Things To Do
The foreshores of Wynnum, Manly and Shorncliffe, accessible from Brisbane’s CBD, are popular destinations for barbecues, picnics and water activities such as fishing, windsurfing and jetskiing. While Wynnum features the popular esplanade, a delightful wading pool and water park for children, its neighbour Manly boasts the Manly Harbour Village with its fine eateries, and a marina full of magnificent yachts. Sandgate is renowned for its architectural history and the flat esplanade running the length of the beach. Like Shorncliffe, it is filled with picnic facilities and small, charming beaches.
Cardigan Bar is Sandgate's neighbourhood laneway watering hole that provides a great place for people to meet and sip delicious drinks.
Boondall Wetlands lies on the edge of Moreton Bay and includes more than 1,000 hectares of tidal flats, mangroves, grasslands, open forests and woodlands.
Tuckeroo Park includes a large, fenced dog off-leash area with water access for your dog to swim and a 'Doggy World' obstacle course. It is an 'adventure' park for dogs.
The iconic Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show has partnered with Explore Australia Expo and is moving to Manly Harbour in 2015.
6 - 8 March
Enjoy monthly Twilight Markets in Wynnum Central with a mix of art, craft, vintage, and retro stalls and various gourmet food stalls.
Every second Saturday of the month
Every week you can join in a FREE 5km timed run!
Retro chic and vintage hip, the Billycart Markets offer a unique boutique market shopping experience.
One of the best ways to explore the Bayside area while relaxing and taking in some history is at the Brisbane Bayside Steam Railway Society.
Come down to Brisbane's second-oldest creative market every Sunday.
Fort Lytton is an important historic site, built in 1881 and used for the defence of Brisbane until the end of the Second World War. It is a wonderful opportunity to explore a typical nineteenth century fortress concealed behind grassy embankments and surrounded by a water-filled moat.
This is an ideal forum for yachties who want to take the afternoon off for a sail around Green Island.
The Manly Gallery showcases established and emerging artists' work, offering paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, woodwork and photography.
Brisbane's bayside suburbs of Sandgate, Brighton, Shorncliffe, Wynnum and Manly are a recreational playground that are also rich in dining venues.
Recharge and unwind in Brisbane's beguiling bayside villages. Beneath that calm, seaside exterior, there's plenty of bustle without the hustle.
Only a half-hour train ride from Brisbane's CBD is beautiful Moreton Bay at Sandgate Beach, and this is where Surf Connect Watersports Centre is based.