Looking for ways to entertain the whole family in Queensland’s capital this spring? We’ve gathered up all the top things to get the family out and enjoying the sun.
1. Located across the river from Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, South Bank is one of Brisbane’s liveliest precincts. If the sun is shining – as it often is in the river city – pack a day bag and head on over. There’s lots to explore, including one of Brisbane’s biggest and best playgrounds, the city’s only beach, the towering Wheel of Brisbane, regular markets and a plethora of cafes and restaurants, serving up everything from well-cooked steaks to deliciously sweet ice-creams. There are also a number of great kid friendly licensed venues, meaning the grown-ups can enjoy a well-earned drink while the kids munch happily on a ham and cheese toastie.
2. Another excellent option for sunny days is Riverlife’s collection of adventure activities in Kangaroo Point. If you fancy admiring the city from the water you can join a kayak tour or test your skills at stand up paddle boarding. If the kids are a little older and not opposed to heights, you can also climb up and abseil down the Kangaroo Point cliffs, clocking spectacular views as you do so. If you want a shot of adrenaline without leaving the safety of the ground, book your family in for a game of outdoor laser tag.
3. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has been delighting visitors with its furry inhabitants for almost 100 years and has the honour of being the world’s first and largest koala centre. There are 130 of the cuddly critters to observe – and get a photo with – as well as plenty of other great Australian wildlife. As well as feeding the kangaroos and catching a glimpse of the elusive platypus, you can watch birds of prey in action and take a seat for the daily Sheepdog Show where you’ll be amazed at how clever canines can be.
4. Finally, if your family’s a bunch of sport fanatics, why not catch a game at Suncorp Stadium? Located a short walk from Gambaro Hotel, it’s the home ground of the Brisbane Broncos and Queensland Reds. The stadium also hosts regular Brisbane Roar games so, no matter what your code, you’re bound to find a match you can cheer on. If it’s AFL or cricket you and your clan are into, head across the river to The Gabba to get in on the action.