There are no bookings required, so come down to the Wheel and take in the views of Brisbane from one of the city’s top vantage points.
Experience a Brisbane Broncos Game
Don’t miss this! In 2022, a new and dynamic Broncos team, inspired by history, will strive to create a new legacy while competing against the best in the NRL. Make sure to reserve your seat to ensure that you are present for an unforgettable game day experience at the world-class Suncorp Stadium. Tickets for adults start at $25 and $15 for kids aged 4 to 16.
- Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titan: May 27
- Brisbane Broncos v Canberra Raiders: June 11
- Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons: July 10
- Brisbane Broncos v Wests Tigers: July 30
- Brisbane Broncos v Newcastle Knights: August 13
- Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm: August 19
- Brisbane Broncos v Parramatta Eels: August 25
See a performance at QPAC
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre is the state’s entertainment destination and Asia Pacific’s leading presenter of performing arts. QPAC is one of four organizations that make up the state’s Cultural Centre and is located on the banks of the Brisbane River.
Every year, the performing arts centre holds many events. Don’t miss the Girl From The North Country, Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and the famed Penn & Teller set this 2022.
Explore Fish Lane
Fish Lane began as Soda Lane, a major thoroughfare serving South Brisbane’s working docks. But it wasn’t until 2014 that Fish Lane was revived. Fish Lane is now a model inner-city urban renewal precinct, teeming with bars, restaurants, cafes, art, galleries, music, and events once more.
There are more than 20 dining options, including bars, cafes, dessert shops, and restaurants. Don’t forget to check out the Fish Lane Arts Precinct as well. A gallery, seven nearby cultural organizations, and 16 public art installations are also present.
Are you ready to go exploring in Brisbane? Don’t forget to book your accommodation so you won’t be worried after a good night of seeing Brisbane.
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