Redcliffe

Redcliffe city, aka The Redcliffe Peninsula, is sleepy seaside town 45 minutes drive north of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. Considered part of greater Brisbane area, many commuters live in Redcliffe and work in Brisbane.

Historically Redcliffe was the first European settlement in Queensland.

Get in

A mere 23km north of Brisbane the easiest way to arrive in Redcliffe is to drive.

Public Transport from Brisbane is an option via train to Sandgate and then a connecting bus to the peninsula.

Get around

The bus services in Redcliffe are connected to Brisbane's Translink system. If you got yourself a go card to travel around Brisbane you'll be able to use to get to and around Redcliffe. The local bus services however tend to be a bit slow and take winding routes.

The local bus services do go throughout the peninsula on a regular basis. They also extend to Chermside, Caboolture and Brisbane City centre.

For those not in a hurry walking is a very pleasant option for transport around the peninsula and almost everywhere interesting can be accessed via a walk along the beach. Similarly for cyclists.

Everything is within 5 minutes drive.

See

Redcliffe offers many interesting things to see, some including, but not limited to,

Do

Redcliffe acts as a hub for the tourist activity in the Moreton Bay region.

Buy

A nice cool sarong and some finger foods to be enjoyed by the beach.

Redcliffe is known for its fish n' chips.

Buy some art as Redcliffe has many art shops and budding local artists.

Eat

Eat out at many of the nice restaurants that are mostly found on the coastal areas. Barbecue facilities are found at all of the parks, even those not found on the beach. The Redcliffe Parade area is very trendy and boasts cool breezes, a great view to Moreton Island and many coffee shoppes.

Morgans in Scarborough is very popular and famous for it's seafood and fish n' chips.

Try Sails on Sutton's Beach in Redcliffe or The Golden Ox in Margate for fine dining.

Drink

There are one or two pubs that also double as hotels and/or restaurants

Sleep

Hotels are mostly found on the coastal part of Redcliffe.

Redcliffe is a very relaxed place to stay. Most overnight accommodations consist of Guesthouses and holiday accommodations. Overnight is available in many of the high rise apartments.

Scarborough, on the northern part of the Redcliffe peninsula, is a great place to look, with coffee shoppes and restaurants too.

History

Redcliffe is a historic town, being the first to be colonized in Queensland in 1824 by Europeans. Prior to that Redcliffe was inhabited by Aborigines.

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