Cirque Du Soleil Kooza

When: 24 November 2016 to 8 January 2017

Where: Skygate, next to Brisbane Airport DFO

If you haven’t seen a Cirque Du Soleil show, then you don’t know what you have been missing! Cirque Du Soleil continues to enthrall and amaze their audiences with the presentation of Kooza in Brisbane from late November to January 2017.

With circus performances like no other, Kooza combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power. The show follows The Innocent’s journey that brings him into contact with comic characters from an electrifying world full of surprises, thrills, audacity and total involvement.

There will be thrills and chills aplenty with hoops manipulation, double highwire, skeleton dance and wheel of death. A circus that the entire family will enjoy over the holiday season!

Tickets start from $60 and are available from Cirque Du Soleil

Skygate is located next to Brisbane Airport DFO at 1 Airport Drive, Brisbane Airport.

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Shopping on The Peninsula

If you are looking for a convenient, family friendly shopping centre with a great variety of shops and amenities, Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre is located a short distance away at Kippa Ring.

Peninsula Fair features major stores such as Coles, K Mart and Best & Less, plus it has a large variety of specialty stores:

Fashion: Ally Fashion, Crossroads, Millers, Noni B, Rockmans, Sussan, Suzanne Grae, Mathers and Spendless Shoes

Variety Stores: EB Games, Gamestronic, Go Dollars, Peninsula Fair News, Pets For Life, Price Busters and Smokemart & Giftbox.

You will also find Hoyts Cinema, K Mart Auto, Captain Cook Tavern, range of eateries, a liquor store, banks, health, hair and beauty stores at the shopping centre.

Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre is located 272 Anzac Parade, Kippa Ring, less than 5 kms from Scarborough. You can stock up your kitchen at Scarborough Beach Resort full of fresh food.

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Fantastic Facilities @ Scarborough Beach Resort

Escape the humdrum of life with a getaway to the seaside on superb Moreton Bay and Scarborough Beach. Scarborough Beach Resort offers self contained apartment accommodation with a choice of studio, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments.

Featuring these fantastic facilties:

  • Directly opposite Scarborough Beach and Park
  • Rooftop BBQs
  • Avida Organic Café on the ground floor
  • Conference Room
  • Business Centre
  • Tours and attractions can be booked from the Front Desk
  • Heated Hydro Jet Spa and Sauna
  • 23m outdoor lap pool with sun chairs
  • Sauna
  • FREE secure undercover parking
  • FREE unlimited WiFi around pool/spa area and in rooms
  • Brum Pedal Car hire available

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New Rail Line Comes to Redcliffe Peninsula

It is now so much easier to travel to the Redcliffe Peninsula from the Brisbane CBD with a new rail line opened between Petrie and Kippa Ring. You can leave the city and 60 minutes later be on the beautiful sparkling water of Moreton Bay at Scarborough.

The station at Kippa-Ring is located on Hindmarsh Street and is only a 6 minute drive to Scarborough that will make it even more convenient for visitors to the Peninsula.

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In addition to the this the new rail service will provide:

  • an upgraded Petrie station
  • more than 650 new weekly train services
  • trains every six to 12 minutes in peak times
  • express services all day

During your stay in Scarborough it is worth jumping on the train and visiting the suburb of Petrie that is a wonderful little spot with a village atmosphere and an interesting historic past.

Petrie

In Petrie you can explore and discover the unique history of the region at Old Petrie Town. Here you will find historical buildings, pottery and blacksmiths’ workshops, a fire museum, steam and engine museum, quality speciality shops, handmade gifts and crafts, and a great heritage restaurant.

Set in an original timber building from the 1880s, the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum holds a unique collection of colonial and convict artefacts and provides a largely interactive modern take on local history.

For great shopping Petrie is very close to both Westfield Strathpine and Westfield North Lakes. Both are large shopping complexes with dozens of specialty shops, Big W, Target, Woolworths and Coles, and varied and diverse eateries.

North Lakes

Jump off the train at Mango Hill Station and check out North Lakes. This new outer suburb offers superb shopping with Westfield Shopping Centre, Costco Warehouse, IKEA store as well as both a Bunnings Warehouse and Masters Home Improvement store.

North Lakes also has great sporting facilities with North Lakes Resort Golf Club and North Lakes Aquatic Centre or relax in the sun at Lake Eden.

It is great news for the Redcliffe Peninsula to have this new train service that will open up the area and make it easier for visitors to get out and about in the Moreton Bay region.

