Ever had to stopover an airport and wait hours for your connecting flight? A plan will determine whether your temporary stay in the airport will be dull stay, a terrifying nightmare, or an awesome time.
People stopover at Brisbane Airport all the time and if the transfer gets delayed or the stop is deliberately more than a couple of hours, boredom and frustration creep in fairly fast. To make sure that you don’t end up wanting pull your hair off if this happens to you, here are a few things you can do in the Brisbane Airport.
Two to Four Hour Layover
If you only have a few hours to kill, the Brisbane Airport lounge will be your best bet. Free access to local television and Wi-Fi should keep you busy for the next couple of hours. They even have writing desks for adults who need to get a bit of work done or homework to keep the kids busy.
If you decide to just walk around to kill some time, be sure to watch out for the massage chairs! They’re all the rage in places like Japan and with just a few coins, you get to enjoy a deep tissue massage
A few minutes down the road and you’ll find Golf Central BNE. You could pitch and putt on the practice greens or test out power and distance on the driving range. If you have five or six hours to kill, you could even play a full 18 holes with a few mates. The Gold Central also has mini golf if you’re with kids or friends who don’t want to play the full game.
Six Hours and Over Layover
Take the free 10 minute TBus to Skygate. You can easily kill a few hours with the myriad of cafes, restaurants, bars, and outlet shops around. By the way, DFO Brisbane is there which means “Hello discount shopping!”
Take a taxi or a shuttle bus from the airport to the central business district (CBD). Head out to the Queen Street Mall to see Brisbane living in the eyes of the locals. If you’re lucky, there’ll be a bazaar or music and/or arts festival going on. Even if there isn’t, you’ll love shopping around, trying out the local produce, and sinking your teeth in the different cuisines.
Since you’re out in the CBD, go on a mini adventure. Hire a bicycle and ride around the city. It’s great way to sightsee and get exercise at the same time. Catch a City Cat and get on and off as you find more to explore around the Brisbane River. You can even head out the Botanical Gardens and South Bank Parklands.
If you’re going to be around for over 8 hours, go have a day of proper sightseeing. Visit the Australia Zoo or Koala Sanctuary. Spend a day in one of the pristine beaches of Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.
There’s adventure to be held at every nook and cranny of the city, you just have to keep your eyes open. If you know that you’ll be around the area for a while, make sure to sort out luggage lockers, attractions tickets, car hire, and car parking at Brisbane airport so you can go on your adventure without a hitch. Safe travels!