Have you seen the doorway in the tree in Scarborough Park? Scarborough Beach Park offers the best of all worlds with trees to climb, sand to build a sandcastle, sea to swim in and a magical doorway in a tree.
The gnarled cottonwood tree forest in the park offer exciting climbing opportunities for kids. However along the Scarborough foreshore are beautiful Norfolk Pine trees and if you take a closer look at one situated near the playground you will see a magical door that has been installed by a mystery artist. It is reputed that this is where Gollum (a character from Lord of the Rings) resides.
Who knew middle earth was right here in Scarborough? For more information about this unique Scarborough attraction, visit The Gollum Tree at Scarborough Beach QLD on Facebook.
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Head across to Scarborough Beach Park this Australia Day on Thursday 26 January for a picnic under one of the shady trees by the seaside or in one of the picnic shelters.
The two playgrounds here will keep the kids entertained for hours with the choice of Pirate Place or Railway Place. Both playgrounds are fully fenced and partly shaded. There is also the Cotton Tree Forest, within the fenced play area, which is full of wonderful old cottonwood trees that offer exciting climbing opportunities for the kids.
Railway Place features shelter sheds and picnic tables, a sand-based play area with permanent sand tables and toys, a stationary train with a track running throughout the play space, a climbing net, swings, balancing equipment and more.
Whilst Pirate Place has a boat fort, sheltered area, seesaw and Cotton Tree Forest. Outside the fenced area are sheltered picnic tables and barbecues which all look over the glorious Scarborough Beach.
After a play in one or both of the playgrounds the kids can safely swim in the calm waters of Moreton Bay. When the kids are hungry cook a tasty snag or two on the electric BBQs provided in the park.
What a fabulous way to spend Australia Day!