Thornlands is a residential suburb in Redland City, on the south east coast of Australia
and a short drive from the city of Brisbane
and the Gold Coast
. This is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia, where tourism is quickly becoming a key industry. Accommodations such as vacation rental, condo rental and other lodging offer a chance to enjoy this diverse travel destination. Sub tropical temperatures and nearby beaches make this a fantastic place to kick back and relax or go on a sailboat or yacht tour of the nearby islands and calm waterways
Nearby North Stradbroke Island is the second largest sand island in the world and offers fantastic natural beauty, surfing beaches, fishing, diving and camping
. White sandy beaches stretch as far as the eye can see. Another close attraction, Coochiemudlo Island, is a small, secluded and serene island located in the Moreton Bay. The island is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and observing unique Australian wildlife
. To commemorate the historic explorers who discovered the island, there is an annual crafts market, parade and re-enactment. Many other islands can be explored during day trips or drive through the Bay in the Redlands for spectacular mountain top views, all within reach from accommodation, vacation rentals and condo rentals.
Thornlands offers many fun ways to spend the day for children and adults alike, including go-karting, cycling, horseback riding, golfing, tennis, off-roading and skydiving
. Accommodations and vacation rentals offer a unique opportunity to enjoy both exciting and relaxing outdoor activities. A variety of delicious temptations are a short drive from your accommodation, including fresh from the water seafood, cafes, laid back pubs and fine dining restaurants right on the ocean front.
Spend the day appreciating Australian and European art of the Brisbane Galleries or gathering an understanding of Aboriginal art through a tour or by visiting local art galleries
. Learn the history of Aboriginals and even try throwing a traditional boomerang
with lessons from a guide. For nature lovers, boat tours offer a chance to view majestic humpback whales with their calves
during their migration June to November. Dugong and sea turtles can also be found in the renowned marine parks. Accommodation and vacation rentals offer a chance to see the spectacular natural parks and historic buildings of Thornlands, with the option of visiting cosmopolitan Brisbane within a short drive
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