School holidays are almost upon us which means it’s time to organise some family fun activities near Brisbane. The Moreton Bay Region will be playing host to a plethora of school holiday activities this June and July, but we’ve picked out our favourites just for you.
Winter has always been the best time for bushwalking and in the Moreton Bay Region, we’ve got plenty of national parks and other natural wonders that will even convince the kids that fitness is fun. Explore some waterside walking tracks at Bongaree Walkabout, Deception Bay’s Cottonwood Walk & Heritage Trail or the Lake Samsonvale Loop at Bullocky Rest. Alternatively, take a walk among the rainforests and other natural flora in Maiala at Mount Glorious, Samford Conservation Forest or swing by John Oxley Reserve for a little fun, fitness and even a little history lesson!
Nothing tastes better than a sun-drenched strawberry picked straight from the bush on a cool winter day. Open from June to October each year, strawberry picking at Rolin Farms is a great family fun activity for the school holidays. Soak up the winter sunshine and fill your own basket with a bunch of sweet, juicy and freshly-picked strawberries. In-store, you can buy a bunch of pre-packaged strawberries, jams and Rolin Farms very own honey.
What started as a residential property is now a community project designed to bring people together and promote butterfly population. On Sunday's and Wednesday's from 10 am - 4 pm, the Bribie Island Butterfly House becomes a large hub of activity. A great place to take the kids for some school holiday fun activities, little ones can learn about the role butterflies play in our ecosystem while enjoying a unique and wonderful experience among wildlife by the seaside.
Did you know that over 25,000 whales pass through Moreton Bay from June to November each year? Staying on the same track, it’s pretty easy to get out on the bay and spot a pod of whales making their annual migration to the warmer waters of tropical north Queensland. Launching every day from Redcliffe Jetty, you can cruise aboard the twin-hulled catamaran Eye Spy with Captain Kerry Lopez of Brisbane Whale Watching, the only female captain of a whale watching venture in the southern hemisphere. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a little bit of a luxury getaway, you can take a ferry over to Moreton Island, staying at Tangalooma Island Resort and booking a myriad of marine cruises for the ultimate school holiday adventure.
Street food, sideshow alley challenges, Ferris wheels, fireworks and much more await throughout the month of June through to August. From Redcliffe to Woodford and everywhere in between, you can catch a local show and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of friends and family having a good time. Watch woodworkers compete in chopping contests, chow down on classic show food like dagwood dogs and fairy floss and don’t forget to purchase that all-important show bag!
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