I was SPOILED living in Tropical North Queensland surrounded by some of the best waterfalls I've seen! Since moving to Brisbane, I've spent a lot of my spare time exploring South East Queensland.
Below I am going to share with you a few of my favourite spots (so far) in Brisbane and it's surroundings.
Cedar Creek in North Brisbane
This waterfall is very close to home. It’s nothing crazy but it makes for the perfect spot to bring the family, have a picnic and take a dip on a hot summer day.
Pictured below is my Kånken backpack and Kånken photo insert. The past few years I’ve been lugging around a bulky camera bag and to be honest, it’s been pretty annoying! I’ve been on the search for a smaller compact camera bag that can fit all my gear and I found it! My favourite thing about these two Fjällräven products is that I can use them together or separately.
The insert itself is padded and I have complete trust in it protecting my camera gear. It has the capacity to hold several SLR bodies, lenses and accessories. Pictured below I have my DSLR, 3 lenses, GoPro and drone! On top of all that you can fit a Laptop 15/17”
For the bag itself, I’ve seen so many people wearing this backpack! I have always wondered what the fuss was about. Well, it’s simple. It’s quality, it’s durable and it’s lightweight. Plus it’s fun! There are so many colour choices so prepare yourself! It took me a few days to choose my colour. If you’re on the search for a new camera bag or just a new backpack in general —– highly recommend!
Mt Coot-tha's Botanic Gardens!
I wanted to add this location because it’s the perfect way to get your nature fix without actually leaving your busy life in the city. I love coming here just for an afternoon stroll. It has 56-hectares of beautiful gardens to explore and there is an insta-worthy dom. I’ve seen so many amazing photos taken here!
Lamington National Park
This is one of my favourite spots in Queensland — mainly for the views! I highly recommend you do this in the afternoon and watch the sunset!
Box Forest Circuit
One of the most rewarding bushwalking tracks where you will be surrounding by lush rainforest. Theres so many waterfalls to see. I recommend you stop at Elabana and Box Log falls before you leave!
Box Log Falls
Springbook National Park
You can find this gem in the Gold Coast Hinterland only 45 minutes away from the endless stretch of beaches in the GC.
Tamborine National Park
This waterfall is only for looks, you are not allowed to go swimming. It is a lovely walk through wet eucalypt forest. Once you reach the end, you’ll see beautiful Curtis! You may even see some turtles and eels!
Nightcap National Park
This waterfall was pretty difficult to get to. We had to climb a few boulders to get to the bottom of the waterfall. It was totally worth it though!
It’s an easy walk to get to from the carpark. I recommend you go to this waterfall during wet season. It is truly amazing when it is plunging down. It’s loud, it’s wet, it’s magical.
About 1km from the carpark you’ll find this gem! There is a view point but if you keep walking you’ll find your way down to the bottom. Perfect spot to take a dip and have a picnic!
I can’t even count how many times I’ve been to this waterfall. Something about it keeps me coming back! It’s located in the heart of Buderim and it’s a very easy walk to get to.
Text: Ashley Dobson
Images: Ashley Dobson