Brisbane Travel Tips

Planning to visit the backpackers’ city of Brisbane in Queensland? Read these ideal Brisbane Travel tips and plan your Australian adventure better:

  1. If you are short on budget while traveling in Brisbane (which is very much possible as Australia is an expensive country) apply for a volunteer program and stay and eat for free. Use networks like to find an ideal travel host for you.
  2. Tipping is not compulsory, but to some extent is expected within the travel industry and in Australia in general. It is often 15 percent of the total bill, but whatever little you can afford will be appreciate. To deal with tipping issues, some restaurants even charge a surcharge on Public holidays and sometimes on Sundays to make sure they and their staff get what they deserve.
  3. When in Brisbane, don’t miss the chance of visiting the Great Barrier Reef. An ideal place to visit (Which may be a little expensive for some people) is the private island of Lady Elliot Island. There are several day trips to Lady Elliot Island from Brisbane and Gold Coast, or one can even spend a night there.
  4. Bring your own water bottle – Queensland’s water is safe to drink and so is Brisbane’s. Having your own water bottle will help you save enough money while traveling in Brisbane.
  5. Book an accommodation that has a kitchen and fridge and visit the local supermarkets like Woolworths and Coles. Bulk purchase the items and some processed food that you can heat in the microwave back in your accommodation to save money on food. Dining out can be quite expensive in Brisbane.
  6. It’s fairly easy to commute in Brisbane using the metro line and buses. Taxis are also not very expensive (as per Australian standard) in Brisbane.
  7. September through to November bring Spring, cooler evenings and warmer days as everything starts to come alive in preparation for summer. December through to February brings very hot temperatures, which I’ve found have been too much for some visitors. But it is between March and May when Southern Hemisphere winter hit Australia, making Brisbane ideal to be visiting during those months.
  8. Spring Hill and Brisbane CBD are two most popular destinations for solo travelers and backpackers.
  9. If you’re into surfing, Brisbane may disappoint you as there are no surfers beach in Brisbane. However, one can go kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding on the mighty brown Brisbane river.
  10. Take a ride on the river aboard the free City Hopper and see the city from a new angle

Author: Dev

Hi, I am Dev, and I've been travelling the world full-time for over 2 years now.