In this tech-addicted world, one misses personal interaction the most, especially with one’s parents. So spend the day instead planning a day trip with your father around the town of Brisbane.
Falling on a Sunday, you can get attractive discounts & deals on car hire in Brisbane this Father’s Day. Look for a reliable & budget-friendly car rental service online and choose a comfortable ride.
With the transport issue sorted, it’s time to pick the right spots where you can spend some quality time with your father.
1. Relaxing Day in Noosaville
A 2.3 hour drive away from Brisbane Downtown, Noosaville or ‘The Golden Mile’ as the locals call it, is a great place to relax and unwind. The long stretch of golden sand, breathtaking views and calm water along the banks of The Noosa River will make you forget all your worries.
You can explore the gorgeous Noosa River by hopping onto a ferry. Try your hand at kayaking, jet skiing or jet boat ride. To shop and eat, Gympie Terrace and Thomas Street are two popular ‘eat streets’ worth checking out.
Treat your dad to a pontoon boat ride or walk along the Noosaville foreshore. You can also set-up a quiet, non-fussy picnic on the foreshore and enjoy some fish and chips.
2. Wonders of the Rainforest in Springbrook
If you want to escape the city life, then Springbrook with its awe-inspiring rainforests and fresh mountain air is an ideal day trip spot. It takes approximately 1.30-2 hours to reach Springbrook from Brisbane Downtown.
You can park your car at the Gwongorella Picnic Area Car Park and then hike to (4 km circuit walk) the Purling Brook Falls. If your father enjoys long hikes then drive to the Canyon Lookout and walk the 17 km long Warrie Circuit.
Take a walk to the highest lookout point ‘Best of All Lookout’ on Springbrook plateau and pass through cool mists, twisted vines and endless greenery.
To grab a quick-bite, coffee, and tea, visit Puddleducks Café, Dancing Waters Café, or the Scuttlebutt Café Restaurant.
3. Rendezvous with Nature in Mount Tamborine
Adventure sports, art galleries, breweries, wineries, spas and gardens, the list of things you can do in Mount Tamborine is endless. An hour’s drive from Brisbane, Tamborine Mountain is perfect for active travelers who want to make the most of every minute of their day.
Love nature walks? Take your pick from Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk that offers stunning view of Cedar Creek falls, Sandy Creek Circuit that leads to Cameron Falls or Palm Grove Rainforest Circuit where you can meet tall Piccaneen palms and red-necked Pademelons.
After a peaceful walk amid mother nature, enjoy a hot air balloon ride, play mini golf, chill in the Thunderbird Park, and visit the various popular Art Galleries like The Arthur Hamblin Art Gallery & The Art Gallery Studio Retreat.