Glass House Mountains

Have a day out in the mountains in the scenically abundant Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Glasshouse Mountains. Less than 50 kms north of Scarborough the scenery will unfold before your eyes as you drive into a series of 14 mountains, including Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Beerwah, Mt Coonowrin and Wild Horse Mountain.

There are a series of walking trails with scenic lookouts such as the Glass House Mountains Lookout Circuit, Trachyte Circuit and Wild Horse Mountains Track. Or for the adrenalin junkies there are rock climbing adventures at Mt Tibrogargan and Mt Ngungun.

Otherwise just enjoy the drive as the roads take you through strawberry, pineapple and macadamia nut farms and little townships dotted throughout the region with majestic views of the mountains through your windscreen.

You can download a walking trails map here

Or a driving map here 

Another great day trip from Scarborough Beach Resort. Book a seachange today!

Bindi’s Island at Australia Zoo

Looking for somewhere fun to take the kids these school holidays? Take them along to Australia Zoo and the newly opened Bindi Island.
This tropical paradise features Bindi’s incredible three-storey treehouse where you can view the cheeky ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabran Tortoises, beautiful Macaws and Boa Constrictors. It is an island adventure like no other!

Admission to Bindi Island is included in your admission price for Australia Zoo – the home of The Crocodile Hunter!

Location: 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah
Opening Hours: Daily 9.00am to 5.00pm
Admission Prices: Adults $59.00, Children (3-14 yrs) $35.00, Children under 3 Free, Family of 4 $172.00

Australia Zoo is only 54 kms north of Scarborough. So book your beach escape at Scarborough Beach Resort today!

Deep Sea Fishing Charter

If you’re after an exciting day out deep sea fishing in the beautiful Moreton Bay during your stay at Scarborough, book a fishing charter with Moreton Island Fishing Charters.

They offer a selection of reef, sports and game fishing adventures offshore from Moreton Island with all fishing gear,tackle and bait supplied.  They also provide morning tea, lunch water and soft drinks for their offshore trips.

Moreton Island Fishing Charters can also offer day sight-seeing trips for families or groups to Moreton Island to see Cape Moreton, the Bulwer Shipwrecks, Cowan Cowan, Tanglalooma Wrecks and the huge sand hills on the island. Chances are high that you will see marine life such as dolphins, whales and dugongs in the waters and they stop for a swim and walk on the beach at Moreton Island.

For enquiries go to Moreton Island Fishing Charters website or phone 0413 128056.
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Scarborough Beach Resort Location

Scarborough Beach in itself is a fantastic location for a getaway; right on the beach, with a great kids park next door and many fabulous cafes, restaurants and things to do.

We are also in a convienant and central location that allows you to access many great Queensland attractions and destinations in just a short drive. So when holidaying at Scarborough Beach Resort you have the option of exploring much of South East Queensland.

Here are some of the destinations you could visit from Scarborough Beach Resort (times are approximate depending on traffic conditions):

  • Brisbane Entertainment Centre: 20-25 minutes
    Catch the biggest names in music rocking the BEC; upcoming acts include Katy Perry, Ricky Martin, The Rolling Stones, the Eagles, Kylie … and many many more!
  • Brisbane: 45 minutes
    There’s so much to do in Brisbane – hit Queen Street Mall or Edward Street for high-end shopping, visit the cultural precinct of South Bank, enjoy a coffee in the trendy area of Fortitude Valley, let the kids loose in the botanical gardens or book a cruise down the Brisbane River … to name a few things you could do.
  • Glass House Mountains: 45 minutes
    Enjoy a day embracing nature; there’s walking trails, bike paths, drives, parks and playgrounds, lookouts and more to explore.
  • Australia Zoo: 45 minutes
    Visit the home of the crocodile hunter and explore this great zoo with animal shows, exhibits and tours on offer. Some highlights include The Crocoseum, the African Savannah and Tiger Temple.
  • Sunshine Coast: 60mins
    Beautiful beaches, the Big Pineapple, Aussie World, Eumundi markets and so much more to discover on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Gold Coast Theme Parks: 60mins
    Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Australian Outback Spectacular … enjoy a day of adrenalin packed fun on the Gold Coast!
  • Gold Coast: 90mins
    Take a day trip and visit the beaches and attractions of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and more!With all of these great attractions and destinations all less than 1.5hours from our doorstep, Scarborough Beach Resort is the perfect option for a South East Queensland holiday. Book today!!!

Velocity Park Indoor Trampoline

Have you experienced the latest craze in indoor entertainment? Velocity Park, is an indoor trampoline park with over 1800m2 of jumping surface including a foam pit with 3 lanes, 2 dodgeball courts, 3 basketball slam dunk lanes, and over 550m2 dedicated to a spacious main court. They also have a climbing wall so you can push yourself to the limit and test your skill, stamina, strength and balance.

