THINGS TO DO: Top Queensland destinations to take the kids these holidays

02 July 2018

Despite the cooler months settling in, Queensland winter still manages to put on a quality show. With pure blue skies and golden sun breaking up the brisk air, it calls for an outdoor adventure into the lush hinterland, outback and ocean frontages. With the school holidays on the horizon, we’ve teamed up with the outdoor adventure experts at OZtrail to get an insider’s guide to the top outdoor adventures to take the kids on these holidays.

Tallebudgera Creek, Palm Beach

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There’s no better place to soak up the best of Queensland’s sunshine than at Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park. Positioned between a quiet park and the sandy edge of Tallebudgera Creek, this camping site offers the ultimate R&R destination for families. With the beach and adventure playgrounds within walking distance, there’s plenty to see and do right from your tent.

Thunderbird Park, Mount Tamborine

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Located just over an hour’s drive away from Brisbane, Thunderbird Park is a jungle camping trip of a lifetime. From horseback riding through the hinterlands, to high rope challenges and gliding through the treetops, there’s plenty of adventure for every member of the family. With the campsite located on the banks of Cedar Creek, snuggle around the campfire to the backdrop of rainforests with foldable chairs and picnic rugs for the ultimate experience.

Whale Watching, Tangalooma Island Resort

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Only 75 minutes from Brisbane, sail to Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island and catch sight of some of the most magical creatures breaching the surface. Whale watching season is currently underway and the idyllic Tangalooma offers three incredible opportunities for families to glimpse these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Whether you choose to board a 40-foot-catamaran, fly high above the sea in a helicopter or go 4WDing to Cape Moreton to catch a glimpse, make sure you pack a poncho because you might get a splash!

Clancy’s Benarkin State Forest, Somerset Region

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While most camping trips mean leaving the family pooch behind, Clancy’s campground welcomes them. Pitch your tent and walk down to Emu Creek for water activities including fishing and a safe swimming spot for the little ones. Come dusk, you may even be greeted by a platypus or two. Pack a backpack and explore the grassy surrounds, hoop pine plantations and eucalypt forests. For some down time, the location also offers the perfect base for a hammock and a nap in the sun.

Archer and Neurum Creek, North D’Aguilar National Park

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If you are looking for the ultimate staycation, Archer and Neurum Creek is an easy choice. Located just 90 minutes away from Brisbane, the campsite offers lush campsites on the bank of Neurum Creek. The adventure spot offers a 25km loop of walking trails to explore including a rock pool and waterfall. It can be a little chilly at night though so be sure to snuggle in tight with the correct sleeping bag.

For more tips on where to go and how to prepare for your trips, visit the experts at

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