Exploring the Queensland capital shall not have to break the bank. The best of Brisbane’s sight does not demand you to dig deep in your pockets. Below you are read about the best things to do in Brisbane, especially for students
Things to do in Brisbane
Visit Queensland Museum
For any student, a museum is the best place to be. Queensland Museum was founded in the year 1862 with an indigenous and Torres Strait Island floor. With their sizable hands-on discovery center of historical, cultural, and scientific specimens and objects, you can have fun across the state. You can explore the marine and land, dinosaur zones, and more over here.
Spend a day in the laneways
When you are in Brisbane, you can explore the beautiful laneways. The Queensland capital is one of the best places to be. You can venture across the trio of Winn, California, Bakery Lane in Fortitude Valley, and much more. Every laneway is lined with specialty boutiques, niche bars, and eclectic eateries.
Dip in the lagoon
Situated on the South Bank “Streets Beach”, the lagoon is where you can have amazing fun. It is a man-made beach but it is worth the dip. You can find a spot on the beach where you can spread your towel and lie down. It is always nice to sit on a beach that is not very far from your student accommodation Brisbane.
Brisbane’s hidden gems
You can take a short drive outside the CBD to soak in the sunshine and you can get in touch with nature at the Walkabout Creek Discovery Center. Brisbane is home to some of the best-hidden gems, which you are exploring with time. Enogerra Reservoir is one of the best places to be where you can jump into the freshwater dam, enjoy a picnic, kayak or stroll across the leafy surroundings. The Visitor Center offers detailed information on D’Aguilar National Park and highlights some of southeast Queensland’s national parks across a virtual lookout platform that offers a spectacular panoramic viewing experience.
Take a free ferry ride
Brisbane offers free ferry transport. This means you can view the city from a different angle while cruising down the Brisbane River. You can easily hop on and off the City Hopper at North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Thornton Street, Eagle Street Pier, Holman Street, Dockside, and Sydney Street terminals. The ferries run every 30 minutes every day.
Go to the State Library of Queensland
You can read from the multiple books available at the State Library or you can go to The Corner, which is a kid-friendly play zone. You can participate in some creative, hands-on fun, digital games, and much more. Do make sure that you keep an eye out for the library’s special school holiday program.
Go to the Farmer’s Markets
In Brisbane, you can come across there is a wide range of farmers’ markets. Some are active during the week and some at the weekend. Here you can find a wide range of fruit, vegetable, artisan crafts, jewelry, flower, and books. Some of the renowned markets comprise Jan Powers Farmers Markets on a Wednesday at Queen Street and Saturday at the Powerhouse.
Pick up herbs at the Epicurious Garden
A giant edible garden filled with some amazing plants and herbs where you can find some exotic plants. Set across the South Bank Parklands, the Epicurious Garden grows some amazing fruit and vegetables. To keep the garden thriving, drop into a collection of free food from the Harvest Cart open from 7 am-11 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Taste the best of local produce
Some of Australia’s best producers proudly call Queensland home. You can sample their wares at the Jan Powers Farmers Markets, a champion of local edible offerings hosted through the trio of different Brisbane locations such as Brisbane Powerhouse, Manly, and Mitchelton.
Listen to a live band
It is hard to visit Brisbane and not enjoy a live music event. You will find local and touring bands across more than Brisbane courtesy of City Sounds which is Australia’s largest free live music program. Queen Street Mall and Post Office Square are where you are more likely to find them. besides, you can come across other locations around the town too.
Explore the beautiful powerhouse
Nestled on the banks of the river, right next to the New Farm Park sits the Brisbane Powerhouse. A former power station hosts a wide range of exhibitions and live entertainment. You can take a stroll across the trendy interior, and you can enjoy one of the many free installations and shows. On a Friday, you can see some laughs with free stand-up comedy.
Immerse yourself in the local history
If you love to look at the local history, then Brisbane’s City Hall is one of the best things to be in. you can wander around the halls of the 80-year-old public space on a free guided tour you will encounter plenty of historic exhibitions, and Brisbane-based anecdotes, but nothing more captivating as the chance to climb the high clock tower.