Brisbane is a vibrant capital city leisure destination, offering a wide range of holiday attractions, events and cultural activities, green spaces and natural wonders, world-class exhibitions, and an emerging live music scene.
Follow the changing landscape west and you’ll find yourself in the Scenic Rim, Brisbane’s world-heritage listed backyard, home to lush rainforests, spectacular mountain ranges and ancient landforms. Food and wine, romantic escapes, camping, bushwalking, country pubs, art, history and adventures are all here, tied together by the landscape and the beautiful towns and villages dotted throughout.
The rolling hills and green open spaces of the Country Valleys provide postcard perfect views of endless horizons, sleepy towns and pristine lakes making it hard to believe you are only an hour away from the lights of the big city.
Ipswich attracts visitors to its vast green spaces, heritage buildings and growing cosmopolitan dining options, .
Moreton Bay and Islands
Explore the aquatic playground and marine sanctuary that is Moreton Bay and Islands, encompassing 125 kilometres of stunning blue waters. Brimming with natural wonders and home to two of the world’s largest sand islands – Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island – this diverse paradise is famous for its white sandy beaches, rugged coastlines and array of outdoor activities.
The many bayside villages in the area are a mere 25 kilometres from Brisbane Central Business District and provide a charming community of restaurants, cafes, a winery commanding expansive bay views, independent art galleries, museums and bayside picnic spots. For a special and unique treat, visit between June and October to see pods of whales putting on a show.