Recharge your batteries and enjoy the great outdoors with one (or more) of these fantastic relatively undiscovered Moreton Bay Brisbane walking trails!
Cottonwood Walk and Heritage Trail, Deception Bay
This level walk will appeal to nature and history lovers.
You can either opt for the shorter 1.5km Cottonwood Walk or do the whole 4km Deception Bay Heritage Trail.
This lovely level stroll through a culturally and historically significant area takes you along the esplanade and through the parklands to Deception Bay’s historic bathing pools, dog park and past the wetlands in the south.
Enjoy BBQ facilities, spot a dolphin, encounter sites of historical and cultural significance or just enjoy this beautiful region with its parks and kids playgrounds.
Conservation Park is just under 20 minute’s drive from your accommodation at Scarborough Beach Resort.
For more information, go to Cottonwood Walk & Heritage Trail.
Redcliffe Convict Trail
History buffs won’t want to miss out on this great local trail at Redcliffe, which is just a short 5 minute drive from Scarborough Beach Resort.
With a leisurely length of 1.7 km, this trail offers eight informative stops and will take you about 1 hour to complete.
Walk in the footsteps of the government officials, soldiers and convicts who arrived at the Redcliffe Peninsula in September 1824 with orders to build Moreton Bay’s first penal settlement. Unfortunately conditions proved too difficult and 8 months later they relocated to Brisbane River, right where the Brisbane City is located.
To check out the trail go to: Redcliffe Convict Trail.
Redcliffe Foreshore Public Arts Trail
This self-guided and easy walk along the foreshore showcases the people and history of the Moreton Bay Region through a collection of public art works including:
Stop 1 – Anzac Place Memorial: The Cenotaph of Remembrance
Stop 2 – Vessels
Stop 3 – Story Poles
Stop 4 – After the Flood
Stop 5 – OPTO
Stop 6 – Apparatus for Non-destructive Transmission of Biological Visualisation.
Find out more about each of these art works and the walk at Redcliffe Foreshore Public Arts Trail.
Redcliffe is just a short 5 minute drive from Scarborough Beach Resort.
Lake Eden Trail
The Lake Eden trail is part of the council’s 10,000 steps program.
At a level 1.676 kilometres it’s not going to get you quite up to 10,000 but, hey, it’s a start.
This one is perfect for families as it is totally flat and has a picnic ground.
The walk winds its way around the man-made lake, which is filled with bird life. The kids will have heaps of fun identifying the different species that come to the lake – water fowl, ducks and a pair of black swans are residents. If the kids are lucky they might even spot water dragons sunning themselves.
Lake Eden is approximately a 15 minute drive from your accommodation at Scarborough Beach Resort.
Stay at Scarborough Beach Resort, a perfect launching pad from which to experience these fabulous walks. Offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-self contained holiday apartments and onsite facilities you can relax in the swimming lap pool, gym and a large heated spa after you’re day walking the Moreton Bay Region trails!
Don’t miss the incredibly talented and versatile Hugh Jackman when he performs at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre as part of his world arena tour titled ‘The Man. The Music. The Show.’ on Saturday 31 August, and Sunday 1 and Tuesday 3 September, 2019.
Lovingly known as ‘Australia’s favourite son’, the multi award-winning Hugh will be performing songs that showcase his long-standing film and Broadway career from:
- The Greatest Showman
- The Boy from Oz
- Les Miserables
- And many more.
Hugh won’t be alone on stage. He’ll be accompanied by a bevy of singers and dancers and will be backed by a live orchestra. Over five performances he will sing, dance and share his favourite stories in a performance that is sure to thrill and entertain people of all ages.
Hawaiian singer and actress Keala Settle who starred alongside Hugh Jackman in 20th Century Fox’s ‘The Greatest Showman’ will make a special guest appearance at each of his shows where she will perform the Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning Greatest Showman song ‘This is me’.
For more information visit the Brisbane Entertainment Centre’s website. Tickets are available from Ticketek.
Scarborough Beach Resort is the perfect accommodation if you are attending Hugh Jackman ‘The Man. The Music. The Show.’ Offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully self-contained holiday apartments, it’s located less than a 45 -minute drive from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre! Be spoilt with fantastic ocean views, FREE WiFi and onsite facilities including an outdoor lap pool, large heated spa and more.
