Things to do in Brisbane during your break

By life@scape
Mar 27, 2024
There are countless places to visit in Brisbane, don’t let the holidays slip by.

It’s easy to spend the uni holidays watching endless hours of Game of Thrones but with a bustling city at your doorstep and countless places to visit in Brisbane, don’t let the holidays slip by.

Here are our top picks for things to do in Brisbane:

1. See the sights
First up, if you haven’t gotten to know Brisbane yet now’s the time. Wander through the City Botanic Gardens, have lunch at the South Bank Parklands, get up close with the cuddly and cute wildlife at the Alma Park Zoo, take a ferry down the Brisbane River or see the latest exhibitions at the Museum of Brisbane.

2. View Brisbane from above
While Brisbane might not be the biggest city in Australia, it still has one of the most impressive skylines, which is easiest to see from the heritage-listed Mount Coot-tha Lookout. You can get there by car or take a short 15 minute bus from the CBD.

Brisbane Lookout Mt. Coot-tha & Botanic Gardens 4K

3. Book tickets to a play
Why go to the same old box office blockbuster, when you can enjoy a truly entertaining night at the Queensland Theatre Company or Brisbane Arts Theatre watching anything from classical plays to downright hilarious monologues.

Queensland Theatre | Discover more

4. Organise a road trip
The best part of studying in Brisbane is it’s the perfect place to kick off a trip to nearby destinations like the beachside town of Noosa. A few days of sun, salt and surf is sure to make you unwind after a hard semester at uni. Other road trip worthy destinations include the Girraween National Park and Naree Budjong Djara National Park known for its stunning Blue Lake.

How to Do: The Pyramid Walk, Girraween - Southern Downs & Granite Belt

Whatever you choose to do, exploring Brisbane is sure to be the best way to spend your break!