When it comes to immersive experiences, Brisbane certainly isn’t lacking. Whether you’re wandering through a dazzling space of light and sound, solving an escape room puzzle, or embracing the weird at a whacky night market, there are plenty of worlds you can explore without leaving Brisbane. Here are the immersive experiences in Brisbane we think you should try.
1. Hijinx Hotel
Hijinx Hotel is an immersive entertainment space comprising of challenge rooms, a faux hotel reception and more.
In their Brisbane venue, they’ve gone the extra mile to make it a true blue curated experience. Each of the eccentric and wild escape rooms are designed for a physical or mental challenge with each containing a delightful game for you to combat.
While you can’t stay a night in the rooms at Hijinx, you’ll surely find something equally as satisfying.
Hijinx Hotel, Chermside Shopping Centre level 2
20 – 25
2. Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside
Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside takes over the Brisbane Botanic Gardens once a year with an immersive and awe-inspiring curation of artworks that will light up the night.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Friday May 12 – Sunday May 21
Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside
Returning to Brisbane in autumn 2023, immersive Friday night market Westoria is home to art, performances and themed spaces. Not to mention plenty of signature cocktails, eats, live music, as well as tarot card readings, and more.
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4. Australian Geographic: Our Country
Australian Geographic: Our Country takes you on a multi-sensory cinematic journey into the vast landscapes and wildlife of Australia through visuals and soundscapes.
The experience showcases over 100,000 hours of footage from cinematographers set out to capture the country in its natural form.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, open until May 7
24.90 – 34.90
Australian Geographic: Our Country
5. Fox In A Box
As far as escape rooms go, it doesn’t get much better than Fox In A Box. Originating in Vienna, they’ve now got over 30 venues worldwide, one of them being in Brisbane City. You can expect high-tech puzzle rooms such as ‘The Zodiac Killer’ and ‘Zombie Lab’ which’ll have you fully immersed. Best of all, the fun can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Fox In A Box, Brisbane City
44 per person
6. The Enchanted Garden
Held toward the end of the year annually, The Enchanted Garden is a spectacular sensory experience that envelops the plants, trees and gardens in a kaleidoscope of colours and light for an incredible trip.
It is Brisbane’s largest interactive lighting display and is always a magical time in the lead up to Christmas
Roma Street Parklands
Imaginaria, the hour-long journey through light, sound, and scent, has sold-out sessions when it opened in Melbourne and wowed visitors with its displays. Brisbane has been no different except for the fact that we’ve been treated to eight brand-new rooms in which to lose ourselves within the kaleidoscopic adventure.
Imaginaria, next to the QLD Maritime Museum, open until April 30
29.95 per person
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