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01January

Footballer Erica Fowler’s Favourite Things to Do in Brisbane

 

AFLW player Erica Fowler

 

AFLW Footballer Erica Fowler Loves Brisbane

Erica Fowler is like most Queenslanders: she cherishes the weather. Growing up along the Sunshine Coast, “it’s almost a necessity to own a surfboard,” she jokes. Where she’s not like every Queenslander? Erica is an AFLW footballer. She started her career as a rugby sevens player before moving into AFLW at  the Yeronga South Brisbane Football club in 2017. 

Today, she lives in Melbourne where she plays in the national competition, but the Sunshine State is forever home to her, and she gets home whenever she can, especially for Brisbane’s beautiful warm weather.

Here’s her favourite memories and things to do in Brisbane, not to mention a shout out to a couple of her favourite players as the AFL Grand Final is historically held at the ‘Gabba this week; the first time it has ever been held outside of Melbourne.

 

Q+A with Erica Fowler

Walk Brisbane: What’s your perfect day in Brisbane? 

Erica Fowler: Sneaking a day trip out to North Stradbroke Island for a surf to be back in time for the centre bounce at the Gabba, or kick off at Suncorp Stadium. 

WB: Any local artists or musicians from Brisbane you love?

EF: Can’t go past Powderfinger! I’ve seen some incredible artists – too many to name! – perform at Riverstage in the  City Botanic Gardens. 

WB: What is your favourite pre- or post-match food or drink?

EF:  A choccy milk post game, it’s the best! Something I definitely look forward to, particularly because the AFLW is played in summer. 

WB: Who are some of your favourite players in the AFL?

EF: Some of my favourite players would have to be Collingwood’s D’Arcy Moore and Brisbane Lions defender Harris Andrews. I love watching them play, their ability to impact in the air is incredible. 

Erica’s Top Things to Do in Brisbane (and nearby)

  1. Exercising along the City Loop from Kangaroo Point to Coronation Drive through the City Botanic Gardens 
  2. Grabbing gluten-free goodies from Nodo cafe
  3. Enjoying a laid-back visit to Milton markets for locally sourced goods
  4. Camping under the stars at Point Lookout on Stradbroke (Straddie) Island  t
  5. Dining al fresco from a variety of good eateries at Eagle Street Pier 
  6. Sipping on a single origin cold brew from Felix for Goodness

Check out some of her favourite spots on a Brisbane Laneways and Café Tour

01January

Meet Lucy: Walk Brisbane Walking Tour’s Newest Fan!

One of the best parts of a job like ours is meeting a wide variety of people. A week ago on our City Essentials Tour, we met seasoned traveller and proud Melbournite, Lucy Firman. She is no stranger to a city walking tour, and was (she will agree), a little sceptical of what a former ‘country-city’ like Brisbane had to offer.  Lucy has kindly agreed to give a recap of her experience. Enjoy!

Meet Lucy Firman

“Hi! My name is Lucy Firman. Technically I’m from Melbourne, but have lived here, there, and everywhere! I love to travel, and am a bit of an obsessive city walking tour geek when I travel overseas. It’s the best way to get to know a new city, but I never thought I’d go on a walking tour of Brisbane.  Partly because I didn’t think they existed, and partly because after walking the streets of Tangier, I didn’t think that Brisbane would hold much mystery or interest for me. No offence to all you proud Queenslanders, but your city hasn’t always been given the reputation it deserves! 

But after stumbling across Walk Brisbane’s website, my curiosity was piqued. Why not – I figured? I was probably going to spend three hours wandering around aimlessly on my own anyway, (or binge-watching the latest season of Stranger Things – I’m so behind!), so it seemed like the better choice! Read More »