Covid-19 has restricted our travel, with many Queenslanders now holidaying within the state.
But have you thought about holidaying within Brisbane and being a suburban tourist?
Instead of heading to the Gold Coast for a weekend, you could let your hair down in a river city suburb.
It’s a concept Bulimba is spruiking, launching a new online campaign to promote the suburb.
The initiative is being led by the Oxford Street Business Association in a bid to class Bulimba as a destination for all Brisbane residents, not just locals.
The Association’s President, Gayatri Aegerter says there is so much to do and see in the suburb that Brisbane needs to know about.
“Bulimba is a great community with lovely people and services, we want to get the word out,” Ms Aegerter said.
“We’ve got one of Brisbane’s best book shops, cheapest cinemas, several ice-cream and gelato options, fashion boutiques, gift stores, a supermarket, post office, cafes, restaurants, pubs, even breweries, and a great park with shady trees and a playground – it’s all here,”
“Oxford street even has a golf course tucked away near the ferry terminal.”
To give potential suburban tourists a taste of what Bulimba has to offer, the team of business owners landed on creating a website.
“We want to give people the opportunity to explore the community before coming to us,”
“The website features a business directory and it will have a calendar for community events,”
“Not many actual events are happening right now with COVID restrictions, but our plan is to bring back markets in the park and introduce workshops and events for children.”
Local Councillor Kara Cook helped the cause, by awarding the local business association a grant for their project.
“We are in the midst of an economic crisis, now more than ever we need to be supporting local businesses to help them recover, thrive and create more jobs,” Cr Cook said.
To visit Bulimba.org click here.