Moreton Bay Region Summer Hinterland Escapes

Natural Attractions Family Fun Local Tastes

Posted 24 January


If you’re looking for summer hinterland escapes and day trips near Brisbane consider the eclectic slice of paradise that is Moreton Bay Region.

This coastal, urban and rural region offers visitors a galore of natural attractions to discover and explore including D’Aguilar National Park, hinterland vistas to admire from Falls Lookout and well-positioned mountainside dining venues, picnic areas and hiking trails, rural cycle and walking paths such as Samford Valley Rail Trail, rock pools and rivers, including Cedar Creek, Broadwater and Rocky Hole swimming holes.

If scenic mountain drives, or 4WD adventures, and a variety of foodie hotspots sound good to you and your family, then Moreton Bay Region’s hinterland is the right choice for your next summer holiday destination.

We’ve rounded up all the best contenders for you to browse through. Check out what activities, attractions and places await you in the hinterland, along with a list of accommodation providers and dining establishments.


5 Things to Do on Your Hinterland Escapes

Aside from the abundance of aforementioned natural drawcards, our hinterland slice of Moreton Bay Region is also teeming with man-made attractions and venues well worth a visit:

#1. Take the kids to Caboolture Historical Village (on the way to the D'Aguilar National Park).

#2. Enjoy a wine tasting, winery and vineyard tour, horse ride, or picnic at Ocean View Estates.

#3. Go for a walk through rainforest and rural hinterland with friendly llamas and guides leading the way Dayboro Cottages and Llama Walks (on select days, bookings necessary).

#4. Bring the children for horse riding lessons at Trevena Glen Farm. You can also book a birthday party, and enquire about after school care, and school, daycare and kindy excursions/tours.

#5. Adults and older kids 15 years and up round up your friends for paintball mayhem at Skirmish Samford.

#6. Little ones will love the railway themed John Scott Park.


9 Accommodation Options

This coastal, urban and rural region offers visitors an array of hinterland holidaying options with accommodation ranging from isolated bush camping spots to cabin retreats and luxury stays. Check out:

#1. Neurum Creek Camping Area at Mount Mee

#2. Archer Camping Area in D’Aguilar National Park 

#3. Ocean View Estates – 1, 2 or 5 bedroom cottages and an off-site Hilltop House complete with meal and pamper packages available. 

#4. Turkey’s Nest Rainforest Cottages at Mount Glorious a – 2 rustically charming cottages with fireplaces, mod-cons and views nestled amongst 6 hectares of rainforest. Rose Gum Cottage sleeps 2 + child, while White Gum Cottage sleeps 4.

#5. Mount Mee Country Inn Bed and Breakfast a – an English-style B&B with an English pub and Tea Rooms featuring double rooms with Queen beds and mod-cons.

#6. Dayboro Cottages and Llama Walks – 5 private self-contained cottages with modern bathrooms, in-room laundry facilities set amongst natural bushland and mountains, boasting valley views. 

#8. Uluramaya Retreat Cabins – 3 log cabins with decks, gas cooking and hot water systems, plus views of Glass House Mountains. Break out activities are available by prior arrangement including camp fire dinners, clay workshops and guided walks.

#9. Brockhurst Farm – 4 fully-furnished, self-contained cabins (1, 2 & 4 bedroom) with mod-cons and g outdoor fire pits. DOGS WELCOME. Swim, or raft in the dam and enjoy farmstay package activities such as pony and quad bike rides, patting/feeding the animals, collecting eggs and more.


6 Hinterland Foodie’s Treasures

Accommodation – tick! Must-do activities and must-see sights – tick! Now let’s turn our attention to satisfying the tastebuds and taking care of the hunger pangs. The hinterland offers a great diversity of wining and dining options. Dig in at:

#1. Ocean View Estates – Mount Mee

#2. Pitstop on Mt Mee

#3. Flying Nun Cafe – Samford Village

#4. Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge Dining

#5. The Place 2b Cafe - Woodford

More Fun in the Summer Sun!

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Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge.

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