Your Deliciously Moreton Bay Summer Bucket List

Welcome to Your Deliciously Moreton Bay Summer Bucket List. Here is our ultimate guide to unlocking North Brisbane's most undiscovered paradise. As the sun graces Moreton Bay, embark on a journey that transcends ordinary vacations. Dive into summer with our Bucket List for an unforgettable Summer Holiday.

Immerse yourself in this enchanting destination, where every moment becomes a story to tell. Discover the allure of Moreton Bay and make your visit to Moreton Bay an experience like no other.

Let the adventure begin, and let Moreton Bay unveil its best-kept secrets for you.


Experience the best of Bribie Island with G’day Adventure Tours

Bribie Island National Park is an oasis just waiting to be discovered, and with the gang from G’day Adventure Tours showing you all the best bits, you’ll wonder why you haven’t spent more time discovering this natural paradise sooner.

Rated one of the best things to do in Brisbane, a 4WD adventure tour with G’day will see you exploring beautiful preserved state forests, tea-tree-stained lagoons, white sandy beaches and bustling wildlife. There is even an opportunity to get up close and personal with the historic WWII Bunkers. Learn about the history of the structures which one day may cease to exist.


Venture out and explore the trails

Is summer the time for you to challenge your physical self and feel more than adventurous? Well slip slop slap and put on your hiking boots because Moreton Bay has the ultimate hiking trails for you. Why not tick off one of these hikes this summer from our epic hiking list?


Cool off at Settlement Cove Lagoon

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a nice refreshing swim on a hot summer day. One great place to check out this summer is Settlement Cove Lagoon in Redcliffe. The lagoon features a deep-end, shallow area for kids, as well as a mini aqua park for the little ones to enjoy. Perfect for those looking for an affordable summer play option.


Uncover treasures at Redcliffe Art Gallery

Redcliffe Art Gallery is Redcliffe Peninsula’s premier arts destination where everyone is welcome. Spend time relaxing, creating and exploring. The gallery's program is only 40-minutes north of Brisbane City. Featuring local, emerging and national artists as well as touring and collection-based exhibitions.


Sip Champagne and Savour the Scenery

Prefer a more laid-back style holiday? Then check out Dolphin Wild Island Cruises' new sunset cruise offering. Setting sail from Newport Marina, you can down some deliciously good champagne and what the sunset over the bay.

Looking for a little more adventure? Take a day trip on their purpose-built catamaran over to the Tangalooma Wrecks and spend the day searching for Nemo and Crush.


Take a break from reality at Woodfordia!

Unleash your inner bohemian as ancient cultures converge into a sensory experience like no other! Woodford Folk Festival is an eclectic annual six-day event held from 27 December to 1 January and it’s a Queensland institution.

Woodfordia’s folk festival exists in a realm of its own, situated on 500-acre parkland on lands of the Jinibara nation. As you pass through the gates you enter a vibrant world full of action and excitement teeming with colourful and charming characters, intriguing displays, eclectic stalls and captivating performances, radiating vibes of peace, hope and inclusion for all.

The festival embraces the diversity of world culture with hundreds of performances and presentations across the week by local, national and international artists. Woodford celebrates music, dance, theatre, comedy, arts and education, from political lectures to kids’ drumming workshops and everything in between.


Take a dip at Rocky Hole

Escape the heat and cool off with a dip at Rocky Hole.

This gorgeous natural swimming hole, is voted one of Brisbane's best natural attractions. You will find it within the Mount Mee section of D’Aguilar National Park.

The swimming hole is surrounded by an open eucalypt forest. It is only a short 200m walk from the carpark and is easily accessed by a walking track and stairs that descend onto the swimming hole’s surrounding boulders.

Hot tip: recommended access to Rocky Hole is by 4WD


Feel energised with Moreton Bay Jetski Hire and Ride

Hit the water on a thrill-seeking guided jet ski tour with Moreton Bay Jetski Hire and Ride. It's an exhilarating adventure along the calm waters of Pumicestone Passage, Bribie Island, this epic summer activity is a must to tick off your bucket list.

No license? No worries! Licensed and experienced guides will ensure your jet-ski adventure is safe and fun, irrespective of skill and experience level.


Be enchanted at Bribie Island Butterfly House

Ever wanted to walk into a wonderland of flying butterflies? The Bribie Island Butterfly House in Bongaree is always in bloom, be surrounded by fluttering butterflies all year-round.

