Family-friendly dining on the Peninsula

If you are enjoying a break at the Scarborough Beach Resort with the family there are some great dining options available that are perfect for parents and kids. Imagine kid’s playgrounds, kids menus and even a petting zoo!

Here’s our top five suggestions:

1 – Yabbey Road: Grab some traditional fish and chips and eat them with their home-made sauce from the beach or the Jetty. Loads of kids packs are available (133 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe)

2 – Hog’s Breath Cafe: Kids eat free ALL day Monday’s and Tuesday’s and from 5pm – 6pm Wednesday to Sunday. They also have a ‘Hogsters Kids Menu’ for kids under 12 years of age – perfect! (115 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe)

3 – Café Diversity: Delicious healthy options the kids will love AND there’s a kids play area complete with its own little kitchen (75 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe).

4 – Redcliffe RSL: There’s a great kids menu, entertainment and the Redcliffe RSL Museum to keep them interested (Irene Street, Redcliffe). 

5 – Sandstone Point Hotel: It’s 45 minutes from Scarborough but with a kids menu, an alfresco dining area and the choice of a massive outdoor playground, a petting zoo and a grassed area your kids will be entertained for hours (1800 Bribie Island Road, Sandstone Point)

Scarborough Beach Resort also has its own rooftop bar with three BBQ areas.  Grab some sausages from and have your own picnic with a view! Book your Scarborough/ Redcliffe Peninsula Accommodation with us here today at Scarborough Beach Resort BOOK HERE

Brisbane Entertainment Centre – upcoming shows!

Did you know Brisbane Entertainment Centre (BEC) is only 25 minutes from Scarborough Beach Resort?

There are plenty of big-name shows coming to the BEC that you may not want to miss. Make a night of it!  See a show and then spend a day or two enjoying our fabulous accommodation and facilities, while overlooking the picturesque Moreton Bay.

Upcoming shows include:

AUGUST 2019

  • Fleetwood Mac – 20, 22 & 24 August
  • Hugh Jackman: The Man. the Music. The Show – 31 August

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • Hugh Jackman: The Man. the Music. The Show – 1 & 3 September
  • C2C: Country to Country – 29 September

OCTOBER 2019

  • Hans Zimmer Live – 3 October
  • Australian Supercross Championship – 12 October
  • WWE Live Australia – 22 October

NOVEMBER 2019

  • Shawn Mendes – 6 November
  • Steve Martin & Martin Short – 13 November
  • Khalid – 26 November
  • KISS: End of The Road – 28 November

DECEMBER 2019

  • The Wiggles Party Time! Big Show! – 14 & 15 December
  • Little Mix – 16 December
  • Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 18 & 19  December

2020 Upcoming Shows

  • Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 16 January
  • Michael Buble – 4 & 5 February
  • PBR Last Cowboy Standing 2020 – 13 June

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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* The events are subject to change. Please check directly with Brisbane Entertainment Centre for changes or updates.

Perfect night out at Redcliffe RSL

With FREE live entertainment, ticketed events, gaming and a wonderful selection of dining options, the Redcliffe RSL is one of the peninsular’s leading entertainment venues and a ‘must visit’ during your vacation or stay at Scarborough.

You can simply drop in for a quick drink at the Diggers Bar and Lounge or spend some time catching up on your favourite sport in the Sports Lounge, complete with TAB facilities.

For dining options you can select from:
– Gallipoli Grill for casual dining with it’s all weather deck
– The Point with a wide range of delicious meals and views to Moreton Bay
– Breezes Cafe for a light meal or coffee/tea

Each week the Diggers Bar and Lounge hosts a variety of free live entertainment from solo artists, to duos and bands during the day and in the evening. Also look out for special Tribute Shows that frequent the Club.

Redcliffe RSL Club is open daily from 10am and is located in Irene Street, Redcliffe.

Located on the beautiful Moreton Bay, Scarborough Beach Resort is the perfect destination for families, couples, and solo travellers who are in need of a relaxing getaway.

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What’s on at Redcliffe Entertainment Centre

The Redcliffe Entertainment Centre is an exciting performing and creative arts space that plays host to touring productions, comedy shows, movies, musicals, conferences, civic functions, as well as a variety of community organisations and arts activities.  

Why not enjoy a show or two with friends and family?  Here are some of the highlight over the next couple of months. 

What’s on at Redcliffe Entertainment Centre 

AUGUST 2019

  • The Songs of Dolly Parton – 2 August
  • Soweto Gospel Choir – 6 August
  • Robertson Brothers ’60s Variety Show’ – 10 August
  • An Excellent Vintage Selection – 16 August
  • The Beatlegs – 17 August
  • Dance Ed in the Spotlight – 22 August
  • Herman’s Hermits – The 6 O’Clock Hop – 23 August
  • Bloom presents The Stevie Nicks & Linda Ronstadt Songbook – 30 August
  • Peter Williams Medium Live – 31 August

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • Tom Jones Morning Showcase – 3 September
  • The Umbilical Brothers: Speedmouse – 6 September
  • The Australian Army Band Production Show – 10 September
  • Grace Lutheran College’s 2019 Dance Showcase – 17 September
  • Flashdance the Musical – 27 September

OCTOBER 2019

  • John McSweeney & Lucky Starr Morning Showcase – 8 October
  • The Andrews Sisters Tribute – 18 October
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – 19 October
  • Tenori: Beyond the Sea – 29 October

The Redcliffe Entertainment Centre is located at Downs St, Redcliffe. For more information and the full program of upcoming events visit Redcliffe Entertainment Centre.

