Planning a Brisbane city break but not sure what you can do? We’ve got you covered in this blog!
Brisbane is alive and kicking with all its best attractions, experiences and things to do available once again to the public. For tourists, staycationers and anyone looking for an exciting weekend escape in Queensland, now’s a perfect time to head to the city!
Retail Shopping and the Best Restaurants in Brisbane
Want to update your wardrobe or experience a luxurious three-course dinner in the city? Retail shopping and dining is back on with restaurants, cafés, bars and shopping centres reopened across Brisbane. Discover boutique brands and chic eateries in Fortitude Valley, dine in style in South Bank and explore world-class shopping mecca Queen Street Mall in the CBD, boasting over 1000 stores.
Brisbane Story Bridge Adventure Climb
Climb Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge to take in breathtaking 360-degree views of the city! Story Bridge Adventure Climb is open (since June) with limited group sessions to ensure visitor safety. Make sure to book in advance, then look forward to scaling the bridge and savouring the views from the bridge’s highest point - adrenaline seekers and sightseers won’t be disappointed.
Open Brisbane River Cruises
Cruising Brisbane River with the wind in your hair is another unforgettable way to take in the city sights. Brisbane Cruises (scheduled cruises available) and River City Cruises (Saturday cruises only) are currently in operation with distancing, sanitation and other precautions in place to ensure the safety of all passengers.
Relax in Brisbane Parks
Done the above and need a change of pace? Relax in Brisbane’s picturesque parks - South Bank Parklands, Kangaroo Cliffs Park and the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens are not to be missed on any trip to the city, and offer the perfect opportunity to take a stroll, cycle, sunbathe or throw down a picnic blanket under a tree or by the water’s edge.
QPAC Unlocked is QPAC’s new show lineup to kick off its reopening this August. There are more unmissable music and theatre performances on the cards this spring if you’re looking for a memorable night out, with Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s COVID Safe Plan involving spaced seating, increased cleaning and designated social distancing markers. Check the schedule out now!
GoMA, Queensland Museum and Museum of Brisbane
Want to explore Brisbane’s history, culture and arts scene? The Queensland Cultural Centre in Southbank includes the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum and Museum of Brisbane, which are FREE for the public to visit. Time slot bookings are, however, essential as each attraction is limiting capacity for the safety of all visitors.
The Wheel of Brisbane - Opening Soon!
The Wheel of Brisbane, located in the South Bank Parklands, is opening August 28! For sightseeing couples and groups, the Wheel’s private gondolas offer stunning views across Brisbane River and the CBD, with the experience lasting around 15 minutes in total. Bookings from August 28 are now available.
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