Noosa National Park

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Noosa National park, located 2 hours from Brisbane, features the beautiful and iconic mixture of beach and forest. It protects beautiful stands of eucalypt forest, woodland, melaleuca wetland, colourful wallum heathland, and pockets of dense vine-strewn forest. Noosa provides the opportunity to spot local wildlife from koalas and kangaroos to whales and dolphins, bushwalk through pandanus palms, and the opportunity to learn more about Kabi Kabi people, the traditional owners of this area.

Duration: Full day

Activities: hiking, surfing, mangrove walks, lunch at Betty's Burgers.

Essential items to bring: wallet, hat, sunscreen, water (at least 1L), sturdy shoes, warm clothes suitable for walking. We also recommend bringing insect repellent, a camera, and rain jacket.

 

Springbrook National Park

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Located 100 km south of Brisbane, Springbrook National Park holds lush rainforests, impressive views and lookout points, and spectacular waterfalls that flow into the coolest swimming holes.

Duration: Half day

Activities: hiking, bird-watching.

Essential items to bring: hat, sunscreen, water (at least 1L), sturdy shoes, warm clothes suitable for walking. We also recommend bringing insect repellent, a camera, rain jacket, and swim suit.

 

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Only 12 km from Brisbane, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the perfect place to meet the amazing native Australian wildlife: cuddle a koala, feed a kangaroo, admire the beautiful Australian birdlife such as cockatoos, the great emu, lorikeets, kookaburras and much more!

Duration: Half day

Activities: animal shows, kangaroo feeding, photo opportunity with a koala.

Essential items to bring: camera, wallet.

 

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

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Part of the Queensland Cultural Centre, the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is located in the South Bank precinct of Brisbane. GOMA is the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in Australia. Delight your senses with art contemplation, and enjoy a relaxing day with spectacular views of the Brisbane River and Brisbane City Centre.

Duration: Half day

Activities: art analysis.

Essential items to bring: wallet, camera.

 

BareFoot Bowls

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Yes - Australians love being barefoot! Come and enjoy one of the most popular social activities for locals. BareFoot Bowls is a fun and relaxing way to spend time in the sun and learn the art of lawn bowls.

Duration: Half day

Activities: lawn bowling, food and drinks.

Essential items to bring: wallet.

 

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Sponsors

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the nature conservancy

Location

The University of Queensland St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia

www.uq.edu.au