1. Don’t eat out (and don’t order in)
It can be tempting to whip out the phone when you’re hungry and get that burger delivered with just one tap but if you want to save, those $5 deliveries add up. Plan your meals and grab some groceries for a cheap weekend being your own head chef.
2. Avoid paying for transport
A sure way to spend your money this weekend is to Uber everywhere. That Go Card might be looking a bit low on funds too. But you can still get out and about. Take advantage of Brisbane’s free transport like the City Loop Bus, and the free City Hopper ferry. You can also borrow a bike (we have free ones for rent for Student One residents) or of course walk.
3. Do free activities
Check out Australia’s largest Gallery of Modern Art, head to the Brisbane Museum, or people watch in Queen Street Mall – it’s all free! Visit Brisbane’s made a list of 44 free things you can do in Brisbane. There’s also these 9 free art experiences for you to do in Brisbane.
4. Don’t drink
Ahh yes, alcohol is a sure way to burn cash. To avoid drinking all together check out these things to do without alcohol in Brisbane City.
5. Spend time in nature
You know what costs nothing? Exploring nature! Head to Mt Coot-tha and check out the Botanic Gardens, the tropical display dome and go for a hike up the mountain. There’s lots of different tracks for different levels of effort. And if you don’t want to venture that far, there’s beautiful green space at the City Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point and South Bank, all within walking distance.