1. Old School Picnic on The Peninsula
The apartments at Scarborough Beach Resort are self-contained with fully equipped kitchens – perfect for self-catering. Why not pack a picnic basket with all your favourite treats – strawberries, cheeses, crackers, croissants, dips, chocolate … so many yummy options! Then head out to one of the many parks on The Peninsula to spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy a good old fashioned date in the great outdoors!
Redcliffe Botanical Gardens with its rainforest area and natural pond along the shoreline at Suttons Beach, Settlement Cove, Humpybong Park and Scarborough Parklands, are just some of the options.
2. Wine + Dine Them
Enjoy a fine meal at one of the local Scarborough restaurants, or make a day of it and take a drive to Ocean View Estates. This winery is nestled in the rolling hills of Mount Mee in the D’Aguilar Range. The Vineyard offers tours and wine tasting in the cellar door and features an a-la-carte restaurant with meals matched to estate-grown wines. All this is less than an hours’ drive north-west of Scarborough.
3. Take your love to a higher level…
Inject a little adventure into your love life and take your date on a scenic flight! Aero Dynamic Flight Academy operate from Caboolture and offer flights with stunning views of the Sunshine Coast, Glasshouse Mountains, and Bribie Island.
4. Keep it Casual – share some Fish & Chips in Scarborough Park
A date doesn’t have to cost the earth to be romantic. Enjoy a relaxed but intimate dinner for two with an ice cold bottle of wine or a few beers and some take-away fish and chips on the grass in Scarborough Park. Feel the sea breeze, watch the exquisite sunset over the Glasshouse Mountains to the west and the boats come in from the bay and enjoy each other’s company.
5. Cosy Up at Scarborough Beach Resort
The apartments at Scarborough Beach Resort are fully self-contained so you can enjoy all of the mod-cons of home. With fully self-contained kitchens you can self-cater or dine at the great surrounding cafes and restaurants. Onsite facilities at Scarborough Beach Resort include an outdoor lap pool, a HUGE hydro jet spa, and a sauna – perfect for that romantic but relaxed retreat you’ve been looking for. Free WiFi is also offered so you can stay connected to the outside world – if you want to!
Did you know Brisbane Entertainment Centre is only 25 minutes from Scarborough Beach Resort? There are plenty of big-name shows coming to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, including:
2019 Upcoming Shows
- 28 June to 1 July – Disney on Ice
- 13 July – The Wizard of Oz
- 20, 22 & 24 August – Fleetwood Mac
- 31 August, 1 & 3 September – Hugh Jackman
- 29 September – C2C: Country to Country
- 3 October – Hans Zimmer Live
- 12 October – Australian Supercross Championship
- 22 October – WWE Live Australia
- 6 November – Shawn Mendes The Tour 2019
- 13 November – Steve Martin & Martin Short
- 26 November – Khalid
- 28 November – KISS: End of The Road
- 16 December – Little Mix
- 18 December – Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
2020 Upcoming Shows
- 4 & 5 February – Michael Buble
- 13 June – PBR Last Cowboy Standing 2020
Be sure to check back again soon – we update this list regularly.
For more information about each event and ticketing please visit Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Book accommodation nearby at Scarborough Beach Resort. Perfect for attending an event at Brisbane Entertainment Centre – it’s less than a 25 minute drive to the venue.
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.
*events are subject to change please check directly with Brisbane Entertainment Centre for changes or updates
When: Sunday 28th of July, 2019
Where: Redcliffe Botanical Gardens, Henzell Street, Redcliffe QLD.
Nothing announces the coming spring season more than a Garden & Lifestyle Expo! Head along to the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens on the 28th of July, from 9am to 3pm, to enjoy a day out in the great outdoors with plenty to see and do, and of course loads of information about all things garden, plants and lifestyle.
Redcliffe Garden & Lifestyle Expo 2019 features:
- Kindred Gardening Stage
- BallyCara Lifestyle Stage
- Garden Party
- Sesame Lane Little Grubs Kids Zone
- Love Handmade Lane
For more information about Redcliffe Garden & Lifestyle Expo please head over to the Visit Moreton Bay Region website.
Make a weekend of it! Book accommodation at Scarborough Beach Resort located less than a 10 minute drive from the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens.
