Cruising with whales in Moreton Bay

Join this amazing whale watching cruise to witness the majestic Southern Humpback Whales as they make their annual migration in the Moreton Bay Marine Park.

Your boat the MV Eye Spy is a purpose-built whale watching vessel.  It has six viewing decks, a sun deck and floor to ceiling windows – all perfect for viewing whales as they frolic and play in the water. During the cruise you will be served a delicious cold buffet with prawns, a selection of cold meats, salad and bread rolls.

This whale watching cruise departs from Redcliffe, which is only a 5 minute drive from Scarborough Beach Resort. It caters for children, adults and is wheelchair friendly. 

Whale sightings are guaranteed. If you don’t see a whale Brisbane Whale Watching will  offer a complimentary cruise on the next available departure.

Join us for an exhilarating experience. Tours depart daily!

Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

When: Queensland’s whale watching season runs from June to mid-October. Tours during this time depart daily from Redcliffe Jetty.
Boarding commences at 9.30am departing at 10am and returns at approximately 2.30pm

Highlights: 

  • Regular sightings of various marine animals
  • 360 degree walk around vessel
  • Cold buffet lunch including fresh selection of local produce
  • Licensed bar with snacks and drinks for purchase
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Extensive and informative commentary.

Cost: 

  • Cruise with lunch – $135 adult, $95 child.
  • Premium Cruise – $150 adult, $110 child. You receive a guaranteed window table seating with floor to ceiling viewing located on the Main Deck (Max 72 people).
  • VIP Cruise – $165 adult, $125 child. You have exclusive use of the VIP lounge situated on the elevated Mid Deck level located behind the Captains Wheelhouse. You will also have an exclusive hostess for the day, priority boarding, priority buffet lunch with a complimentary beverage of guest choice (max 40 people).

(Children are 4-14 years of age; concession and family prices are available)

What’s included:

  • 4.5 hour whale watching cruise
  • 360 degree walk around the boat
  • Licensed bar with snacks and drinks
  • Cold buffet lunch including fresh selection of local produce
  • Guaranteed whale sightings
  • Expert marine commentary
  • Wheelchair accessible.

Book online for a close encounter with Southern Humpback Whales!

Book accommodation nearby Redcliffe Peninsula staying at Scarborough Beach Resort.  We offer 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.

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KISS: End Of The Road Tour – 28 Nov 2019

Get your face paint out, your platform shoes on and your air guitar rockin’ as KISS has announced their final tour ever. Fortunately for fans in South-East Queensland the band will be giving one last concert at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Thursday, 28 November 2019.

Appropriately titled the END OF THE ROAD, this tour pays homage to a 45-year career that ‘launched an era of rock’n’roll legends’. 

KISS are know the world-over for their larger-than-life blistering performances and have wowed fans for decades with their outfits and signature face decoration, which has remained unchanged since the band formed in 1973. They are infamous for elaborate stage performances featuring fire breathing, levitating drum kits, smoking guitars and lots pyrotechnics.

KISS has sold more than 100 million albums!  They are devoting this tour to the millions of KISS Army fans. 

The band has only ever been to Australia once and that was in 1980 so don’t miss what will be an amazing concert.

Tickets start from $99 and are selling fast.  Book your ticket via the Brisbane Entertainment Centre’s website: www.brisent.com.au

Need somewhere convenient to relax and get ready before the show? 

Offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully self-contained holiday apartments, Scarborough Beach Resort  is located less than a 45-minute drive from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre! Be spoilt with fantastic ocean views and onsite facilities including an outdoor lap pool, large heated spa and more.

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Scarborough – the perfect getaway!

Scarborough is the perfect location for your much-deserved getaway. Located just 45 minutes from Brisbane you won’t believe that you’ve discovered such a beautiful and relaxing spot for a holiday.

For the best that the area has to offer base yourself at Scarborough Beach Resort. Located right on the beautiful Scarborough beach you’ll be mesmerised by the spectacular views of the picturesque Moreton Bay from your accommodation. It’s also conveniently located near to great cafes and restaurants, the boat marina, fabulous fishing spots, weekend markets, clubs and pubs, children’s playgrounds and kilometres of walking and bike ways.

There’s so much to see and do in the nearby Redcliffe area but before venturing out take the time to discover the many awesome facilities that Scarborough Beach Resort has on offer. You’ll have access to a range of onsite facilities guaranteed to help make your holiday even more relaxing including:

1 – Swimming Pool

Our pool is the perfect place to relax and soak up some warm sunshine. The pool is located outdoors but is heated for your comfort.  It’s also long enough at 23 metres to do some laps if you feel like some water therapy. Reclining sun chairs are dotted around the pool, perfect for relaxing or reading a book or just daydreaming about what ‘the other people are doing’.  There’s also FREE WiFi at our hotel which extends out to the pool and spa area – perfect!

