Things To Do

7 Ways To Make The Most Of Our Post Lockdown Life Without Blowing Your Budget

By Sophie Oddo
13th Jul 2020

A gourmet picnic hamper on a striped blanket on the grass including rose, a selection of meats, crackers and olives.

Living in Brisbane, we’re pretty lucky. Not only do we have some of the best weather Australia has to offer but our city is alive and thriving once again with endless places to dine, stay and play.

So, to help you do just that and to support local businesses, we’re serving up some of the city’s best offers to get you back out and about and falling back in love with this magnificent sunshine city of ours. But don’t delay, these offers will only be available until 30 September.

Indulge In A Wine Or Whisky Tasting

Grape Therapy is one of Brisbane’s finest wine bars and favourite post-work drink spots in the city. Descending down a small flight of stairs, this venue is intimate, elegant and private, playing smooth jazz tunes, flickering candlelight and—you guessed it—plenty of vino in their stunning wine library. Known for their delicious whisky tasting paddles and sensory wine tastings, this place transforms any ordinary evening, into an extraordinary one. The best part? These guys are serving up wine tastings for two at $60 (values at $90) and their platinum whisky and cheese tasting for two people for $79 (valued at $90). To claim this deal, click here. 

Treat Yourself To A Staycay

Whether you’ve got an upcoming celebration, special occasion, or just want to treat yourself, you’ll be pleased to know NEXT Hotel is hooking you up with the ultimate staycay deal. Get ready for a next-level experience complete with a Deluxe Room, including cocktails shaken up by Death and Taxes Bar and delicious breakfast served up by the culinary geniuses at Felix for Goodness all for just $199. It's an offer too good to refuse. To claim this deal, click here

Get Bendy

If like us, your stint in isolation and working from home has left you stiff, a little unfit and perhaps even a slightly frustrated, we’re pleased to let you know we may have found just the solution (for a steal). Stretch Yoga is a beautiful studio that feels like home and provides a welcoming and judgement-free environment to practise yoga, pilates and meditation, no matter your skill level. So, to help you kick start your practising, they’re offering one month of unlimited yoga and pilates classes for just $99 (usually $145). So you can, bend, stretch and burn your way to a stronger body and clearer mind. To claim this deal, click here

Up Your Picnic Game

Okay, so we all know that one of the best things about living in Brisbane is our lack of winter weather. So, it’s no wonder that one of our favourite things to do is dine alfresco with a picnic in some of Brisbane’s best parks to soak up those 20-degree temps and warm, toasty sunshine. Like most of us, you probably can’t be bothered with the sandwich making, cutlery packing, and fruit cutting, which is where The Westin’s fabulously pre-prepared gourmet hampers with local produce or seafood from $100 step in. All you need to do is pick your location and make sure you’re hungry. To claim this deal, click here

Sharpen Up Your Iso Brain

Gear up, because Europe’s number one escape room company, Fox In A Box has graced Brisbane City with its incredibly immersive games. Whether you’re keen to team build with your colleagues, have a laugh with your mates or put your relationship to the test, there’s no denying the fun, excitement and thrill that comes from being locked in an escape room. If their themed rooms Prison Break, Zodiac Killer, Zombie Lab, Bunker and Tesla’s Mystery haven’t hooked you, it's also swinging a cool 20 per cent off any escape room booking. To claim this deal, click here

Get Amongst Brisbane Culture

In case you haven’t noticed, we love Brisbane City and we think it’s kind of a big deal, which is why Museum of Brisbane tops our list of favourite museums, focusing solely on the city’s unique story of art, culture and history. If you need more of a reason to educate yourself on the beautiful river city, they’re offering a two for one deal on MoB Storytellers and Walking Tours. To claim this deal, click here

Host Your Own Viewing Party

We all know there’s nothing better than gorging on popcorn and indulging in choc-tops while watching the latest blockbusters. But if you’re looking to seriously level up your cinema experience, look no further than Elizabeth Picture Theatre—it's allowing entire cinema bookings for you and your mates to see a new release for $440. There’s never been a better excuse to rustle up the crew. To claim this deal, click here.

There sure is a lot to love about Brisbane—and now you can fall in love all over again with your favourite places to shop, dine and play, thanks to Brisbane Marketing. To find out more deals and information about all things Brisbane City, click here.

Image credit: The Westin

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Brisbane Economic Development Agency and proudly endorsed by Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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