Get outside this winter

You don’t have to stay indoors this winter as there’s so much to do outside if you just look around.

As we all know, Queensland’s winters really can’t be classified as freezing cold. So this winter don’t sit around inside. Get up, get outside and enjoy yourself. Here are some things you can do with your family and friends.

Put your walking shoes on and go for a hike around the city or suburbs. There are plenty of walking trails within 30 kms of Brisbane.

Get out and spice up your life with something hot for dinner. Enjoy a curry, spicy Asian soup, or the World’s Hottest Burger at Wellington Point. Check out Brisbane’s hottest dining spots here.

Enjoy a night of live jazz, blues or soul music at a number of venues around the city.

Go whale watching and get up close and personal with majestic humpback whales as they pass by the South East Queensland coast to the warm, tropical waters of Queensland. Brisbane Whale Watching and Tangalooma Whale Watching Cruises offer tours in Moreton Bay Marine Park and guarantee a sighting.

Delight in local produce at the Scenic Rim Eat Local Week until July 2. From long table lunches, to country markets, hands-on classes and producer meetings – this is a chance to get back in touch with the food you eat and the people who make it.

Between events follow this self-guided producer trail through the Scenic Rim area. The fruitful region is filled with lakes, mountains, rich soil and large plains. Stacks of food producers are harvesting and growing everything from pecans and beetroot, to sheep cheese, free-range eggs and olive oil. If you overindulge, take a hike in the area along these trails.

Spot a turtle or two without getting wet. Head over to Moreton Island with Australian Sunset Safaris. They have a fleet of clear see-through kayaks that allow you to paddle over the old Tangalooma Wrecks, spotting fish, turtles and marine life below without getting wet. Go one better and stay overnight – paddling out again by night.

For more ideas and activities you can enjoy click here.