Newly refurbished Peninsula Fair: Shaun the Sheep and ‘baa-baa-gains’ galore

He’s loveable, unpredictable and one step ahead of the flock – he’s Shaun the Sheep and he’s coming to Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre this school holidays in his very own Shaun the Sheep Stage Show.

No doubt the flock, The Farmer, the pigs and Mossy Bottom Farm’s sheepdog Bitzer will be on board in this exciting performance where there will be a meet and greet (or should that be ‘bleat’) plus photo opportunities between shows.

When: Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, 2017 – 11am first show; 12 noon meet and greet; 1pm second show
Where: Outside Kmart

If they can’t get enough of Shaun the Sheep, then there’s always the sheep plaster decorating workshop in the second week of the holidays.

When: Monday, July 3, to Friday, July 7, 2017
Where: Outside Kmart

Both events are free.

If the kids are that little bit older, the on-site Hoyts Cinema has a holiday movie selection to keep them smiling, including Despicable Me3, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight.

When all that is done and dusted, it’s time to explore the rest of the centre, which has undergone a $4 million upgrade that includes new customer seating zones, improved access and refurbished interiors and amenities.

Coles, Kmart, about 70 other specialty stores and a food court are in the renovated premises.

Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre is at 272 Anzac Ave, Kippa-Ring. It’s about a 10-minute drive or less than 20 minutes by bus from Scarborough Beach Resort.

Book accommodation nearby at Scarborough Beach Resort. Perfect for a family holiday to Queensland, it’s just 35 minutes drive from Brisbane airport, 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. BOOK YOUR SCARBOROUGH BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW



Let’s go fly a kite at Redcliffe KiteFest

When: Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27 (9am-4pm on both days) 
Where: Pelican Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf

Ever seen a blue whale floating, not in the ocean, but in the sky – above Redcliffe Peninsula?

If not, you must have missed this spectacle when a blue whale kite, built to scale, was one of many amazing structures hovering over Pelican Park in Clontarf as part of last year’s Redcliffe KiteFest.

You won’t want to miss this year’s annual kite-flying festa, which has become the launch pad for the annual Redcliffe Festival.

Every year, kite-flying veterans from overseas and Australia gather to present a dazzling display of ingeniously constructed kites that last year included a zero-wind kite. Yes, that’s right – a kite that flies without any wind!

Professional kite flyers come from as far afield as Malaysia, China and New Zealand. Our very own kite enthusiasts from Redcliffe Kite Club also put on a terrific show.

Amateurs and families are encouraged to get involved to create their own kite at a kite making workshop or bring a kite from home to fly in the public kite-flying zone.

The two-day event has loads of other activities that include markets, roving performers and musicians, jumping castles, the KiteFest KidZone with heaps of free activities for children under 10 and a free BubzHub chill-out zone for parents and babies.

Pop this one in the diary because it’s going to be as “big as a whale”.

Book accommodation nearby at Scarborough Beach Resort. Perfect for a family holiday to Queensland, it’s just 35 minutes drive from Brisbane airport, 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. BOOK YOUR SCARBOROUGH BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW


Affordable accommodation near Brisbane

At Scarborough Beach Resort we offer a selection of affordable motel rooms and studio apartments.

The comfortable budget motel rooms feature a queen size bed, TV and air conditioning, private bathroom, walk in robe, tea and coffee making facilities and a microwave.

Our motel rooms and perfect for couples who are looking for affordable short stay accommodation.

The studio rooms feature queen bed, private bathroom, TV and air conditioning, walk in rob, and a kitchenette area with tea and coffee making facilities and microwave.  Studio rooms with balcony are also available.

Scarborough Beach Resort is located directly across from the beautiful Scarborough Beach, only 35 minutes from Brisbane Airport and approximately 40-45 minutes to Brisbane CBD. Onsite facilities include a 23m outdoor lap pool, large heated hydro jet spa, gymnasium, rooftop BBQ’s and more.

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Hire a Boat in Scarborough

Hire a boat in Scarborough and get out on the water for the day in the pristine waters of Moreton Bay.

Smart Power Boat Hire have the best boats for hire on the Redcliffe Peninsula at the best prices. If you’re looking to go fishing, skiing or just sightseeing on Moreton Bay they have a suitable boat for you.

Choose your power boat and take a day trip to one of the stunning islands in Moreton Bay such as beautiful Moreton Island, Bribie Island, and North & South Stradbroke Island.  You can be certain Smart Power Boat Hire will supply the appropriate boat and provide colour GPS, depth sounder, 27mhz radio and long range fuel tanks so you can go the distance.

One day boat hire starts from around $240 to $350 depending on boat selection.

