Leafy Neighbourhoods: Brisbane's 8 Green Suburbs to Call Home
Breathe easy in these 8 Brisbane suburbs that couple city convenience with gorgeous green space.
As the leafiest capital city in Australia, it’s not surprising that Brisbane is home to some seriously green suburbs. These neighbourhoods punch well above their weight when it comes to tree cover, public parkland and sprawling outdoor spaces.
Nestled between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the suburb of Springwood is bounded by two conservation parks, providing breathing space away from the hustle and bustle. It offers endless opportunities for active families with walking tracks, mountain biking and horse riding through Daisy Hill Conservation Park and Venman Bushland National Park. There are playgrounds, picnic spots and the chance to get up close to koalas at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre.
With its vast open spaces and wide, tree-lined streets, Carina Heights is a popular pick for those seeking greener pastures. It provides residents with peace and privacy yet is located just a short 20 minutes from the CBD. The suburb is prized for its family friendly atmosphere, abundance of parks and playgrounds, golf clubs and world-class sporting fields. It has local shops, esteemed schools and is also moments from Westfield Carindale for everyday essentials. Carina Heights encompasses Whites Hill Reserve, where walkers can take in scenic views across the city.
Leafy Bardon is nestled in the foothills of Mount Coot-tha giving Brisbanites access to sprawling greenery and abundant opportunities to get outdoors. Enjoy scenic bush walks and picnic spots framing panoramic views over the city and Moreton Bay. With community at its heart, Bardon has a village-like feel with cute cafés (try Goodfolk Café or Bardon Thyme), reserves, and playgrounds. Its streets are lined with large, traditional Queenslander homes, ensuring young families have plenty of space to spread out.
A 25-minute drive from Brisbane, Bunya has the feel of the country with large acreage properties immersed in bushland. It’s peaceful, quiet, and teeming with native wildlife. Yet Bunya’s proximity to the CBD means everything you need is within easy reach. There are good schools, shops and eateries, while the train line is just a short drive away. Getting your nature fix is easy with Bunyaville Forest Reserve offering walking tracks, creeks and swimming holes, including family favourite Bunya Crossing Reserve.
The charming pocket of Graceville is encased by the Brisbane River with lush tree-lined avenues and pretty foreshore parks capturing stunning water views. Residents spend their mornings strolling along the river front and stunning reserves or picnicking at the weekend. This tightly held suburb lures young and established families for its strong community spirit, laid-back village atmosphere, and fantastic local schools. It has a handful of fashion boutiques, quaint cafes and a train line providing quick access to the city centre and major shopping hubs.
Picturesque Tarragindi lies less than 10km from the city centre and appeals to nature loves with Toohey Forest on its doorstep. Locals can stretch their legs on meandering walking tracks and cycling trails through stunning eucalypt forest, home to more than 400 species of native wildlife. The suburb offers sought-after schools, great cafes and serene parkland, creating a suburban heaven for those seeking peaceful, family-friendly living on the city fringe.
The garden oasis of Seven Hills lies in Brisbane’s inner east and is home to the rambling Seven Hills Bushland Reserve, with its notable walking tracks through dry rainforest and wildflowers. The sought-after hillside suburb perfectly pairs suburban charm with city convenience and benefits from the CBD being just 10 minutes’ drive away. There’s plenty of open space and lush tree-lined streets dotted with a mix of larger character and modern homes.
In the lifestyle haven of Taringa, locals enjoy peaceful, suburban living, while being just 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of town. The leafy suburb is surrounded by high-quality schools and is just a short drive to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre for everyday essentials. It has a golf course, train station and sprawling Anzac Park on its border, which weaves its way into the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Perrin Park is also a family favourite with kids’ bike paths and a playground.
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