When you’re on vacation, you will want to do a lot of activities. After all, that is one of the leading points of going on holiday. But aside from the big things you are told you can do in your destination, have you ever wondered what could be something you can do that flies under the radar?
Things to do in Brisbane
Brisbane is one of those cities where you think about it; there isn’t much going on regarding tourist destinations. But that’s just your perception. Well, in fact, Brisbane offers a lot of fun activities for you to try. You just have to know where and when to go. To give you an idea about some of these fun activities, Alpha Car Hire has put together this short write up loaded with activities you can do while you are in Brisbane.
Helicopter Pub Crawl
Spending time with your mates and having a few beers is always a great way to spend the weekend, or even a weekday if you’re lucky. When you visit Brisbane, why not turn it up a notch and go for a pub crawl like never before: on a helicopter. Pterodactyl Helicopters offer patrons the best pub crawl of their lives where you have a pilot as your designated driver, and you can go to the pub like the big celebrity you know you are. The best part is that there is even an option to stop for lunch.
Night Kayaking at the Wrecks
Kayaking itself is a fun activity to do. You get to go into the water and just paddle along and maybe even see a fish or two. But have you considered doing it at night? Australian Sunset Safaris offers night kayaking off the shore of Moreton Island. Goers will be given a transparent Perspex Kayak along with two LED strips and the light of the moon as their guide. The fish, attracted by your light, will come up to say hello. Everything looks a lot different in the dark, and it can become the best night adventure of your vacation. Just remember to be careful while in the water.
Dive with Manta Rays
Ever wanted to swim with the fishes and see them in their natural habitat? The Manta Bommie Dive Site located just off North Stradbroke Island is the perfect place to dive in where you can swim with the Manta Rays. Other creatures, you can expect to see on your dive include leopard sharks, guitar sharks, turtles, wobbegongs and octopus. Visit Manta Lodge, and they can assist you with your diving needs.
Drink Carrot Beer
Ever wondered how rabbits get drunk? If you like to think of yourself as a beer connoisseur, then try out some carrot beer from the Four Hearts Brewing Brewery. It’s a craft beer with the distinct colour orange. They say it lets you see in the dark and will help improve your vision… temporarily of course, as beer does. Prove the rumours wrong and try it for yourself.
Hip Hop Yoga
Yoga is relaxing and can help you de-stress after a long day of work. If you want to try yoga with a twist, then hip-hop yoga may just be the perfect activity for you. Work up a sweat and swing it to hit songs from some of your favourite hip-hop artists. The ideal activity for those who are big on yoga, but are always looking for new ways to make it more interesting.
Drive in Cinemas
There is something different about going to the movies while seated in your car. Drive-ins are a lot less common today, but the Tayala Drive-In Theatre in Brisbane is one, and the other is the Tivoli Drive-In. It’s only operational every Saturday night and offers moviegoers a full café service on site. The effort to show up early for a great spot will all be worth it.
Buy Some Cheese
Cheese is great. It’s the perfect taste and goes with just about any meal. If you want to try out a bunch of cheese while you’re in Brisbane, then pay a visit to Olympus Cheese. They are open all throughout the week and lets visitors purchase 2kg tubs of this popular dairy product for them to consume for the rest of their stay. Containers of fetta and ricotta are also available for anyone.
Visit the Buddhist and Hindu Temples
The Chung Tian Buddhist Temple has a small community within it that makes for an exciting visit. The temple comes with a tea room where you can watch and take part in a ceremony, as well as wander the art gallery, museum and prayer spaces. Meanwhile, the Sri Selva Vinayakar Temple also makes for an interesting stop.
Drink some Rainbows
We’ve all seen those baristas pour milk into coffee and make some cool art, but have you ever seen them do it with different colours? Piggy back Café in Jindalee together with their talented barista Emily Coumbis offers their drinkers a rainbow latte. Now, you can taste the rainbow that goes surprisingly well with some red velvet French toast on the side.
Play some Quidditch
Become the star player of your Quidditch team when you head on over to the City Botanic Gardens where you can ride broomsticks, throw quaffles and find the elusive golden snitch. Play to your heart’s content and take part in QUT Quidditch Society’s games. The best part is that they are not members exclusive; anyone who wants to try it out is free to do so.
These are just some of the things you can do when you visit Brisbane. So, try out the carrot beers when you take on the helicopter pub crawl and top the day off with some hip-hop yoga when you stop by Brisbane for your next holiday adventure.