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Cheap Weekend Activities For Queensland Families

Queensland is a great place to live, relax and work, but sometimes it’s hard to find family activities that tick all the boxes.


So when the weekend is fast approaching and you want to get out somewhere with the family but don’t want to spend a heap of money, you need a plan…


But you’ve done the beach to death and nothing else springs to mind!


Relax, we’ve put together this list of inexpensive weekend activities, perfect for  Queensland families.


Explore Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Source: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


This heritage-listed zoological garden is situated on the Gold Coast and is great value. It offers an inexpensive day out for the whole family. Explore the natural beauty of its 27 hectares of rainforest and immerse yourself in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • Cuddle a koala
  • Open animal enclosures
  • Feed the lorikeets and kangaroos
  • Wildlife shows and Aboriginal performances
  • Wildlife Hospital Precinct
  • Fabulous playgrounds
  • Mini train tours


Visit the Southern Downs and Granite Belt Region

Although well known for its wineries, the
Southern Downs and Granite Belt region also offer plenty of cheap, family-friendly activities to get stuck into, including:

  • Girraween National Park: A spectacular region for hiking and camping, with huge granite boulder formations and open forests.
  • Granite Belt Maze. Have a ball with the kids, trying to work together to solve riddles and find your way out.
  • Granite Belt Christmas Tree Farm: Get in the Christmas spirit all year round.
  • Stanthorpe: This rural town is a family-friendly wine and foodie heaven.


Visit Lyell Deer Sanctuary


This peaceful hideaway in Samford Valley, near Brisbane is well worth the tiny admission fee. The Lyell Deer Sanctuary attracts visitors wanting to get close to deer in a beautiful setting. Bring a picnic and cuddle, hand feed or simply sit with these beautiful creatures. An absolutely wonderful experience for the family.


Rediscover Your Local Parks and Playgrounds

Wherever you are in Queensland, there’s sure to be a great local park or playground nearby.


Local councils maintain some pretty amazing parks, including botanic gardens, bushland reserves, playgrounds and dog off-leash areas. You can enjoy a picnic, bike riding, a walk or just sit back and watch the kids play. And they’re all completely free to use. Visit your local council website for details about parks and playgrounds near you. 


Visit a National Park

From desert to tropical rainforest, Queensland’s National Parks are diverse and beautiful. A weekend away or a day visit is a perfect cure to your  busy week and the kids will love the wonder of nature!


As you can see, Queensland has a great variety of cheap weekend activities, perfect for families. With a little research and planning, your next family adventure is sure to tick all the boxes.



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