Explore the calm sandy beaches and green parks that surround this picturesque peninsula and great family holiday destination just north of Brisbane.
The city of Redcliffe was the preferred seaside resort for Brisbane residents in the 19th century and still charms today with its delightful oceanfront setting. Take a boat out to spot sea life, learn about some local celebrities and swim at the relaxed beaches and pools.
Stroll out onto Redcliffe Jetty to take in views of the ocean-fronting city and check out the yachts in the moorings. Book a place on a charter catamaran to cruise out to nearby Moreton Bay and see humpback whales breaching and playing during the migrating season while you enjoy a buffet lunch.
Spend the day with the family at the Redcliffe Esplanade to enjoy ocean views and breathe in some fresh sea air. Walk down the esplanade’s Bee Gees Way and learn about the former Redcliffe residents who went on to become world-famous disco stars. The 70-metre (230-foot) long multimedia display features life-sized statues, artwork and videos commemorating the three brothers’ achievements.
Stop for a swim at Suttons Beach during the summer months and take advantage of the free barbecues in the shady Charlish Park. While here, don’t miss Settlement Cove, a man-made lagoon fringed with palm trees. There are wading pools for small children and lifeguards patrol the area during summer.
Learn about this region’s history at the free Redcliffe Museum, where you’ll find fascinating displays about European settlers and indigenous cultures.
Redcliffe has a wide range of accommodation and plenty of cafés and restaurants where you can sample fresh local seafood.
The region has a pleasant sub-tropical climate, making it a good holiday destination year-round. Whale-spotting tours depart between June and November. Redcliffe is located 41 kilometres (25.5 miles) north of Brisbane. The most convenient way to reach the region is by car, although some bus services are available.
Come and see why this quaint seaside town has lured visitors for generations.