layed back lifestyle, nice people and good fishing
Not to much night life
Rocks and ripples, but its so layed back
Redcliffe is a residential suburb, approximately 28 kilometers north-east of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. The city's name originates from "Red Cliff Point" named by the explorer John Oxley. Redcliffe became Queensland's first colony in 1824, however it was soon abandoned for Brisbane. Since the 1880s, Redcliffe has been a popular...more
Definitely high on the list of "Things to do at Redcliffe".The museum and its helpful staff can enlighten you on the history of the region and direct you to other sites on the Peninsula.I was particularly taken with the bench seat outside the Museum which has been constructed from wood salvaged from the first bridge to be built from Sandgate to...more
We spent a very enjoyable 45 minutes at the Visitor Information Centre located in the Pavilion at the start of the Redcliffe Pier. The three ladies running the Centre provided an entertaining insight into the local tourism sites and activities. We were given a printed sheet of "50 things to do in Redcliffe".They helped us plan our site seeing...more
We are descended from primitive food gatherers are we not? Are we still programmed to seek some protein from the wilds.In our modern world, one of the few remaining ways to do so is to Fish ( the verb ). My first fishing rod was one built by my Dad when I was about 5 years old while we were camping at Woody Point on the southern end of the...more
Stop 13 is located next door to Stop 12It is a very modern War Memorial built to remember those who have died at War. What was good to see, was recognition of the 287,000 National Service men who were called up in the line of duty between 1951 - 1972.On closer inspection of the Monument, I found small squares had the names of the Wars the men had...more
Stop 12 on the North Moreton Bay tourist drive.......Actually it is next to the Rotary Park Playground.This area is very historical.Some time around 1824, Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales, decided a site as far away from Sydney as possible should be found in order to dump the colony's worst murderers, rapists and repeat...more
Alighting from our car, I could hear lots of laughing and happiness coming from many children. Crossing the road, I found the playground where all the noise was coming from, and what a beauty it was! Located beachside and well shaded by gum trees and the odd Pandanus, it had swings, a large timber boat hull, interconnected forts and slides, plenty...more
Leaving Pelican Park behind, we find there are many parks situated beside the sea-side. Rows of Norfolk Island Pines line the road edges, and old Bath Houses have been painted and restored. We arrive at Redcliffe, the busiest area on the drive so far, this is because they hold Markets on a Sunday morning from 8am - 3pm. We were a little late and...more
Why not live dangerously and have a great time tandem skydiving with very experienced skydivers.You can do this at Suttons Beach Redcliffe where you sit through a vidio presentation, get taken through drills and then taken up in a small plane to skydive back to the beach. (yes you actually land on the beach on an "X" marks the spot.There is a vidio...more
On sunday mornings from 8:30am, the jetty markets occur in RedcliffeThe markets include food stalls, hand craft stalls and a produce market. There is also a mobile coffee shop thereA great place to buy fruit and veg , meat, eggs and Right by the redcliffe pier much more besidesmore
Driving from Redcliffe to Woody Point along the coast, you come to the Gayundah Aboratum. This is a small picnic area with BBQ's provided, off street parking, and the wreck of the Gayundah.The Gayundah was built for the Queensland Government in 1884 in England as was the first Australian warship with wireless telegraphy.Following WW1, the Gayundah...more
Redcliffe Jetty is a rather strange construction, jutting into the bay with two pincer-like extensions providing berthing space for visiting water craft. A man-made breakwater protects the end of the jetty in a smiling semi-circle.The shaded rotunda is a convenient resting place for tired hikers or the ideal vantage point for romantic couples and...more
Settlement Cove is a picturesque little lagoon along Redcliffe Parade. Crystal clear water invite even the most reticent to enter and wade around the central island. In places, the azure waters become quite deep and allows for stroke practice.A smaller pool caters for toddlers. Toilets and change rooms are available on site, as well as a snack...more
Suttons Beach has ample car parking for the whole family! Luxurious emerald lawns, toddler play equipment, BBQ facilities, shaded picnic areas, a wide sandy beach and tranquil water makes this an ideal destination for young and old. Pack a picnic lunch, put some steak or prawns on the barbie or buy from the many nearby take-aways.An ideal solution...more
The Rustic Olive Italian Kitchen located on the seafront drive in central Redcliffe with a view of the Pier gets full marks from your scribe but more importantly from his better half who insisted that we go back for a Sunday Lunch after a very pleasant Saturday evening meal. We were aware of the popularity of the venue and made our dinner booking...more
If you are driving your own vehicle in the Redcliffe area, you should be aware of the designated shared zones where pedestrians cross roads. People have priority.Drivers must give way and local drivers are very disciplined to do so and pedestrians (who are locals) do expect everyone to be aware of the rules. Some are more trusting than they should...more
Unfortunatly there is not a great deal of public tranaport avaliable in or to redcliffe BUT, if you're feelin fit then getting around once your here is not a problem. There is designated bike ways riddled through the place and a water front walkway that streaches from one point to the other (Wood Pt - Scarborough Pt). OTher wise try your luck wit...more
Redcliffe is not the biggest of shopping hubs but for those who heed the call of the sales, don't worry your only 20-30 minutes from Brisbane by car, 40 minuts by train. So go wild. There's stuff there for everyone.
The seaside city of Redcliffe will serve up lashings of history, culture and entertainment on Sunday, September 5 at this year's First Settlement Festival.
Attractions include the First Settlement Yacht Regatta, Hot Rod and Custom Vehicle Cruise and Display, live music, barrel rolling and ice-cream eating competitions, wine tasting and art and craft displays, children's activities, art workshops and pony rides.
Redcliffe's First Settlement Festival is a great way for the family to enjoy a beautiful spring weekend by the bay.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies:
Use insect repellent if you notice midges. Usually most active during dawn or dusk, but don’t take this as an absolute! Light-coloured, long sleeved protective clothing will minimise exposure to these voracious blood-suckers!
Photo Equipment: Digital camera with enough memory. A wide angle lens for panoramic vistas and a zoom lens for birding.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Swimsuit and towels for beaches and Settlement Cove Lagoon. Do not forget to slip (on a t-shirt), slop (on sunscreen) and slap (on a hat)! Some hardy rubberised soles on wet shoes will protect your feet when venturing onto rocks or shell-strewn shores.
Miscellaneous: Take cash. Too many of the small cafes either don’t have credit or Eftpos facilities or they have a minimum purchase restriction. Always carry water as a precautionary back-up.
Scarborough is the suburb north of Redcliffe. Along Landsborough Avenue, just before it turns into Fifth Avenue, is a narrow stairway leading down to a tiny secluded beach. Rust-coloured water softly laps the shell-strewn beach, with rich loamy cliffs contrasting fiercely with emerald green plants.
Wonderful colours, particularly in full sunshine! Ideal for beachcombers of those needing some solitude.
On Good Friday each year, Redcliffe's Suttons Beach celebrates the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race with a colourful beachside bash. Similar to a seaside carnival, Festival of Sails is a day of family fun. Activities include amusement rides, live music, quality art and craft market stalls, street entertainment, childrens beach...more
Through out the year the pace way is fairly quiet, home to the Wednesday night trotts, BUT twice a year the old pace way is turned into a speedway. The bikes come to town. Tones of dirt is shipped in and the flat track is transformed into a high flying moter cross track.more