Spending your days dreaming of your next Queensland holiday? Add in one or many of our top unique experiences to make your next trip to Brisbane unforgettable.
If you, like so many of us, are spending your time in isolation dreaming of your next holiday, use this time to make a list of must-do activities for your next Brisbane trip.
Brisbane is a small city with plenty of quirk and even more heart. Next time you visit, consider swapping some of your standard activities out for something a little different. A little special. A little unique.
To help transform your Brisbane holiday from ordinary to extraordinary, we’ve compiled a list of 10 unique Brisbane experiences you won’t want to miss.
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Let’s jump into Airtrain’s Top 10 Unique Brisbane Experiences:
#1 Take off to the Triffid to catch some live music in a WW2 hangar
The Triffid is one of the crowning jewels in Brisbane’s live music scene. Created by one of the founding members of Australia’s biggest rock act, Powderfinger bassist John Collins, The Triffid brings together history and music under the roof of a WW2 vintage aircraft hanger. Immerse yourself in the action and experience some of the best music in a location unlike anywhere else.
#2 Take in the view from the top when you abseil Kangaroo Point Cliffs
Take in Brisbane from a whole new perspective when you abseil down the 20 metres of Kangaroo Point Cliffs. What begins as adrenaline quickly turns to serenity as you become comfortable with the height and soak up the views reserved for only the brave few.
#3 Catch a classic film at The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
Located in the CBD, The Elizabeth Picture Theatre calls the once heritage-listed Tara House home. Complete with a street-facing ticket box, a spiral staircase, stained glass windows and cinemas that were once ballrooms, this is a cinema experience you won’t forget any time soon.
#4 Discover the science of cocktails at Viscosity
If you feel like you’ve outgrown the activities at SparkLab but are hanging out for some science, consider dropping by Brisbane’s first science themed bar. Viscosity serves up delicious cocktails using “molecular mixology”. Grab your friends and head over to Fortitude Valley for cocktails inspired by fantasy to ignite your imagination.
#5 Be moved at Opera In The Reservoir
Opera In The Reservoir brings contemporary opera to Spring Hill’s century-old reservoir structure. Six metres underground, the reservoir is an architectural wonder. Complete with hand-laid brick archways and an unparalleled intimacy between performers and guests, Opera In The Reservoir will stir your soul with acoustics you won’t find anywhere else.
#6 Float through a beautiful Queensland day with a day trip to Moreton Island for the Dolphin & Tangalooma Wrecks Cruise
Discover more of Queensland with a day trip to Moreton Bay on the Dolphin & Tangalooma Wrecks Cruise. This tour allows you to travel at your own pace. Snorkel around the Tangalooma Wrecks, trampoline into the ocean, spot unique sea creatures or just kick back on the beach. No matter how you choose to spend your time on this tour, we’re sure you’ll be blown away by the earth-shaking natural beauty of Moreton Bay.
#7 Sit down for a classic Italian meal at La Cucina di Nonna
Hidden upstairs from the famous Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, you’ll find La Cucina di Nonna. This is a private function space designed to look and feel just like a 1920s Italian kitchen and dining space. Complete with original cupboards, stove and newspaper articles from yesteryear, this is the dining room you’ll want to drink and eat the night away in. Just bring your friends and your appetite.
#8 Explore The Northbrook Gorges at Dundas
Travel a little over an hour from Brisbane and you’ll find yourself right in the middle of some of the most fascinating natural landscapes in Australia. If you’re up for a bushwalk and a swim in glassy waters, we recommend the Northbrook Gorges at Dundas. Getting to the final rock pools calls for bushwalking, rock hopping, wading through shallow water and swimming – but the final picturesque rock pools will take your breath away. A tip from us: wear shoes with proper grip that you are happy to get absolutely soaked.
#9 Swing through the saloon doors of Lefty’s Music Hall
Lefty’s Music Hall is the Caxton Street character that offers an experience unlike any other venue in Brisbane. Drawing crowds of honky tonk music lovers, Lefty’s is decked out with plush red leather couches, taxidermy animals and additional bars hidden behind bathroom doors. Step off the street and into Lefty’s for a night of roof-raising country music and an uplifting energy.
#10 Get inspired after hours with GOMA Up Late
Experience art after hours with GOMA Up Late. These nighttime events organised by GOMA give visitors the opportunity to check out the latest exhibitions while listening to live music, sipping on a glass of wine and grabbing some delicious eats from pop-up restaurants. Keep an eye on the QAGOMA website for their next Up Late event announcement.
We hope these unique experiences inspire you to make your next Brisbane trip one to remember.
For more tips on how to make your next holiday unforgettable, hop over to the Airtrain Blog.