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Top 5 Weekend Destinations and Activities for Brisbane Students

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Published April 6th 2017
If you're a Brisbane student, this article is exactly what you're looking for. After a long week of studying and exams, all students want to enjoy their weekend to the fullest. For this reason, we have prepared a list of some amazing weekend destinations and activities which will definitely sweep you off your feet. Take a look at them and choose your favourite one.

Brisbane Student activities
Brisbane Student activities

Visit GOMA
The Gallery of Modern Art is a perfect place for students who are art enthusiasts since here they can enjoy various exhibitions for free. Of course, some special shows may be ticketed, but you can always get a student discount. This gallery is considered to be one the most innovative galleries in the whole country, and it contains more than 16,000 works of art; so, it's absolutely a must-visit. Aside from visiting this magnificent gallery, take a look at the list of all the free things you can do this April in Brisbane.

Go-karting is definitely a perfect activity for all of you who are addicted to adrenaline. Go-Karting Brisbane is equipped with the amazing indoor kart track and karts that can speed up to 70 kph! How amazing is that! This activity is not free, but if you learn how to economise during your studies, you'll have enough money to enjoy yourself. So, instead of renting an expensive private apartment for example, go for the affordable student accommodation in Brisbane. Or, instead of spending your money in expensive fast food restaurants, stick to a student canteen. Thanks to these small changes, you'll be able to truly enjoy your weekends.

Brisbane Student activities
Brisbane Student activities

Visit the Girraween National Park
If you're looking for a perfect weekend escape from Brisbane, the Girraween National Park is exactly what you're looking for. The park features beautiful landscapes, clear streams and forests which all make this place perfect for wandering through nature and enjoying picnics. Furthermore, the park has rich flora and fauna, so, don't be surprised to see some rare species like the wombat, lyrebird and turquoise parrot. On top of that, you'll have an opportunity to encounter myriads of birds whose natural habitats are beautiful eucalyptus forests. This place is a true oasis for biology students.

Pamper yourself with a hearty meal
If your ideal weekend after a tiring week consists of savouring all kinds of dishes and stuffing yourself with all the different delicacies, the Eat Street will be a paradise for you. This is one of the most popular food markets in Brisbane and a perfect place to get to know this amazing city if you're an exchange student. Not only will you have a chance to try out traditional Australian dishes, but you'll be able to enjoy delicious cuisines from all around the world. So, if you consider yourself a gourmet, let this culinary adventure begin!

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Another amazing idea for a relaxing and calm weekend is visiting the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Although it's located near the centre of the city, here you'll feel as if you were visiting the Australian outback, only without swarms of flies. Furthermore, this place is particularly perfect for animal lovers since they'll have an opportunity to spend the whole day surrounded by more than 100 species of animals. And, what's also important, as a student you'll get a significant discount, so the tickets will be around 20 dollars. It's not free, but such a unique experience is worth every penny.

As you can see, Brisbane and its surroundings offer some amazing opportunities for students who can really enjoy their well-deserved weekends. There is something for everyone, so you'll easily pick your favourite destination. However, it's also important that you learn how to economise and spend your money wisely. That way, you'll both learn how to be responsible and save enough money so that you could truly enjoy your weekends.
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