Redcliffe is the pretty sand-fringed peninsular across the bridge from Brisbane, 45 minutes’ drive from the city. As well as having the charm of a seaside holiday town, it has a few new sights worth a visit.
The Old Fire Station
The Redcliffe historic fire station has recently undergone a $2 million dollar redevelopment to transform it into an exciting new community hub. It now houses the Redcliffe Art Society, Pottery Group and the Moreton Bay Arts Council. It’s a wonderful community space offering art classes, workshops and pottery courses. It also displays the works of local artists.
The Salt Shop is coffee shop as well as gift shop on Sutton Street, and is a wonderful initiative working to upskill the unemployed in the community with various new skills, such as soap making, furniture recycling and barista training. It’s a not for profit organisation so all the profits are fed back into the community.
Pelican feeding is a fabulous free activity which is offered daily by the Clontarf Visitor Information Centre. Held in the aptly named, Pelican Park at Clontarf, feeding kicks off at 10am each day.
Bee Gees Way
The Bee Gees Way is a tribute the Gibb brothers. A multi-media celebration of their phenomenal career and their childhood links to Redcliffe. It’s a wonderful free attraction that is located between Redcliffe Parade and Sutton Street.
Pilpel by the Sea
You can have an authentic taste of the middle east right on Suttons Beach at Pilpel by the Sea. Try the signature set menu where you can sample a bit of everything and feast on no fewer than 15 entrees to begin, followed by 3 slow-cooked mains and dessert for an all-inclusive price. The owner, Adiel, also holds free cinema evenings around one a month on the seafront at Suttons Beach.
Clontarf Visitor Information Centre
Pelican Park, Clontarf
pelican feeding 10am
1800 667 386
Pilpel by the Sea
Marine Parade, Suttons Beach
Open Monday to Sunday