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Ten Free Ways to Enjoy Brisbane City in the Evening

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by Cris (subscribe)
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Published July 24th 2021
Brisbane is a dynamic city with many interesting activities for locals and tourists alike. In the evening, Brisbane comes alive with many attractions to enjoy and many of them are completely free!

1. Walks in Brisbane City

There are many interesting walk itineraries to do in the evening. Brisbane is very suggestive when the sun goes down and all the lights of the city light up.

The Wheel of Brisbane is gorgeous in the evening when the giant circle is completely illuminated against the dark sky. The Wheel of Brisbane is an excellent starting point to walk in direction of the Kurilpa Bridge, West End, towards Victoria Bridge, Story Bridge and Goodwill Bridge. Any point of the Brisbane City could be a starting point.

Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves
The suggestive Wheel of Brisbane can be a great starting point for walks in the City. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life,
Brisbane in the night. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill,
Jacob's Ladder. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill,
The Old Windmill, the oldest building in Brisbane. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill,
the Victoria Bridge connects South Brisbane with the inner Brisbane City. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill,
Victoria Bridge lights up in blue. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino,
The old casino on the left and the construction of the new casino on the right. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino,
The new casino with all the cranes illuminated, the William 1 building on the right, and the Expressway on the Brisbane River. Photo by Author.


Here is a list of easy walks that cover many directions in the city:

Easy Walk to the Dockside in Brisbane City
www.weekendnotes.com/easy-walk-to-the-dockside-brisbane-city

Walk to the Commissariat Store and the Windmill in Brisbane City
www.weekendnotes.com/commissariat-store-windmill-brisbane

Walk Four Iconic Bridges in Brisbane City
www.weekendnotes.com/walk-the-four-iconic-bridges-in-brisbane-city

Evening Walk from the Wheel of Brisbane to West End, Brisbane City
www.weekendnotes.com/evening-walk-from-the-wheel-of-brisbane-to-west-end-brisbane-city

Permanent Art Walk II in Brisbane City
www.weekendnotes.com/permanent-art-walk-in-brisbane-city/191898

Permanent Art Walk in Brisbane City
www.weekendnotes.com/permanent-art-walk-in-brisbane-city

Walk From South Brisbane to New Farm
www.weekendnotes.com/brisbane-riverwalk-to-new-farm

Easy Ten Kilometre Walk to Teneriffe, Brisbane City
www.weekendnotes.com/easy-walk-to-teneriffe-brisbane-city/

Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens,
Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, William Jolly Bridge,
The William Jolly Bridge with images projected onto it.Photo by Author.


2. James Turrell Night Life permanent free exhibition

James Turrell Night Life is a free permanent art exhibition at GOMA, Gallery of Modern Art. As soon as the night sets in, James Turrell's Night Life 2018 brightens up GOMA from within. The lights change colours and intensity and this light dynamic is the realisation of the architect's vision of GOMA to animate the building in the night.

Enjoy this free exhibition in Stanley Pl, South Brisbane QLD 4101.

Artist James Turrell is from the United States and he is specialised in working with lights and spaces. His creations aim to show how people are affected by light. James Turrell specialises in large scale luminous installations, indoor and outdoor, which attract visitors from everywhere to admire the artworks. James Turrell art exhibition's at GOMA runs from sunset to midnight.

Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life,
James Turrell Night Life seen from the Kurilpa Bridge. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life,
James Turrell's Permanent Exhibition at GOMA. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry,
James Turrell 's art exhibition from the Brisbane River boardwalk. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank,Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens,
James Turrell's art exhibition. Photo by Author.


3. Swim in the free swimming pool at South Bank

There are a few swimming pools at South Bank completely free. The sparkling lagoon, is very tantalizing, especially in the warm Brisbane summer evenings. Bring your own swimmers, a towel and a pair of right footwear and have a dip. Showers and change rooms are also available.

To make it even a great evening you can use the free barbecues and enjoy a meal outdoor under the stars.

The pools are open all year round from 7am to midnight.

Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank
Free swimming at Southbank. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank,
The lagoon at South Bank. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry,
Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry,
Photo by Author.


Near the swimming pool, there is a colourful structure. It looks like a sort of a cage but when you enter, there are chairs to relax in and music starts to play.

Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, and More, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens,
Photo by Author.


4. Grab your bicycle for a ride in town

There are many options for a great ride by pushbike. Altogether there are many km of bikeways in Brisbane City. You can also ride on many bridges, like the Story Bridge, Go Between Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge and Victoria Bridge.

Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank,
There is always something thrilling to enjoy in the evening in Brisbane City. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank,
Reflections. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall,
Brisbane City Hall in the night. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, and More, Brisbane City Hall,
Parliament House in Brisbane. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens,
The fountain in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City. The Botanic Gardens are also free. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset,
Sunset from Kangaroo Point . Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset,
Brisbane River in the evening. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset,
Thornton Street Ferry Terminal. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, , Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry,
Along the Brisbane River in the evening. Photo by Author


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry,
Views from the Kurilpa Bridge. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry,
Story Bridge in pink. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, William Jolly Bridge, CityHopper, North Quay, Sydney Street ferry terminal, free ride on the CityHopper,
The expressway and the Victoria Bridge in green and red lights. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, William Jolly Bridge, CityHopper, North Quay, Sydney Street ferry terminal, free ride on the CityHopper,
William Jolly Bridge with projections, it looks completely different! Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, William Jolly Bridge, CityHopper, North Quay, Sydney Street ferry terminal, free ride on the CityHopper,
Victoria Bridge in red and green colours. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens,
Fairy lights. Photo by Author.


5. Friday night late shopping in Brisbane City

Brisbane City on Friday night pulses with many department stores and shopping centres open later than usual. The shops stay open till late and you can have fun strolling in Queen Street Mall and window shopping. It is important that you don't take with you your credit card, otherwise, you may be tempted and the activity won't be free anymore.

Queen Street Mall and the streets in Brisbane City offer an array of shops and it is fun when the sun goes down and the bright lights in the city go up.

Queen Street Mall is an area dedicated to pedestrians. The mall extends approximately 500 metres from George Street to Edward Street. With more than 700 retailers and over 40,000 square metres of retail space, which includes six major shopping centres, it's like walking in one huge exotic bazaar.

Shopping Centres:

Wintergarden on Friday: 9am-9pm
QueensPlaza Friday: 9am-9pm
Brisbane Arcade Friday: 9am-8pm
The Myer Centre: Friday: 9am-9pm
MacArthur Central: Friday: 9am-9pm


Supermarkets and Department Store:

David Jones, QueensPlaza
Monday - Wednesday: 9.30am-7pm
Thursday - Friday: 9.30am-9pm

Big W, MacArthur Central
Monday - Thursday: 7.30am-7pm
Friday: 7.30am-9pm

Target, The Myer Centre
Monday - Saturday: 7am-9pm

Woolworths in the MacArthur Central
Monday - Saturday: 7am-9pm
Sunday: 9am-6pm

Coles Express, QueensPlaza
Monday - Saturday: 7am-9pm

Coles in The Myer Centre
Monday - Saturday: 7am-9pm

Specialty Stores:

Apple Store in the MacArthur Central

Friday: 9am-9pm

H&M, Queen Street Mall
Monday - Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-9pm

Uniqlo, Queen Street Mall
Monday - Thursday: 10am–7pm
Friday: 10am–9pm
Saturday: 10am–6pm
Sunday: 10am–7pm

Country Road, Queen Street Mall
Monday - Thursday: 9.30am-6pm
Friday: 9.30am-9pm

Mitchell Ogilvie, Edward St
Monday to Thursday: 9am-6pm
Friday: 9am-8pm

Zara, Queen Street Mall
Monday - Thursday: 9am–7pm
Friday: 9am–9pm



6. Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland offers a series of well-defined trails in the park. There is plenty of artificial illumination so you can walk safely on the tracks.

Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry,
The colourful fountain in the evening at Roma Street Parkland. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, and More, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry,
Flowers in the evening. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry,
Flowers in Roma Street Parkland. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry,
Flowers. Photo by Author.


7. Epicurious Gardens at Southbank

Epicurious is a garden run by volunteers at Southbank Parkland. It is free to visit and it's open every day, all day, all year round.

