Brisbane doesn't suffer the cold, dark, bleak winters but you don't need an excuse to escape the city when these 5 answers are so glorious.
Tour the wineries, delving into the Cedar Creek Winery caves on a guided tour, surrounded by thousands of glow worms.
Stroll Long Road gallery walk to shop the local artisan creations, including chocolate, home brew, fudge, and crafts.
Take the kids to Thunderbird Park to dig for thunderegg mines. Bigger kids can zip down the dozens of flying fox challenges or catch the wind on a hang glider.
Return in October for the Halloween Scarecrow Festival.
Brave any winter chill for a refreshing swim at Gardners Falls.
On the southern edge of the ranges, visit the Irwin family's Australia Zoo.
Setup in the heart of the Belt at Stanthorpe as they celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2022. The town is popular for wine tasting and pick your own fruit from family-owned orchards.
Sample apple pie and ciders on a tour of Suttons Juice Factory and Cidery.
Book a guided tour of the Mary Poppins House, the famous home of the author of the classic story about a flying nanny, in 61 Herbert St, Allora, just a short detour on the way to Stanthorpe.
Tour the Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre at 4 Alice St, Warwick, also on the way to Stanthorpe, just off the New England Hwy.
Visit Darling Downs Zoo for the only African and White Lions in Queensland, giant tortoises, the endangered Sumatran Tiger, and a massive herd of zebras.
On August 20-21, 2022, the Historic Leyburn Sprints features vintage caravans, sprint races, and Show n' Shine.
Survey the region from up high as you skydive from 15,000 feet. The ocean waves will drown out your exciting screaming as you fall and fall and fall until the parachute opens and you float peacefully back to earth.
Scuba dive at Mooloolaba, swimming through the Ex-HMAS Brisbane shipwreck and sharing the ocean with the fish along the artificial reef.
Glass House Mountains
Glamp (luxury camping) in a restored train carriage. The Victoria-era train carriage was one of only a handful to be built in the 1880s and carefully restored and refurbished for a unique accommodation experience.
Enter the land of nod in style in this private caboose with a fully equipped kitchen/living area, aircon, and a private deck overlooking the coffee orchard as you sip your own fresh brew.
The Ecolodge also hosts guests in a restored 125 year old timber country Queensland church and a lovingly restored 60 year old Queenslander train carriage.
Dine at nearby cafes and restaurants or in the train's dining car.
Hike around or up the 11 peaks, visiting quaint towns, manicured gardens, and vast nature reserves. Grab the guidebooks for the Bush Tucker Walk to spot the native bush foods and nuts available in the rainforest or sample the fruits and nuts on the Orchard Walk.
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