Best Moreton Bay Long Weekend Itinerary

Only hours until the long weekend officially commences. So, if you're still undecided on how you fill these three glorious days we've popped together the ultimate itinerary with accommodation suggestions who still have availability.

Discover spectacular coastal views, stunning hinterland vistas, world-class hospitality at our restaurants, cafes, and bars, with award winning local produce.

Whether you are looking to make lasting memories with the family or are wanting a relaxing couple’s getaway, we have you covered. So, pack the car up and hit the road. Here’s how to make the most of this long weekend in Moreton Bay Region.


Hit the road for the Redcliffe Peninsula

Day 1

When the car is packed and the esky is full it's time to hit the road. Pop Margate in your GPS and start your road trip playlist.

Midday: Bask in the sun, waterside as you breathe in the ocean air

When you arrive on the Peninsula head straight to the waterfront at Margate Beach. Park the car and step into the sunshine as you enjoy a relaxed stroll along the boardwalk.


Say hello to seaside luxury at Oaks Mon Komo

Afternoon: Check in to your home away from home

Located in the heart of Redcliffe’s bustling waterfront precinct, Oaks Mon Komo is the perfect place to wind down. Boasting beautiful bay views, infinity pool overlooking the waterfront, and private gym, Oaks Mon Komo has the dream set up for a spring getaway – Moreton Bay Region style.

Only a short walk to cafes and restaurants along Redcliffe Parade, Settlement Cove Lagoon and Suttons Beach, you will be conveniently located from the area's best.

Choose from spacious 2 or 3 bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens if you are bringing the family, or opt for a 1 bed hotel room if you are looking for a cosy couples retreat.

Check in is from 2:00pm, but 24-hour reception on Fridays and Saturdays means if you are coming on the weekend, you can get here at your own pace.

Oaks Mon Komo not for you? Check out these other options:

Ainslie Manor

This spacious traditional bed and breakfast is sure to look after you. Choose from six classically styled rooms, each complete with their own private ensuite, free parking and Wi-Fi, coin-operated laundry, plus a pool and outdoor BBQ entertaining area.

Century 21 Holiday Rentals

Browse through hundreds of properties in Moreton Bay to find the perfect holiday home for you!

Sebel Margate Beach

You’ll find yourself in the lap of luxury at The Sebel Margate Beach. This stylish ocean front boutique hotel offers stunning interior designed rooms and an impressive range of top-end amenities to ensure your stay is memorable.


Head over to The Komo to sit seaside and watch the sunset

Evening: Enjoy an extensive cocktails list and one of a kind rotisserie chicken

This newly renovated breezy waterfront space is a local favourite. The Komo’s new menu is equally as impressive as their beautiful dining areas. Choose from their specialty charcoal rotisserie chicken, pizzas, local seafood, burgers and pub classics. While you’re there why not pair your meal with the perfect cocktail to sip seaside.

Their restaurant is open from 7:00am-9:00pm daily, and bookings for less than 6 are not required. Being conveniently located right underneath your room, you can sit back and relax without having to worry about the drive home.


Bask in the Bayside

Day 2

Morning – Afternoon: Experience the bay with Dolphin Wild

Keen for an adrenaline rush? Start your day at the Newport Marina with check in on the Dolphin WIld Island Cruises boat at 8:00am.

Jump on board for a day enjoying a thrilling boom netting ride! Boom netting offers and alternative to diving and snorkelling. Just jump in the water and ride within the edges of a “boom net” attached to the rear of a boat. Hold on tight!

If boom netting is not your style, don't you worry your cotton socks. Just sit back and relax. Let the knowledgeable and friendly crew treat you to an exciting and scenic day out, cruising the calm waters of Moreton Bay Marine Park, watching for dolphins, dugongs, turtles and whales . Plus, enjoy a delicious lunch.

The boat will return to Newport Marina at approximately 4:00pm.

All bookings close at 6pm prior to the day of departure.


Take the rest of the arvo off

Afternoon: Head back to your accommodation to catch up on some R&R

Take time to relax after a day out on the bay. Head back to your room and wind down before dinner while taking advantage of all the luxuries that Oak Mon Komo has to offer.


See cooking come to life at Tempest Teppanyaki

Evening: Experience a true trawler-to-plate dining experience

Tempest Teppanyaki is about as fresh as it gets. This local hot spot brings cooking to life, using fresh seafood hand-picked by the chefs every morning and cooking right at your table. Their menu is extensive and has something for all tastebuds.

Their harbour front location provides the most picturesque background to set the scene. Tempest are open until 8:30pm on weeknights and 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday, so make sure you get in early. You may also catch an amazing sunset across the marina.


A day in the Samford hinterland

Day 3

Morning: fuel up on good coffee, café classics and organic eats

Start the morning bright and early and hit the road for Samford. You'll need to give yourself approximately 40 minutes travel time from Oaks Mon Komo.

Fuel up at Little Tree Bake & Brew House. Priding themselves on using high-quality local produce, you will get the chance to sample some of the region’s tastiest.

Little Tree Bake & Brew House is open from 7:00am - 1:00pm daily.

Why not try their iconic smashed avo on toast or sip on a superfood smoothie. Whatever you choose, make sure to satisfy your craving, you’ve got a big day ahead.


Discover the Magic at Store of Requirement & The Good Egg Gallery

Morning: Check out some of the region’s hidden gems

Walk only 3 minutes down Station Street to experience the Store of Requirement. Based in an old brick church, this Harry Potter themed shop is a Potterhead’s dream. Get the opportunity to be sorted by the talking Sorting Hat or even collect your wand. Selling endless licensed Harry Potter trinkets and themed items. Store of Requirement are open 10:00am – 4:00pm Wednesday to Sunday however are closed on Monday and Tuesday.

After you have quenched your thirst with Butterbeer, head over to Good Egg Gallery to see local arts of all kinds. Exhibiting work from around 20 different local artists this gallery has a diverse range of pieces including ceramics, textiles, woodturning, painting, photography and glass. Trawl through the galleries many rooms and bask in the unique and contemporary pieces on show. The owner and artist Deb is usually there during opening hours and loves to share her knowledge about the artwork and artists in the region.


Walk beneath D'Aguilar's oldest trees

Midday- Afternoon: Stretch those legs before a picnic lunch

Wander along the Piccabeen Circuit from The Gantry to discover D’Aguilar National Park’s oldest trees, the Sydney blue gums and stand in awe beneath the lush groves of piccabeen palms.

Classified a Class 2 walk by Australian Standards and only a one kilometre loop, Piccabeen Walk is a delightful relaxing stroll. You will enjoy the rainforest setting and grove of piccabeen palms, whilst also learning more about Mount Mee from the information signs along the path. Walk usually takes 20-30 minutes and is perfect for families with small children.

After this relaxed walk, spread the picnic blanket out in The Gantry Day Use Area and enjoy your picnic lunch.


Enjoy a scenic drive back home

Afternoon: safe journey home

After a big weekend in Moreton Bay, be sure to be safe on the journey home enjoying the scenery and the fresh hinterland air.

We hope you enjoy your time exploring all the wonderful attractions our region has to offer.

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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.