If you give yourself time in South East Queensland, you’ll fall in love with the endless stream of mountains and waterfalls around you. Get out of Brisbane and spend a couple of weeks exploring (or pick a new area each weekend). In the summer, the rainforests and swims will always cool you down the perfect amount.
Doing it for the view
The Gold Coast hinterland is full of views out into the layers of mountains making part of all the national parks gathered here. Try Moran Falls and the Best of All Lookout. This one is outside the restaurant at O’Reilly’s.