It’s June already?! While the rest of the country is bringing out their winter woolies, we are lucky enough to enjoy warmer days which never require more than a light knit. While it may feel like all your friends are packing for a European summer vacation, let’s not make them jealous of the fantastic winter activities they’ll be missing out on. We’ve got many places to eat, experience live music and plenty of viewing spots. Let’s get right into our list of Brisbane’s best winter activities for 2019!
Strawberry Picking Up The Sunshine Coast
Looking for something family friendly or just something different to try with your friends, then you cannot pass this up. It’s strawberry season, so rather picking up a disappointing punnet from your local shop go and pick giant fresh berries yourself at Rolin Strawberry Farms or the Strawberry Fields in Palmview. You’re guaranteed to get the most perfect Instagram pictures among the fields while scoring the most amazing strawberries you’ll ever see.
Where: Rolin Strawberry Farms in Elimban & Strawberry Fields in Palmview
When: May to October
It’s EKKA Time!
Speaking of strawberries, it’s nearly time to grab an iconic strawberry sundae at the EKKA! Fun fact: Brisbane eats about 10 tonnes of strawberries every Ekka, so it’s pretty obvious we’re crazy for the fruit. From August 9th to the 18th you can roll on over to Sideshow Valley for some rides while getting some classic eats (you’d be crazy missing a Dagwood Dog!) Even though Brisbane winter’s don’t get that cold at all, still remember to bring along an extra layer if you go during the evening.
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds
When: August 9th – 18th 2019
Splendour In The Grass
When you need your festival fix, there isn’t a better one than Splendour In The Grass! Although this technically is a Byron Bay event, it’s only a two hour drive away from our sunny Brisbane home. With a line-up packed with international and local bands and plenty of activities, you won’t get the chance to be bored.
Need some fashion inspiration? See our last blog about Festival Hair Trends!
Where: North Byron Parklands, Wooyung
When: July 19th to 21st 2019
Experience Brisbane’s Night Noodle Markets
Experience hawker style food without leaving our beautiful city. The Night Noodle Markets are making their return in Southbank on July 24th during the Good Food Month. Discover 20 asian food stalls that offer Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Malaysian food and beyond. You’ll need to be quick because they won’t be around for long.
Where: Southbank Park
When: July 24th to August 4th 2019
Still Hungry? Hit Up Eat Street Markets
It’s basically the Brisbane icon of the Northshore! You cannot miss Eat Street Markets for some good food and entertainment. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm (or 12pm on Sunday) enjoy Brisbane’s best market stalls on offer while enjoying the river views. No matter if you’re vegan, vegetarian, or gluten intolerant you won’t miss out!
Where: Eat Street Northshore, Hamilton
When: All year round!