The Great Day Out is Channel Seven’s Sunday afternoon lifestyle and travel program, showcasing the best of Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Toowoomba region and everything in between each week at 5.30pm.

The much-loved team have been on air for 20 years and there’s a reason why The Great Day Out is Queensland’s number one lifestyle show. Whether it’s introducing inspiring people, uncovering hidden gems, heading on a road-trip, ticking off a bucket-list activity, or keeping you up to date with what’s happening around town – our passion is showing people of all walks of life how to enjoy a Great Day Out.

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Toowoomba Visitors’ Guide

Toowoomba may be best known for its graceful public gardens and heritage buildings, but beneath the provincial city’s genteel exterior churns plenty of youthful...

Kabana at Graceville

In this age of super-sized shopping centres with all the same big-name stores, it’s refreshing to find a retailer celebrating the rare and original. Kabana,...
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Winternational Drag Races

It’s loud, it’s fast, and it will provide an adrenaline rush to boot. The Willowbank Raceway Winternationals is the largest championship drag racing event outside...

Ipswich Foodie

Ipswich is known for its culture and heritage, but there have been some exciting new changes throwing a twist on the traditional. Off the back...

22 Million Steps

May is brain tumour awareness month, everyone is invited to register and take part in the 22 Million Steps to raise awareness and funds...

Paniyiri Greek Festival

The Paniyiri Greek Festival Returns to South Brisbane's Musgrave Park over two big days in May! This fun event is for the whole family, jam-packed...

Top Of Town Ipswich

Ipswich is a city with heritage at its heart but don’t be fooled by thinking it’s stuck in the past. History is now merging...
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Stradbroke Cruise

From the heart of busy Brisbane City, we board the ferry to transport us to the island of the Quandamooka people. The relaxing journey...
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Steve Parish

For nearly 60 years, Steve Parish has been an icon in nature photography, capturing stunning landscapes, and Australia’s elusive flora and fauna. Jillian joins...

Newstead House Tours

Newstead House sits proudly on the end of the Breakfast Creek hotel, overlooking the Brisbane River. It is Brisbane’s oldest surviving house, and the...

Noosa Food and Wine

Appreciate the great taste of the Sunshine Coast's local food and wine in one of Australia's leading food destinations, Noosa! The Noosa Food and Wine...

The Great Houses of Ipswich

The Great Houses of Ipswich are once again proud to be opening the doors of three heritage residences to the public on May 12th. Sign...

Nathan Spurling

Seven Queensland sports presenter Nathan Spurling is lucky enough to put his passion into practice every night. Nathan’s love for sports and being active...
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Lady Elliot Island (Pt 2)

Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay that sits 80k’s off the coast of Bundaberg at the Southern end of The Great Barrier Reef. It’s...

Urbane Markets

Urbane Markets Ipswich recently began and are on every Saturday from 5 pm till 9 pm. The markets welcome the finest food trucks in the...
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The Jewellery Studio

Growing up in Central Queensland’s gem-fields, Suzie Porsha was always going to be a silversmith. From a young age Suzie would go speaking for...
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Goma Patricia Piccinini

‘Curious Affection’ is on at The Gallery of Modern Art until the 5th of August.  It occupies the entire ground floor of GOMA and...
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Lady Elliot Island (Pt 1)

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonders. It’s the largest living structure on Earth. A breathtaking underwater wonderland...
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Recycle Revolution

These days, going to the tip isn’t what it used to be. No need to get one’s hands dirty. The Brisbane City Council, in...

Toowoomba Produce

Sitting at the top of an escarpment between Toowoomba and Crows Nest is the little mountain village of Hampton. The town is blessed with...

Brisbane Wildlife

Brisbane is blessed with a variety of wildlife experiences that are very close to the city. Walkabout Creek is at the Gap, just 12kms...
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Brisbane Racing Carnival

It’s time to make history! The Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival is the premier event on the Queensland racing calendar. Doomben Racecourse comes alive with...

Golf Central

There’s a very handy 18-hole mini golf course at Golf Central Brisbane Airport, beside Skygate, that’s accessibility-friendly and suitable for all ages. Golf Central is...

Beer Yoga

You’ll also find the Brat House in the Valley and at the NightQuarter Markets in Helensvale. Also, keep an eye out for The Bratmobile food...

The Star – Indulgence

Jess and Dave enjoy a “staycation” at the newly refurbished Star Grand in Broadbeach- the embodiment of sophistication, style and indulgence and the Gold...
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The Star – Gold Coast

Broadbeach on the Gold Coast continues to evolve and offers some of the coast’s most exciting attractions. https://youtu.be/UFVXpURxR6o The mall has a myriad of dining options...

