5 Fun Family Activities in Brisbane

5 Fun Family Activities in Brisbane

Labelled Australia’s new world city, Brisbane is a diverse and rapidly growing city that is well worth exploring. With so much to see and do, you will simply be spoilt for choice! If you’re planning a family trip to Brisbane or are wanting to try something different over the weekend, then here’s a list of five fun family activities that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and will keep the whole family satisfied!

1. Ride the CityCat to New Farm Park


A ride on one of Brisbane's CityCats is one of the best ways to see the city in all its splendour. Just a short ride from North Quay or Riverside to New Farm, New Farm Park is nestled on the river’s edge and boasts approximately 37 hectares of lush grass, rose gardens, fig trees and one of the city’s best playgrounds. There’s plenty of shade that makes the park perfect for a picnic, but if you haven’t packed lunch, there are plenty of coffee shops within walking distance.


2. Visit the Queensland Museum



Part of Brisbane’s bustling cultural precinct and situated along the river, the Queensland Museum displays inspiring and educational items and specimens that tell the story of Queensland’s natural and cultural heritage. Venture to the Queensland Museum for a fun and awe inspiring adventure that will excite the whole family. The museum is free to enter, however individual exhibitions do charge entry fees.


3. Wander through the South Bank Lifestyle Markets

South Bank Market


In the heart of the South Bank Parklands, the Lifestyle Markets are a must-visit, with an expansive range of arts and crafts, fashion and trinkets, along with delicious treats, organic produce and homemade fare. Occupying the Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank’s Lifestyle Markets allow you to shop, dine and relax all in the one place. The kids will also be entertained by local street performers and can cool down in Australia’s only beach located in the CBD.



4. Enjoy a bike ride along the Brisbane River



If you like to stay active, then you can’t go past a riverside bike ride with the family. Trace the gentle curves of the Brisbane River from the trendy suburb of West End through to South Brisbane, whilst taking in the picturesque views and stopping along the way to enjoy the playgrounds and barbeque areas that are sprinkled along the track. There are also plenty of coffee shops nearby that are perfect for a pit stop.

 5. Cuddle a Koala at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary



Only a short drive from Brisbane’s CBD, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is one of the city’s premier tourist attractions, boasting a variety of native Australian wildlife in beautiful surrounds. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get up close and personal with the animals, whether it’s cuddling a koala for the perfect photo opportunity or feeding a kangaroo. There are also plenty of shows and activities on offer daily, including the amazing birds of prey free flight shows.

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By Stuart Stratton at 5 Aug 2014, 08:25 AM