Day Trips

Taking a day trip from Brisbane with kids is one sure fire way to make the weekend last longer and the holidays feel fuller. Brisbane is so lucky to be close to so many different fun things to do. You will find waterfalls, bushwalks, themeparks, picnic spots and a variety of other relaxing day trips in this category.

Did you know that it is possible to escape to an island for a day of fun with your Brisbane Kids? Moreton Island is only a 75 minute ferry ride away from Brisbane and is the ultimate day trip location no matter what the season. Now that Tangalooma
Where can you tiptoe through the treetops and still be within an hour of Brisbane? There’s two day trip options for those that
If you have a Brisbane Kid with an interest in history, it may be worth a visit to Sunshine Castle on the Sunshine Coast,
Brisbane enjoys the enviable position of being nestled right between the beautiful bays of the Sunshine Coast and the spectacular
You don't need to travel for hours to the Sunshine Coast or The Gold Coast for that matter to see whales in the wild as
Springbrook National Park is a Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area with spectacular scenery, beautiful
With its stunning scenery of breathtaking panoramic views, lush rainforest and cascading waterfalls, as well as amazing wildlife
One of the most stunning and popular sights of Springbrook National Park is Natural Bridge — a beautiful natural arched cave
Our family enjoys bushwalking, and we've found some wonderful places to explore around Brisbane as a family, from the tips of Mt
A definite bucket list item to experience with your Brisbane kids is the unique sea walk between King Island and Wellington Point
Nestled in the northern suburbs of Brisbane is the Bunyaville Regional Park; a wonderful place to take your Brisbane Kids to
Noosa is a coastal paradise, just 160km north of Brisbane via the Bruce Highway and the Sunshine Motorway.Beautiful beaches,
Located in Moreton Bay, north of Brisbane, Bribie Island is the perfect destination for a family day trip. Where else can you
Every kid who’s ever watched Peppa Pig knows that with winter comes snow — white flufffy flurries that transform landscapes
You don’t need to travel to Europe to see a historic military fort – Brisbane has its very own coastal fortress, Fort Lytton,
Imagine that you’re flying in a small plane, 14,000 feet above sea level. The plane door is open, and you’re sitting at the
Currimundi, on the Sunshine Coast, is a kids’ paradise. There’s a beautiful surf beach, calm-water lake, walking tracks, as
Take a drive to Coolum on the Sunshine Coast, and you can’t miss the imposing Mount Coolum, rising 208m from the grounds of the
Stunning views are always a rewarding part of hiking but views plus a refreshing swim under a cascading waterfall in a rock pool
Located along the Maroochydore River near Cotton Tree, Maroochydore Rotary Park is a popular picnic and BBQ
Challenge the family to a life size game of Snakes & Ladders then cool off with a refreshing swim in the ocean at Pierce Park
The Gold Coast is home to many unique attractions, including Tropical Fruit World in the Tweed region, not far from Kingscliff
Unlike many cities around the world, winter is the perfect time for a picnic in Brisbane. The daytime weather is stunning!
They say it takes a village to raise a child… Family friendly Samford Village, situated north-west of Brisbane, may be the
If you want a change from beach camping, but still need plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, Thunderbird Park on
While sipping on a steaming coffee and surveying the wilderness of Lamington National Park, a Peregrine falcon soars into view
Humpback whales are some of the most amazing and beautiful creatures on the planet. These gentle giants are majestic and graceful
If you grew up in South East Queensland, chances are you visited the Ginger Factory at Yandina on the Sunshine Coast when you
Brisbane Kids of all ages will enjoy strawberry picking in Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast at the picturesque McMartin’s
Who knew you could watch the sun sparkle on the ocean, spot star fish along the sea shore, hand feed dolphins in the shallow
Let’s face it - there are very few days in Brisbane that require a woolly scarf or a thick jacket. But if you’re wanting an
O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard is a surprisingly family-friendly destination either for a day trip picnic or as a stop off
The rolling green hills of Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland are well known, but prior to European settlement, the whole
If you’re looking for a family friendly day trip or holiday location that’s not too far from Brisbane, you can’t go past
On a recent trip to visit my parents in Toowoomba, I decided it was time to introduce my two year old and my five year old to
It’s no secret that Brisbane locals and travelers are completely spoilt for choice when it comes to wondrous places to visit
Everybody needs a little time away.  And no I am not just singing a popular tune in my head when I say that.  With life as we
On an unseasonably hot spring morning, we set off out of the city to the foothills of Mount Tamborine. Winding through farm land
North Stradbroke Island is a great place for families and kids.  There are so many pristine places to explore – beaches,
Stocklands’ new community at Bells Reach has the latest and greatest adventure playground for all ages and interests. This
There is no joy like a day to yourself, knowing your kids are excited to be away from you—no parenting guilt, just some time
With the winter months well and truly tucked away for another year and the spring sunshine growing warmer by the day, most
Next time the sun peeks over the horizon, bringing with it the humid promise of another hot summer’s day, forget about making
Mount Nebo would have to be one of the most accessible day trips from Brisbane being only 45 minutes from the CBD and it makes an
Bring the family for a beautiful day out on the farm and pick your own delicious Queensland strawberries at Strawberry Fields!
Living in Brisbane, we get the best of both worlds. We have all of the conveniences of living in a big city, but we are also
Russell Family Park in Montville is a hidden gem. With a focus on the environment, it is the perfect spot to let the kids burn
Pioneer Park in Landsborough is an incredible multi-sensory, all abilities playground that has the added bonuses of being fully
Sophia and I were wondering what to do for the day when I thought "what about going to a park?"  It was beautiful outside and it
Entertaining the kids needn't be an expensive exercise on the Sunshine Coast. There are many places to go to take advantage of
The Glass House Mountains are iconic to the Sunshine Coast, and you can even see them from high points in Brisbane, for example,
I live on the northside of Brisbane and rarely venture over to the southside. However, last year, the children and I visited the
After exploring Springbrook, and discovering the Best of All Lookout, we stopped in at Apple Tree Park.  It's a lovely little
I found the end of the rainbow at Queen Mary Falls.  The continuous bursts of vibrant colour hovered in the air, right in front
It's enchanted, I'm sure of it. The entrance is cool, and there is a feel of magic in the air. Shadows are dappled with
How to go Strawberry Picking in Brisbane Strawberries are the perfect sweet treat for little ones. So bright and juicy and
It's enchanted, I'm sure of it. The entrance is cool, and there is a feel of magic in the air. Shadows are dappled with
The Mary Valley Heritage Railway (MVHR) at Gympie offers something for the whole family, come on a day designed for kids and
If you are wondering where to find Glow Worms on the Gold Coast then luckily for you there are two different places where you can
Looking to show your Brisbane kids the wonders of another culture in our own back yard? Look no further than the picturesque
White Cedar Park With Kelly from Be a Fun MumOur family loves spontaneous outdoor picnics.  By keeping things simple, we
Wivenhoe Dam, located approximately one hour north-west of Brisbane, offers a range of recreational options for the whole family.
Maleny Dairies is a family owned business situated in the beautiful hills of Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The dairy

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