Do you need a break from having your weekends filled with the bustle and craziness of bustling, happening Brisbane? Are you looking for a chance to rest and rejuvenate in a peaceful serene, tranquil and relaxing destination? This is the ideal time to escape Brisbane and enjoy a peaceful weekend getaway. It’s also great to know that there are plenty of stunning natural spots just the distance of a couple of hours from Brisbane which offer the perfect opportunity to relax and get back to nature during the weekend. These are the top ones you shouldn’t miss.
The Bunya Mountains
Over 900m high above the plains surrounding it, and just less than three hours away from Brisbane The Bunya Mountains offer stunning mountain views and spectacular views of pristine, tranquil and breathtaking landscape. You’ll find forest trails, waterfalls, magnificent bunya pines, as well as a wide array of wildlife species that are friendly to natives. It’s much cooler than plains that surround it, and is the ideal spot to unwind from the bustle and noise that is the urban.
Staying in Bunya Mountains There’s a bustling holiday home program in the Bunya Mountains that offers an array of well furnished holiday homes available to reserve. Have a look at the Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre here: https://bunyamountains.com.au/accommodation-search/
Just a short distance via the bridge which connects Brisbane, Bribie Island offers an ideal opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in your backyard. There you can build a your camp, take a dip in the lagoons, ride four-wheelers along the shores or go fishing, boating or kayaking, bird watching or bushwalking. You can also just take in the stunning scenery of the coast. It’s a gorgeous and peaceful place 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: https://www.visitmoretonbayregion.com.au/precincts/bribie-island
Glow Worm Caves
The cave is located in Tamborine Mountain, just a short drive from Brisbane and the Glow Worm Caves provide the only chance in Queensland to observe glowworms throughout the day. It is possible to take an expert-led glow worm walk in a cave designed specifically for the purpose set within a forest. Additionally as, you can go through the frog exhibit, walk the forest boardwalk and finish in Cedar Creek Estate Winery and Vineyard. Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery.
The town is located on the northern part on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosaville is an extremely popular destination for many. It is a place that provides safe swimming as well as relaxed, friendly vibe. There are plenty of excellent restaurants and shop if you’re craving or enjoy the gorgeous beaches, and swimming, playing water sports, or just enjoying a relaxing time. There’s also breathtaking views to be seen and you could see sea turtles, dolphins or koalas while you make your way through.
Lamington National Park
It’s not only Lamington National Park chock full of old trees, lush forests, and stunning landscape, but the road to reach it is stunning. You’ll find waterfalls here and rainforest walks (including the 54-km track that connects Lamington up to Springbrook National Park), rock pools in which you can take a dip as well as a remote and typically not-crowded area. To make it more enjoyable you can take the O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk – a 180-metre-long suspended walkway that runs through the trees.