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QLD’s Best Weekend Escapes

25 Jun 2017

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Maleny

About an hour and a half from Queensland’s capital, Maleny is a quaint little town with big character. Offering plenty of restaurants and cafés to choose from, Maleny is the perfect spot for every foodie and wine connoisseur.
Take a leisurely stroll through town and browse the many boutique arts and crafts shops, or enjoy stunning views of rolling hills with a glass of wine in hand and a cheese platter within reach.

Good for:

  • Couples looking for an escape from the city

Must do:

Best eats:

  • Terrace of Maleny seafood restaurant (don’t miss their barramundi and Moreton Bay bug).
  • King Ludwigs German restaurant and bar (their jägerschnitzel mit spätzle and gemüse/pork medallions and home-made German pasta is a must-try).
  • Monica’s Café (you’ll love their delicious gourmet sandwiches).

Springbrook

Drive 45 minutes from the beaches of the Gold Coast and you’ll find Springbrook, the gem of the Gold Coast Hinterlands.
With waterfalls, walking tracks, wildlife and rare birds on offer, there’s something for everyone in this picturesque region. If you’re planning to head there in summer, don’t forget to pack your swimmers; Springbrook has some of the best swimming holes in Australia.

Good for:

  • Families wishing to get out of the house and have quality time together

Must do:

Best eats:

Whitsundays

If you’re really looking to get the most out of your weekend, book a flight to the Whitsundays. Just under 2 hours from Brisbane, the Whitsunday Islands offer white-sand beaches, hiking trails, and a beautiful rainforest backdrop.
This tropical paradise is the perfect weekend getaway for anyone looking for a change of scenery and routine.

Good for:

  • Beach-lovers looking for some downtime

Must do:

Best eats:

  • Bommie (their piccata of reef fish is to die for).
  • Coca Chu (their mussaman curry is a crowd pleaser).

Check out some more mouth-watering food destinations in Queensland for your next weekend away.

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