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
Planning is always the key when organising a holiday or a weekend getaway. Take a look at these Redcliffe Peninsula events for 2019, including Queensland Public and School Holidays, and then arrange your dates around it.
March 2019 Events
Arctic Monkeys – 3 Mar – Bris Ent Centre
The Eagles World Tour – 9-10 Mar – Bris Ent Centre
John Mayer – 25 Mar – Bris Ent Centre
Brisbane Cycling Festival – 26 Mar-14 Apr – Brisbane
Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour – 28 & 29 Mar – Bris Ent Centre
April 2019 Events
Qld School Holidays – 6-22 Apr
Bring Me The Horizon – 10 Apr – Bris Ent Centre
Moreton Bay Triathlon – 14 Apr – Clontarf
Tour de Brisbane – 14 Apr – Brisbane
Redcliffe Festival of Sails – 19 Apr – Redcliffe
Easter Long Weekend – 19-22 Apr
Anzac Day Public Holiday – 25 Apr
Human Nature – 27 Apr – Bris Ent Centre
May 2019 Events
Labour Day QLD Public Holiday – 6 May
Anywhere Festival – 9-26 May – Various locations Brisbane
June 2019 Events
Redcliffe KiteFest – 15 & 16 Jun – Redcliffe
Redcliffe Show – 28-30 Jun – Redcliffe
QLD School Holidays 29 Jun – 14 Jul
July 2019 Events
Jetty2Jetty Fun Run – 21 Jul – Redcliffe
Redcliffe Garden & Lifestyle Expo – 28 Jul – Redcliffe
August 2019 Events
EKKA – 9-18 Aug – Brisbane Showgrounds
EKKA Wednesday Public Holiday in Brisbane – 14 Aug
September 2019 Events
Brisbane Festival – 6-28 Sep – Brisbane wide
Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival – 7 & 8 Sep – Redcliffe
QLD School Holidays – 21 Sep to 7 Oct
October 2019 Events
Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday – 7 Oct
November 2019 Events
Melbourne Cup Day – 5 Nov
Shawn Mendes The Tour – 6 Nov – Bris Ent Centre
KISS End of the Road Tour – 28 Nov – Bris Ent Centre
December 2019 Events
QLD Summer School Holidays – From 14 Dec
Christmas Day – 25 Dec
Boxing Day – 26 Dec
* Stay tuned for more event updates as they come to hand.
Take advantage of fantastic Redcliffe Peninsula accommodation at Scarborough Beach Resort and make the most of 2019! 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.
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!
Imagine dining on succulent seafood, sipping a crisp white or an icy cold beer, sitting on the deck overlooking Moreton Bay watching the sunset over the Glasshouse Mountains? Treat your loved one to a romantic dinner for two at Tempest Restaurant.
Tempest Seafood Restaurant offers fresh locally sourced seafood and fish from the trawler to the table. Live lobsters, mud crabs, and other crustaceans are available when in season, and can be seen in the tanks—a main feature of the restaurant.
The menu at Tempest is modern with an uncompromising focus on excellence – bursting with freshness and flavour.
Tempest Teppanyaki Room is a Japanese grill featuring fresh local Australian produce. A selection of menus are available including an à la carte menu and a range of multi-course banquets.
The location at the Boat Harbour at Bird O’ Passage Parade, Scarborough offers majestic views over Moreton Bay and the Glass House Mountains.
Open: Mon, Wed-Sun for lunch 11.45 – 3pm dinner 5.30 – 10pm. For bookings phone 07 3203 5744
Looking for Scarborough/Redcliffe Peninsula Accommodation? BOOK YOUR SCARBOROUGH BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW
Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula is a water lover’s paradise located right on the magnificent pristine waters of Moreton Bay.
There are heaps of water activities that you can experience during your holiday on Moreton Bay and the lovely calm-water shores of Scarborough. Here are just a small sample of them:
One of the most remarkable marine experiences! Each year the magnificent Southern Humpback Whales migrate to and from Antarctica. As these gentle giants of the deep make their way through our warm waters they feed, mate and play in the clean, clear blue sea of Moreton Bay. Brisbane Whale Watching Cruises departing daily from the Redcliffe Jetty June to November. For more information and bookings visit Brisbane Whale Watching
Learn To Sail
Learn to sail in the beautiful Moreton Bay waters with Moreton Bay Boat Club Junior Sailing courses. Moreton Bay Boat Club run two courses at the Club: Tackers and Learn to Sail. Tackers is an introductory, fun, games based sailing program designed by Yachting Australia for kids aged 7 – 12. Whilst Learn to Sail sessions are for the more serious sailors and run each Sunday, with 2 hour sessions which run for 9 weeks in line with the school semester.
They also run school holiday programs throughout each school holiday, which are 5 day programs 9am – 1pm each day and teach the fundamentals of sailing. Private lessons are also available. See Moreton Bay Boat Club for more information or contact Eliza on 07 3203 5188 at the Club.
Stand Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking or Pedal Boating
Hire a Standup Paddleboard (SUP), Kayak or Pedal Boat and get out on The Bay! This is a safe and fun activity that all the family can get involved in. Floatin’ Fun opposite 89 Landsborough Ave, Scarborough can hire you one of these water craft by the hour and give you some basic lessons. You can even get a Floatin’ Fun Deal for $60 that allows you to hire any 3 crafts (SUP, Kyak or Peddleboat) for an hour.
They are generally open weekends and school holidays (weather permitting). For more information visit Floatin’ Fun
Hire a boat for the day and explore the magnificent Moreton Bay. Boab Boat Hire offers top quality self drive hire boats and are the only hire boats in Brisbane that you can take off shore with a normal boat licence. You can take their boats outside Moreton Bay and up to 5 Nautical Miles (just under 10km) offshore. Destinations like Tangalooma and Moreton Island for a spot of fishing, snorkelling or swimming.
For all enquiries and bookings phone 0404 188 192 or visit Boab Boats
Moreton Island Cruise
Dolphin Wild, cruises out to Moreton Bay Marine Park which is home to a variety of marine animals such as playful dolphins, huge turtles, shy dugongs and the majestic humpback whale passes through these waters from June to October. Along the way you will receive an informative commentary by a marine naturalist including the unique history of Moreton Island and its marine life.
The day includes a guided snorkelling tour at either Tangalooma Wrecks, which is world renowned for its richly diverse marine environment with 15 scuttled wrecks and a myriad of marine life, or Flinders Reef which is a small isolated reef that has a large number of coral and fish species.
The cruises operates every Wednesday – Saturday at 8.30am from Newport Marina, 158 Griffith Road, Scarborough
The cruise costs $125 Adults, $75 Children. For more information see Dolphin Wild
Book Scarborough/Redcliffe Peninsula Holiday Apartment with us here at get out on the water!