The Star – Dining

The Star on The Gold Coast is so much more than a hotel and entertainment precinct. It plays host to a multitude of delicious...
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The Star – Entertainment

The Gold Coast has a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, with plenty to see and do throughout the year. The Star Gold Coast is a...
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Brisbane Lifestyle

Brisbane’s bike paths are bountiful and beautiful! We sent Sammy along to ‘road test’ a few of the best around Brisbane, sightseeing in her...
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Love Brisbane

The Plan Your Brisbane 1+1+1 film competition invited amateur filmmakers to choose a favourite city or suburban space and showcase that one location in...
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Fish Lane Art History

Whether you’re new to Brisbane, just visiting, or have lived here your whole life, there is no better way to get to know our...
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Green Spaces

Laurel explores all the wonders of the Mount Coot-tha botanic gardens, including the new Kitchen Garden. She also gets the lowdown on a brand...
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Brisbane City Council – Lord Mayor

Brisbane City is growing quickly and the Brisbane City Council is keen to get the feedback from locals about future development in their city. https://youtu.be/Ve03trplm4g The...
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Festival 2018

Marking time with that ‘other’ big event in April, Festival 2018 will bring more than 160 cultural, artistic and performance events to the Gold...
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Creating Tracks

The 21st Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast present an unmissable opportunity to share and showcase Australian indigenous culture with the world. To that end...
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TAFE Volunteers

Jess joins the team from TAFE Queensland to see how they helped it become the greenest games ever! TAFE Queensland www.tafeqld.edu.au Facebook Instagram  

Glen McMurtrie

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech Process Instrumentation and Control teacher, Glen McMurtie is shooting goals in both the classroom and on the World Shooting Para-Sport scene. Glen...
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Comm Games Behind the Scenes

2017 was a great year to be a student at TAFE Queensland. And that’s because the Commonwealth Games are being held on the Gold...

Tangalooma (Part 2)

Moreton Island is a sparkling gem in Southern Moreton Bay. A land of natural beauty, just waiting to be explored…and there are plenty of...
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Griffith Marathon

On April 15, Gold Coast local Michael Shelley will compete on home soil in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Marathon. The marathon event...

Matt Denny

Matthew Denny is an Australian discus and hammer throw athlete who has recently qualified for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in both disciplines....

Aladdin

One of the world’s most enchanting and famous folk-tales is being brought to life in Brisbane. Be transported on a magic carpet ride to...

Fancy Fish & Chips

The humble meal of Fish and Chips is one that is so familiar, but this doesn’t mean it has to be just a greasy...

World Science Festival

Are you interested in learning about space and time, or maybe you have an interest in technology? The world science festival is back again...

Ipswich Produce

Take a thirty-minute drive north-west of Brisbane and Ipswich is there waiting for you. The historic town is also home to a handful of chefs...

Quicksilver Pro and Roxy

Grab some boardies, slap on some sunscreen and head down to watch the world’s best male and female surfers battle it out in the...

Seymore Street Sandgate

Seymour Street is adjacent to the iconic roundabout right in the heart of the bayside suburb of Sandgate. Jim McKeering Real Estate is a...

Emma McKeon

At only 23 years of age, Emma McKeon OAM has both Commonwealth and Olympic Gold to her name. Originally from Wollongong down south, Emma...

French Film Festival

Oh la la, returning to the stunning Palace Cinemas in Brisbane, the French Film Festival will showcase over 40 films, Parisian TV series and...
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Ride on Mary

Behind the Sunshine Coast hinterland is the lesser-known Mary Valley. It’s a country holiday destination where some people come to relax, and others come...

Tangalooma (Part 1)

We all need an escape every now and again. A chance to leave your worries behind and recharge the batteries. Nothing says R&R like...

Bleach Festival

From the 29th of March, the Gold Coast’s premier arts and cultural event Bleach Festival returns… It’s an 18-day city-wide celebration – featuring major musical...

Shannon Parry

Olympic Gold Medalist and Rugby 7’s Captain, Shannon Parry, is excited about competing in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This will be the first time...

Active Noosa

Mixing sport and relaxation is easy when holidaying at Noosa. Runners can explore its natural beauty with Noosa Running Tours which offer two tours...

U on Sunday

You can get more of Anooska’s suggestions in her “Queensland’s Best Brunch” reviews in the Sunday Mail’s new “U on Sunday” magazine. It’s a great weekend read with...

Kelvin Grove Village Markets

Every Saturday morning you will find the corner of Musk Avenue and Blamey Street, alive with action, with the Kelvin Grove Village Markets supplying...

Griffith Comm Games Coming together

Thanks to a world-first partnership between Griffith University and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, clever minds from campus – including students, graduates and...

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

With only a few weeks to go until the games, there’s still time to grab last minute tickets…and there’s still some great accommodation available. For...

Gold Coast Triathlon

Keen to achieve your own Personal Best ahead of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games? Why not sign up for the Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke...
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Mao’s Last Dancer The Exhibition

Mao’s Last Dancer, The Exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin He fled poverty in China; soared to stardom in America; and has deftly guided Queensland...

