The Hills has heaps of fun things to see and do. Being in the heart of western Brisbane suburbs, it’s pretty close to everything and is very easy to travel to. No matter where you are, consider stopping by and having a look around for the day!
As the name suggests, the Hills District features a distinctive hilly landscape. It is also primarily made up of thick bushland, especially around Arana Hills and Bunya. This makes it the prime location to take in the wonders of Queensland’s local fauna and flora. There is also plenty of parkland surrounding the area. As such, it is easy to get around the region because of the various bike paths and walkways.
The Hills District includes Ferny Hills, Bunya, Arana Hills, Everton Hills, Eatons Hill and Albany Creek.
Food, relaxation and adventure. It’s what people live for and you don’t need to travel far to experience it. Clear your schedule for the day and try to hit these top spots when day-tripping to the Hills District.
Bunyaville Conservation Park is an excellent place to bring the family for a day trip. The Park is a sanctuary for local native ecosystems and is a great picnic and barbecue spot with numerous trails to explore.
For trail walkers, head down to the Tree Discovery Track. It is a gentle track reserved for walkers only, that is teeming with diverse flora and fauna. The path has several boardwalks to protect the ecosystem and allow the visitors to enjoy the thriving landscape. If you’re lucky, you may spot local wildlife which could include kookaburras, koalas or echidnas.
If you’re up for more physical fitness, walk your mountain bike down towards the ten designated bike tracks in the park. These tracks are for confident, experienced riders with tracks ranging in length from the Kokoda (545 m) to Dark Side (1.5 km). You can complete all ten tracks in about 2.5 hours.
The best part is that most of these playgrounds are surrounded by picnic areas, making them the best place to enjoy a fun day out. Some of the best parks of the region are:
These parks are within a couple of minutes driving distance of each other, meaning you can visit a couple of parks all in the space of one day.
Need a place too cool off? Albany Creek has got you covered! The Albany Creek Leisure Centre features an awesome leisure pool which includes both a slide and a whirling rapids. The pool is a great place to bring the whole family.
To end your visit, everyone will point you towards Eatons Hill Hotel. Hop back on Old Northern Road and head north for ten minutes. The newest local food and function hub hosts some of the best food and entertainment in the region. The Eatons Hill Hotel attracts locals in droves, with its restaurant and bistro dedicated to supporting local producers and using home-grown honey produced by the owning Comiskey family. The adjacent Function Centre stages some of the best entertainment in music and comedy currently touring Brisbane. With a variety of events happening, from live music and comedy shows to visiting theatre productions, Eatons Hill continues to be a centre of entertainment in the region.
Still want more? Here are some more ideas for things to do in the Hills District