Brisbane for Every Budget

Whether you’re strapped for cash or feeling flush, you’ll have a great time in Brisbane. No matter what your budget is, see the city with this guide from the Sydney Morning Herald:

If your budget’s tight, the city’s bike scheme should be your starting point. You can get around under your own steam for just $2 a day. Pick up a snack to enjoy by the river then pedal to New Farm Park for a rest.

Brisbane’s friendly greeters will show you round for free; it’s also free to look round Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.

If money is no object, try a day of flying, dining and steaming. Brisbane City Helicopters have one hour helicopter tours ($299), which take in the Gold Coast and Moreton Bay as well as Brisbane itself.

Refuel with a five-course lunch and wine at Urbane for $170. In the afternoon, Stephanie’s Spa will relax you, ahead of a first class meal at top Brisbane restaurant Esquire ($200).