Any time you head to a new city, you want to make it as exciting and fun-filled as possible. Discover the best things to do and the best RedBalloon Brisbane activities for 2020 and plan your ideal Queensland holiday.
Go on a Ghost Tour
Discover the spooky side of Brisbane by joining a ghost tour. See the oldest, most historic buildings of the city—the most likely to be haunted, of course. Choose a walking tour to see the city up close or a coach tour to see the haunted parts of Brisbane from a safe distance. Ghost tours are perfect for a bit of spooky fun that also introduces you to the city. Start your Brisbane trip with a ghost tour and find the most haunted spots and the restaurants you want to visit later all at once. There aren’t many Brisbane activities that can promise that!
Check Out The Markets
Brisbane is home to several markets. The Brisbane City Markets are the ones to visit if you want farm-fresh produce, food, and lifestyle produces. The Riverside Markets are within the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens and boast art, fashion, and more. The collective markets are home to art, home décor, jewellery, and anything else to interest you. If you’re the type that likes finding one-of-a-kind pieces and enjoys wandering through a bustling marketplace, you won’t want to miss the Brisbane Markets.
Visit the Museum of Brisbane
The Museum of Brisbane is home to a range of art, culture, and history and is a space to experience it all. There are a range of exhibitions and events on at any time, even if you’ve been to the museum before, the experience is never the same. Wander around and learn something new—there are plenty of hands-on activities to entertain visitors of all ages. Entry to the Museum of Brisbane is free, so if you’ve got an available afternoon, why not pop in?
Sail on the Brisbane River
One of the most unexpected Brisbane activities is spending some time on the iconic Brisbane River. The river separates the north and south banks of the city, winding through the city centre, and from the water, you can take in the sights to the north and south. Jump on the free CityHopper ferry to get across the river and enjoy the views from the water. Or join a cruise and make your trip on the river more leisurely, perhaps even enjoying a meal and a drink on a longer cruise. Head out during the day for fun in the sun or at night to see the city all lit up against the dark sky.