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The Wonders of Woody Point:
Picturesque Woody Point allows visitors the chance to soak up a relaxed seaside village experience. Its many charming eateries and seaside arts and craft shops, give Woody Point a casual atmosphere.
Picnic facilities are abundant in the parks along the esplanade, and you can also enjoy a long, relaxing walk or cycle around the point on flat, dedicated pathways. A visit to the Gayundah Coastal Arboretum is certainly worthwhile and is perfect for picnics with its views to Moreton Island and its array of rare plant species.
Woody Point is historically significant as a landing spot of Mathew Flinders in 1799, and is the final resting place of the heavily armed ‘Gayundah’ warship wreck which first took to the water in 1885 before being finally decommissioned in 1958.
The new $9.5 million Woody Point Jetty and foreshore upgrades, completed in January 2009, boasts landscaping improvements, feature lighting, upgraded park facilities and shelters, footpath art and sculptures.
Southern Cross Catholic Primary School is located in Woody Point as is the Woody Point Special School.
Woody Point is also home to the famous Belvedere Hotel.
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The Wonders of Scarborough:
The beautiful seaside village of Scarborough is a vibrant, lively precinct where something is always happening.
At the north end of the Redcliffe Peninsula is the Scarborough Boat Harbour where many operators launch from, as well as the vehicular ferries that service Moreton Island. Nearby Newport Marina is also home to a number of cruise, scuba charter and fishing experience tour operators.
Fishing, boating, diving and yachting activities are all based in Scarborough. Fresh seafood is synonymous with Scarborough with many visitors making the trek to enjoy a gourmet feast or a more casual outdoor meal of fish and chips.
Scarborough was dubbed home to ‘Australia’s Friendliest Beach’ in 2004 in the Keep Australia Beautiful Clean Beach challenge. The beach area and its surrounding esplanades and parks are enjoyed by family groups picnicking and playing, swimmers, water sports enthusiasts, walkers, cyclists and even sky-divers who often use the beach as a landing zone.
Schools in Scarborough include Scarborough Primary & Southern Cross Catholic College. There is also Australian Trade College on Scarborough Road.
The Wonders of Rothwell:
The suburb’s name is after the president of the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, TJ Rothwell, who in 1921 proposed a memorial drive marked by an avenue of trees to Redcliffe via Anzac Avenue.
Rothwell was officially named as a suburb by the Queensland Place Names Board on 1 July 1970. Rothwell is a strengthening residential area with a growing business district, home to The Zone, a mixture of diverse retail businesses.
There is a small supermarket with accompanying shops in Rothwell, but the major supermarkets are in neighbouring Kippa-Ring and Deception Bay.
Schools in Rothwell include Southern Cross Primary, Grace Lutheran College and Mueller College. Mueller college has a state of the art performing arts centre, which is available for use for the public.
Rothwell is also home of the Redcliffe Airport.
The Wonders of Redcliffe:
The historic township of Redcliffe is one of Moreton Bay’s most cosmopolitan and interesting areas. Redcliffe has won two awards in the State and National Tidiest Towns Awards – ‘Queensland’s Tidiest Town’ in 2005-06 and Australia’s most ‘Environmentally Innovative’ in 2006-07.
Activities such as boating, windsurfing, and surf skiing are all popular pastimes, as is swimming at Sutton’s Beach – the closest patrolled beach to Brisbane’s Central Business District. You can learn to dive there too, with operators conducting courses for novices through to experienced divers.
The beautiful parks and public spaces make it a favourite place for families to gather for picnics and barbecues. One of the most popular spots is Settlement Cove lagoon which features an artificial lagoon and plenty of playground equipment just perfect for children.
Redcliffe High School comes well acclaimed and special needs are also catered for with the Redcliffe Special School.
The Wonders of Margate:
Margate, is a coastal strip which features one of the Moreton Bay area’s longest mainland stretches of sand beach. The 2 km redeveloped stretch spanning the length of the suburb, offers viewing shelters, seating and barbecue facilities with views to Moreton Island over sandy beaches and Moreton Bay.
It also boasts a long, flat boardwalk promenade, making it ideal for those who like to walk, cycle, rollerblade or even scooter, and producing a lively and active atmosphere, just metres from the waters of Moreton Bay.
Margate Beach is a popular swimming spot its expanse of clean white sand and sheltered waters makes it a favourite dipping spot for families with young children.
The Margate CBD underwent a $6M major redevelopment and was completed in November 2007. The project was aimed at modernising the shopping precinct, making the area more attractive and comfortable, and a distinctive centre with a strong identity.
Humpybong Primary School is located in Margate.
The Wonders of Kippa-Ring:
Kippa-Ring is home to the Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre, as well as Kippa-Ring Village shopping centre, both of which are side by side. Peninsula Fair houses one of the first Kmart stores in Queensland and the only multiplex cinemas on the Redcliffe peninsula, the Australian Multiplex Cinemas with eight screens.
Kippa-Ring is also home to PCYC where local residents are be able to indulge in sporting activities like basketball, table tennis and a wide array of indoor sports.
Schools in Kippa Ring are the Kippa Ring Primary School & Hercules Road State Primary School.
The Wonders of Clontarf:
With its sprawling expanse of bayside walkways and bikeways, plenty of parks with picnic facilities and lots of designated off leash areas, Clontarf is an ideal place to bring the family, including the dog, to enjoy a day out by the water.
Clontarf is a charming seaside area that greets you at the southernmost part of the Redcliffe Peninsula as you travel onto the peninsula across the Houghton Highway or walk or cycle across the newly completed Ted Smout Bridge. A walk or ride across at sunrise or sunset is a must!
Clontarf is renowned for its many pelicans that reside in the area and can be seen perched on the light poles along the bridge. Pelican park is named in honour of these coastal creatures and at around 10.00 a.m. each morning local volunteers feed the pelicans and provide an educational insight into these amazing sea birds.
Clontarf offers 3 schools for families to choose from – Clontarf Beach Primary, Clontarf Beach High & Grace Lutheran Primary.
Clontarf is also home to the award winning Redcliffe Golf Course.