brand insights
Paid Post

Whats On

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.
Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn't have to come with a price tag to match.

We've pulled together some of the coolest things we could find that are totally free for you to do in Brisbane.

Comedy: Every Friday night, the Brisbane Powerhouse becomes a hive of belly laughs and crazy comedy - all free of charge. Enjoy an hour of hilarious and surprising comedy from 6pm every week.

Live Music: Brisbane is home to the largest free live music program in the country, so there is a fair chance you'll stumble upon a live gig in the city centre with City Sounds. Local and touring bands perform on the stages at the Queen Street Mall, Post Office Square South Bank and other locations around the city.

New Farm Park: There are parks… and then there is New Farm Park. This is one of the city's most popular parks and it's obvious why. Grab a picnic rug and park yourself under a tree on the river's edge and watch the boats cruise up and down, or throw a Frisbee around with your mates.

Mount Coot-tha: Get yourselves out of bed before dawn and watch the sun rise over the city from the Mt Coot-tha lookout. Grab a coffee or stay for breakfast at the café.

Queensland Museum: Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Explore the natural world through the Queensland Museum's Discovery Centre and Wild State exhibitions. General admission to the museum is free, with plenty to see, while some special exhibitions are ticketed.

Take a ride around the city with the Brisbane Greeters.
Take a ride around the city with the Brisbane Greeters.

Brisbane Greeters tour: Want to see the city like a local? Then look out for the smiling faces in red T-shirts. Brisbane Greeters are a group of volunteers willing to take you and your mates for a tour around the city, sharing stories and history along the way. More on the Greeters HERE.

Hang out with some cute koalas: South of Brisbane, the Daisy Hill Koala Centre is home to a number of koalas who can't be released back into the wild. It's free to enter and besides the resident koalas there is plenty of information about them. The centre sits within Daisy Conservation Park, so after a little marsupial viewing plan a short walk through the bushland.

Swim at Wynnum Wading Pool: Built during the 1930s depression period, the Wynnum Wading Pool is a tidal concrete pool that's popular with children at high tide. Pack a picnic or pick up fish 'n' chips nearby and make a day of it by the bay. At low tide the kids can chase soldier crabs on the foreshore or splash about the aqua playground.

And they're just the start! Check out more free things to do HERE

Topics:  brisbaneanyday lifestyle things to do whats on



8 things you didn't know you could do at North Straddie

NORTH Stradbroke Island is the perfect getaway whether you plan to stay for a day, a week or even a month.

A whisky-lover's blurprint to Brisbane's best bars

Check out The Gresham for some old-school fine drops.

SCOTCH, Whiskey and Whisky; it all gets a bit confusing.

Your guide to the best Brisbane markets

Enjoy the beautiful offerings of one of Brisbane's many markets.

WHO doesn’t love a good market!?

Ain’t no mountain high enough

No Caption

Brisbane's dishing up the mountain-hiking goods!

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

The Gresham's charm will win you over before your first sip.

THESE are the perfect places to hang this winter.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Truck fire breaks out on Bruce Hwy

A truck has caught fire on the Bruce Hwy

She's Deb and she's here to help

ACROSS THE BORDERLINE: Deb Frecklington and Tony Perrett join at the dividing line of their electorates.

'Roads, health and council': Woolooga's new MP listening.

Local Partners

Millionaire’s riches to rags experiment

Businessman discovers harsh realities of homelessness in new SBS TV series.

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dead after long illness

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson has died.

Celebrity chef died after battle with an alcohol-related illness

Prince Harry says young royals don't want to take the throne

Britain's Prince Harry.

Prince Harry says young royals don't want to take the throne

Rebel Wilson to give away her defamation payout

Actor Wilson says she won't keep a cent of her defamation payout

What's in store for Nina and Billie on Offspring?

Kat Stewart and Asher Keddie star in season seven of Offspring.

Proudman sisters return, but their lives aren’t slowing down.

What's on the big screen this week

Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager in a scene from the movie Transformers: The Last Knight.

STUDIOS begin to roll out their school holiday offerings.

MOVIE REVIEW: Rough Night is rude, shocking and funny

Zoe Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Illana Grazer and Kate McKinnon in a scene from Rough Night.

FOUR best friends reunite for a wild weekend, what could go wrong?

Residents powerless to stop Airbnb ‘party houses’

A photo of a bucks party at a short-term rental in the Watergate Apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands, presented to a Victorian parliamentary committee into changes to laws governing short-stay accommodation.

Residents band together to fight the rise of AirBnB 'party houses'

Mining giants in fight that could spell disaster for NQ town

STAND OFF: There are perfectly good homes for workers, but mining company QCoal could be forced to build a camp and the deserted streets and empty houses of Glenden would remain.

How two mining companies could ruin this small town

Home owners settling to make way for Mackay Ring Road

The Clarkson family's home was moved just down the road from their former land at Stotts Road, Te Kowai, which was resumed by TMR.

But some are still clinging on, fighting for a better deal

Three historic M'boro hotels on the market

The Lamington Hotel Motel, Maryborough. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Three historic Maryborough hotels are on the market.

Renters warned about online real estate scam

The scam ad for a property for rent in Albert Park.

Australian renters have been warned about an elaborate scam

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!