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Travelling around Australia is not cheap, and especially with booking various excursions, the costs can quickly add up. Fortunately, there are many great free activities in Australia that can help you save in a quick way while travelling around Australia. In this blog, we share the most fun free activities in Australia that you can easily save on your trip down under.
Go wildlife spotting in national parks
Visit a national park and enjoy nature, wildlife and typical Australian landscapes. Many of Australia’s national parks are free to visit. Take a scenic walk, discover how diverse Australia is and come face to face with Australian wildlife. Australia has more than 500 national parks with more than millions of hectares, so plenty to explore.
Visit a local market
Australia loves markets; in almost every town or village you will find a nice local market. Stroll around the nicest trinkets and get to know local products from the region. Visiting local markets is (usually) free and a very fun activity. At some local markets, you can also enjoy live music, workshops and fireworks.
Make an adventure hike
Australia is the ideal country for hiking. The beautiful landscapes and heavenly coastlines make the country the walhalla for hikers. Start the day with a beautiful hike along the coast and enjoy the most beautiful views. Hiking is a fun activity that lets you be sporty and see a lot of the surroundings, and it’s free too.
Visit free museums
Many people don’t know that free museums can be found in many Australian cities. For example, in Darwin you have the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, in Brisbane the Queensland Museum, in Sydney the Chau Chak Wing Museum and in Melbourne The Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts. And so there are plenty more museums in Australia that are free to visit.
Wander around the botanical gardens
Every (large) Australian city has beautifully landscaped botanical gardens where you can stroll around and relax. A visit to the botanical gardens will introduce you to the most exotic plants and teach you more about Australia’s flora and fauna. And you also pay absolutely nothing for a visit to the botanical gardens.
Take advantage of free public transport
In several cities, you can use free public transport. In Brisbane, for example, you can use the Brisbane City Council’s CityHopper that allows you to cruise the Brisbane River for free. And in central Melbourne, you can catch the City Circle Tram and travel part of the city centre for free. A fun and easy way to get around and save directly on your travel costs.
Free City Circle Tram in Melbourne
Before you travel to a big city, check which areas you can use public transport for free. That will save some more dollars 😉
Take a street art tour
If you love art and colour, Australian cities are also the place to be. In many cities, you can spot the most beautiful street art works. Map out your own route and admire the most beautiful street art in the world. The great thing about street art is that it is free and free for all to admire.
More free activities in Australia?
Should we come across more great tips for free activities in Australia in the near future, we will add to this list. We wish you a great trip around Australia in advance. Follow us, travel with us and discover the best places in Australia.