Make the most of Brisbane and surrounds by ticking off some of these incredible things to do in 2024! From exhibitions to majestic waterfalls and out-of-the-ordinary dining experiences, there’s a lot to keep Brisbane locals busy! So if you’re looking to make this year a memorable one, here are 10 exciting things to add to your Brisbane bucket list in 2024.
1. Attend A Candlelight Concert
Treat yourself to a candlelit live music performance in an iconic venue in Brisbane. Candlelight Concerts have been held in over 100 cities around the world, and there’s a reason they have amassed over 3 million attendees. These spectacular events are both aesthetically enchanting as well as an incredible showcase of local musical talent. This 2024 you can look forward to a brand new lineup and new magical music dates. With concerts ranging from tributes to Jazz Greats or Taylor Swift to renditions of music by Joe Hisaishi, there is a candlelight concert for everyone. If you still haven’t attended one of these candlelit affairs, then you should add a concert to your 2024 bucket list!
2. Celebrate Basketball At The NBA Exhibition
Learn more about iconic basketball players, past and present, as well as the history of basketball at this incredible NBA exhibition. This is the first official global touring NBA exhibition, and is in Brisbane for a limited time only. Marvel at the vast collection of over 50 pieces of exclusive memorabilia, like autographed photos, balls and shoes, and spot the apparel your favourite players have played in. The exhibition will also feature interactive games, digital projections and virtual reality adventures that will keep you captivated.
3. Visit Majestic Waterfalls
When it comes to waterfalls, residents around the Gold Coast Hinterland are spoilt for choice with some of the best waterfalls in Queensland. We’ve compiled a list of some of the essential ones to find in the region that include both swimmable waterfalls as well as ones to marvel at from afar.
4. Give Dining In The Dark A Try
Enjoy a unique new dining experience, as C’est Bon invites you to enjoy a three-course meal in complete darkness. Savour in the magnificent French dishes, while trying to uncover what is on your plate using taste alone. The theory is that with the sense of sight eliminated, the luscious flavours of the unique dishes in front of you will be intensified. This is a great way to see how sophisticated your palate is, as well as add a little mystery to the dining experience. Have fun figuring out what each meal consists of, and enjoy a new way of experiencing flavours. Put on your blindfold and tuck in!
5. Be Dazzled By The Pink Flamingo Cabaret
Expect a wild ride of glitz and glamour at the newly opened Pink Flamingo Cabaret. You can look forward to 1920s art-deco décor, intoxicating performances from an array of talented artists, as well as cocktails and bites while you enjoy the show. Three upcoming productions you can look forward to are Suave, La Teaze and Ripped. With eight performances every week, there will be plenty of options for a cheeky night out.
6. Go For A Morning Paddle On A Guided Kayak Tour
If you’ve never experienced Brisbane from a kayak then this needs to be on your bucket list for 2024! Paddle your way under the Story Bridge or past South Bank and see the city from a unique angle as you glide along the Brisbane River. You’ll be provided with a local guide and all the necessary equipment, so you can just focus on having fun!
7. Hear Over 50 Untold Stories About Princess Diana
Embark on a photographic documentary of Princess Diana’s introduction to and reinvention of royal life at this spectacular exhibition coming to Brisbane in 2024. For the first time in his 60-year career, Diana’s favourite Royal photographer will delve into over 50 untold stories of royal life. Anwar Hussein has taken some of the most well-known images of Diana throughout her time as a royal. His close connection to the Princess creates an intimacy that is unmatched in the work of other photographers. You can join the waitlist now, to be one of the first to know when presale tickets go live.
8. Step Into A Jurassic World Made Out Of Lego
The Jurassic World Lego Exhibition , which has had successful seasons in Melbourne and Sydney, is now open at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane. Dinosaur enthusiasts can see an epic recreation of the Jurassic World movies — made completely from LEGO. The museum features more than 6 million LEGO bricks and more than 50 large-scale LEGO creations.
9. Learn To Surf At Broadbeach On The Gold Coast
Discovering a new hobby is a great goal to scratch off your bucket list and this surf school at Broadbeach is the perfect way to build your surfing confidence if you’re a newbie. Spend 2-hours at one of Australia’s favourite surf schools that has been operating since 1987. You’ll be provided with a long sleeve rash shirt and a soft beginner surfboard, as you head out into the water. Guided by a professional instructor you’ll be standing on your first wave in no time!
10. Relax At Some Bathhouse Sessions
Focusing on wellness is something that should be on everyone’s 2024 bucket list, and The Red Hill wellness club makes this an easy one to tick off. Their relaxing bathhouse aptly named The Sanctuary, is decked out with both hot and cold magnesium plunge pools, a Finnish sauna, outdoor showers and ice baths. The weekly membership is just $25 per week and allows you to visit the bathhouse for a 90-minute session once a week.