From watching the whales frolicking in the waters of Moreton Bay Marine Park to exploring art galleries and releasing your inner rock star at Bee Gees Way, the Redcliffe Peninsula offers plenty of fun for people of all ages and abilities.
Getting out and about in Moreton Bay is made easy with plenty of accessible pathways, amenities, experiences, dining options and shady parks where you can kick back and relax, making it a perfect destination for your next getaway.
If you’re looking for some awesome ideas on how best to fill up your days, here are some of our top suggestions!
If seeing the beautiful humpback whales playing and swimming in their natural environment is on your bucket list, then you have come to the right place!
Every year between June and November, thousands of whales travel up past Redcliffe on their annual migration, making it one of the best spots in South-East Queensland to see these gentle giants.
Getting on and off the boat is easy for people with mobility issues, and on board there is a designated accessible table, accessible bathroom and table service for people who may require it.
If you love the smell of salt water and the sound of waves gently lapping on the sand, the Redcliffe Foreshore is well worth a visit.
People of all abilities will be able to make their way down onto the beach via the wheelchair access mats. There are ample mats for multiple users to enjoy simultaneously.
The beach is patrolled and the waves are quite calm, making this a safe place to swim for children and adults of all ages and differing abilities.
If you’re looking to explore, there are kilometres of pathways stretching in each direction that will take you past a number of parks and eateries.
There’s nothing better in summer than a nice, refreshing swim, and one beautiful place to go is Settlement Cove Lagoon.
This man-made lagoon will have you believing you are on your own tropical island as it is surrounded by lots of palm trees and sandy bays.
There are multiple swimming areas to explore, such as a fenced off pool and a purpose-built water play area for young children with mushroom fountains and squirting lizards.
Wheelchair ramps are located on both the eastern and western sides of the lagoon, and a pool wheelchair is available for use from the lifeguard tower.
Two accessible toilets are located next to the lagoon.
After all that swimming you are sure to be hungry, and thankfully there are plenty of plenty of foodie spots to check out like fish and chipperies, ice creameries and cafes.
There is also plenty of space should you like to bring an esky of your favourite foods and enjoy lunch by the water.
Music lovers of all ages will be singing and dancing their way through this special outdoor museum which pays homage to some of the greatest musicians of all time.
The Gibb Brothers - Barry, Robin and Maurice - better known as the Bee Gees, spent many happy years living in Redcliffe before hitting it big in the music industry where they become one of the biggest and much-loved bands of the disco era.
The walkway is a flat concrete surface with lots of turning space and viewing angles. The various displays are set at various heights and are presented in large fonts, so you won’t miss a thing!
There are also life-size statues where you can strike a pose and pretend you are part of the band! Don’t forget to snap a selfie!
Speaking of selfies, one of the best backdrops for those all-important family and group photos is the iconic Redcliffe Jetty.
Surrounded by turquoise water below and crystal-clear skies above, the Redcliffe Jetty must make an appearance on your Facebook or Instagram feeds.
The jetty is easy to access and features a covered rotunda halfway down with ample seating so you can take in the view.
You can also drop in and see the friendly volunteers at the Redcliffe Visitor Information Centre where they will share their wealth and knowledge of Moreton Bay Region, and the beautiful nearby grassy areas feature plenty of picnic tables and benches where you can sit back and watch the world go by.
If you love and appreciate art, you can view some of the best pieces up close at the Old Fire Station Art Gallery.
Just like its name suggests, this community gallery is located inside an old fire station, which adds to its charm.
Many local artists showcase their work here, so you are guaranteed to see lots of award-winning and unique pieces you simply won’t find anywhere else.
The gallery is spacious, allowing plenty of room for mobility scooters, walkers and wheelchairs, and is easily accessed by multiple ramps.
There are also two accessible toilets available.
Who doesn’t love a room with a view?!
If you’re looking to extend your stay on the Redcliffe Peninsula, you can’t go past The Sebel, which is conveniently located on the esplanade at Margate Beach and boasts some of the best water views of Moreton Bay.
There are three accessible rooms with lots of space and comfortable beds, which will guarantee a restful night’s sleep.
The Sebel also has a rooftop pool where you can take a dip (which is accessible via a low-rise lift), and a rooftop bar where you can enjoy a cocktail or two.
There is an accessible bathroom in the main foyer and a lift which will take you up to your room and the rooftop terrace.
In case you aren’t aware, the Redcliffe Peninsula is a foodie’s paradise, with freshly caught seafood being the star of the plate.
From the infamous Moreton Bay Bugs to prawns, oysters, crabs, sea scallops and various types of fish, there’s plenty of tasty seafood to tantalise your tastebuds.
Two of the best restaurants to get your seafood fix is located at the Scarborough Marina – a beautiful location to enjoy a meal and look out over the luxury boats and yachts moored in the marina.
Tempest Seafood Restaurant and Teppanyaki Grill is a rustic waterfront restaurant that not only serves up a menu bursting with freshness and flavour, but they also bring the exhibition of cooking to life with a teppanyaki grill.
Guests can choose to sit inside the restaurant or outside on the deck, and despite small rises at the doorways, you can still manoeuvre a wheelchair.
Another excellent choice is Morgans Seafood, which doubles as a fish and chip takeaway and fish market.
The seafood market and restaurant has ramp access to the front entry, leading to a well-spaced servery with display cabinets at an accessible height.
After ordering your meal, head out to the sheltered outdoor dining area with views of the marina and the Glasshouse Mountains.
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