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Best Things To Do on Weekends in Brisbane
Visit the Eat Street Northshore Market
One of the best things to do on the weekends in Brisbane is the Eat Street Northshore Market. It's held every Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm on Fridays and 12pm to 8pm on Sundays. Travellers buying flights Cairns to Brisbane can sample weave between the food stalls, feasting on fare from world-over cuisines - Vietnamese, Brazilian, American, Greek and Turkish, to name a few. There are also dedicated dessert stops, so sweet-tooths can get their fix of waffled, doughnuts and chocolate.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
One of the most popular things to do in Brisbane for interstate visitors is a day out at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This wildlife haven is home to more than 100 Australian mammals. Tickets cost $42 AUD for adults and $25 for children, and it is also helpful to have hire a car to get here. You can select your vehicle at the same time you buy your Cairns to Brisbane flights with Webjet, or you can choose from what's available at the Brisbane Airport (BNE).
Go on a hike
Brisbane is blessed with beautiful hiking trails that are within easy reach of the city centre. One of the most popular trails for travellers in the city with Cairns to Brisbane return flights is at Mt Coot-tha. Thankfully, the area has a mix of easy and challenging routes to suit all fitness levels. Once you’ve ticked off the pathways at Mt. Coot-ha, more trails can be found at Lake Enoggera, Gold Creek Dam and Daily Hill Conservation Park.
Visit an art gallery
The top art galleries in Brisbane are the Queensland Art Gallery and GoMa. Both galleries welcome new exhibitions every three months, so it's worth checking out if you're buying Cairns to Brisbane - even if it’s not your first visit to the city or the gallery. If you want to explore more of the city's art scene, visit the galleries at QUI Garden Point, the Petrie Terrace Gallery, and the Richard Randall Studio.
Spend a day exploring the museums
If you buy cheap flights to Brisbane from Cairns and the weather while there happens to be drizzly, an excellent way to keep yourself amused is to spend a day hopping between museums. The Queensland Museum is a must-visit for first-timers in the city. Other popular options include the Science Centre (especially if you're buying tickets to Brisbane from Cairns with kids) and the Workshops Rail Museum.
The Cost of Visiting Brisbane
Brisbane Airport (BNE) transport
Depending on when your flights Cairns to Brisbane arrive, you can expect to pay between $33 to $45 AUD for an Uber and $45 to $65 AUD for a metered taxi. The cheapest way to get to the CBD from Brisbane Airport (BNE) is with the Brisbane Airtrain. Tickets cost $12.50 AUD per person, and the train has a total travel time of 20 minutes. If you're buying cheap flights Cairns to Brisbane as a group, it's worth considering a shared airport transfer service. The price will vary according to the operator, however a cost guide is roughly $20 AUD per person.
Free public transportation
To cut down on transportation costs, it's a good idea to book a hotel in the CBD. The inner-city has a free public bus that will take you past the top attractions. It operates every Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm.
Accomodation in Brisbane
For couples buying cheap flights to Brisbane from Cairns, you can find 2- or 3-star hotels between $160 to $180 AUD per night. If you're looking for a good deal, stay further away from the city centre. Depending on the season, you may be able to find rooms for around $100 AUD per night.
Food prices in Brisbane
Travellers buying flights Cairns to Brisbane can expect to pay around $13 AUD for cheap takeaway meals. If you want to sit down at one of the city's trendy brunch spots, a meal with a drink or coffee can go for about $28 to $40 AUD.
Packing Tips for Brisbane
- Sunscreen: Don't leave for your Cairns to Brisbane flights without sunscreen! If you're planning on swimming, make sure you buy reef-safe sunscreen.
- Camera: Brisbane is one of Australia's most picturesque cities. Bring your camera along (don't forget your charger and SD cards) and capture some amazing memories. If you're buying flights Cairns to Brisbane to go camping, bring an extra battery that's fully charged.
- Clothes: If you're buying tickets to Brisbane from Cairns in the summer, you'll want to pack light, breathable fabrics. You'll also need rain gear as the summer months are the city's wettest. For the winter, pack a warm jumper. Temperatures do dip after the sun goes down.