Weekend Activity Inspo

Weekend Activity Inspo

Are you bored of doing the same old thing every weekend? Looking for something to brag about come Monday morning? We’ve scoured Brisbane to find activities with a difference... which are sure to fill your colleagues with weekend envy!

By Jane Schon | 11th June 2014

1. Bounce

Finally! A place for adults to jump around and be kids again! To say this giant warehouse is lined from corner to corner with trampolines is not an over statement. At Bounce you can jump from dodge ball trampoline courts over to shooting sky high hoops, flip and twist into cushy blow-up bags, get your gymnast on in the high performance area, rebound off The Wall, or just jump around freely doing what ever you please, all while listening to funky beats. Natural highs are guaranteed, and with a cafeteria offering healthy snacks you can stay all day. It’s also cheap, so jump onto the website and book in for a bounce this weekend.

A room full of trampolines at Bounce.

2. Sky Dance

It turns out you don’t need to be Beyoncé to take a private plane on holiday. Sky Dance offers a range of adventure escapes, taking you to some of the most breathtaking and untouched corners of Australia’s Green Cauldron (Southeast Queensland and Northern New South Wales). Touching down via aircraft or parachute, it’s obvious these are not your usual commercial getaways; each guided trip is uniquely designed to match what you want. Enjoy a winery experience like no other with Skydive arrival, witness the beauty of the Australian landscape from an entirely new perspective on a tandem paraglide, or whisk away that special someone for a romantic escape, complete with a pilot to chauffeur you around! Check out the range of adventures on offer here. If you don’t see what you want, touch base with the Sky Dance Family to create your own custom getaway!

two young women kayaking

3. Cork & Chroma

Silence that inner naysayer and get in touch with your creative side at the Cork & Chroma paint and sip studio. The idea is simple: bring your favourite bottle of vino and enjoy a night of painting and sipping in a relaxed, judgement-free environment. Throughout the night you’re given the basics of painting with acrylics on canvas. By the end, you’ll take home a 40x50cm masterpiece to call your own. Wine and art have long been considered complementary, so why not combine the two with a group of friends, lose your inhibitions and let your inner artist flow.

painting smocks covered in paint and a group of young women painting canvases while drinking wine

4. Indoor Rock Climbing

Something I did regularly as a kid, indoor rock climbing is still one of my favourite weekend activities.  Quite simply, rock climbing is a fun way to spend the day with friends and work out at the same time! We have two awesome indoor rock climbing gyms in Brisbane, Rock Sports and Urban Climb. Take it easy on a wall or tackle a cliff-hanger and feel like a champ!

A sporty women indoor rock climbing

5. Sambaliscious

Want to look good naked? With Brazil the flavour of the month, shake and tone your booty at Sambaliscious. Learn to shimmy like Shakira while grooving to the exotic rhythms of Latin and Middle Eastern dance. Choose from Polynesian Hula, Brazilian Samba, Egyptian Belly dance, Indian Bollywood, Burlesque, or Zumba. Start with the beginners class to learn the basics of Brazilian Samba, like body isolations and movements, rhythm and timing, posture, technique and dance confidence! Then work your way up to the advanced class that challenges you with new footwork patterns, intricate body movement, Samba parading and performance technique and musicality. See the website for timetables and pricing.

a latin dancer in costume

Want some more ideas?

Hold onto your nerves on a Ghost Tour at St Helena Island.
Explore Mt Tamborine on a wine tour.
Take in the natural beauty at Springbrook National Park.
Hang out in the sky in a hot air balloon.
Try a cooking class at My Thai Kitchen.
Kayak along the Brisbane River.
Pamper yourself with a massage and stroll around at the Eumundi Markets.
Cuddle up to your lover at the Yatala Drive-in.
Star gaze at the Brisbane Planetarium.


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Article by Jane Schon

Jane is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She is addicted to theatre, travelling to far off places and developing her personal style (AKA shopping). Jane adores good food (and even better coffee) and is a self-confessed sleep enthusiast.


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