Welcome to winter! The first thing you think of when you hear the word 'winter' probably isn't sunshine, outdoors and awesome adventures, but when you're living in Brisbane there is no reason why they shouldn't be the first words that come to mind. We are fortunate that this first weekend of June and winter is a long weekend! Undoubtedly this time of year is a fantastic time to get out in the bush and go for a hike. So set aside a day to get outdoors, take in the views, fresh air and enjoy some light exercise.
Here are 5 great bushwalks you can enjoy this long weekend:
#1 Starting close to home we have Mt Coot-tha, with 49.5 kilometres of walking tracks varying in difficulty, you can spend 15 minutes or the whole day if you like exploring this beautiful part of Brisbane. For more information and to download a track map visit:
#2 Heading south we have Tamborine Mountain, where you will find Queensland's first national park 'Witches Falls' declared in 1908. Tamborine National Park is split into six sections, to find which track you would like to explore first visit:
#3 Green Mountains Lamington National Park (O'Reilly). With tracks ranging from 1.4km to 24km in length you'll have a great day out! There is even a 21.4km track - one way, finishing at Binna Burra.
#4 Binna Burra Lamington National Park. As mentioned above there is the 21.4km track - one way, linking Green Mountains to Binna Burra. However Binna Burra has a number of great tracks of its own to trek through and enjoy. Follow the link for information on both Binna Burra and Green Mountains:
#5 If you would rather migrate a little north for this winter long weekend there is of course the Glasshouse Mountains. With some absolutely wonderful views from the peaks of these mountains, it's a great way to spend a day. Mount Ngungun is a relatively easy climb for the most part with some spectacular views from the top. For information on the mountains and tracks visit: