Moreton Bay Brisbane walks and trails: work on those 10,000 steps

Recharge your batteries and enjoy the great outdoors with one (or more) of these Moreton Bay Brisbane walking trails!

Redcliffe Convict Trail
History buffs won’t want to miss out on this great local trail!

With a leisurely length of 1.7km this trail offers 8 informative stops and will take you around 1hour 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, but conditions proved too difficult and 8 months later they relocated to Brisbane River.

To check out the trail head to Redcliffe Convict Trail.

Redcliffe is just a short 5 minute drive from Scarborough Beach Resort.

Redcliffe Public Arts Trail
This easy walk along the foreshore and showcase the people and history of the Moreton Bay Region through a collection of artworks along 7 stops.

Starting out at Anzac Place Memorial you’ll see the Cenotaph of Remembrance, followed by; Vessels at Stop 2, Opto Stop 3, Bee Gees Way with it’s life-size statue 60 photographs, 13 album covers and a mural of the band at Stop 4, Apparatus for Non-destructive Transmission of Biological Visualisation takes Stop 5, Story Poles Stop 6 and finally at Stop 7 you’ll see After the Flood.

Find out more at Redcliffe Public Arts Trail

Redcliffe is just a short 5 minute drive from Scarborough Beach Resort.

Cottonwood Walk and Heritage Trail, Deception Bay Conservation Park
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.

Throughout the walk you will encounter sites of historical and cultural significance.

Deception Bay Conservation Park is approximately a 20 minute drive from your accommodation at Scarborough Beach Resort.

For more information, go to The Home of Deception Bay Heritage

Lake Eden, North Lakes
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 birdlife. 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.

Book accommodation nearby 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, gym and a large heated spa that you can relax in after you’re day walking the Moreton Bay Region trails!

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*pictured: Lake Eden, North Lakes

 

 

 

 

Brum Pedal Car Hire at Scarborough Beach Resort

Explore Scarborough in a whole new way – with our Brum Pedal Car hire!

Scarborough Beach Resort has these gorgeous Brum Pedal Cars available for guest hire. Giving you the opportunity to explore Scarborough in a fun and totally unique way.

They can be used on the road or around the many beautiful bike tracks of our region. The Brum Pedal Cars seat up to 4 adults, and can also hold 1 or 2 children in the front basket.

The pedal cars have 4 wheel drum brakes and steering just like a real car. They have an extra steering wheel to make the passenger feel involved. There are 4 separate pedals that can be engaged to all help the driver get up any hills!

1 hour hire = $25.00
Half Day hire = $35.00

For more information please contact reception at Scarborough Beach Resort.

Book family friendly accommodation 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.

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Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival

When: Sat 8 & Sun 9 September, 2018
Where: Redcliffe Parade

FREE ENTRY

If you love food, and who doesn’t, then be sure to check out the Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival.

Held over two days, on the weekend of September 8th& 9th, the festival boasts a wide range of activities.

2018 Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival events include:

  • Pop-up Bars
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Celebrity Chefs
  • Unique Dining Experiences
  • Food Trucks
  • Workshops
  • Ticketed Events
  • Entertainment and Fireworks

With a mix of Free and Ticketed activities there’s something for everyone. There’s loads on offer, but here’s just a taste …

  • Food Truck Alley– 10am Sat to 4pm Sun – featuring 15 vendors
  • Cookie Decorating Workshopsfor Kids – Sat 10:30am & Sun 2:30pm – $5 per child
  • Village Motors Craft Brews & BBQ Bar– 10am Sat to 4pm Sun – grab a cold brew and a bite to eat at one of the BBQ vendors
  • Smash it Burger Challenge– Sat 11am to 3pm – from $28 (eat it in 30mins and it’s free!)
  • Local Tastes Pavilion – 10am Sat to 4pm Sun – Sample fresh specialties, meet artisan producers and stock up on your favourite homemade treats.

