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.

Everybody needs a little time away and heading to Mount Tamborine is the perfect escape for Brisbane families. Finding things to do with kids at Mount Tamborine before you go will ensure a lovely peaceful escape too. Mount Tamborine, whose lush,
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
The whimsical world of fairies and elves has been delighting children of all ages for generations, and the Brisbane area has a
The Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (C.R.E.E.C) is an environmental and interpretation centre spread over 18
Nestled in the foothills of Mt Coot-tha, in the leafy western suburbs of Brisbane, lies The Hut Environmental Centre. The Hut is
With its stunning scenery, amazing diversity of plant and animal species, and rich history and culture, White Rock — Spring
If you have a Brisbane Kid with an interest in history, it may be worth a visit to Sunshine Castle on the Sunshine Coast,
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
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
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.
You don’t need to travel to Europe to see a historic military fort – Brisbane has its very own coastal fortress, Fort Lytton,
Samford, just north-west of Brisbane, is such a delightful area with a bustling country village feel to it. There's lots for
Deciding where to take friends or family who are visiting Brisbane can often be a bit overwhelming. There are plenty of options,
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
In sticky, hot Brissie summers, there’s nothing better than some fun water play to cool off. Luckily, we have many amazing
Canoe, swim, bush walk, 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 landscapes and habitats, stunning views and amazing
South Bank Parklands, in Brisbane’s CBD is effectively one giant playground for kids of all sizes and abilities.Streets
Brisbane really is the city of sun days – and there’s no better place to soak up the sun than at South Bank Parkland’s
The country town charm of Dayboro, and the variety of family-friendly activities it offers makes it the perfect day trip
Fancy a drive through the beautiful countryside, a gourmet picnic hamper overlooking a rural vineyard and a glass of wine in your
Cedar Creek Rock Pools at Samford have long been a favourite for Brisbane Families, not least because of their proximity to
They say it takes a village to raise a child… Family friendly Samford Village, situated north-west of Brisbane, may be the
You’ll be surprised at the facts we've discovered about Brisbane’s bridges. Did you know there’s a bridge named after a
With its pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, unspoilt national park and truly amazing wildlife, you
A mysterious door has appeared in one of Scarborough Beach’s beautiful Norfolk Pine trees — and local legend has it that
Searching for a spot to fish, a lazy place to soak in the sun or a cool creek to dip into in the warmer weather? Then pay a visit
Whether you’ve lived in Brisbane all your life, you’re just visiting or you’re playing tour guide to guests, a visit to
Daisy Hill Conservation Park has an amazing array of walking and cycling tracks; from beginner to advanced. These tracks are well
Winding its way through outer suburbs and looping around the CBD, the Brisbane River is both an iconic focal point of our city
Humpback whales are some of the most amazing and beautiful creatures on the planet. These gentle giants are majestic and graceful
I’m not sharing anything new with you when I say that kids today have less of an affair with the great outdoors than we did
Brisbane Kids love getting out and about, visiting new places and learning new things, so why not combine that with a touch of
Located in Mt Coot-tha Reserve in Brisbane’s west, J C Slaughter Falls picnic grounds are the starting point for some great
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
Turning screen time to green time Firstly - if you are coming here via our facebook page (ironic) and just want to sign up- then
FEATURE IMAGE CREDIT: Robert AshdownTime of year to visit: between November to MarchFamily fun and adventure begins at
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 looking for a family friendly day trip or holiday location that’s not too far from Brisbane, you can’t go past
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
Does your Brisbane Kid have his own Brisbane fur baby with four legs, not two; ears that listen to your every command - not
Community Gardens in Brisbane are everywhere – probably just around the corner from home! They are a great place to learn all
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
Arrrrgh ahoy there, me hearties! Does your little one talk constantly of buried treasure and sailing the seven seas? Before you
On the way to Samford on Brisbane's Northside just past Albany Creek is a wonderful creek spot just for perfect for Brisbane
It’s that time of the year again and, with the awesome weather we’ve been having, there’s no better time to visit a local
Bring the family for a beautiful day out on the farm and pick your own delicious Queensland strawberries at Strawberry Fields!
The expansive D'Aguilar National Park is the largest national park near a capital city in Australia. One of the most accessible
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
Fun on the Brisbane River is something that can be experienced almost all year round. Our generally fantastic weather allows us
Nothing says spring like the colours of flowers, and when it comes to seasonal flowers, Toowoomba, about a 2 hour drive from
The Glass House Mountains are iconic to the Sunshine Coast, and you can even see them from high points in Brisbane, for example,
Little known, John Oxley Reserve delivers the opportunity to spend a day in the sun with your Brisbane Kids. John Oxley Reserve
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
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
This picture shows why I love McGavin View so much. The picturesque park sits next to Lake Samsonvale near Petrie on the North
It was a random find.  One afternoon, I was desperate to get out of the house with the kids so decided to go for a drive.  I
Visiting the Abbey Art and Archeology Museum, in Caboolture, just 40 minutes from Brisbane, is like stepping back in time. The
If your Brisbane kids are full of energy that you’re looking to zap, whilst also taking in some of the most beautiful views of
White Cedar Park With Kelly from Be a Fun MumOur family loves spontaneous outdoor picnics.  By keeping things simple, we
Kelly from Be a Fun Mum Explores BrisbaneBrisbane is where I spent my childhood.  I have memories of riding my bike with my
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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