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Where's the Best Day Trip in Brisbane?

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by Sue Williams (subscribe)
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Published March 26th 2012
Brisbane, courtesy of Wikipedia
Brisbane, courtesy of Wikipedia

Brisbane is well-known for its spectacular scenery and vibrant, laid-back atmosphere, so it's no surprise this city is well-endowed with options for day trips. But what exactly is the best day trip in Brisbane? How does the bewildered non-expert choose from this city's vast array?

Here at Weekend Notes, we have a wealth of information collated by our crew of day trip connoisseurs. These committed folk spend endless hours hunting down first-rate days out. It's a relentless job, but, as they say, someone has to do it.

Some of our specialists focus on the day trip that features wide open space - there are suggestions of picnic spots here and here and beaches here.

There's information on nearby national parks here and here.

For the day-tripper with energy, there's also a list of Brisbane walks provided here.

Gardens can be a great spot for a day trip too. See some suggestions here and here.

Sometimes you need to see some flowers
Sometimes you need to see some flowers

Other day trip aficionados here have spent long hours tracking down pleasant wineries. You can see their suggestions here and here.

You could even leave the car at home and travel to a winery on horseback.

There are others here with the taxing task of sampling fresh strawberries at pick-your-own-fruit establishments. You can see the results of their extensive labours here and here.

And still the list goes on. There are reviews of parasailing, koala sanctuaries, honey farms, glow worm caves and oodles of historic houses.

The world looks different from up high
The world looks different from up high

So, now it's over to you. If you have any favourite daytrips in and around Brisbane, please let us know. We'd love to hear your comments.
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My favourite day trip is a drive through the Hinterlands to Maleny or Montville; check out the galleries and craft stores, have a picnic lunch somewhere, and take the scenic route home. The same plan applied to northern NSW is just as good.
by Carly Ogborne (score: 3|4642) 3953 days ago
Park behind Roma street
by cadfa (score: 1|16) 3956 days ago
Definitely a cruise aboard Brisbane's paddlewheelers, the Kookaburra River Queens!
by info (score: 0|6) 3895 days ago
Redcliffe is an amazing place to go for a days get away. I went with a friend a few months ago, we had a swim in the sea and then into the pool, and then we had a lovely pizza and coffee while looking at the water. After a look round the shops along the waterfront we went back to Brisbane feelilng like we had been away for a weekend, it was very relaxing.
by jacqu (score: 0|7) 3824 days ago
At the moment our current favourite is a trip up Mount Glorious, stopping off for lunch at Mt Glorious Restaurant and Cafe. Their Wagyu Burgers and desserts are legendary!
by Celeste Jacobs (score: 1|33) 3900 days ago
Bush walking in Lamington National Park is a fabulous day trip.
by georg (score: 0|6) 3859 days ago
A great day to be had is at Tambourine Mountain to experience bush walks, antique shops, cafes, restaurants, unique items shops, stroll through the streets each Sunday for the markets or watch the daredevils hang glide off the mountains. If you want to stay there are many lovely B&B's, cottages and motels to choose from.
by Sdsp (score: 0|4) 3747 days ago
Have lunch at southbank and take a cruise on Brisbane river on City Hopper. City Hopper is a little ferry and it is free. It is the best way to see Brisbane. Morning, afternoon and evening cruise. Perfect day out.
by helena (score: 0|4) 2884 days ago
The Gold Coast really does have something for every one. We love playing a few games of mini golf, having a swim at the beautiful beach, hitting the huge timezone to waste our hard earned cash, and then finishing the night at Arabesque for shisha and delicious middle eastern food.
by Emilie Jayne (score: 2|152) 2007 days ago

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