Dom Bedggood

Gold medal winner and member of the Aussie diving team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Dom Bedggood, is pumped and ready for his home-town...

Yamaha Variety Jet Trek

Hit the waves on this year’s Yamaha Variety Jet Trek. This 7-day action-packed and fun-fuelled event motors through the Whitsundays – from Airlie Beach...

Beautiful Buderim

Just over an hour’s drive from Brisbane, you’ll find a village perched high on a volcanic plateau.  Beautiful Buderim sits nearly 200 metres above...
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Axe Throwing

Axe throwing is a fun and different activity that anyone over the age of 18 can try out. Owners Sam and Tyson, of Lumber...

Tony Auden

This week’s special guest is Channel 7’s resident meteorologist, Tony Auden. Tony’s fascination with the weather goes hand in hand with his love of...

Sir Thomas Brisbane’s Stars

Take a close look at Queensland’s flag fluttering above Brisbane’s King George Square and you’ll spot a single star on the state’s official banner. The...

Brisbane’s Best BYO

“Have bottle, will travel” is the call to arms for lovers of BYO dining - and Brisbane has plenty of scope for sticklers who...

Bean Brewding

Glenn Searle and George Young are the caffeine fanatics and bloggers behind Bean Brewding Tours. A few years ago, they set themselves a mission to...
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Girls’ Night Out

Getting together with girlfriends for a night out can be a challenge – with work and family commitments to juggle. So when the planets...
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The Brisbane Global Rugby Tens

The Brisbane Global Rugby Tens returns bigger and better for its second year in 2018 over the 9th and 10th of February… with 14...
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Lake Manchester

Did you know Lake Manchester – 25 kilometres west of Brisbane - is one of south-east Queensland’s first dams? It was built in 1916. Yet, more...
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Nightfall Wilderness Lodge

On the banks of Christmas Creek in the Lost World Valley is Nightfall, a wilderness ‘glamping’ experience that can accommodate up to six guests....

Wild Forage Australia

Wild foraging is much more than a buzz word on the Sunshine Coast’s culinary scene. In fact, it’s one of the most ancient methods...

Sunshine Coast Camping & Glamping

The best of both worlds awaits you at Cotton Tree Holiday Park, two holiday destinations in one. There is direct access to the Maroochy...
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Lifeline Bookfest

On Saturday 20th January to Sunday 28th, Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. It’s the largest second-hand book...

Roy Orbison Tribute

Australia will host Roy Orbison for the first time since his 1972 tour in the country’s first-ever hologram concert! The Brisbane Concert on May 4...

Disney Pixar’s Coco

Disney & Pixar invite you and your family to an unforgettable family reunion at the movies this summer… with their new heartwarming and hilarious...

Shingle Inn

Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Shingle Inn City Hall’s Kids Christmas Fairy High Tea. Brisbane’s oldest, and well-loved café is hosting a decadent morning of high tea...

City of Gold Coast Xmas Lights

Celebrate the most magical time of year as the Gold Coast shines bright with Christmas lights adorning homes across the city! From December 18,...

MAMMA MIA!

If you’re looking for an uplifting, fun-filled, and heartfelt night at the theatre MAMMA MIA! the musical comes to the lyric theatre from the...

Southern Queensland Country Road Trip

There are a few key ingredients that go into making a great country road-trip. Scenery is number one…and there’s no shortage of that in...
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Star Wars

The latest Star Wars movie, Star Wars The Last Jedi is released in theatres in Australia on December 14th. It continues the adventures of...

Ipswich School Holidays

The Summer school holidays are here and if you have a child in your care and live in the Ipswich area, there are plenty...

Twilight Markets

The Museum Twilight Markets is Ipswich's newest event destination! There’s quality handmade market stalls, food vendors, a free craft workshop, live music and torchlight tours...

Springfield Markets

Celebrate your Fridays at the Springfield Markets! On the first Friday of every month, Robelle Domain comes alive with food stalls, crafts, live entertainment...

Christmas by Starlight

The Redlands is set to host its largest free community event. Christmas by Starlight will take place at Redland Showgrounds on the 16th of...

4KQ Xmas Lights

It’s that time of year…when hundreds of residents, community groups and business owners take part in making the streets of Brisbane sparkle! The 4KQ Christmas...

Brisbane International

The Brisbane International is back and just in time for New Years. From the 31st of December through to the 7th of January 2018,...
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Youi Road-trip Caloundra

You’ll find the charming holiday hotspot of Caloundra just over an hour’s drive north of Brisbane. It’s an ideal daytrip destination and we’ve also...
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Aria Cruises

Explore the beautiful islands and waters of southern Moreton Bay with Aria Cruises. Operating out of Raby Bay Harbour at Cleveland, Aria’s luxury sailing catamaran...