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.

If you want to head out into nature and you are on the Gold Coast, the Burleigh Head National Park is an excellent option! Burleigh Heads is a popular choice for families with its offerings of both calm and surf worthy waters and bountiful seaside
The peaceful Boondall Wetlands lie on the edge of Moreton Bay, just north of Brisbane and includes 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
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
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 this winter and you are lucky enough to own a pooch, then you are going to love this
Feature image of Cedar Creek Falls Mount Tamborine thanks to Tourism and Events Queensland Next time the sun peeks over the
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
Queen Mary Falls is located in Main Range National park on the McPherson Ranges and is around a 2.5-hour drive from Brisbane. The
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
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
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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