Moreton Bay Region Summer Hinterland Escapes

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

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'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.

Caboolture Historical Village

6 Things to Do on Your Hinterland Escape

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.

#4. Go for a walk through the rainforest and hinterland at Piccabeen Walk, The Gantry,

#5. Bring the children for horse riding lessons or 'Be a Farmer for a Day' at Trevena Glen Farm.

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

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

5 Hinterland Foodie’s Treasures

Accommodation – tick! Must-do activities and must-see sights – tick! Now let’s turn our attention to satisfying the taste buds 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. Long Yard Larder - Samford Village

#6. The Place 2b Cafe - Woodford

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Stony Creek Swimming Hole | Woodford

Samford Valley Market

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.