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Bris Vegas

Once a year go somewhere you have never been – unknown

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So technically, I’ve been to Brisbane. But this time was on my own and I can actually remember it! I’ve been trying to embrace this quote recently, but finding new places a little more than once a year! It’s excellent advice just to pop away for a weekend to recharge the batteries, and it really improves your state of mind. Plus, going somewhere new each year helps tick places off the list! Lately I’ve been trying to explore my own country, so this post will be about Brisbane and subsequent posts will discuss Tasmania.

Brisbane on a budget:

The best thing to do is find someone willing to share their house with you, this is where meeting people on travels comes in handy later on – free accommodation all over the world!

So I utilised an offer I received while I was in Cambodia and popped over to Brisbane for a few days. On the first day I only spent $10 and that was on food and drink. Brisbane has so much to offer which is free!

First I walked down to North Quay and caught the free ferry (it’s red!)

City Hopper

City Hopper

It took me over to South Bank where I had a wander and checked out Streets Man Made Beach!

Streets beach at Southbank

Streets beach at Southbank

There are many other things to see along the way. I chose to get off at every stop of the Hopper and wandered around. Filled in a lot of time and got to see a lot of Bris through walking.

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Pretty blossom :)

Pretty blossom 🙂

Eagle Street Pier is a good stop to get off at, lots of nice places to eat overlooking the water but I can guarantee this is more expensive.

Eagle Street Pier

Eagle Street Pier

From there I walked through the city to the Botanical Gardens

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and I checked out QUT

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Next to the uni is a bus stop for the city circle and this is free too! I did one loop to find out what there was to see, then I got off at the Treasury Casino,

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And walked along each block to see things like the Clock Tower

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and ANZAC reserve.

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After this I headed back through Queen Street Mall, listened to Buskers and then back on the Ferry to finish the journey back at North Quay. There’s an awesome bike track which takes you along the waterfront and the views at night are great!

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Head up to the various look outs for spectacular views over the city:

Mount Coot-Tha. Excuse the photo quality

Mount Coot-Tha. Excuse the photo quality

Can't remember which mountain this is

Mount Nebo lookout at sunset is worth a visit

And finally if you have a car check out Coolum Aqua Park for a fun filled day of being a big kid. $15 for one hour, $25 for two, and $45 for all day!

From their website

From their website

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