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Best 50 Things To Do In Brisbane And Surrounds!


We know how hard it can be to think of things to do in Brisbane that’s not just chilling in the aircon or down at the beach using copious amounts of sunscreen. Pack your bag with plenty of water, don’t forget to slip slop slap and check out our list of things to do.

#1 Lace-up the hiking boots and visit one of the Glasshouse Mountains to get active.

#2 Cool off somewhere without any sand or chlorine! Cedar Creek Falls is an incredible swimming hole, for more info click here.

#3 Stop and smell the flowers at the Kooroomba Lavender Farm just an hour and a half from Brisbane.

#4 Get in touch with your inner Tarzan and swing from the trees at the Treetop Challenge in the Gold Coast Hinterlands.

#5 Load up the car with your beach gear and spend some time out on Moreton Island! If you’ve got a 4WD it’s an excellent drive along the beach to get your own area to chill out!

#6 Hang out at Tangalooma Resort and enjoy some of the activities they offer! Feed wild dolphins, Sand Toboggan, Quad Bike tours and more.  

#7 Become an explorer and see what kind of marine life are swimming by the old Shipwrecks on Moreton Island on a clear bottom kayak.

#8 After enjoying a busy day on Moreton, head over to the “world-famous” Gutter Bar and pig out on their delicious food. 

#9 If you want to hang out with your favourite furry friend head on over to North Stradbroke Island! There’s plenty of fun walks, water to swim and run around in!

#10 Just a couple hours from Brissy are the incredible Queen Mary Falls.

#11 For full 360 views, Mt Coolum is perfect for a sunrise hike! 

#12 Get your fourbie ready! The Scenic Rim Adventure Park is a fantastic place to go offroading in SE QLD.

#13 Pack the floaties, your picnic blankets, and get ready to cool off at Somerset Dam! If you’ve got a boat, it’s a perfect place to try out some tubing or water skiing!

#14 If you’re after a relaxed beachy vibe then Bribie Island is the place to go!

#15 Relax and take the time to slow down in Toowoomba.

#16 Learn how cheese is made at the Maleny Dairies.

#17 Wander down the main street of Montville, visit cute little boutiques and locals favourites such as the Clock Shop and the delicious fudge shop, Fudgyboombahs.

#18 If you’re after a picturesque waterfall, a nice walk through the forest and the ideal picnic spot, head to Kondalilla Falls.

#19 Try some local wines whilst overlooking the rolling hills of the Sunny Coast hinterland at Flamehill winery.

#20 On the way back from your trip make sure you stop at Ricks Garage in Palmwoods for some food!

#21 Crikey! You haven’t visited or lived in Brisbane if you haven’t been to Australia Zoo!

#22 Mt Coot-Tha is the place to visit if you want to see a killer view of the whole city.

#23 After seeing the epic view at Mt Coot-Tha wander around the beautiful Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

#24 Drop a line at the Woody Point Jetty in Redcliffe. 

#25 Take a scenic train trip in the hinterlands on the Mary Valley Rattler.

#26 Learn about the world before at The Abbey Museum of Art.

#27 Cool off with delicious ice cream on the beach at Burleigh Heads.

#28 Experience the taste of fresh seafood at The Wharf Mooloolaba.

#29 Explore Byron Bay region. For the ultimate guide of Byron bay click here.

#30 Shop the beachy boutiques along Peregian Beach.

#31 Fish for some flathead on the Rockwall at Currumbin Beach.

#32 Cuddle a koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

#33 Support some local business at one of the many markets in Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

#34 Nothing more Australian than sinking a few tinnies at your fave Local breweries some of Campr team’s favourites include Heads Of Noosa, Balter Brewing in Currumbin, and Black Hops at Burleigh Heads.

#35 Enjoy a tasty lunch on the water at one of the local Surf Clubs along the coastline.

#36 You can visit the Great Barrier Reef for the day, thanks to the guys at Lady Elliot Island. Full information here.

#37 See an early morning sunrise whilst enjoying the view in a hot air balloon.

#38 Explore the Gold Coast waterways on a Jetski Safari.

#39 Learn about life in Aus years and years ago at Jellurgal Aboriginal Culture Centre.

#40 South East QLD has an abundance of surf schools, beaches and instructors!

#41 Walk the 1km Natural Bridge circuit and explore an ancient rainforest at Springbrook National park.

#42 Pretend you’re in Venice and chill out in a Gondola along Pumicestone Passage.

#43 Play some adventure mini-golf, outdoor laser skirmish and go fossicking at Thunderbird Park.

#44 Get a taste for one of the best spiced at the Ginger Factory!

#45 Riding through a field is so old school, go horse riding on the beach at Equathon.

#46 Visit the original Betty’s Burgers in Noosa Heads, whilst you’re there check out the beach!

#47 Pitch a tent and enjoy camping at Bluff Creek in Kenilworth.

#48 Pamper yourself and go glamping at one of our Top 5 Glamping Spots!

#49 Load up the Caravan and visit these caravan parks on the Sunny Coast.

#50 Pack your bags with the summer essentials and head out to Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park.