Scarborough Beach Resort offers a variety of choices including 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments as well as Studio Rooms and Motel Room style accommodation. Enjoy FREE WiFi and onsite facilities including a large hydro jet spa, lap pool and gym.
Enjoy a mid year escape. Enjoy our location across the road from the ocean, as well as the many restaurants and cafes within walking distance from our doorstep.
Guests can also luxuriate in onsite facilities including swimming pool, huge indoor spa, sauna, gym and our roof top deck with amazing views – it’s the perfect spot for a BBQ!
Terms & Conditions: This offer is open for bookings now, for stays between the 29th of June and the 21st of July 2019. Must book direct to receive the late check out bonus. Subject to availability. This offer is non-refundable.
We’re happy to announce that we’ve recently received a TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence.
Thank you for your wonderful reviews – we couldn’t have done it without you.
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For an unforgettable holiday experience, join a whale watching cruise departing from Redcliffe to see the majestic Humpback Whales as they make their annual migration.
This 4.5 hour whale watching tour departs from Redcliffe Jetty for Moreton Bay Marine Park at 9am. The Moreton Bay region is considered one of the best whale watching areas in the world.
Your whale watching vessel offers a 360 degree walk around lower and upper decks, perfect for sighting whales and other marine animals. The tour is child and wheelchair friendly, and includes informative commentary, and a cold buffet lunch.
Don’t miss out on an incredible marine adventure! With GUARANTEED whale sightseeing – If you don’t see a whale during your day of travel they’ll offer a complimentary cruise for you on the next available departure.
- Regular sightings of various marine animals
- 360 degree walk around vessel
- Cold buffet lunch including fresh selection of local produce
- Licensed bar with snacks and drinks for purchase
- Wheelchair accessible
- Extensive and informative commentary
Day Cruise $135 adult $95 child
VIP Cruise $165 adult $125 child
Premium Cruise $150 adult $110 child
Queensland’s whale watching season runs from June to mid October annually. Tours during this time depart daily from Redcliffe Jetty. Boarding at 9:30am departing at 10am and returning at approximately 2:30pm
Visit Brisbane Whale Watching Tours from Redcliffe for more information and bookings.
Book accommodation nearby Redcliffe Peninsula staying at Scarborough Beach Resort. 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.
When: Sunday 21 July, 2019
Where: Start and finish at Pelican Park, Clontarf
Put on your running shoes now to get race-fit for the Moreton Bay Region’s most popular fun run.
Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run has a distance for everyone and caters to all abilities. Anyone can do it; age is no obstacle with bubs in strollers to seniors aged 80+ in the running (or walking) for a finisher’s medallion.
You can choose from a 3km, 5km, 10km or 21km loop that follows the scenic Redcliffe Peninsula. Families with young children can enjoy the 3km and 5km events, which have no age restrictions.
The course along the waterfront extends as far as Scarborough for the 21km runners, who kick off the staggered event from Pelican Park, Clontarf, at 6.00am. The 3km fun run/walk punters are the last to start at 8.30am.
This year the event is raising funds for Chameleon Housing, with a portion of every entry fee donated directly to this important cause.
The Kindred Healthy Living Expo is back again this year with plenty to see and do including health services, active wear, footwear, gyms, supplements and personal training groups.
For more information and registration go to the official Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run website.
Book accommodation nearby at Scarborough Beach Resort. Perfect for a 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
When: 28 to 30 June, 2019
Where: Redcliffe Showgrounds, Brisbane, Queensland
Perfectly timed to fall in the Queensland School Holidays, the Redcliffe City Show offers a family-friendly program of events for all to enjoy.
Come along and enjoy a great day (and night) out at Redcliffe Showgrounds with all the traditional fun and attractions of the show, and more. Including:
*Jet Pack Man
*Track Skill V8 Driving Excitement
*Arts & Crafts
*Horse Jumping & Show Jumping
*World Championship Woodchopping
*ELJAY Moto Cross
*Big Fireworks over two nights
… and more!
Normal entry fee $12 for adults, children aged from 5-14 years and pensioners $6.
Open: 8am to 8pm Friday & Saturday, 8am to 4pm Sunday.
For all the information please visit Redcliffe Show 2019.
Book accommodation nearby Redcliffe Peninsula at Scarborough Beach Resort. 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