Six ‘egg-cellent’ things to do this Easter in Moreton Bay

Easter is always a magical time in Moreton Bay as it features plenty of family-friendly activities, a smorgasbord of regional flavours to treat your tastebuds, and an abundance of chocolate to delight any sweet tooth.

If you’re on the hunt for ways to entertain the family over the long weekend, here are our top six tips to honour every chocoholic’s favourite public holiday.

Don't forget to pop into the Visitor Information Centre's across the region to get your FREE maps and talk to the knowledgeable local volunteers about all the hidden gems!


Watch the big race with Brisbane Whale Watching

There is sure to be plenty of thrills during the 76th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, so if you’re wanting to get closer to the action, book a seat with Brisbane Whale Watching onboard the luxury vessel MV Eye Spy.

The captain will take you as close to the big race as possible before shifting down a gear and taking guests on a leisurely cruise on the pristine turquoise waters that make up Moreton Bay.

You will also be treated to two delicious meals on your cruise. Morning tea will consist of mixed cakes, while at lunch time you will receive your own gourmet picnic box to munch on, full of delicious meats, seasonal salads, fresh fruit and more.

The boat departs the Redcliffe Jetty at 9.30am and will return before 1.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Read more about the history of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race HERE.


Shop till you drop at the Redcliffe Markets

Grab your basket and hop on down to the Redcliffe Good Friday Markets where you will find bargains galore.

Set alongside the picturesque Redcliffe Peninsula, the Redcliffe Markets are an iconic seaside marketplace with an impressive number of stalls – more than 200 infact!

It’s here you will find the freshest artisan produce including fresh baked breads, produce direct from the farm, trawler-direct seafood, as well as stalls selling clothes, arts and crafts, homewares and more.

The markets will also feature a visit from the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt, live music and roving entertainment. Oh, did we mention chocolate? There will be chocolate galore for every chocolate-connoisseur.

The markets will be held on Good Friday and Easter Sunday from 8am-2pm.


Have an eggs-ellent time at the Easter Carnival

The Caboolture Showgrounds Easter Carnival is the perfect way to launch your Easter long weekend!

This family-friendly event boasts thrilling rides, delicious food and drinks, lively entertainment, unique stalls, and an egg-cellent Easter egg hunt for the kids.

Top it all off with a dazzling fireworks display and unlimited ride bands for a day of nonstop fun.

Don't forget to tell the kids to keep an eye out for a special visit from the Easter Bunny!


Indulge in delicious Easter feasts

No Easter celebration is complete without delicious food. Moreton Bay offers a range of restaurants and cafes catering to all tastes.

From fresh seafood to gourmet delights, you're sure to find the perfect Easter meal that your taste buds will love.

Whether you’re after the classic battered or crumbed fish with a serve of hot chips sprinkled in chicken salt, or something more delectable like our infamous Moreton Bay Bug, shucked oysters or prawns, there are an array of eateries up and down the peninsula to satisfy your cravings.

Not to forget to mention the array of cafes and restaurants serving up other delicious meals.

Check out our Food Lovers' Guide to Redcliffe and the Best Seafood Venues near Brisbane.


Take a crack at the Easter Eggstravaganza

With more than 6,000 eggs full of chocolatey goodness to find, you won’t want to miss out on the Easter Eggstravaganza at the Sandstone Point Hotel on Easter Sunday.

Children of all ages will love searching high and low for their sugar fix.

It’s free to join in the fun, but if you want to have a crack at it be sure to register ahead of time by contacting reception now at 07 3475 3001.

If that isn’t enough egg-citement for you, the day will also feature a petting zoo, market stalls, live music and entertainment.

Don't miss your chance to snap a selfie and snag a hug from the fluffy VIP of the day, the Easter Bunny himself, who will also make a special appearance throughout the day - don't miss your chance!


Explore more of Redcliffe

Watch the sun set over Moreton Bay Marine Park, snorkel shipwrecks in turquoise waters off Moreton Island and spot the Dugong, a local celebrity, with Dolphin Wild Island Cruises.

Feeling splashier? Cool off at the free to the public Settlement Cove Lagoon or conquer Aqua Warrior's inflatable course.

Family fun awaits at Undersea Putt & Play's mini-golf, or explore Moreton Bay with a boat from Coastal Boat Hire.

Build sandcastles on Scarborough Beach or ride the iconic train at Pirate Park.

Redcliffe's sunshine, sand, and sea adventures await! Check out our list of 50 things to do in Redcliffe HERE.

Make it a memorable Easter long weekend in Moreton Bay!

This is just a taste of the many things you can experience in Moreton Bay over the Easter break.

With its stunning natural beauty, family-friendly activities, and Easter cheer, Moreton Bay promises an unforgettable escape for you and your loved ones.

So pack your bags, grab your Easter basket, and get ready for a hoppy Easter in Moreton Bay!

Where to stay? Take your pick from those still with availability!

We hope you find inspiration to explore Moreton Bay region this Easter.

Share your Easter with us on socials @visitmoretonbay and tag us with #visitmoretonbay in your posts, we would love to hear about your egg-cellent experiences in Moreton Bay region!

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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.