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.

Rainforests seem to have a calming influence on those who visit and have the added benefit of keeping us cool when the heat arrives in the Summer months. Whether you have a newborn in a baby carrier, a toddler in a pram or a child who is starting to
Brisbane is an exciting and vibrant city to visit, with a vast array of sights and activities to delight kids and adults alike.
Looking for the best views for minimal effort? You need to check out Mt Tinbeerwah! This bushwalk is perfect for little legs or
If you are the parent of a new baby the idea of pram friendly walks are probably in your future goals. Not only can the
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
The Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (C.R.E.E.C) is an environmental and interpretation centre spread over 18
With its stunning scenery, amazing diversity of plant and animal species, and rich history and culture, White Rock — Spring
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
NOTE: Lips Falls is closed until further notice - we will update this post as soon as it reopens Our family enjoys bushwalking,
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 our wonderful Queensland climate, 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
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
**Please note - as of October 2019, you cannot access this track via Maiala Picnic Area pending upgrade due to finish in the
In sticky, hot Brissie summers, there’s nothing better than some fun water play to cool off. Luckily, we have many amazing
Canoe, swim, bushwalk, picnic, barbecue, relax. You can do it all at Bunya Crossing Reserve, a little known but beautiful
Kumbartcho Sanctuary is a beautiful community managed forest reserve rich in native flora and fauna. Enjoy a day out with the
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
A Dayboro day trip might be just the ticket for you if you are feeling like your kids could warrant a taste of country life. The
Cedar Creek Rock Pools at Samford have long been a favourite for Brisbane Families, not least because of their proximity to
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
Turning screen time to green time Firstly - if you are coming here via our facebook page (ironic) and just want to sign up- then
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
There’s a chill in the air first thing in the morning, and the sun is setting a little earlier in the evening. It may be
Looking for a great place to ride a bike, fly a kite, speed around on skates, skateboard, play handball or hopscotch, race remote
On an unseasonably hot spring morning, we set off out of the city to the foothills of Mount Tamborine. Winding through farm land
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 this winter and you are lucky enough to own a pooch, then you are going to love this
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,
I live on the northside of Brisbane and rarely venture over to the southside. However, last year, the children and I visited the
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
I found the end of the rainbow at Queen Mary Falls.  The continuous bursts of vibrant colour hovered in the air, right in front
This picture shows why I love McGavin View so much. The picturesque park sits next to Lake Samsonvale near Petrie on the North
Little known, John Oxley Reserve delivers the opportunity to spend a day in the sun with your Brisbane Kids. John Oxley Reserve
If you’re looking for a family day out in Brisbane that combines a picturesque drive followed by a relaxing lunch beneath shady
**Please note - as of October 2019, you cannot access this track via Maiala Picnic Area pending upgrade due to finish in the
White Cedar Park Our family loves spontaneous outdoor picnics.  By keeping things simple, we can pull it together very easily
Don’t be deceived by the name – the Osprey House just north of Brisbane offers a lot more to Brisbane Kids than just
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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