Brisbane's combination of year long sunny weather, stunning natural landscape and white sandy beaches attracts people from all over the world all year round. The south east corner of Queensland is full of attractions and the state capital Brisbane makes the ideal base to explore everything the region has to offer from the comfort and convenience of a cheapa campervan rental vehicle.
Visit the seaside towns and enjoy seafood straight from the fishing boats. Explore Moreton Bay and the islands, the white sandy beaches of the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast areas. Driving north or south from Brisbane in your campervan hire you will quickly find something to stop and see.
Brisbane city is located just 9km from the airport. Brisbane is fast developing a reputation for its live music scene, so when the sun goes down make your way to Fortitude Valley; home to some of the best nightspots in Brisbane .
Bribie Island (North of Brisbane)
Bribie Island is located a short 1 hour drive north of Brisbane. It is the ideal destination for campervan rentals. If you find yourself near Brisbane with a campervan rental vehicle be sure to checkout this wildlife wonderland.
The island is brimming with native plants and animals. The island's white, sandy beaches and calm waters are a major drawcard for locals and visitors alike. Freshwater lagoons and surrounding busland support a wide variety of bird life. The island can be explored from a variety of Bicentennial bushwalks. Eucalypt and paperbark forests provide spectacular birdwatching and photography opportunities. Water based recreation is another major drawcard.
Whether it be for boating or kayaking the Pumicestone Passage is popular with all manner of adventure seekers. Picnic areas around the Lighthouse Reach and Lions Park are much loved by locals. Outdoors types can pitch a tent at Mission Point or in one of three other camping areas that are accessible only by four wheel drive.
Mt Cotton (South of Brisbane)
Located just 45 minutes away from Brisbane Mt Cotton is a stunning rainforest that flourishes on the side of a mountain. The combination of lush green forest canopy and rugged mountain terrain make this a must see destination. It boasts one of the largest areas of bush land so close to Brisbane. With a wide variety of walking tracks one has access to the heart of bushland. Take your campervan rental with you to enjoy the comforts of civilisation in this beautiful natural surrounding.
Other popular places in the region include Sirromet Winery which provides winery tours and a world class restaurant, the Rainforest Gardens which give you a close encounter with the stunning local plant life, Daisy Hill Koala Center provides a haven for this threatened native animal and Venman National park.
Lake Wivenhoe (North/West of Brisbane)
Just a short one hour drive from central Brisbane in your motorhome hire vehicle, Lake Wivenhoe is a sparkling water reserve located northwest of Brisbane. A visit to this scenic area offers a calming, peaceful and even tranquil outing that the whole family can enjoy. Pack a picnic lunch and relax in front of the panoramic views of the lake.
Lake Wivenhoe provides an unparalleled destination for relaxing land and water based recreation. To ensure the natural habitat is protected only non-fuel powered boats are allowed on the water and domestic pet animals are strictly prohibited.
Moreton Island (East of Brisbane)
Located on the outskirts of Brisbane, Moreton Island is 95% National Park, with white sandy beaches, crystal clear lakes and abundant native wildlife. Featuring a variety of natural habitats, Moreton Island provides a beautiful spot to relax and recharge the batteries. Popular activites on the island include four wheel driving, camping, fishing and whale watching. The island is accessible by ferry which lands on the island's main access point at Tangalooma, a former whale station, now home to rare dolphin feeding and wreck diving.
Measuring 38 km from north to south the island is protected by the local government and development is restricted to three small villages and a resort. 4wd vehicles are the only way to get around on the island. But all vehicles must be registered and have a valid permit.
Highlights include : Tangalooma wild dolphin resort, snorkeling and dive trips, sand tobogganing, quad bikes and four wheel driving touring. The blue lagoon offers year round swimming as well as bushing walking tracks.