You’ve decided to travel to the capital of Queensland, Australia, glorious Brisbane, also known as the River City or Australia’s New World City. Surely if you’ve got the budget to rent a villa, there are loads of ways to party and have fun in this populous and vibrant city. But what can you do in Brisbane on a budget? If you’re worried you might get bored, if you imagine that Brisbane is no place for a less costly vacation, allow us to inform you that all your worries end here.
Brisbane tourism is one of the city’s most important sources of income. No wonder, given the impressive number of landmarks scattered all over the city. There are so many parks, rocks, bridges, museums and shopping malls that you’ll have a hard time deciding what to do and where to go first. However, if you’re willing to take our word for it, there are at least three sure fire ways to have fun while in Brisbane on a budget. All three hotspots are listed and described below, to help you plan the perfect stay in Brisbane. Irrespective of the contents of your wallet, of course.
There are perhaps many skeptics that will go, “Right, watching a river flow past… That sounds like fun… Not!” Think again, cynics. The Brisbane River, the longest in south east Queensland is no ordinary course of water. Since tourism is a pivotal aspect of Brisbane economy, you will discover that there are many things to do and sights to see along the course of the river.
A popular spot are the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. They might not seem so, but they’re man-made. They were created before the early nineteenth century and comprise Ignimbrite, a type of volcanic rock that is over 220 million years old and dates all the way back to the Triassic period. Those of you who simply like to kick back and admire the view will be happy to discover that the rocks are lit all night via many flood lights. The more adventurous will surely be happy to partake in some rock climbing. There are also several great picnic spots and electric barbecues in the park by the foot of the rocks.
The Riverlife Adventure Center
Staying in the city of rivers? It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling with your significant other, if you decided to rent a villa, if you’re staying at a budget hotel, or if there are children with you. The important thing is that you should consider enjoying the activities on offer on the river.
The city of rivers offers great options to enjoy the outdoors at the Riverlife Adventure Center. Want to go biking or rollerblading along the river? They can rent you all the appropriate equipment. You can go canoeing on the Brisbane river or test an alternative route to fun, on board a pumpabike. There is ample parking space available on location. If you’re looking for an accessible discount, purchase the affordable Brisbane 5 in 1 card, which will offer you free access to this and several other attractions around Brisbane.
Want an all-in-one sweeping view of Queensland’s capital? Hop on board the CityCat Ferry. You’ll get a two hour ride at a highly affordable price and get to see the entire city of Brisbane. Plus, you can also sample local life, since the ferry is equally used by local commuters on their way to school or work, as well as by tourists such as yourself.
And don’t forget to try out the many fine restaurants in Brisbane while your are visiting.
Guest post, author bio: Paul is an Internet writer and a frequent traveler on the Europe-Australia route. His genuine passion can provide you tips based on real-life experience in all fields from how to rent a villa to airline deals.