Sunday funday spent in Redcliffe: Spend a day by the bay

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 families and sunseekers.

You can expect:

  • Stunning views of the Moreton Bay Marine Park, including Moreton Island
  • Exceptional fresh seafood offerings
  • Immersive local history, including Bee Gees Way and Queensland’s Colonial Convict beginnings

Getting to Redcliffe

If you've got your car, Redcliffe is only a short 30-minute drive from Brisbane. Or, if you don't have your own set of wheels, that's okay. 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.


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Eat & Drink with a Bay View

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.

If you’re in the mood for Italian try local favourite The Rustic Olive (dinner bookings essential) or for Modern Australian head to local nightlife hotspots, Mon Komo Hotel or The Belvedere.

Want arguably the best view in Redcliffe? Head to Sunny's Margate Beach and grab a drink of their rooftop terrace overlooking the bay.


Sensational Seafood

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.

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.


Redcliffe Adventures

Coastal Boat HireUndersea Putt & Play in Redcliffe offers a unique mini-golf experience with an under-the-sea theme, complete with 18 holes, an arcade, café, and bar. This all-weather venue provides a fun challenge for all ages, inviting players to navigate through creative obstacles like prehistoric fish and sea creatures. It's an ideal spot for casual outings or special events, located conveniently in Bluewater Square, ensuring a day full of entertainment and competition.

For boating action on Moreton Bay, contact Coastal Boat Hire or Boating Planet in Newport to organise boat, fishing, and water ski gear! A 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.

To finish your day in Redcliffe, you could experience breathtaking sunset views over the Glasshouse Mountains and Moreton Bay with Dolphin Wild's new two-hour cruise from Newport Marina.

We hope you enjoy your time exploring all that our wonderful 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.