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Favorite weekend getaway from Brisbane?

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So a long weekend is here. Which place comes to your mind first? Pack your bags, load the car, buckle the kids and you are off.... where?

Gold coast

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No guessing there. It has to be The Gold Coast.
For the party or for active families head to the Gold Coast.

For a relaxing time go to the Sunshine Coast.

To end up very drunk go to Mt Tamborine where there are wineries, breweries and distilleries.

Of course it is easy to go on an island escape. North Stradbroke is easy to get to and has great beaches. On the other hand you can head up to Fraser or Moreton for a bit of adventure.
Noosa is a family favorite - great beaches, and great food and it's only an hour and a half north of Brisbane.
by Lucy
Brisbane is surrounded by wonderful getaways to the north, south, east and west. If you live in or near Brisbane you are indeed lucky.

To the east we have Moreton Bay and the Redcliffe Peninsula just a short drive from Brisbane city.

West, we have the Samford Valley, and beyond which are Mt. Glorious and Mt. Nebo. Glorious is an appropriate name. Both mountains have spectacular views and tropical rain forrests which are really worth exploring.

North of Brisbane we find the Glasshouse Mountains, Bribie Island, Australia Zoo and a little further Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast.

South of Brisbane most people immediately think of our famous Gold Coast which will be the site of the Commonwealth Games in a couple of years. But, if we travel east of the Gold Coast or directly south from Brisbane we have the fabulous Gold Coast hinterland and Lamington National Park. Check out "The Lost World", "Binna Burra Lodge", "O'Reillys" or closer to Brisbane, "Mt. Tamborine".

At Mt. Tamborine there are numerous rainf forrest walks, I particularly like the National Park at North Tamborine and Cedar Creek Falls. There are numerous road-side stalls where you can buy fresh rhubarb, avocadoes and other produce. Several wineries on the mountain have tours, or if you are into adventure sports such as hang gliding, it is all there for you. The picture I have uploaded is a collage of a cottage at the Mt. Tamborine Historical Village.
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