Mt Coot-tha Hide n Seek Trail - Looking for a way to keep the kids entertained? Check out the Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail set in the heart of the shady Exotic Rainforest at Brisbane's Botanic Gardens. Collect a map at the start of the trail and seek out all the hidden treasures it has to offer while learning about our native wildlife.
Connect with nature and some of our most popular wildlife at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre. Just 25km south of Brisbane, the centre provides the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. Open daily from 10am to 4pm, learn all about this species that once shared our backyards. While you're there, why not get out into the wild and see what other species you can find at the Daisy Hill Conservation Park.
There's only one thing to do when it get's hot - find water. Luckily, Robelle Domain in Springfield has plenty of that to offer with an amazing children's water park! If that's not quite up your alley, there's also play equipment which combines play and electronic gaming, walking and cycle paths, picnic areas and markets every Saturday morning.
Head out to Fort Lytton National Park and take a step back in time. Used as Brisbane's front line of defence from 1881 till the 1930's, the fort is open every Sunday and most public holidays. Enjoy the picnic area on the banks of the Brisbane River and take a stroll around the pentagonal fortress concealed behind the grassy embankments.
There are quite a few old buildings very close to the CBD in Brisbane, but none quite as impressive as St John’s Cathedral. This was the only Gothic cathedral in the world that was still under construction using traditional medieval building techniques. For visiting, it opens at 9.30am-4.30pm, and there are free tours Monday-Saturday at 10am and 2pm, and most Sundays at 2pm. If you are lucky enough to be going round when the choir are in, you are in for a real treat.
At the Queensland Police Museum, you can get some insight into how both currently & historically, the police go about solving crimes, the methods used & some of the evidence collected. There are 25 displays in total that make up the exhibit, that divulge into everything from police heritage, police investigative techniques, to different crimes in Queensland & the evolution of police equipment. There is even a simulated murder crime scene.
ROCKS RIVERSIDE PARK - massive recreational zones, open grassy spaces, waterpark with shallow pools and water trickling through the meandering man made watercourse, fountains & shade sails, large sandpits, bike paths, climbing nets, a flying fox!
Osprey House - has a specially designed Nesting Platform. We have a resident pair of raptors, who have successfully raised one chick. Plus lovely picnic/BBQ area. Have a picnic, wonder around the house & go bird watching.
Beyond the rankings, the conclusions of a recent study on innovation across the globe highlights 2 themes: 1) while process, investment, and culture matter they mean little without the right mindset, and 2) the true power of creative thought comes from developing your own strength in it versus seeking or mimicking a formula. But whether to 'get more eyeballs' or ironically because of formulas the study still reduces it all to dollars first, second and ultimate. What was that about mindset…