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.


  • 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

Tour Duration:
4.5 hours

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.


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

Osprey House Environment Centre

Osprey House Environmental Centre is a must see when you’re staying in the Moreton Bay region.

The centre is owned by Moreton Bay Regional Council and operated by trained and enthusiastic volunteers.​ It is nestled amongst mangroves on the Pine River, where it opens into a wide estuary and is rich with sea life and bird life, with bird hides along the boardwalks amongst the foreshore.

It features an osprey nest on the “Osprey pole”, with live streaming video of the ospreys fishing and nesting. The Ospreys can be seen at almost any time in daylight hours, soaring over the river, diving into the water to catch fish, or carrying fish back to the cross bars or nest. These majestic birds have become very rare or locally extinct in some parts of the world

The interpretive centre includes a life size dugong, bird and animal displays and the live streaming video from the osprey nest. You’ll find interesting educational displays, ‘touch’ tables and information provided in numerous and novel ways.

Osprey House Environment Centre is located on a picturesque site on the Pine River on Dohles Rocks Road, Griffin.

Take a drive out to Osprey House, located only 17 kilometres away, during your stay with us at Scarborough Beach Resort. 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

Enjoy Easter in Scarborough

Easter Long Weekend: 19 – 22 April, 2019

Easter and the school holidays are fast approaching! Why not book an escape to Scarborough Beach Resort and enjoy a break with your family or friends.

Scarborough Beach Resort is located directly across from the beach and parklands fringing the shoreline with one of the best parks around! The kids will have hours of fun climbing the gnarled and twisted branches of the Cottonwood Trees and playing in the large themed (Pirate Place and Train Place) playground!

At Scarborough Beach Resort we offer a lap pool, large heated hydro spa, gym and free wifi. For something really unique, hire on of our Brum pedal cars to explore the local area.

Our location is only 35 minutes from Brisbane Airport and surrounded with an array of restaurants and coffee shops. It’s also the perfect base to explore Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast regions.

The Redcliffe Festival of Sails is taking place on Good Friday on 19 April at Sutton Beach in Redcliffe. families can enjoy a whole day of Easter-themed free entertainment and activities from 9am-4pm. Kids will love the free workshops and activities, Easter egg hunt, rides and amusements, and the famous sky-diving Easter Bunny. Mum and Dad can roam through the hundreds of market stalls, and enjoy live music and entertainment from three stages.

Here’s a few things you could also enjoy during your holiday to Scarborough Beach Resort:

*Scarborough Park – across the road
*Redcliffe Lagoon Settlement Cove – approx. 7 mins drive
*Redcliffe Botanic Gardens – approx. 8 mins drive
*Redcliffe Museum – approx. 8 mins drive
*Redcliffe Jetty Markets (each Sunday) – approx. 5 mins drive
*Bee Gees Way – approx. 6 mins drive
*North Lakes Inflatable World – approx. 20 mins drive
*Brisbane Entertainment Centre (check out what’s on) – approx. 25 mins drive
*Brisbane CBD & South Bank (Museums, Wheel of Brisbane, Parks and more) – approx. 45 mins drive
*Australia Zoo – approx. 50 mins drive
*Aussie World – approx. 55 mins road
*Bribie Island – approx. 75 mins drive
*Theme Parks of the Gold Coast – approx. 75 mins drive

Book your Easter Accommodation at beautiful Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula with us here today at Scarborough Beach Resort CLICK HERE



Pelican Feeding @ Clontarf Park

Watch the delight on the kids faces as they experience the morning feeding of the quirky Pelicans at Clontarf Park.

Bring the kids to Pelican Park, situated along the Redcliffe peninsula in Clontarf, only 10 minutes drive from Scarborough, for a morning of Pelican feeding by the beach.

Every morning at 10am, the volunteers at Clontarf Visitor Information Centre bring out a bucket of fresh fish to feed the local Pelican population. The Pelicans often gather an hour in advance in anticipation of their fishy feast while the caring volunteers check the sea birds for any injuries.

Kids and adults alike are most welcome to observe these metre tall birds up close while the Pelican feeding takes place. The Pelican numbers tend to fluctuate from day to day as they continuously search for fresh food sources (their favourite meals being flathead, whiting and bream).

The park, aptly called Pelican Park is located at the southern end of Redcliffe Peninsula just next to Bells Beach. Apart from the huge feathered friends that visit daily, Pelican Park boasts an all-abilities playground with a Liberty Swing overlooking the bay. There is also a fully fenced boat-themed playground with undercover electric barbecues, picnic tables, toilet facilities, boat ramp and stretches of golden sand.

It’s just another fantastic family-friendly thing to do on the Redcliffe Peninsula during the summer school holidays.

Book your Summer School Holiday Accommodation here 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 and really unwind this Summer!


What’s on at Redcliffe Cultural Centre

The Redcliffe Cultural 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.

The following events are some of the highlights coming up at Redcliffe Cultural Centre over the next few months.

