Last Minute Long Weekend Getaways Near Brisbane

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Last Minute Long Weekend Getaways Near Brisbane

No plans over the Easter weekend? It’s not too late to plan a road trip and get away for a night or two!

At the time of publication, all of these destinations still had accommodation available over the long weekend – but if you can’t find somewhere to stay, they also make great day trip destinations.

North Stradbroke Island

Distance from Brisbane: Just a short ferry or water taxi ride from Toondah Harbour.

Hit the beach, have a surf, try snorkelling, grab your bike or head off on a bushwalk. We’d recommend checking ferry or water taxi services and timetables before heading off!

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Gold Coast Hinterland and Mount Tamborine

Distance from Brisbane: 60 – 90 minutes drive

Spend your long weekend hiking through the rainforest, chasing waterfalls, exploring the region’s wineries and sampling the local produce and food.

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Mooloolaba

Distance from Brisbane: 90 minutes

Who doesn’t want to hit the beach on a long weekend? With one of the best beaches in Australia and plenty of activities for the whole family, Mooloolaba is a perfect weekend escape.

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Gympie

Distance from Brisbane: Two hours

Heritage buildings, galleries, museums and markets make this a great place to explore over the long weekend. There’s plenty of places to stay in the surrounding Sunshine Coast hinterland areas.

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