9 fun things to do on Boxing Day in Brisbane
From water sports to day cruises, here’s what you can get up to this Boxing Day.
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26 December… it's the day after Christmas and chances are you're looking to recover from that epic food coma. The great news is that Brisbane is still very much open for business come Boxing Day – and to make your life easier, we've brought our favourites into one place for you.
Top things to do on Boxing day in Brisbane
Take to the water
We would put our bottom dollar on everyone flocking to the beach come 26 December. But if you still want to head out onto the water (without the crowds), why not try a kayak tour, cruise or even a private lesson in kiteboarding?
With most of these experiences taking only a couple of hours out of your day, you'll still be able to catch some waves by the shore once crowds have cleared.
Brisbane Kayak Tour
Dolphin Cruise to the Tangalooma Wrecks
Kiteboarding Private Lesson
Put the organising into someone else's hands with a cruise this Boxing Day. Make it a romantic occasion with live music as well as lunch, or bring the whole family along for a day of spotting a dolphin or two.
Brisbane Paddlewheeler Lunch Cruise
Dolphin and Tangalooma Wrecks Cruise
Have fun with the family
These are sure to keep the kids entertained this coming Boxing Day, whether your little ones prefer cuddly koalas or a classic game of laser tag. We think there will be smiles all round.
Australia Zoo Entry with Transfers
Half Day Animal Tour at Trevena Glen Farm
Home Delivered Laser Tag
See Brisbane from the skies
Want to end the year on a high? From catching the sunrise in a hot air balloon to whisking across the city in a private helicopter, you can't go wrong (unless they're afraid of heights that is). Enjoy a brief moment in the blue skies and why not follow it up with a picnic in the park.
Hot Air Ballooning With Full Breakfast
Private Helicopter Flight
Get your wine on
2020 has been a big year and we think you deserve a glass of wine to celebrate post-Christmas. From the finest reds to your favourite whites, take your pick of a Mount Cotton tour, indulge in views of the ocean or sip on the wines at Murarrie.
Mount Cotton Winery Tour and Tasting Session
Ocean View Estates Winery Tour with Tastings and Meal
Mustang Cruise with Wine Tasting
Tour the city
Is there a better way to see your own city than to be a tourist for a day? From having the itinerary planned for you to segwaying your way through Brisbane CBD, this one is a hit for those of you looking to get out and about.
Harley Davidson Tour of Brisbane
Summer Sunset Guided Bike Tour
You really can't go wrong with a good massage, so take your pick between stone relaxation, aromatherapy or a sauna experience. This also makes for a great Christmas present for your loved one who has it all.
Hot Stone Relaxation Massage
Blissful Infrared Sauna and Floatation Tank Package
Aromatherapy Body Massage and Back Polish
Go to new heights with a bridge climb
See the iconic Story Bridge from a whole new angle. With daytime, twilight and night climbs available on 26 December, it's the perfect way to start or end your day.
Story Bridge Climb - Twilight
Story Bridge Climb - Night
Story Bridge Climb - Day
Binge your favourite TV shows
Not in the mood to leave the couch (or maybe even the bed? Don't worry, we don't blame you), so why not turn the television on for a movie marathon? This works particularly well if the weather forecast is less than ideal come Boxing Day. With so many streaming options available, there's a program suited to all members of the family.
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What's open on Boxing Day in Brisbane?
Looking to head into the shops on 26 December? We have you covered with all the opening hours with our guide to Boxing Day in Brisbane.
|Attractions||Opening hours||Where to get tickets|
|Australia Zoo||Full day||RedBalloon|
|Trevena Glen Farm||7am to 7pm||Adrenaline|
|Tangalooma Wrecks||9:30am to 5pm||RedBalloon|
|The Wheel of Brisbane||10am - 10pm||Experience Oz|
|Brisbane Botanical Gardens||8am - 6pm|
|Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre||9am - 4:15pm|
|The Workshops Discovery Museum||9:30am - 4pm|
Restaurants, bars and cafes
|Venue||Boxing Day trading hours||Where to book|
|Sassy Spoon||5pm to 8:30pm||Groupon|
|Groupon||11:30am to 2pm||Groupon|
|Galaxy Seafood & Mediterranean Restaurant||12pm to 7pm||Groupon|
|Curry n Cask||5pm to 9pm||Groupon|
|Little Paradise||6pm to 8pm||Groupon|
|Maple Cafe||12pm to 3pm||Groupon|
|Pasta Club||10am to 12am|
|Three Blue Ducks||7am to 10:30am, 12pm to 3pm and 5:30pm to 10pm|
|Ramen Danbo||11am to 10pm|
|Charboys||11am to 9pm|
|Elska||Sittings available at 3pm, 6pm and 8:30pm|
|Miss Kay's Mitchelton||11am to 9pm|
|Brewdog Dogtap||10am until midnight|
|Green Beacon Brewing Co||12pm until late|
|Ling Ling||6pm until late|
|Penny Coffee Co||6am to 12pm|
|Coffee Head Co||6am to 2pm|
|Dicki's||6am to 2pm and 5:30pm to 9pm|
|Mary Mae's||8am to 8pm|
|Huskk||7am to 1pm|
|Black Fire Restaurant||7am to 9:30pm|
|Brew Cafe and Wine Bar||8am until late|
|Donna Chang||12pm to 9pm|
|Felons Barrel Hall||11am until late|
|Hachi Yakiniku||11:30am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm|
|Jimmy's on the Mall||24/7|
|Koto Sanpo||11:30am to 8pm|
|Milano||8am to 9pm|
|Pochana||11am to 2:45pm and 5pm until late|
|Roti Place||11:30am to 9pm|
|Bean Workin'||6am to 12pm|
|Dicki's||6am to 2pm|
|Dutch Courage||5pm until late|
|Joedy's||6am to 3pm|
|Istanbul 1923||12pm to 10pm|
|Mekhong||5pm to 10pm|
|Streetcorner Jimmy||12pm until late|
|The Sound Garden||11am to 10pm|
|Ze Pickle||5pm to 9pm|
|Cups on Melbourne||7am to 12pm|
|Grassfed||11:30am to 9pm|
|Hope on Boundary||7:30am to 12pm|
|Lokal + Co||6am to 2pm|
|Okuman Karaage and Ramen Bar||11am to 10pm|
|Sea Fuel||11am to 8pm|
|Tai Tai||12pm to 9pm|
|The Charming Square||12pm to 1am|
|You Came Again||9am to 10pm|
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