Summer Sorted – 17 Bayside things to do near Brisbane

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Posted 19 December


Live music, firework extravaganzas, seaside explorations, local delicacies and boutique shopping – all wrapped up nicely into the Moreton Bay Region to ensure your bayside summer is sorted.

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#1. Summer Sesh

Kickback and enjoy the chilled-out vibes of the Summer Sesh from Samford, Woodford, Redcliffe to Bribie Island and every local café, pub and club in between, your Summer is Sorted. Check out our What’s On Events page to discover what’s happening around the region this summer.

#2. Love Live Music?

Pack the car, dog and Snapchat your tribe to join you for a morning of free live music and great eats at the Redcliffe Jetty Markets. You’ll be entertained by local emerging artists playing a diversity of musical genres.

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#3. Summer Bliss

Escape to the foreshore of Sandstone Point Hotel for a day of sun-kissed skin and feel-good music at the For Shore Festival. Line-up includes PNAU, The Presets, SAFIA, Motez, Dom Dolla, CXLOE and Future Jr.

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#4. Baby, You’re a Firework

Expect explosive colour this summer with New Year’s Eve and Australia Day firework displays. Get your #SummerSorted by discovering the best bayside viewing spots.

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#5. It’s a Beautiful Day

Explore Moreton Bay’s aquatic playground, boasting pristine beaches and waterways for lazy days in the sun or fun-filled adventures on and in the water. Watch the sunrise and welcome in 2019 from the beach, a jetty, the mountains or a lake.

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#6. Satisfy your Thirst for Adventure

Get your adrenaline fix in Moreton Bay as you unleash your inner daredevil and take on a skydive at 15,000 ft. The views are worth it!

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#7. Explore by 4WD

As the only island in Queensland connected to the mainland by bridge, pack the 4WD with the beach essentials and head straight to Bribie Island. Don’t forget your permit when entering Bribie Island National Park.

#8. Fun on the Water

Moreton Bay is an aquatic playground and what better way to explore it than spending a fun-filled day on the water? Grab your friends this summer and enjoy a BBQ as your float along the tranquil water of Pumicestone Passage.

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#9. Beach Family Adventure

There’s no need to leave your fur child at home, we have doggie friendly beaches and swimming spots the entire family can enjoy.

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#10. Surfs Up

Bribie Island and Redcliffe offer great beach day experiences for families. The gentle waves and calm water make these spots ideal locations to take tiny tots.

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#11. Bottoms Up

Whether your drink of choice is a fruity cocktail, local craft beer or a glass of wine, you’ll find the perfect beachside location where you can soak up the sunshine with friends, taking in the stunning bayside backdrop.summer sorted bayside moreton bay region tangalooma island resort moreton island

#12. Island Life

Marvel in the natural beauty and idyllic landscape of Moreton Island and Tangalooma, just across the bay. Getting to this slice of paradise is easy – make a day of it and join a tour operator or hire a boat and make your own way there.

#13. Splash and Bounce

Moreton Bay’s aquatic playground boasts fun-filled adventures on and in the water. Burn off their excess energy with a morning at Redcliffe’s outdoor recreation space, Settlement Cove Lagoon or get them bouncing their way across the bay water at AquaSplash.

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#14. Scream for Ice Cream

After a morning of peddling along the Moreton Bay cycle paths, park the bikes and enjoy a refreshing sugary treat, ‘cause nothing says #SummerSorted more than ice cream!

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#15. How Deep is your Love?

Bee Gees Way is an outdoor museum which takes visitors through a historical account and meteoric rise of one of the world’s biggest pop groups, The Bee Gees. Fans can take a picture next to a life-sized Barry Gibb statue or dance to the night time show.

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#16. Picture Perfect Picnic Spots

With a patchwork of waterways, the Moreton Bay Region has some must-visit picturesque picnic and BBQ spots. Whether you are day tripping from Brisbane of pulling the RV over for a few hours, there’s a location waiting to be discovered. From Scarborough Beach to Bribie Island, there’s plenty of picture-perfect picnic spots in the region. Don’t forget to have your camera ready when you visit these scenic hot spots.

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#17. Local and Fresh

Delight in the diverse tastes of Moreton Bay, home to exceptional local produce both from the bay and farms, all year round.

Explore the bayside of Moreton Bay Region this summer and #visitmoretonbayregion. 

Remember your Summer Adventures forever

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Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge.

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