It’s time to dust off your thongs, venture outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Spring is a delightful time of year in Brisbane with lots of sunshine and plenty of outdoor activities to do in the months from September to November. We take a look at what’s on offer.
Spring Scenic Drives
Pack up the car or 4WD this weekend and explore surrounding Brisbane by heading out on the highway, these scenic drives in the vicinity are sure to please.
Moreton Bay: Just 30 minutes north of Brisbane, the Moreton Bay area offers a refreshing mix of countryside and coast for your drive, with spectacular mountain scenery and sea views to brush off the cobwebs.
Lamington National Park: A tranquil World Heritage-listed park with wineries, bush walking, fresh air and a rainforest retreat called O’Reillys, the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hard week.
Tamborine Mountain: A picturesque area with several drives to choose from. Main Western Road is a popular drive that offers many vantage points to pull over and admire the views of the valley along the way.
It’s difficult to stay inside when it’s a sunny day in Brisbane, so there’s nothing better than getting a dose of vitamin D on a picnic with friends and family (don’t forget the sunscreen, though!). Here are some top inner city spots to lay your blanket and perch your deck chair.
River Quay Green: One of Brisbane’s only licensed parks, River Quay Green in South Bank is an inviting green grassy spot right next to the river and has uninterrupted views of the city skyline. It’s ideal if you don’t want to travel out of the city for a relaxing time with your mates.
Kangaroo Point Cliffs: Five minutes up the river from River Quay Green, Kangaroo Point is a popular place for a picnic and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. It offers a number of activities too if you’re feeling energetic such as cycling, walking tracks and abseiling.
New Farm Park: If it’s a hot day then the shady green expanse of New Farm Park is the ideal place to cool off. New Farm Park can be reached by car or ferry and offers walking trails and a river cycling track. The Brisbane Powerhouse is situated right next to it, and hosts weekend markets, live arts and a moonlit cinema.
If cycling is your thing, then spring is the best time to get on your bike as there are lots of bike paths in the Brisbane area to enjoy.
Boondall Wetlands Trail: Around 25 minutes north of Brisbane, Boondall Wetlands Reserve is an extensive coastal park with bike trails that traverse tidal flats, grasslands and woodlands.
Toohey Forest: Situated next to Griffith University in South Brisbane, Toohey Forest offers scenic bike rides, picnic spots and the Mt Gravatt Lookout for panoramic views of Brisbane.
Centenary Bikeway: A popular 20 km commuter track during the week, Centenary Bikeway is also great for a weekend ride. You can start in either Toowong or Forest Lake and the pathway is smooth and off-road.
For more outdoor activities to do in Brisbane in spring, check out Visit Brisbane.