Spring in Brisbane has definitely sprung which means summer is just around the corner. We couldn’t be more excited for longer days, tanning sessions and all-round holiday vibes. We’ve sourced all the best spots for you to hit-up on your days off so you can make this summer your best one yet.

1. Kingscliff

Nothing says summer quite like heading down the coast and spending the day by the water. Kingscliff is about a 2 hour drive from Brisbane and is worth every minute – the holiday atmosphere is next level and is generally surpassed by tourists who often head straight for Byron Bay. Don’t forget your inflatable flamingo float (definitely not just for documenting on Insta) or a paddle board so you can take advantage of the stunning calm waters that are difficult to come by.

 

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2. Mount Warning

This one’s for all those crazy enthusiastic morning people out there. If this is the year you’re finally game enough to tackle this mountain, you need to be committed. The best views are always at sunrise which means you’ll need to start hiking at around 4am if you want to be the early bird and catch the worm. Definitely not for the faint-hearted but the views of the vast hinterland from above are undeniably breathtaking. If you can convince your friends, go in a group and make some amazing summer memories!

 

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3. Tangalooma

The stunning island of Tangalooma can definitely be tackled in a one-day trip from Brissy. Hop on board the ferry from Holt Street Wharf at 7 or 10am and head back at 4pm. This will give you all the time you need for tobogganing on the sweeping sand dunes, snorkelling, feeding the local dolphins, quad biking or even segwaying. Definitely our idea of a summer well spent.

 

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4. Fingal Head

Fingal Head is one of the lesser-known spots along the New South Wales coastline and is usually not as crowded as the trendy hotspots such as Byron Bay and Tallebudgera. Pack your biggest beach hat and a good book and park yourself on the sand for a day of pure relaxation and bliss.

 

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5. Eumundi Markets

If you’ve got any blank Saturdays or Wednesdays in your schedule this month, definitely pencil in a trip to the Eumundi Markets on the Sunshine Coast. With hundreds of unique local stalls selling artisan craft, fashion and food, plan for at least a few hours of wandering the winding lanes of the market and getting side-tracked by all the weird and wonderful Eumundi has to offer. On your way home, swing by Noosa Heads for a stroll along the beach and a drink on trendy Hastings Street.

 

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