Welcome to the sunshine state of Australia! You might think this tropical paradise will put a dent in your travel budget due to the many tourists that flood to Queensland every year, but this isn’t the case. In fact, the capital itself offers a number of free attractions and activities if you just know where to look.
We’ve put together some of the top budget-friendly attractions available in Brisbane to help take your travel play money further
Lounge around at Streets Beach – South Bank
If you thought you’d have to journey out to the city’s outer suburbs to find the beach, you thought wrong. Brisbane brings the beach to you with its entirely artificial lagoon and beach. This man-made attraction comes equipped with its very own sandy shores, palm tree island and crystal-clear waters that are indistinguishable from the real thing.
This city-bound oasis is perfect for families looking to entertain the kids, or singles looking to lounge on the beach without having to leave the CBD. Best yet, it’s entirely free.
Catch the CityHopper – North Quay
You can find these iconic little red vessels ferrying passengers up and down the Brisbane River. Travelling from Sydney Street terminal in New Farm Park to the CBD’s North Quay, this ferry service is completely free and affords excellent views of the city skyline from the water.
Location: Brisbane City
Price range: $5-15
This is the venue to book when you’re feeling like devouring your body weight in dumplings. With plenty of tasty bite-size options available, you can customise your order to take your spending money further. Otherwise, for 10 pieces for under $13, there’s no shame in single-handedly ordering enough dumplings to feed a family of 4.
Listen to local artists - CBD
City Sounds is Australia’s largest free live music program and, you guessed it, you can find it running in humble old Brissie. Expect a revolving door of local and touring artists and bands every week at various venues, including Post Office Square, Queen Street Mall, South Bank and more. Check out City Sounds’ website to see what artist is performing the week you’re visiting for some free tunes.
Explore the natural landscape – Lamington National Park
You’ll need a car to take advantage of this stunning outdoor wonderland, but it’s well worth the trek. About an hour and a half out from Brisbane, Lamington National Park offers several different trails for hikers to explore.
You’ll be rewarded for your efforts with panoramic mountain views and several awe-inspiring waterfalls. Experienced hikers should attempt to get all the way to Mirror Falls for a truly rewarding treat of the senses.
Brisbane’s preferred car rental service
Make the most of your Brisbane visit and get yourself some wheels. What better way to take advantage of all the free attractions on offer? Make your booking with Ace Rental Cars today or call us on 1800 620 408 for any enquiries.
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