Get outdoors and enjoy spring in Brisbane

It's time to pack away the winter woolies, get outdoors, take advantage of Brisbane's beautiful climate, and enjoy spring in Brisbane! 

We've put together some springtime ideas to encourage you to get out and about.

Stroll through our botanic gardens

Say goodbye to winter by taking a stroll in Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, City Botanic Gardens or Sherwood Arboretum.

Stroll along walking trails to find your perfect picnic spot. Discover flora and historical sites at your own pace with self-guided walks, or for a more in-depth experience, join a free guided discovery tour with one of Council's volunteers.

If you have kids, explore the wonder of the Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail in Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. You could also visit the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium in the Mt Coot-tha precinct to see an 'out of this world' show. If you're in the city, let the kids loose at the all abilities playground in the City Botanic Gardens. 

Looking for something closer to home? Brisbane City Council has more than 2100 parks across Brisbane. Connect with family and friends in a park near you this spring!

Find a garden remedy

Visit Council's new Physic Garden at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha to explore the links between plants and medicine. We're running a series of walks and workshops for adults and children to explore how people treated everyday health problems before modern medicine. Book a walk or workshop today! The classes are sure to be popular and places are limited.

Revel in live music

In addition to soaking up spring sun rays, enjoy live music at a variety of events across Brisbane. On Fridays, tune in to Valley Fiesta Fridays in Brunswick Street and Chinatown Malls, Fortitude Valley from 2-4pm. Head to The Gap on Saturday 14 September for the Sunlit Sounds Festival and celebrate local music with some of Brisbane’s best talent. If you enjoy the beat of drums, head to the three-day steel drum festival, PANZfest for the Caribbean Carnival Weekend at the Rocklea Showgrounds from 20-22 September.

New river hub at New Farm Park

There's more ways to explore and enjoy our Brisbane River this spring thanks to the recently opened New Farm Park River Hub. Part of the River Access Network, the hub provides more lifestyle and leisure activity options on the river and more access to the popular recreational precinct of New Farm Park and Brisbane Powerhouse. The new facility can accommodate a range of vessels including tour boats, recreational vessels and leisure crafts such as kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards. 

Work up a sweat outdoors

Soak up some springtime sunshine at one of Council's free outdoor gyms. Over 150 Council parks have exercise equipment installed in them to provide a free and easy way to get fit and enjoy Brisbane's enviable climate. If group fitness is more your style, get a group of friends together and participate in one of Council's many active and healthy events, like boxing, Zumba or circuit training.

Related links

Here's even more options to help you enjoy Brisbane this spring:

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Last updated:24 October 2019
Topics: things to do