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Chris Reid Jul 10, 2023

How can you possibly relax and unwind when you’re holidaying somewhere everyone knows about and thus is overcrowded and anxiety-inducing?

If you’re looking for somewhere you can really put your feet up, chill out and put the past few months of ‘rona BS behind you, forget Googling ‘Queensland holidays’, because everyone else will probably be doing the same. Instead, consider one of these spots that’ll boast fewer visitors and a better disconnect.


Day trips ahoy


We get it - not everyone has the freedom to take off for a full week - or even a weekend, for that matter. Sometimes, just taking off for the day can be enough to reset our minds and recharge the batteries.


Tallebudgera Creek


A stone’s throw from Brissy (a smidge under 100km), Tallebudgera Creek provides the delicate and beautiful scenery you need to forget about all the stressors of work, even if only for a few hours. To access this hidden beauty, take the southern entrance of Burleigh Head National Park if you prefer taking the road less travelled.


Mount Mee


You can absolutely head up to Mount Mee, 60km north of Brisbane, in a 2WD and take in waterfalls while on one of the bushwalks…

Or, you can hop into your 4WD and make your way along the 60-odd kilometres of 4WD track - not too difficult so novices won’t have any issues, however there are a few challenging options if you’re game that sneak off to the left and right every so often.


Wonderful weekends




Kinkuna is just north of Hervey Bay, roughly 350 kilometres from Brissy. To access, you’ll need to be in a 4WD, and once you arrive you’ll see why we recommend a visit. Not only are you presented with the gorgeous landscape of the ocean’s horizon while looking over rolling coastal sand dunes, but it’ll soon become obvious how quiet and how few other people are around. Spending the week here is almost too easy, and there are plenty of camping sites to choose from.




Close to the Sunshine Coast is the hinterland town of Maleny, an ideal place for those with a particularly strong hedonistic side. From its multitude of breweries, wineries and cheese factories, we suggest keeping away from the scales for at least a few weeks after your visit! Alternatively, you can burn off all those extra calories while exploring the surrounding National Parks.


Week-away holidays


Thala Beach


Make your way up to Port Douglas to visit Thala Beach Nature Reserve, an unmissable destination that’s perfect for those in desperate need for some R&R. Stay in a timber bungalow that stands on stilts situated right in the middle of the forest canopy. Spend your days walking through the 58-hectare forest or relaxing on the secluded Oak Beach.


The Town of 1770


This is another one of those places native Queenslanders are always saying ‘Yeah we’ll get around to visiting one day’ but never do. We promise, it’s absolutely worth the trip. Named due to Captain James Cook landing there on his second journey to Australia in 1770, it offers a lot more than a historical significance. Absolutely incredible beaches you won’t soon forget, abundant native Australian flora and fauna, water sports and lots more can all be found here.


Get off the beaten track and back in a brand new 4WD


If you want to make the most of your next Queensland adventure, you’ll need a rig that can take you everywhere - you don’t want to miss out on accessing spots because your vehicle doesn’t have the capabilities!

Taking the trip in a new 4WD will surely get the job done, and securing finance for it can be an absolute breeze with Stratton Finance. Get an online finance quote today in under 60 seconds and find out what you could be paying each month to be behind the wheel of your dream vehicle.

We’re here to answer any questions you have, too - give us a call today on 1300 787 288 or use our online enquiry form and you’ll hear from us soon.

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