The volunteers grow all sorts of herbs, vegetables, fruits and small trees. Everyone is invited to look at the gardens, but please don't pick the produce. Only the volunteers harvest the ripe fruits, the vegetables when they are ready and the herbs and put them into a harvest cart in some mornings during the week.

The name Epicurious come from Epicurean, the philosophy of pursuing a good life. Epicurious Gardens intends to inspire and educate people to grow plants at home and harvest their own products.

Epicurious is very attractive in the night. There is also a very suggestive little fountain on a pond where the ibises try to find some food.

Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, William Jolly Bridge, CityHopper, North Quay, Sydney Street ferry terminal, free ride on the CityHopper,
Epicurious Garden. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, William Jolly Bridge, CityHopper, North Quay, Sydney Street ferry terminal, free ride on the CityHopper,
Sunflower in Epicurious Garden. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, William Jolly Bridge, CityHopper, North Quay, Sydney Street ferry terminal, free ride on the CityHopper,
Near Epicurious there is the arched walkway. During the day is the red bougainvillea that stands out, but in the evening the special lighting give the place a different experience. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry,
Story Bridge beautifully lit up in various colours. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry,
Victoria Bridge from the northern end. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens,
Fruit getting ripe. Photo by Author.


8. Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.

Explore in the evening the beautiful Brisbane Botanic Gardens. walking or riding your bike.

The City Botanic Gardens have many attractions, including beautiful displays of flowers which stands out greatly in the evening.

In particular, there is also an area dedicated to a bamboo grove, weeping fig trees and ponds with fountains.

Back in 1825, in Brisbane convict colony, the gardens were cultivated by the convicts to provide food for the colony. In 1828, the botanist Charles Fraser choose the site to become a public garden. Today, the City Gardens are the oldest and feature many rare and unusual botanic species.

In the City Botanic Gardens, it is easy to spot wildlife, especially ringtail possums and curlews.

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Display of flowers. Photo by Author.


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The flowers stand out in the darkness too. Photo by Author.


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Bamboo Grove in the City Botanic Garden. Photo by Author.


9. Hop on the CityHopper!

The City Hopper is a city ferry service runs by the Brisbane City Council. The CityHopper is completely free, it runs regularly every 30 minutes between 5.30am to midnight, seven days a week.

It includes six stops between North Quay and Sydney Street in New Farm. It does include South Bank, Maritime Museum, Riverside Ferry Terminal and Holman Street Ferry Terminal. Hop on and off the CityHopper and enjoy a free ride in Brisbane City.

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Victoria Bridge brightly lit up in red with beautiful reflections. Photo by Author.


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Evening closing in! Photo by Author.


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Cranes. Photo by Author.


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Victoria Bridge a blue silhouette. Photo by Author.


Wheel of Brisbane, West End, Story Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, South Brisbane, Southbank, Goma exhibition, Bicycle, Kitty Cat, Roma Street Parkland, Kangaroo Point, Picnic, Barbeque, CityCat, Howard Smith Wharves, Qgoma free exhibition, James Turrell Night Life, Jacob's Ladder, The Old Windmill, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane Casino, New Brisbane Casino, Swimming pools South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point, Sunset, Thornton Street Ferry, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, William Jolly Bridge, CityHopper, North Quay, Sydney Street ferry terminal, free ride on the CityHopper,
The Custom House. Photo by Author.


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Expressway and the city in the background. Photo by Author.


10. Have a picnic or a barbeque.

There are so many places where you can have awesome picnics. Southbank has free barbecues and it is a terrific place to enjoy a delicious meal just sitting on the grass or on the benches.

Pack some great healthy foods and a blanket. Kangaroo Point is also a suitable spot for a picnic with stunning views over the Brisbane River and the City.

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Kangaroo Point area. Photo by Author.


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Views of the Brisbane River and City from the top of Kangaroo Point. Photo by Author.



Reference

www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/turrell

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Street_Mall


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Love your photography Cris, particularly the night shots. The article not too bad either. Silver well deserved.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|3114) 64 days ago
good suggestions and some great photos too.
by May Cross (score: 3|8029) 64 days ago
Great photos and ideas. I haven't seen the projections on the William Jolly bridge for quite some time, I must have just been lucky the times I did see some. I should try to find out if council has a schedule of when they put them on. Thanks and Cheers.
by telor (score: 2|184) 62 days ago
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