Unique and cheap things to do in Brisbane to never be bored in Brisbane!

There's a lot of unique and cheap things to do in Brisbane... and even a lot of things to do in Brisbane for free!

Unique and cheap things to do in Brisbane

There's a lot of unique and cheap things to do in Brisbane... and even a lot of things to do in Brisbane for free!

With our selection of great activities in Brisbane, you will surely have a great time when visiting the city.

Let us know in comments which ones did you prefer!

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One of the best bars in the city is also a great cheap bar, and hosts amazing entertainement games such as fun bingo, wet swimsuit parties, or beer pongs.

Situated right below the Nomads hostel, it also usually hosts a lot of passing party people which are ready to go wild.

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DownUnderBar&Grill on Google Maps
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Walk on Queen street and stop for a drink

The main shopping street in Brisbane, Queen street, also holds most of the shops and malls in the area, and is a great place to spend leisure time on weekends, should it be to go shopping, have a nice walk, stop for lunch, or have a drink in a busy area.

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Jimmy's On The Mall on Google maps

Visit the Brisbane City Markets

Only once per week, on Wednesdays from 8am to 6pm, many local producers and artisans are coming to the Brisbane City Markets to propose their production.

With lot of local products, and freshly prepared food, it is a great place to get a tasty and cheap lunch with lot of choice.

It is also the best place in Brisbane for breakfast on these days!

Brisbane City Markets on Google Maps
Your guide to markets in Brisbane City - Visit Brisbane

Take pictures in front of the Brisbane sign

Have you really visited Brisbane if you haven't had your picture taken in front of the Brisbane sign?

Probably not - mostly because it is so popular that it is actually nearly impossible to be alone on the picture with the whole sign.

However, if you are not in a rush, you can try to catch a break from the flow of tourists coming to take pictures there.

BRISBANE Sign - Attraction - Queensland - Queensland.com

Hop on the Wheel of Brisbane

Right next to the Brisbane sign is The Wheel Of Brisbane, a ferris wheel on SouthBank Brisbane.

An adult tickets starts at AU$22, and some special fares are ready for families.

The Wheel of Brisbane on Google Maps

Dip in SouthBank's free swimming pool

Did you know that Brisbane has a free public outdoor swimming pool with white sand beach?

If you didn't, and like sunbathing or taking a dip in the water, then SouthBank is for you.

With one small pool for kids, and a larger one for adults, everybody will be able to enjoy a sunny beach day in the heart of the city.

South Bank Streets Beach on Google Maps

Drink at SouthBank bars and restaurants

One of the nicest areas in town to take a drink, or also to have dinners, for an affordable price, is the SouthBank bars and restaurants areas.

SOme of them offer great views on the SouthBank swimming pool, the Birsbane river, and the Brisbane CBD skyline from their terraces, and most of them have a great ambiance.

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South Bank | Inner City - Visit Brisbane
SouthBankBeerGarden on Google Maps

Eat cheap sushis and visit Queens Gardens

Have you ever heard about the sushi rolls in Brisbane? Pretty unique in the world, the sushi rolls in Brisbane are sold uncut, and therefore much cheaper than anywhere else in the world.

A sushi roll costs in general between AU$2 and AU$3, and if you come at the end of the day, when they are trying to get rid of the daily remaining stock, you might end up getting great deals such as 4 rolls for 8$AU, or other cheap options.

For example, don't hesitate to take some sushis and go to eat them in the park on the grass, a great way to have a sushi picnic in Brisbane!

Where to find cheap food in Brisbane
Brisbane City Botanic Gardens on Google Maps
City Botanic Gardens | Brisbane City Council
MySushiOnGeorge on Google Maps

Overlook Brisbane from Mt. Coot-Tha lookout

If you got a car, try to drive to the Mt. Coot-Tha lookout, the best place around Brisbane to get a panoramic view over the whole city, and take beautiful pictures of Brisbane's CBD.

The place is also a great romantic place, and is popular locally for wedding parties.

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Summit Restaurant & Bar on Google Maps

Take a free public transport boat

Did you know that Brisbane has free boats that are part of the public transportation system?

The boats are called CityHopper, and they cover several stops every half hour during day time.

Visit the SouthBank Collective market

Only open from Friday to Sunday, the SouthBank Collective market is the best place in town to go for souvenir shopping when visiting Brisbane.

South Bank Collective Markets - Visit Brisbane

Eat cheap food at SouthBank Park Avenue

With meal deals as low as AU$10, the SouthBank Park Avenue is one of the best place in town to get a cheap meal, and in a great location, as it is right next to the free public swimming pool.

Where to find cheap food in Brisbane
Park Avenue at SouthBank on Google Maps

Join a free city walking tour

Organized by the city council, the free Brisbane  walking tour   will take you through the history of the city, from its origins linked with convicts and gold rush to the future city developments. Plus, it's free, so don't hesitate to register in advance and join the tour!

Free walking tour Brisbane review

Bored in Brisbane? Follow our guide

With so many unique, cheap and free things to do in Brisbane, it is hardly possible to get bored in Brisbane at all!

Let us know in comments which of these activities you liked the most, and hop on a plane to Brisbane!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some unique and budget-friendly activities in Brisbane, and how do they cater to a diverse range of interests?
Budget-friendly activities include exploring the Brisbane Riverwalk, visiting the Queensland Museum, and enjoying the city’s numerous parks and street art. These activities cater to interests like history, nature, and arts, offering something for everyone.

Michel Pinson
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Michel Pinson is a Travel enthusiast and Content Creator. Merging passion for education and exploration, he iscommitted to sharing knowledge and inspiring others through captivating educational content. Bringing the world closer together by empowering individuals with global expertise and a sense of wanderlust.

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