Weekends away from Brisbane

Are you itching to get away, but find you just don’t have the time? Something affordable but still of quality? If you find yourself nodding, keep reading as we have the solution for you.

A weekend away is a great option for those wanting a holiday without all the stresses of planning that come with it.

We’ve listed our favourite locations a short drive from Brisbane to help get you started.

Check them out here:

Bestbrook Mountain

Only an hour and a half away- Bestbrook Mountain is a great hinterland escape. The Bestbrook farmland resort is a great opportunity to get out of the city and enjoy country living.

Horse riding, cow milking, whip cracking and butter making are just a few of the activities the resort offers.

Campers can opt to stay in a rustic country cabin or pitch a tent along the farmlands.

Being a family-owned resort, it provides an authentic approach to country life and is a great weekend away.


Only two hours from Brisbane- Noosa is the dream coastal getaway.

Hastings St, which lies just across the road from the beach, is lined with restaurants and shops that will entertain for hours.

Not only that, but there are hundreds of varying accommodations to suit any budget.


A small regional town just an hour and a half’s drive from Brisbane, Toowoomba has great community spirit.

Known for it’s famous gardens and flower festivities, Toowoomba is a quiet town that’s perfect for a weekend escape.

Tourists can take a trip to the museum or take a horse-drawn carriage and unwind from city life.

Burleigh Heads

The gem of the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads is a quiet move away from the bustle of Surfers Paradise.

Not only is it just an hours drive from Brisbane but it’s also an easy, stress-free commute.

Take a stroll down to the white, sandy coast then dine and one of the many restaurants Burleigh Heads offers.

Hervey Bay

Home of whale watching, Hervey Bay is not one to scratch off the list.

Whilst it’s a decent 3 hour drive, Hervey Bay provides a regional coastal vibe for the ultimate wind-down holiday.

Tourists can take a stroll along the esplanade and view the gorgeous coastline of the Wide Bay.

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