4 Free Brisbane Attractions

Brisbane may be a very popular tourist destination. But, let’s get one thing straight – our city isn’t the cheapest to holiday in. If you are looking to enjoy a Brisbane holiday on a budget there are two things you need to do. The first is to book cheap accommodation in holiday apartments such as those we offer at Bridgwater Terraces. And, second, you need to make an itinerary of free attractions and activities to fill your time whilst in our region.

Fortunately, there are plenty of free activities in Brisbane you can look forward to. Today, I will list some of the most popular free attractions and activities of our city – make sure to add them to your list of things to do in Brisbane!

1. Explore the natural beauty of our city

Roma Street Parklands

Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane

Brisbane is famous for its natural beauty. Surrounded by a landscape of forests, mountain ranges and parks, Brisbane is the outdoor lover’s paradise. There are plenty of trails, walkways and cycling paths that you can use to explore the beauty of our city for free.

If you choose Bridgewater Terraces as your holiday accommodation, you’ll have plenty to explore near your accommodation itself. We’re located in Kangaroo Point, where you’ll find a number of gardens, walkways, trails and cycling paths to explore.

2. Visit the Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum & Science Centre

Queensland Museum & Science Centre. Photo by GordonMakryllos

The Queensland Museum is one of Brisbane’s biggest attractions. Located in South Bank, this museum offers a pleasant balance between fun and learning. This museum is divided into different floors with each floor based on a different theme. While children can find interactive and fun entertainment on the lower floors, adults will also have an enjoyable time exploring the upper floors. The Queensland Museum is a must-visit, especially if you’re holidaying in Brisbane with your family.

Should you stay with us at Bridgewater Terraces, you’ll face no problems getting to the Queensland Museum. Our holiday apartments in Kangaroo Point are less than a 10-minute drive away from South Bank, or a short 3 km walk.

3. CityHopper River Cruise

brisbane city cat

The CityHopper River Cruise is a cruise that allows you to travel across Brisbane for free. Running from 6am-midnight on a regular basis, this cruise operates between Sydney Street and North Quay terminals. Use this free river cruise to get around Brisbane and you’ll certainly save a lot on transportation costs.

Here, at Bridgewater Terraces, we’re located on the banks of the Brisbane River, next to the Holman ferry terminal. By choosing us as your holiday accommodation, hopping on and off the river cruise will not be a problem.

4. Enjoy Brisbane’s cultural scene

GOMA Foyer

GOMA Foyer. Credit: Kgbo

Brisbane is well-known for its thriving arts and cultural scene. Thankfully, it won’t cost you anything to delve into our city’s arts and culture. Just visit the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art where you’ll get to witness diverse works from the world’s finest contemporary artists. With free exhibitions and special events being held throughout the year, there’s always something or the other happening at the QAGOMA.

At Bridgewater Terraces, our holiday apartments are located in Kangaroo Point – less than 3km away from the QAGOMA. Should you stay with us, you’ll easily be able to get to experience Brisbane’s arts and cultural scene.


While Brisbane is a fairly expensive city, there are still plenty of free activities in Brisbane you can look forward to. These include exploring the natural beauty of our city through trails, walkways and cycling paths, visiting the Queensland Museum, taking the CityHopper River Cruise and enjoying Brisbane’s cultural scene.

And, for affordable Brisbane accommodation that puts you in the ideal location to enjoy these free activities, look no further than us at Bridgewater Terraces. Book one of our holiday apartments in Kangaroo Point today!


About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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