Visit South-East Queensland: 5 Amazingly, Different Must See Places
To have a truly unique experience when you visit South-East Queensland, you need to head away from the usual tourist spots and visit areas that are local hidden beauties. Nemek, who is a local Queenslander from Brisbane, Australia is the founder of the campervan hire site Camper Champ. He regularly travels in South-East Queensland and recommends that visitors avoid the common tourist traps in favour of the following locations.
When most people visit the Sunshine Coast, they are lured to Mooloolaba. It is a great place to visit and go to the beach, but the city on the beach is often congested with tourists, resorts and expensive restaurants.Instead, it is better to bypass Mooloolaba and head 5 minutes up the road to Alexandra Headlands. It is much quieter and has alot more open space, while still allowing you to take in the beauty of the beach and enjoying the iconic shoreline that the Sunshine Coast has to offer.
The eateries are fairly inexpensive, with a tasty fish and chip shop across the road, as well as a Surfer’s Club that provides buffet lunches from $15 per person.
If you can hire a boat, then it would be a great getaway for a few days. Pack some camping gear and fishing rods and enjoy the clear blue sea. Camp on the beach and enjoy yourself by the camp fire, whilst enjoying the sunrise or sunset. Let the world be your oyster.
Whilst on Moreton Island, you can enjoy the views of the shipwreck, paddle, fish, bodyboard, tube or even go whale watching.
If you have a 4WD or a campervan with 4WD capabilities, then heading over to Bribie Island might be a good bet. The island has a few beach locations, but it gets interesting when you can either take your 4WD offroad or hire a jetski and explore the island on the open water. Definitely an option for the daring thrill seeker.
Beerburrum State Forest
South-East Queensland is known for its abundance of pine trees. You will see plenty in the Beerburrum State forest, which spans for quite a few kilometres. Try to get to the top of Mount Beerburrum to get a panoramic view of the area.
You don’t have to be in Europe to see rolling green hills. You can easily jump in a car and head to Dayboro, which is about 50 minutes drive north of Brisbane. Gaze upon vineyards, mountains, greenery and a hint of Aussie country culture.
South East Queensland is vast, let alone the entire state of Queensland itself. There’s so much to see and do, but it is easy to opt for the usual tourist destinations. If you can, try to camp around those areas to really absorb the entire experience. You won’t regret it!
Nemek, guest author of “Visit South-East Queensland: 5 Amazingly, Different Must See Places”, is the founder of the campervan hire comparison website Camper Champ. He is also an avid traveller and loves the sunshine. When he isn’t working, you can find him in a cafe enjoying his favourite coffee.
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