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.

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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
ENTRY: FREE

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.

FAMILY FRIENDLY
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)

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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.

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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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Jetty2Jetty 2018: it’s on again!

WHAT: Jetty2Jetty 2018
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 2018
WHERE: Crockatt Park, Woody Point
START: 21.1km, 6.45am; 10km, 8am; 5km, 8.45am; 3km, 9.15am
FINISH: 10.30am for all

What a fantastic opportunity to bring friends and family together for a day of fun – with the added benefits of fresh air and exercise – following one of the most picturesque courses in the country on the Jetty2Jetty 2018 fun run.

You’ve got glorious coastal views all the way. What’s more, the course is pretty much level. What more could you possibly want?

The low down
Jetty2Jetty is an amazing community event in its 32nd year.

It was launched in 1986 by the Moreton Bay Road Runners to raise money for an organisation close to their hearts, Redcliffe Athletics Club.

The event has blossomed into a four-pronged running festival with dedicated sponsors.  Entrants are able to run like the wind for their own sense of wellbeing or nominate a charity of their choice to feel even better about their wellbeing!

More than 4000 competitors are expected to sign up across the four events.

It’s a huge day, starting at 6.45am with the half marathon (some people are a little bit crazy and very fit).

One of the things we love about Jetty2Jetty is its inclusiveness. There is a level for everyone – no matter how fast or not that fast, with the 3km event designed to attract families, beginners and those who prefer to walk and take in the view.

Jetty2Jetty 2018 website has all the details, plus great tips on how to prepare for the day.

Among some top-notch advice, it offers a list of running tracks in the Moreton Bay region:
1. Mungarra Reserve, Petrie
2. Redcliffe Peninsula (of course)
3. Bribie Island
4. North Lakes, Lake Eden
5. Centenary Lake, Caboolture
6. Wyllie Park, Petrie
7. Sheep Station Creek, Morayfield

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