What a difference two days make – 48 little hours away from the the stress of the working week can be enough to put a spring back in your step.
We have suggested a laid-back 48-hour itinerary that doesn’t run you ragged but offers a nice balance of light exercise, local sight-seeing and serious rest and relaxation.
AM: Take a walk past Bee Gees’ house. The walk from Scarborough to Redcliffe Jetty is regarded as one of the best in the Moreton Bay Region. It is highly recommended but there is an alternative. Heading in the other direction, from Scarborough Beach to Newport, you will discover numerous highlights.
It is eight kilometres of level walking (return). On the way, you pass a humble abode at 12 Fifth Ave. For several years, this was the home of the Gibb family, who emigrated to Australia from the UK in 1958.
Follow the path along the seaside to Moreton Bay Boat Club through Thurecht Park and on to Endeavour Park, which has views across Deception Bay and glimpses of the Glasshouse Mountains. Endeavour Esplanade leads to the canal suburb of Newport.
On the way back, stop at Morgans Seafood Market and Takeway and choose from a selection of locally caught seafood, or enjoy sushi and oysters in a pleasant and relaxed setting.
PM: Scarborough Beach Resort has a large rooftop entertainment deck with ocean views. It is equipped with barbecue facilities where you can cook up a fresh seafood feast as the sun sets in spectacular fashion (weather permitting!) across Moreton Bay.
AM: Sleep in.
Stretch. Consider the day ahead.
Do some casual laps in our heated pool, relax in the spa or opt for a workout in the fully equipped gym before heading out for a light (or heavy – depending on the nature of your workout) breakfast at one of numerous local cafes.
We can recommend Cafe 3 Eight Nine and Sea Salt and Vine but there are plenty more that offer great local fare and wonderful coffee.
PM: Get a bit active. Hire a pedal boat or, for the more adventurous, kayak or stand-up-paddle board (sup) from Floatin’ Fun.
Packages are available, which include lifejackets and instruction. The local family-run business operates on the beach, just across the road from Scarborough Beach Resort.
Afterwards, either pick up supplies to whip up your own culinary masterpiece in your self contained apartment or indulge in a night out at Pines Bar and Restaurant, located right on our doorstep.
This established eatery is wheelchair friendly and has a versatile menu with gluten free and vegetarian options.
Book accommodation nearby at Scarborough Beach Resort. Perfect for a family holiday to Queensland, it’s just 35 minutes drive from Brisbane airport, offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-self contained holiday apartments and onsite facilities including swimming lap pool, large heated spa and more. BOOK YOUR SCARBOROUGH BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW