The end of the year brings with it sunshine, longer days and much needed time off. Before you rush to book tickets to go away, explore your very own backyard and unearth these hidden treasures, right here in the Moreton Bay Region.
Amidst the D’Aguilar Ranges surrounded by luscious greenery, Mount Mee Country Inn is a quaint venue where time seems content to linger. With a range of gorgeously adorned rooms, landscaped gardens, an English Pub and a tea room, it’s easy to be swept up in the charm and allure of the country inn. Whether you have a long weekend away or drop in for their monthly open dinners, add this to your list of summer hot spots.
Summer is the perfect time to swim, wade and through this little-known and well-hidden hiking track. Northbrook Gorge in Dundas, part of the D'Aguilar National Park is a must for anyone who loves river bed walking, as well as ankle-deep and waist-high wading. There are several rock pools along the journey with the longest measuring about 15 to 20 metres. The large, almost crystal clear, rock swimming pool, complete with a short waterfall, found in the second gorge, is breathtaking! As this is truly a hidden treasure, make sure you do your research to find out exactly how to get there.
Off the beaten track behind Banksia Beach, Bribie Island Community Arts Centre is a quaint hub of creativity, nestled in gorgeous bushland. It’s one of Australia’s largest and busiest arts centres, boasting regular creative workshops, studio exhibitions and a gift gallery filled to the brim with handcraft items and works of art. There is also a wonderful market on the last Sunday of every month, showcasing quirky wares and whimsical treasures.
Taking you to wineries and vineyards in the Moreton Bay Region and beyond, Mountain Wine Tours offer a great range of tours for your next day out with friends. Wine, Cheese and succulent flavours underpin these adventures. Mountain Wine Tours look after everything from pickup until your last sip! They even have a Wobbly Boot Tour for lovers of beer and cider.
This gorgeous little café/restaurant is a little bit of everything. Set in a stunning green hideaway by the dam in Delaneys Creek, treat yourself to café food from Wednesday to Sunday, a restaurant, duck feeding, a sugar shack for the kids to play and serenity to enjoy good company and delicious flavours. The delightful owners at The Place 2b Cafe play an integral role in the community and love good company. Best of all, it's pet-friendly.
Let Samford's latest eatery, The Long Yard Larder entice you with locally sourced, organic cheeses and a range of mouth water cured meats to arrange the perfect platter. Serving up Maleny Food Co gelato, artisan baked goods and gluten-free options, bring along your favourite bottle of wine to enjoy the foodie delights on offer.