… and loads more! For the full program and further information visit the Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival website.

Book accommodation 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.

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Redcliffe KiteFest

When: Sat 25 & Sun 26 August, 2018
Where: Pelican Park, 101 Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf

Get swept up in the fun and excitement of Redcliffe KiteFest, with kites of all shapes and sizes filling the sky.

2018 will be the biggest KiteFest yet with a huge contingent of international and domestic kite flyers set to come together in Pelican Park.

2018 Redcliffe KiteFest events include:

  • In The Sky – featuring kite flyers from around the world
  • KiteFest Kidz – a colourful, fun-filled zone for children aged under 10 years old
  • Live Music
  • KiteFest Food, Drinks and more

For more information including ticketing please CLICK HERE

The whole family is sure to have a great day out, so why not extend the fun and book a few nights at Scarborough Beach Resort.

Book accommodation 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.

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Brisbane Entertainment Centre Upcoming Shows

2018 Upcoming Shows

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, and mid- to late-2018 is shaping up to be a cracker!

  • 29 July – Firebirds V Thunderbirds Netball)
  • 30 & 31 July – Celine Dion: Live 2018
  • 4 August – Firebirds V Magpies (Netball)
  • 8 &10 August – Katy Perry: Witness the Tour
  • 14 to 23 August – P!NK
  • 24 August – Bob Dylan & His Band
  • 18 September – Jeff Dunham ‘Passive Aggressive’
  • 28 September – Cher: Here We Go Again Tour
  • 7 October – Constellation Cup: Aus V NZ (Netball)
  • 27 October – Carl Barron: Drinking with a Fork
  • 6 November – Def Leppard
  • 10 & 11 November – Sam Smith: Thrill of it All Tour
  • 5 & 6 December – Shania Twain: Now Tour
  • 9 December – Kevin Hart: Irresponsible Tour
  • 18 December – Twenty One Pilots: Bandito Tour

2019 Upcoming Shows

  • 28 & 29 March 2019 – Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour
  • 6 November 2019- Shawn Mendes The Tour 2019

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.

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Everybody loves Ekka: don’t miss The Royal Queensland Show!

When: Friday, August 10, to Sunday, August 19, 2018; opens daily at 9am
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds at 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills

Everything you want in a show is at this year’s Ekka, which is celebrating 141 years of bringing the best of the country to the city!

There’s SO much to do at EKKA Royal Queensland Show. But here’s a few of our favourite things:

  • Interact with cuddly creatures at the animal nursery and petting zoo, cradle-a-chick, pat-a-pig or even milk a cow!
  • Take in a display or animal competition; sheep dog trials, woodchopping and sawing, cat shows, decorated cake displays, cooking demos and a whole lot more.
  • Buy a showbag (or two). No visit to EKKA is complete without a wander through the showbag pavilion, with goodies for everyone in the family – even your pets!
  • Test your skills with a stroll down sideshow alley.
  • Rides, rides, rides!
  • Take a peek inside the Woolworths Fresh Food Pavilion and Gourmet Plaza or grab some traditional favourites like strawberries and cream.
  • Stick around for EkkaNITES in the main arena from 6-8pm with a FREE action packed show of world-class acts including monster trucks, FMX riders and of course fireworks.

Oh, and don’t forget the EKKA Public Holiday which falls on Wednesday the 15th of August – perfect for those Brisbanites who are looking for a midweek getaway!

Book accommodation 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.

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Roll up for Redcliffe City Show: family fun

WHAT: Redcliffe City Show
WHEN: Friday, June 29, Saturday, June 30, Sunday, July 1, 2018
WHERE: Redcliffe Showgrounds, Scarborough Rd,Recliffe
COST: Adults $12; Pensioners and children (5 to 14 years) $5
Friday is ‘people’s day’ but you have to get the local paper and cut out the coupon to receive the deal, which is children free and adults $2 each (max. 2 adults per coupon)

Homegrown actor and author, William McInnes, will officially open Redcliffe City Show at 7pm on the opening day.

