Brisbane is a big city full of people, places and things to do but, sometimes it feels like every experience (and city) is the same and there is just nothing new left to do. The good news is; you’re probably wrong. Below you’re sure to find at least one place or experience you haven’t already been to in Brisbane that will keep you captivated and entertained.

1. Adventures Around Brisbane 

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AAB provides exciting abseiling and rock climbing adventures around the Brisbane and the Glass House Mountains. Boating fully qualified guides and instructors a typical experience with Adventures Around Brisbane can last from 2 hours for beginners or those with a tight schedule to a full day experience for the enthusiast and those who really love a challenge! Some courses do have age restrictions so be sure to check them before you book.

You will also need to sign a waiver and make sure that you wear non-restrictive clothing, appropriates enclosed footwear like runners or hiking boots. Pack a backpack appropriately with water, sunscreen and a hat. All safety equipment is supplied but if you have any climbing gear feel free to bring that along too.

2. Araucaria Ecotours

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Araucaria Ecotours – named after the Hoop Pine native to Australia) provide educational tours of their 87 acre property on the Queensland-New South Wales border. Offering everything from Bushwalking in Brisbane to 3 day outback tours all over South East Queensland Araucaria lets you not just see the animals, but see them in their natural habitats and experience Australian outback life first hand.

With a focus on passing on top notch knowledge Araucaria tour are staffed by Ronda a doctorate in Zoology, Dennis (an ex science teacher) and Darren who grew up amongst forests and wildlife.

Araucaria will pick you up from Brisbane and drive you to your destination fromyour accommodation in Brisbane city or at the transit centre on Roma street.
They can be contacted on 07 5544 1283 or visit their website for more information.
3. Burnett Lane
burnett laneIf you’re after something closer to the city and a little lower key than abseiling or an ecotour check out Burnett Lane. Nestled between Queen Street Mall and Adelaide Street you can enter this alley of delight via George or Adelaide Street. What you’ll find is a selection of hidden gems that only locals will be able to tell you about.

Brew is one of these hidden gems – a cosy coffee house with big personality. Brew is known for its coffee and delectable delights by day and its night time functions.
If that doesn’t entice you or you’re thinking of something a little different check out Super Whatnot. An industrial chic bar that has a fantastic rotating selection of beer and ciders that’s worth dropping in regularly for on its own.

There’s also the historic Survey Co. built in honour of James Burnett and a fitting tribute. This trendy restaurant is regarded as one of the best in town and is set amongst a beautiful rustic looking backdrop that only adds to the atmosphere.

4. Clay Target Shooting
gunThat’s right. Even with Australia’s strict (but sensible) law on guns and gun restrictions you can still find somewhere to try your hand at firing a weapon. The Brisbane Gun Club has an inexpensive come and try offer ($60) which allows complete novice users who do not hold a firearm licence to come down and see what firing a gun is really like.

You will have to make sure you wear appropriate clothing like a long sleeve shirt and fully enclosed shoes. A small price to pay to let off some steam.

That’s it. There are 4 things that you probably didn’t know you could do around Brisbane. Be sure to leave great reviews if you try any or all of these things and as always don’t forget to share the love on social media either.

When exploring the ins and outs of Brissy, booking a Brisbane car hire is a good idea. It gives you the freedom to drive around wherever you want, and you don’t have to worry about bus or train schedules. It’s also an ideal option if your destination isn’t near any public transport hub.