Located less than 10 minutes away from the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre, Scarborough Beach Resort at Redcliffe Peninsula is perfectly located and offers a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-self contained holiday apartments; and onsite facilities including a swimming lap pool, large heated spa and more.

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Experience Moreton Bay walks & trails

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!

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Presenting Hugh Jackman ‘The Man. The Music. The Show.’

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
  • Oklahoma
  • 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.

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Romance on The Peninsula – our top 5 ideas

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!

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For School Holiday Fun head to Pirate Park Scarborough

If you are looking for somewhere to take the kids for a getaway in the school holidays or planning a quick family weekend away; Scarborough in South East Queensland is the perfect family destination!

Directly opposite your accommodation at Scarborough Beach Resort you’ll find the ‘Pirate Park’ on Landsborough Avenue. This is a fantastic place to take the kids for some outdoor time during your stay with us.

Kids of all ages will find plenty to do at Pirate Park! With loads of opportunities for activity and imaginative play:

Railway Place – complete with a stationary train, climbing nets, sand play tables, swings and balancing equipment.
Pirate Place – boasts a cool boat fort, seesaw, slide, and more.
Cotton Tree Forest – the perfect way for kids to enjoy some ‘old school’ fun! They’ll love climbing the long gnarled branches of these amazing trees.

Gollum’s Tree – see if you can spot this whimsical door that has been carved into one of the Norfolk Pine trees along the Scarborough foreshore. It would appear that Gollum (Lord of the Rings) spends part of his time living in Scarborough when not in Middle Earth!


Jumping Pillow – let the kids bounce off some energy on the large inflatable jumping pillow located near the basketball rings.

Pirate Park has all the amenities you need for an enjoyable outing with the family. Including: toilets, picnic tables, electric barbecues, water fountains, bins and parking facilities.

There’s also some great cafes across the street where you can grab a bite to eat or a coffee to enjoy in the park while the kids play.

We think you’ll be adding Scarborough’s Pirate Park to your list of the best kids parks in Brisbane!

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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Whale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe!

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.

Highlights: 

  • 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

Cost: 
Day Cruise $135 adult $95 child
VIP Cruise $165 adult $125 child
Premium Cruise $150 adult $110 child

Tour Duration:
4.5 hours

When:
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.

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Road Trips Within 2 Hours of Scarborough

During your stay at Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula get out and about and explore some of the region. There are heaps of destinations to be discovered on a road trip within two hours drive of Scarborough.

There are scenic mountain drives, vineyards, farmlands, coastal towns, island paradises, beaches and much more…….

D’Aguliar National Park

D’Aguliar National Park boasts two spectacular regions – the South D’Aguilar section at the southern end of the park, and the Mount Mee section at the northern end of the park. South D’Aguilar has abundant picnic areas and walking tracks, and a beautiful scenic drive through eucalyptus forests past Mount Nebo and on to Mount Glorious.

Lookouts dot the landscape, providing amazing views of Moreton Bay, the Glasshouse Mountains, and crystal clear rainforest pools. D’Aguilar National park is only 41 kilometres from Scarborough. For more information on the park visit Parks Queensland.

Glass House Mountains

These amazing mountains are a group of thirteen hills that rise abruptly from the coastal plain on the Sunshine Coast, and can be seen for kilometres. Anytime of the year is a great time to bushwalk or picnic in the beautiful Glass House Mountains National Park. 

There are walking tracks for hikers of varying levels of fitness. The tracks range in length from 800 metres to the longest track being 6km, which will take around 3 hours. Along the tracks are picnic tables and toilets and at the Glass House Mountains lookout there are BBQs. If you’re into thrillseeking then Rockclimbers and Abseilers can also enjoy the rocky outcrops.

The Glasshouse Mountains are a 48 kilometre drive north of Scarborough on the Bruce Highway.

Sunshine Coast Beaches

In just over an hour you can be on one of the beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches. The Sunshine Coast is a long coastal strip that starts on the southern end at Caloundra and continues all the way north to Noosa. Take your pick of beaches or enjoy some of the other famous Sunshine Coast attractions.

The southernmost beaches of the Sunshine Coast are located in the town of Caloundra. Begin your day at the Kings Beach ocean pool and follow the well-maintained track around the Caloundra headland. Pass by Shelly Beach and enjoy the views north before heading down to Moffat Beach and over Tooway Creek before arriving at the aquatic playground of Dicky Beach.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Drive into the verdant lush Sunshine Coast Hinterland and visit the small artisan villages such as Maleny, Montville and Mapleton. Feast on delicious local farm fresh produce, taste some local wines, browse arts and crafts galleries, visit the waterfalls, walk through rainforests and take in the spectacular views

The scenery on this amazing drive is magical, as you initially leave the Bruce Highway at Beerwah and drive through the Glass House Mountains until you gradually ascend into the hinterland. Maleny is only 71 kilometres from Scarborough.

Bribie Island

If you don’t want to drive to the Sunshine Coast but would like to spend a nice day at the beach, Bribie Island is only a distance of 59 kilometres away. Bribie Island is one of natures most impressive feats, a sand island full of natural wonders. Located in the northern part of Moreton Bay, Queensland Australia, Bribie Island is surrounded by natural beauty and full of history.

There is a range of things to do and see on Bribie Island including relaxing on beaches, kayaking in the crystal clear waters, watching spectacular birdlife or catch the ferry up the Pumicestone Passage and discover the history and wildlife.

Take a road trip during your stay with us at Scarborough Beach Resort and discover what this spectacular region has to offer. Located on the beautiful Moreton Bay, Scarborough Beach Resort is the perfect destination for families, couples, and solo travellers who are in need of a relaxing getaway. BOOK NOW

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