Day Trips from Brisbane this Spring
The river city has plenty on offer. It is also the perfect place to stay and explore the stunning regions that surround the city.
Expansive National Parks, rolling countryside and a tranquil island paradise are all just a short 1.5 hour drive from your hotel room.
While you stay in Brisbane mark in a few more stops on your itinerary and set off to one or all of these Queensland gems!
Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm
Nestled in the Fassifern Valley at Mount Alford near Boonah and only 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Brisbane you'll find Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm. Wander the stunning lavender fields and six hectare vineyard while taking in views of the Great Dividing Range. The French and Italian Lavender varieties are designed to bloom all year-round, so the view from the cellar door and restaurant is always breathtaking.
Image : Henry Lima
North Stradbroke Island
Within just 90 minutes (drive or train and ferry) from Brisbane is the island paradise, North Stradbroke Island. A natures lover's dream spend the day bush walking to fresh-water lakes, spotting whales from the headland and enjoying the slower paced island vibe. Known as Minjerribah to the traditional owners (the Quandamooka People), Stradbroke Island is rich with natural beauty. With an abundance of native wildlife don't miss the dolphins at Amity Point Jetty or the kangaroos on the North Gorge Walk.
Lamington National Park
Lace up your walking shoes this day trip promises a picture perfect day out. Only 100km from Brisbane visitors to Lamington National Park can expect powerful waterfall, lush forested mountains and walking tracks linking them all. Take the 4.4km return walk to Moran Falls, wander through subtropical rainforest to views over the falls and down to Morans Creek Gorge. Spot the figs, brush box, twisted vines and bird's next ferns along the way.