Get REDDY for your next family holiday!
In the nineties, families clamoured to the Gold Coast for holiday sun and fun. By the noughties, caravans headed up the highway to the Sunshine Coast. But lately, a shift has been underway. Families are searching for a balance of excitement and relaxation, safe spaces for their children and a family-friendly budget. The Redcliffe Peninsula, overlooking Queensland’s Moreton Bay, is slowly coming out of its neighbours’ shadows as a quality holiday destination with a variety of activities suitable for the whole family.
What about some of these activites for your next visit?
You should be dancing!
Get a boogie on in the 70-metre open-air laneway, Bee Gees Way. Celebrating the life and careers of Redcliffe Peninsula’s local lads and world-famous band, the Bee Gees, the laneway tribute pumps popular songs while showcasing home-movie footage, quotes and stories from the band. The nightly light shows and life-size bronze statues entertain the younger visitors while the rest of the family enjoy a visual timeline of the brothers who forever impacted the world’s music scene.
Eye Spy with my little eye
A short stroll from Bee Gees Way is the Redcliffe Jetty, docking point for the luxurious “Eye Spy”. This catamaran is the pride of Brisbane Whale Watching, cruising guests through the warm waters of Moreton Bay in search of playful humpback whales. Whale sightings are guaranteed and the 3-level catamaran meets all child safety requirements so the family is also guaranteed hours of safe seafaring.
Surf’s (not) up on the Redcliffe Peninsula
Suttons Beach may be a flat-water surf beach but the potential for fun is endless. A 900-metre foreshore walk from Redcliffe Jetty, the beach is a safe spot to paddle, swim, snorkel, surf-ski or just laze in a pool tube. With lifesaving services on the Summer weekends, volley ball nets, adjoining parks, amenities and a café, Suttons is an easy, safe day of play for the family.
Find me under the palms
For a little less salt and a little more tropical paradise, cool off at Settlement Cove Lagoon. Relax under one of the many palms while the kids swim and splash in the large, fresh-water lagoon. Littlies can get wet and wild in the wading pools and after drying off, the whole family can enjoy the adjoining playground and bikeways. Barbeques are available but the family can just as easily head up to street-level via the boardwalk to one of the many cafes and restaurants.
On your bike, Redcliffe Peninsula style!
After lazing by the lagoon, try an energy-burning cycle along the foreshore of the Redcliffe Peninsula. Dedicated walk/cycle ways wind from one end of the Peninsula to the other, a mere 11km. With many parks, coffee shops, cafés and jetties along the way, the whole family can enjoy the ride and incorporate regular breaks if necessary. The thighs will burn at only a couple of points on this ride but the views over Moreton Island and the promise of ice-cream will calm even the crankiest child.
Hold the popcorn!
Take a break from the sunshine and experience a movie that will boggle the family’s senses. Redcliffe Dimensions is a 3D movie cinema that also incorporates moving seats and environmental effects such as snow and wind. It is a mini-theme ride that hits 7 Dimensions hard and fast, perfect for those small adventurers.
Get REDDY for fun on the Redcliffe Peninsula!
The Redcliffe Peninsula is a 30-minute drive from the Brisbane Domestic and International Airports, situated between the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. It’s the perfect staycation spot for local families – why go anywhere else?
This was a guest post from Jennifer McMahon. Jennifer is an Orientation and Mobility Specialist who loves
writing and travelling with her fiancè and two small boys.