Visiting places around Queensland

Do you need a break from working all weekend in the bustle and craziness of bustling, lively Brisbane? Do you want to take a moment to relax and recharge in a peaceful serene, tranquil and relaxing destination? 

This is the ideal time to leave Brisbane and take a restful weekend getaway. It’s also great to know that there are many beautiful picturesque spots within only a few hours of Brisbane which offer the perfect opportunity to unwind and go back in nature for the weekend. These are the top ones you shouldn’t miss.

The Bunya Mountains

The mountains rise to 900m above plains surrounding it, and just less than three hours away from Brisbane in the Bunya Mountains offer stunning mountain views and spectacular views of pristine, tranquil and breathtaking landscape. 

There are rainforest hikes, waterfalls, majestic bunya pines, as well as a wide array of wildlife species that are friendly to natives. It’s much cooler than plains surrounding it and is the ideal spot to escape the bustle and noise that is the urban.

Accommodation The Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre has a lively holiday home rental scheme in the Bunya Mountains, with an array of well equipped holiday homes that you can reserve. Have a look at the Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre here:

Bribie Island

It is just a short drive over the bridge that connects Brisbane, Bribie Island offers an ideal opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in your backyard. 

You can make a your camp, take a dip in the lagoons, drive four-wheeled along the shores or go fishing, boating or kayaking, bird watching and bushwalking, or simply enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the coast. It’s a stunning quiet spot for a weekend getaway.

Where to stay: There are numerous hotels, holiday houses, caravan parks and camping sites to stay at on Bribie – have a look here:

Glow Worm Caves

It is situated in Tamborine Mountain, just a short drive from Brisbane The Glow Worm Caves provide the only chance in Queensland to view glow worms in the daylight. 

It is possible to take an expert-led glow worm walk through a specially-designed cave within a forest. Additionally you can visit the frog display, walk the forest boardwalk and finish on Cedar Creek Estate Winery and Vineyard. Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery.


The town is located on the northern part of the Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosaville is an extremely popular destination for many. It is a place that is a safe place to swim and has relaxed, friendly vibe. 

There are plenty of excellent restaurants and shopping if you’re looking for or enjoy the gorgeous beaches, and swimming, playing water sports, or simply taking a break. There’s also breathtaking landscapes to see and you might see sea turtles, dolphins or koalas while you make your way through.

Lamington National Park

The park is not just Lamington National Park chock full of ancient trees, dense forests, and stunning landscape, but the road to the park is breathtaking. There are waterfalls as well as rainforest trails (including a 54km trail that connects Lamington up to Springbrook National Park), rock pools in which you can splash around and a remote , usually not-crowded area. 

To make it more enjoyable you can take the O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk – a 180-metre long suspended boardwalk that winds through the trees.