Experience Moreton Bay walks & trails

Recharge your batteries and enjoy the great outdoors with one (or more) of these fantastic relatively undiscovered Moreton Bay Brisbane walking trails!

Cottonwood Walk and Heritage Trail, Deception Bay:
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.

Enjoy BBQ facilities, spot a dolphin, encounter sites of historical and cultural significance or just enjoy this beautiful region with its parks and kids playgrounds.

Conservation Park is just under 20 minute’s drive from your accommodation at Scarborough Beach Resort.

For more information, go to Cottonwood Walk & Heritage Trail.

Redcliffe Convict Trail:
History buffs won’t want to miss out on this great local trail at Redcliffe, which is just a short 5 minute drive from Scarborough Beach Resort.

With a leisurely length of 1.7 km, this trail offers eight informative stops and will take you about 1 hour 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. Unfortunately conditions proved too difficult and 8 months later they relocated to Brisbane River, right where the Brisbane City is located.

To check out the trail go to: Redcliffe Convict Trail.

Redcliffe Foreshore Public Arts Trail:
This self-guided and easy walk along the foreshore showcases the people and history of the Moreton Bay Region through a collection of public art works including:

Stop 1 – Anzac Place Memorial: The Cenotaph of Remembrance
Stop 2 – Vessels
Stop 3 – Story Poles
Stop 4 – After the Flood
Stop 5 – OPTO
Stop 6 – Apparatus for Non-destructive Transmission of Biological Visualisation.
Find out more about each of these art works and the walk at Redcliffe Foreshore Public Arts Trail.

Redcliffe is just a short 5 minute drive from Scarborough Beach Resort.

Lake Eden Trail:
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 bird life. 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.

Stay at Scarborough Beach Resort, a perfect launching pad from which to experience these fabulous walks. Offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-self contained holiday apartments and onsite facilities you can relax in the swimming lap pool, gym and a large heated spa after you’re day walking the Moreton Bay Region trails!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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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Fun for everyone: from little to big kids

We all know what families are like.

It is so hard to keep everyone happy.

You want to hop on a bike and see the sights while getting some exercise and fresh air but he would rather be fishing and the kiddles don’t want to do anything except muck around on their devices.

But there is a way to keep everyone happy, active and engaged.

We have the recipe for bringing families together in harmony (sort of) on the Redcliffe Peninsula. No one ever needs to be bored – although boredom can be a good thing: take that book you got for Christmas down to the beach, sit under a tree and fall asleep.

Variety is the spice of life and we have heaps of it on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

  1. Ride a bike: The Moreton Bay Cycleway from Scarborough Beach to Ted Smout Memorial Bridge, Clontarf, is spectacular in every way. It offers the most glorious views and freshest air on the planet (this is purely subjective). You can walk it but it is the perfect flat terrain for a bike at a 22km round trip. Street Art Cycles offers rental bikes, which can be picked up from their premises or dropped off at your door on request. Bikes can be hired for half a day up to a week.
  2. See a ship wreck: Who doesn’t love a wreck? HMQS Gayundah at Woody Point has a colourful history that dates back to 1885. It was built for the Queensland government and used as an Australian Navy training ship and sand and gravel barge before being beached at Woody Point in 1958 as a breakwater. See this striking wreck while you can as her fate is in doubt after her bow collapsed in late 2016 causing safety concerns.
  3. Go fishing: Dangle a line at Deception Bay or for the big fish, hop on a Moreton Island Fishing Charter vessel. There are pickups available from the Redcliffe Peninsula. The promise is a premium deep sea fishing experience.
  4. Finish the day with ice cream or gelato: After a big day of cycling, ship wreck viewing and fishing, little and big kids need ice cream and gelato. The Harbourside Gelateria at Scarborough on Bird O’Passage Pde has both. Someone said their chocolate ice cream is simply the best while their gelato combos are mouth-watering and include cookies and cream, burnt caramel and vanilla bean.

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