Our Guide to the Best Road Trips from Brisbane

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Our Guide to the Best Road Trips from Brisbane
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While Brisbane City has so many exciting things to see and do, sometimes you need some time away from the bustling city life, and swap it for something tranquil, coastal, and slow. We’ve put together 5 of the best road trips from Brisbane to give you some inspiration. What’s better? On your way, you can trust eCarSubscription to get you on the road with no worries.

The Best Road Trips from Brisbane

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is an easy hour south of Brisbane and jam-packed with plenty of things to do and see. We recommend this trip for those that are looking for something short and sweet. The Gold Coast boasts beautiful beaches and rainforest rock pools and hiking trails, all within twenty minutes of eachother! For those of you looking for something a bit more thrilling, there are four main theme parks to choose from – Movie World, Dream World, White Water World, and Wet and Wild. The Gold Coast also has beautiful restaurants, often directly on the beach, and exciting nightlife. If you're looking to do a lot of moving around on your Gold Coast adventure, we recommend booking a hire car. If you’re travelling to the Gold Coast for work you can also utilise our business car subscription, where we offer exclusive corporate options.

Gold Coast

Lamington National Park and Scenic Rim

This one is for nature lovers! The National Park is home to much unique Australian flora and fauna and secluded natural swimming and hiking spots. There are also popular waterfalls, small towns, and fabulous restaurants and vineyards with amazing views of the surrounding forests. Oh, and did we mention it’s only an hour and a half away from the city? Amazing! While this is one oft he short road trips from Brisbane, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another world entirely.

Due to the seclusion of Lamington National Park, there are very limited options for transport other than bringing your own vehicle. Our car subscriptions services are ideal for people who are looking for a reliable mode of transport but aren’t willing to committo car ownership. If you’re curious about how much you can save from a car subscription service rather than owning one, you can use our car ownership cost calculator.

Waterfall in Lamington National Park

Moreton Island

Our third suggestion for the best road trips from Brisbane is Moreton Island. A simple ferry ride and you’ll step off the boat to crystal waters and a shipwreck snorkelspot 100 meters up the beach, you might even arrive in time for the dolphin feeding! They offer beach camping on the island, or you can choose to check in at the quality hotel for extra comfort. This is one of the best weekend road trips from Brisbane, or if you’re looking for something a bit longer, why not stay for a couple of weeks? The Moreton Bay hotel offers many different activities like guided snorkel tours, boat trips, dolphin and feeding.

There are endless beaches, sand tobogganing, hikes, and even a lagoon in the island's centre. Unless you're planning on spending most of your time at the hotel or campsite, this trip requires a car. Moreton Island only allows four-wheel drive vehicles, so if you require an upgrade, our subscription cars can come in super handy!

Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Island

The Whitsundays

One of the best road trips from Brisbane that's a bit further away is The Whitsundays. This will give you the real road trip experience, with a 12-hour journey all-up. You could even make some stops on the way if you're not on a schedule! Everyone knows The Whitsundays for its white sand beaches and colourful reefs for snorkelling. There are heaps more you can do there, including hopping from private beach to private beach, hiring a yacht for the day, or stopping in at one of the many other islands nearby.

The Whitsundays Islands

Byron Bay

The last recommendation we have for the best weekend road trips from Brisbane is to head down south to Byron Bay. Embrace the laid-back culture of Byron and relax on one of its beautiful beaches or enjoy some delicious food at one of the many exciting restaurants they have to offer. There are many little Northern Riverstowns to explore, some of them even have cute markets on the weekend.

Byron Bay

Going on a trip doesn’t have to costan arm and a leg either, there are heaps of short road trips from Brisbane that you can easily squeeze into one weekend, that can be booked quickly and without the need to ask for any time off work. Or, if you're looking for something a bit longer, there are plenty of beautiful spots along the east coast of Australia to choose from. This is where we come in.

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