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What to do When You Are Bored in Brisbane – Beat the Blues!

Think you have ticked off all the essential 'interesting' tours, experiences and attractions Brisbane has to offer? Not by a long shot! The sunny city has more surprises in store for you and they promise to be nothing short of awesome. Do read on and start planning.


How About a Pub Crawl, James Bond Style

A pub crawl, either way, is interesting, especially if you are on holiday. Brisbane has taken this shall we say 'holistic' activity to a whole new level; here you can indulge in a traditional pub crawl via helicopter. That's right folks these helicopter tours offered in Brisbane give tourists, and locals, a chance to explore the areas finest drink and food venues while travelling by air! Sounds awesome? It sure is, and maybe the perfect plan to impress that special someone while in sunny Brisbane.


Enjoy the Thrills of Night Kayaking

If you love an adventure and a thrill, a night-time kayak tour will do the trick. Guests staying in the city can plan an excursion to beautiful Moreton Island where they can hire a clear Perspex kayak to explore the area at night. The surroundings home to rusting wrecks and a myriad of marine life are lit up by powerful LED strips on your vessel. Paddle your way past the silent relics of historical wrecks and watch in fascination as turtles and fish swim close to your kayak attracted by the glowing lights.


Go Underground to Catch a Show

The Underground Opera Company offer a number of performances within the refurbished confines of what used to be the Spring Hill Reservoirs. The reservoirs constructed between 1871 and 1882 consist of large underground caverns which once held the city's main water supply. Since it was closed down in 1962, the place has been put to use once more with small theatrical groups making ample use of the excellent acoustics and mystical environs to thrill audiences. Easy to access from a hotel accommodation Brisbane CBD has to offer, including options such as Oaks Festival Towers, this is one unique experience you won't want to miss.


Swim with the Mantas

Scuba diving fans should not miss out on this experience when visiting Brisbane in summer, where manta rays flock around the Manta Bommie site near North Stradbroke Island. The site is ranked amongst the top ten best dive spots in Australia and will also treat you to sights of turtles, leopard sharks, guitar sharks, octopus, bamboo sharks and other fascinating marine life.


Walk to King Island

That's right folks! Enjoy a thrilling walk to King Island, and no it's not across a suspension bridge, but across a sandbank which shows up at low-tide. King Island is no great tropical haven, but walking across the sandbank which suddenly shows up is quite a thrill. Mind you keep a lookout and time your visit and departure before high-tide causes the sandbar to disappear.

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