For those who are on a budget but still want to get around and see this great river city of Brisbane there are plenty of fun free things to do. Start with our 10 Free Things To Do in Brisbane guide, and for further inspiration here’s some more:
Discover more of Brisbane with a Brisbane Greeter
The passionate Brisbane Greeter volunteers lead small groups around the city telling stories and teaching them cool things about Brisbane. Whether it’s the stock standard basic four-hour Greet, or a more customised street art tour through Fortitude Valley – there is something to learn. For more information see Visit Brisbane.
Have a laugh on us at Brisbane Powerhouse
Friday nights don’t come much better or funnier with Happy Hour Knockoff at Brisbane Powerhouse. Each week, a variety of local and national comedians bring you the best one-liners, hilarious stories and side-splitting observations.
Explore the planet at Queensland Museum
See the natural world through the Queensland Museum’s Discovery Centre and Wild State exhibitions. General admission to the museum is free, with plenty to see, while some special exhibitions are ticketed.
Go outer space at Brisbane Planetarium
Located high above Brisbane in the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium has display zones and sundial courtyard. Take an astronomical journey from the present day solar system to the time of the Big Bang. Entry is free.
Entertain the little ones at The Corner at the State Library
The Corner is located in the State Library’s noisy, kid-friendly playzone. Here children under eight can participate in free, creative, hands-on fun, digital games and reading activities. Keep an eye out for the library’s special school holiday programs too.
Spot a koala in the wild
Daisy Hill Koala Centre is the best place to spot a koala in the wild. The sanctuary is home to a number of education koalas on display who can’t be released back into the wild. It’s free to enter and besides the resident koalas there is plenty of information about them. The centre sits within Daisy Conservation Park, which also perfect for a walking through the bushland.
Pick up free fresh produce at Epicurious Gardens
Set within the South Bank Parklands, the Epicurious Garden grows seasonal fruit and vegetables. To keep the garden thriving, drop in Tuesday to Thursday from 7am to 2pm to collect free food from the Harvest Cart.
Stroll through the beautiful gardens at Roma Street Parkland
Arguably one of the most beautiful green spaces in the CBD, Roma Street Parklands is perfect for a stroll. Check out the Spectacle Garden and try to spot as many varieties of flowers as you can, wander through the rainforest and around Fern Gully or pack a picnic and relax (or nap) under a tree in the Celebration Precinct.
Fire up at West End Fire Festival
Orleigh Park in West End lights up every month for the West End Fire Festival. Pack a picnic rug, some snacks and lay back and enjoy the fire-spinning circle and the terrestrial drumming circle. The dates for the festival lines up with the full moon of course.
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