Things to do in Brisbane in Summer include a whole host of great activities both in the water or on the water, plus some great musical and cultural events. Check Brisbane out this Summer!
Cool off at Streets Beach
Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach, Streets Beach boasts a sparkling lagoon surrounded by white, sandy beaches and sub-tropical plants. Streets Beach is free to use and is patrolled by qualified lifeguards all year round. Located in South Bank Parklands and the best place to be on a sizzling hot day in Brisbane.
Daytrip to Moreton Island
Moreton Island is barely more than an hour’s ferry ride from Holt Street Wharf (15 minutes from the city) and perfect for a daytrip of surfing, sandboarding and snorkelling among the shipwrecks. For great tours and activities in Brisbane check out our tours and attractions page.
Get out of the heat at GOMA or the Queensland Museum
Brisbane’s coolest art galleries GOMA and QAG have a number of stunning free art exhibitions that are ever changing. Alternately explore Queensland Museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland.
Get festive with Brisbane’s many Christmas events
From enchanted gardens and free family events to world class shows, you’ll find something to get you in the festive spirit this holiday season. Click here for more info.
See what’s on at the BCEC
Expos, festivals, trade shows and more. There’s always something exciting happening at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Check out the upcoming program.
Enjoy a few sets at the Brisbane International Tennis
This prelude tennis tournament to the Australian Open, consistently attracts great international players and the facilities are first class. The Queensland Tennis Centre is located beside the river in the largely undiscovered western suburb of Tennyson. If you like tennis – it’s the place to be this Summer.
Get out on the River
Riverlife Adventure Centre offers a range of exhilarating activities on the river, including rock climbing or abseiling the Kangaroo Point cliffs or take a leisurely kayak on the Brisbane River. For more information and tour prices visit our tours and attractions page.
If you’re into a more sedate river outing, then jump aboard a Brisbane River Cruise. River City Cruises offers a cost effective, relaxing and informative perspective of Brisbane’s distinctive river scene.
Stroll, eat & drink at South Bank Parklands
With 17 hectares of lush parklands adjoining Brisbane River, world-class eateries and bars, stunning river views along extensive pathways and hundreds of delightful events all year round, South Bank Parklands are the perfect place to relax and unwind this Summer.
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