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

Redcliffe KiteFest

When: 15 & 16 June, 2019
Where: Pelican Park, Clontarf

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

2019 will be the biggest KiteFest yet with a huge contingent of international and domestic kite flyers set to come together in Pelican Park.

Redcliffe KiteFest events include:

  • In The Sky – featuring kite flyers from around the world
  • Virtual Kite Surfing
  • Humphrey’s Nature Adventures
  • Live performances and shows
  • Jet Ski Show
  • Aerobatic Display
  • Animal Farm, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Amusement Rides and more!
  • Live Music
  • Markets
  • KiteFest Food, Drinks and more

For more information including ticketing please CLICK HERE

Pelican Park is located at 101 Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf.

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.

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Redcliffe RSL Club

For fantastic free live entertainment, gaming and great dining options, the Redcliffe RSL Club is a must visit during your stay at Scarborough.

The RSL Club has been operating since 1955 and since has undergone major renovations and modernisation. 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, that has 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 in Diggers Bar and Lounge Redcliffe RSL hosts a variety of free live entertainment, from solo artists, to duos and bands. Also look out for special Tribute Shows that come to the Club frequently.

Redcliffe RSL Club is located in Irene Street, Redcliffe. Phone (07) 3897 6000.

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Brisbane Entertainment Centre 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, including:

2019 Upcoming Shows

  • 13 February – Nickelback: Feed The Machine Tour
  • 19 February – Maroon 5: Red Pill Blues Tour
  • 25 & 26 February – Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Australia 2019
  • 3 March – Arctic Monkeys
  • 9 & 10 March – The Eagles World Tour 2019
  • 25 March – John Mayer
  • 28 & 29 March – Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour
  • 10 April – Bring Me The Horizon
  • 27 April – Human Nature: Little More Love Tour
  • 4 & 5 May – Post Malone
  • 8 June – PBR: Last Cowboy Standing V
  • 13 July – The Wizard of Oz
  • 20, 22 & 24 August – Fleetwood Mac
  • 29 September – C2C: Country to Country
  • 6 November – Shawn Mendes The Tour 2019
  • 28 November – KISS: End of The Road
  • 18 December – Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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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Moreton Bay Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4×4 Expo

When: 15 to 17 February 2019

Where:  Redcliffe Showgrounds

Are you into the great outdoors? Come along for three big days of the best caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, boating and camping accessories expo at the Moreton Bay Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4×4 Expo at the Redcliffe Showgrounds from 15 to 17 February.

The event will provide a great day out for the entire family, with stacks of daily entertainments, prizes, competitions and more. Featuring over 180 local exhibitors and regional businesses displaying the latest products and services.

The Expo will showcase some of Queensland and Australia’s best caravan, camper trailer, motorhome and boating dealers, all in the one location, allowing visitors to shop and compare products and services in the one location.

The whole family will enjoy the All4FMX motorbike stunt riders, the adults can pick up some new camp oven cooking tips and tricks while the kids burn off their energy on the free jumping castles and rides.

The expo is open:
Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 5:00pm & Sunday 8:30am – 4:00pm

Entry is $12 adults and children under 16 years are FREE . For more information see Bay Expo.

Redcliffe Showgrounds are located at Scarborough Rd, Redcliffe.

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Australia Day in Redcliffe

When: Saturday, 26 January 2018

Where: Suttons Beach, Redcliffe

Come along and honour our national day of celebration on Australia Day at Suttons Beach, Redcliffe.

This will be the perfect Australia Day party for all the family and it’s absolutely FREE. The Sutton Beach stage will host a huge array of live performers including the James Tyler, Asa Broomhall, The Lighthearts and The Shine.

Plus there will be:

  • Lamington Eating Contest
  • Beach Cricket
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Inflatables
  • Food Trucks
  • Garden Games area
  • Fireworks Finale

This is one party not too miss from 3pm to 8pm at Suttons Beach, Marine Parade, Redcliffe.

This fantastic Aussie Day event will finish with a brilliant fireworks display from 8pm.

Book your Scarborough/Redcliffe Peninsula Accommodation with us here for Australia Day and make a long weekend of it at Scarborough Beach Resort

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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

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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 hour’s 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 takeaway fish & chips on the grass in Scarborough Park. Eat, drink, 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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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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Morgans Seafood

For seafood that is caught fresh off the trawler the best place in Scarborough is Morgans Seafood located right on the scenic Scarborough Boat Harbour.

Morgans Seafood is Queensland’s largest retail seafood market! Located on Scarborough Boat Harbour and overlooking the fishing boats and trawlers, Morgans offers the public the opportunity to access locally caught seafood direct off the trawlers or straight from the fisherman.

They are Brisbane’s biggest take-away seafood outlet and boasts a Sushi Bar, Oyster Bar and Seafood Takeaway. You’ll find over 180 seafood products displayed daily including live seafood. They also offer seafood platters, which you can pre-order online.

Head to Morgans Seafood for waterfront dining, to grab some take-away or pick up some fresh seafood to prepare in your apartment or on the BBQ at Scarborough Beach Resort.

Morgans has over 180 seafood products displayed daily including live seafood! You can order your seafood online and have it delivered to your holiday apartments at Scarborough Beach Resort or you can order takeaway fish and chips from the restaurant and pick it up.

Morgans Seafood are located right on Scarborough Boat Harbour on Bird of Passage Parade, Scarborough.

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