Here's a relaxing old-fashioned holiday that won't break the bank - and it's just a short ferry trip away.
King Arthur is a sunlit two-story cafe found in a World War II army hangar on a side street in the Valley serving well-brewed Coffee Supreme alongside a simple yet inspired menu.
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 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.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

The Humours of Bandon is a heart-felt, funny coming of age story
For the ultimate career inspiration and advice, head to the Careers and Employment Expo
LEGO® fans won't want to miss this mega weekend of mind-blowing displays
Southern Downs Harvest is a delicious Autumn luncheon held in an historic homestead in Killarney
KIRIN Stakes Day returns to historic Eagle Farm Racecourse for a thrilling day
Shakespeare’s iconic love story, Romeo and Juliet, comes to life on stage at La Boite Theatre
Logan's free annual family-friendly Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) is back in May
Shared Connections is an exhibition of Indigenous artworks in public spaces
Be inspired, be informed and be empowered at Brisbane's Modern Woman Expo coming to BCEC in June