It's nearly time for the Royal Queensland Show. Regions across southeast Queensland will be celebrating in August, so get ready to head to Brisbane and join in the festivities.
Consider hiring a car from one of our Brisbane locations so you can explore the city and make sure you don't miss out of any of the excitement of Ekka. Consider leaving your car parked at your accommodation and travelling to the Brisbane Showgrounds via public transport.
There will be plenty happening over the Ekka Weekend, so make sure you plan ahead so you can see as much as possible. Hosted at the Brisbane Showgrounds, there are plenty of activities for people of all ages at one of the biggest events of the year.
If you aren't happy to contend with the extra crowds and battle the traffic to get to the Showgrounds - there is another way. Brisbane is a fantastic starting point for some of Australia's best road trips. Within hours from the city you can reach secluded beaches, quirky Hinterland shops and beautiful national parks. Here are some suggestions for your weekend escape: