Nature & Wildlife

Couple enjoy a walk in the rainforest

Blessed with parks and pristine natural places, Brisbane always feels like a green city. Right in the heart of The City is Roma Street Parkland and the City Botanic Gardens. Then there’s the extensive South Bank Parklands – with its famous beach, free barbecues, riverside dining and cultural precinct. Just 10 minutes out of Brisbane City you’ll discover the bush trails of Mt Coot-tha. It’s easy to spend a day on nearby Moreton Bay, home to some of the world’s largest sand islands, or to escape to the heritage-listed forests of the Scenic Rim.

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On North Stradbroke Island, Blue Lake National Park protects coastal wallum and a freshwater lake of special significance to the local Aboriginal people, the Quandamooka.

Just one hour's drive from Brisbane, Lake Maroon is ideal for camping, sailing, fishing, water skiing, parasailing and paddle boating.

Whether your little one likes to climb into sprawling trees, swim and splash about or play hide and seek in imaginatively designed cubby houses, Brisbane's many parks have something for everyone.