Things To Do
How to get to Moreton Bay Region
Top Five things to do in the Moreton Bay Region
Get in touch with the local wildlife or go wild yourself in the natural playground that is the Moreton Bay region. Relax in the many seaside villages of northern Moreton Bay, from the waterfront barbecue and picnic areas of Woody Point to the friendly beaches at Scarborough and Redcliffe. Hit the surf at the closest patrolled beach to Brisbane’s CBD, Sutton’s Beach, or try fishing, boating, windsurfing and jetskiing. You can learn to dive, see dolphins, dugong and turtles or enjoy one of many eco-tours in this beautiful region. Connected to the mainland by bridge, Bribie Island is an island escape, popular with nature lovers, water sports enthusiasts and families alike.
Travellers could spend weeks exploring Moreton Bay’s hinterland trails and seaside spots, but daytrippers can still fit in plenty!
Incorporating both mountains and the sea, Moreton Bay is a welcome escape from frenetic city life – and just a 30-minute journey from Brisbane.
As the only offshore island in Queensland connected to the mainland by a bridge, Bribie Island is easy to get to and offers both calm inlets and oceanside surf beaches.
The Woodford Folk Festival, an event of international standing, is held annually over six days and six nights across New Year.
27 Dec – 1 Jan 2016
A beautiful exhibition of handmade stalls with pretty music, face painting and craft classes by the Margate seaside. Handmade Redcliffe is a local, indie-craft market - a curation of all manner of handmade goods for shoppers seeking niche, handmade products and who enjoy meeting the local artisans who make them.
Bribie Island Community Art Centre holds its monthly market on the last Sunday of the month, featuring open art studios, art gallery exhibitions and an extensive retail area.
The Redcliffe Jetty Markets, held every Sunday, are the premier markets of the peninsula and Redcliffe.
Antique Airways offers Tiger Moth joy flights, from a cruisy scenic journey to an adrenalin-pumping aerobatic thriller.
Bribie Island Aquatic Leisure Centre features a 25-metre lap pool, heated indoor hydrotherapy pool, adventure swim play area, aqua aerobics, learn-to-swim classes, a playground and shaded barbecue area.
The Caboolture Historical Village is a wonderful attraction with a massive collection of over 100,000 historical items restored and displayed within more than 70 buildings in a pioneer village setting covering 12 acres.
Local artists of many disciplines show works in the gallery.
At Harbour Side restaurant, part of Moreton Bay Boat Club, you can dine on the boardwalk while enjoying island views.
Mango Hill Skirmish is Brisbane's only combined paintball and outdoor laser Skirmish playing field.