9 Things To Do In Brisbane On A Rainy Day

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Storm over Brisbane, Australia

Thunderstorms and raindrops. Sounds like the rainy season is coming up! Although you may think of snuggling yourself with comfy pajamas and binge-watch Netflix right away, we have pulled together a list of activities that will get you out of your seat and “try!”

  1. Try dancing!
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Dancing is good to keep the sweat dripping! If you still want to maintain an active lifestyle, taking dance classes can help boost your mood up especially with music! Check out dance studios like Mad Dance House and Vhub.

  1. Try indoor rollerskating
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Explore your inner child with roller skating or roller blading. Stafford Skate Centre suits both adults and kids with blaring pop beats and games! You can also either bring your skates or borrow a pair from their skate counter. If you aren’t a skater, this is a great way to get out of your comfort zone.

  1. Try exploring the State Library Queensland

If you’re a bookworm and value silence, why not visit the State Library Queensland? A tip for you from a frequent visitor, if you like a quiet space with a good view, book an individual desk space at Level 4 of John Oxley Library and that floor views the Brisbane River and city buildings. Here’s a picture of the view:

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Book a space here in advance.

  1. Try bowling!

One of the popular activities to do in Brisbane, bowling is a fun, competitive way of being social and hanging out with friends! To make a day of it – try Strike Bowling at Wintergarden which even features an escape room and a karaoke room. Or explore 10 Pin Bowl in Aspley and KingPin in Chermside if you don’t want to head into the city.

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  1. Try attending a trivia night!

Want to test your intelligence? Or learn some new facts? Trivia night is the answer. This is also another way of hangout with friends or socializing with other people! Trivia night is mostly held at hotels and pubs, so this might exclude minors.

Some notable pubs are Archive Beer Boutique at West End which Trivia Nights happens every Tuesday with $2 entry and $15 for any burger, chips, and schooner of Young Henrys Stayer. The Normanby Hotel has it every Wednesday.

  1. Try watching a performance at QPAC

There is nothing that can compare to the experience of a live performance, and Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) offers a variety of shows every month. It’s also a great way to take a break from our screens! Visit the website here.

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  1. Try shopping at DFO Outlet

The ultimate guilty-pleasure is spending money, especially if you can score a bargain in the process. With the never-ending outlet prices offered from almost every store, it’s worth travelling to explore DFO at either Brisbane or Jindalee.

  1. Try visiting a Café

Pairing drinking coffee with the rain is a relaxing combination. Brisbane has a lot of cafés around but for the rainy season, The Milliard Project at Charlotte Street and Industry Beans at Newstead can keep you dry undercover while still getting your caffiene fix! Industry Beans’ is special for its brunch and architectural designed space that fits modernity. This space is also known as the “largest coffee roastery” and event destination. 

Meanwhile, The Milliard Project offers a special roastery of using green coffee beans from Ethiopia that gives you a tangy yet sweet aftertaste. Both of these cafés also offer coffee education or classes if you’re interested to know more about coffee!

  1. Ice skating

If the cold never bothered you anyway, song pun intended, then ice skating is the chilled out choice for you. Like rollerblading, this is a family-friendly activity that everyone can have a go, even if gets slippery. Iceworld Olympic Ice Rink is notable for the Olympic-sized rink and can offer lessons and training as well.

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