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Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, is halfway up the eastern coast of Australia. A short drive south or north of the city and you will find the famous beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. The south east corner of Queensland and Brisbane in particular is full of attractions and the city makes the ideal base to explore everything the region has to offer from the comfort and convenience of a campervan rental vehicle.
Visit seaside towns, 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.
Bribie Island (North of Brisbane)
Whether it be for boating or kayaking Bribie Island and 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.
The island is brimming with native plants and animals and it's white, sandy beaches and calm waters are a major drawcard for locals and visitors alike. Freshwater lagoons and the native 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.
Bribie Island is only 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.
Mt Cotton (South of Brisbane)
Less than 45 minutes drive from central Brisbane Mt Cotton is well known with locals for its pristine rainforest that dominates one side of the mountain. The cooling rainforest canopy and rugged mountain landscape make this a must see destination. It has a wide variety of bush walking tracks which gives you access deep into the beautiful rainforest. Take your campervan rental with you to enjoy the comforts of civilisation in this beautiful natural surrounding.
While you are there why not drop in and visit Sirromet Winery which provides winery tours and a world class restaurant, or 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 is another impressive example of the local plant life.
Lake Wivenhoe (North/West of Brisbane)
Just a short one hour drive from central Brisbane in your campervan hire Australia 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)
Moreton Island is one of the many islands which are scattered off the coast of Brisbane. Featuring a variety of natural habitats, Moreton Island provides a beautiful spot to relax and recharge the batteries. It is 95% National Park, with white sandy beaches, crystal clear lakes and abundant native wildlife. 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.
With 38 km of beaches stretching from north to south, the island is protected by the local government and development is restricted to the existing settlements. 4wd vehicles are the only way to get around on the island however there is plenty to enjoy without one.
Tangalooma wild dolphin resort is a must see for visitors. It is one of the few places in the world where dolphins interact with humans in this way. Snorkeling and dive trips are also very popular, with the surrounding waters providing an abundance of marine life. Adventure seekers can try the sand tobogganing, quad bikes and four wheel driving touring options. For the more laid back visitor the blue lagoon offers year round swimming in crystal clear waters as well as being surrounded by bush walking tracks.
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