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Welcome to Woodridge, a suburban paradise that truly has it all. Located smack-bang halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast - and under an hour’s drive from both - Woodridge is the perfect place to base yourself for all your adventures around the Southeast. Whether you’re gearing up for a day exploring Brisbane town, or on the hunt for perfect waves on the Gold Coast, there’s no better place to start than Woodridge. Before you whizz off, there’s plenty to discover in this charming pocket of town, so pick up your Thrifty rental car and let the good times roll!
After securing your set of wheels from Thrifty Woodridge, it’s time to hit the road for an adventure-filled journey. Woodridge isn’t your typical tourist hotspot, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find an incredible variety of exciting and unique things to do.
Just a stone’s throw from the centre of the suburb, enjoy your very own little slice of paradise in Karawatha Forest Park. This sprawling bushland park and wildlife reserve is the perfect place to get away from it all and get back to nature. With eight stunning bushwalking tracks to choose from and opportunities to spot unique native wildlife in their natural habitat, Kawartha Forest and Discovery centre is a joy for all ages, and a great way to spend a day out in Woodridge. If you’re feeling up for a challenge, the scramble up to Yaraga Rocks lookout is well worth the effort, where you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views out towards the ranges of the Scenic Rim.
The Logan region is perhaps best known for its rich diversity and multiculturalism, and this rather unlikely suburb is home to a vibrant immigrant community. Station Road is a melting pot of ethnicities, food, and specialty stores from across the globe - the sort of place where a simple stroll down the street will transport you anywhere from Asia, India, Africa and the Middle East. Savour the smells and flavours of the world at Woodridge’s many authentic ethnic eateries, the majority of which are owned and run by proud first-generation immigrants and their families. Every Sunday, the town centre comes to life as Global Food Markets takes over the streets. You’ll find everything here from fresh produce, open-air street food, and a selection of flea market stalls, where you’ll be sure to grab yourself a bargain. The atmosphere is electric on a Sunday, a definite highlight of any visit to Woodridge.
So, you feel like you’ve conquered Woodridge? After exploring the suburbs, you’ll be itching to hit the road to explore what lies beyond. Thanks to its central location, Woodridge is just spitting distance from so many of Queensland’s biggest tourist draw cards. From here you’re just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Pacific Motorway which will whisk you away to your next destination in no time.
Only half an hour north of Woodridge, pop on down to the big smoke - the sunny river capital of Brisbane. This sprawling city wrapping around the endless bends of the sparkling Brisbane River will excite you with its cosmopolitan flair, world-class shopping, and dining scene plus an abundance of cultural attractions. Explore the lush riverfront parklands of South Bank or mosey through the excellent museums and galleries around the heritage-listed Cultural Centre precinct.
On the other side of the river, the bustling city centre is a hive of activity, entertainment, and energy. Shop till you drop all along the length of Queen Street mall, catch a show at historic City Hall, or enjoy lazy al-fresco dining with a view at Howard Smith Wharves. If you do decide to enjoy a tipple, do ensure you have a designated driver nominated.
Heading south from Woodridge, leave Brisbane and Logan in your rear-view mirror and say hello to the glitz and glamour of the Gold Coast, less than an hour's drive away in your Thrifty rental car. As the theme park capital of Australia, Gold Coast plays host to five blockbuster adventure parks - the hardest decision to make is which one to do first. Beyond the excitement and buzz of the theme parks, the Gold Coast is home to some of the finest beaches in the country. From Main Beach to Miami, you’ll be bound to find the perfect spot to lay down the towel and soak up some of that famous Queensland sunshine. To complete your time on the coast, capture those perfect holiday snaps from the dizzying heights of SkyPoint Observation Deck, located at the top of Australia’s tallest building – Q1.
Whether you’re staying locally in Woodridge, enjoying city sights in Brisbane, or basking in the sunshine of the Gold Coast, your Thrifty rental car is just the start of a whole host of Queensland adventures.