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.

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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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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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. 

Mamma Mia - The Musical - Redcliffe Entertainment Centre

When

  • Friday, 13 March 2020 | 07:30 PM
  • Saturday, 14 March 2020 | 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 14 March 2020 | 07:30 PM
  • Sunday, 15 March 2020 | 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 20 March 2020 | 07:30 PM

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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ABBALIVE - Redcliffe Entertainment Centre

ABBALIVE is the most perfect reproduction of ABBA you will ever see!!!

2014 celebrated the 40th anniversary of ABBA winning the Eurovision song contest in 1974 with the unforgettable hit Waterloo!!!! Now the greatest pop group of all time returns to the stage with Australia’s leading ABBA production, ABBALIVE.  Relive the brilliant harmonies, the unforgettable moves, the timeless music, and the fabulous costumes. This is the most breathtaking authentic ABBA show that will leave you screaming for more!!

Other ABBA shows may come and go, but ABBALIVE have stood the test of time and are still Australia’s number 1 ABBA production. And why? Because their constant dedication to presenting the authentic live ABBA experience as perfectly as possible continues to set the precedent for ABBA shows all over the globe.

Don’t miss ABBALIVE – as close as it gets to the real thing!!

Duration: Approx. 2.5 hours including interval

When
  • Friday, 24 April 2020 | 07:30 PM

Glory Days - The Boss Experience - Redcliffe Entertainment Centre

This explosive new show, brings to life the hits of “The Boss…Bruce Springsteen”.

Starring the vocal talents of James G Brennan & his incredible group, emulating the sounds of the “E Street Band”.

This brilliant show features all the big hits, including “Born to Run”, “Dancing in The Dark”, “Hungry Heart”, “I’m on Fire”, “Brilliant Disguise”, “Human Touch”,” Born in The U.S.A”, “Cover Me”, “Fire” and songs from the heartland.

Duration: Approx 2.5 hours including interval

 

When

  • Friday, 07 February 2020 | 07:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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

Cruising with whales in Moreton Bay

Join this amazing annual whale watching cruise to witness the majestic Southern Humpback Whales as they make their yearly migration north 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 amazing experience as the whales travel north to give birth.  They then spend about 3 weeks in Platypus Bay, near Fraser Island, in safe waters for the calves to grow strong for the long swim home to the Antarctic.  The mothers must have plenty of food too as the baby calves drink almost 500 litres of milk each day!  Meanwhile the juveniles from the previous year have travelled up the coast with mum and wait in Platypus Bay for her to come back with her new calf.  During this time, just like any teenager, they get up to lots of mischief and enjoy entertaining the tourists!  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, sauna and gym.

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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:

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.

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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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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Australia Day in Redcliffe

When: Saturday, 26 January 2018

Where: Suttons Beach, Redcliffe

Come along and honour our national day of celebration on Australia Day at Suttons Beach, Redcliffe.

This will be the perfect Australia Day party for all the family and it’s absolutely FREE. The Sutton Beach stage will host a huge array of live performers including the James Tyler, Asa Broomhall, The Lighthearts and The Shine.

Plus there will be:

  • Lamington Eating Contest
  • Beach Cricket
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Inflatables
  • Food Trucks
  • Garden Games area
  • Fireworks Finale

This is one party not too miss from 3pm to 8pm at Suttons Beach, Marine Parade, Redcliffe.

This fantastic Aussie Day event will finish with a brilliant fireworks display from 8pm.

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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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

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