DFO Brisbane Airport

Looking for a bargain buy or just want to get your Christmas shopping done within a budget? DFO Brisbane Airport has up to 70% discount on designer brands.

DFO or Direct Factory Outlet has a large variety of stores from everything A to Z. You will find top end brands like Calvin Klein, French Connection, Nike and Oroton to chain stores such as Just Jeans and Supre.

There are also many of the iconic surf brand outlet stores such as Billabong, Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Hurley and City Beach. For sports attire try discounted brands like Adidas, Fila, Lorna Jane, Merrell, New Balance and Nike.

Both women’s and men’s fashion stores are well catered for with a large array of stores selling clothing, footwear and accessories at discounted prices.

If you are after homewares or electronic goods there are also many stores available to purchase that perfect gift for someone special.

When you need a break from shopping to recharge the batteries there is a Food Court serving up meals and drinks.

DFO Brisbane Airport is located at Skygate, corner of 18th Avenue & The Circuit, Brisbane Airport.

Opening Hours are: 10am to 6pm every day.



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.

Purchase your tickets for Kooza and then book your holiday accommodation at Scarborough/Redcliffe Peninsula with us here at Scarborough Beach Resort. BOOK NOW

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.



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


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.


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.


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.

Come and stay and play on the Redcliffe Peninsula with comfortable holiday apartments at Scarborough Beach Resort.BOOK YOUR SCARBOROUGH BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW



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.

Book your Redcliffe Peninsula Accommodation and explore the bayside beaches in the area with us here at Scarborough Beach Resort





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

Book your Scarborough/Redcliffe Peninsula accommodation for a long weekend incorporating the Melbourne Cup Day with us here at Scarborough Beach Resort.    BOOK NOW

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.



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.


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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