The capital of sunshine state, Brisbane is the place to be for a winter escape. Although early morning and nights can be crisp, the general temperature is still warm and welcoming. So book your tickets and fly to Brisbane this winter with our guide of top 10 winter activities!

1. Ekka-11~20August
You can never get bored at Ekka, with animal shows, roller coasters, fireworks every night and more; it is one of the events of the year in Brisbane. It is an educational event for children and an adventurous outing for adults. One thing you must do is try the old time favourite – Ekka Strawberry Sundaes for only $5!

2. Regional flavours – 15 + 16 July
The best kind of event is when it involves food, and when it is FREE! The event features free entertainments from celerity chefs, delicious food, beer + wine, live music, kid’s actives and more! Knowing Brisbane, the sun will be shining and the birds will be chirping and it is the perfect temperature to sit on the grass with some gourmet foods and freshly pressed juice!

3. LeFestival-7~9July
So French, so chic. It is time to get your Parisian look on and learn some French at Le Festival, whilst enjoying French gourmet food and wine. Our mouths are watering thinking about the double creme cheese from La Fromagerie.

4. Snow4Kids – June 24 ~ July 9
A real snow experience in the sunshine state, the the to go to during school holidays. Slide down the super fun toboggan slopes and throw some snowballs around or maybe are your own snowman at the snowman making area. It is time to get your gumboots, wool beanies and gloves on for a frozen time in Brisbane.

5. Sounds in the park – 4 June
A free and relaxing event suitable for all age. The event will be held at Banyan Lawn, Roma Street Parklands where the kids can run wild in the park while you enjoy some Jazz performed by Netta, an Israel born Jazz vocalist. Need a refreshment? Gazebo Restaurant and Bar is only a short 10 minutes walk away from the event.

6. Have some fun with Riverlife Brisbane
Riverlife Brisbane offers outdoor activities for all age including segway tours, cycling, outdoor rock climbing and more. What an amazing way to experience Brisbane winter while exercising. Feel the sun hitting on your while you paddle board standing up or maybe admiring the beautiful view along the river while you kayak. Visit their website and plan your winter weekend get away now.

7. Take a hike up to Mt Coot-tha and have a picnic
Mt Coot-tha Forest, Brisbane’s largest natural area with more than 1600 hectares of open eucalyptus forest and rainforest gullies and creak lines is only 15 minutes drive west of Brisbane’s CBD. There are 9 different picnic areas within a variety of walking tracks which the forest offers. Time to make some sandwiches and put on

your running shoes because Mt Cooth-tha has the view which you will be mesmerised.

8. Marvel: creating the Cinematic Universe – May 27 ~ 3 September
An exclusive exhibition to the Gallery of Modern Art, is Australia’s first major Marvel exhibition, only showing in Brisbane. IT features more than 500 artworks from Marvel’s archive and private collections, with iconic objects such as Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield and Iron Man’s armour. So tell us, which Marvel character is your favourite?

9. Night Noodle Markets – 19 ~ 30 July
Love Asian eateries? Well, then Night Noodle Markets is the event for you. Over 12 nights in July, South Bank will light up with outdoor entertainment, lanterns along the waterside and delicious Asian cuisine. Take a street food trip around Asia right in the Brisbane CBD this winter.

10.Kinky Boots – From 22 August
You do not want to go into spring and miss out on Kinky Boots this winter. It is a hilarious, heart-warming and multi-award winning musical, a must go show this year. Get your boots on and go on a hysterical journey with Lola and Charlie, and see how they revamp the family business. Check out the hot deal Hotel Urban Brisbane has got to offer here.

So what are you waiting for? Book your flights to Brisbane now and enjoy your winter get away at the sunshine state!