The beauty of Brisbane is that you’ve got picturesque island retreats within 50km of the city centre, or if sand ain’t your thing the state capital is surrounded by vast national parks.
If North Stradbroke and Moreton Island don’t tick your boxes, perhaps a jaunt south to the hills of Border Ranges National Park is more up your alley?
Either way there is a wide variety of destinations around Queensland's capital city to suit your palette.
There’s some essential touring to be had close to Brisbane, but if we’ve missed any please remind us in the comments section below.
4x4 tracks close to Brisbane
Location: 40km north of Brisbane
This jewel of beautiful beaches and historic sites is close to Brisbane.
Burrum Coast National Park
Location: 340km north of Brisbane
Burrum Coast NP most certainly packs plenty.
North Stradbroke Island
Location: 75km east of Brisbane
If you have a beach getaway on your mind, 'Straddie' is the destination for you.
Border Ranges National Park
Location: 140km south of Brisbane
World Heritage-listed park is a treasure to behold.
Cooloola Recreation Area
Location: 240km north of Brisbane
With a reputation for being 'small' in size, Cooloola still packs a mighty punch.