2 – Indoor Gymnasium

Feeling stressed and need a workout when you arrive? Our gym is fully equipped with a range of fitness equipment including exercise bikes, a treadmill, elliptical machine, rowing machine, lat pull down machines and a hyper-extension bench. Watch the stress disappear! For your convenience we keep the gym open from 7am – 8pm (Sun to Thurs) and 7am – 9pm (Fri to Sat).

3 – Spa and Sauna

You can relax in our spa and sauna, perfect for a post workout recovery session. Our hydro jet spa is heated to a very relaxing 36 degrees and the spa area is large enough to accommodate a several adults.  

4 – Rooftop BBQ area

Don’t forget to take advantage of our large open rooftop.  It was recently refurbished and has magnificent views of Moreton Island and the Glass House Mountains. The rooftop offers a spacious area to socialise and relax while you stay with us at Scarborough Beach Resort. With views of Moreton Bay on the eastern side and Deception Bay on the Western side, it’s an unforgettable experience that will give you memories to cherish for the rest of your life!

There are three BBQ areas and plenty of seating area so you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views. Our barbecue facilities have an undercover area with outdoor table and bench.  Come prepared with some seafood or sausages  for the perfect first night experience or pop down to one of the local supermarkets for some supplies.

5 – Brum Pedal Bike Hire

If you’d like to get out and about by bike why not hire our Brum pedal bike?  It seats four and is a fun way to see the beach and surrounding areas.

Book your perfect getaway at Scarborough Beach Resort – offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully self-contained holiday apartments suitable for friends or families.

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Family-friendly dining on the Peninsula

If you are enjoying a break at the Scarborough Beach Resort with the family there are some great dining options available that are perfect for parents and kids. Imagine kid’s playgrounds, kids menus and even a petting zoo!

Here’s our top five suggestions:

1 – Yabbey Road: Grab some traditional fish and chips and eat them with their home-made sauce from the beach or the Jetty. Loads of kids packs are available (133 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe)

2 – Hog’s Breath Cafe: Kids eat free ALL day Monday’s and Tuesday’s and from 5pm – 6pm Wednesday to Sunday. They also have a ‘Hogsters Kids Menu’ for kids under 12 years of age – perfect! (115 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe)

3 – Café Diversity: Delicious healthy options the kids will love AND there’s a kids play area complete with its own little kitchen (75 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe).

4 – Redcliffe RSL: There’s a great kids menu, entertainment and the Redcliffe RSL Museum to keep them interested (Irene Street, Redcliffe). 

5 – Sandstone Point Hotel: It’s 45 minutes from Scarborough but with a kids menu, an alfresco dining area and the choice of a massive outdoor playground, a petting zoo and a grassed area your kids will be entertained for hours (1800 Bribie Island Road, Sandstone Point)

Scarborough Beach Resort also has its own rooftop bar with three BBQ areas.  Grab some sausages from and have your own picnic with a view! Book your Scarborough/ Redcliffe Peninsula Accommodation with us here today at Scarborough Beach Resort BOOK HERE

Brisbane Entertainment Centre – upcoming shows!

Did you know Brisbane Entertainment Centre (BEC) is only 25 minutes from Scarborough Beach Resort?

There are plenty of big-name shows coming to the BEC that you may not want to miss. Make a night of it!  See a show and then spend a day or two enjoying our fabulous accommodation and facilities, while overlooking the picturesque Moreton Bay.

Upcoming shows include:

AUGUST 2019

  • Fleetwood Mac – 20, 22 & 24 August
  • Hugh Jackman: The Man. the Music. The Show – 31 August

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • Hugh Jackman: The Man. the Music. The Show – 1 & 3 September
  • C2C: Country to Country – 29 September

OCTOBER 2019

  • Hans Zimmer Live – 3 October
  • Australian Supercross Championship – 12 October
  • WWE Live Australia – 22 October

NOVEMBER 2019

  • Shawn Mendes – 6 November
  • Steve Martin & Martin Short – 13 November
  • Khalid – 26 November
  • KISS: End of The Road – 28 November

DECEMBER 2019

  • The Wiggles Party Time! Big Show! – 14 & 15 December
  • Little Mix – 16 December
  • Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 18 & 19  December

2020 Upcoming Shows

  • Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 16 January
  • Michael Buble – 4 & 5 February
  • PBR Last Cowboy Standing 2020 – 13 June

Be sure to check back again soon – we update this list regularly.

For more information about each event and ticketing please visit Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Book accommodation nearby at Scarborough Beach Resort. Perfect for attending an event at Brisbane Entertainment Centre – it’s less than a 25 minute drive to the venue.

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.

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* The events are subject to change. Please check directly with Brisbane Entertainment Centre for changes or updates.

