Posted 24 January
Get your girlfriends together and make your way to the beautiful Redcliffe Peninsula for a girls getaways weekend escape away from the city, the spouse and the kids. Relax, sleep-in, catch up, shop, laugh, eat and drink, whilst making new memories with the ladies that you rarely get to physically see outside of facetime and skype.
Don’t sit in a hotel room by yourself over the weekend, instead opt for spacious, 4 star self-serviced apartment accommodation just 400 meters from the Redcliffe Peninsula foreshore.
La Vida on Anzac, has comfortable and very affordable self-serviced 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, with ensuite, there is enough space to enjoy some pre-dinner drinks and nibbles while getting prepped for a fun Friday night ahead.
Once the makeup is on and you’re all looking ‘Absolutely Fabulous’, hit the town and take a short stroll down to the waterfront for all the local restaurants and bars along Redcliffe Parade.
The best way to kick-start a weekend in Redcliffe is by enjoying a few drinks along with a delicious dinner overlooking the picturesque Moreton Bay.
Mon Komo – within their Restaurant Caribbee, or on the deck of the Cabana Bar & Terrace – not only boasts great views of the local parklands, but on a clear starry night you can see the outline of Moreton Island National Park, on the other side of Moreton Bay.
Mon Komo’s eating venues offer everything from prime steak to fresh seafood, plus all the essentials for the ultimate girls weekend – decadent desserts and an extensive champagne, wine and beverage list.
As the night wears on grab your friends and fire up the dance floor as Mon Komo’s resident DJs spin the decks, out on the deck getting Redcliffe’s nightlife scene pumping.
Dance the night away into the wee hours knowing a warm bed awaits just 5 minutes walk away.
After all the Friday night action a caffeine fix and hearty breakfast will be in order to wake up and get you all refuelled and ready to embark on the next leg of your girls getaways weekend adventure.
The good news is, you don’t need to walk too far on an empty stomach from La Vida on Anzac, as adjacent to the iconic Redcliffe Jetty is Redcliffe Coffee Club. You’ll be well satisfied chowing into a big breakfast, French toast with maple glazed peaches, or salmon and avo stack amongst other tasty options. Not to mention, the caffeinated beverage of your ‘morning after’ dreams. Check out their full breakfast menu.
Why not take the long way round to breakfast and spend a few extra minutes enjoying a morning walk around Settlement Cove Lagoon, breathing in some fresh morning sea air.
Once breakfast is complete, it’s time to embark upon an experience unique to the bayside during the winter and spring months…
If you and your girlfriends are nature lovers, whale watching in the Moreton Bay waters during winter is simply an unmissable experience!
The best way of making sure you catch a glimpse of these majestic marine mammals is by getting out onto the water with a Brisbane Whale Watching cruise.
Boarding commences at 9:30am, so make sure you get up early enough for a rush-free, relaxing breakfast beforehand and most importantly – don’t forget to charge your phone and check the image memory space, as whale sightings are guaranteed and you’ll be wanting to grab that ‘Whaley Selfie’ to show the kids when you get home!
You’ll enjoy a wonderful voyage complete with buffet lunch, taking in the views across the water to Moreton and Bribie Island, while keeping eyes peeled for the peaceful giants of the ocean.
Finish off Saturday with a sunset dinner along the foreshore beside Suttons Beach.
Take a stroll along the waterfront with the girls in the dwindling light of day to work up a bit of an appetite after all the day’s feasting. Sight see and take some snaps together as you head past Settlement Cove Lagoon and onto (or around) the sands of Suttons Beach.
Then grab a table outside, or upstairs on the Tapas Rooftop Bar at Suttons Beach Pavilion, the shore-side locale. Sip a glass of wine and as you watch the incredible hues of sunset illuminate the sky and chat into the night.
Your tastebuds will be transported to Mecca with Mid-Eastern inspired, Israeli cuisine. Choose from a set menu, or order diverse share platter options to tuck into all together.
If your feeling up to it, take the long way back to the apartment and experience Bee Gees Way by night.
What could be better than waking up to a spot of laidback market shopping featuring food stalls and live entertainment a stone’s throw from your accommodation?
Picturesque market shopping with water views – that’s what!
The perfectly located Redcliffe Jetty Markets kicks off from 8am along the peninsula’s foreshore Anzac Parade parklands. These wonderful markets last into the early afternoon so you and your girlfriends can peruse the stalls, enjoy music and try delicious ethnic foods at your leisure.
Wind your way through these unique stalls harbouring wares the ladies love including jewellery, arts and crafts, handmade items, children’s clothing, homewares and exotic imports.
Meander up Redcliffe Parade past the shops, markets and cafes to Bee Gees Way to finish your girls getaways retreat with a stroll down this tribute avenue emanating nostalgia.
This 70 metre laneway connecting the foreshore parade with Suttons Street was unveiled by Moreton Bay Regional Council in 2013.
Check out the 70 metre dedication mural and stop to take a photo with your girlfriends with the 1.7 metre life-sized bronze statue of these famous pop legends. The Bee Gees Barry Gibb inscribed the statue’s plaque himself!