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.
One of the best dog off leash beaches on the Sunshine Coast would have to be that of Sunshine Beach, the picturesque seaside hamlet nestled to the south of Noosa National Park.
A secluded piece of dog paradise lies to the north and south of Lake Currimundi, albeit one that is off leash between 4pm and 8am.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Don't miss the Australian premiere of Piano Battle
It has sparked a cult following across the world and it's coming to Brisbane
Spend an evening with 'one of the most extraordinary people in the world today
Camerata returns to QPAC on August 29 for an unmissable concert
Queensland Pops Orchestra joins forces with guest star Rob Mills
The Bakery Lane Bake Off is Brisbane's first mini cake festival
The iconic Regatta Hotel is hosting a very special Father’s Day
Treat Dad to some Father's Day fun at Golf Central BNE
Spend Father's Day at Newstead House with beer, food trucks & music