What’s on at Redcliffe Entertainment Centre

The Redcliffe Entertainment Centre is an exciting performing and creative arts space that plays host to touring productions, comedy shows, movies, musicals, conferences, civic functions, as well as a variety of community organisations and arts activities.  

Why not enjoy a show or two with friends and family?  Here are some of the highlight over the next couple of months. 

What’s on at Redcliffe Entertainment Centre 

AUGUST 2019

  • The Songs of Dolly Parton – 2 August
  • Soweto Gospel Choir – 6 August
  • Robertson Brothers ’60s Variety Show’ – 10 August
  • An Excellent Vintage Selection – 16 August
  • The Beatlegs – 17 August
  • Dance Ed in the Spotlight – 22 August
  • Herman’s Hermits – The 6 O’Clock Hop – 23 August
  • Bloom presents The Stevie Nicks & Linda Ronstadt Songbook – 30 August
  • Peter Williams Medium Live – 31 August

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • Tom Jones Morning Showcase – 3 September
  • The Umbilical Brothers: Speedmouse – 6 September
  • The Australian Army Band Production Show – 10 September
  • Grace Lutheran College’s 2019 Dance Showcase – 17 September
  • Flashdance the Musical – 27 September

OCTOBER 2019

  • John McSweeney & Lucky Starr Morning Showcase – 8 October
  • The Andrews Sisters Tribute – 18 October
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – 19 October
  • Tenori: Beyond the Sea – 29 October

The Redcliffe Entertainment Centre is located at Downs St, Redcliffe. For more information and the full program of upcoming events visit Redcliffe Entertainment Centre.

Located less than 10 minutes away from the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre, Scarborough Beach Resort at Redcliffe Peninsula is perfectly located and offers a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-self contained holiday apartments; and onsite facilities including a swimming lap pool, large heated spa and more.

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Experience Moreton Bay walks & trails

Recharge your batteries and enjoy the great outdoors with one (or more) of these fantastic relatively undiscovered Moreton Bay Brisbane walking trails!

Cottonwood Walk and Heritage Trail, Deception Bay:
This level walk will appeal to nature and history lovers.

You can either opt for the shorter 1.5km Cottonwood Walk or do the whole 4km Deception Bay Heritage Trail.

This lovely level stroll through a culturally and historically significant area takes you along the esplanade and through the parklands to Deception Bay’s historic bathing pools, dog park and past the wetlands in the south.

Enjoy BBQ facilities, spot a dolphin, encounter sites of historical and cultural significance or just enjoy this beautiful region with its parks and kids playgrounds.

Conservation Park is just under 20 minute’s drive from your accommodation at Scarborough Beach Resort.

For more information, go to Cottonwood Walk & Heritage Trail.

Redcliffe Convict Trail:
History buffs won’t want to miss out on this great local trail at Redcliffe, which is just a short 5 minute drive from Scarborough Beach Resort.

With a leisurely length of 1.7 km, this trail offers eight informative stops and will take you about 1 hour to complete.

Walk in the footsteps of the government officials, soldiers and convicts who arrived at the Redcliffe Peninsula in September 1824 with orders to build Moreton Bay’s first penal settlement. Unfortunately conditions proved too difficult and 8 months later they relocated to Brisbane River, right where the Brisbane City is located.

To check out the trail go to: Redcliffe Convict Trail.

Redcliffe Foreshore Public Arts Trail:
This self-guided and easy walk along the foreshore showcases the people and history of the Moreton Bay Region through a collection of public art works including:

Stop 1 – Anzac Place Memorial: The Cenotaph of Remembrance
Stop 2 – Vessels
Stop 3 – Story Poles
Stop 4 – After the Flood
Stop 5 – OPTO
Stop 6 – Apparatus for Non-destructive Transmission of Biological Visualisation.
Find out more about each of these art works and the walk at Redcliffe Foreshore Public Arts Trail.

Redcliffe is just a short 5 minute drive from Scarborough Beach Resort.

Lake Eden Trail:
The Lake Eden trail is part of the council’s 10,000 steps program.

At a level 1.676 kilometres it’s not going to get you quite up to 10,000 but, hey, it’s a start.

This one is perfect for families as it is totally flat and has a picnic ground.

The walk winds its way around the man-made lake, which is filled with bird life. The kids will have heaps of fun identifying the different species that come to the lake – water fowl, ducks and a pair of black swans are residents. If the kids are lucky they might even spot water dragons sunning themselves.

Lake Eden is approximately a 15 minute drive from your accommodation at Scarborough Beach Resort.

Stay at Scarborough Beach Resort, a perfect launching pad from which to experience these fabulous walks. Offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-self contained holiday apartments and onsite facilities you can relax in the swimming lap pool, gym and a large heated spa after you’re day walking the Moreton Bay Region trails!

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Presenting Hugh Jackman ‘The Man. The Music. The Show.’

