6 money saving tips for your Brisbane holiday

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A Brisbane holiday is certainly something to look forward. Whether you’re travelling with your friends, family or your significant other, you can rest assure you’re in for a great holiday.

However, as an accommodation provider, I know first-hand just how expensive a Brisbane holiday can be. Even more so, if you’re looking to book Brisbane CBD accommodation.

This is actually one of the main reasons I decided to focus on offering affordable Brisbane CBD accommodation to holidaymakers, like you! I believe visitors to our city should be able to enjoy Brisbane staying in or nearby the CBD, while being able to afford all the joys that our great city offers.

While Bridgewater Terraces can provide affordable accommodation close to Brisbane CBD, I have a few other helpful suggestions you can take on board to further increase your savings.

Continue reading this article to find out six of the best money saving tips for your Brisbane holiday. By following these tips, your pockets will definitely thank you!

1. Use public transport

Many of our guests here at Bridgewater Terraces use public transport to save money on their Brisbane holiday.

Indeed, Brisbane has some wonderful facilities when it comes to public transport. You can get a TransLink go card and travel by rail, bus or ferry all over the city. Moreover, you’ll have no problems finding a taxi. You can even hire a bicycle nearby most Brisbane CBD accommodation.

2. Have one restaurant meal a day

Pane E Vino, 124 Albert St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Our more savvy guests stick to having only one restaurant meal a day. This is another great way to save money on a Brisbane holiday.

Of course, this is only possible if you choose Brisbane CBD accommodation that allows you to cook your own meals. Thankfully, if you choose to stay with us at Bridgewater Terraces, you can easily do this.

Each of our apartments feature fully equipped kitchens that allow you to cook your own meals. By doing so, you’ll be able to save heaps of money by not having to dine out three times a day.

3. Alternate between luxury and budget

A popular trick that many of our guests use to save money on holiday is to alternate between luxury and budget activities. As a smart traveller, you should do the same. Don’t splurge every day of your holiday. Plan your itinerary to alternate between free activities and paid activities in Brisbane. Don’t worry – you’ll find plenty of both close to your Brisbane CBD accommodation.

4. Choose holiday apartment accommodation

Alternative Accommodation at Bridgewater Terraces

Why do most of our guests choose our holiday apartments as their Brisbane CBD accommodation? The answer is to save money of course!

Holiday apartments, such as those at Bridgewater Terraces, are far cheaper than other forms of accommodation in the CBD. Moreover, you’ll get to enjoy much more space and privacy in holiday apartments.

So, forget about booking hotels in Brisbane CBD – go for a holiday apartments instead.

5. Travel during the off-peak season

Another great way to save money on a Brisbane holiday is by travelling during the off-peak season.

While Brisbane experiences visitors all around the year, peak season lasts between May to October. If you avoid this season, you’ll enjoy much lower rates on your Brisbane CBD accommodation.

There’s still plenty to do in Brisbane during off-peak season and you’ll also experience a different side of the city.

6. Eat at the locals’ favourites

Deery’s Restaurant & Smokehouse, Kangaroo Point

You can also save money by avoiding Brisbane’s fancy restaurants, which are aimed at tourists. Simply talk to a few locals and ask them where their favourite restaurants are.

Make sure to tell them that you’re not looking for expensive, high-end restaurants. You’ll be surprised just how good some of the less advertised restaurants in Brisbane are!


If you’re looking for ways to save money on your Brisbane holiday, there are more than a few things you can do. Using public transport, having one restaurant meal a day, alternating between budget and luxury, choosing holiday apartment accommodation, travelling during off-peak season and eating at the local’s favourites are some great ways to save money on your holiday.

To book affordable Brisbane CBD accommodation, look no further than Bridgewater Terraces. Give us a call on  07 3435 5216 to make your booking today!

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. Follow Denis on Google+