Walking in the region is made easy by the multitude of paths and trails accessible depending on the level of intensity you require. From the bushwalks of the D’Aguilar National Park to the scenic foreshores, there are facilities to make a day in the fresh air enjoyable for all ages.
Shop in the quaint boutique fashion and gift stores in Samford or Dayboro and recover with great coffee and cake outlets with a variety to choose from. Indulge in some history at the same time by following the heritage markers around the towns.
Stay overnight in one of the boutique bed and breakfasts, cottages or cabins which are nestled along the D’Aguilar Range or make your way to coastal accommodation ready for a day in the sea air on day 2 of your short break.
If you have chosen to stay on serene Bribie Island, look at taking a relaxing cruise down Pumicestone Passage and appreciate the environmental wonders of protected flora and fauna. This trip is a camera buff’s dream with so much to capture.
Hire a bike and explore the island at your own pace – the land is mostly flat hence it is ideal for the whole family to enjoy. Family fun also with a bit more of an active slant is to hire tandems and beach cruiser bikes or kayaks.
For the history enthusiasts there are a number of museums each with a different focus: historical village & its museums, warplanes, ancient art & antiquity or tributes to recluse artists.
If you have settled on a night in Redcliffe, a spot of whale watching during June to October could be just the thing to round off your stay.
Lunch at any of eateries which line the water front can be a peaceful interlude. The views out over the jetty and Moreton Bay are very special on most days.
Redcliffe heritage walk takes an hour from the First Settlement Wall to the Redcliffe Museum and follows the trail of the first European settlers.
Round off the day with a musical trip down Bee Gees Way which is dedicated to the remarkable career of the Gibb brothers.
For more information visit www.visitmoretonbay.com.au or phone 1800moreton or call into one of the 6 accredited visitor information centres.
Moreton Island Adventures
Ph: 07 3909 3333 W: www.moretonislandadventures.com.au
Moreton Island Adventures operates a large vehicular ferry to Moreton Island daily; transporting up to 52 4WD’s, camper trailers and caravans on the vessel Micat. Secure car/caravan parking offered.
Ph: 07 3821 0266 W: www.stradbrokeferries.com.au
Stradbroke Ferries operates vehicle ferries and water taxi services to Straddie and vehicle ferry services to the Southern Bay Islands of Lamb, Karragarra, Macleay and Russell.