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World-exclusive Bluey’s World is coming to Brisbane

1 DECEMBER 2023

A groundbreaking immersive Bluey experience is coming to Brisbane in August 2024!

Exclusive to Brisbane, Bluey’s World will delight and captivate kiddos and big kids alike. Located at Northshore Pavillion, Bluey’s World will transport fans into the world of Bluey with immersive life-size sets and a mesmerising soundscape. The experience will start at the iconic Brisbane cul-de-sac before entering the home of the Heelers where you can explore every room with interactive displays and wonders to discover.  

Here’s how to follow in the paw-steps of Bluey, Bingo, Chilli and Bandit on the ultimate Bluey holiday in Brisbane! 

Day One

Morning 

Arrive to Bluey’s hometown and start the fun with some delicious treats and a much-needed coffee. Stroll down the leafy James Street precinct on a bakery trail and sample the best of Brisbane’s baked goods. From wood-fired delights at Agnes Bakery, to New York-style cookies at Brooki Bakehouse and traditional French croissants at Christian Jacques; these treats will have you fuelled up and ready for a day of adventure.  

Midday

Get a wriggle on over to Northshore Pavillion, it’s time to visit Bluey’s World. Play in life-size sets and be guided through the Heeler’s beloved home. From Bluey and Bingo’s bedroom to the playroom and kitchen, all the way through to the backyard where you can play under the leaves of the poinciana tree.

Getting peckish? Visit the on-site cafe for some wholesome snacks before hitting the playground and gift shop on your way out.  

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St Brigid's Church, Red Hill

Afternoon  

Check into your Bluey-inspired accommodation. To wake up nearby the iconic St Brigid’s Church building in Red Hill that features in the background of many Bluey episodes, book a stay at the eclectically adorned Inchcolm by Ovolo or the Hotel Grand Chancellor with its rooftop’s city skyline views. From here, you’ll spot the Queenslander-style houses of Brisbane – one of which Bluey’s family calls home.  

Or, book a riverside stay to make hopping around town (in search of Bluey scenes) a breeze on a CityCat – try the W Brisbane or Crystalbrook Vincent at Howard Smith Wharves.   

Evening

Before dinner in Brisbane, follow your sense of adventure on a fun-filled and quintessential local experience with Riverlife (think rock climbing, kayaking the Brisbane River or abseiling). Then take in the views over Bluey’s hometown with dinner on the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs at Joey’s.   

Not leaving without your spring rolls (a la Bandit Heeler)? Head to one of Brisbane’s enticing spring roll purveyors, including Donna Chang’s, Happy Boy or Fat Dumpling to ensure you don’t go home disappointed. 

Day Two

Morning 

Well-rested and ready to play the Spy Game? On a sunlit Saturday, head to the Jan Powers Farmers Markets at Brisbane Powerhouse via CityCat – then make like Bluey and the Heelers and play and picnic by the river in neighbouring New Farm Park. In spring, you can see Brisbane’s iconic Jacarandas in bloom and enjoy exploring the New Farm Riverwalk.   

Midday    

Still have wriggle room? Wander from New Farm Park into Mary Mae’s for lunch by the river. Or, better yet, take a sky-high seat above Brisbane Powerhouse looking out over New Farm and beyond, with the new Vertigo dining experience. You may have to ‘be the bravest you’ve ever been’ to conquer this one.  

 

Afternoon   

It’s time to take a swim in a spot Bluey fans will recognise from The Creek episode: Enoggera Reservoir. This tranquil spot is an idyllic place for families to frolic. Located in The Gap (home to a kindergarten where the real Bob Bilby lives), the reservoir is a short distance from the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre where visitors can meet non-canine animals and check out the cafe.   

Or, head south of Brisbane to its bayside suburb of Wynnum, where you’ll find the family favourite, Whale Park Wynnum, beside Pandanus Beach that eager eyes will recognise from Pass the Parcel. This water-play site is ideal on balmy Brisbane days and is where ‘Lachy’s Dad’s Rules’ came to life.  

Evening

As the sun sets, ‘be romance’ and fall in love with your new favourite Fancy Restaurant at Howard Smith Wharves. Or, take the pups to Eat Street Northshore where you can activate Dance Mode! and boogie on down with live music and a marketplace filled with delicious fare (feel free to bring your tooth fairy dollar bucks).     

Day Three  

Morning  

Hit up the cafes and coffee shops of Brisbane City, before heading out for a spot of shopping on Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall – as featured in the Bluey episode Quiet Game. If you’re of the Bandit school of thought that suggests, ‘it’s chocolate, of course it’s good,’ be sure to visit Dello Mano for its famed foil-wrapped brownies and Noosa Chocolate Factory for its Queensland-made treats.  

Midday

No Bluey holiday in Brisbane would be complete without a trip to South Bank where the well-loved Ice Cream episode is set. Grab yourself an ice-cream cone (sharing encouraged), and walk under South Bank’s vivid bougainvillea-swathed Grand Arbour. Come lunchtime, visit one of South Bank’s alluring dining destinations, including Otto and La De Lah – here you can enjoy blue rice and pavlova (no tomato sauce in sight). Or, stroll across to South Brisbane (just past the Queensland Museum) and enjoy a slice at Julius Pizzeria in Fish Lane, where street art and tasty treats await. For more fun and games in the area, you can step inside Mystic Escape.   

While Bluey and Bingo were struggling to share their ice creams at South Bank, the siblings twirled past the city’s landmark ferris wheel. While at South Bank, you can take a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane. Then take a dip at Streets Beach (don’t be like Bandit at the pool and forget to pack your sunscreen) and visit the long-standing Nepalese Pagoda.  

Got some time to spare? Venture out to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and meet the local wildlife. There won’t be any drop bears like Bandit warns the family about in The Creek, but you’ll find plenty of koalas, kangaroos, wombats and more! 

After a big weekend of exploring, it’s time to say goodbye to the Heelers’ and their hometown. Never fear - they’ll be waiting for you on your next visit to Brisbane!

To join the waitlist for Bluey’s World tickets visit blueysworld.com   

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