• Animals,  Cafe & playground

    O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards & Mount View Alpacas

    Looking for something unique to occupy the kids? Got out-of-town visitors and want to take a day trip? Or simply looking for a date option that’s a bit different to the usual? O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards has you covered! Enjoy a wine tasting at the Cellar Door, dine overlooking the grape vines, or pre-order a gourmet picnic hamper to enjoy beside Canungra Creek, the options are endless. But the latest addition to the property which differentiates them from every other vineyard around is the chance to hang with your very own alpaca!!

  • Animals,  Cafe & playground,  Free to do,  Gold Coast eats,  Nature play

    The Historic Rivermill

    One of our favourite Gold Coast adventures is a visit to the Historic Rivermill! Nestled in the picturesque Mt Nathan Shire, it’s only 10 minutes inland from Nerang and a VERY popular spot with families. The Rivermill is part café, part animal farm and part museum (a small one), meaning it’s a great way to spend a few hours and occupy a variety of age groups.

  • Free to do,  Gold Coast eats,  Nature play

    Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm

    A perfect weekend drive, the Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm is located at Mt Alford, which is just near the town of Boonah in the Scenic Rim. We headed out on a Sunday morning (in what should be mid-Autumn, but still feels like Summer!) for what was an easy drive from the northern Gold Coast. The road is sealed the entire way and not too bumpy, and there were few others on the road either.  No matter the time of year you visit, you’ll be able to experience a meandering sea of vivid violet as you wander around the six hectares of vines and lavender fields, as they have been…