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The 10 best things to do in Brisbane for free - Enjoy Brisbane for free of charge

Brisbane is a city that does not discriminate, as there are many things that one can do while travelling in the city in Queensland, even if you are on a tight budget.

1

Nature walks

This is one of the best options for those who wish to break away from the busy city life. Nature walks take you through calm and peaceful forests that make you forget all the worries that cause stress. If you are not a fan of walking outdoors and getting your feet dirty, you can opt for a drive along these scenic roads that go winding along with the forests in the city.

2

Learn about the history

Be a true tourist and take a tour given for free by the Brisbane Greeters which will take you all around Brisbane's important locations. The guides will describe the importance and the historic relevance of the locations that you come across.

3

See Koalas

These cute and lazy Koalas are kept at a koala education facility which allows the animals to live life freely while educating the visitors about them. There is a large outdoor enclosure where you can watch them get about their lives and a gallery which is in the observation tower where you can sit and watch these beautiful animals. The Oaks Casino Towers offers tours to their customers, to the Koala sanctuary for those who are interested.

4

Take a dip at South Bank

If you are visiting Brisbane during the summer, you will enjoy a dip at the South Bank. The enormous lagoon-style beach is a great location to go and enjoy the sun on your skin and take a dip to cool down. Most of the Brisbane city hotels are located in the vicinity which is walking distance from South Bank.

5

Take a tour at City Hall Clock Tower

The height marks at 76 metres and offers a stunning bird's eye view of the Brisbane city from the King George Square's City Hall Clock Tower. From morning till late afternoon there are free tours of the clock tower every fifteen minutes.

6

River cruise with CityHopper

The CityHopper Ferry ride is free of charge and runs from 6 am to midnight which is a delightful experience during morning hours and after dark. The ferry makes its way between the North Quay terminal and Sydney Street.

7

Explore the parks and gardens

Brisbane has some of the most picturesque parks and gardens that can be seen in an urban city. The City Botanic Gardens is the oldest park in Brisbane and once you have stepped inside you do not want to leave this beauty.

8

Explore exhibitions at The Cube

The Cube converts students' research and university projects into interactive exhibits which allow the public to take part in the research and educate themselves. It is a location that is always active and exciting as there are new exhibits and projects put up each week.

9

Walk around the arts and culture exhibitions

A chic and cultured location, the visual arts institution and exhibition centre is interesting and intriguing for those who have a passion for art. You can walk around and enjoy the free exhibitions that are on display and learn about the history and culture of Brisbane while you are at it.

10

Enjoy live gigs in the city

City Sounds is the largest free music program in Australia and for the past few years, it has been able to bring to light many of the talented artists in Brisbane. There are performances by these talented artists for free around popular locations in Brisbane.

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