Tourism Queensland has added a new video to their YouTube channel showing some of the beautiful outdoor areas of the Sunshine Coast. The video covers places where you can go walking and paddling.
It features one of my favourite, still undiscovered sites, Bribie Island. It’s a great place to visit for beautiful waterside walks, paddling, boating, fishing and it’s a mecca for bird watchers.
Pumicestone Passage, which separates the island from the mainland has sheltered waters, and the beaches on this side of the island are great for little kids because there are no waves. Most times we’ve been there, dolphins have come right into shore.
Our Sunshine Coast walks book details two walks on Bribie Island. The path on the surfside takes you to an historic WWII site via parklands and the beach. The other, which follows the parkside paths along Pumicestone Passage is also good for bikes, or children in strollers or on scooters. If you time it right, you can finish as the sun sets behind the Glasshouse Mountains.
Bribie Island can be reached via a road bridge and is about an hour’s drive north of Brisbane.
I just managed to get a copy of the book, at QBD downstairs in the Myer Centre on Queen Street. Yes we’ve visited most of the places you mentioned on the South Bank. We’re hoping to go to the City Botanical Gardens and hire bicycles this weekend if the weather is fine. We’ve already been to the Mount Coot-Tha ones.
A recent place we visited was the Chung Tian Buddist Temple in Underwood/ Priestdale, well worth a visit if you’ve never been.
As a new arrival in Brisbane from overseas I have found your website invaluable in suggesting new places to visit. I will buy the book with the 33 short walks. With a young daughter it isn’t always easy to travel too far from the city and walk too far.
Hi Neil – Welcome to Brisbane.
It’s a great place to live and I hope you’re settling in. Have you visited the Museum, Science Centre, Art Gallery and State Library in the South Bank Cultural Precinct? They’re great places for children and free (although the Sciencentre has a small admission charge). Nearby South Bank Parklands has some new children’s playgrounds with some very cool, new designs incorporating lights and mirrors.
If you can’t get to a bookshop for the walking book, try http://www.travelandoutdoor.com.au which is the publisher’s website and search on “Brisbane”.