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Channeling Harry Potter in Brisbane

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Published July 1st 2021
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If you dream of visiting the Wizarding World, consider this list your portal to another world - no Hogwarts letter required!

Photo: Tuyen Vo / Unsplash


Room of Requirement, Samford Village

Much like the Room of Requirement, the Store of Requirement (20 Station Street, Samford Village) provides everything a Harry Potter fan could need including butterbeer, a sorting hat and a huge selection of merchandise.

But a visit to the Store of Requirement provides many things that money can't buy. The converted church is heavy on the Hogwarts aesthetic, with leadlight windows and lots of dark wood, but it's the little touches that prove that the owners are just as big Harry Potter nerds as their customers. Starting with Arthur Weasley's car parked outside, keen-eyed fans will be rewarded.

Photo: Serafima Lazarenko / Unsplash


Reading Room at Mad Hatters Bookshop, Manly

If you're a Hermoine - or you have a little Hermoine - take a trip to Manly for a Potter-worthy reading experience. The Reading Room at Mad Hatters Bookshop (corner Cambridge Parade and Stratton Terrace) is a themed reading and games room - and it's even got a secret entrance, similar to the Hogwarts entrance at Platform 9 and 3/4.

Big and little fans alike can enjoy the Harry Potter themed books, games and costumes in the Reading Room. For more information, check out this video.

QUT Quidditch

If you identify more with Harry - or even Ron - then it's a game of Quidditch for you. That's right - Muggle Quidditch teams exist and Brisbane has one! QUT Quidditch is as close to the real thing as you can get - minus the flying broomsticks, of course. They offer a social and a competitive league, as well as events like trivia nights and a gala.

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Wizard's Den, South Bank

And for potions class with a hefty side of drinks, enrol yourself at the Wizard's Den. The immersive pop-up experience on the corner of Little Stanley and Tribune Streets in South Bank has everything a young Brisbane Muggle could want.

Students are a wand and robe, as well as a drink, on arrival. The 90-minute experience includes instructions from a potions master, drinkable elixirs and games and riddles. The Wizard's Den is open Wednesday through to Sunday until 31 August. Bookings are essential and can be made through the website.

If you've found other signs of the Wizarding World in Brisbane, let us know in the comments below!
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Ive been to the Store of Requirement and liked the car at the entrance as well as all of the wizardry magic
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|3223) 87 days ago
oooh this looks exciting
by May Cross (score: 3|8029) 82 days ago
This will be on my list of things to do when I visit Brisbane next. Love anything Harry Potter.
by Maria-MPG Narratives (score: 2|907) 84 days ago
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