Rafter and Rose is Ipswich’s cutest and arguably best café, tucked away in a tiny historic shop and a picture perfect laneway in the Top of the Town heritage precinct.
Brockhurst Farm offer dog-friendly accommodation in a scenic country farm retreat less than an hour from Brisbane and with superb views over the D’Aguilar ranges.
Sweet Crumbs is a hidden gem of baked delights in West Ashgrove, nestled between the popular food hubs and school districts of leafy inner western Brisbane.
The Stonehouse Retreat is a grand rustic hand-crafted stone lodge perched atop a mountain ridge near Ravensbourne National Park, with jaw-dropping sweeping vistas as far as Brisbane.
The main road in the historic suburb of Woodend is lined with character houses of a bygone era and one quaint little shop front, that of Richy’s.
Lone Pine Riverside Café is a secret gem of a casual riverfront eatery tucked away in Fig Tree Pocket adjacent to the koala sanctuary.
Sassafras was one of Brisbane’s first cafés to serve the ever-popular ‘all day breakfast’ and is still dishing up eggs-three-ways in their leafy converted Paddington weatherboard cottage today.
Schuster Park is top of the league in the dog park stakes – a vast off-leash expanse of interconnected grassy fields and saltwater creek and an on-leash small sandy beach with picnic area, BBQ and playground.
Tiny Paddington café Atticus Finch features a wall papered with To Kill a Mockingbird pages and a custom-built dining deck perfect to enjoy a fine cup of coffee, delicious food and catch-up with friends.
Nana and Da’s is an absolute gem of a friendly neighbourhood café found tucked away in a back street of Kedron
When it comes to dog-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast, Horizons at Peregian is a real find: a beachside holiday resort containing 4 penthouses where (small) pooches* are welcome.
Buddina off leash dog beach comes in 2 sections – Buddina Foreshore Reserve and Buddina Beach proper, both of which are accessed from Pacific Boulevard, which runs along the shoreline.
Lucky canines on the southside don't need to travel too far for a paddle and a play with Colmslie Recreation Reserve (not to be confused with Colmslie Beach Reserve) in Morningside providing both a beach and off-leash dog park.
Pt Cartwright Reserve is not just a must-visit for its spectacular Sunshine Coast views but it also happens to double as the fantastic after hours Buddina dog park.
Brisbane's best alternative to a dog kennel, Houndog, is also Brisbane's most unique and personalized dog day care service.
At the southern tip of Mudjimba, North Shore Off-Leash Dog Beach is arguably the Sunshine Coast’s wildest, most beautiful slice of paradise for dogs.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Join the McGregor crew at their Autumn Retreat 2019 for a splendid weekend of creativity
Brewed & Batched - Queenslander Edition returns to Treasury Brisbane in March
Why are we obsessed with Identity? Join Kenan Malik for a fascinating talk
Opera Queensland opens its 2019 season with A Flowering Tree at QPAC From April 2 to 6
Mystery in the Air revives the Golden Age of radio drama at QUT Gardens Theatre
Regatta Fair is a 3-day festival of food, beer, wine, whisky and live music at Brisbane's iconic Regatta Hotel
Mission Discovery 5-Day Space and STEAM Program is a unique opportunity for kids this school holiday
Don't miss the Regatta Hotel's Good Friday Seafood Buffet this Easter
Cinderella is a heart-felt, funny, fairy tale for grown-ups playing at QPAC from April 26 to May 5