Velocity Park is open 7 days per week, and sessions commence every hour on the hour with session lengths of one or two hours available. As well as open for general admission Velocity Park is also available for birthday parties, group bookings, corporate events and fundraisers.

Velocity Park is located at 3 Flinders Parade North Lakes, just a 20 minute drive from Scarborough Beach Resort.

Why not book your next family holiday at Scarborough Beach Resort and take advantage of our beachfront location and easy access to many great attractions.

Floatin’ Fun

Looking for a fun outdoors activity while staying with us at Scarborough Beach Resort? Floatin’ Fun are a hire company providing stand-up paddle boards (SUP), peddle boats and kayaks.

Generally open on weekends and during school holidays (closed Christmas and in some weather conditions). On the weekend they can take bookings for 6am but usually open at 9am.

Floatin’ Fun are located opposite us on Scarborough Beach. They also have another location operating at Redcliffe Jetty.

Pricing is affordable and simple, all crafts cost the same price, half an hour = $20 and one hour = $30.  They also offer a range of package deals perfect for a group, family or return visits.

For more information about watercraft hire please visit Floatin’ Fun.

Plan your next escape to Scarborough Beach Resort today and take advantage of our beachfront location at Scarborough Beach.


Redcliffe Settlement Cove Lagoon

Overlooking Moreton Bay on the foreshore of Redcliffe; Settlement Cove Lagoon is a great place for a fun FREE family day out!

Redcliffe Lagoon boasts a large swimming lagoon, wading pools, water jets, toadstools and bugs that squirt water – perfect for cooling off on a hot Spring/Summer day. The lagoon is open year round, but only patrolled during the Summer months.

There are picnic shelters, BBQ areas, bikeways, toilet facilities, showers, changerooms and disabled ramps. You will also find Sails Cafe just a short walk away and the Redcliffe shopping district in also nearby.

Settlement Cove Lagoon is located at Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe. For more information visit Redcliffe Lagoon.

Book accommodation staying at Scarborough Beach Resort for your next family getaway!

Scarborough to Newport – Walk or Cycle!

Ride a bike or take a walk / run from Scarborough to Newport. This 8km route winds around the top of Redcliffe peninsula through Casuarina and Cotton Tree lined parks, along the waterfront, to the canals of Newport.

If you choose to cycle there is about 200m of on-road riding, in a dedicated path on a quiet street and around three roads to cross.

Along the path you’ll enjoy sections of shade provided by trees including Norfolk Pines. You will aslo take in views across the waters of Deception Bay to the southern end of Bribie Island, and overlooking Scarborough Boat Harbour, as well as distant glimpses of the Glass House Mountains.

When you return to Scarborough why not treat yourself to lunch in the colourful seaside cafe strip, or grab some take-away and enjoy it overlooking the beach. Then take a swim in our onsite pool to cool off before retreating to your apartment at Scarborough Beach Resort.

Kid-Friendly Scarborough Beach Resort

Scarborough Beach Resort is a great choice for family accommodation, with a heap of kid friendly activities right on our doorstep.

  • We are directly across the road from Scarborough Beach, and a fantastic kids playground with cottonwood trees that the kids will just love to climb.
  • Explore the peninsular on the miles of bike paths.
  • Visit Redcliffe and check out the Jetty, and music fans won’t want to miss visiting Bee Gees Way.
  • Unwind with a spot of fishing at Scarborough Point, take a whale watching tour or go across to Moreton Island.
  • Take a day trip to Australia Zoo, one of the famous theme parks of the Gold Coast or spend a day in Brisbane.
  • The area is home to heaps of great cafes and restaurants, or you could have a BBQ by the beach.
  • Scarborough Beach Resort also boasts great onsite facilities including a superb 23m lap pool, heated hydro jet spa and sauna, plus rooftop BBQs.

Don’t delay, book your next weekend or school holiday accommodation at Scarborough Beach Resort today!

Meetings and Events at Scarborough Beach Resort

If you are looking for a venue to hold your next business meeting, conference or event – consider Scarborough Beach Resort.

Here at Scarborough Beach Resort we have a conference and events room available for hire. The room is well equipped with broadband or wireless internet, widescreen digital projecter, surround sound and direct-dial telephone. Hire also includes; white board, chart paper, iced water and mints.

Should you require catering we can also supply morning and afternoon tea, lunch, and continuous tea and coffee at your request.

The room can hold up to 30 people, with configuration choices including: U Shape (18 pax), Boardroom (20 pax) or Theatre (30 pax).

Scarborough Beach Resort is located just 35 minutes from Brisbane airport and directly oppostie Scarborough Beach and Park.

Overnight conference rates are available. For more information visit our Meetings and Events page or contact reception on 07 3897 3100.