What’s on at Redcliffe Cultural Centre 2019

  • Smiley Movie- Tues 22 Jan
  • Issi Dye Morning Showcase – Wed 23 Jan
  • A Sentimental Journey – Wed 30 Jan
  • Madagascar Jnr – 1 to 3 Feb
  • Australian Army Band Gala Showcase – Sat 9 Feb
  • Peter Williams Medium Live – Sun 10 Feb
  • Pirates to Pinafore – Fri 15 Feb
  • The Little Steely Brothers Tribute Show – Sat 16 Feb
  • Downtown! The Mod Musical – 22 to 24 Feb
  • We Will Rock You – 1 to 3 Mar
  • The Andrews Sisters Tribute – Tue 5 Mar
  • Roy Orbison & Gene Pitney Tribute – Fri 8 Mar
  • Brisbane City Pops Orchestra – On Broadway – Sat 9 Mar
  • The Australian Army Band Rock Show – Fri 15 Mar
  • Johnny Cash Tribute Show – Sat 16 Mar
  • Charmaine Wilson – Tue 19 Mar
  • The Sapphires – Sat 23 Mar
  • The Elton John Experience – Fri 29 Mar
  • MSBO Movie Favourites – Sat 20 Mar

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


Our local stars shine bright at Scarborough Originals

WHAT: Scarborough Originals
WHEN: First Saturday of each month in 2019, 1pm-5pm (next gig is 2 Feb)
WHERE: Jamieson Park, 8 Reef Point Esplanade, Scarborough

IT was only a matter of time before some clever dudes put their heads together to showcase our bright young musos in the stunning setting of Jamieson Park.

The FREE live music series Scarborough Originals is designed to provide a regular platform for local emerging artists.

Into its fifth month, the event opens the doors to a variety of music genres – from rock to pop and reggae to alternative, blues and soul, etc – and invites creatives from all walks of life to get involved.

The not for profit East Coast Originals work with a team of volunteers to make it happen and are always looking for artists eager to showcase their talents. This runs the gamut from face painters to drumming and dance troupes.

Families, singles and groups of mates out for a day by the beach are encouraged to bring a picnic and non-alcoholic beverages to the slice of paradise on the peninsula.

This special part of the world has uninterrupted water views and it’s close to local cafes and restaurants.

The next gathering is Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Scarborough Originals relies on crowdfunding and donations and, to this end, raffle tickets will be sold on the day to keep the wheels turning on this worthy endeavour. Get your raffle tickets from the “merch” desk or volunteers mingling surreptitiously in the crowd!

(The gorgeous photo is courtesy of folk artist Manoa who has previously performed at Scarborough Originals)

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, large heated spa and more. BOOK YOUR SCARBOROUGH BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW




Aquasplash Redcliffe

There is a new Inflatable Water Park now opened in Redcliffe right in time for Summer!

The floating adventure playground includes an amazing Ninja racetrack, with two 35m long side-by-side courses perfect for races, as well as the largest on-water swing in Australia and a giant slide.

Aquasplash is suitable for ages 5 years and over, with ages 5-9 required to be accompanied by an adult and life jackets provided for all users.

Sessions are timed at 50 minutes for a single session, with both single and 2 hour passes available for all ages and day passes for those aged 14yrs +.

Induction training is included with all booked sessions. Children aged 5-9 years must be accompanied by a paying adult (ratio 1 adult to 2 children).

Prices start from:
$15 per Single Splash per child (5-9 years)
$20 per Single Splash per child/adult (10+ years)
$49 All Day Pass per child/adult (14+ years)

Aquasplash is located in the clear blue waters off Clontarf’s Pelican Park in Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf.

It’s the perfect place to cool off this Summer on the Redcliffe Peninsula!

Book your Christmas/Summer School Holiday Accommodation here 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 and really unwind this Summer!


Summer School Holiday Activities at Scarborough

When: 14 December 2018 to 28 January 2019

Summer School Holidays are almost here! Scarborough Beach is the perfect place to spend this Summer with the family with heaps of water activities and family fun events happening in the region as well.

Christmas & School Holiday Events

Don’t miss some of these!

First Saturday of the month – Scarborough Originals in Scarborough Beach Park from 1pm to 5pm
Sunday 9 December – Scarborough Christmas Carols in Scarborough Beach Park
Sunday 9 December – Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour at Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Wednesday 12 December – Jim Jefferies The Night Talker Tour at Brisbane Entertainment Centre
15 & 16 December – The Wiggles Wiggle Pop Big Show at Brisbane Entertainment Centre
17 to 21 December – Big Screen on The Green Christmas Movies at Eagle Farm Racecourse
Tuesday 15 January – Mumford & Sons Delta Tour at Brisbane Entertainment Centre
19 & 25 January – Brisbane Bullets Basketball games vs Cairns Taipans and Sydney Kings at Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 26 January – Australia Day Celebrations at Suttons Beach in Redcliffe

To keep up to date with what’s happening in the region around Scarborough Beach visit our What’s On Page

Water Activities Galore in Scarborough & Redcliffe

There are plenty of beach and water activities that the entire family can participate in, including:

  • Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP) on the Bay
  • Hire a boat and explore Moreton Bay
  • Deep Sea Fishing Charters
  • Peddle Boat Hire
  • Kayak Hire
  • Scarborough to Newport walk or cycle
  • Play at Pirate Park
  • Dolphin Wild Boat Cruises
  • Beach or Jetty Fishing
  • Swimming or playing on the sandy beach
  • Suttons Beach Park and Jetty in Redcliffe
  • Splash around at Settlement Cove Lagoon in Redcliffe
  • Conquer the Ninja course at Aquasplash Redcliffe

For more information on water activities in and around Scarborough Beach visit our Tours & Attractions page.

Book your Christmas/Summer School Holiday Accommodation here 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 and really unwind this Summer!




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!



*pictured: Lake Eden, North Lakes





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