"Redcliffe Peninsula" Redcliffe by pedroswift
Redcliffe Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 74 photos
Although a city in its own right, Redcliffe is regarded by many Brisbane-ites as "their" beach front suburb. Redcliffe has long promoted itself as THE seaside location in which city folk could take a break. The construction of the first pier in 1885, when transport options were few, made for ease of access by boat and assured Redcliffe its place in south eastern Queensland tourism. When the longest bridge in Australia spanning the 8,806 feet (2,686 metres) between Sandgate and Clontarf was opened in 1935, the region really went ahead as a place to live.
The Hornibrook Highway paved the way for Redcliffe -The City rather than a farming region with some seaside villages. I can remember crossing the bridge after my dad paid the one shilling toll (1/-) back in the late 1940's on our way to camp and fish at Woody Point.
Redcliffe is famous for being the site of the first European settlement in the region in 1824 before shifting to a better site at Brisbane. more info.
It is also famous as the community in which the very popular singing group,The Bee Gees spent their formative years. Today they are commemorated in a Bee Gees Walk Way located opposite the Redcliffe Pier. Lots of Bee Gees' history is on display illustrated with photos and story boards - Only thing missing is "the music". (perhaps cost of "royalties" prohibits their songs to be played???).read more
Although there has been a resurgence of interest in the Redcliffe Peninsula as a place to live during the last decade or so with a plethora of high-rise apartment blocks providing ideal residences for retirees (& others), one recent development stands out as an example to the future developers. The Mon Komo Hotel & co-sited Residences has upped the ante in providing a very modern, centrally located facility with all mod-cons, style and entertainment. Expect to see more developments like it.
Although Redcliffe is one location on a peninsula with over 20 kilometers of water front - I've included info on other locations on the "Peninsula" on this page as well. Or links if I have made a specific page on a location ( eg Scarborough)
From South to North coastal locations include : Clontarf Beach, Woody Point, Margate, Suttons Beach, Redcliffe, Queens Beach, Scarborough, Newport.
All of these places are linked by a Coastal Walk/ Bike Path. You are encouraged to check out at least some of the path if not the whole length of it.
Check out the Google Map
There are two Visitor Information Centres on the Peninsula -
("I" for information Offices).Marked in red on the map.
They are open daily from 9am to 4pm.
Located at Redcliffe in the Pavilion at the start of Redcliffe Pier.
Also at Pelican Park on the sea side of Hornibrook Esplanade as you arrive on the southern end of the Peninsula via the Houghton Highway. Keep to the right lane departing the bridge & stay in it. 900 metres from the where the land starts there is a "turn right lane" into Pelican Park. Look for the white building & "i" signs.
See the review (tip) below about obtaining a list of 50 things to do at Redcliffe (the peninsula) from either of the two Visitors Centres.
- Pros:beachside amenities
- In a nutshell:Easy drive from Brisbane
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