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Your Brisbane 2020 Bucket List

by Sally Foster (follow)
Featuring 50 Ideas

Brisbane is a wonderful place to live because of its incredible climate, easy going pace and plethora of incredible sites, events and activities that are at our finger tips.

If you need some inspiration on how to make 2020 the most fun year yet, and you want to really take advantage of the best Brisbane has to offer, then why not work your way through this list of the ultimate Brisbane Bucket List.

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1. Take in a show at QPAC, Queensland's own Performing Arts Centre. So far this year they are showing Bluey's Big Play, Shrek the Musical and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory just to name a few.

2. Take a city cat along the river and stroll through the Jacaranda trees at New Farm Park, arguably Brisbane's most beautiful park. With the Powerhouse that showcases kids activities and events, weekend markets, a wonderful all ages playground and boundless room for a picnic, it is the ultimate Brisbane destination.

3. Visit the lagoon at South Bank for a free swim with city views.

4. Head to Eat Street Markets for live music and an eclectic array of cuisines from around the world.

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5. Take a city cat ride and make the journey even more fun than the destination. Here are some itineries for a great day out.

6. Visit the cosmic skyzone of Brisbane's Planetarium situated right next to the beautiful botanic gardens at Mt Coot-ha.

7. Visit one of Brisbane's newest riverside food and beverage destinations, Howard Smith Wharves. With so many options for restaurants to choose from, plus lots of grassy places for a picnic, it is a fun day out for everyone.

8. Give your train lover the best day of their life at The Workshops Rail Museum at Ipswich.

9. Take a drive to Mt Tamborine to visit Cedar Creek Falls, do the Tree Top Challenge and have a game atThunderbird Park mini golf.

10. Learn and get hands on with science at the Spark Lab.

11. Hand feed some kangaroos and cuddle a koala at Lone Pine.

12. Take a walk along the beautiful Springfield Lakes Promenade.

13. Or maybe a bush walk along the Stockyard Creek Circuit at Burbank.

14. Take your life into your hands at one of the many indoor play centres where your kids can go crazy with excitement and your eardrums may burst. See here for a list to get started.

15. Visit the excellent playground and take in the wildlife and natural surrounding of Capalaba Regional Park.

16. Visit one of the many beautiful beaches just a short drive from Brisbane. Kid friendly beaches include Paradise Point at the Gold Coast, Moffats Beach at the Sunshine Coast or Woorim Beach on Bribie Island.

17. Or why not take in a beach even closer to Brisbane like Sutton's Beach at Redcliffe.

18. Have a game of putt putt at Victoria Park.

19. Pick your own fruit and teach kids where their food comes from at Strawberry Fields.

20. Hop on your bike for a family friendly bike ride along the Wynnum to Manly Foreshore, Sandgate Foreshore or Kedron Brook bike path.

21. Take your kids to the movies in their pyjamas and head to the drive in at Yatala. Make sure to stop off for a pie along the way.

22. Have a sensational breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of Brisbane's many family friendly cafes and restaurants. For a list recommended by Brisbane's Mums Group see here.

23. Go for a pony ride at Mini Mates.

24. Visit Harry Potter's Store of Requirement at Samford for those true Harry Potter fans.

25. Swing through the air with the greatest of ease on a flying trapeze at Circus Arts.

26. Visit the beautiful Kumbartcho Sanctuary to learn more about fauna and flora and experience a sensory play area.

27. Mingle with the farm animals at White Ridge Farm and even enjoy a tractor ride.

28. Visit the dinosaurs at Queensland Museum for a free family day out.

29. Then head next door to the State Library and visit the Kids Corner where there are often story and rhyme times happening.

30. Cool down at one of the many free outdoor water play areas including the Wynnum Wading Pool, Rocks Riverside Park, Orion Lagoon or Aquativity at South Bank.

31. Get artistic at Colour My Pot at Cleveland. You can even take home your creation.

32. Visit the Bribie Island Butterfly House to see some truly spectacular butterflies.

33. Get outdoors and get some exercise at one of the many completely free Active Park Events held across Brisbane every day. There is something for all ages, including free fitness for Mums.

34. Take your baby or toddler along to Rhyme Time at your local library which is also totally free and run in libraries right across Brisbane.

35. Visit the Indigi Scapes Centre for numerous walking tracks, beautiful butterfly gardens and a play area for the kids.

36. Grab a picnic and head on down to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre or the recently renovated Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre.

37. Or bring that picnic to the grounds of University of Queensland at St Lucia which has beautiful grounds and ponds filled with ducks.

38. Have fish and chips at sunset with the family along one of the beautiful foreshores. My favourite place to go is Yabbey Road at Redcliffe.

39. Bounce with excitement at an indoor trampoline park. See here for some of the best that Brisbane has to offer.

40. Visit a new playground to mix it up and show your kids some new equipment. See here for a list of the best toddler friendly playgrounds to get you started.

41. Strap on your ice skates and head to Ice World for skating and ice sports.

42. Step back in time at Old Petrie Town and take in the weekend markets.

43. Take in some art and let your little ones get involved at one of the ever changing kid friendly activities at Queensland Art Gallery.

44. While you are nearby, take a spin on the Wheel of Brisbane for gorgeous views across the city.

45. Take the boat over to Moreton Island or Stradbroke Island for a weekend of frolicking in the ocean and building sand castles.

46. Indulge in some of the best gelato you will ever have at Gelato Messina in South Brisbane.

47. Go on a free walking tour of Brisbane City to learn about the history and get an overview of the city.

48. Visit one of the many incredible attractions that QLD is famous for across the world including the theme parks (Dreamworld, Wet and Wild, SeaWorld, Movie World), Australia Zoo and Underwater World.

49. Scale the iconic Story Bridge on an Adventure Climb.

50. You are sure to be exhausted after all this and in need of some time with someone special. Check out these Date Night Restaurants to have a romantic evening for two.

So there you have it! We hope you have found some inspiration. If you think we should expand this list then please comment with some of your favourite hot spots and activities in the comments! Maybe we can get to 100 with your help!




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