Who here doesn’t love free stuff? Everyone does, right?

In Brisbane, if you think you have to stay at home because you are broke and have to lay low until pay day, you are so wrong. The city of Brisbane offers many fun and interesting things to do that are free. Take for instance- exhibitions, scenic drives, fitness activities, adventure. The opportunities are immeasurable!

Here are the 12 best free things to do in Brisbane“.

Scenic drives and nature walks

Brisbane offers the perfect blend of urbanisation and nature. Its surrounding landscape, parks and mountain ranges offer outdoors lovers with opportunities for taking long leisurely walks as well as hiking for a good workout. You can explore the trails of Mt. Coot-tha or Enoggera Reserve on a walk, or take a short scenic drive in the region for a day out.

Tour with the Brisbane Greeters

If you haven’t explored the city and its inner suburbs, Brisbane Greeters offer free walking and cycle tours. You can choose from street art walks, history tours or let the Greeter choose for you to start building bank of local knowledge.

Sweat at the South Bank

Built for the Brisbane expo back in ‘80s and here to stay, Southbank provides the beach experience inside the city. You can take a free fitness class on the Stanley Street Lawns with the guidance from fully qualified instructors.

Visit to the Koalas’ natural habitat

Brisbane’s Daisy Hill Koala Park is the largest in the region, and the folks here keep a Koala education facility where you can see and learn about Koalas in their near-natural habitat. Take a walk around to spot the furry creature from the observation tower, and learn about local threatened species.

City hall clock tower tour

You can get one of the best views of the city from King George Square’s City Hall clock tower. Free tours runs daily from 10.15 am to 4.45 and it offers a bird’s eye view of the city. Enjoy!

River Cruise

The city Hopper Ferry provides free hop on, hop off service daily between Sydney Street and North Quary. You can use it as free transport service between the city and inner suburbs, or cruise the river to take sights around banks of Brisbane’s inner city.

West End Fire Festival

Every month on the night of full moon, Brisbane’s fire spinners provide a show to behold. Set at Orleigh Park, the fire spinners get together showcasing their talent which draw out huge crowds, locals and visitors alike.

Culture at Queen Street Mall

Do you want to be familiar with the local culture? Then, head on to the top end of the Queen Street Mall. Each Wednesday from 1 pm you can see the tribal gatherings and contemporary dance expressing dreamtime stories by different groups each week.

Exhibitions at The Cube

One of the best things to do in Brisbane, and at the same time if you want to learn something,  then you need to make your way to The Cube at QUT Gardens Point Campus. They turn students’ research projects into interactive display for public to discover, visualise and contribute to the projects.

Arts and Culture

The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), connect people and art through a dynamic program of exhibitions, showcasing works from a range of historical and contemporary artists. QAGOMA holds several free exhibitions throughout the year that you can enjoy.

Gigs at the city

City Sounds, Australia’s largest free live music program has been bringing emerging music talent on to the spotlight. City sound is committed in giving local music talent a public stage. You can catch a free gig at one of the CBD locations each week.

Multicultural Meet-ups

The Brisbane Student Hub provides a free welcoming service for new international students and a support service for existing students. You can drop by to meet the friendly staff and volunteers, and also keep an eye out for the free events held by MDA Queensland throughout the year including WelcomeFEST, Luminous Lantern Parade and Create Welcome Week.

Clandulla Cottages & Farmstay offers visitors a unique country holiday experience families and couples. You can get involved in activities such as collecting eggs and feeding farm animals or you can just sit back and relax enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings. For more information, contact us via phone at (+61 7) 5543 0990. We would love to make your holidays a wonderful one.

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