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10 Fun Travel Challenges to Try While in Brisbane

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Want to experience everything Brisbane has to offer? Here are 10 fun travel challenges you need to add to your itinerary while in Queensland’s sun-drenched capital city.

Challenge #1: Catch a free live music act

Brisbane city hosts City Sounds, a free music program where you can catch performances from a diverse range of talented local bands and musicians throughout the week in Queen Street Mall and a range of other locations, including everything from folk and blues artists through to jazz and electro acts. 

Challenge #2: Grab a sky-high cocktail 

Hit up one of Brisbane’s impressive rooftop cocktail bars where you can take in the glittering lights and views of the CBD while indulging in a tasty creation concocted by one of Brisbane’s many mixologists.

Challenge #3: Hit up one of Brissy’s markets

From the Brisbane City Markets to the South Bank Young Designers Markets, Suitcase Rummage, the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets, The Collective Markets or the many local farmer’s markets, there’s no shortage of options to choose from.

Challenge #4: Indulge in some Asian street food 

Like the idea of a matcha soft-serve or some Japanese barbeque? Head to the Elizabeth Street FudoDori Asian food laneway to sample a unique and tasty range of Asian flavours.

Challenge #5: Book in for a helicopter pub crawl

A pub crawl is always a fun experience, but have you ever done it by helicopter? You can do it while in Brisbane through Pterodactyl Helicopters, where you’ll be able to take in the sights of Brisbane from up above while making a few stops along the way for a bevvy or two.

Challenge #6: Go kayaking in the city at twilight 

What could be nicer than heading out for a relaxed paddle along the Brisbane River as the sun goes down? Watch the city make the transition from day to night with from your illuminated kayak while basking in the lights and reflections of the surrounding buildings. You can book through Riverlife kayak adventures.

Challenge #7: Take a dive with Manta Rays

If you’re in Brissy during summer, pay a visit to the famed Manta Brommie dive site near North Stradbroke Island where you can get up close and personal with manta rays, as well as plenty of other marine life including leopard and guitar sharks, turtles and octopus.

Challenge #8: Enjoy a drink beneath Story Bridge

Story Bridge is a major landmark in Brisbane so it’s only fitting that every visitor to the city should pay it a visit—but the best way to do it would have to be while sipping on a cold drink at the overwater bar at Howard Smith Wharves where you can also take in the view of the bridge, river and CBD.

Challenge #9: Wander through the Brisbane Quarter

If you don’t mind a little glitz and glamour, take a stroll through the Brisbane Quarter which is home to a range of premium restaurants, bars and retailers where you can get a taste of the high life.

Challenge #10: Explore Brisbane’s surrounds

No visit to Brisbane is complete without venturing out of the city itself, so why not find a motorhome hire company in Brisbane and head out on the road for a few days. With plenty of nearby destinations and attractions to explore including the Glasshouse Mountains, Lake Wivenhoe, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast and Lamington National Park, it will be an adventure that’s hard to forget!