10 things you can do from this weekend
As coronavirus restrictions ease, Queenslanders can enjoy a number of activities again.
With coronavirus (COVID-19) cases remaining low in Queensland, the State Government has relaxed a number of restrictions leading to increased activities this weekend.
From 11.59pm on Friday, 15 May, Queensland will move to stage one of its step-down approach to COVID-19, with restrictions easing until 12 June, when Queensland will transition to stage two restrictions.
Under the revised stage one restrictions, Queenslanders can travel up to 150km (500km in outback Queensland) from their home, host gatherings of up to five from different households in their home and congregate in groups of 10 outside.
Here’s a list of 10 things you can do across Queensland this weekend:
Whitsunday Segway Tours is opening its doors for Queenslanders to enjoy the beautiful Whitsunday winter weather. Glide along Bicentennial Boardwalk at Airlie Beach or roll through Conway National Park.
Gold Coast Jet Ski Safaris are back on the water, so why not hire a jet ski and ride along the Gold Coast waterways. The company is offering 25% off all experiences for a limited time.
Go kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or have a go at water bikes at Bay Island Stand Up Paddle in Brisbane’s Redlands. Hire includes a board, carbon fibre paddles, and a mini-lesson.
Explore the beautiful surrounding waterfalls in the oldest rainforest in the world with Cairns Canyoning. Guests can also purchase open dated tickets at discounted rates.
Watch some of Hollywood’s latest blockbusters from the comfort of your car. This weekend, the drive-in is showing a Frozen II sing-along, Sonic The Hedgehog, Jumanji: The Next Level, Bloodshot and The Invisible Man.
Go and experience the great outdoors at one of Queensland’s many reopened national parks. Queenslanders are now allowed outdoor (non-contact) gatherings of up to 10, so invite your friends.
7. Get beauty treatments across Queensland
From 16 May, nail and beauty salons can open to a maximum of 10 clients at any time. The services available are waxing, laser treatment, manicures, pedicures, nail painting, eyelash extensions, facials and cosmetic injections. The services will be by appointment only.
Those keen to grab a book can visit all 33 of Brisbane City Council’s libraries this weekend. The libraries will be reopened with a 10-person limit and customers are also advised to take advantage of the ongoing online services. Note: customers will only be able to return borrowed items through after-hours chutes and pick up hold when ready for collection (no holds fees will apply).
9. Go to a restaurant across Queensland
Keen to support your local eatery? Up to 10 people are now permitted to dine-in at cafes, restaurants, pubs and hotels. In outback Queensland, up to 20 locals are allowed, provided they show proof of residence. All bars and gaming venues remain closed. Bookings are essential.
Take advantage of reopened public spaces and visit parks, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and public lagoons across the state. Make sure to check with your local council for opening times and any revised rules.