10 Top Things to do this Summer – Brisbane
1. Newmarket pool; a cheap family day out. There are multiple pools for the young’uns to muck around in as well as a slide, a lap pool for the energetic, shady areas for those that like to avoid the sun, plenty of grass for those that love a little vitamin D, picnic tables and barbecues.
2. Head to the coast; some of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Queensland surround our beautiful city. Head north or south for 45 minutes and you will have hit a sandy beach where you can easily waste away a day.
3. Cool off in the lagoon at Redcliffe.
4. Picnic on the water at Manly/Wynnum; wander through the markets, let the kids play in the tidal pool, have lunch at a funky cafe, or pack a picnic.
5. Enjoy one of the many watering holes around Brisbane: JC Slaughter Falls are within a hop, skip and a jump of the Brisbane CBD. This tranquil park, surrounded by bush land, is a great place to spend the day. Enjoy a quick dip, picnic, bush walk or simply relax and take in the atmosphere. Other watering holes within driving distance of Brisbane include Currumbin Rock Pools or the Scenic Rim.
6. Southbank; naturally. One of the best spots to relax in Brisbane.
7. Sirromet Winery: Sirromet winery is found at Mt Cotton, approximately 24 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD. The beautiful sweeping views of the coast and the Sunday entertainment will soothe anyone’s soul. Don’t forget to do a tasting – the wines are delicious and a lovely glass of rose is assured to cool you down.
8. Take a bike ride in the glorious weather: Brisbane has an astounding amount of bike paths to enjoy. Be sure to choose one where you will be able to enjoy a quick dip along the way. Click here for an overview of some of the city’s best circuits.
9. Stand-up paddle boarding at Sandgate. Give those abdominals a workout – $30 for 1 hour.
10. Head across the bay and visit Morten Island: This island is great for a day trip, or take the tent and stay for longer if you have the time. The ferry drops you right on the beach near the ship wrecks and the camping ground. Spend time snorkelling around the wrecks, have lunch at the resort, take across your 4WD and explore the island (many beaches, lookouts, lakes and sand dunes), book a tour once you are there through the resort, watch (or participate) in the dolphin feeding. It truly is hard to believe that such a beautiful island jewel is only a short ferry ride away from Brisbane.