Come for a visit to Brisbane or just wondered what there really was to do in Brisbane with little to no money? Not to worry because we’ve all been there at one point and I’m here to tell you about 10 things to do when your broke AF in Brisbane! Here are the best cheap Brisbane activities to do.
1. Be one with nature at New Farm Park!
Said to be one of the best parks in Brisbane this beautiful 37 acres of scenery right across from the Brisbane river. A 10 min drive from Brisbane city or an easy 15 min bus to New Farm Park, an amazing place to have a free BBQ, take a stroll and admire the nature within this wonderful place, take the dog for a walk or set the kids out to play on the one of a kind playground.
2. Swim at Southbank Beach
Located south of the Brisbane River, open every day from 5am to 12am, this beautiful manmade wonder features a beautiful realistic beach for those who want to take a dip or relax so close to the city without having to go too far to do it.
3. Cycle around Brisbane City
With a $2 for a 24hr pass to cycle around the city, this is a healthy and cheap way to explore and enjoy Brisbane for less than $5. Sightseeing on a cycle is a definite must for those looking something to do in Brisbane when your broke AF!
4. Unleash your inner artist at Brisbane’s two best galleries of art!
Side by side at Stanley Pl, Southbank holds ground to two amazing must-see art galleries; GOMA [Gallery of Modern Art] and Queensland Art Gallery. These two places are a definite something to do and are both open every day 10am-5pm.
5. BBQ at Kangaroo point
Kangaroo point, located right next to the city overlooks the Brisbane river and is a beautiful place to chill, have a BBQ and spend some quality time with friends and family or just a beautiful lookout to look and be at.
6. Knockoff Comedy
Enjoy an hour of free comedy at the Brisbane Powerhouse featuring concerts, plays, numerous creative shows as well as speaker series. With something on usually after every wed night this is the place to be for excellent entertainment.
7. Make more of your time at the Museum!
Queensland Museum and Sciencentre features human achievements, history, cultural heritage and much much more with the general admission being free it is a wonderful holiday and educational experience of everyone of all ages.
8. Create memories at Mt Cootha
One of the most beautiful and romantic lookouts in Australia, Mt Cootha is the place to be. Whether it be in the early morning for the fantastic sunrise or at night, overlooking the skyline of the city this viewpoint is something everyone should see and plus its completely free! This is one of the best cheap Brisbane activities to do with friends!
9. Hike near Brisbane city
Head towards one of the many hiking and walking trails within 30km of the Brisbane CBD. With various bushlands, circuits, track and forest parks even taking a walk and enjoying nature is certainly a very enjoyable experience to have in Brisbane.
10. Climb a Mountain!
With numerous mountain climbs within Brisbane it’s worth checking out one of them and climbing up top. With a view worthy of the pain of climbing/hiking all the way up and an amazing selfie to top it all off, this is one of the last things to do in Brisbane when broke af! This is a great cheap Brisbane activities since it requires zero money other than your commute there!
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