Sommerville Valley Tourist Park is a welcome addition to the Stanthorpe scene and offers accommodation and a range of water activities for all budgets and tastes.
Hosanna Farmstay is a quiet 100 acre property in the Tweed Hinterland which provides the perfect environment to escape the stress of life in the city.
CBR Equine Cottage is a peaceful dog friendly get-away nestled into one of the many rolling green hills in the Amamoor area, inland of Noosa
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 residential 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.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

So Frenchy So Chic returns to Brisbane Powerhouse with French chanteuse Clara Luciani
Sweet Charity, the much-loved musical comedy will be at Brisbane Powerhouse from Jan 24
The soulful Songs & Times of Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come makes its Australian premiere
Spend an Evening with NIGELLA LAWSON when she comes to Brisbane direct from London's West End
Get set for an unforgettable night of guitar mastery
NICKELBACK are bringing their massive Feed The Machine to Brisbane this summer
British crime queen Lynda La Plante is coming to Brisbane for one night
Tom Gleeson, one of Australia’s favourite comedians is bringinn Joy to Brisbane