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Top 10 Free Things to do in Brisbane

Brisbane is one of the top attractions in Australia. There are many delightful things that one will get the chance to do for free while travelling here and a few of these activities are listed below.

1

Visit Davies Park Market

The iconic Davies Park Market comes alive on Saturdays as a large number of locals gather to its territories, lured by its myriad of colourful stalls. You will catch a glimpse of the vibrant culture of the hippie West End for sure during a visit to this wonderful place. There are lots of unique items like fresh produce, ethnic breakfasts and other knickknacks to buy here too.

2

Enjoy a cruise on the dazzling Brisbane River

You can use the free CityHopper ferry service and treat yourself to a delightful cruise ride on the Brisbane River. The many iconic city sights that border the Brisbane River will indeed take your very breath away as you enjoy your ride with the locals.

3

Learn about the history of Brisbane

If you want to enjoy some infotainment you can include the Brisbane City Hall and Museum of Brisbane in your travel itinerary while exploring the wonders of the city.

4

Spend a day in the South Bank Parklands

The South Bank Parklands is a charming place to spend some relaxing hours with your family. There are play areas for little ones, gorgeous sculptures, The Wheel of Brisbane as well as the famous Nepal Peace Pagoda to admire here.

5

Visit Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art

If you are a lover of art and all things creative, a visit to Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art will fill your heart with supreme delight. Here you will get the chance to see many magnificent works of art.

6

Explore Queensland Museum

Those who are eager to learn more about the history and culture of Queensland should certainly consider visiting the Queensland Museum, where permanent and temporary exhibits are housed. Try to schedule your visit on a weekday as the place gets rather crowded during weekends.

7

Visit the West End

Explore the beautiful West End which is famous for its hipster eateries and colourful stores. The unique subculture here is truly quite interesting to observe! The night market that takes place on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as the farmer's market which takes place on Sundays greatly, heightens the appeal of the West End.

8

Brave the heights of Kangaroo Point Cliffs

If you are up for some adventure, you can do some rock climbing at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. This is a remarkable tourist attraction which is not always heavily crowded too. Spectacular views of the Brisbane skyline will be yours to enjoy once you reach the summit too! You can even consider climbing up Story Bridge to enjoy breathtaking views of the cityscape.

9

Shop at Fortitude Valley Markets

You can hunt for unique clothes, accessories and souvenirs at the Fortitude Valley Markets which take place every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The market sells exquisite merchandise by local designers. If you get hotel accommodation in Brisbane CBD you will be able to reach this destination with great ease. Places like Oaks Festival Towers are great places to consider.

10

Visit James Street

If the shopaholic in you starts to yearn for some high-end shopping thrills, do visit James Street! There are plenty of upmarket stores, dining spots as well as a cinema in this stylish region so you will be more than happy with your visit!