When you live in a place like sunny Queensland, there is really no reason to stray far from home for a vacation when there is so much to see and do right here in our neck of the woods. From camping trips to wine getaways and even thrilling road trips, there’s so much to discover right here in our backyard that you’ll want nothing more than to spend your vacation close to home. Here are our top picks for the most exciting and memorable Brisbane staycations.
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve | Maleny
You don’t need to head out of town to cool off on a hot day and rejuvenate yourself. Just load up the car, hit the road and you can splish and splash the whole afternoon in a subtropical rainforest waterfall. Offering breathtaking views across the Glass House Mountains National Landscape, the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve in Maleny is a particularly popular choice for this.
Boat Pool | South Bank
A Queensland staycation wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a waterpark. One of our favourite places to go for a swim is Boat Pool at the South Bank, Brisbane. Head down to the Boat Pool on any given day and you’ll see people of all ages splashing around in the cool, blue water and lapping up some of Queensland’s famous sunshine.
Witches Falls Winery | Tamborine Mountain
You don’t need to head to Napa, Sonoma or even Adelaide for a wine vacation. Just head to the Gold Coast Hinterland and you have yourself a local wine staycation right here in Queensland. Located on Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland, we love Witches Falls Winery, where visitors have the opportunity to explore the extensive wine range in a gorgeous mountain vineyard setting.
Witta Circle | Noosa Heads
If you’re looking for a spectacular holiday home in one of the most desirable locations on the Sunshine Coast, Witta Circle is it. Situated on a residential island right behind the vibrant Hastings Street and only a short walk from Noosa Main Beach, this location offers the ultimate Noosa experience with holiday activities to boot. You can head to the beach, check out the amazing Eumundi Markets or take a hike through Noosa’s national park – there really is something for everyone at Witta Circle.
Ovolo Hotel | Spring Hill
If you are looking for style, sophistication and elegance right in the heart of the CBD, a staycation at the Ovolo hotel will make your heart flutter! Located in Wickham Terrace, Brisbane CBD, the eclectic building was once a private medical practice that was transformed, and it now stands out for its unique rock n roll design. Definitely a must for any hotel enthusiasts who don’t mind going off the beaten track while on holiday.
Are you ready to load up the car and head out on a Queensland staycation, but don’t want to leave your beloved furry friends behind? We understand. That is why at Samford Pet Resort, we make sure your pets enjoy luxury accommodation and the very best care, so they can enjoy their holiday too. Contact us today to talk about how we can give your pet the ultimate vacation experience!
Do you live over the northside of Brisbane? Check out our sister pet resort, Northshore Pet Resort.