Toowong

Toowong is a very popular, well known Brisbane suburb located five minutes drive west of the Brisbane city centre. The suburb is nestled between mighty Mount Coot-tha and the north bank of the meandering Brisbane River. From the banks of the river beautiful views of the city skyline can be enjoyed.

A cosmopolitan and multicultural part of the city, Toowong still enjoys the kind of friendly, relaxed ambience Queensland is famous for.

Located within Toowong are two of Brisbane's most famous, heritage-listed hotels - the Regatta Hotel and the Royal Exchange Hotel These hotels have been beautifully restored and, along with several others establishments, offer superb dining and wonderful views of the river.

Toowong is a great spot to indulge in a little retail therapy. A large shopping complex in the heart of town offers everything from specialty stores to supermarkets. Nearby shopping precincts offer more variety and interest, with a wide range of gift shops, homewares and designer boutiques.

Every day tastebuds are tantalised at Toowong's lively cafes, sushi bars, bistros, hotels and top notch restaurants.

On the western outskirts of Toowong, at the foot of Mount Coot-tha, are the beautiful Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. This huge garden contains over 5,000 plant species from around the world and offers a number of delightful walking trails with spectacular views. On the Aboriginal art trail you will find fascinating tree carvings and rock paintings. Families will enjoy the astronomy programs offered at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium located within the Gardens.

Accommodation options in Toowong include apartments in riverside high-rises that take advantage of the city views. villas, studio apartments and holiday rentals are also available.

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Boondall Wetlands Reserve

Boondall, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Boondall Wetlands lies on the edge of Moreton Bay between Nudgee Beach, Boondall and Shorncliffe and includes more than 1,000 hectares of tidal flats, mangroves, saltmarshes, melaleuca wetlands, grasslands, open forests and woodlands.

Springbrook

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
If the Gold Coast hinterland was home to a supermodel it would most certainly be Springbrook with its Antarctic beech trees, native wildlife and luscious lookouts. After all, where else can you find a place named The Best of All Lookouts?

Wondai

Wondai, South Burnett Area
Wondai is the ideal place from which to explore local art and craft, museums and Lake Boondooma. Between the towns of Murgon and Kingaroy, Wondai features cattle and grain growing country as well as grasslands interspersed with eucalypt forests.

Doonan

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Karumba

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
Situated on the mouth of the Norman River, Karumba is already well known as a recreational fishing mecca and birdwatchers paradise. Today however, being so accessible, Karumba is fast becoming a must do destination for travellers looking for an experience with a difference.

Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains, Sunshine Coast Area
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Mount Whitfield Conservation Park

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
The rainforest-clad slopes of the Whitfield Range form a dramatic backdrop to Cairns, offering bushwalking opportunities close to the city. Walking tracks through Mount Whitfield Conservation Park climb through shady rainforest gullies and dry open forest and grasslands with cycads to the top of Mount Lumley Hill.

Muckadilla

Muckadilla, Maranoa Area
Travel some 40 kilometres west of Roma, along the Warrego Highway and discover the whistlestop town of Muckadilla, or 'Mucka' as the locals call it. Once home to the famous Muckadilla Baths, this town may lack the bustle of bigger towns, but not the hospitality.

Mt Hypipamee Crater and Dinner Falls

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Free Entry
The Hypipamee crater is referred to as a volcanic pipe. The pipe was opened upward through surface rocks by gas produced from molten rock below and as a result of tremendous pressure, the vent exploded sending volcanic bombs far across the landscape.

Peak Range Lookout - Capella

Capella, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
The distinctive Peak Range, a succession of gigantic conical and dome topped mountains north of Capella, is a photographer's delight. Discover the grandeur of the Peaks up close on a self drive tour, or while sampling country hospitality.
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