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Beaches on the Peninsula

Scarborough does have its very own gorgeous park-fringed beach directly across the road from Scarborough Beach Resort. However it is a good idea to explore some of the other lovely beaches on Redcliffe Peninsula.

Clontarf Beach – with its sprawling expanse of bayside walkways and bikeways, plentiful parks and picnic facilities and designated off-leash areas, Clontarf is an ideal place to bring the family, including the dog, to enjoy a day out by the water.

Margate Beach  boasts the longest mainland stretches of sand beach together with a trendy 2 km redeveloped timber boardwalk. With clean white sand and sheltered waters this area a favourite dipping spot for families with young children.

Queens Beach North – Scarborough – on Flinders Parade, Scarborough is a great alternative to Scarborough Beach.

Settlement Cove Lagoon – Redcliffe – this is the prime place to beat the heat in a shallow lagoon style pool that is patrolled by a lifesaver during summer. Kids love swimming in the cool water right beside the sea.

Suttons Beach – Redcliffe – is fully patrolled by lifeguards and boasts picturesque band rotundas, numerous barbeque facilities, gazebo-style dining, bikeways, toilet blocks, disabled access, plenty of space and a large playground for children.

Woody Point Beach – at the southern end of the Redcliffe Peninsula, Woody Point is the final resting place of the heavily armed ‘Gayundah’ warship wreck which first took to the water in 1885 before being decommissioned in 1958. But also is a lovely little seaside village with beaches and parks lining the foreshore.

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Melbourne Cup Day @ The Races

When: Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot

Lap up the best atmosphere you could possibly imagine for the Melbourne Cup with live racing, fashion on the fields, bubbly flowing free and live music at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

The Canadian Club Melbourne Cup Day will show the race that stops a nation on the Southern Hemisphere’s largest screen and will also feature:

  • Review Fashions on the Field
  • Brisbane’s best food trucks
  • Pop-up bars
  • Free make-up pamper stations
  • Live music

Eagle Farm Racecourse will have everything you could need for the biggest race day of the year. Packages are available from $65 per person. For more information and tickets visit Brisbane Racing Club

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Learn to Kitesurf

The calm water bays and good winds are ideal in Moreton Bay to learn how to kitesurf.

BrisKites training programs are customized to give each individual student the skills to become an independent kiteboarder with the confidence to handle a variety of situations and conditions.

Briskites specialises in getting you on the water quickly, enjoyably and safely – all of their instructors are skilled professionals, dedicated to making it as easy as possible for learners to master the sport of kiteboarding.

When learning with BrisKites you will receive the best kiteboarding instruction available in Brisbane. BrisKites are:

  • Brisbanes longest running kite school.
  • Have a structured training program developed over 7 years
  • Uses the latest equipment from some of the most reliable brands in kitesurfing
  • Have highly experienced instructors, backed up by the BrisKites team.

A two hour lesson costs $185. For bookings and enquiries contact BrisKites or Phone (07) 3269 1034.

BrisKites are located at Shop 1/462 Beaconsfield Terrace, Brighton.

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Comfortable Apartment Accommodation in Scarborough

Scarborough Beach Resort offers quality and comfortable apartment style accommodation with a choice of studio rooms and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully self-contained apartments.

Their studio rooms have queen size beds, Wi-Fi, Foxtel, direct dial phone, walk in robe, safe and are perfect for the corporate traveller that is on the move.

While their 1, 2 and 3 Bed apartments have large balconies, are air-conditioned with direct dial phone, Wi-Fi access (15 min free) and free Foxtel. Main bedrooms have Queen size beds and Twin Beds in rooms 2 and 3. For families with teenage children we offer a selection of dual key apartments that will provide much needed privacy and independence.

The luxurious 3 bedroom apartments consist of three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus wash room. The main bathroom includes a spa.

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Spring in Your Step Group Fitness

When: Commences Tuesday 11 October 2016

Where: Scarborough Beach Park, Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough

Join qualified trainers over 8 weeks for a variety of group fitness activities and circuit workouts across the street in Scarborough Beach Park.

These fresh and fun sessions are conducted free of charge by Moreton Bay Regional Council and provide participants with a new fitness opportunity each week.

Classes are from 5:30am-6:30am each Tuesday.

Bookings are mandatory with Moreton Bay Regional Council. Click here

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Get Out On The Water @ Scarborough

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:

Whale Watching

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

Boat Hire

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 

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