There’s no doubt about it, when life gets expensive the first things to fall by the wayside are luxuries and experiences. But have no fear, South East Queensland is a land of opportunity, and if you know the right places to look, you’ll be able to fill your weekend with adventures and unique experiences for next to nothing.
We’ve collected a list of the cheapest ways to get the most out of your weekend.
Knockoff comedy night at The Powerhouse. Kick-off your weekend with a bang with free comedy every Friday night.
Get back to nature. Take your pick from a variety of fantastic hiking trails around SE Queensland.
Explore Kangaroo Point. Whether you’re taking in the sunset, having a picnic on the river or challenging yourself on the stair climb, Kangaroo Point has it all. And if you want to spice up your weekend with a bit of an adventure, why not try your hand at abseiling. Students can abseil the cliffs from $39 through Riverlife.
Have a culture filled day at Southbank. Spend the day wandering through QAGOMA and Queensland Museum.
Visit the iconic XXXX Brewery. At $32 per tour, you’d be silly not to.
Put your putting skills to the test. Enjoy the sites of Brisbane while scoring a hole-in-one at Victoria Park. And at just $20 per adult, you’ll have money to spare for a bite to eat.
Go for a climb. Test your skills at Rocksports and climb for $17 (for as long as you like).
Ignite your taste buds. Enjoy the vast offerings of exotic eats and multicultural markets at the Global Food Village in Woodridge. Treat yourself to delicious breakfast foods from Europe, Africa and Asia at the market every Sunday morning.
Enjoy good food and great music. Visit Eats and Beats, a monthly food van and music event in Logan. The event changes location every month so click here to find out where it will be next.
Enjoy free music in the park. The Sound Society will entertain you in South Bank and Roma Street Parklands. Take a picnic and enjoy an afternoon out with your friends. Check here for times and locations.
Visit the Koalas. See Koalas up close and for free at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre. It is currently closed due to the Commonwealth Games but will reopen in late April.
Choo-choo-choose trains. Enjoy a family day out at the Rail Workshops Museum.
Get up close and personal with lorikeets. Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and feed wild lorikeets. It’s a guaranteed great day out with adult admission to the sanctuary for $50.
Feel good with free exercise classes. Located at Southbank you can choose from a wide variety of fitness classes all through the week. Check out the timetable here.
Explore a secret swimming hole. Take a road trip and visit the Currumbin Rock Pools.
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