We are extremely lucky that the Whales agree with us about how beautiful the waters of Moreton Bay truly are! On an annual basis, they choose our waters as their preferred breeding and playing grounds. Moreton Bay is known for having one of the busiest highways for the whales passing through! They stay and play for days at a time before heading further North along our coast line.
While you can still see them breaching from a distance from the shoreline (you may need some binoculars), Brisbane Whale Watching offer an amazing full day package. The package includes a boat trip out through Moreton Bay Passage, a feast for lunch (seafood’s, meats, salads) and guarantees whale sightings. This usually includes breaching and tail slapping within close proximity to their specially designed catamaran. The catamaran has many viewing decks, so you won’t miss these awe-inspiring creatures as they put on a stunning show of play for passengers. And if the Whales themselves are not enough, there are usually sightings of dolphins, turtles and dugongs, all who call Moreton Bay their home.
When: Starting June 1st to November 2019
Where: Leaving from the Redcliffe Jetty QLD
Cost: Adult $135, Concession $125, Child $95 (4-14yrs) Pricing current 2019
More Info: https://brisbanewhalewatching.com.au/
Every Year Redcliffe celebrates the whales with their very own Welcoming the Whales Ceremony at the Redcliffe Kite Festival. The Coastal Protection Core run festivities over the 2 days encouraging adults and kids to get involved with interactive activates, displays, and demonstrations. You can’t miss the giant whale kite that makes an appearance every year at Kitefest.
This would be an amazing weekend for the whole family. Head over and have a look at the fantastic accommodation specials on offer www.lavidaonanzac.com.au . When you book direct, we’ll guarantee a better price than any online deal for La Vida on Anzac Apartments and, you’ll get a free gift on arrival!!! The Whales are truly amazing, spiritual and graceful creatures. Bring the family along and enjoy a weekend on the bay and watch the beautiful Whales, play, swim and you might even hear them talk.
Savour the flavours of South East Queensland’s best at Redcliffe’s Moreton Bay Food and Wine Festival . A foodie’s heaven! Producers from all over the South East bring you the finest foods and the tastiest drops of wine, plenty of craft beers and ciders all made from locally sourced produce.
The Moreton Bay Food and Wine Festival is an annual free event. This year it will be held on 7-8th September 2019, along the Redcliffe Foreshore. You’ll find plenty to keep your senses interested and your mouth watering; with live cooking demos from some of the best local chefs. Tastings from local wineries and breweries are available and the kids are not forgotten either. There are plenty of spots for the kids play and prizes to be won from the multiple competitions that are available.
When: 7th & 8th September 2019
Where: Redcliffe Foreshore and Jetty Area
Cost: Free Entry (food and Drinks Extra) (some events ticketed)
More info see: https://www.moretonbayfoodandwine.com.au/
With stunning views, why not start this festival by heading down to the Tiki bar located right beside the Redcliffe Jetty. You’ll be able to sip on some very tasty cocktails and brews from all over our local area, and down the waterfront, you’ll find the street filled with Pop up Bars and wine vendors. So pick a spot and watch all the street entertainment go by or wander along the main strip and stop for a taste test at each vendor, definitely something for everyone.
The evenings are to be topped off with a huge fireworks display which is the perfect way to finish the night. La Vida on Anzac is just a short stroll to the foreshore, so, make sure you head over to the specials page at www.lavidaonanzac.com.au When you book direct we’ll guarantee to better any online agent price for La Vida on Anzac Apartments and you’ll get a free gift on arrival. The Moreton Bay Food and Wine Festival is a fantastic reason to head to Redcliffe to sip on some delicious beverages; dine on some fantastic foods; enjoy the views; partake in a cooking show and dance the night away.
The Redcliffe Peninsula is full of fantastic family friendly parks for everyone to enjoy, but none more so than The Redcliffe Botanical Garden. These gardens are full of wonderful hidden spots with something for everyone. The little ones are going to love the ponds filled with turtles, frogs, ducks and view the multitude of black flying fox colonies that call The Redcliffe Botanical Gardens home plus they have open green spaces for running off their excess energy. The Gardens are also the perfect spot to lay back on a picnic rug and have a read of a good book, (but away from the bat colony, which can also be a bit smelly).
Redcliffe’s Botanical Gardens also have its own nursery and vege garden. The volunteers in here are very knowledgeable and love to have a chat. If they have time they can even take you for a bit of a stroll around The Botanical Gardens. Redcliffe’s Lapidary (Gem) Club also call The Botanical Gardens home, The members are all locals and happy to share their passion for gems and answer any questions you have, they love to show off all there finds just head in for a look and a chat.
Where: Redcliffe Botanical Garden – Henzell Street Redcliffe QLD 4020
When : 28th July 2019 9am to 3pm
Entry : Gold coin Donation (extra cost for workshops)
More Info See https://www.visitmoretonbayregion.com.au/whats-on/redcliffe-garden-lifestyle-expo
The Redcliffe Botanical Gardens also hosts the Redcliffe Garden and Lifestyle Expo which is an annual event on the 28th July 2019. The beautiful Botanical gardens are transformed into a gardeners paradise with everything from areas dedicated to your little ones in the Little Grubs Kid Zone , to workshops and information sessions for the backyard gardener all the way up to gardening gurus! Anyone that has an interest in gardening or just wants a day out with family should pop this event on your to do list, or better yet make a weekend of it . Head over and have a look at the fantastic Redcliffe accommodation specials on offer . When you book direct we’ll guarantee a better price than any online deal for La Vida on Anzac Apartments and, you’ll get a free gift on arrival when you come for the Redcliffe Garden and Lifestyle Expo and get your free map on arrival, we’ll show you where the secret gardens are !!!