6 Things To Do On A Day Trip To Redcliffe

  • Toddlers
    All Ages

By: Carolyn Tate, ellaslist
Nov 23, 2018

A mere 40 minutes north of the city has you in a seaside wonderland that is the Redcliffe Peninsula. A quaint seaside village, that is growing at an exponential rate, be sure to get the family along to experience it while it is still a sleepy little town. 

Settlement Cove Lagoon

Head out to the man-made lagoon in Redcliffe, fit for a five star resort. This water wonderland is patrolled by life guards ensuring safety for your little ones. There are shaded areas with turf, BBQ’s, a small park and it’s all looking over the ocean at Moreton Bay. A delightful reprieve from the Brisbane summer at no cost. There is a heap of parking at Suttons beach and side street parking to boot. For a totally effortless day, ditch the picnic basket and hit up a number of great seaside cafes and restaurants.

Website: Visit Moreton Bay
Where: Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
When: Any time
Cost: Free

Scarborough Beach

There is a range of activities to keep the little ones occupied at Scarborough Beach for all ages. Pirate Park is a tremendous themed park with a huge tree at the centre to hone climbing skills. The beach itself has calm waves, making it perfect for the little ones and those not too confident in the great ocean swells. The latest addition to Scarborough is the superfun bouncing pillow. A huge inflatable that will send kids of all ages into an aerobatic frenzy.

Where: Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough
When: Any time
Cost: Free

Redcliffe Museum

The Redcliffe Museum is a great place to learn about the traditional owners of the land, the Gubbi Gubbi people. They have a range of extensively curated exhibitions that showcase both the local, and wider region historical events. The interactive displays mean the kids will have a great time and not even realise they’re learning. Kids will love the display in the retro thetrette, equipped with original seating from the cinema of years gone by.

Website: Redcliffe Museum
Where: 75 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe
When: Tuesday – Sunday 10am to 4pm
Cost: Free

Redcliffe Jetty Markets

Every Sunday, Redcliffe comes to life in colour and vibrancy. The waterfront streets are shut down and a huge range of market stalls from fresh produce, to clothing, to souvenirs. Use the day out as an opportunity to have a squiz at Bee Gees Way and get a photo with the infamous Gibb brothers. There’s also live entertainment, jumping castle, it’s pet friendly and all overlooking the glorious Moreton Bay shores.

Website: Redcliffe Jetty Markets
Where: Shop 4/106 Sutton Street Redcliffe 
When: Every Sunday
Cost: Free

Whale Watching

Get on board the “Eye Spy” ship and drift out to sea on an adventure to follow these majestic creatures through Moreton Bay. On a good day, the whales will come right up to the boat and breach to show off their beauty. The cruise offers a 100% sighting guarantee. If you don’t catch a glimpse, you can come back another day. During migration season, whales are in an abundance in these shores and they know the friendly staff on board the Eye Spy are approachable, hence why they make their guarantee. All tickets include a buffet lunch with kid friendly food options.

Website: Brisbane Whale Watching
Where: Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe
When: 2nd June through to November. Departing Redcliffe 7 days per week.
Price: Prices start from $135

Gayundah Wrecks

For a real pirate experience, get the kids dressed up and take them out to the shores of Woody Point to see one of the most historical ship wrecks. The easily accessible Gayundah Wrecks are a field day for imaginative young kids, and a great sight to behold for the older kids. With a sprawling path at either end, you can bike, walk, take a pram or ride your unicycle to take in the site. There is parking as well for those not keen to venture. Lush gardens surround the wrecks making it a perfect place to take in a picnic. There are cafes nearby at woody point for those not willing to pack a lunch.

Website: Visit Moreton Bay
Where: Gayundah Esplanade
Woody Point
When: Any time
Cost: Free

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Image credit: Brisbane Whale Watching Facebook