Don’t miss the incredibly talented and versatile Hugh Jackman when he performs at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre as part of his world arena tour titled ‘The Man. The Music. The Show.’ on Saturday 31 August, and Sunday 1 and Tuesday 3 September, 2019.

Lovingly known as ‘Australia’s favourite son’, the multi award-winning Hugh will be performing songs that showcase his long-standing film and Broadway career from:

  • The Greatest Showman
  • The Boy from Oz
  • Les Miserables
  • Oklahoma
  • And many more.

Hugh won’t be alone on stage. He’ll be accompanied by a bevy of singers and dancers and will be backed by a live orchestra.  Over five performances he will sing, dance and share his favourite stories in a performance that is sure to thrill and entertain people of all ages.

Hawaiian singer and actress Keala Settle who starred alongside Hugh Jackman in 20th Century Fox’s ‘The Greatest Showman’ will make a special guest appearance at each of his shows where she will perform the Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning Greatest Showman song ‘This is me’. 

For more information visit the Brisbane Entertainment Centre’s website. Tickets are available from Ticketek.

Scarborough Beach Resort is the perfect accommodation if you are attending Hugh Jackman ‘The Man. The Music. The Show.’ Offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully self-contained holiday apartments, it’s located less than a 45 -minute drive from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre! Be spoilt with fantastic ocean views, FREE WiFi and onsite facilities including an outdoor lap pool, large heated spa and more.

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Romance on The Peninsula – our top 5 ideas

1. Old School Picnic on The Peninsula

The apartments at Scarborough Beach Resort are self-contained with fully equipped kitchens – perfect for self-catering.  Why not pack a picnic basket with all your favourite treats – strawberries, cheeses, crackers, croissants, dips, chocolate … so many yummy options!  Then head out to one of the many parks on The Peninsula to spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy a good old fashioned date in the great outdoors!

Redcliffe Botanical Gardens with its rainforest area and natural pond along the shoreline at Suttons Beach, Settlement Cove, Humpybong Park and Scarborough Parklands, are just some of the options.

2. Wine + Dine Them

Enjoy a fine meal at one of the local Scarborough restaurants, or make a day of it and take a drive to Ocean View Estates. This winery is nestled in the rolling hills of Mount Mee in the D’Aguilar Range. The Vineyard offers tours and wine tasting in the cellar door and features an a-la-carte restaurant with meals matched to estate-grown wines. All this is less than an hours’ drive north-west of Scarborough.

3. Take your love to a higher level…

Inject a little adventure into your love life and take your date on a scenic flight! Aero Dynamic Flight Academy operate from Caboolture and offer flights with stunning views of the Sunshine Coast, Glasshouse Mountains, and Bribie Island.

4. Keep it Casual – share some Fish & Chips in Scarborough Park

A date doesn’t have to cost the earth to be romantic. Enjoy a relaxed but intimate dinner for two with an ice cold bottle of wine or a few beers and some take-away fish and chips on the grass in Scarborough Park. Feel the sea breeze, watch the exquisite sunset over the Glasshouse Mountains to the west and the boats come in from the bay and enjoy each other’s company.

5. Cosy Up at Scarborough Beach Resort

The apartments at Scarborough Beach Resort are fully self-contained so you can enjoy all of the mod-cons of home. With fully self-contained kitchens you can self-cater or dine at the great surrounding cafes and restaurants. Onsite facilities at Scarborough Beach Resort include an outdoor lap pool, a HUGE hydro jet spa, and a sauna – perfect for that romantic but relaxed retreat you’ve been looking for.  Free WiFi is also offered so you can stay connected to the outside world – if you want to!

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Moreton Bay Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4×4 Expo

When: 15 to 17 February 2019

Where:  Redcliffe Showgrounds

Are you into the great outdoors? Come along for three big days of the best caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, boating and camping accessories expo at the Moreton Bay Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4×4 Expo at the Redcliffe Showgrounds from 15 to 17 February.

The event will provide a great day out for the entire family, with stacks of daily entertainments, prizes, competitions and more. Featuring over 180 local exhibitors and regional businesses displaying the latest products and services.

The Expo will showcase some of Queensland and Australia’s best caravan, camper trailer, motorhome and boating dealers, all in the one location, allowing visitors to shop and compare products and services in the one location.

The whole family will enjoy the All4FMX motorbike stunt riders, the adults can pick up some new camp oven cooking tips and tricks while the kids burn off their energy on the free jumping castles and rides.

The expo is open:
Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 5:00pm & Sunday 8:30am – 4:00pm

Entry is $12 adults and children under 16 years are FREE . For more information see Bay Expo.

Redcliffe Showgrounds are located at Scarborough Rd, Redcliffe.

Book your Scarborough/Redcliffe Peninsula Accommodation with us here for Australia Day and make a long weekend of it at Scarborough Beach Resort.

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