To have a good time these days normally means having to spend a ton of money and at the end of the day you might have not had the best time and then you’ll be out of pocket. In Brisbane there are lots of great things to get up to but, they usually cost a bit of cash. At BBM, we love a doing great things for free and we want to share with you our top free things to do in Brisbane so you can experience a different (cheaper) side to a good time in the city.
Paddington Antique Centre
Open from 10am to 5pm everyday with 50 different dealers with their collection of amazing antiques, you could easily spend hours strolling around checking out what quirky trinkets are on display. There’s something for everyone as the range of dealer from French, Industrial European, Vintage Fashion, Australian, Jewelery, China and Retro. Visit the Paddington Antique Centre’s website here for more details.
On the Brisbane Quay Green every Sunday up until the 25th January 2015 you can experience the best of Brisbane’s local musicians as they perform live. There’s no better place to enjoy quality live music in Brisbane than on the Quay Green as it has stunning views of the river and the city skyline.
Learn more by visiting the Sunday Session website here and see the the dates for the up coming performances in August:
10 Aug, 2014 2:00PM – 10 Aug, 2014 5:00PM
17 Aug, 2014 2:00PM – 17 Aug, 2014 5:00PM
24 Aug, 2014 2:00PM – 24 Aug, 2014 5:00PM
Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the Parklands, it’s a great way to spend your free time when you’re not bogged down with the hustle & bustle of your job. You can wander through the bougainvillea-covered Arbour, that add a great vibrant environment to the Parklands and onto the Stanley Street Plaza cobbled laneways as you take in the stunning natural beauty on display.
Vine and Wine Wednesdays
Every Wednesday at 5:30pm sessions of free weekly wine tastings hosted by award-winning Bacchus head sommelier Andrew Giblin are being held. This is a series of sessions that are being held at the Bacchus Bar, Rydges South Bank and are completely free. Enjoy an evening of sampling great wines and learning about how they’re produced. Find out more here
The Museum of Brisbane
Here you can look through the history of the city and its contemporary culture, heritage & historical public figures. From 11am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sturdays there are free tours and you can check out the displays of craft & design, visual art, social history and many other interesting topics. To learn more about the museum and it’s exhibits visit the Museum of Brisbane webiste
Travel With The Loop
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When you’re visiting these great free attractions in Brisbane, take full advantage of The Loop. This is a bus service that takes you through the city’s CBD, stopping at the major destinations such as the City Botanic Gardens, Riverside Centre, the Central Station and King George Square. Check the map above for the routes so you can organise how to get to the awesome free things to do in Brisbane. Also, the bus service is FREE