Top 10 Activities For Families In Brisbane

Beach Bikes-bike hire Gold Coast

Bike Hire from Beach Bikes-bike hire Gold Coast, Spend the perfect day riding with your family from Coolangatta to Surfers Paradise. They offer hire 7 days per week and will even drop the bikes to you for an excellent early start from 6am. All bikes are serviced and well maintained, all you need to do is call and request what sort of bikes you are after and they will bring a selection for you to choose from. Free drop off and pick up to Broadbeach, Burleigh, Coolangatta, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Southport and Sanctuary Cove.

Phone 0490 486 383 to organise a day of bike riding on a nice Gold coast weather day.

Currumbin Bird Sanctuary

Twice a day at the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary they do bird feeding, It is free to watch all you have to do is enter via the souvenir shop and make a donation. Then you will witness hundreds of rainbow lorikeets flocking down toward you from the surrounding trees to get a lick at the sweet honey nectar that is being offered to them. Holding your hands out with the bowl of snacks they will climb up your arms and legs and get comfy with a seat on your head whilst drinking and feasting on a nice morning or afternoon snack. It will definitely be worth the hour visit to Currumbin so you and the kids can see these beautiful birds with all their beautiful colours.

Hike in the Hinterlands

Gold Coast Hinterlands is a short 30 minute drive from the gold coast beaches. You will go from the beautiful sandy beaches to beautiful green farmland and rainforest reserves.

Lamington national park has the O’Reilly’s Tree top walk that allows you to walk through the canopies of the trees. Free of charge and parental guidance with young children.

Tamborine Mountain has a glow worm cave located at cedar creek estate. The caves are open daily from 10am – 4pm and you will need to book this one 07 55451 666

Hinze Dam has a huge catchment area of 207 square kilometres and is popular amongst walkers, horse riders, cyclists and fisherman in their fishing boats. There are picnic areas, BBQs and playgrounds nearby for you to relax and enjoy the green scenery.

Riverlife Adventure Centre- Brisbane City

Spending the day along the Southbank of the Brisbane River is a must when heading to Brisbane. Riverlife Adventure Centre have created some exciting things to do along the river so you can take in all the beautiful views and surroundings in the city. From kayaking the river through the day or at night with a bbq or some prawns if you want to take your time and enjoy some freshly cooked food. Rock Climbing at Kangaroo Point guided by professional instructor’s, beginners are most welcome. Stand up paddle boarding which is the newest way to enjoy the water without getting too wet if you can master the skill and stay upright. Or you might fancy some abseiling at Kangaroo point also with professional guides that will talk you through the safety briefing and equipment and help abseil down the rock face enjoying the gorgeous view of Brisbane city at its best.

Mount Cootha

A beautiful lookout to head to and see the whole of Brisbane city and beyond into the mountains. Whether you go there for the morning sunrise or evening sunset, the view is spectacular and will be one of the highlights of your visit in Brisbane. There is a Restaurant where you can wine and dine while watching the sunset, or you can do a morning hike and hang around for breakfast at the café. There are lots of short walking tracks that you can spend some time exploring or you can relax have a picnic, enjoy the view and check out the souvenir shop before heading down the bottom to the botanic gardens.

Australia Zoo

The iconic Australia Zoo run by the Irwin’s and all their Wildlife Warriors with plenty of things to do to fill in your day. Bring your hat and sunscreen, some water and even a rain poncho. You can bring your food and have a picnic in the beautiful surroundings, but there are also plenty of options in the feeding frenzy food court. With lots to see some suggested highlights would be the Shows from Tortoises to Crocs and the Wildlife Warriors showing off an impressive show with Snakes, birds and saltwater crocodiles. Croc School is learning all about Steve’s research and his passion for those amazing creatures. Australia Zoo wildlife hospital where you will see the team in action helping to save the injured wildlife. The tiger temple, go and see the Sumatran tigers in action or you might want to meet some of their roving wildlife that they have wandering around the zoo like baby alligators, cockatoos and wombats. With so much to learn it’s worth staying a few days and taking advantage of their family multipass so you can take your time to learn and explore.

Big Kart Track

All day fun at the big kart track, open Sunday – Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday and Saturday open 9am-10pm also 9am -10pm in school holidays.Steve Irwin Way Landsborough. The phone number for bookings 07 54941613.

Kids can ride on the kids track from the age of 7 years old the track is 50meters long and round. 10 minute rides for $20 and there are double carts if parents want to join in and ride with the kids too. There is a café, viewing deck and BBQ facilities for you to have a nice afternoon out with some lunch and entertainment at the same time watching the karts race each other.

Glass House Mountains

A Beautiful national park that has the most beautiful scenery, once you have hiked to the top of those big mountains and take it all in. Make sure you bring a hat, some sunscreen and a bottle of water.

There are several different walks that you can do to get to those stunning views.

  • The Trachyte Circuit which you should allow 2-3 hours for.  For the people who love walking/hiking
  • Wild horse Mountains track allow 1 hour. any level fitness
  • Mount Beerburrum track allow 1 hour. some steep inclines but any level fitness
  • Mount Ngungun track allow 2 hours. Care to be taken at top of lookout on rocks
  • Mount Tibrogargan circuit allow 1.5 hours and Mount Tibrogargan summit 3-4 hours in daylight only. High level

This is a great way to spend some time with the family exploring nature at its best without spending lots of dollars to do it.

Sunny Coast Beaches

A day at the beach is a must for the Sunshine Coast, with the two most well-known and popular being Noosa and Mooloolaba. There is an array of beaches to visit along the sunshine coast that are not as busy as the main ones, Such as:

  • Marcus Beach
  • Maroochydore
  • Kings Beach
  • Peregian Beach
  • Alexandra Headland
  • Moffat Beach
  • Bulcock Beach
  • Golden Beach
  • Marcoola Beach
  • Sunshine Beach
  • Tea Tree Bay
  • Coolum Beach

Find the beach closest to where you want to go and enjoy a day in the waves.

Harvey Bay

Harvey Bay is a coastal city in southern Queensland and widely known for the place to site the humpback whales during migration season it’s also the hub for tours to Fraser Island and has the most beautiful beaches and calm swimming water.

A great place to stop to take advantage of their many tours.

Guided fishing tours off the Fraser Coast, whale watching tours during whale season July to November, Fraser Island tour, Fraser Island 4WD tour, Horseback riding tours on a homestead and jet ski tours.

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