3 Things to do Instead of Watching State of Origin

Entertainment & Nightlife

It might be State of Origin season, but not all Queenslanders are footy fans. For all you Moreton Bay Region locals who won’t be watching Games we’ve put together a couple of ideas to get you out of the house and away from the rugby crowds.

Event Cinemas North Lakes Moreton Bay Region Inside Cinema Gold Class

#1 Head to the Cinema

Event Cinemas North Lakes is your ultimate entertainment destination. With patron numbers bound to dip on State of Origin night Wednesday, 12th July will be a great time to enjoy a good flick. Who knows, you might even get lucky and have the whole cinema session to yourself!

You can bring the kids to watch the family-friendly Superhero flick 'Spiderman Homecoming'. Take your friends out for the action-packed ‘Wonder Woman’, or ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’, or enjoy the new comedy from Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler 'The House'.

Tempest Restaurant Moreton Bay Bug Photo With Beer Credit Dominik Lis

#2 Graze on Succulent Seafood

If you love fresh seafood straight from the trawler then take the family, friends, or that special someone to Tempest Seafood Restaurant & Teppanyaki Grill for a mid-week seafood spectacular. The Head Chef hand-picks fresh seafood from the trawlers in the marina each morning to ensure only the best quality meals end up on the table.

Best of all, Tempest is offering customers 20% off meals (excluding Teppanyaki) Monday through Thursday!*

If you don’t want to head straight home after dining, take a stroll along the waterfront through the foreshore parklands of Endeavour Esplanade, or head to the cinema for a family flick or date night comedy caper.

*at time of article being written, offerings may change, please contact the business to confirm.

Bellthorpe Stays Woodford Cabins Accommodation Moreton Bay Region

#3 How about a Mid-Week Hinterland Break?

Why not treat the family, or surprise your loved one with a mid-week getaway into Moreton Bay Region’s hinterland?

Splurge on a restful luxurious retreat at Cabins at the View in Ocean View or opt for secluded serenity at Bellthorpe Stays bordering Bellthorpe National Park.

Cabins at the View

Cabins at the View is a mountaintop gem, offering guests tranquillity amongst nature in cabins featuring outdoor deck Jacuzzis all positioned to maximise the incredible views across Dayboro Valley.

You can explore 40 acres of rolling hills, encountering dams, creeks and native wildlife along your journey. Guests can even take advantage of a complimentary valet to and from the local venues including great restaurants and a winery.

Bellthorpe Stays

Bellthorpe Stays is located just 30 minutes from the quaint hinterland towns of Woodford and Maleny. Complete rejuvenation awaits with gorgeous rustic timber cottages and cabins to choose from, a private waterfall on the property and a rainforest to explore.

Adventurous types are also catered for – the national park accommodates four wheel drivers, trail bikers, horse riders, and mountain bike riders.

Best of all, Bellthorpe Stays offers guests a Monday to Thursday 25% off special. What other excuse do you need to escape the city until State of Origin fever dies down?

Book your Mid-Week Hinterland Retreat

Check-out more hinterland accommodation options, or contact the Travel Concierge by hitting the ‘Enquire’ tab in the Cabins at the View, or Bellthorpe Stays accommodation listings to book your mini-break.

Make the most of your stay – there are various tours and adventurous things to do in Moreton Bay Region’s hinterland.

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Renee Gusa

Renee is a crafting, gardening, nature-loving, somewhat techy, DIY’er with a passion for cultural heritage, reading, art, camping and exploring with her family. She may not be the world’s best cook or run a marathon (although she did run 5km once), but she loves her job in digital marketing where she gets to tell everyone about her little slice of heaven north of Brisbane – be sure to Visit Moreton Bay Region and see what you're missing out on!

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