Five Scenic Sunday Drives from Brisbane

There are so many beautiful and scenic drives near Brisbane that it can be hard to pick the best one. That’s why we’ve done all the hard work for you by putting together this list of our favourite day trips from Brisbane.

Best sunday drives from Brisbane

1. Lamington National Park Road

Water cascading over rocks at Lamington National Park in Queensland, Australia
Lamington National Park Cascades

Located just outside Brisbane, the road is perfect for a Sunday getaway. You can spend your time looking at the rainforest flora, which includes ancient trees that have been around for ages.

Lamington National Park is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Australia. It’s also home to Lamington National Park Road, a picturesque drive that takes you through the park.

The park is also home to some incredible wildlife. If you’re lucky, you might catch sight of koalas lounging in their trees or even kangaroos hopping by!

2.Mount Mee Road

Mount Mee Road is an excellent option for a Sunday drive if you are looking to take in some natural beauty while enjoying the drive.

The drive takes you through the beautiful rolling hills of Queensland, and there are plenty of places to stop along the way if you want to take pictures or enjoy the scenery.

Dahmongah lookout view of rolling verdant green hills in Mount Mee, Queensland
View From Dahmongah Lookout In Mount Mee, Queensland.

The trip will take about 1.5 hours, but there are plenty of places along the way where you can stop for lunch or refreshments.

Once you’ve turned off onto Mount Mee Road, prepare for some serious winding roads through mountains and forests dotted with both lookout points and picnic spots along the way.

3. Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains, Queensland, Australia.
Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland, Australia.

Glass House Mountains are a series of peaks in the Glass House Mountains National Park. Captain Cook named the mountain range. You can explore this range on a four-wheel drive tour or hike.

They are unique geological features formed by sedimentary rock and volcanic activity. Glass House Mountains is about an hour’s drive away from Brisbane.

4. Tambourine Mountain

Lush foliage and cool rock pool in Mount Tamborine.
Verdant Green, Lush Foliage and Clear Rock Pool In Mount Tambourine.

Tambourine Mountain is one of the most iconic landmarks in Brisbane, and its extensive views are the perfect place to take in the city’s beauty.

The road winds through the hills surrounding Brisbane, stopping at lookout points where you can see all of downtown Brisbane and beyond. It’s a great way to see all the city has to offer all at once!

When you’re driving from Brisbane to Tambourine Mountain, you’ll pass through some of the most beautiful scenery in Queensland. The drive itself is about 72 kilometres long and will take most people about one hour.

5. Toowoomba

Tranquil pool at Japanese  garden in Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.
Tranquil Pool at Japanese Gardens In Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.

Toowoomba is just 1.5 hours away from Brisbane, and it’s worth taking this scening drive. The city has some of Australia’s best restaurants and shopping, and you can visit the Toowoomba Botanic Gardens, which are more than 150 years old. They’re also ideal for people who love to hike or bike—there are several hiking trails in the area.


Brisbane is a beautiful city, with many different scenic drives that you can enjoy. We hope this article has inspired you to get out there and explore the world around us!