7 Free Things to Do in Brisbane

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There’s so much to do in Brisbane and it’s easy to give your wallet a break and still experience the city. From museums to parks, there’s plenty of things to do that is absolutely free of charge.

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Don’t miss these 7 places to visit in Brisbane that won’t cost a cent.

1. Queensland Museum

Hooray for government museums! The state museum of Queensland provides exhibits about the region’s people, natural landscapes and history.

Hours: Open everyday from 9:30am – 5pm

2. Museum of Brisbane

The Museum of Brisbane houses exhibits on the city. The museum is located in a historical clocktower, and you can even take a free tour of it!

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Hours: Open every day from 10am-5pm

3. Queensland Art Gallery

The Queensland Art Gallery houses works by Australian artists as well as traditional Aboriginal arts and crafts.

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Hours: Open everyday from 10am-5pm

4. Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

Okay it’s technically part of the Queensland Art Gallery, but GOMA has a formidable collection of works as well. Artwork by international artists share the space with local Australian artists. Many exhibits are interactive and are sure to please kids (and adults) of all ages.

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Hours: Open everyday from 10am-5pm

5. South Bank Parklands

This expansive park along the Brisbane River contains a wide variety of activities. You can walk among a rainforest, visit a Nepalese pagoda, swim in the pool, catch a free concert or join a complimentary fitness class.

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Hours: Open 24 hours

6. Queen Street Mall

This pedestrian shopping center features restaurants, cafes, boutiques and department stores. It’s the perfect place to window shop and people watch.

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Hours: Open 24 hours

7. City Botanic Gardens

Brisbane’s original botanic gardens feature a bamboo forest, ornamental ponds and scenic views of the Brisbane riverside.

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Hours: Open 24 hours

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