Top 5 Brisbane Day Trips
Are you planning your Brisbane holiday? If so, you’re certainly in for a great time! The city itself presents so many things to do – for people of all ages – it’s often difficult to decide what to do. I have, however, met guests who are not interested in the city, and prefer to see the sights beyond the CBD. If you’re one such person, maybe a day trip is in order. In light of the latest National Visitor Survey, which stated that Brisbane day trip visitors rose from 11 million to 13 million in 2015, I thought I’d compile my top 5 suggestions for a Brisbane Day Trip.
As a Brisbane local, I certainly know which locations that our guests at Bridgewater Terraces simply can’t get enough of. Continue reading this article as I list out some destinations in and around Brisbane that our guests love and I’m sure you will too.
1. Mt. Tamborine
A day trip to Mt. Tamborine will be a spectacular adventure for art enthusiasts, nature lovers and outdoor adventurers alike. Don’t get fooled by the name – there’s plenty to be done at Mt. Tamborine, with rainforest walks, treetop jaunts, arts and crafts shopping and cosy cafes and restaurants offering great food. The Tamborine National Park is also home to exotic wildlife and birds. Another highlight of this destination is the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, which offers surreal views of the Pacific Ocean from high up in the trees. A top destination for both the young and the old, many of our have thoroughly enjoyed a day trip to Mt. Tamborine, which is just over an hour’s drive from our apartments. If you’re looking for things to do in Brisbane, you should definitely consider this Brisbane day trip destination.
Samford is less than a half hour drive from Bridgewater Terraces and it offers a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of the best things to do in Brisbane, a visit to this green country-style town will definitely make your Australian holiday more authentic. While the town presents a number of cafes, pubs, bars, museums and craft shops, you can also take a walk along the Samford Valley Heritage Trail and other rail trails in the countryside.
3. Mt. Nebo
When you’re visiting Samford, you can also continue driving to the nearby Mt. Nebo which will be a great adventure. Mt. Nebo presents wonderful rainforests where you can enjoy a picnic with your family or trek around for joy. A large number of chalet-styled cafes in the region offer great refreshments as well. I’ve been to Mt. Nebo several times and I simply can’t get enough of the place! Make sure to add the Samford/Mt. Nebo day trip to your list of things to do in Brisbane.
4. Bribie Island
An excellent destination for some family fun, Bribie Island is also perfect for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts. An hour’s drive away from Bridgewater Terraces, you can relax in the white sands, or you can have an adventure windsurfing, kite surfing or kayaking on this island. One of the most vibrant marine coastlines in Australia, you can also witness shorebirds, dugongs and other wildlife in the mangroves, seagrass beds and sandbanks. Visiting Bribie Island is often stated as one of the top things to do in Brisbane by our guests and tourists alike.
5. Dayboro-Mt. Mee
The country town of Dayboro and the nearby Mt. Mee presents jaw dropping sights. With cafes perched high up on the cliffs, you can enjoy an idyllic escape in the quaint countryside. There’s a lot to be explored in the area – winding driveways, rainforests and much more! Just over an hour’s drive from Bridgewater Terraces, a day trip to Dayboro and Mt. Mee will definitely make your Brisbane holiday much more memorable. Don’t miss adding this fantastic destination to your list of things to do in Brisbane.
For quality accommodation in Brisbane, you can find nothing better than Bridgewater Terraces holiday apartments. Our apartments are located close to the M1 highway. By staying with us, you can easily venture off and see beyond Brisbane.
The Bottom Line:
If you’re looking for things to do on your upcoming Brisbane holiday, then you should definitely go on a day trip beyond the city. Brisbane is surrounded by some fantastic locations which promise to make your holiday much more authentic and memorable. Some of the best day trip destinations to consider include Mt. Tamborine, Samford, Mt. Nebo, Bribie Island and Dayboro/Mt. Mee. These beautiful destinations offer a range of outdoor activities that are loved by all ages.
If you haven’t already booked your Brisbane accommodation, contact our reservations staff or check availability online. We have 1, 2 and 3 bedroom serviced apartments available to make your holiday more enjoyable. Best of all, our apartments are located just outside the CBD and close to the M1 highway, so you’ll easily be able to visit any location inside or outside the city.