Explore Brisbane

Our city and the surrounds has so much to offer its locals and a lot of it you may not even know about!  There are amazing day trips with spectacular scenery, unusual animal encounters, gorgeous rivers and beaches, the usual highlights and even hidden gems you didn’t know where right under your nose.  All of that and more are listed here as we help you discover all the exciting and beautiful places you can explore in Brisbane.

The Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre is the biggest environment centre in Brisbane and home to Brisbane's first outdoor nature play space. It is purpose-built and designed to be engaging and educational for visitors of all ages and does a superb
Feel like walking over water this weekend? Explore the Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk and discover the unique 1.5km Wynnum Mangrove
Calling all Harry Potter fans (and we know there are many of you out there)! Fuel your Hogwarts desire and follow this Harry
After almost a century, the Victoria Park Parklands are once again being opened to the public, with the former golf course
Below is a list of some of the best natural attractions you can find around Brisbane. There can be no doubt that we live in one
Bushwalking may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to a family visit to the Sunshine Coast, however, there are
Whilst you might immediately think of beaches when you envision the Gold Coast, there’s a huge amount more to this diverse area
The Buderim Tramway walk is a perfect way to spend some time on the Sunshine Coast - you can learn a little about South East
Cilento Park is a playground and forested bush walk which is a hidden gem tucked down a side street close to the Nambour
If you want to head out into nature and you are on the Gold Coast, the Burleigh Head National Park is an excellent option!
The peaceful Boondall Wetlands lie on the edge of Moreton Bay, just north of Brisbane and include over 1,000 hectares of
Rainforests seem to have a calming influence on those who visit and have the added benefit of keeping us cool when the heat
Looking for the best views for minimal effort? You need to check out Mt Tinbeerwah! This bushwalk is perfect for little legs or
Rail Trails are shared recreation trails, created from abandoned railway lines that once meandered their way through country
The featured  image shows Lower Moora Park If you are the parent of a new baby the idea of pram-friendly walks are probably
With a range of different trails for all levels and abilities, beautiful wildlife and stunning forests and volcanic peaks, the
Discover more of Ipswich with the Naeus Explore app You might be surprised to learn that the Ipswich region has an abundance of
Climb Table Top Mountain with Kids The great outdoors is calling, so if you are up for a new challenge, then Table Top Mountain,
In 1997 the Sunshine Coast Council had some great forethought, they purchased 112 hectares of rainforest in the Sunshine Coast
With its stunning scenery, amazing diversity of plant and animal species, and rich history and culture, White Rock — Spring
There are a number of mountainous areas close by to Brisbane just waiting to be explored, and one of the best is D'Aguilar
Strolling or cycling along the Riverwalk on a sunny Brisbane day is a glorious way to spend the morning or afternoon with your
With its stunning scenery of breathtaking panoramic views, lush rainforest and cascading waterfalls, as well as amazing wildlife
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
With almost year-round perfect weather, Brisbane is the perfect place in which to head outdoors and enjoy a fun family picnic.
The City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane’s most historic public gardens, is the perfect place to come for a little outdoors time.
Samford, just north-west of Brisbane, is such a delightful area with a bustling country village feel to it. There's lots for
Karawatha Forest Park is not only an important wildlife haven but home to a fascinating Discovery Centre, numerous walking
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
Waterfalls near Brisbane do exist and while Greenes Falls isn't one of the biggest waterfalls, it is the journey rather than the
Canoe, swim, bushwalk, picnic, barbecue, relax. You can do it all at Bunya Crossing Reserve, a little known but beautiful
Kumbartcho Sanctuary at Eatons Hill is a beautiful community-managed forest reserve rich in native flora and fauna. Enjoy a day
NOTE: Lips Falls is closed until further notice - we will update this post as soon as it reopens Our family enjoys bushwalking,
From paved circuits and bushland walks to rainforest trails and uphill climbs, we have found the 10 best Brisbane walks for
The Brisbane foreshore is a wonderful area of natural beauty, a variety of landscapes and habitats, stunning views and amazing
Does your Brisbane Kid love getting outdoors and into nature? If you're looking for an easy bushwalk that is only a short day
Daisy Hill Conservation Park has an amazing array of walking and cycling tracks; from beginner to advanced. These tracks are well
Located in Mt Coot-tha Reserve in Brisbane’s west, J C Slaughter Falls picnic grounds are the starting point for some great
If you’ve had your fill of the beach and are looking for something different to do this weekend, why not head west to explore
The rolling green hills of Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland are well known, but prior to European settlement, the whole
If you’re thinking of climbing Mount Ngungun with your Brisbane kids, don’t forget your camera. You’ll need it to capture
Family bush walks are a brilliant way to spend time together and get out into the great outdoors.   Start with short, easy
If you needed an excuse to head to the beach, and you are lucky enough to own a pooch, then you are going to love this collection
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
Get your Brisbane kids away from the screen and out and about in nature at any of Brisbane's amazing Conservation Centres this
All children love a treasure hunt, but have your Brisbane Kids tried geocaching? This high tech orienteering activity is taking
The Glass House Mountains are iconic to the Sunshine Coast, and you can even see them from high points in Brisbane, for example,
A picturesque park, surrounded by water and home to the delightful Cleveland Point Lighthouse. Cleveland Point Recreation
If you’re looking for a family day out in Brisbane that combines a picturesque drive followed by a relaxing lunch beneath shady
After exploring Springbrook, and discovering the Best of All Lookout, we stopped in at Apple Tree Park.  It's a lovely little
This picture shows why I love McGavin View so much. The picturesque park sits next to Lake Samsonvale near Petrie on the North
John Oxley Reserve is one of those rare gems that offer an engaging playground and a child-friendly walking trail with the chance
If you’re looking for a family day out in Brisbane that combines a picturesque drive followed by a relaxing lunch beneath shady
The Mount Glorious walking tracks are as child friendly as they are beautiful. You will find it hard to believe such a magical
White Cedar Park Our family loves spontaneous outdoor picnics.  By keeping things simple, we can pull it together very easily
If it is nature, bush walks, environmental education and a playground you are after, then look no further than Raven Street
Tucked away in the leafy suburb of The Gap, is the beautiful Enoggera Reservoir. Previously known as the Enoggera Dam, this

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