An easy 90-minute drive down the highway, Byron Bay has it all. Beach, boutique shops and bites to eat. Family-friendly and easy on the back pocket, spend the day exploring the main hub of Byron Bay, walk to the Lighthouse and see Australia’s most easterly point or park the car and spend the day sun-seeking on Byron’s best beaches like Belongil or Main beach.
This is a day trip for the adventure-seeker in your family. Mt Warning’s 8.8km summit walk is not for the faint hearted. Set the alarm early and set foot on this hike that rewards the dedication with 360-degree views across the coast. If you’ve made it for sunrise, you’ll have earned a feast at nearby favourites Doma in Federal, Harvest in Newrybar or Woods Bangalow.
It’s best not to judge a book by it’s cover. This country town might appear sleepy on the surface but Murwillumbah is anything but. It also makes a picture perfect pit stop after a drive through the Currumbin Valley. Stop for your morning cup of Joe at Keith Coffee, stroll the main street and discover local boutiques including the newly opened Each to Own and take pause in the charm this hinterland township has to offer. Travel onwards to the Tweed River Art Gallery where you can explore Margaret Olley’s works alongside curated exhibitions of established national and regional artists. Enjoy lunch here overlooking the the Tweed Valley.
Humble but mighty, Mount Tamborine is the Gold Coast’s most famous mountain. From rainforest walks, botanic gardens and morning tea delights, Mount Tamborine offers natural charm in abundance. Enjoy a locally made lunch at Fortitude Brewing and Witches Chase Cheese Co or opt for something lighter with their make-your-own cheese board option. Round the day out with a 900m return walk around Cedar Creek Falls before heading back down the mountain.
After long walks along Burleigh Beach or adrenaline-packed days at the Gold Coast theme parks, switch pace and head north to Brisbane. Take the train for a worry-free day and explore Queensland Museum, GoMA or a walk along South Bank before jumping on a City Cat ferry to New Farm Park and the Powerhouse.
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