There is no excuse to stay indoors in Brisbane during winter. Over the cooler months, the sun still shines and the sky is blue, making it the perfect time to get out and explore the great outdoors! More leisure options mean exciting events, better facilities and venues for everyone to explore - all year around.
Explore Brisbane's new bikeways
Grab the family or some friends and set off to explore Brisbane by bike. The city's new bike paths connect the suburbs to happening retail precincts, vibrant local markets, parks and open green spaces making it quick and easy to get around. Whether you're going on a picnic or visiting a local cafe, getting there by bike means that you'll not only be keeping fit, but will be doing your bit for the environment too! Take a look at Cycling Brisbane's online bikeway map to plan a ride.
Get fit for free
Brisbane’s open green spaces and parks are perfect for getting active outdoors. The Active Parks program offers classes for all levels of fitness and is free. What better way to get fit than Pilates or Zumba, winding down with a yoga class or simply grabbing your friends to work out on Council’s outdoor gym equipment. Find out what your local park offers and enjoy the scenery.
Visit one of Brisbane’s heated indoor pools
There are 17 swimming pools across the city that are heated to keep you nice and warm throughout winter. Why not visit Spring Hill or the Valley which are all home to heritage-listed swimming pools, or take the family to make splash at Yeronga Park Pool that offers three heated swimming areas.
Discover the beauty of a public art and heritage trail
Take a two kilometre walk along Brisbane’s River edge and experience the Art and the River Public Art Trail. The trail begins at the Maritime Museum, South Bank and ends at the Thornton Street ferry terminal. Don’t feel like walking? No problem, hire a CityCycle instead!
Explore a Brisbane environment centre
Downfall Creek and Karawatha Forest are unique natural areas that provide opportunities for residents and visitors to relax and play in a natural setting with family and friends. Learn about local flora and fauna and participate in free or low-cost guided walks, bird watching and crafts.
Pack a picnic by the river
Rug up and visit one of Brisbane’s best picnic and barbecue spots. Parks and green open spaces are scattered across the city and include barbecue facilities, shade and picnic shelters. What’s more, many of the beautiful spots offer perfect views of the Brisbane River.