Free Activities in Brisbane

Best Free Activities to do in Brisbane - Southbank Parklands

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As the warmer months approach, there is no better time to get out and about in the vibrant city of Brisbane. Whether you are visiting for the first time or a seasoned local who wants a reminder of all the best spots,  we’re here to let you in on the best free activities Brisbane has to offer. 

Looking to stay in Brisbane with a family or a large group? Brisbane Holiday Village is your go-to inner-city accommodation that is perfect for mid-week getaways or longer school holiday trips.

Free Family Activities in Brisbane

With Brisbane offering a host of indoor and outdoor activities for families, it can be tough to choose which one to visit first. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites that are free, family-friendly and easily accessible in the Brisbane CBD.

Visit the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens in Brisbane City showcase the beautiful array of fauna in Queensland in a variety of sections dedicated to specific plants! It’s also home to a series of attractions including Brisbane Riverstage if you want to sing along to your favourite musician. For families, there is also the Baldwin Lawn Playground which offers a variety of play experiences for children of all abilities and ages. 

You can find the Botanical Gardens entrance on the corner of Alice and Edward Streets in the CBD, with other entrances via Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Brisabane City Botanical Gardens

Plunge Into the South Bank Lagoon & Aquativity

Visiting South Bank is a must when in Brisbane! But, a must-do on this side of the river is the South Bank Lagoon & Aquativity Park. Located on the Brisbane River in the centre of South Bank’s extensive range of restaurants and cafes is the free beach with a pool and water park to make the experience extra fun. Take a dive and enjoy the cool water, or use one of the free BBQs to cook your lunchtime feast. 

This free activity in Brisbane is perfect for families who love the sunshine and outdoors, but still want to remain in the Brisbane CBD!

South Bank Lagoon in Brisbane

Experience Wonder in the Queensland Museum or Gallery of Modern Art

When you need some time inside there is no better place to go than the Queensland Museum or Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). This cultural precinct is located next to South Bank and showcases some of Queensland’s and Australia’s best artists and natural history. 

Many exhibits and activities within these galleries are free with sections specifically for kids activities available! Plus, there is a wide range of cafes within the cultural hub so you can stay and enjoy until your heart’s content.

Queensland Museum

See the Brisbane River Differently at Kangaroo Point Cliffs!

Take a picnic or get active and hike up the famous Kangaroo Point Cliffs. This free activity will get your heart pumping and allow you to view the Brisbane River in a new way with the Story Bridge in sight. It’s also a great place to relax whilst still being close to nature and the city!

You can access Kangaroo Point Cliffs via public transport to South Bank or drive and park in the many available car spaces in Kangaroo Point.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Family-Friendly Holiday Accommodation in Brisbane

Brisbane Holiday Village offers an affordable range of holiday cabin accommodations for families and groups of all sizes, in addition to powered caravan sites and campgrounds. We are only 15 minutes from the CBD and offer extensive, family-friendly facilities within our resort-style holiday park. During the school holidays, join in the free holiday activities during your Brisbane Holiday Village getaway!

With a choice of Cabins, Camping, Caravans and Glamping all available there is something for every budget and comfort level in Brisbane Holiday Village! Book your next family vacation, school holiday retreat or mini-break today.


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