Posted 04 July


Looking for a memorable experience this winter? There’s adventure waiting in the sky, and I think you’d better come quick or it might just pass you by. Yes, there’s Moreton Bay adventure waiting for you this winter, with plenty of opportunities for adrenaline junkies, nature lovers, and historians alike. Adult or kid, there’s things to do and sights to see this winter. So, put your seat into the upright and locked position, because you’re going to be flying through Moreton Bay Region.

Land yourself a great time this winter

This isn’t a trust fall – you’ve got a parachute. You’ve got someone with you. But that doesn’t change the insane adrenaline rush of a drop from 15,000ft. All of Moreton Bay Region is in front of you, stretching from the soft blue waters of the bay to the distant peaks and rainforests of The D’Aguilar National Park. It’s hard to get a true grasp of how large our nation is without being up in the air, looking down as you fall.

Luckily for you, there’s plenty of Moreton Bay skydiving opportunities. Skydiving in Redcliffe doesn’t get better than Skydive Brisbane, and there’s plenty of places to keep busy nearby, like The Rustic Olive or Suttons Beach Pavilion. Taking in the phenomenal views of Bribie Island is easy with Skydive Bribie Island. Looking for a guaranteed beach landing, or to jump with a friend? Both Skydive Brisbane and Skydive Bribie Island have got you covered.

Soar through the skies of Moreton Bay Region

Jumping out of a plane not for you? Take in the beautiful scenic views of the region and beyond with Antique Airways. You’ll see the region as you’ve never seen it before from the seat of a Tiger Moth de Havilland aircraft model DH 82. Antique Airways offers plenty of opportunities for every kind of flyer and every budget, from tours of Redcliffe foreshore to the beauty of the Glass House Mountains. Want your pilot to pull some aerobatic manoeuvres for an adrenaline rush? Just ask before you’re in the sky!

Try a more sedate helicopter tour instead if you’d prefer a different view of the region. Aeropower Helicopters are one of the southern hemisphere’s largest operations, offering tours of any length from 12 minutes to over three hours. See the Redcliffe foreshore, Bribie Island, the Glass House Mountains, or even tour and land in the Hinterland for a winery experience. Offering aerial photography and even flight lessons, Aeropower is the company to choose.

Keep yourself grounded with local history

For those who prefer to keep themselves planted on terra firma (the more firmer, the less terror), there’s still plenty to do in Moreton Bay Region. Those who want a taste of local and international aeronautics history will enjoy a walk around Caboolture Warplane Museum. The museum has five flying warbirds repaired to working condition, many models, a Bren Gun Carrier, donated RAAF uniforms and more. Visiting Caboolture Warplane Museum is a must for those with an interest in past Australian conflicts or aeronautic engineering. Make sure to ask if any planes are flying on the day!

Just a 15-minute drive northwest is another wonder for history buffs. Wander through the old town at Caboolture Historical Village. Walk along historic streets, taking in the sights of schoolhouses, churches, blacksmiths, dentists, and homes from the past. Each building has been carefully filled with antiques donated by locals since the 1950s. Learn about the dark underbelly of crime in Caboolture prison, and see objects taken from Brisbane’s infamous Boggo Road Prison. Take a tour of the area on a restored steam engine as it travels along the train tracks from the local station.

Live and Breathe History at Abbey Medieval Festival

Missing your Game of Thrones fix? There might not be a Khaleesi and her flying dragons, but Abbey Medieval Festival is the real deal. That’s why it’s the best medieval re-enactment in the Southern Hemisphere, and it’s happening this July. History buffs can run riot at this celebration of life in the middle ages, with devoted Dark Ages and Crusades re-enactment villages. Watch the live castle sieges, historical combat, and knighting ceremonies. Make sure you make it to the authentic joust, where you’ll get a real feel for the weight behind every blow in this deadly sport.

Take part in an archery competition or learn how to be an artisan or tradesman at one of the many workshops. Not enough of a taste of the medieval era? Walk the stalls for authentic historical food and wares, but keep an eye out for the roaming performers! Book ahead and enjoy the fantastic re-enactment banquet.

Need somewhere to stay? Make sure to keep up with our list of Moreton Bay accommodation, cheap or luxury, and don’t miss our fantastic Abbey accommodation deal.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No, it’s a kite! Keep your feet on the ground and look up to the skies as Moreton Bay Region celebrates Redcliffe Kitefest. This colourful display of local talent takes place at Pelican Park, home to one of Australia’s most iconic native birds. Take in the fantastic live music and the many stalls, displays, and tastes of this authentic local event. Watch the Jet Ski Stunt Show for a phenomenal display of skill and grace out on Moreton Bay.

Watch as dozens of domestic and international kite flyers show their skills, blanketing the sky in different colours and sights. Lose yourself in the elegant movements of these dainty crafts in the seaside breeze. Let the kids enjoy low-cost activities and kite spotting, while the adults enjoy a cold drink at the Bar by the Bay. There’s something at Kitefest for everyone this winter.

While you’re there, make sure to drop into Clontarf Visitor Information Centre for more things to do in Moreton Bay Region.

Keep yourself fed at Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival

Hungry after all that? Enjoy local and international taste sensations at the Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival this September. Walk along Redcliffe Foreshore and enjoy the many food stalls, pop-up bars, and dining precincts. Learn ways to bring this sensational cooking into your own home at one of the many cooking demonstrations or seminars by local and international celebrity chefs.

There’s also plenty of live entertainment over the course of the festival. Make sure to stick around on the Saturday night to see the phenomenal fireworks display, lighting up the waters and sands of Moreton Bay with brilliant explosions of colour. Entry is free, but there are ticketed events all throughout the festival, like the stunning Bee Gees Way Dinner. Make sure you secure this limited time opportunity for yourself now!

So come fly with me through Moreton Bay Region today #visitmoretonbayregion!

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