If you’re spending winter in Brisbane, then you’re in luck. Not only do you need to deal with freezing temperatures, but you get to go to all the following exciting activities with your loved ones.

Movies in the Park – Manly

Planning a nice night out with the kids? You need to look no further than Movies in the Park. Held in Little Bayside Park every Saturday at 4pm, the event gives you a chance to watch family friendly movies under the stars for absolutely no cost at all.

Less than an hour’s drive from Moorooka will take you to the venue. Be sure to bring your own chairs, blankets, and/or cushions. While the move itself is totally free, food and drinks are available for purchase.

For information on what movies are showing, please refer to this listing.

The Brisbane Marathon Festival
the brisbane marathon festival

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“Explore Brisbane City the healthy way” sounds like a bait-and-switch advertisement for the Brisbane Marathon but there really is no better way to describe it. What better way to explore Queensland’s capital city than with a throng of people running with you, and some adrenaline and a healthy dose of willpower to fuel you along? The marathon course will cross several bridges and landmarks along what some call one of the most picturesque course in Australia.

Now on its 26th year, the Brisbane Marathon is touted as one of the fastest growing marathons in Australia, attracting participants from over 35 countries and representing all the states in Australia.

Race day is on 7 August and online registration is now open!

History Alive
history alive a journey through time

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Whether you’re a student of history, or simply a casual observer with a passing fancy for how events in the past shaped our world today, you might be interested in checking out “History Alive: A Journey Through Time.”

The 2-day festival immerses you in multiple historical periods and gives you a taste of the best each era has to offer. Medieval tournaments, the Napoleonic Skirmish, cannon firing, the Vietnam War, archery competitions, and so much more await visitors. Presented by the Queensland Living History Federation, the history festival is the work of love of passionate volunteers and historians in Brisbane.

This year, History Alive will be held on 11-12 June 2016 at the Fort Lytton National Park.

Tickets are available on the premises, or online.

Whale Watching
tangalooma whale watch cruises.

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If you’re a tourist visiting Australia in the winter, you’d be missing a lot if you didn’t go to at least one of the whale watching tours the country has to offer.

Humpback whales are known to migrate from the south pole to the warmer waters of Australia during the winter months. As these awe inspiring creatures make their journey, you have the perfect opportunity to observe them and be inspired by their majesty. Moreton Bay is recognised as one of the world’s best places for whale watching and is located just 30 minutes north of Brisbane.

The two recommended whale watching tours are Brisbane Whale Watching and Tangalooma Whale Watch Cruises.

Visitors and residents of Brisbane alike are very lucky as winters here are very mild and allow for a wide range of activities. To go around and see all these very worthwhile activities, the most convenient and cost effective solution is to get a car hire in Brisbane. Alpha Car Hire is one of the largest independent car rental companies along the east coast of Australia, and you can be sure you will be getting the best cars for the lowest prices. Now what are you waiting for? Go book your tickets, reserve a car, and get the most out of your winter getaway!