Wow it’s been an interesting few weeks since my recent Corona Virus Helpful Information blog post and it’s now fabulous to see that Brisbane is opening up again for business. The timing couldn’t be more perfect with school holidays on the horizon and weekend exploration always a good idea.

Take a look below at what’s now open, is re-opening soon and click on the links to take you directly to individual websites, to check details.

QAG/GOMA

QAG – REOPENING 22 JUNE

GOMA – REOPENING 7 AUGUST

QAGOMA will re-open from this month, sharing some new exhibitions, refreshed galleries and a safe and comfortable space to explore.

QUEENSLAND MUSEUM

REOPENING 25 JUNE

More information will be available closer to the opening date about booking a visit, changed entry conditions and Queensland Museum’s health and safety actions.

LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY

OPEN NOW – as of 5 JUNE

  • Only 20 guests are permitted inside the sanctuary at any given time
  • All visits must be pre-booked
  • Visits are limited to 90-minute timeslots
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

STORY BRIDGE ADVENTURE CLIMB

CLIMBING NOW – as of 6 JUNE

  • 80th birthday celebration – $80 climbs for eight Sunday morning sessions
  • 25% off family passes
  • Small groups [Max 14 climbers per group] to ensure social distance for the entire experience

GREEN CABS

Offering a 30% discount for any tour booked through their website. Using the promo code “newtours30”

FLOATING IMAGES HOT AIR BALLOONS

Flying high again from 16 JUNE.

Brisbane is open

V2 HELICOPTERS

20-minute scenic helicopter flight for two people – SPECIAL OFFER 3RD PERSON FLIES FOR FREE. Departing from Archerfield airport, your scenic flight starts with tracking towards the city via St Lucia and The University of Queensland. Your pilot will then follow the Brisbane river to the iconic Suncorp Stadium before heading around the spectacular sprawling skyline of the CBD. With every seat a window seat, you will get a fantastic birds eye view of the Story Bridge whilst you head towards the famous “Gabba” Stadium. Your return route will see you once again following the Brisbane river back down and over South Bank and then back out towards Archerfield.

PTERODACTYL HELICOPTERS

Save 10% off the Helicopter Winery Tour! Yep that’s right, fly to 4 different wineries for an all-inclusive day of drinks and food.

SPIRITS OF THE RED SAND

OPEN NOW – as of 12 JUNE

Book and visit before 30 November 2020 to get two tickets for the price of one to The Evening Experience – an immersive live theatre show and dinner, or the Welcome to Country Day Experience – an educational, hands-on exploration of all aspects of traditional Aboriginal culture.

SIRROMET WINERY

NOW SIPPING

  • Cellar Door – Open 7 days a week – light lunches, coffee, cakes and NEW ADDITION winery hampers.
  • Cellar Door Tasting – Open again – max 5 in the tasting bar up to 20 in our back tasting room.
  • Sanctuary by Sirromet – Enjoy a ‘Stay & Dine’ package including a breakfast hamper delivered to your Premium Pavilion, a $100 food and beverage voucher to spend onsite during your stay, and more.
  • Tuscan Terrace – REOPENING 7 days a week (as of 13 June) – with new menu (Lunch and Dinners daily)
  • At this stage Restaurant Lurleens will be open for weddings, functions and events only
  • SUPA golf – Get 1 for 1 tickets.
Brisbane is open

MINJERRIBAH CAMPING

NOW OPEN

Bookings for overnight stays at Flinders Beach and Main Beach are available from 13 JUNE. Still waiting on all clear to open the campgrounds. Check the website for details.

TANGALOOMA ISLAND RESORT

DAY CRUISES FROM 26 JUNE

ACCOMMODATION FROM 13 JULY

For more information on the ferry/transfer schedule and the resort services under COVID-19 restrictions please visit their website linked above.

WHALES IN PARADISE

GET READY FOR A WHALE OF A TIME!

Enjoy adults at kids prices with Whales in Paradise $69pp (normally $99). Tours depart daily at 9:30am and 2:30pm.

Brisbane is open

BRISBANE WHALE WATCHING

SPLASHING FROM 11 JULY

Welcome the Whales and receive a FREE Premium Upgrade – Guaranteed Window Table! Promo code: Holidayhere.

SCENIC RIM COOKING CLASSES

NOW COOKING

When you book a cooking class for 2020/2021 bring a friend and receive 20% off your class.

 JPT TOURS – AUSTRALIAN DAY TOURS

Our tours are available to four persons or more (minimum) so we would love to welcome your family group to do one of our southeast Queensland day tours in your own chauffeur driven coach with a local guide! Save 20% off SEQ tours for four people or more.

Brisbane is open

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