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Escape the Chill and Explore Moreton Bay with a 3-Day Winter Road Trip

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Pack your bags, load your boot, and buckle up for a winter road trip across the region.

Scarborough Beach Playground Moreton Bay Cycleway

Get scootin’ to start your weekend!

Sutton Street


If you arrive in Moreton Bay before check in at 2pm start the fun early and make tracks with Ride Electric. Hire a scooter, bike, or trike and cruise the Redcliffe waterfront. Enjoy an uninterrupted non-stop ride along the Moreton Bay Cycleway - a 22km return pathway with total beach frontage, or include stops for photos, coffee and lunch.

Chat with the team to find the best places to scoot - or jump on board a guided tour or social ride - for a day filled with fun!

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Check in

Anzac Avenue


After all that sweating, check into your accommodation to freshen up.

There are so many accommodation options along the peninsula to choose from. Discover modern boutique holiday apartments at La Vida on Anzac, award-winning B&B Reid’s Place, or Proximity Waterfront Apartments - only a short walk to beaches, cafes, and shops.

Walking distance to Sutton’s beach, La Vida on Anzac is sure to provide the luxury! Or perhaps you’re looking for a breakfast-provided stay? Located in Scarborough, Reid’s Place is home to the perfect bed & breakfast accommodation. For a bayside stay, Proximity Waterfront Apartments will have everything you need from catering, laundry facilities and beautiful modern bathrooms.

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Pre-Dinner Fun

Anzac Avenue


Head to Redcliffe to start the night at Undersea Putt & Play.

With all abilities access, everyone can come along and immerse themselves at the under-the-sea-themed mini-golf and arcade. With 18 holes and a few arcade games, you will have plenty of time to explore it all before dinner. You’ll find yourself walking through the jaws of prehistoric fish and playing amongst the sea creatures. Make sure you book online for guaranteed fun.

Headed there with a crew or for a special event? Speak to the team about their tailored packages on offer!

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Dinner at Sunny's Margate Beach

McCulloch Avenue


It's time for dinner by the bay.

Enjoy the seaside atmosphere and chow down on one of the delicious menu items at Sunny’s Margate Beach. From Moreton Bay bug signature buns, chicken wings, beer-battered fish and chips, grilled smoked meats, and more – there’s sure to be an option to suit everyone’s tastebuds. Check out their gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan options too!

Once you’ve finished devouring your meal, head on upstairs to the rooftop and quench your thirst with a selection of QLD wine and beer... or your favourite cocktail.

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Day 2

A Day on the Bay

Redcliffe Parade


Short on time? Get your breakfast on the go. We recommend Sift Café for a takeaway breaky on the way to Brisbane Whale Watching!

Arrive at Redcliffe Jetty at 9am for a 10am departure and allow Captain Kerry to take you on an ocean adventure you’ll never forget aboard her eco-certified, luxury catamaran ‘MV Eye-Spy’ with Brisbane Whale Watching tours. From June to November, jump onboard the purpose-built boat, with three separate viewing platforms and meet the gentle giants of the sea yourself!

Discover Brisbane Whale Watching special winter deal here.

After a few hours on the water, make your way back to your room to shower and rest before dinner.

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Enjoy Dinner with a View

Bird Opassage Parade


Situated on Scarborough Marina, head to the brand new, two-story brewery and dining venue Scarborough Harbour Brewing. Feast on one of their dinner options, ranging from fresh seafood, juicy burgers or delicious steaks. You can't order a bite without trying one of their thirst-quenching in-house brews. Taste their signature Pale Ale - we dare you!

Please keep in mind – Scarborough Harbour Brewing is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. If your travels begin at the start of the week, check out some other great options across Moreton Bay, including The Komo, Rustic Olive, or Morgan’s Seafood.

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Breakfast with a View

Reef Point Esplanade


Head to Scarborough for breakfast along the esplanade and fuel up for the last day at Sea Salt & Vine.

Get your caffeine fix and bite into one of their delicious breakfast menu options (available until 11:15am) with so many sweet and savoury options.

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Check-out, but don't leave yet

Dayboro Road


It’s time to pack the bags and check out of your accommodation. Don’t worry – your weekend is not over yet! There are more activities in store before you head home.

If you're in for something new head to North Lakes X-Golf

After a bit of putting practice the day prior at Undersea Putt & Play it’s time to put those skills into action at Northlakes latest hi-tech simulated 18-hole putt-putt course. There are six simulators that mimic the real game – meaning you can play without the jitters and forget about the cool weather outside. We suggest you try out the Area 51 hole for a challenge with a time limit.

If you're visiting over a weekend head to Old Petrie Town Markets

If you happen to be traveling on a Sunday, you could swap the putt-putt for the markets at Old Petrie Town. Between 7am-1pm you’ll find stalls that join the historic buildings with tasty gourmet food options, fresh fruit, veg and more. Check out the stalls, watch the steam engines go ‘round and try spotting a koala in one of the surrounding gum trees!

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Watch the Sun Set with an Afternoon BBQ at Lake Samsonvale


Before you set your sat nav to home, spend your last few hours in Moreton Bay soaking up the winter sun at Lake Samsonvale. Pull out the picnic rug and fire up the BBQ.

Located just near Joyner, expect picturesque views across each of the designated picnic areas or take a stroll along the walking trail. Take your pick from Bullocky Rest, McGavin View, Forgan Park, Forgan Cove, and Kobble Creek. For the avid fishers, get yourself a permit, pack your rod, and you might just catch yourself a fish while you’re there!

After a big weekend exploring the Moreton Bay region, it’s time to head home. Spend the car ride recounting your favourite memories from the weekend.

Hashtag your winter holiday near Brisbane adventure on Insta #visitmoretonbay or tag us @visitmoretonbayregion on Facebook!

Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge.

Words by
Cass Iseppi

Cass is a lover of coffee, wine and a good time. You’ll find her either flicking through a good-read, on a run, hitting up a yoga class, tasting her way through the best restaurants, or watching live sports. You can trust that when she puts pen to paper she’ll be sharing her top recommendations!

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