Brisbane is a large riverside city that is rich in multicultural attractions for students. Many of these attractions are accessible and affordable, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t make time to experience the attractions. I understand that you might not know where to start when looking for relaxation and recreational spots in the city, and that is why I have compiled a list for your benefit.
1. XXXX Brewery Tour
If you enjoy drinking a pint of beer with your mates, then the XXXX Brewery Tour is perfect for you. During this tour you will get to learn the history of beer and barley, you will get to drink 2 glasses of free beer, and you will also participate in a beer tasting session. The tour is enjoyable and educational, and it will only cost you $32.
2. Story Bridge Adventure Climb
Warning; this is not suitable for anyone scared of heights. The Story Bridge Adventure Climb gives you the exhilarating opportunity to climb to the top of Brisbane’s Story Bridge. Once at the top you will get a spectacular view of the city, and your guide will also give you a history lesson on the surroundings. When it’s time to come down, you’ll get to abseil to the bottom. You can climb in the daytime or at night, and it will set you back around $100. It’s worth every dollar!
3. Riverlife Adventure Centre
This is for every student with an adventurous spirit. The Riverlife Adventure Centre offers several activities like abseiling, rollerblading, cycling, paddle boarding, rock climbing, and kayaking. You can also choose to tour the city via Segway, or via kayaking down the Brisbane river. There are also special events like Friday Climb & Wine, Friday Night Paddle and Prawns, and Saturday Night Paddle & BBQ. Prices start from $35 depending on the activity you are taking part in.
4. Mount Coot-tha Lookout
This heritage lookout is also known as One-Tree-Hill. The observation deck offers breathtaking views of Brisbane City all the way out to Moreton Bay. To save money you can pack yourself a picnic.
5. Queensland Performing Arts Centre
If you love performing arts, then QPAC is the place to be. This venue has a great atmosphere, and you can watch a show at the concert hall. There are plenty of musical, carnival, and opera performances to choose from, with tickets starting from $55 per person (depends on the seat, performance, and night of performance).
6. Eat Street Markets
If you love street food, then you need to head over to the Eat Street Markets. Here you will find delicious food from every culture that you can think of, and you can also enjoy live music from great bands. The entry per head is $2.
7. Suncorp Stadium
All sports fans should experience a tour at the Suncorp Stadium. The large stadium has been home to numerous sports matches and concerts, and if you are not going to watch a performance you can still learn the history of the stadium. Tours start at $16.
There are plenty of activities for students in Brisbane, and if you didn’t know about them before, now you do! So get onto your computer, make a booking, and head out on an adventure. You can thank me later!