Rocklea and surrounds | Cafes, butchers and tree-lined forests

From Salisbury to Heathwood, Brisbane’s southwest suburbs are home to a mighty mix of businesses and outdoor spaces that will keep you coming back for more. Start the day right with a coffee at a café that knows you by name, source some of Brisbane’s freshest meats straight from the family farm to the butcher, pick up a hobby in skating or self-defence, or get back to nature in an inner-city tree-lined forest.

Don't stop exploring

There are so many more suburban gems just waiting to be discovered. Start planning your next fun day out by reading more of our great Brisbetter Local articles

Editor's note: The featured content in Brisbane Explore is created to inspire residents and visitors to buy local as part of our city’s Economic Recovery Plan. Brisbane City Council disclaims any relationship with, or endorsement of, businesses featured in this video.

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Nearby events

Thu 2 Jun 2022, 8:30am
Free

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind, and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming...

Aspley Rest Park, 8 Graham Road, Carseldine

Thu 9 Jun 2022, 8:30am
Free

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind, and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming...

Aspley Rest Park, 8 Graham Road, Carseldine

Tue 31 May 2022, 7:00am
Free

Pilates simultaneously stretches and strengthens the muscles of the spine and pelvis through abdominal based exercises to improve strength and posture. This is...

Ferguson Park, 201 Barrett Street, Bracken Ridge

Tue 7 Jun 2022, 7:00am
Free

Pilates simultaneously stretches and strengthens the muscles of the spine and pelvis through abdominal based exercises to improve strength and posture. This is...

Ferguson Park, 201 Barrett Street, Bracken Ridge

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