Nature & Wildlife

Brisbane always feels like a green city. Right in the heart of Brisbane 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.


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.

Whether you’re after a surf beach, dog beach or quiet spot to lie a towel in the sun – read on to discover Brisbane’s closest beaches.

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.


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.

Feel like getting up and at it to kick-start the weekend – but just for a morning? Get out and about with this list of shorter, under three-hour hikes to re-energise with.

Calling all wanna-be hikers. Want to switch off from your 21st century life and learn to appreciate nature in its purest form? Sure you do.

Brisbane has more than its fair share of beautiful vantage points and lookouts near the CBD and a little further afield.

Walk on the wild side of the Brisbane region, from the mountains to the beaches, with these eco tours.

The Brisbane region is teeming with cascading waterfalls, expansive lakes and trickling waterholes. Discover your next adventure.

Wondering what there is to do on Moreton? Discover the magic of Brisbane's closest island with these 35 activities.

Relax, kick, run, jump, walk, shoot, cook, laugh, fish and photograph at one of Brisbane’s many local parks and reserves.

In the wild or being pampered in tourist parks, below is a list of six spots to see or snuggle with Australia’s favourite cuddly marsupial in Brisbane.