The last few days have been pleasantly busy as we hosted some friends from interstate. It was a great opportunity to do some local sightseeing and discover some hidden gems in our own backyard.
After meeting our guests at the airport in Brisbane and then having lunch we headed home on the road less travelled. There is not a lot of interest on the highway between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast so we took the scenic route via Dayboro and Mt Mee. We had discovered this route a couple of weeks ago and you can read more about it here.
On Sunday we ventured to the Glasshouse Mountains lookout, a short drive west of Glasshouse Mountains township. I had previously noticed signs about this but had never sought it out. This is a fantastic spot with great views, picnic tables, BBQs and a short walking circuit.
Monday saw us take off in yet another direction where we sampled cheese at the cheese factory in Kenilworth before travelling along various back roads and finally ending up at Boreen Point on the edge of Lake Cootharaba. We had a picnic lunch and then adjourned to an historic hotel for a quiet drink. The Apollonian Hotel was relocated from Gympie where it was built during the goldrush days of the 1870s.
What gems have you discovered in your local area?