Australia is a backpacker’s haven, with over 400,00 people coming over to Australia every year. Thankfully, travelling and exploring on a budget has been made easy by the excess of free activities to explore stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and unique culture. Join us as we take a journey through Australia’s five most captivating regions, where the best deals await your discovery!

Sydney, New South Wales

 Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk: Experience stunning ocean views and beaches along this iconic coastal trail.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk: Enjoy panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline with a stroll across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, offering fantastic photo opportunities.

Royal Botanic Garden: Explore lush greenery, scenic walks, diverse plant life or have a picnic in the heart of Sydney.

Art Gallery of New South Wales: Immerse yourself in art and culture with free entry to the gallery’s extensive collection featuring a diverse collection of Australian and international artworks, including Indigenous art.

Free Events at Sydney Opera House: Catch free events  at one of the world’s most iconic venues, offering a range of music genres and cultural experiences throughout the year.

Manly to Spit Bridge Walk: Explore scenic coastal trails and secluded beaches on this picturesque hike.

Observatory Hill Park: Enjoy panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline from this historic park.

Australian National Maritime Museum: Learn about Australia’s maritime history with free entry to this fascinating museum.

Sydney Olympic Park: Discover parklands, wetlands, and sporting facilities from the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Glebe Markets: Browse through eclectic stalls selling crafts, clothing, and food at this vibrant weekend market.


Melbourne, Victoria

Hosier Lane Street Art: Discover Melbourne’s vibrant street art scene in Hosier Lane, where every corner unveils a new story in a riot of colours, showcasing the city’s creativity and urban culture.

Queen Victoria Market: Browse through food stalls, artisan products, and entertainment at this iconic market.

 Fitzroy Gardens: Relax in this tranquil urban oasis, featuring historic landmarks and scenic walks.

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV): Explore diverse art exhibitions spanning various genres and periods at this renowned gallery, immersing yourself in culture and creativity.

Yarra River Walk: Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Yarra River, enjoying city views and public art installations along the way.

State Library of Victoria: Immerse yourself in exhibitions, galleries, and historical collections housed within the grand architecture of this cultural gem, offering a journey through Melbourne’s rich heritage and knowledge.

Royal Exhibition Building: Admire the grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed building in Carlton Gardens.

 Mural Hopping: Explore Melbourne’s renowned vibrant street art scene, with laneways and walls adorned with colourful and thought-provoking murals.

St. Kilda Beach: Relax on sandy shores, stroll along the pier, or watch the sunset over Port Phillip Bay.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI): Delve into the world of film, television, and digital culture at this interactive museum.


Brisbane, Queensland

CityHopper Ferry Ride: Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Brisbane River with the free CityHopper ferry service.

Mount Coot-tha Lookout: Hike or drive to the summit for panoramic views of Brisbane and its surroundings.

 Roma Street Parkland: Wander through lush gardens, tranquil lakes, and scenic viewpoints in this expansive park.

South Bank Parklands: Relax at Streets Beach and explore the vibrant precinct’s entertainment options.

Queensland Museum & Sciencentre: Immerse yourself in cultural and scientific exhibits exploring Queensland’s history and natural wonders.

Brisbane City Hall Clock Tower Tour: Take a free guided tour of this iconic landmark and enjoy panoramic city views.

New Farm Park: Picnic in picturesque surroundings, explore walking paths, or relax by the Brisbane River.

City Botanic Gardens: Wander through lush gardens, historic landmarks, and scenic riverfront vistas.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA): Marvel at contemporary and historical art collections in South Bank.

Brisbane Powerhouse: Experience free performances, exhibitions, and cultural events at this dynamic arts venue.


Perth, Western Australia

 Kings Park and Botanic Garden: Explore native bushland and enjoy panoramic views of Perth’s skyline and Swan River.

 Swan River Foreshore Walk: Take a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the picturesque Swan River foreshore.

 Art Gallery of Western Australia: Discover local and international artworks at this cultural institution in the heart of Perth.

Perth Cultural Centre: Visit museums, galleries, and cultural institutions within this vibrant precinct.

Scarborough Beach: Relax on pristine sands and swim in clear waters at this popular coastal destination.

 Elizabeth Quay: Enjoy waterfront views, public art installations, and walking paths along the Swan River.

 Walk The Busselton Jetty: Take yourself on a walk along the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere over the brilliant blue water of Geographe Bay.

Perth Cultural Centre Screen: Watch free movies, outdoor screenings, and cultural events in this vibrant public space.

Northbridge Street Art: Explore colourful street art and murals in the vibrant cultural precinct of Northbridge.

Perth Mint: Discover the history of gold in Western Australia with a free guided heritage talk and gold pour demonstration.


Cairns, Queensland

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon: Cool off in this man-made swimming area overlooking Trinity Inlet.

Cairns Botanic Gardens: Explore lush tropical gardens showcasing the diverse flora of Far North Queensland.

 Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk: Enjoy scenic views of the waterfront and mangrove forests on this waterfront walk.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park: Experience indigenous culture through free cultural presentations and activities.

Centenary Lakes Botanic Garden: Discover native flora and fauna in this tranquil botanical garden and wetland habitat.

Cairns Regional Gallery: Admire contemporary and indigenous artworks in this cultural hub of Far North Queensland.

Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre: Learn about tropical plants, conservation efforts, and native wildlife.

Cairns Night Markets: Experience the bustling atmosphere, food stalls, and shopping opportunities at this popular night market.

Cairns Wildlife Dome: Encounter native Australian wildlife and enjoy free bird shows at this indoor wildlife exhibit.

Millaa Millaa Falls: Head inland, clear your head,  and discover the picturesque naturally beautiful waterfall in the Atherton Tablelands of Queensland.


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