Fig Tree Pocket River Reserve is one of Brisbane’s hidden treasures – a secreted waterfront park with picnic tables, BBQ, boat ramp and cute nautical themed playground, overseen by majestic gum trees.
As you drive down the windy Riverside Drive and come to the entry of Kholo Botanic Gardens, you will be amazed at what you find beyond the front gates.
With Ipswich City Centre having more historical buildings than you can poke a Georgian walking stick at, it’s a great place to explore on foot. The CBD Then & Now Heritage Walk has a host of charming, elegant buildings within cooee distance of each other so that it’s a really do-able walk – a ‘walkette’ almost.
With last week’s tips on how to escape Brisbane in half an hour or less, this week we go one better with how to escape Brisbane without leaving it at all.
Whilst this 4km return ride is low on scenery it is nonetheless a flat and safe pathway interspersed with a couple of inviting playgrounds and easily doable by younger children or less experienced riders.
Burleigh Ridge Park Walk features a combination of urban and bushland scape, stunning views that you'll never see on a postcard and an unexpected spot of history.
Historic suburb Milton may have lost much of its early character but there’s still a fascinating stash of secret historical landmark buildings worth discovering as well as a rare insight into its past on this plaque-indicated heritage trail.
The North Gorge Walk on Pt Lookout is, quite simply, one of South East Queensland’s most spectacular coastal walks.
South Brisbane was originally slated to be Brisbane's CBD, with some grand commercial buildings being established on the south side of the river, until the 1893 flood changed all that.
Bulimba, with its sprawling Queenslanders, cute worker's cottages and proximity to the river, parks, cinema, cafes, restaurants and historic school, has in recent decades become one of Brisbane's fashionable and sought after neighbourhoods.
The trip down memory lane has taken on a refreshing new meaning in Brisbane recently, first with the Bulimba Heritage Trail along Oxford St.
The Reminisce in Rosalie Heritage Trail takes walkers on a whimsical trip down memory lane, with street plaques telling the intriguing story of the many historic buildings and sites dotted around the area
One of the Gold Coast's best kept secrets – the Currumbin Rock Pools – is found in the picturesque Currumbin Valley.
For the best views on the Gold Coast, head to Burleigh Head National Park at Burleigh Heads.
A favourite southside haunt on a hot day is Hibiscus swimming pool located in the Hibiscus Sports Complex at Upper Mt Gravatt.
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.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

The Finders Keepers is a fabulous 3 day market held in the Brisbane Showgrounds
Finish the week with a fun Winter Weekend Unwind session
The major highlight of the 2019 Winter Racing Carnival is happening on Jun 22
The musical theatre classic Oklahoma! is coming to Brisbane
Eats & Beats returns to Underwood Park on Friday, June 28
MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture raises the curtain on another program of spectacular events
L’amante Anglaise is a must-see murder mystery performed live on stage
Boho Luxe Market is a massive festival-style market at The Old Museum
City of Gold is a wryly funny and politically incendiary play by rising star Meyne Wyatt