5 top waterfront picnic spots in the Moreton Bay Region

Looking for a peaceful day out in the Moreton Bay Region with the family and a picnic rug? We've got a great range of locations perfect for you. From the beautiful Scarborough Beach to Centenary Lakes in Caboolture, there's something for everyone...

#1. Scarborough Beach, Redcliffe

Located on the northern tip of the Redcliffe Peninsula, Scarborough Beach is a delightful destination, with a view of Moreton Island in the distance. This popular ocean view beach, has a number of picnic shelters, BBQ’s and shady trees to make a day out with the family enjoyable and practical.

Children will enjoy a frolic in the gentle bay waters or let them explore Pirate Park with its swings and Pirate themed play equipment.

#2. Bullocky Rest, Warner

Overlooking the tranquil waters of Lake Samsonvale, Bullocky Rest is a beautiful spot to bring the family together. There is ample parking, picnic tables, BBQ’s and even a playground for the children.

Families will love the wide open spaces, perfect for a game of cricket or take them on a bush walk around the lake. Sadly, swimming is prohibited at Lake Samsonvale, however, you can have a little splash around or register for a fishing permit and throw a line in.

#3. Broadwater, D'Aguilar National Park

If you’re keen for a little 4WD adventure, head to Broadwater in the Mount Mee section of D’Aguilar National Park. A natural waterhole along Neurum Creek, Broadwater is set in a delightful bush setting.

There are only two picnic tables at Broadwater, but bring a picnic rug and you can enjoy a fun day splashing around and rock hopping down by the waters edge.

#4. Bongaree Beach, Bribie Island

Get the sand between your toes at Bongaree Beach. Located on Bribie Island, Bongaree Beach with gentle waters and a sandy beach perfect for sandcastles,is the ideal destination for young families.

Along the beaches edge you can take advantage of all the facilities on offer at Brennan Park, including BBQ’s, picnic shelters and a flying fox!

#5. Centenary Lakes, Caboolture

With wide grassy open spaces, picnic tables, and an amazing variety of bird life, Centenary Lakes at Caboolture is a beautiful location to host a picnic. The parklands consists of a network of playgrounds, dog parks and waterways, surrounded by local sporting grounds, making for a picturesque setting.

Don’t forget to bring the scooters when you picnic, because the lake is surrounded by a network of pathways that children will have fun exploring.

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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.