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4 Day School Holiday Family Road Trip

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While state boarders remain closed and flights are limited, it's time to discover the beauty only minutes from your home these school holidays.

Sometimes its not just about the destination, its 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 parks
  • Indulge in fresh fish & chips on the water front
  • Relax in beachfront accommodation with ocean views
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Day 1

Revel in the Redcliffe Peninsula

Arrive at Woody Point on the Redcliffe Peninsula to enjoy lunch at the famous Belvedere Hotel. The menu offers a range of delicious bites for all appetites, while the little ones will enjoy earning some energy from the range available on the kids menu before heading to the hotel's playground.

After lunch, head across the road to Crockatt Park, where the whole family the playground and take turns on the flying fox.

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When the clock strikes 2:00pm head around the corner to Scarborough Beach Resort where you will check in, unpacked and check out your room. This spot offers beach front accommodation, with ocean views available from select rooms.

Action packed afternoon

Once you've checked in, it's time to put your togs on, pack the towels and get excited for a fun-filled trip to AquaSplash. You'll find Aqua Splash only a 13 minute drive round the corner.

Dinner options are aplenty near your accommodation, with some fantastic family dining experiences on offer at local favourites like Tempest Seafood Restaurant & Teppanyaki Grill and The Rustic Olive Italian Kitchen. Lyell Deer Sanctuary Mount Samson Visit Moreton Bay Region credit our sassy life
Day 2

Head for the Hinterland

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.

Lunch and Puppy Cuddles

Lunch at the hugely popular and unique Collies & Co. will prove a hit. Enjoy a delicious lunch and coffee while cuddling with the café's puppies. The kids can enjoy treats from a specialised childrens' menu, and adults have a great range of gourmet burgers to choose from.

After your puppy play date and a delicious meal walk down the main street and onto Station Street where you will find Moreton Bay's very own Potter World. 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.

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In the afternoon, head back to your accommodation for some relaxing time at the beach. Cross the road from your accommodation and find yourself at Scarborough Beach. It's the perfect spot for kids of all ages, with gentle waters, a playground and jumping pillow.

Fish & Chips by the Marina

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

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Day 3

Tag, Bounce & Flip

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.

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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.

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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.

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Day 4

Go for a scenic ride

Spend a lazy morning around the resort before checking out of Scarborough Beach Resort at 10am. 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.

Share your journey with us on socials @visitmoretonbayregion and tag us with #visitmoretonbayregion in your posts, we would love to hear about your experiences in Moreton Bay Region!

Words by
Matthew Rodin

Having a passion for travel has led Matthew to experience many places and cultures around the world. Each time he explores a new place, he gains a greater sense of pride for the region he calls home. Matthew grew up in the Hills District, and is passionate about sharing all the best bits of the Moreton Bay region with travelers and locals.

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