If you’ve recently booked motels in Brisbane, we’re sure that you’re looking for some things to do during your stay. The great thing about Brisbane is that there are plenty of more natural attractions in the area, which is great if you’re the kind of person who likes to explore the great outdoors. In the list below, we’ve covered some of our favourite things to see and do:
Head to the Banks Street Reserve where you can explore more than 30 hectares of bushland without having to leave Brisbane! Other top spots include Bellthorpe National Park, Benarkin State Forest Park, Blue Lake National Park, Bribie Island Recreation Area, Bunyaville Conservation Park, Castle Hill Blackstone Reserve or the Eagleby Wetlands.
If you like your nature less wild and untamed, Brisbane also has plenty of parks and gardens to explore. Some of the best include City Botanic Gardens, Emma Miller Park, Toohey Forest, Rocks Riverside Park, Kidspace, Eden Gardens, Tuckeroo Park, Mowbray Park, New Farm Park, Captain Burke Park, Musgrave Park and Northshore Riverside Park.
Did you know that you can get up close and personal with some of our nation’s favourite native animals whilst staying at motels in Brisbane? We highly recommend the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Australia Zoo (home of the Crocodile Hunter). There are also plenty of wetlands and reserves to explore, which are home to native birdlife.
Being located on the coast means that Brisbane is home to a number of beaches that are just begging to be enjoyed. From sunbathing and swimming to other water sports (such as surfing and jet skiing), there is plenty to do. Many people like heading to Bribie Island and Woorim Beach, which is family friendly with flat sand and small waves.
Another advantage of being right on the coast is that there are plenty of sites to explore if you want to try your hand at scuba diving. Some of the more popular sites include the Aarhus Dive Site off Moreton Island, the Cementco Dive Site in Moreton Bay, the Cherubs Cave Dive Site off Moreton Island, and the Curtain Artificial Reef Dive Site.
Another water-based pastime, if you happen to be in Brisbane at the right time of year we highly recommend giving whale watching a go. You can join a tour that takes you out on the water or you can head to Stradbroke or Moreton Islands if you’d prefer to stay on land. Please note that humpback whales can only be seen from June to November.
There are so many natural attractions surrounding the city that you might need to extend your stay at motels in Brisbane to see them all! Whether you’re travelling with your significant other, friends or the kids, there are plenty of ways for you to explore the beauty of this country for yourself. We look forward to seeing you in sunny Brisbane sometime in the near future!