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Published June 7th 2012
Lately, Brisbane residents have been waking to seamless blue skies and sunshine on a Sunday morning. Is there anything more appealing to get you out of bed? First of all grab yourself some great friends for company and really make a gorgeous Sunday out of it.
Stop One: Bloomfield Street Markets, Cleveland. Make your way to Vulture Street before taking Old Cleveland Road at Coorparoo. After watching the suburbs flick by, you will find yourself on Finucane Road heading towards beautiful Cleveland. Every Sunday Cleveland holds their village market at Bloomfield Street. Here you will find a selection of fresh produce; including fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat. You can also enjoy the artisan creation of local designers. Kids are also covered with pony rides, a jumping castle and mini-bike rides. At the end you can decide to peruse the local shops, kick your heels up at one of the many local cafes for a coffee or indulge in a massage at one of the stalls. More information on Cleveland's village markets at 'More 2 Redlands'.
Cleveland Markets from 'More2Redlands'
Stop two: Sirromet Winery, Carbrook. From here take Finucane Road back to Alexandra Hills and turn left onto Vienna Road. Watch the suburbs fade away into beautiful Australian bushland making your way to a much-enjoyed winery: Sirromet. Past award-winning Lurleen's Restaurant you will be met with pretty sprawling lawns, well-manicured gardens and a quaint stone, cottage building. Here you can choose to indulge in a wine tasting, join a vineyard tour, partake in the Devonshire tea or take a position in the sun to listen to the live music and nibble a Vineyard platter. You are spoilt for choice here and it is easy to wile away any sunny, Sunday afternoon. Sirromet also holds exclusive events featuring both culinary and musical delights, more information can be found at their website.
Sirromet Events from sirromet.com
Stop three: Elysium Lakeside, Victoria Point. Just before sunset travel south down Mount Cotton Road before taking a turn onto Double Jump Road and snake your way towards Victoria Point Lakeside; a shopping complex nestled around a lake. Elysium Lakeside is a swanky wine and tapas bar that is a must-see for Redland locals. On Sunday it offers $10 gourmet pizzas and $9 tapas. Live music can also be found on occasions offering relaxation to an already impressive outlook. On the lake, dotted with water lilies you can watch the jumping fish or listen to the sound of shooting water features. Elysium has a large balcony offering tables, lounges and bar stools. Upon nightfall the lake is decorated with lights making for a magical way to end the weekend. For more Elysium deals go to their website.
Elysium Lakeside elysiumlakeside.com.au
By the end of this Sunday drive you will find yourself relaxed and completely satisfied. It will surely be enough to make you forget about the looming work week.
If you don't have a car, why not rent a car from East Coast Car Rentals Brisbane. If you have any more ideas for places to visit on a Sunday drive in the South East please comment below.