The much loved performer grew up in Redcliffe with his four siblings, leaving in the mid-1980s to study acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Back in town for the show’s launch, McInnes will no doubt relish the moment when he declares the event to be officially open.

As with the seasons, the show promises to deliver some fresh new performances and activities along with the familiar favourites.

After an intense day of horse judging and show jumping, poultry judging and a championship dog show, the launch night is filled with V8 and moto cross action.

PLUS…

Who doesn’t get shivers up and down their spine when the words “Globe of Death” and “Wheel of Steel” are mentioned?

Witness the daring feats of Warren Brophy on the latter as he skips, juggles and flips, etc, on and in a rotating steel cage. It is 11 metres away from solid ground and Brophy has no nets or wires to save him if he falls.

Monsterfireworks follow and there will also be fireworks on Saturday night.

The kids will love the camel rides, animal nursery, puppet show, show bags and good old fashioned rides and sideshow alley games.

There will be live music, an arts and crafts display, an array of food stalls and many more special events during an action-packed three days.

The show has a long history that dates back to 1949 (first year 1959) and family members of its founders are still involved to this day. That is awesome and admirable!

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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.

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‘W’ is for Winter and Whale Watching!

After the unrelenting heat of summer (and for much of autumn) it has finally cooled down, and it looks like winter is on its way.

But that doesn’t mean our winters are woeful.

Typically, winter is dry and mild, with temperatures from 11 degrees at night to 21 degrees during the day.

And during this chilled time of year, the sun rises at 6.30am and sets with a display of pink-tinged hues at 5pm.

Winter is also a beaut time of year to experience the whales passing by – June 1 signals the official start of the whale watching season.

Each year about 18,000 humpback whales travel north on their 10,000 kilometre journey from Antarctica to the temperate Pacific Ocean.

They bring their calves with them in search of the warmer conditions, as the bubs don’t have sufficient body fat to survive in the freezing waters of the Southern Ocean.

A selection of tours are available to catch a glimpse of these incredible animals.

Check out the Experience Oz website for a huge array of tours that cover a whole range of adventures, whale watching included, in our beautiful neck of the woods.

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.

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Cher: Here we go again tour

WHAT: CHER, Here we go again
WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2018
WHERE: Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Who doesn’t love Cher?

We do.

She is the ultimate superstar, whose talent and persona shine beyond the universe.

Up there with the greats, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin, she shimmers like a full moon on the harbour and exudes a powerful ethereal energy.

A goddess, her bold beautiful voice is so distinctive it is instantly recognisable (unlike the strangled kitten whines emitted by so many singers today).

And can that woman wear a body suit or what?

WOW!

Stunning and ageless, Cher is set to grace the stage of the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in September.

And we will bow down before her Good Graciousness as she performs hits from an extensive back catalogue that includes Believe (an anthem about getting over it and on with life), If I Could Turn Back Time, Dark Lady and Gypsies Tramps and Thieves.

It is incredible to think Cher has been making waves for six decades and has sold a formidable 100-million records.

Her Australian shows are bound to be spectacular – it is the first time in 13 years that she has ventured down under for a full tour schedule. And it will come soon after the cinema release of the Mamma Mia sequel (Here we go again) in which Cher appears as the grandmother!

Tickets are priced from C reserve $122.15 though to B reserve $203.60 and A reserve (do you wanna go there?) $305.45.

We’re talking LEGEND. We’re talking a NIGHT TO REMEMBER.

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.

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Redcliffe Garden & Lifestyle Expo

When: 5th of August, 2018
Where: Redcliffe Botanical Gardens, 20 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 5th of August, 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 2018 features:

  • Market Stalls
  • Live Music
  • Food Trucks
  • Gardening Displays
  • Live Demonstrations
  • Workshops
  • Little Grubs area – arts & crafts for the kids!

For more information 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.

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