6 things to do in Brisbane this Winter

Winter is one of the best times to visit Brisbane. The weather is dry and mild throughout winter, allowing you the witness the best of our city’s natural beauty. While there are plenty of natural attractions to visit, you’ll also find plenty of things to do in Brisbane during winter.

If you happen to be visiting our city this winter, then you have a lot to look forward. From taking part in cultural activities and expos to watching whales, Brisbane offers plenty of activities to do this winter.

Take part in Brisbane’s biggest annual event


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Witness our city’s biggest annual cultural festival, the EKKA on your Brisbane holiday this winter. This 10-day long event is packed with fun-filled events and activities and live entertainment. A special mention goes to the plethora of food and wine stalls that you’ll find there. Whether you’re visiting Brisbane with friends or family, the EKKA promises wholesome entertainment for one and all.

The EKKA is happening from Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 19 at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Should you stay with us at our holiday apartments at Bridgewater Terraces, the Brisbane Showgrounds will be just a 7-minute drive away. By staying with us, you’ll be able to make the most of your EKKA experience!

Go green

Get in touch with nature and go green on your holiday by visiting the Brisbane Eco Expo. This expo is themed on sustainability and environmental friendliness and will feature special workshops, exhibits and organic cuisine.

The Brisbane Eco Expo is taking place from Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16 from 10:00am-5: 00 pm at the RNA Showgrounds. The RNA Showgrounds is 3km away from us at Bridgewater Terraces. If you stay with us, you’ll face no troubles attending this expo.

Indulge in some Sunday shopping

There’s nothing like Sunday shopping with locals at the Riverside Markets on your Brisbane holiday this winter. While you’ll get to experience how the locals spend a leisurely day, you’ll also treat yourself to a great atmosphere. From arts and crafts to gifts and novelties, fashion, food and live entertainment, plenty happens at the Riverside Markets.

The Brisbane Riverside Markets happen every Sunday from 8am-3pm at the City Botanic Gardens. If you choose to stay at our holiday apartments, you can simply catch a ferry ride and make your way to these markets.

Treat yourself to a flower show

If you’re fond of flowers, then you must treat yourself to the National Rose Championships and Queensland Spring Show on your Brisbane holiday this winter. This special event will showcase over 100 different varieties of champion roses from all across Australia.

The National Rose Championships and Queensland Spring Show will take place from Saturday, October 6 to Sunday, October 7 at the Mt. Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens.

Celebrate Scandinavian culture

Celebrate Scandinavian culture in the heart of Brisbane this winter at the Scandinavian Festival. This festival will bring together a range of entertaining and cultural offerings from the local clubs of Sweden, Finland, Norway, Estonia and Denmark. From traditional dances, music, fiddle groups and stage performances, you have a lot to look forward.   

The Scandinavian Festival is happening on Sunday, September 9 at Perry Park.

Get up close with majestic whales

Witness majestic humpback whales from up close at Moreton Bay. During winter, humpback whales pass by the South East Queensland Coast and make their way to the warmer tropical waters of Queensland. You’ll get to see breathtaking sights of these majestic creatures in action.

To go whale watching, sign up for one of the many Whale-watching tours offered at Moreton Bay Marine Park.


Winter is one of the best times to visit Brisbane. Not only is the weather fantastic, but you’ll also have plenty to see and do in Brisbane during winter. Some activities you can enjoy on your Brisbane holiday this winter include witnessing the EKKA, visiting the Brisbane Eco Expo, shopping at the Riverside Markets, attending the National Rose Championships and Queensland Spring Show, celebrating the Scandinavian Festival and watching whales.

And, for Brisbane accommodation that puts you close to all these events, look no further than our holiday apartments in Kangaroo Point at Bridgewater Terraces.

Take a look at our self-contained apartments and make a booking for your upcoming Brisbane holiday with us today!

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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