Top Free Things to do in Brisbane
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8th Dec | 3 min read

Have the thirst to explore but an empty pocket? We’ve pretty much all been there! But that should not stop you from satisfying that wanderlust. Check out this list of free things to do in Brisbane we have curated for you. 

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Brisbane Greeter Tour 

God bless these volunteers who would love to show you around Brisbane! You can learn about the culture, history, and experience the amazing attractions of Brisbane through them. Brisbane Greeter Tour offers services you can choose from and the services are complimentary. 

  • Greeter’s Choice: The Greeters show you around some of their favorite spots that they like and know best. 
  • Your Choice: The Greeters show you around some of the places you choose to see and explore. You will be matched with a Greeter based on your interests. For example, if you want to know about Brisbane’s history, they can show you some of the best historical spots around Brisbane.  

Overall, this is a great way to explore Brisbane and the Greeters dedicate their time to give you the best experience of their beloved city. All you have to do is make advanced bookings, and they will show you around for free for up to four hours!

Take a free ferry ride

Brisbane City Council's CityHopper offers free ferry rides for the Brisbane River. You can ride the ferry every 30 mins and the service runs between 6am till midnight, seven days a week. 

The ferry stops at:

  • North Quay, Brisbane City
  • South Bank 3, South Brisbane
  • Maritime Museum, South Brisbane
  • Thornton Street, Kangaroo Point
  • Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane City
  • Holman Street, Kangaroo Point
  • Dockside, Kangaroo Point
  • Sydney Street, New Farm.

You can get on the ferry and experience amazing sights of the city and its breathtaking views. So hop on and enjoy! 

Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland does not have an entrance fee and you can walk around the park in the midst of beautiful designer gardens with various flowers and plants, which attracts a lot of plant enthusiasts. It also has free barbecues, playgrounds, free movie nights, and hosts various events throughout the year. You can pack a picnic and relax under the trees in this amazing 16 hectares destination in the heart of Brisbane.

There are different modes of transport available to get to the park. Even though the entrance is free, you might have to pay a small parking fee if you drive there. 

Visit The Museum of Brisbane

The Museum of Brisbane is located on the third floor of the City Hall at Brisbane. The Museum supports talented local artists, designers, writers and historians and you can learn about Brisbane’s history, art and culture here. It also has the oldest hand operated lift in Australia which runs every 15 minutes and leads to an amazing view of King George Square from the top of the old city hall clock tower. 

Explore Brisbane’s Street Art & Graffiti

You can walk around the streets of Brisbane and indulge yourself in the bright, colorful Street art and Graffiti. You can find them around Fortitude Valley, Paddington, Wickham Grove, and scattered around in different parts of the city. Check out this guide to know more about where you should be headed to witness the street art and graffiti around Brisbane. 

Once you have checked off all the free things to do from your list, and want to do a day trip next, you can check out our guide on The Top 7 Day Trips from Brisbane and How Much They Cost.

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