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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Step after step, hour after hour – climbing a mountain is no easy feat, but when you reach the summit the gain makes the pain all worthwhile.

Chasing adventure but don’t want to travel far? You’ll be surprised and delighted by how many bush walking and hiking trails fall within a 30 minute drive of the city.

Whether you’ve got children to entertain or are a child at heart yourself, discover Brisbane’s wide range of wildlife parks, zoos and animal farms.