It’s been a few weeks of a brand new season, and after months of shivering in the early mornings, the change in temperature is very much welcomed this side of the world. Gone are the days where our morning coffees are going cold too soon. The sun shines all through the morning, giving us 25-degree averages by midday.
The highly anticipated warmer weather brings with it an array of places to see and things to do in the Sunshine State. Whether you’re into arts and culture, if you fancy yourself as a foodie, or you’re the outdoorsy type, this list of things to do this spring in Brisbane offers something for everyone.
Spring is known for the fresh produces we all delight over from the beautiful farmland as it gets warmer. So why not start the list with Brisbane’s best farmers’ markets?
The well-known-and-loved Rocklea markets offers the largest fresh food and lifestyle market in Brisbane. The Saturday Fresh Markets boast over 220 stalls with fresh fruit and veg, flowers and meats, plants and lifestyle products. Check it out when it’s on every Saturday, 6 am to 12 pm.
The city centre offers the Riverside Markets located at the City Botanic Gardens and Albert Street, being a favourite for locals and tourists for 30 years. Here, you’ll find Queensland art and fashion on display, with live music and international food and coffee every Sunday, from 8 am to 3 pm.
If getting out there and keeping active is how you enjoy making the most of the sunshine, the Toohey Forest tracks in the Southside runs for 3 km and takes about an hour to complete on a hike. You’ll find koalas, echidnas, and gliders that live in the forest.
Dubbed as Brisbane’s best wetlands, the Boondall Wetlands is an easy and flat walk through. A diverse range of wildlife and a bird-watching hut make for picturesque scenes through this trail.
Known to dazzle Brisbane music lovers every year at this time of the year, the Brisbane Festival will be doing just that this year when it transforms the city over three weeks from 8-29 September. The program includes theatre, music, dance, circus and opera, with the Riverfire fireworks display ending the spectacle with a bang, literally, on Story Bridge.
Boasting one of the world’s most significant collections of contemporary Asian and Pacific art, the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is a show not to be missed. It showcases contemporary art from the Asia Pacific when it arrives on our shores in late November.
If you love culture and interesting spaces, the Brisbane Open House will delight as visitors are invited to go behind the scenes in design studios, places of worship, heritage spaces, and medical labs over one weekend on 13 and 14 October.