enjoy the fresh air

Brisbane and surrounds abounds with wonderful parks, great urban life and a raft of activities. Here are a few ideas and sources of inspiration.

 “Brisbane Botanical Garden” by Nam Nguyen is licensed under CC BY 2.0

“Brisbane Botanical Garden” by Nam Nguyen is licensed under CC BY 2.0

embrace the river

A trip to Brisbane is not complete without spending time on its namesake as it meanders (most of the time) through sub tropical foliage and city life. The River Cat ferries plying the river are a great way to get around and going be you a fine experience.

To get even closer and more intimate to can go Kayaking solo or in guided group trips. Great fun and open to all skill levels.

Abseiling may not be on the river but the view from the rock face of kangaroo point is a unique perspective and gets you close as possible to experiencing how the river has carved its way through the landscape.


 Super Whatnot

Super Whatnot

see a queenslander

Relaxed and informal, built for the climate and the times. Both the people and the quintessential Queenslander architecture are proud and generous in equal measure.

Lawn bowls is a great way to get to know a local. What is lawn bowls you might be asking? A genteel pastime, you could say it is the refined outdoor ancestor of ten pin bowling and boules combined. Methyr and New Farm bowls clubs are a short City Cat ride away where you can book a lane, get a brief training from an old champion of the sport and get to spend some time on nice grass with bare feet and cold, cheap, beer.

Cute and furry at Lone Pine. This place has to be the most famous Koala park in the world. Not just Koalas of course, there are plenty other marsupials. 

Sports: The Gabba for cricket and Australian rules football and Suncorp Stadium for rugby. 


good coffee and sources for whats on

Following are good sources for whats on, places to eat and other activities.

Visitbrisbane, the official Brisbane city council website. 

Mustdobrisbane.com for a great range of information across the spectrum of sights and activities for all tastes.

Theurbanlist, Brisbane Threads, and the Weekend edition focus on the new and urban and sometimes urbane.

Goodfood.com.au for other dining options.

The Beanhunter for coffee spots rated by the towns' bean serious folk.