The Brisbane Explorer’s List – How Well Do You Know Brissie?

In a bid to get you and me to experience more of Brisbane’s best places, I’ve decided to create the Brisbane Explorer’s List. Firstly, because I’m not a big fan of the term ‘bucket list’ and secondly, because this will hopefully inspire us to share the unique nooks and crannies this Australian city has to offer.

Watching the Wallabies at Suncorp Stadium

This list will include some touristy things, some ‘untouristy’ things, ‘forgotten’ places, spectacular places and anything that you and I think makes Brisbane stand out as a unique city. This list is active, so I’d love you to get in touch, either by the comments below, social media or email to add some ideas.

Additionally, I’ll be checking off each thing as I do it, to better acquaint myself with this swampy, tropical chunk of paradise, which also happens to be the fourth largest city (by area) in the world! So without further ado, here’s the Brisbane Explorer’s List, in no particular order:

(Check out the links to individual posts)

Abseil down Kangaroo Point cliffs ☐

Tour the XXXX Brewery

Climb Story Bridge

Kayak on the Brisbane River – in the day ☐ and night! ☐

Have breakfast at New Farm Deli & Cafe

Watch a cricket match at the Gabba ☐

Watch the Wallabies ☑, a rugby league match ☐, the Brisbane Roar FC ☐ at Suncorp Stadium

Walk up Mt Coot-tha

Explore James Street in Teneriffe ☐

Watch an event at Brisbane Powerhouse ☐

Hike Northbrook Gorge ☐

Visit QAG ☑

Visit GOMA ☑

Swim at Streets Beach ☑

Visit the following markets – Milton Markets ☑, Jan Powers Farmers Market ☑, The West End Farmers Markets ☑, Redcliffe Markets ☑, Brisbane City Markets ☑, Northey Street Markets

Visit Eat Street Northshore ☑

Experience a Brisbane Planetarium Night Sky Tour

Visit Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens ☑

Visit Brisbane City Botanic Gardens ☑

Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ☐

Have a drink at Felons

Visit New Farm Park

Visit the Commissariat Store Museum

Have a beer at the Victory Hotel ☑ – the oldest pub in Brisbane

Visit the EKKA

Visit Toowong Cemetery

Visit the Brisbane Tramway Museum

Visit the Queensland Museum

Visit North Stradbroke Island

Visit Moreton Island

Visit Coochiemudlo Island

Visit St Helena Island ☐

Visit Peel Island ☐

Do the Brisbane City river loop walk

Visit St Stephen’s Chapel

Watch a gig at The Princess Theatre

Walk to King Island

See The Pillars Project

Head to Cedar Creek Swimming Holes

Watch a gig at The Triffid

Visit Summer Land Camels

Do a tour of Brisbane City Hall

Visit the Pitch Drop experiment

Take a ride on The Wheel of Brisbane ☑

Take a tour of Boggo Road Gaol ☑(when it reopens)

Visit Fort Lytton National Park

Step inside The Old Windmill ☐

I’m actually a little disappointed I’ve done most of these, but I’m sure I’m missing many cool things to do! What about you? How much of the Brisbane Explorer’s List have you experienced? What activities am I missing?!

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