Griffith University Aquatic Centre is one of the southside's best kept secrets. Located in beautiful bush surrounds at Mt Gravatt Campus, this peaceful public pool appeals to all ages – not just uni students.
Brisbane's Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Fig Tree Pocket is a must do experience for tourists and locals alike. The world's first and largest koala sanctuary was founded in 1927 with two koalas. Today the sanctuary boasts more than 130 of these cute and cuddly creatures.
There can be few better ways to spend a night out with family or friends than under the stars at the drive-in. And next to a field just off the Pacific Highway lies this time capsule of the 1950’s, where on weekend nights just like their parents once did, kids in pyjamas line up next to Marilyn Monroe & James Dean in the kiosk for candy, hot dogs and ice-creams.
This park in the depths of Calamvale has the 'wow' factor, with the best equipment for older children that we've seen anywhere.
This tucked away expanse of parkland on the cusp of Currumbin Creek is like the Gold Coast's very own pirate cove.
This unique fantastical playground, the creation of artist Russell Anderson, features a series of interconnected rainbow coloured ‘houses’ built on sand.
This fabulous wildlife nature centre is possibly Ipswich city's best kept secret.
Broadwater Parklands is the Gold Coast's showcase cultural and community park
Charlish Park is an idyllic Norfolk Pine shaded beachfront park at the edge of Suttons Beach.
Decker Park is one of those rare all-in-one parks that suit just about everyone.
This splendid park/playground sits on the cusp of Manly and at the junction of Upper & Lower Esplanades.
On two sides of a small gully, Glindemann Park is a long ribbon of green that incorporates 3 mini play areas.
This hilly park is home to the Butterfly Magic Play Space, so named for the ceramic and metal butterflies that were made by local Dutton Park and St Ita's school children.
This train-themed playground is part of the wider John Scott Park.
Tennyson's state of the art riverfront park, named after local tennis great Ken Fletcher, is a drawcard for all ages.
Tucked conveniently behind Grange library and featuring counting and literacy themed equipment is this delightful shady playground for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

The Brisbane BBQ Festival is an epic 2-day celebration of music, meat and fire
Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove is a fantastic 2-day festival
Coffee aficionados won't want to miss The Lanes Coffee Festival
There's no better time to get out and explore Brisbane’s backyards
Australia’s ultimate stair climbing challenge takes place at the Gabba
Colin Thiele’s much loves coming-of-age story is brought to magical life
This world-first live event features 2 of the best adventure climbers in the world
100 Years of The History of Dance combines dance and theatre
The Soweto Gospel Choir is coming to QPAC in August