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

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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.

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 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.

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Ultimate Bucket List: Top 10 free things to do in Redcliffe

  1. Get Saturday night fever as you stroll through Bee Gees Way, a 70 metre multimedia walkway / outdoors museum between Sutton Street and the waterfront, built in tribute to the Bee Gees brothers who grew up in Redcliffe
  2. Browse for bargains and bite into breakfast at the foreshore’s Redcliffe Farmers and Artisans Market, held every Sunday
  3. Walk out onto the water along the historic Redcliffe Jetty
  4. Take a splash at Settlement Cove Lagoon
  5. Hire an electric e-bike from Sift Cafe and coast the waterfront
  6. Take the kids to Pirate Park at Scarborough
  7. Admire local artworks at The Old Fire Station Community Arts Centre
  8. Learn about Redcliffe’s European Settlement history at Redcliffe Museum or absorb local history along the Redcliffe Convict Trail
  9. Walk, jog, or cycle the Redcliffe peninsula waterfront from Scarborough to Clontarf, part of the fully accessible Moreton Bay Cycle Way.
  10. Watch the sunset from Woody Point Jetty

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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.

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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.

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.

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Redcliffe Adventures

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.

We hope you enjoy your time exploring all that our wonderful region has to offer.

Share your journey with us on socials @visitmoretonbayregion and tag us with #visitmoretonbayregion in your posts, we would love to hear about your experiences in Moreton Bay Region!

Words by
Ashleigh Kindred

I have called the Moreton Bay Region home now for the past decade, after moving here from the Southside of Brisbane.

I live here with my darling seven year old daughter on the water at Clontarf, on the Redcliffe Peninsula, which we LOVE. Live, learning and playing in the Moreton Bay Region, has created the life we enjoy so much. Pinching myself every day about the beautiful area we live in.

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