Moreton Bay Region’s slice of bayside paradise, the Redcliffe peninsula, is coming into its own as a breezy and beachy, clean and green, waterside hub. Calm beaches, acclaimed whale watching tours, waterfront restaurants, weekend markets and annual festivals make the peninsula a must-visit destination for both families and sunseekers.
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If you've got your own car, Redcliffe is only a short 30 minute drive from Brisbane. Or, if you don't have your own set of wheels, that's ok, the easiest way to get to Redcliffe from Brisbane CBD is by train. The Redcliffe Peninsula Train from Roma Street Station, or Central Station will get you to Kippa-Ring Station in about 1 hour.
And for those curious, an Uber costs about AUD$55, and a taxi about AUD$74 to $105.
There’s a wealth of dining options available along the waterfront. You’ll find a fish and chip café or two located back from the beaches, and for more upmarket dining Redcliffe Parade, or Scarborough Marina is where it’s at.
Want arguably the best view in Redcliffe? Head to Sunny's Margate Beach and grab a drink of their rooftop terrace overlooking the bay.
Synonymous with fresh seafood, you'll be hard-pressed to find seafood seafood and fresher than right here in Redcliffe, where you'll find true trawler-to-plate experiences from some of the country's finest chefs who transform the seafood into mouth-watering culinary delights.
Straight out of the bay and fresh off the trawler, that's exactly how The Golden Ox serves up its seafood dishes in their award-winning Margate restaurant. Seafood lovers can't go past the seafood platters, with fresh prawns, oysters, scallops, crab and of course, Moreton Bay Bugs.
For a true trawler-to-plate offering, don't be shellfish and find out for yourself why Tempest Seafood Restaurant & Tepanyaki Grill are renowned for serving up the best seafood dishes. Enjoy a delicious seafood platter for two, as you overlook the Scarborough marina
If you're looking for some fish and chips to enjoy by the beach or in a nearby park, you can't go past the famous Morgan’s Seafood.
For a high-flying birds-eye tour over the bay area or further afield book a scenic flight with Aeropower Helicopter Tours. Jetting-off from Redcliffe Airfield.
For boating action on Moreton Bay contact Boating Planet situated in Newport to organise boat, along with fishing and water ski gear! Boat license is required.
Alternatively, you can let someone else take the wheel. Book a whale watching cruise during humpback migration season aboard Brisbane Whale Watching departing from Redcliffe Jetty, June to November, or opt for Dolphin Wild Island Cruises to spot dugongs, swim in the bay, feed fish, ride boom netting and enjoy an on-board lunch.
Whether you're a music lover, nature enthusiast, or adventure seeker, there's something for everyone to enjoy this spring school holiday long weekend in Moreton Bay, near Brisbane.
Looking for school holiday activities near Brisbane these spring school holidays? Look no further than Moreton Bay. Just a 40-minute drive north of Brisbane, the region has everything you can think of from whale watching and water obstacle courses to mini golf and 4x4 adventures.
Time to take a trip, time to book that holiday in the deliciously Moreton Bay!
Where to find the best sand belt and hinterland courses in Queensland. Grab the boys and head to Moreton Bay Region for four-days of “putt-tastic” fun.