Explore the Moreton Bay Region with our 32 Days of Summer Adventure Guide to see you through the summer. In this PART 1 Adventure Guide we kick you off one Christmas Day with a classic Aussie BBQ experience!
Head down to the water for an ocean or lakeside BBQ in true holiday tradition. For added fun hire your very own BBQ boat from Bribie Island Boat Charters.
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Find an animal encounter the kids will love.
Bring your little ones to White Ridge Farm in Elimbah, for an opportunity to visit and interact with friendly and sweet-natured animals, including Gypsy the Camel, every Wednesday and Sunday from 9am - 3pm.
Trevena Glen Farm provides a safe, fun, and loving environment to all who visit. This farm has been an iconic place within the Moreton Bay Region for over 30 years. Open Farm Days are held monthly on the first Saturday or you can hire the farm for a special occasion.
Kumbartcho Sanctuary is home to a variety of gorgeous native animals including koalas, frogs, snakes, turtles, and possums. The Sanctuary located in Eatons Hills is open 7 days and free to enter.
Dayboro Cottages and Llama Walks offer guided llama walks and llama feeding experiences.
Go off road, wind down the windows and 4WD your worries away on Bribie Island's sandy eastern beaches. Why not pitch a tent and stay awhile at Ocean Beach camping area?
Make sure you sort out your vehicle permit or camping permit before you hit the beach. Or get someone else to do the driving for you and book a tour with G'day Adventure Tours.
Bring in the new year at Woodford Folk Festival - the regions's biggest and most whimsical bohemian party!
Woodford Folk Festival is an eclectic annual six-day event held from 27th December to 1st January and it’s a Queensland institution. The festival embraces the diversity of world culture with over a thousand performances across the week by local, national and international artists. Woodford celebrates music, dance, theatre, comedy, arts and education, from political lectures to kids’ drumming workshops and everything in between.
There's nothing like catching the sunrise, especially on the first day of the new year. Jollys Lookout, Mt Nebo, is the perfect spot to herald in the dawn, while taking time-out for some quiet reflection to inspire new resolutions.
Etched into the granite gullies of Mount Mee is Rocky Hole. Voted as one of the top attractions to visit near Brisbane, the stunning swimming hole is easily accessed by a walking track and stairs that descend onto boulders that surround the main swimming hole. Home not only to an adorable waterfall, but also a timber swing, only accessible by those brave enough to swim across.
This beautiful natural swimming hole is only accessible by 4WD, making it a great spot to get back to nature.
Head over to Moreton Island and experience Tangalooma Island Resort.
Whether you want to feed wild dolphins and snorkel Tangalooma wrecks, stay awhile or have a memorable Moreton Island day trip – adventure awaits at Tangalooma Island Resort. Tangalooma Island Resort is just a 75-minute catamaran cruise from Brisbane. The resort is the perfect family holiday destination for guests seeking an understated yet unique adventure, educational or nature-based experience – right on Brisbane’s doorstep on the incredible Moreton Island.
Take your furry family member to run free at one of the many off-leash dog beaches in our region such as Deception Bay Dog Beach or Red Beach on Bribie Island.
Picnic with a view at your favourite vantage point. We love Mt Mee Lookout for unbeatable views of the Glass House Mountains. Why not make a day of it? Plan your Hinterland Day trip itinerary.
Make a visit to the Old Petrie Town Markets held every Sunday and wander through one of the oldest hand-made markets in Australia.
Make sure to visit the old Moreton Bay Figs and tour the heritage buildings throughout Old Petrie Town before you leave.
Take the young ones for a history lesson at Caboolture Historical Village. With loads of interactive displays and a miniature steam train running twice a day there’s no chance of kids getting bored.
Tempt your palate with Ocean View Estates' Vine and Bine Tasting menu, or try the daily Winery and Brewery Tour for just $5. This time of year the grapes are just starting to grow.
Looking for more local adventures? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth on knowledge about things to do and see in the Moreton Bay Region.