Itching to enjoy the great outdoors, but can't escape the big smoke? Don't worry — you don't need to travel far. Brisbane's Peaks to Points Festival will get you out, about and immersed in natural surroundings without venturing beyond the city.
Birdwatching in wetlands behind a Bunnings and taking a bushwalk in suburban parklands are just some of the events on the agenda — alongside spotting koalas, touring tributaries, moseying along mountaintops and planting trees. Workshop-wise, you can also learn about seed preparation and propagation, discover how to turn your kitchen and garden waste into compost, and build nesting boxes for wildlife.
Running from July 14 to 29, Peaks to Points is all about showcasing the south side of the Brisbane River, so expect to explore everywhere from Carina, Mount Gravatt and Corinda to Ipswich, Redlands and Logan. It's family-friendly, should you have a little nature-lover in tow — and, even better, the majority of events are free.