Costco and IKEA, then chill out at the beach

Ever thought about combining a shopping expedition with a mini break?

A weekend (or even weeknight) at the beach is the perfect way to de-stress before, during or after searching for your dream kitchen at IKEA or stocking up on bulk household items at Costco.

Costco North Lakes and IKEA North Lakes are about 15 kilometres (that’s about a 20-minute drive) to the calm sandy beaches of Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

After a day spent dragging the kids from pillar to post in the quest to find a comfy couch or going through the exhausting process of shopping for life’s necessities, a night at a family- friendly resort directly opposite the beach is the ideal solution to shopping burn-out.

If you’re coming from out of town, it makes perfect sense to end a hectic day with a mindful stroll along the beach followed by a spa and sauna at Scarborough Beach Resort.

If retail therapy is your thing, there’s the option of heading back along the Bruce the next day for another dose. Unless, that is, you decide to linger longer!

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. BOOK YOUR SCARBOROUGH BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW

 

 

 

 

Redcliffe Botanic Gardens

Do you love to soak up a  bit of nature and quiet time while on holidays? Then be sure to spend a few hours exploring Redcliffe Botanic Gardens. This natural wonderland boasts a wide array of native Australian plants and provides the ideal location for a picnic, or just to enjoy a leisurely stroll.

Main features of the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens include:
*Peninsula Herb Garden
*Chorizema Spring
*Moreton Region Rainforest
*Wallum Healthland
*Quota Garden & Ampitheatre

The Redcliffe Botanic Gardens is located at 20 Henzell Street, Redcliffe. Open daily from 6am to 6pm.  It’s approximately an 8-9 minute drive from your accommodation at Scarborough Beach Resort to the gardens.

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

 

Story Bridge Climb Brisbane

Take your Queensland holiday to a new level with a Story Bridge Adventure Climb! One of the most breathtaking ways to see Brisbane, and also one of only 3 bridge climbs in the world.

With all equipment and instruction included, this fully guided tour provides a safe but unique way to experience Brisbane. After climbing to the top of the bridge, at a relaxed pace, you’ll enjoy amazing 360 degree views of the river and city below.

There are several Story Bridge Climb options including:
*Day Climb
*Dawn Climb
*Twilight Climb
*Night Climb

For bookings and further information please visit Story Bridge Climb Brisbane.

Scarborough Beach Resort is just 40-45 minutes drive to Brisbane. 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

Bounce in to Inflatable World North Lakes!

Are you looking for something fun for the whole family to enjoy? Then bounce on in to Inflatable World North Lakes. This large inflatable playground is suitable for the entire family to enjoy – not just the kids!

Sessions run for 2 hours and during this time you can play on the inflatable activities as much as you like! It’s the perfect activity to keep the kids entertained during holidays and rainy days.

Inflatable World North Lakes is located at 17 Flinders Parade and is open daily during the school holidays from 9am to 3pm, and on weekends during school term from 9am to 4pm.

Entry fee: Adults $15, 5 years and over $15, 4 years and under $8, 4 years and under & 1 parent $15, spectators free.

For further information please visit Inflatable World North Lakes.

Scarborough Beach Resort is just 20 minutes drive from North Lakes. 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

Hoyts Cinema Redcliffe

Hoyts Redcliffe – now with recliner seating, in every seat in every cinema! The powered recliners allow you to kick back and watch your favourite movies, with your feet up!

Have a night out at the movies! Hoyts Cinema in Redcliffe is an eight screen cinema complex showing all the latest blockbusters.

Featuring Dolby surround sound, 35mm and digital projection,Hoyts Cinema Redcliffe is the perfect spot to catch the latest movies.

With Advance Screenings of upcoming movies, Girls Night Out Sessions, and cheap Super Tuesdays all on offer at the cinema complex.

Don’t forget to get your snacks pre-movie at the Hoyts Kiosk which has a wide variety of tasty treats available to enjoy during the movie.

Hoyts Cinema Recliffe is located in Peninsula Shopping Centre, 272 Anzac Ave, Kippa-Ring.

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Australia Zoo

Want a fun filled day out that anyone will enjoy? Look no further Australia Zoo, home to our world famous crocodile hunter Steve Irwin. Australia Zoo offers incredible animal encounters like no other, get up close and personal while feeding the animals or for those who like to sit back, enjoy one of the daily wildlife shows and learn all about crocs in the amazing Crocoseum!

