4 Day School Holiday Family Road Trip

Trying to avoid the manic airport lines and lost baggage these school holidays? It's time to discover the beauty of Moreton Bay, only minutes from your home.

Sometimes it's not just about the destination, it's about the journey and the thrill of the open road. Get the kids out of the house these summer holidays and take a trip to the beautiful Moreton Bay Region. We have put together the perfect family fun road trip itinerary, packed with all our best bits so all you need to do is pack the car and hit the road!

For a memorable road trip with the family, all you need is a little imagination, a little planning and a sense of adventure. Buckle up!

What to expect:

  • Meet & feed deer at local sanctuary
  • Fun in the sun at two water play areas
  • Indulge in fresh fish & chips on the water front
  • Relax in beachfront accommodation with ocean views


Revel in the Redcliffe Peninsula

Day 1

Arrive at Sandstone Point, just before the bridge to Bribie Island to enjoy a delightful lunch at Sandstone Point Hotel with a seasonal menu.

Choose from various dining areas including a terraced alfresco, inside the bistro, or outside with views of Pumicestone Passage. Alternatively, you can check out the newly renovated Oyster Shed by the water.

Let the kids have fun and wear out some energy from the drive on the huge outdoor playground.


After lunch, take a stroll across the grass to the BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort and check into your family safari tent!

(Or if that doesn’t suit, the resort offers a range of accommodation types including powered and non-powered camping and caravan sites, family or luxury safari tents, and villas up to four-bedrooms).

Action packed afternoon

The kids can spend the afternoon cooling off in the water park with a giant tipping bucket or bounce on the giant jumping pillow, while mum and dad try their hand at tennis or attempt to perfect their slam dunks on the purpose-built courts.

Dinner options are aplenty near your accommodation – you can head back to Sandstone Point Hotel or cross the bridge to Bribie Island for a few local favourites like the Bribie Island Hotel, Bribie Island RSL or some fish and chips from Savige’s Seafood.


Head for the Hinterland

Day 2

A trip to the Moreton Bay Region is never complete without a visit to the idyllic hinterland. Pack a day bag and head for the hills, towards Samford Village. The first stop at Lyell Deer Sanctuary will give the family a chance to get up close with the beautiful animals.

Harry Potter fans will be spellbound with a stop at Store of Requirement. Inside this hidden gem you'll find a mind-blowing range of officially licensed items for your browsing.

If you're visiting the village on a Wednesday or Sunday be sure to drop in to the fascinating Samford Museum for a taste of times gone by.


In the afternoon, head to the Redcliffe Jetty for a relaxing time at the beach or take a stroll along the esplanade and check out the variety of eatery offerings.

Fish & Chips by the Marina

For dinner, grab some fresh, local fish and chips to enjoy by the marina. Morgans Seafood is only a short 3 minute walk around the headland. It's a local favourite!


Tag, Bounce & Flip

Day 3

Are you a family of adrenaline junkies or challenge warriors? Take your pick and head over to Flip Out Indoor Trampoline Park in Strathpine, or Laserzone at Lawnton for a guaranteed morning of family fun.

Adrenaline Junkies - Flip Out Strathpine

Flip Out Strathpine is the number one trampoline park for all ages and skill levels. With hours of fun, all you need is one bounce and you'll 'Flip-Out' with excitement!

Challenge Warriors - Lazerzone Lawnton

Laserzone features a remarkable multi-level laser tag arena, an exhilarating drifting and sliding bumper cars track, Australia’s first jungle safari laser train and an enormous video arcade and prize redemption, there are an endless choice of exciting activities for kids guaranteed to suit the whole family.


Splash & Play

After an indoor adventure, it's time to head out into the sun. With your picnic lunch and your children's togs head to The Mill Park at Petrie. The parks features a free water park, two playgrounds for younger and older children, flying fox, a large cricket pitch and green space, and sheltered barbecue area.

The adventure tower echoes the main industrial structure of the Petrie paper mill, which used to occupy the site. There’s a range of climbing and exploratory challenges throughout, with climbing nets over multiple levels before reaching the top. It has been designed so adults can easily supervise their children and even have a go themselves.


Go for a scenic ride

Day 4

Spend a lazy morning around the resort before checking out of BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort. With the car packed, head to Undersea Putt & Play for one last adventure. Get those arms swinging, this under the sea themed mini golf and arcade venue, will ignite the competitiveness in all family members. This putt putt venue, features 18 challenging mini golf holes, an arcade (slightly addictive one at that), café and bar.

By the time you're home, the kids will be asking when they can come back to explore more of the Moreton Bay Region!

We hope you find inspiration for your next family road trip adventure in Moreton Bay Region.

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.