Phone Smart Power Boat Hire for bookings 0447 262 844


Morgans Seafood

For seafood that is caught fresh off the trawler the best place in Scarborough is Morgans Seafood located right on the scenic Scarborough Boat Harbour.

Morgans Seafood is Queensland’s largest retail seafood market! Located on Scarborough Boat Harbour and overlooking the fishing boats and trawlers, Morgans offers the public the opportunity to access locally caught seafood direct off the trawlers or straight from the fisherman.

They are Brisbane’s biggest take-away seafood outlet and boasts a Sushi Bar, Oyster Bar and Seafood Takeaway. You’ll find over 180 seafood products displayed daily including live seafood. They also offer seafood platters, which you can pre-order online.

Head to Morgans Seafood for waterfront dining, to grab some take-away or pick up some fresh seafood to prepare in your apartment or on the BBQ at Scarborough Beach Resort.

Morgans has over 180 seafood products displayed daily including live seafood! You can order your seafood online and have it delivered to your holiday apartments at Scarborough Beach Resort or you can order takeaway fish and chips from the restaurant and pick it up.

Morgans Seafood are located right on Scarborough Boat Harbour on Bird of Passage Parade, Scarborough.

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Romantic Dinner at Tempest

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

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Summer Activities in Redcliffe

Scarborough is the perfect place to base yourself during your Summer holiday on the Redcliffe Peninsula with plenty of fantastic Summer activities available in nearby Redcliffe.

These are the top 5 Summer activities in Redcliffe that will keep you both cool and thoroughly entertained:

 1. The Iconic Redcliffe Jetty

Good for fishing, walks, photography or quiet contemplation, the jetty is the centrepiece of Redcliffe.  It’s been considered the ‘heart of the peninsula’ ever since ships carrying holiday makers started arriving in the late 1800s.

2. Suttons Beach

This patrolled beach that stretches for about a kilometre, is perfect for families with young children. Suttons Beach is close to everything – the jetty, the markets and all of the shops along the main road – so it’s easy to pop over to grab something to eat or drink. The beach hugs the shoreline closely, and there are numerous BBQs and small park areas set up along the way. A great place to play in the water with the kids and have picnic lunch afterwards.

3. Settlement Cove Lagoon

As an alternative to the beach Redcliffe also has it’s own free waterpark – Settlement Cove Lagoon. Located on Redcliffe Parade, it’s close to Suttons Beach, the jetty and the markets. It is patrolled by lifeguards during daylight hours and has it’s own picnic areas too. The lagoon has shallow wading pools as well as deeper sections and a children’s section. There are shower and toilet amenities available for use. The kids will love this swimming lagoon!

4. Humpybong Creek Precinct

The Humpybong Creek Precinct is located on the corner of Creek street and is home to many varieties of bird and fish. There are beautiful fountains, lush green grass, bridges and picnic areas to take advantage of. This is a great place for any budding photographers too, or bird-watchers wanting to get some close-up encounters. It’s a great place for a picnic or just to feed the ducks.

5. Redcliffe Rail Line Shared Pathway

Get on your bike and enjoy 12 kilometres of pathways running adjacent to the new Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line. The Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line opened in October 2016 – bringing with it a whole new shared pathway available for walking, running, skating, or perhaps best of all, cycling. The new rail extension goes all the way from Petrie (on the train line between Brisbane and Caboolture), to Kippa-Ring. Along the way the developers have done a wonderful job in engaging artists in the local community to contribute to various murals along the way, plus you may get to seem some Australian wildlife in the bush.

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Rooftop Views From Scarborough Beach Resort

Take it easy and take in the magnificent 360 degree panoramic views from Scarborough Beach Resort’s Rooftop Area.

In the evening you can take advantage of the large open roof deck with breathtaking views of Moreton Island and Glass House Mountains and watch the sunset. Bring your BBQ fare and cook up a storm on the Rooftop BBQs, kick back and relax and take in the scenery.

During daylight hours the Rooftop viewing floor offers perfect views of the peninsula with the sparkling seas of Moreton Bay to the east and the beautiful Deception Bay to the west. You might evens see whales frolicking in the bay during the whale season.

And did we mention that sunsets over the Glass House Mountains from this vantage point are absolutely breathtaking?


Have You Seen The Doorway In The Tree?

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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Scarborough Dining Precinct

Stroll down the Seaside Village of Scarborough and enjoy a wide variety of dining experiences including Japanese, Chinese, Modern Australian, Tapas Bars, Restaurants and Coffee Shops in the Scarborough Dining Precinct.

Dine-in or take-away and sit on the beach overlooking Moreton Bay, right out to Moreton Island or bring your take-away back to your comfortable apartment at Scarborough Beach Resort.

The Scarborough Dining Precinct comprises of:

Remember to pop into the BWS Bottleshop and pick up a bottle of wine while you’re here.

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