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Winter might have arrived Down Under, but Brisbane sure lives up to its name as the Sunshine State with year-round great weather, making it a travel hotspot and ideal destination for all. So, if you’re wondering what you can do in the capital of Queensland, here’s a quiz that will get you started and inspired.
Get your feet wet and paddle your way through the Brisbane River on one of the many kayak tours. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced paddler, you’ll get a good and leisurely workout as you discover the beauty of the beautiful river city.
Visit here for a list of kayak tours available
Opening hours: 1pm – 10pm, daily
Now get up close and personal with one of Australia’s favourite furry friend at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first and largest Koala Sanctuary. Here you’ll get to cuddle and hold a koala as Queensland is one of the only two Australian states that allow you to do so, so don’t miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime!
Address: 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket QLD 4069, Australia
Opening hours: 9am – 5pm, daily
For Mediterranean and Spanish eats, head to Black Fire, the in-house restaurant at Capri by Fraser, Brisbane / Australia. Well-known for its farm-to-table menu, expect a variety of great meat such as the slow-roasted suckling pig, lamb and an array of beef cuts.
Address: 80 Albert Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Opening hours: 12pm – 6pm (Mon-Sat)
Get the best view of Brisbane from vantage point by taking a guided tour at Brisbane’s Story Bridge. The two-hour climb takes you from the Story Bridge Adventure Climb headquarters through a suspended walkway, all the way up to the viewing platform at the top, and back down. If sunset watching is on your to-do list, take their twilight climbs and be ready for the golden hour glow from above.
Address: 170 Main Street, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169, Australia
Opening hours: 6am – 10pm, daily
Keep the adrenaline going with beats at The Zoo, a nightclub that has been a crucial force of Brisbane’s live music scene since 1992. Immerse yourselves into the eclectic line up of alternative music that sees everything from hip-hop to folk and reggae every night.
Address: 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia
Opening hours: 5pm – late (Thursday, Friday); 8pm – late (Saturday)
Now dig in for a bite at Ben’s Burger, an American-style burger joint which took the Brisbane burger scene by storm in 2014. Served with their signature brioche bun, be sure to try their Cheesy burger and Hershey chocolate thick shake for the best tasting fast food ever.
Address: B/5 Winn Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia
Opening hours: 11am – 2pm (Mon), 11am – 10pm (Tue-Thu), 11am – 11pm (Fri-Sat), 11am – 9pm (Sun)
If you’re in for the weekend, start your journey at the thriving Southbank Collective Market. Located right in the heart of South Bank, simply stroll through and you’ll find many unique trinkets, crafts, collectables, homewares and more. The Markets are held every Friday evening from 5pm to 9pm, all Saturday from 10am to 9pm, and Sunday from 9am to 4pm.
Address: 29 Stanley Street Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101 Australia
Opening hours: 5pm – 9pm (Fri), 10am – 9pm (Sat), 9am – 4pm (Sun)
And while you’re at South Bank, wander a bit further into the Parklands and you’ll find a gem within the city – Street Beach, a South Bank icon which boasts as Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach. Take a dip here or lay out your mats and soak up the sun for the rest of the day.
Address: Stanley Street Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Opening hours: 6am – 12am, daily
Wind down to the soulful tunes of live Jazz music against the backdrop of Brisbane Bridge and the riverside at Mr and Mrs G Riverbar. A classy destination on the edge of the riverwalk, this is a choice location when your occasion demands nothing but the best.
Address: 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Opening hours: 3pm – 10pm (Mon-Tue), 12pm – 12am (Wed-Sun)
Kick off your day with some serious shopping at James Street, a major shopping stretch lined with over 130 speciality boutiques. From local cult favourites like Gail Sorronda and Camilla, to handmade jewellery by Stone & Metal and more, James Street precinct will be your fashion haven and inspiration for your next #ootd.
Address: 60 James Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Satisfy your curious affections for art with a museum walk. Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art is home to an extensive collection of 17,000 pieces, ranging from works of historical, modern and contemporary art, by local and international artists.
Address: Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm, daily
Take a leisurely drive down to Hamilton, the north of Brisbane City, for an atypical food experience. Eat Street Northshore is a world of street food set in 180 colourful shipping containers. From Australian, Asian, Indian, Greek, Vietnamese to French cuisine, you’ll be spoilt for choice. And there’s a moonlight cinema too, so pop by after your meal for a movie under the stars.
Address: 221D MacArthur Ave, Hamilton QLD 4007, Australia
Opening hours: 4pm – 10pm (Fri-Sat), 12pm – 8pm (Sun)
Whatever travel experience it is you’re after, you’ll find it all within Brisbane, a city with plenty to offer! And while you’re there, enjoy the convenience and freedom on travel with a stay at Capri by Fraser, Brisbane / Australia. A modern, tech-forward hotel located right in the heart of the CBD, Capri by Fraser keeps you constantly connected and efficient with iPad-activated check-ins, e-Concierge and more, so you can choose how and when you want to work, live and play.