Bruce Springsteen @ BEC

When:  14 & 16 February, 2017
Where:  Brisbane Entertainment Centre

“The Boss”, Bruce Springsteen is coming to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre to perform for two huge concerts with the E Street Band this February.

Bruce and his legendary band are undertaking one of their biggest tours here to date. Four decades after the release of his debut album, Bruce Springsteen still finds meaning in the dreams and struggles of America’s working class with songs like Prove It All Night, Land of Hope and Dreams, Point Blank, Born in the USA, Badlands, Born to Run and Dancing in the Dark.

Bruce was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom today, the USA’s highest civilian honour.

Don’t miss this legendary singer/songwriter! Tickets start from $100.85 and are available from Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Brisbane Entertainment Centre is located at 1 Melaleuca Drive, Boondall and is easily accessible from Scarborough.

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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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Picnic in Scarborough Beach Park on Australia Day

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!


Hit The Sales in Brisbane!

Now that the Christmas shopping rush is over it’s time to hit the sales in Brisbane! You can jump aboard a train from Kippa Ring and be in Brisbane City in just over an hour.

Once you reach Central Station in Brisbane CBD it is an easy walk to Queen Street Shopping Mall, with over 700 shops to choose from for all of your shopping needs.

Saunter down Queen Street with many shops lining the mall or explore high-end Queens Plaza, Wintergarden with its diverse range of shops, the historically significant Brisbane Arcade and Tattersall’s Arcade, the convenient MacArthur Central and the ever-popular Myer Centre.

Large Department stores include Myer, David Jones, Target and K-Mart as well as chain stores, designer brand stores and fashion boutiques.There are also the popular international fashion stores such as Zara, Forever 21 and Top Shop.

This time of year you will find there are many big sales on at all the stores with discounts up to 70% off normal retail prices.


Handmade Redcliffe Market

When: Various dates in 2017
Where: Old Redcliffe Fire Station, 395 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Handmade Redcliffe was started in February 2013 by Janmaree Lowe who saw a need to bring together handmade artisans on the Redcliffe Peninsula to promote them, and at the same time establish a handmade market to sell and buy wares.

The inaugural Handmade Redcliffe was launched on Saturday the 6th of July 2013 and the markets has been a regular on the scene ever since.

This handmade market is the perfect place to browse the stalls for artisanal food, handmade items, and more.

Handmade Redcliffe dates for 2017:

  • Hello 2017 Saturday 25 February 10am to 3pm
  • Mother’s Day Markets Saturday 6 May 10am to 3pm
  • Mini Market TBA September 9am to 1pm
  • Christmas Market Saturday 25 November 10am to 3pm

Check the Handmade Redcliffe website for more dates including pop-up events.

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Scarborough BBQ Facilities

Did you know that at Scarborough Beach Resort we have rooftop BBQ facilities for our guests to use?

Cap off a perfect day with a BBQ and stunning ocean views from our rooftop BBQ area.

Pick up supplies at the supermarket or head to Morgans Seafood Market for fresh seafood straight from the trawlers to enjoy a relaxed meal with your family or friends.

Scarborough Beach Resort offers great facilities and family friendly accommodation in Brisbane, perfect for a holiday with the kids, a romantic getaway for two or weekend away with friends.

Brisbane Summer School Holiday Activities

Keep the kids entertained these Summer Holidays with loads of activities in and around Brisbane. Take the kids into Brisbane to experience some of the fun activities that are lined up for the Summer break.

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum

Where: Dayboro Rd, Whiteside

What: Check out their newest exhibition, Cubbies, Forts and Adventure: explores these childhood hideouts, both past and present and the wonderful imagination of kids.

When: Until 29th January

Flipside Circus Training Centre

Where: 117 Mina Parade, Alderley

What: Flipside provides a circus program that is extensive and includes an exciting range of circus activities. Children can start in Circus Foundations and there is a clear path through Intermediate, Advanced and then into the Performance program if desired.

When:  January Holiday workshops start on Wednesday 4th January until Friday 13th January

Queensland Museum

Where: Grey St & Melbourne St, South Brisbane

What: Wild State Gallery a new, permanent gallery celebrating the diverse animals and habitats that make Queensland so incredibly unique and special. Check out the School Holiday Program for other activities.

When: Open Permanently

QUT Gardens Point

Where: The Cube, Gardens Point, Brisbane

What: Check out Dino Zoo, some life-sized dinosaurs that are the most scientifically accurate portrayals of these creatures.

When: 6th January to 31st March

SummerSet @ QPAC

Where: QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane

What: SummerSet is a huge program of activities to entertain the whole family these summer holidays.

When: 4th to 22nd January

These activities are just a small sample of what’s on over the Summer School Holidays in Brisbane. For more events visit Brisbane Kids

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AC/DC Tribute Show

When:  Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Where:  Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Redcliffe

I can’t think of a more befitting way to spend the eve of Australia Day than an AC/DC live music tribute. Come along to this “high voltage” 100% AC/DC tribute show that imitate the sounds of the original band.

Strap in for a night of Aussie rock ‘n roll as the boys get on the “highway to hell” to give you an evening of 100% AC/DC. Listen to all of AC/DC’s classic hits including: ‘Highway To Hell’, ‘Thunderstruck’, ‘TNT’, ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’, ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top’ and ‘Jailbreak’.

Tickets are $25 and are available from Redcliffe Cultural Centre

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Splash Into Scarborough This Summer

Splash into Scarborough this Summer with heaps of cool things to do involving the water and the great outdoors.

Scarborough Beach is the perfect place for a family holiday with our gorgeous beachfront location and green spaces lining the shores, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained for days or even weeks.

So here is the lowdown on what there is to do in the Scarborough/Redcliffe Peninsula area during your stay with us:

  1. Swim in the calm surf-free ocean.
  2. Explore the volcanic rock pools on the beach full of colourful crabs and other creatures.
  3. Climb the amazing gnarled branches of the Cottonwood trees in the park.
  4. Play on the Pirate Ship Playground in the fully-fenced park.
  5. Hire a Brum Pedal Car from us and pedal along the esplanade.
  6. Walk or cycle along the network of pathways along the beachfront.
  7. Go SUPing! Standup Paddle Boarding that is.
  8. Paddle a kayak in the ocean.
  9. Drop a line in at Scarborough Spit.
  10. Explore nearby Redcliffe Jetty, Suttons Beach, parks and boardwalk.
  11. Get aboard a Dolphin Wild Cruise out to Moreton Island.
  12. Learn to sail at Moreton Bay Boat Club.
  13. Plunge into the sea front pool at Settlement Cove Lagoon Redcliffe.

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