Redcliffe, a northern suburb of Brisbane, is located directly on the coast of stunning Morton Bay. Travellers with holiday rentals in Redcliffe are consequently spoiled for choice owing to area’s close proximity to both Brisbane City, and the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Holiday makers consequently have the option of either setting out to explore the surrounding region, or simply hanging out in Redcliffe and enjoying the plethora of activities offered within walking distance of their holiday apartment.
Things to See and Do in Redcliffe
Redcliffe has a multitude of amazing activities on offer for travellers ranging from relaxed whale watching tours on Morton Bay to adrenaline packed skydiving packages which allow holiday makers to land directly on Redcliffe’s Sutton beach. If these activities seem a little too adventurous however, the more relaxed traveller always has the option of wandering down to the Redcliffe Pier and taking in the amazing views, before heading back to their fully air-conditioned holiday villa for a well earned siesta.
Heading North: The Sunshine Coast
One of the added benefits of holiday accommodation in Redcliffe is the fact that the suburb is a short distance north of Brisbane City. This allows for short trips north to attractions such as Noosa Beach, Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, Glasshouse National Park, Hervey Bay and Fraser Island National Park.
Noosa beach, which is approximately 1.5 hours drive north of Redcliffe, is a favourite amongst Brisbane and Sunshine Coast locals due to the boutique holiday homes, pristine beaches and amazing shopping that the area has to offer. Noosa is also home to numerous walking tracks which wind through the regions various national parks. It is not considered uncommon for hikers in Noosa to see animals such as turtles and dolphins during their meanderings.
Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo and the Glass House National Park, in comparison to Noosa, are not located far from Redcliffe, however in order to properly see both it is recommended that travellers make two separate trips from Redcliffe, or find overnight accommodation in the vicinity of these sights. A visitor to Australia Zoo can easily spend a day marvelling at the exotic animals on show, and cuddling koalas, whilst the Glass House National Park, offers eight separate hiking trails tailored to all fitness levels.
For those travellers that are keen to stick to the coast however, Hervey Bay and Fraser Island offer some of the best opportunities in Australia to get up close and personal with wildlife such as whales, dolphins, turtles and dingoes. Holiday makers can either take a guided tour from Hervey Bay or choose to go it alone on wild Fraser Island. As these destinations are in excess of 200km north however, it would be advisable to organise further overnight accommodation in these areas.
The Ideal Climate for Visitors
The weather experienced in Redcliffe is standard for a sub-tropical location, and travellers are consequently provided with perfect sunny 25°C days almost year round. As with most sub-tropical areas however, the summer months which span from November to January can be extremely warm and humid. The majority of the regions rain also generally falls during this period, which means that summer is generally considered the tourist ‘off season’.
Although this may not seem like ideal weather for a holiday, travellers in the region during this period will find that holiday rentals are extremely reasonable due to low demand. Summer holiday makers will also see an amazing side of Queensland usually only experienced by locals, as the Redcliffe area becomes green and lush due to the warm summer rains.