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February 2, 2015updated Dec 20, 2023

Things to do at Night in Brisbane

By Neharika Padala

Image Credit: Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Image Credit: Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Booming Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, boasts an abundance of things to look forward to once the sun goes down.

Admire the breathtaking city lights with a helicopter tour, or enjoy dining in one of Brisbane’s culinary landmarks along the river banks. This modern, vibrant city, known as the Sunshine State, combines outdoor adventure with fine dining and upscale bars.

Our guide of things to do at night in Brisbane features an inspiring collection of places to explore and adventures to experience. Whether you want to sleep under the stars at the Nightfall Wilderness Camp or kayak past the dazzling South Bank, our guide has something for you.


Image Credit: V2 Helicopters

Image Credit: V2 Helicopters

Fly high above Brisbane and admire the breathtaking scenic lights with a V2 Helicopter tour.

The Twilight Helicopter flight departs from Archerfield airport where you will then head towards the city via St Lucia.

You’ll be able to witness the city of Brisbane from the best seats in the house, ensuring this is an experience that you’ll never forget.


Image Credit: Stokehouse

Image Credit: Stokehouse

One of Brisbane’s culinary landmarks, Stokehouse is a modern outdoor-dining restaurant located on the South Bank.

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The contemporary Mediterranean cuisine includes dishes such as Roasted pork loin and Grilled spatchcock using local Australian produce.

Aside from the stunning city views, Stokehouse also offers a riverside deck and mezzanine floor for private dining. The Stoke Bar also offers a more casual dining experience, serving a wide selection of wines and share plates.


Image Credit: Aria Brisbane

Image Credit: Aria Brisbane

The floor to ceiling windows at Aria Brisbane offer spectacular views of the city from the Eagle Street Pier.

Head Chef Matt Moran is one of Australia’s best-known chefs and takes pride in producing a range of dishes with attention to detail using quality produce.

The menu includes dishes such as Ricotta Gnudi, Duck and Oysters.


Image Credit: Riverlife Brisbane

Experience Brisbane from a truly unique perspective and embark on a 90 minute nighttime kayaking adventure.

Guests can experience the Saturday Night Paddle & BBQ package where they can enjoy the glittering city lights.

After paddling past the dazzling South Bank and the Story Bridge, guests can enjoy a traditional Australian BBQ meal.


Relax and lie beneath the stars in this intimate Australian luxury camping experience by Nightfall Wilderness Camp.

The lavish, high-end retreats are placed within secluded forest clearings ensuring the utmost privacy and luxury, situated beside Lamington National Park, a short distance from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

The king sized beds, choice of pillows and woolen quilts ensure that you’ll be ‘glamping’ in style.


Image Credit: Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Image Credit: Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Climbing the iconic Story Bridge will leave you with an unforgettable experience.

Stunning panoramic views will allow you to see all the way out to Moreton Bay in the east and the Scenic Rim to the west.

A team of photographers are also available to capture your special moment.


Situated in one of Brisbane’s upscale hotels, Pullman, KG Bar is a sleek and sophisticated lounge featuring an alfresco terrace, live entertainment on selected nights and a spectacular wine and cocktail menu.

The tapas style menu ensures you’ll always find something to eat, while the resident mixologists are always on hand to whip up a specialty cocktail, whatever the occasion.

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