Whether you’re a fan of taking a relaxing ride on the CityCat, walking through the lush Botanic Gardens or shopping up a storm on Queen Street, Brisbane is abundant with things to do. With our most-beloved places back in business and life returning to (semi) normal, now is the time to support local and explore our city with a fresh pair of peepers – and there’s no better way to do that than with a day spent in The City. Start your morning off with a fresh brew from caffeination station Frankie & George, where you can wrap your hands around a free coffee with any made-to-order menu item. Smashed avocado, anyone? Once you’ve had a little browse around the retail precinct – shops like Rockwear, Optiko Eyewear, Wil Valor, Ashley Douglas Jeweller, Furla and many more have some seriously good deals – head on over to the Museum of Brisbane for a Storytellers Walking Tour. These tours (which begin when the museum reopens on Friday July 17) invite you to step into the storybook that is our city and discover the many interesting tales of its history – exploring sites such as City Hall, Anzac Square, Regent Theatre and Commissariat Store.
If you’re looking to relax and refresh after your guided walk, book yourself in to Jessica James for $20-off a post-iso glow-up haircut, or visit the style-savvy scissor-wizards at Jimmy Rod’s Barbershop for $10 off any standard cut. Then make way to luxe skincare makers Aesop, where the team is offering a complimentary skincare consultation when you visit the QueensPlaza store. Spend your afternoon tucking into a gourmet picnic hamper by the river from The Westin, which is full to the brim with fresh organic produce like gourmet cheese, charcuterie, marinated olives, artisan bread, salads, mini sandwiches, chocolates and more. The hampers, which start from $100, can be upgraded with a hand-picked bottle of wine, selected by The Westin Brisbane’s in-house sommelier. Sweet tooths can get their dessert fix with a quick pit-stop at Dello Mano, where you can score a bonus box of four luxury brownies with orders over $60. Finish off your day with a wine tasting for two at cosy Adelaide Street cellar Grape Therapy, which includes four boutique drops each and a delicious cheese board to share for just $60.
Eager explorers can extend their city adventure into a staycay with plenty of hotels offering some dynamite deals. Get breakfast in bed and 24-hour parking at The Hilton with its City Escape Package, or indulge in some of The City’s finest delights with Next Hotel’s Experience Package, which includes overnight accommodation, two in-room cocktails from Death & Taxes, two artisan seasonal breakfast boxes from Felix for Goodness and complimentary coffee.
Keen to explore Brisbane and fall in love with The City again? Head to the Visit Brisbane website to get the full details on how to redeem these Brisbane City offers (plus many more), available now until the end of September.
The article was created in partnership with our friends at Brisbane Marketing. To discover what’s on in and around Brisbane, head to the Visit Brisbane website.