Day Tripping in Esk

Just a scenic hour and a half drive from Brisbane, the beautiful township of Esk offers so much more than its footprint suggests, with colourful cafes to enjoy wholesome, country fare, Saturday markets boasting local produce, a host of timeless antique and vintage treasure purveyors, and the reminder that life is more about people and experiences.

Check out what we discovered on our day trip to Esk that brought a smile to our hearts, and made us wish for long weekends every week:

Popular with locals and visitors alike, beautiful Nash Gallery & Cafe is located in the heart of Esk
Sandra’s Garden is a quirky and electric mix of art and gardenscaping in the quaint town of Esk that raises money for research
This delightful antique shop is just an hour and a half’s drive from Brisbane, and antique lovers will be smiling from ear to ear
The Esk Country Markets are well worth checking out if you’re taking a weekend day trip through the Brisbane Valley
Esk, a tiny township just an hour and half drive from Brisbane, is home to an impressive indoor and outdoor antique shop
Angie’s Country Cafe has been a popular part of the Esk foodie scene, and is known for its hearty country fare and great hospitality
Only held twice a year, vintage hunters and collectors won't want to miss this country, antique fair when it rolls into town
An historic landmark in rural Esk, just 65 km north-west of Brisbane, is the original Railway Station building, which still stands today as a popular attraction

Now, if you've got time up your sleeve and you'd like to relax and spend more time uncovering the amazing treasures of this gem of a south-east Queensland region, here's where we suggest you stay:

Wivenhoe Dam is now home to one of the most serene glamping spots this side of the range, with romantic getaways for two, and family glamping

By Danella Perrins

For more great inspirations on where you can day trip around Brisbane and south-east Queensland, head to our day trip from Brisbane section HERE! Safe travels, and remember to tag #MustDoBrisbane on your Instagram pics!

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