10 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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Boxing Day... 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 very much open for business on 26 December. To make your life easier, we've brought our favourites into a single 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, a private lesson in kiteboarding or rent a stand up paddle board?

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.

Get cruising

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 and feeding a dolphin or 2.

Dolphin Feeding and Quad Biking at Moreton Bay
Dolphin Feeding and Quad Biking at Moreton Bay

RedBalloon

Brisbane River Day Cruise to 3 Breweries
Brisbane River Day Cruise to 3 Breweries

Experience Oz

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 skirmish. We think there will be smiles all around.

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. Enjoy a brief moment in the blue skies and follow it up with a picnic in the park.

Brisbane City and Mt Coot-tha Helicopter Flight
Brisbane City and Mt Coot-tha Helicopter Flight

RedBalloon

Get your wine on

2021 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 Mount Tamborine.

Mount Cotton Winery Tour and Tasting Session
Mount Cotton Winery Tour and Tasting Session

RedBalloon

Mount Tamborine Full Day Wine Tasting Tour
Mount Tamborine Full Day Wine Tasting Tour

RedBalloon

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 is a hit for those of you looking to get out and about.

Pamper yourself

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.

Blissful Infrared Sauna and Floatation Tank Package
Blissful Infrared Sauna and Floatation Tank Package

RedBalloon

Aromatherapy Body Massage and Back Polish
Aromatherapy Body Massage and Back Polish

RedBalloon

Go to new heights with a bridge climb

See the iconic Story Bridge from a whole new angle. With daytime, twilight and night climb available on 26 December, it's the perfect way to start or end your day.

Story Bridge Climb and Walk The Plank - Daytime
Story Bridge Climb and Walk The Plank - Daytime

RedBalloon

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. Why not turn the television on for a movie marathon? This works 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.

Hit the sales

Whether you're ready to battle the crowds for a bargain or looking to do some sneaky shopping online, Boxing Day is one of the best days for it. Here's everything you need to know about the Boxing Day sales this year.

Where can I book Boxing Day activities in Brisbane?

Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
Adrenaline
Adrenaline - Things to Do in Brisbane
5 years
$10
No
Yes
RedBalloon
RedBalloon - Things to Do in Brisbane
5 years
$10
Yes
Yes
Skydive Australia
Skydive Australia - Skydiving in Brisbane
3 years
No
Yes
Yes
Groupon
Groupon - Things to Do in Brisbane
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
Klook
Klook - Things to Do in Brisbane
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
Wotif
Wotif - Things to Do in Brisbane
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
Viator
Viator - Things to Do in Brisbane
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
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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

AttractionsOpening hoursWhere to get tickets
Australia Zoo9am–5pmRedBalloon
Tangalooma Wrecks9:30am–5pmRedBalloon
The Wheel of Brisbane10am–9pmExperience Oz
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary9am–5pmViator
Eat Street Northshore4pm–9pmEat Street Northshore
Daisy Hill Koala Centre10am–4pmDaisy Hill Koala Centre
Brisbane Botanical Gardens8am–6pmEntry is free
Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre9am–4:15pmWalkabout Creek Discovery Centre

Restaurants, bars and cafes

VenueBoxing Day hoursWhere to book
Sassy Spoon5pm–8:30pmGroupon
Three Blue Ducks7am–10:30am, 12pm–3pm and 5:30pm–10pm
Ramen Danbo11am–10pm
Charboys11am–9pm
ElskaSittings available at 3pm, 6pm and 8:30pm
Miss Kay's Mitchelton11am–8:30pm
Brewdog Dogtap10am–10pm
Green Beacon Brewing Co12pm–10pm
Ling Ling5:30pm–3am
Penny Coffee Co6am–12pm
Coffee Head Co6am–2pm
Dicki's6am–2pm
Mary Mae's8am–10pm
Huskk7am–1pm
Black Fire Restaurant7am–10pm
Brew Cafe and Wine Bar8am–10pm
Donna Chang12pm–9pm
Felons Barrel Hall11am until late
Hachi Yakiniku11:30am–2pm and 5pm–8pm
Jimmy's on the Mall24/7
Koto Sanpo11:30am–2:30pm and 5:30pm–8:30pm
Milano7am–10pm
Pochana11am–2:45pm and 5pm–8:45pm
Roti Place11:30am–8:30pm
Dicki's6am–2pm
Dutch Courage3pm–10pm
Joedy's7am–4pm
Istanbul 192312pm–10pm
Mekhong5pm–10pm
Streetcorner Jimmy12pm–11pm
The Sound Garden11am–1am
Ze Pickle12pm–8:30pm
Cups on Melbourne7am–12pm
Grassfed11:30am–9pm
Lokal + Co6am–3pm
Okuman Karaage and Ramen Bar11am–3pm and 5pm–10pm
Sea Fuel11am–8pm
Tai Tai11am–7pm
The Charming Square11am–10pm
You Came Again11:30am–8pm

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