Travelling on a budget can really be a pain. You can’t do all the things you like because you don’t want to empty your wallet. And sometimes, you have to choose between two activities because you can only afford one. Most of us have experienced this. So, if you plan to travel on budget in in the city, you have to plan carefully and accordingly. With that here are 5 helpful tips to save money while travelling to Brisbane.

Nespresso in the Queens Plaza

Early morning caffeine is a life saver but travelling in budget means you can’t fork out $4 for barista coffee. Nespresso serve free coffee samples all day long though you have to sit through their advertisement about their latest flavours. But that’s a small price for a much-required caffeine hit. If tea is your thing, T2 always has 3-4 freshly made delicacies in store. Enjoy the tea as you look through their tea brewing process and storage merchandise.

Groceries are less expensive in Brisbane

Jan Power’s Farmer’s market is a heaven for those on budget. They keep fresh produce (fruits and vegetables) samples every Wednesday. If you feel like going on a food adventure check out Harvest Google Map, from avocados to tamarinds you can find all the items ready to be picked up.

When you are travelling no extra money means no internet

In case you can’t load up your phone data bills, there are 22 hotspots across Brisbane in play by the City Council. Winter garden Shopping Centre provides free Wi-Fi service in exchange for an email address. And Brisbane libraries allow their members to use free internet for one hour every day at their computer terminals.

CityHopper ferry to your rescue

You can always walk everywhere but when walking is not an option, take the CityHopper. The ferry offers free ride every 30 minutes from Sydney Street to North Quay. If you have a GoCard which can be purchased from Brisbane Airport Train Station, it will allow you to travel on the city’s buses, trains, ferries and CityCats (a fast ferry).

Free entertainment

The city of Brisbane will keep you entertained with its free activities. Walk down to the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm on Fridays at 6 pm to catch an hour of free comedy at the Turbine Platform. Then there is West End Fire Festival every month on the night of full moon at Orleigh Park. You will be amased how great they are. And if you are into music, City Sounds, Australia’s largest free music program organises free music gigs in the city. You can catch free gigs at one of the Nine CBD locations each week.


Clandulla Cottages & Farmstay offers visitors a perfect country holiday experience and best accommodation in Brisbane. You can get involved in activities such as collecting eggs and feeding farm animals, or you can just sit back and relax, taking in the beautiful surroundings. We offer different packages as per your need and want. For more information contact us via phone at (+61 7) 5543 0990.

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