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List of Top Fun Activities to do in Brisbane – Discover the best of Brisbane

The capital of Queensland is a thriving city, full of fun activities, and a unique entertainment scene. Get some ideas for your next trip !


Try fire twirling

Set near the river in Orleigh Park, this epic fire festival started in 2006 on every full moon night. It is hosted by the Firetricks community, a group of circus performers. It starts at 7.00 pm and lasts till 10.00 pm. Despite its popularity, it doesn't tend to get overcrowded, and onlookers are invited to take part.


Climb up the clock tower tour of Brisbane City Hall

First opened in 1930, and at 92 m high clock tower, it was the tallest structure in Brisbane for over 30 years. There are tours conducted daily. Travel up to deck 73 on the beautiful hand-operated elevator for a fantastic ariel view of Brisbane.


Kayaking by night

Experience this once in a lifetime nighttime kayaking trip amidst shipwrecks and marine life. Witness turtles, stingrays, reef fish, wobbegongs as your kayak illuminates to reveal the beautiful world beneath you.


Catch a gig at The Triffid

The Triffid is a renovated World War II hangar that has amazing sound quality. It is frequented by some of Australia's favourite acts. Witness this unique concert arena, and relax in the top beer garden within the premises.


Eat Street Northshore

This unique street contains over 180 dining options and entertainment housed inside colourful shipping containers. Over 90 vendors sell food from all corners of the world. Capture picturesque views of the city and enjoy some yummy food. It is open every Friday and thorough the weekend.


Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Meet cuddly koalas, hand-feed kangaroos and get selfies with your favourite animals in a beautiful setting. Enjoy the company of these happy animals in a safe environment close to their natural habitat. All ticket sales go into their conservation and upkeep. Guided and educational tours are available. Lone Pine is open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm.


The Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha

Queensland's leading sub-tropical botanical garden was founded in 1976 and is free for visitors. There are over 56 hectares to explore! Rent a bike on the ring road along the Australian Plant Communities area to explore the gardens. Or choose a self-guided tour or volunteer-led free guided walk. Main attractions include a living museum of exotic and indigenous plants, the Queensland Herbarium, planetarium, Mt Coot-tha library, and the Botanic Gardens Café.


Feed Wild dolphins

In Tangalooma, get up close to these lovable and friendly mammals and hand-feed a large family of wild bottlenose dolphins that visit its shore every evening. The programme is under strict guidance and constant supervision of a care team to ensure the safety of the animals and visitors.


Spend the day on Moreton Island

Moreton Island is Australia's largest dune island. Do some tobogganing at 40 km speed downhill for a thrilling and bumpy adrenaline rush. Then some quad biking over the dunes and finish off by relaxing to a spectacular sunset overlooking the east coast.


Woodford Folk Festival

One of the popular festivals held every summer in Brisbane and spans over six days and nights. Over 2000 performers get together for a programme of live music dance, film screenings, street theatre, acoustic jams, and live social debates and panels. If you are looking for holiday apartments in Brisbane consider opting for Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites situated close to many of the city's attractions.