Moreton Bay the Locals Way - Rachel's Top 6 Spots

When USC Student, Rachel, isn't on campus studying for her Bachelor of Nursing Science, you'll find her at the beach, having a coffee with friends or in a quite spot writing.

Rachel is one of the lucky students that has the opportunity to live, play and study in the Moreton Bay Region.

With a passion for her local area and ambitions of being a community health nurser, here is what Rachel loves about Moreton Bay.


"When I find myself in need of a study break, I head towards nature to recharge my batteries."

Moreton Bay Rachel's Way - Top 6 Spots

Rachel shares with us her 'Top 6' locations from favrourite brunch spot and night on the town to more instagrammable backdrop!

Quality Brunch: Stellarossa Pumicestone

“This definitely has to be my go-to brunch spot. It’s always tough to try and decide what I’m going to eat. If I’m feeling like something sweet, they make the best pancake stack - topped with Nutella, strawberries and ice-cream. But, if I’m in the mood for something more savoury, their mushroom, halloumi and pesto toast never goes astray.”

Instagrammable Backdrop: Dahmongah Park Lookout, Mount Mee

“I love to snap a good picture at Dahmongah Park Lookout because it’s so beautiful and green – and it’s the perfect spot to catch a good sunrise.”


Favourite Study Spot: North Lakes Library

“My favourite place to study would be the North Lakes Library. With heaps of study nooks and quiet spaces, I know I’ll always get my assignments done without interruption.”

Favourite Cultural Experience: Old Petrie Town

“I love walking through Old Petrie Town, it’s like jumping back in time. With tie-dyeing, candle-making and old school cars, you feel like you’re living in the past – even if it’s just for a few hours.”


Relaxing Afternoon: Youngs Crossing Park

“When I find myself in need of a study break, I head towards nature to recharge my batteries. My favourite spot is Youngs Crossing Park, where I like to go swimming, have a go on the rope swing or just enjoy the quiet tranquility of nature.”


Night on the Town: Sandstone Point Hotel

“For a night out with friends, the first stop is Sandstone Point Hotel. There’s always something going on, and with the ocean right by its side, some great artists and events – it’s impossible not to have a good time."


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