Enjoy Autumn in Queensland - Moreton Bay Region

Family Fun Natural Attractions Entertainment & Nightlife

Posted 24 January


The ending of summer can often bring on the autumn blues as the transition season between summer and winter takes hold, but it doesn’t have to be so. There are a myriad of unique escapes and fun events happening across the Moreton Bay Region from now until the end of May which are sure to liven the spirit.

Autumn Events in our Region 

We’ve rounded up a couple of diverse upcoming events (and blockbuster movie releases) to pique your interest. 

Help Mother Nature out and get planting this Autumn

There are 2 environmental walks and a Woodford conservation festival happening during Autumn, all of which promise a great day out in the sun with friends, or the whole family.

You can enjoy a South Pine River Walk on 4th April and a Burpengary Creek Walk on 6th April courtesy of Moreton Bay Regional Council, or to really get into the conservation swing of things, grab tickets to toil the soil at the Woodfordia Planting Festival from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April.

Wondering What to do in Moreton with the Family?


Bring the family to the hinterland for the Dayboro Day Festival and Fairon 28th May.

The kids will love a visit to Sandstone Point Hotel between the 1st and 9th April to splash around at Waterworld Central – the mobile waterpark taking over Sandstone’s lawn.

Music lovers visit Redcliffe peninsula on Saturday April 1st for Scarborough Originals, an all ages, family friendly community event supporting original music and the arts. Then visit the peninsula again for the Festival of Sails on 14th April to watch the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race kick-off.

A Rodeo and Beer Fest come to the City

Put on your boots and get your country kicks this Autumn in Queensland attending The Hills 6th Annual Rodeo and B & S Rodeo After Party on Saturday 1st April at Eatons Hill Hotel.

Beer lovers wondering what to do in Moreton Bay, head to Eatons Hill Hotel’s Brisbane Beer Fest on 22nd & 23rd April to try some boutique brews while rocking out to live music by Taxiride.

Kick-Back at the Cinema

Some of 2017’s biggest blockbusters are coming to our screens during Autumn. ‘Logan’ the highly acclaimed final Wolverine film is out now, soon to be followed by the approaching release of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’, ‘Ghost in the Shell’, ‘Power Rangers’, ‘The Fate of the Furious’, and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’.

Head to Event Cinemas North Lakes – Moreton Bay Region’s newest cinema – for a premier movie-going experience in Vmax or Gold Class.

Family day trip Brisbane Mount Glorious

Family Friendly Day Tripping Moreton Bay Things to Do

What to do in Moreton Bay’s Dayboro & Mount Glorious

Reclaim your serenity in the peaceful surrounds of the one and only Phoenix Sculpture Garden and Art Gallery located on Mount Glorious, or go for a llama hike with friends, family, or someone special at Dayboro Cottages & Llama Walks run by Ross and Diane North. On select dates during Autumn the North’s allow visitors the chance to join them on a 1 ½ hour llama walk with their friendly, calm and gentle llamas through rainforest and bushland.


Enjoy Nature Activities

Visit the Kumbartcho Sanctuary and Nursery and enjoy a peaceful day out in the sun and shade. Stroll through 6-hectares of land which once belonged to the now closed Bunya Park Zoo, learn about environmental conservation and pick up some plants from the nursery on your way out.

Visit the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens

Experience Redcliffe’s Botanic Gardens in all their autumn colour glory while you still can. The red and gold hues of the gardens this season offer a veritable feast for the eyes.

Enjoy Boating over Autumn in Queensland

Get out onto the bay or Pumicestone Passage and discover Moreton Bay fishing spots before winter sets in. The transition season is an opportune time to catch bass.

For more on and in the water action, visit Bribie Island’s hire shops to hire out a boat or watersporting gear. Alternatively, take it easy and let Ferryman Cruises tour you around the channel.

Take a Dip at the Beach

Autumn offers the last opportunity for a swim. There are a number of great, safe beaches perfect for the kids dotted around the bayside. Bribie Island beaches are also ideal for safe swimming further north from the city.

Autumn offers the Last Chance for Camping before Winter

Looking for fun, bush bashing things to do near Brisbane during the transition season? Go camping before the chilly weather sets in. Camping and caravanning opportunities abound in the Moreton Bay Region.

D'Aguilar National Park

Go Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Rock Pool Swimming, or Picnicking

Wondering what to do in Moreton Bay’s amazing national parks and reserves? Explore kilometres of hiking, horse riding and mountain biking trails.  Take time out with the family during Autumn to discover these hidden and not so hidden gems to find out what you’re missing:

Caboolture Art Gallery

Visit an Art Gallery, or Cultural Centre through Autumn

Looking for cultural and arty Moreton Bay things to do? Our region’s museums and art galleries are open all year round. Have fun, learn something new and take a look at what’s on display at:

More Adventurous Moreton Bay Things to do before Winter Hits!

Love great food? Embark on a food trail hinterland day trip.

Wish to explore the Moreton Bay Region hinterland? Discover our hinterland’s best kept secrets.

Considering a last minute beach holiday? Escape to Redcliffe, or Bribie for a getaway.

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