Living here in Brisbane and its surrounds, we are lucky to have access to all sorts of fantastic parks, beaches and playgrounds for our kids to enjoy. But sometimes you just want to try something different, to break out of your everyday activities and have a go at something new and fun, and perhaps a little out of your comfort zone. With the weather cooling down, now is the perfect time to head into the great outdoors and connect with your adventurous side.
Whether it’s abseiling the tower in Baden-Powell Park in Samford Valley, experiencing weightlessness as you SCUBA off Bribie Island or trying your hand at land kiting on Suttons Beach, Moreton Bay Regional Council has you covered this autumn with their Adventure program, with more than 220 low-cost or free activities running from March to June 2017. Although some activities are aimed at adults, others are specifically designed for families or communities, but all require children to be aged at least 7.
Win a GoPro Hero5!
Mayor Allan Sutherland said participants could take a snap of their adventure and upload it to Facebook or Instagram for the chance to win a GoPro Hero5.
“Not only is Adventure a great way to take part in some incredible activities, it’s also an awesome way to get out and explore what our region has to offer – that’s why we want you to share your best shots!” Mayor Sutherland said.
For your chance to win this great prize, take a photo of your adventure and share using the hashtags #MBRCAdventure, #Captureyouradventure and #Moretonbayregion.
Bookings are open and filling fast, but at the time of writing there were still spaces available in some amazing experiences, including:
- Abseiling – descend the tower at Baden-Powell Park in Samford Valley the adventurous way
- Canoeing – build strength and fitness while having fun with outrigger canoeing; or explore the stunning scenery of Lake Kurwongbah
- Cycling – explore the Moreton Bay region and increase your cycling confidence and skills at the same time in this four-week program
- Orienteering – learn how to read a map and navigate without the aid of an app; both walking and biking experience are available
- Mountain biking – learn key riding skills while exploring local mountain biking areas
- Kayaking – discover the beauty and marine wildlife of Ningi Creek from up close; or enjoy a spot of fishing from your kayak
- SCUBA diving – experience the weightlessness of SCUBA diving and play some games in the safety of shallow water off Bribie Island or in the Caboolture Pool
- Geocache bike ride – use a GPS to locate hidden caches set up by the Bribie Island Bicycle Users Group
- Slacklining – test your balance on the slackline, which is similar to a tight rope but bouncier
- Archaeology – get hands-on with a recreated excavation of an Imperial Roman villa
- Dragon boating – get to grips with this ancient style of boat racing, which has been practised for over 2000 years, in local canals
- Disc golf – have a go at this fun sport, which is a cross between golf and frisbee
- Land kiting – fly across Suttons Beach using wind power: land kiting is the first step to learning kitesurfing and an awesome activity in its own right
- Historical and environmental tours – experience mangrove wetlands at Osprey House Environmental Centre; turn back the clock at Samford Museum; enjoy animal encounters at the Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre; learn about the history of Moreton Bay by following in the trails of Matthew Flinders and Bungaree in a guided tour on Bribie Island; discover Aboriginal culture through an art workshop and more on the Dolphin Calling Point Heritage Trail or the Fish Traps Cultural Heritage Trail; immerse yourself in the native flora of Redcliffe Botanic Gardens on a guided walking tour, learn more about our wartime heritage with a guided walk through Fort Skirmish; walk along the South Pine River, SEQ’s longest undammed river; explore the Riparian Rainforest at Kumbartcho Sanctuary Environmental Centre
To book your Moreton Bay adventure, head to https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/adventure/.