Maximizing your Brisbane vacation for Free

Maximizing your Brisbane vacation for Free 1Brisbane city! as seen from South Bank – Photo Courtesy: Broderick


Travelling is great fun but one often feels like they’ve missed out on some experiences because of budget limitations. If you are planning a Brisbane vacation, however, you can easily avoid this sad fate by trying out these unique and exciting experiences for free. After all, aren’t the best things in life free?


Free Brisbane vacation experiences


Walking tour of the city 


Maximizing your Brisbane vacation for Free 2Walking through Brisbane – Photo Courtesy: J Brew

If you don’t quite know what places you’d like to visit in Brisbane, then the free guided walk is the economical way to start your vacation. These tours are held Mondays through Fridays at 12pm. You do, however, need to call the Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre at Queen street mall before you join one of their walks as slots are limited. Their number is 07 3006 6290.


A bird’s eye view


Maximizing your Brisbane vacation for Free 3A beautiful panoramic view of Brisbane from the observation deck at Mount Coot-tha – Photo Courtesy: Roberto Arias

The Mount Coot-tha observation deck gives you a spectacular view of the city, the surrounding area and clear through to Moreton bay. There are also lovely gardens, a wishing waterfall, bushwalks and interpretive facilities that will help you identify Brisbane’s famous landmarks. At night, you can’t find a more romantic spot with the stars and the city lights providing a magical backdrop. If you want more information go to


Queensland Museum


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Queensland Museum in Brisbane’s Cultural center at the South bank. The big tree in the foreground is called “Pride Of Bolivia” tree. – Photo Courtesy: Tatiana Gerus

Museums are a must whenever one travels because they are treasure troves of information on the flora, fauna, history and culture of the city or country and not just its places of interest. The great thing about the Queensland museum is that there are many interactive exhibits that will amaze and inform not just the children but adults as well. So if you really want to get to know Brisbane, it’s people, culture and history, then a trip to this museum should be at the top of your list. The museum is located in the middle of Brisbane’s Cultural center at the South bank.


The City Botanic Gardens


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Mangrove Walkway Curve in Brisbane Botanical Gardens in the City – Photo Courtesy: Michael Zimmer

This living museum is one of Brisbane’s most popular tourist attractions and is just a short walk from the Central railway station and Queen Street Mall. The main attractions are the Weeping fig avenue, Bamboo grove, ornamental ponds and the Mangrove boardwalk. It’s perfect for picnics, relaxing strolls and communing with nature. You have more energy to burn? Don’t be shy, join one or two of the special community sponsored events or music festivals at the gardens. If you want a more in-depth tour then join the hour long walking tours given by Brisbane Botanic Gardens volunteer guides and get all the interesting inside information!


Brisbane’s Music Scene at the QSM


Maximizing your Brisbane vacation for Free 6‘Fête de la Musique Brisbane’ at the Queen Street Mall – Photo Courtesy: Susan

Music is at the heart of any culture and the Queen Street Mall brings to the fore not just big name acts but emerging artists as well. Brisbane’s best artists serenading you for free! So move to the Brisbane beat and get more on QSM Live schedules at the mall’s information center.


Brisbane according to the locals


If you want to get to know Brisbane from a local’s point of view then teaming up with one of them from the Brisbane Greeters program is a must! There are several tours you can choose from that highlight a more personal way of getting to know the city as your guide shows you what makes Brisbane one of a kind.


Danny DuricAbout the author:

Danny Duric is an Australian traveler and blogger. He is also a freelance writer. Currently writing for East Coast Car Rentals from Brisbane, Australia.

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