You’ll probably be feeling a little sorry for yourself tomorrow after ringing in the New Year. To help you out, we’ve found the best places in Brisbane to relax, eat and swim that will get you through the day and put a spring back in your step.

How to survive a New Year’s Eve hangover in Brisbane

Indulge in an all day breakfast or a hearty lunch

Denim Co.

If you’re passing through South Bank tomorrow then you’ll be pleased to know that Denim Co will be serving up breakfast until 3pm. Regain your strength and start the year off with dishes such as fig and apricot fruit toast, toasted Turkish bread with avocado or get a kick start on yout healthy 2015 goals by ordering the bircher muesli with mixed berries, yoghurt and  almonds.

Denim Co. is located at Shop 9a Little Stanley Street, South Bank.


Keep the NYE party going for New Year’s Day at Stokehouse, because they are open for lunch from noon. They will also have DJs playing in Stoke Bar throughout the afternoon. It’s a place to relax, recover and celebrate the New Year over again with friends, refreshing drinks and some tasty share plates.

Stokehouse is located at Sidon Street,Brisbane City.

Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Brunch is the perfect food situation because it combines all that is good about breakfast and lunch into one glorious meal. New Year’s Day is the perfect time to chow down on some buffet treats to give you strength to face 2015.

Stamford Plaza Brisbane are holding a New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet, offering a selection of breakfast and lunch favorites with a glass of Moét and Chandon on arrival. Running from 10.30am to 2pm. Call 3221 1999 for more information.

Stamford Plaza Brisbane is located on the corner of Margaret and Edward Streets, Brisbane.

Go for a refreshing swim

Newmarket Olympic Pool

Whether you’re in the mood to do a few laps to wake yourself up or just float lazily in the water, there are many options available to you to you at the Newmarket Olympic Pool. This venue features an indoor heated pool, a 50m Olympic size pool and children’s play equipment. Open on New Year’s Day from 9am to 5pm.

Newmarket Olympic Pool is located at 71 Alderson Street, Newmarket.

Manly Heated Pool

If you head on over to Manly you’ll find a 25 metre pool, with eight lanes and crystal clear water, which is heated year round to a target temperature of 28 degrees celsius. The safe and secure kids’ pool is great for toddlers and infants, while the waterslide is a big hit with the older kids (and adults). Manly Heated Pool is open on New Year’s Day from 8am to 4pm.

Manly Heated Pool is located 1 Fairlead Crescent, Manly.

Streets Beach

Australia’s only beach in the middle of the city, Streets Beach is one of South Bank’s most popular attractions. A unique, man-made swimming beach, Streets Beach overlooks the brilliant Brisbane River and central business district.This city swimming spot has a lagoon with white-sand beaches, palm trees, pebbled creeks and shady shallows surrounded by subtropical trees and exotic plantings.

Streets Beach is located at South Bank Parklands, South Bank.

Settlement Cove Lagoon

This Redcliffe hotspot includes a swimming lagoon, wading pools, BBQ areas, bikeways, picnic shelters, playgrounds, amenities and beach showers. Best of all, it’s free!

Settlement Cove Lagoon is located at Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe.

Hide out at the movies

What could cure your post-New Year’s Eve woes better than hiding out in a dark air-conditioned cinema sipping a frozen Coke? Luckily for us, there’s no rest for those who work in cinema industry and the movies will be flowing thick and fast in Brisbane tomorrow and there’s something to suit every taste.

Families will enjoy Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,the revamped version of Annie is playing for musical buffs, Horrible Bosses 2 is the best choice for people seeking some naughty comedy, Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb offers big action and big laughs, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies will stir your sense of adventure and for those looking for something a little more sombre, The Water Diviner is a glorious yet heartbreaking option.