Enjoy A Sugar Free Easter, Brisbane North Style

On a Budget Adventure Family Fun

Posted 13 March

From the Redcliffe Festival of Sails to hiking at Mount Mee, Brisbane Easter Holidays are fun for the whole family. Easter is the most chocolatey time of the year, but it’s also a time spent working around public holidays and finding something to do. Easter is a great time to spend with the family while everyone is off of work and school, and there’s plenty to do in the Moreton Bay Region.

So put down your Easter eggs. Save your chocolate bunnies for later. With all the extra sugar, you’ve got some energy to burn off and plenty of ways to do it. Keeping yourself and the kids busy this Easter is easy with some of the local Moreton Bay Easter events.

Get something to eat in Moreton Bay Region

Nobody can live on chocolate alone! The Moreton Bay Region has a wide offering of restaurants, cafes, and hotels where the whole family can find something to eat and drink. Keeping your diet varied is important at this time of year, and the shops are all shut, so why not make it and adventure? It’s easy to move through the Moreton Bay Region to find different food experiences.

Visit or Stay at Bribie

Sandstone Point Hotel has an ideal view of the waterfront overlooking Pumicestone Passage and Moreton Bay. With dining, entertainment, and events, this location is great for all members of the family and is perfect for a relaxing dinner after a day on Bribie Island. Enjoy the many meal choices, including burgers, woodfire pizzas, and local seafood and steak. Located just on the mainland side of Bribie Bridge, Sandstone Point Hotel is within spitting distance of many places the kids will love, including Banksia Beach, Sylvan Beach, and Sandstone Point Petting Zoo.


Wheelhouse Coffee in Lawnton is a café that offers hot and cold drinks, including protein shakes, and offers homestyle cooking. For those who can’t escape their sweet tooth, there are sugary options, and the rustic setting is comfortable and warm. Located near John Bray Park and many local play areas for kids, this is perfectly suited for a more quiet day out. The business sells craft beers as well, so Mum and Dad can enjoy a little time away from the kids and their sugar rushes.

Go to the Redcliffe Festival of Sails

Bring the family along to celebrate the 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race at the Redcliffe Festival of Sails. The Festival falls on Good Friday (March 30th) at Sutton’s Beach, Redcliffe. Known locally for the many food and crafts stalls and live entertainment acts, kids love spending time hunting for Easter eggs on the beach. Even the Easter Bunny makes an appearance, dropping in to get a look at the Queen’s Baton. If you or the kids are excited for the Commonwealth Games, make sure to arrive at 8am to see the Baton arrive before being brought onstage for the Festival. Does that sound too early? Stay the night before at the Mon Komo Hotel.

Go adventuring this Easter in Moreton Bay

Take your kids around the Moreton Bay Region hinterland and bayside this Brisbane Easter Holidays. Moreton Bay Region features many places to go for a swim or a walk, and there are many ways to get around the area. The hinterland is ideal for daytrips or visitors, and most towns have many local restaurants, historical places, and nearby bush walks.

Go Kayaking in Scarborough

Go on a local adventure this Easter with Kayak Hire Brisbane, based at Queens Beach North, Scarborough. You can make the kids push the kayaks straight into the water at Queens Beach North or take them elsewhere throughout the region. Kayak Hire Brisbane will transfer them for you as an additional service, but make sure to book ahead of time. Kayak Hire Brisbane also offer guided tours of Hays Inlet, so pack some mozzie spray!

Fun for the whole family, going kayaking is a great way to spend this Easter break outside.

Hike through Samford Conservation Forest

Closer to Brisbane, Samford Conservation Forest is a more accessible walk for the kids at 900m through Ironbark Gully. The vibrant colours of the Red Ironbark Eucalyptus trees appeal to some of our most beautiful native birds, including Australia’s largest owl, so the birdwatchers in the family will want to pack their binoculars. Samford itself is great for half or full day trips for singles or the family and is only a 20-minute drive north-west from Brisbane’s CBD.

Have a Dayboro Llama Experience

Spend a few hours in the Dayboro area and treat yourself and the kids to a unique North Brisbane Llama experience on Saturday 31st March. Llamas are known for being real characters. They are very sociable animals and make for a great sidekick for a day in Dayboro. With experiences priced at $15 each, it’s easy to give the kids something exciting to say about their break this Easter.

Follow the Mount Mee Somerset Trail

Nearby to Dayboro is a hiking trail available to 4WDs, dirt bikers, horse riders, or walkers. Mount Mee Somerset Trail is a 13km hike, but feel free to stop along the way with a picnic and take in the sights. Look out over Somerset Dam and the surrounding scribbly-gum forest at the Somerset Lookout, which is ideally placed for adventuring picnickers. If you’re looking for a shorter hike for little legs, consider the 1km Piccabeen Walk, accessible near the Somerset Trail entrance.

Indulge in chocolate, then indulge in a run

After enjoying a Brisbane Easter, you and the kids will have lots of chocolate to work off and walking trails under your belt, but don’t go into hibernation this winter! Keep active in the Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run. Make sure you’re ready on the 22nd of July for a run across the Redcliffe Peninsula beachfront. Jetty 2 Jetty has 3km, 5km, 10km, and 21km options, making it easy for everyone. Scope out the track early at the Festival of Sails! The community Fun Run is highly popular and is a great way to see more of the local area and keep fit and active. Now is a great time for you and the kids to start getting ready for the Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run.

Enjoy a sugar free Easter in the Moreton Bay Region!

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