Things to do in Brisbane

Brisbane: A city worth exploring

There are so many things to do in Brisbane, South East Queensland and the Sunshine Coast. From hot air ballooning to bike rides, walking tours to off-road driving… it really is a hub of experiences. 

Further north, Hamilton Island is host to hundreds of beautiful activities, including plane flights to Whitehaven Beach or helicopters to the stunning Great Barrier Reef in all it’s glory. There are also plenty of boat trips, snorkelling and scuba diving, sailboats, motorboats and paddleboats, kayaking and windsurfing.

Tropical North Queensland is equally spectacular, with so many things to do from Cairns up into the rainforests or out onto the reef. If you’re feeling brave you can always go deep sea fishing,  or there are educational Indigenous experiences, dinners in the Daintree, bungee jumping and extreme swings. 

Whatever your appetite for adventure, Queensland has something for everyone – here are my favourites.

Aerobatic Biplane Flight 30 Minutes

Aerobatic Biplane Flight 30 Minutes

I found myself sitting in the cockpit belting down the runway, strapped in by a seven point harness.

Extreme Zipline Guided Tour - Tamborine

Extreme Zipline Guided Tour - Tamborine

For all the adventurers out there, this is a must do surrounded by stunning scenery.

Australian Outback Spectacular

Australian Outback Spectacular

A fun night out with the family seeing some impressive horsemanship.

737-800 Boeing Flight Simulator

737-800 Boeing Flight Simulator

I gifted this one to dad as he always wanted to fly a plane. He loved it.

Learn to Sail - Full Day

Learn to Sail - Full Day

With crystal clear water, you’re in the perfect environment to learn to sail.

Subaru WRX Rally Car and V8 Buggy Drive

Subaru WRX Rally Car and V8 Buggy Drive

It had been raining that morning, so what a muddy thrill it was.

Indoor Skydiving

Indoor Skydiving

I thought skydiving would be easy in a wind tunnel, but it’s more challenging and adrenaline-filled than expected.

Turbo Rally Drive

Turbo Rally Drive

Rally driving through the bush at high speed is a truly exhilarating experience.

V8 Race Car Driving Experience

V8 Race Car Driving Experience

I gifted this to my husband who was grinning from ear to ear by the end of it!

Mobile Oyster Shucker with Craft Beer For 5

Mobile Oyster Shucker with Craft Beer For 5

Not much better than grabbing some friends and having someone shuck fresh oysters right in front of you — a true treat.