Whether you’re a local fan or a visitor eager to explore, we have a treat for you. Join us as we take a whimsical journey through Brisbane, visiting real-life locations that inspired the beloved Bluey series. In fact, with so many Bluey Scenes set in Brisbane, you can spend a whole weekend seeing them and maybe even re-creating some of the iconic shots with your family! From family-friendly parks to vibrant city spots, these places capture the show’s essence and showcase Brisbane’s charm.
Bluey Locations to Visit in Brisbane
South Bank, South Brisbane
Episode: Ice Cream
Brissy locals love South Bank and now it appears even the fictional variety is obsessed with it too. In the ‘Ice Cream’ episode, Bluey’s family spend an entire day here, cooling down at the iconic Streets Beach and Aquativity areas and playing beneath the picturesque South Bank Arbour.
The Wheel of Brisbane and QPAC, South Brisbane
Episode: Ice Cream
In the same episode where Bluey hits South Bank there are other well-known Brisbane landmarks that you can take your own kids to as well. Watch for shots of both the Wheel of Brisbane and QPAC.
Wynnum Whale Park
Episode: Pass the Parcel
Wynnum Whale Park is one of our favourite bayside destinations and we love that this fun, family-friendly area also features in Bluey. Although not precisely the same, in ‘Pass the Parcel, ‘ the park where Buddy holds his birthday party is also a playground by the sea, featuring low-to-grown spurting whales and plenty of shaded seating gazebos.
New Farm Park
Episode: Spy Game
New Farm Park is the home of many a family picnic, and for the Bluey family it is no different. In the episode ‘Spy Game’ you can spot many of the park’s well-known landmarks, including the Brisbane Powerhouse and Rotunda. Any budding ballerina may even want to emulate Bingo’s classic ballet moves while visiting this central feature.
Brisbane International Airport
Episode: Curry Quest
The terminal which Bandit is shown flying out of in ‘Curry Quest’ is directly designed off of Brisbane’s International Terminal, including its arrivals hall. Incredibly busy, the airport’s long winding ramp up to drop off and pick up zones is a dead giveaway!
If you have a few hours layover in Brisbane you might benefit from finding some playgrounds located near Brisbane airport.
Benjamin Place Park
Benjamin Place Park in The Gap gets its very own special mention in the ‘Turtleboy’ episode of Bluey. Only small, the park’s swing set and surrounding park area is the setting for this beautiful episode where Bingo and Dougie play separately.
Episode: Pass the Parcel
Residents of the Brisbane suburb, The Gap, must be pretty chuffed that they reside in the suburb that closely resembles the area that Bluey’s family (and friends) may live. Not only does the surrounding suburb in scenes strike familiar, in ‘Pass the Parcel’ Missy’s invite shows the words ‘The Gap’. Just 10km west of Brisbane, a drive through the area is like you are heading to their house for a playdate.
Hammerbarn, the hardware store in the Bluey episode with the same name, is a direct copy of the Bunnings Warehouse in Keperra. Even the logo – the symbol of a hammer – resembles the Bunnings one.
Next time you feel like visiting one of the Brisbane City Libraries, maybe take your Bluey-obsessed family to the one at Ashgrove. In the episode ‘Promises’, the whole family visit the library and the one they go to has been modelled off Ashgrove library. Even the cafe and playground in the episode exist in real life – with just a few minor changes.
Hill End Terrace Park West End
Another Brisbane playground that gets an authentic replica in Bluey is Hill End Terrace Park in West End. Its standout features, which include a giant frog whose long pink tongue forms one of the playground’s slides and some storybook murals, can be seen in the cartoon.
The birthday party in ‘Cricket’ takes place at Wittonga Park in The Gap and the crew from Bluey did a fantastic job replicating it. From the central cricket pitch to the winding pathways, the gazebo and benches – even the sloped-roofed toilet block is a match!
We think it won’t be long before even more famous Brisbane landmarks, natural attractions and favourite hotspots are spotted in future Bluey episodes. Watch this space and please comment below with any new ones so we can include them in the article!