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The Coolest Self Drive Getaways in Brisbane

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Welcome to Brisbane! You can breathe easy now because there is a huge chance that your trip will be graced with amazing weather wherever you go. Winter is relatively mild, and you will still be able to do most of the outdoor activities (yes, even swimming in the beaches) that you can do the rest of the year.

We’ve compiled a list of several choice destinations which independent travellers like you can simply drive to and enjoy. And should you require a vehicle, whether you need a compact car or a family SUV, you can get a car hire in Brisbane for the cheapest rates.

South Bank

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Luminous Lantern Parade in South Bank

Start off your journey in Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Take a dip in any of the different pools: Aquativity, Boat Pool, and Streets Beach.

If you enjoy live music, City Sounds might interest you. South Bank’s free live music program is on every Saturday at 3pm. This winter brings exciting acts such as Adam Brand, Sheppard, Cheap Fakes, Phoncurves, Hayley Wilson, Astrid, Matt Glass, Deena and more!

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City Sounds (visitbrisbane.com.au)

South Bank has more to offer. You have parklands, cafés, restaurants, cinemas, galleries, and exciting events. Check out this list of exciting events lined up for June in South Bank.

Mountains around Brisbane

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Mt Coot-Tha Lookout (wikimedia)

There’s no better way to see Australia than from behind the wheel of a car, and there’s no better way to feel as connected to its natural beauty than climbing one of its mountains and marvelling at the majesty of everything around you.

Brisbane has numerous mountains to choose from. From urban climbs like Mount Coot-Tha and Mount Gravatt to more advanced climbs like Mt Tempest, D’Aguilar National Park, and Brisbane Forest Park. Whatever your destination, the rewards of finally making it to the top are immeasurable.

Adventure Way Queensland

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Balonne River, St. George (queensland.com)

Are you ready for a 96-hour drive that will take you through Cobb & Co’s (the first people movers of the outback) journey? Drive along the 1,152 kilometre path that will take you to Dalby, Queensland’s richest grain and cotton producing area, through brigalow and belah belts to the outback plains.

Throughout this journey, you will be treated to vivid sunrises and sunsets, and night skies with millions of stars. Don’t worry about being away from civilisation for too long because there are accommodations, restaurants, and places to take showers.

This trip is not for everyone, but for the few brave enough to go do it, you will be rewarded by stories, memories, and an adventure that will last a lifetime.

Australia’s Country Way

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Girraween National Park (freephotoguides.com)

There really is nothing like being able to experience Australia by driving along its countryside while being able to go camping, fishing, and just taking in the best that nature has to offer along the way.

Australia’s Country Way has all of these, plus with the benefit of being shorter (only 20 hours) than Adventure Way. This drive will give you a new appreciation for the adage “It’s not the destination, but the journey” as you will soon find out. Sample some of Hunter Valley’s award-winning wines, olives, and seasonal fruit, see the spectacular granite rock formations in Girraween National Park, explore Warwick’s beautiful sandstone buildings, and witness the truly breathtaking coloured sandstone cliffs in Cania Gorge National Park.


Brisbane and its neighbouring destinations are great places to visit in the winter. The best part is winters are actually very pleasant, and going out for a drive is very much encouraged. To get the best of your trip, you should think of booking a car hire in Brisbane. Alpha’s cars are in excellent condition and can be booked at very competitive rates. Now what are you waiting for? Book a car, plan your trip, and start your adventure!