Brisbane's best recreational spots discovered

$10 Parking & guide on where to go

Although social distancing rules still apply here are some recreational activities and ideas on what to do in Brisbane:

  • Having a picnic with family
  • Shopping for non essential items
  • Going for a drive
  • Enjoying time out on your motorbike, jet ski or boat
  • Visiting a National Park

Whatever you are planning remember to be COVID Safe and for further details on restrictions easing click here.

We have put together a list of some of the best Brisbane locations that you might want to head to, and the best parking options to go with each location.

Find the Perfect location with parking from $10

South Bank Parklands

At South Bank spread your picnic rug at any of the numerous picnic spots. There are plenty of grassy lawns and shady trees, themed gardens and waterside spots, plus room to play and explore.

Best Parking:

SW1 Car Park

City Botanic Gardens

Brisbane City Botanical Gardens provide an urban oasis which is a pleasure to visit. Kids have the space to kick a ball while the adults have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the view. If you like, take a tour of the gardens and look out for the wildlife or learn about the many native plants.

Best Parking:

200 Mary Street Car Park

City Shopping

Head into the city and enjoy a day out, with plenty of shopping options all year round, from the lane-ways to the malls the city has it all.

Best Parking:

Wintergarden Car Park

MacArthur Central Car Park

Howard Smith Wharves

Howard Smith Wharves has now reopened. Enjoy a picnic with ‘Weekends on the Lawn’ on Saturdays and Sundays, with alfresco food and drinks served on the East Lawn overlooking the Story Bridge, Brisbane River and city skyline.

Best Parking:

Howard Smith Wharves Car Park

Roma Street Parklands

Roma Street Parkland is a place to relax and play open everyday. Children can bring along their bikes or scooters because so that the family can explore. The area boasts expansive lawned areas, water features and themed gardens for all to enjoy.

Best Parking:

The Barracks Car Park

*Not applicable for dates with an event at Suncorp Stadium.

Musgrave Park - West End

Best Parking:

10 Browning Street Car Park

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Kangaroo Point offers visitors the chance to picnic at the top of the cliffs, when you need the breeze on a warm day, whilst enjoying the stunning views. Alternatively you can head to the bottom of the cliffs for riverside spots and dinning. Parking at Kangaroo Point itself is limited so we do encourage you to either take a leisurely 2km stroll along the river to the foot of the cliffs or use the CityCat.

Best Parking:

167 Eagle Street Car Park

Park here and catch the CityCat to Kangaroo Point Cliffs

New Farm Park

Best Parking:

167 Eagle Street Car Park

Park here and catch the CityCat to New Farm Park

Captain Burke Park

Best Parking:

167 Eagle Street Car Park

Park here and catch the CityCat to Captain Burke Park

Surfers Paradise

Enjoy a drive down to the Surfers Paradise and check out the beach and recreation activities.

Best Parking:

Paradise Centre Car Park

Chevron Renaissance Car Park

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