With a volunteer-guided tour, you can step into a butterfly haven and interact with them in their natural environment, and check out the breeding lab!

Hot tip: Butterflies like bright colours, so wear a colourful shirt and you might have a close encounter with a butterfly.


Splash around at The Mill Water Park

Pop this spot high on your 'must-visit' list as it’s one of the best playgrounds Brisbane has to offer. Located within The Mill at Petrie, the space features two playgrounds for younger and older children. Including a flying fox, splash pad with a water bucket, extensive green space with a cricket pitch, and sheltered barbecue area. You’ll also need a hat, sunscreen, and a keen sense of fun!


Watch the sunset from Sunset Park, Bribie Island

As the name suggests, Sunset Park on Bribie Island is one of the best vantage points in the region (and arguably SEQ) to catch a breathtaking sunset.

Grab a picnic rug and perch yourselves on the carpet-like green grass, with the perfect vista of the sun setting over the Glass House Mountains.

Woody Point in Redcliffe is also an amazing place to catch the sunset, check out our ultimate sunrise and sunset list for more.


SUP at Redcliffe

The calm water of Redcliffe is an idyllic location for water sports lovers to enjoy a sunrise or sunset SUP along the peninsula. If you’re lucky, a dolphin or dugong might just come and float along right beside you.


Enjoy the vineyard at Ocean View Estates

Tour the vineyard and winery at Ocean View Estates and learn about the delicate interplay between wine and food – all while grazing on a fine selection of cheeses.

Stunning vineyards, flavourful wine – lazy summer evenings never sounded better.


Chow down on seafood

If seafood is your thing, you do not want to pass up the opportunity to visit Tempest Seafood Restaurant and Teppanyaki. Flaunting seasonal seafood straight off the trawler, zesty cocktails, and moreish Moreton Bay Bugs, it’d be rude not to!


Check out Moreton Bay's New (upgraded) Kid on the Block

One of the only pubs on the East Coast of Australia where you can sip on a cold one and watch the sunset. The Belvedere Hotel, located in Woody Point only 30 minutes north of Brisbane Aiport. After a long closure and extensive renovations, the new kid on the block is open for enjoyment again.

With over four bars and a delicious dining menu to choose from, we can only imagine most days will be spent here!


Get amongst nature

Summer is the perfect time to soak up some fresh air and feel the warmth seep into your skin. If you’re a nature lover and enjoy getting out and about then Brisbane Nature Tours has your name written all over it. With tours ranging from tropical rainforests to native wildlife habitats, mangrove forests to sand islands, Brisbane Nature Tours will offer you the chance to connect with the beautiful landscape around you.


Become a master distiller

Gincoming! Comiskey Distillery's Gin Workshop is an intimate distilling experience, located next door to the iconic Eatons Hill Hotel. Craft your very own 500mL bottle of gin from a mini traditional Alembic copper still, with over 100 botanicals to choose from. The ultimate hands-on class complimented with two cocktails and a gourmet charcuterie board to enjoy an afternoon of experimentation, learning all things gin-making. Bottoms up!


Go Hiking at Stony Creek

Reconnect with Mother Nature at one of Moreton Bay Region’s most gorgeous natural swimming holes, Stony Creek in Woodford. Surrounded by national parks and the perfect place to disconnect from the every day, it’s one of our best-kept secrets for summer fun under the sun. You can access Stony Creek from the Day-Use Area on Fletcher Road, west of Woodford.


Become a ninja of the water

Cool off and hit the slides of Brisbane’s coolest inflatable water park - Aqua Warrior.

Located at Pelican Park, Clontarf – Aqua Warrior has opened the 2023 season with a new course, more obstacles and an extended swimming enclosure. Big kids and little kids welcome!


Fish your heart out

Angling for great fishing North of Brisbane? Moreton Bay is one of the largest estuarine bays in Australia and is unique in the fact that it has both tropical and temperate marine species. This makes it a popular fishing destination for not only ‘humans’ but a diversity of marine life. Before you cast your line, check out zoning and license regulations.

Need some inspiration? We have you covered.


Cocktails at the Komo

Enjoy refreshing cocktails at The Komo underneath the pink umbrellas before settling down on the shore to watch another epic Moreton Bay sunset.

Summer is pretty good!

We hope you find inspiration for your next family road trip adventure in Moreton Bay.

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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.