The region offers a combination of coast line on Moreton Bay and rural-urban fringes extending into the picturesque D’Aguilar Ranges. Where else do you find a peninsula jutting out into the bay, an island connected to the mainland by bridge, urban townships and historic villages all under the one umbrella? You could say ‘we’ve got it all’.
Fun, adventure, Australian and global history and culture, art to rave over, food to satisfy everyone’s lifestyle, beaches, fishing and boating – there are multiple choices.
While the region is high on the agenda as a day trip and even a half day trip destination, accommodation styles are plentiful with front door views over bays or peaceful forests. Options range from the ever popular caravanning and camping in private parks or national parks; cosy cabins and cottages; boutique bed and breakfasts; comfy motels or self contained apartments.
Water activities abound such as: cruises on Pumicestone Passage where you mingle with the shy dugong and the exotic migratory birds; breath-taking whale watching during June to November is an awesome sight; charters on the bay for fishing or snorkelling are just the thing to restore your vitality; or hire paddle boats and have loads of fun while you exercise.
Be adventurous and get a bird’s eye view of the landscape from serene glider flights, helicopter rides or vintage planes and for anyone who is a complete adrenaline junkie, there is skydiving. What a way to realise your wildest dreams!
Markets are a wonderful experience with music, seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, art, crafts and goods hand made by skilful locals into treasured possessions or gifts for that special person. Somewhere in the region there is a market every weekend so check them out.
A great way to explore is to cycle the many paths which criss-cross the area not only along the coastal foreshores but also through the national parks. What a worthy way to neutralise those potential extra kilos after visiting our restaurants and enjoying the local wines.
No visit is complete without sampling the many events and festivals for which the region is famous. A range of annual entertainment at different events with country, rock, blues and medieval music themes showcases the depth of talent and breadth of taste. Other diverse events worthy of attending are trade expos, kitefests, car shows and historical re-enactments.
Moreton Bay Region is the ideal year-round destination for relaxation and rejuvenation, romantic getaways or family holiday fun.
For more information on Moreton Bay Region go to www.visitmoretonbay.com.au
Information provided by Moreton Bay Regional Council