21 Things To Do In Brisbane When All Your Friends Are In Europe

21 Things To Do In Brisbane When All Your Friends Are In Europe

Brace yourselves, the European summer is about to begin.

By Tamika Magann | 7th June 2017

If last winter was anything to go by, your Insta feed is about to be flooded with #EUROPE2018, #sailcroatia and #contiki. If you’re as salty as me about missing out on Greek sunsets, Italian food and alcohol that’s as cheap as chips, you’ll definitely want to be as distracted AF this year. Luckily for you, I’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in Brisbane that are so fun you might even convince yourself that Europe isn’t that great! Probably not, but hey we can try!

1. Cork & Chroma

Who said Brisbane doesn’t have culture? At Cork and Chroma, you can get your Picasso on and drink wine at the same time!

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2. Work on your summer bod

Try something funky like barre or pole fitness and you’ll have your friends regretting their drunken 4am yiros in no time.

Image: Barre Brisbane

Image: Barre Brisbane

3. Arctic Pop-Up Bar, Customs House

Celebrate after work drinks with the popup re-launch of Customs House Arctic Igloo. You can indulge in winter-inspired cocktails, luxury fur interiors, and a decadent Polish-themed menu. Enjoy top class-cocktails and nibbles alongside scenic first-class views of the Brisbane River and City. To find out more about the pop-up bar click here.

4. New Farm Park

Host a picnic with an enviable cheese spread in New Farm Park. Bonus points if you bring puppies!

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5. Il Verde, King Street

Get your Italian fix and eat pasta out of a wheel of cheese at Il Verde, King Street, Bowen Hills.


6. Gelato Messina

Continue the Italian theme and grab dessert from Gelato Messina. Because as if you need an excuse.

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7. XXXX Brewery Tours

Yeah, Germany might produce more than 5000 brands of beer, but nothing compares to our Milton mangoes. Why not become a XXXX connoisseur with a brewery tour? #euphoric

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8. Kangaroo Point Cliffs stairs

See point 2.

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9. Holey Moley

Get a little (or very) competitive with mini golf and cocktails at Holey Moley.


10. Riverlife

See the mighty brown snake from a different perspective on a sunset kayak tour with Riverlife. Or perhaps a Segway tour is more your thing?


11. Mt Coot-tha

Take advantage of the cooler weather and conquer Mt Coot-tha without the fear of heat stroke. Maybe eat an ice cream at the top just to be safe though.

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12. Riverbar & Kitchen

Is there really anything better than watching the sun set over the Story Bridge? Perhaps it’s only made better with a cocktail in hand at Riverbar.


13. Sunday Sessions on the Green

Send out the weekend in style with live music and a picnic basket at Sunday Sessions on the Green every Sunday afternoon at River Quay Green, South Bank. PS the lush grass area is licensed between 10am and 8pm daily so BYO wine!


14. Brisbane Ghost Tours

Learn the eerie history of Brisbane’s spookiest locations with Brisbane Ghost Tours.


15. Yatala Drive In

Hit up Yatala Drive In for a date night that your teenage self would be jealous of.

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16. Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

Stroll down Latrobe Terrace and find some antique gems along the way.

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17. The Wheel of Brisbane

Take a ride on the London Eye’s baby cousin, the Wheel of Brisbane.

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18. Brisbane Racing Club’s Winter Racing Carnival

Use the Brisbane Racing Club’s Winter Racing Carnival as an excuse to whip out your fanciest frock.


19. Brisbane Jazz Club

Get jazzy at the Brisbane Jazz Club with live tunes every Thursday to Sunday. Get your jazz hands ready!


20. Cuddle puppies!

Spend an afternoon at the RSPCA Brisbane or The Animal Welfare League Queensland. You’ll get so many warm fuzzies, you’ll forget you’re not eating croissants under the Eiffel Tower.

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21. Eat Street Northshore

Enjoy the Eat Street Markets Northshore precinct and take your time trying all the new vendors’ dishes and revisit all your old favourites. Stunning Brisbane city and river views surround the dining and entertainment shipping containers, ensuring everyone gets to dine with a view.

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Article by Tamika Magann

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