Australia Zoo also offers private zoo tours, one off the best ways to guarantee you won’t miss a thing.

Be sure no to miss the African Safari Park, with state of the art walk through enclosures you can watch the animals run free as if they are in Africa.

Another all-time favourite is Tiger Temple built to resemble the famous Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia, this work of art is also a must see!

Australia Zoo is just a 45-55 minute drive from Scarborough Beach Resort. Why not book in for a holiday now.

Australia zoo is located 1638 Steve Irwin Way Beerwah QLD

Click here to book your Australia Zoo experience.

Scarborough Beach Resort is just 35 minutes from Brisbane Airport and is the perfect base for exploring all that South East Queensland has to offer.  Offering a selection of fully self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

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Hire a Boat in Scarborough

Hire a boat in Scarborough and get out on the water for the day in the pristine waters of Moreton Bay.

Smart Power Boat Hire have the best boats for hire on the Redcliffe Peninsula at the best prices. If you’re looking to go fishing, skiing or just sightseeing on Moreton Bay they have a suitable boat for you.

Choose your power boat and take a day trip to one of the stunning islands in Moreton Bay such as beautiful Moreton Island, Bribie Island, and North & South Stradbroke Island.  You can be certain Smart Power Boat Hire will supply the appropriate boat and provide colour GPS, depth sounder, 27mhz radio and long range fuel tanks so you can go the distance.

One day boat hire starts from around $240 to $350 depending on boat selection.

Phone Smart Power Boat Hire for bookings 0447 262 844

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Have You Seen The Doorway In The Tree?

Have you seen the doorway in the tree in Scarborough Park? Scarborough Beach Park offers the best of all worlds with trees to climb, sand to build a sandcastle, sea to swim in and a magical doorway in a tree.

The gnarled cottonwood tree forest in the park offer exciting climbing opportunities for kids. However along the Scarborough foreshore are beautiful Norfolk Pine trees and if you take a closer look at one situated near the playground you will see a magical door that has been installed by a mystery artist. It is reputed that this is where Gollum (a character from Lord of the Rings) resides.

Who knew middle earth was right here in Scarborough? For more information about this unique Scarborough attraction, visit The Gollum Tree at Scarborough Beach QLD on Facebook.

Get out and about and explore the magnificent Scarborough Beach Parklands and beach. BOOK YOUR SCARBOROUGH BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW

Handmade Redcliffe Market

When: Various dates in 2017
Where: Old Redcliffe Fire Station, 395 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Handmade Redcliffe was started in February 2013 by Janmaree Lowe who saw a need to bring together handmade artisans on the Redcliffe Peninsula to promote them, and at the same time establish a handmade market to sell and buy wares.

The inaugural Handmade Redcliffe was launched on Saturday the 6th of July 2013 and the markets has been a regular on the scene ever since.

This handmade market is the perfect place to browse the stalls for artisanal food, handmade items, and more.

Handmade Redcliffe dates for 2017:

  • Hello 2017 Saturday 25 February 10am to 3pm
  • Mother’s Day Markets Saturday 6 May 10am to 3pm
  • Mini Market TBA September 9am to 1pm
  • Christmas Market Saturday 25 November 10am to 3pm

Check the Handmade Redcliffe website for more dates including pop-up events.

Book a weekend or more at Scarborough Beach Resort and check out the Handmade Redcliffe Market! BOOK YOUR SCARBOROUGH BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW

 

DFO Brisbane Airport

Looking for a bargain buy or just want to get your Christmas shopping done within a budget? DFO Brisbane Airport has up to 70% discount on designer brands.

DFO or Direct Factory Outlet has a large variety of stores from everything A to Z. You will find top end brands like Calvin Klein, French Connection, Nike and Oroton to chain stores such as Just Jeans and Supre.

There are also many of the iconic surf brand outlet stores such as Billabong, Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Hurley and City Beach. For sports attire try discounted brands like Adidas, Fila, Lorna Jane, Merrell, New Balance and Nike.

Both women’s and men’s fashion stores are well catered for with a large array of stores selling clothing, footwear and accessories at discounted prices.

If you are after homewares or electronic goods there are also many stores available to purchase that perfect gift for someone special.

When you need a break from shopping to recharge the batteries there is a Food Court serving up meals and drinks.

DFO Brisbane Airport is located at Skygate, corner of 18th Avenue & The Circuit, Brisbane Airport.

Opening Hours are: 10am to 6pm every day.

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