Out Of Office: The Best Things To Do In Brisbane This Summer With B105

Out Of Office: The Best Things To Do In Brisbane This Summer With B105

Happy holidays!


By Dinushka Gunasekara | 13th December 2021

Ready for some maxin’ relaxin’ these holidays? To make sure you don’t have to do a single piece of work over the summer break, we’ve enlisted the help of B105 to create the perfect holiday itinerary in Brisbane and beyond.

From rooftop long lunches to giant jumping castles, there’s something to keep everyone in your household busy!

For Santa’s helpers

  • Be dazzled by the City Hall Lights at King George Square from 10 to 25 December
  • Crank out ‘Silent Night’ at Riverstage for The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols on 11 December
  • Follow the glow to the Moreton Bay Region Christmas Lights from 6 to 19 December, 7-9.30pm every night

For the little ones

  • Catch a six with Brisbane Heat games taking over the Gabba on 19 December, 27 December, 8 January, 12 January, and 19 January
  • Bounce off with The World’s Biggest Jumping Castle coming to Brisbane from 14 to 16 January
  • Channel your inner farmer at Elimbah’s White Ridge Farm, offering a peek into the pen from Wednesday to Sunday, or seven days across the school holidays
  • Fuel their imagination at Queensland Museum and Spark Daily, open daily at South Brisbane with free entry to the Museum
  • Snap some memories at Westfield Chermside’s Selfie Lab daily from 10am-4pm

For the foodies

  • Feast your way through Howard Smith Wharves, with plenty of options such as Stanley, Yoko, Greca or Ciao Papi
  • Take your long lunch sky high to Fortitude Valley’s Maya Mexican rooftop restaurant
  • Lounge poolside with zucchini chips at Hellenika on James Street
  • Peck on Vietnamese street food and handcrafted cocktails at The Barracks’ Libertine

For the romantics

  • Take your love to the high seas, learning the history of Brisbane with the Tides of Brisbane Boat Tours from Wednesday to Sunday
  • Make your date a masterpiece with a visit to QAGOMA to check out the free 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art until 25 April
  • Stroll hand in hand with a lunch and wine tour at Sirromet, with tastings running daily and tours from Thursday to Sunday
  • Kick back under the stars at the Moonlight Cinemas from 26 November to 20 February located at the Amphitheatre in Roma Street Parklands

For the adventurers

  • Head down the highway to the Gold Coast for lunch at Rick Shores and drinks at The Tropic
  • Escape to the Scenic Rim and have lunch at The Paddock in Hazelwood Estate
  • Lace up your runners and complete the Noosa National Park walk out to Hell’s Gates
  • Get your retail therapy at the Harbour Town outlets, open seven days
  • Explore the Carrara Markets every Saturday and Sunday from 7am-3pm
  • Take the scenic route in Southern Queensland Country

For the NYE party people

  • Groove on up to the Iris Rooftop for front row seats of the fireworks accompanied with great food, drinks, and entertainment
  • Celebrate riverside at Jade Buddha with their prime location for the fireworks at midnight
  • Dig into a four-course dinner at Regatta Hotel with premium beverages and a great view of the fireworks

Want to win the best summer yet? Listen out to B105 over the festive season for your chance to win your way to some of these incredible destinations.

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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.