Brisbane is the gateway to Queensland’s natural beauty of pristine coastlines and rugged mountain ranges.
With the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay less than or just over an hour away, it’s easy to continue the love affair with the Queensland outdoor lifestyle.
If you’re spending a few days in Brisbane before or after your event, why not enjoy some of Australia’s best surfing, hiking, swimming, scuba-diving, snorkelling and whale watching.
Download the below guide for more information and uncover what is sitting right on Brisbane’s doorstep.
Moreton Bay & Islands
Overflowing with natural beauty and located just 25km from Brisbane is Moreton Bay, which is home to two of the world’s largest sand islands - Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island.
With the majority of the islands preserved as National parkland they are popular destinations for camping, sand tobogganing, four-wheel driving, recreational fishing and whale watching.
The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s leading tourist destinations with the iconic world famous Surfers Paradise strip attracting millions of visitors each year.
It’s a showcase of magnificent surfing beaches, high-rise skylines, luxury resorts, heart-stopping theme parks, international shopping, a thriving nightlife and dining scene and a rainforest hinterland paradise. A destination as naturally beautiful as it is thrilling and glamorous.
Living up to its name, the Sunshine Coast is where to find relaxing sunny skies almost all year round. From legendary surf meccas and lively coastal holiday hubs to quaint hinterland villages - there is much to do and see.
Take part in adventure activities and explore the freshwater rivers and lakes by kayak, or scuba dive the shipwrecked HMAS Brisbane for a unique aquatic experience.