Wondering What to do in Moreton Bay Region this Winter?

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Posted 25 May

We’ve rounded up some great ideas to coax you out from under the doona covers and into Moreton Bay Region this winter.

Don’t let the chilly weather get you down, there are plenty of brekky hotspots and exciting things to do in Redcliffe and on Bribie Island to make getting out of bed worthwhile.

Here’s your guide to enjoying winter by the bay:

Have a Whale of a Time

Wondering what to do in Moreton Bay out on the water this winter? Wonder no more, for June marks the start of Queensland’s whale watching season.

You can get up close and personal with majestic humpback whales with Brisbane Whale Watching. You can hop on-board the eco-certified, MV Eye Spy catamaran to travel north through Moreton Bay Marine Park to warmer, tropical waters.


Departing daily from the Redcliffe Jetty, whale sightings are 100% guaranteed as you enjoy expert commentary from Captain Kerry, the only female captain of a whale watching venture in the Southern Hemisphere.

Morning tea, a buffet lunch and afternoon tea are provided during the 5-hour cruise, and you’ll even find a bar and souvenir store aboard where you can pick up something special to remember your trip by.

12 of our Region’s Best Winter Warmer Brekky Spots

What’s better than holding a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate on a wintry morning while watching the world go by?

Here are our top 12 Bribie Island, North Lakes, hinterland and Redcliffe breakfast restaurants and cafes perfect for warming up your day and filling your tum:

Redcliffe Breakfast Restaurants

#1 Café Diversity – Chow down on all-day breakfast delights until 2.30pm

#2 Moreton Bay Boat Club – Enjoy Sunday breakfast with a view from 7:30am to 10:30am

#3 Mon Komo Hotel – Order an a la carte breakfast, or ‘build your own breakfast’ from 6.30am to 11am every day

#4 Redcliffe Coffee ClubBite into good food and great service just a stone’s throw from the Redcliffe Parade and Jetty

Bribie Island Breakfast Cafes

#5 By the Sea Café – Enjoy a sleep-in, you can rise late to tuck into an all-day breakfast menu

#6 Evolve Espresso Bar – Sip great coffee at this doggy friendly hangout

#7 Mojo’s on North Order breakfast until 11am daily, it’s worth getting out of bed for

#8 Seaclusion Café – Dig into healthy, home-style meals at this beachside café

#9 Pacific Harbour Golf Club – Head over for brunch until 11am (available Sunday only)

North Lakes

#10 Blue Infusion – Get your delicious healthy & filling breakfasts at this pup friendly North Lakes cafe


#11 The Flying Nun – experience gourmet breakfast dishes with a twist at this Samford sensation

#12 The Place 2 B – Tuck into a small brekky selection at this hidden gem overlooking a quiet dam, open Wednesday to Sunday

Looking for What to do in Moreton Bay Region after Breakfast?

Tummies full and batteries charged, it’s time to burn off that extra energy by visiting some local sights.

Stroll through Bayside Markets

Looking for things to do in Redcliffe? Pull on your winter woollies and check out the Redcliffe Jetty Markets?

With amazing views, live music, delicious food and quality shopping, these vibrant markets offer a range of home décor, fashion, exotic imports, trendy crafts and fresh produce – the perfect way to soak up the sun on a chilly day!

When: Every Sunday from 8am until midday

Where: Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe

FREE entry and FREE parking

Wondering What to do in Moreton Bay over the Weekend or Longer?

Whether you’re a visitor keen on a bayside holiday, or a local looking for a weekend waterside getaway, there are loads of accommodation options complete with enviable water views to choose from:

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Scarborough Beach Resort

Looking for top-quality motel/studio style accommodation with all the mod-cons? The Scarborough Beach Resort is located along the Redcliffe peninsula, right across from parklands and the beach – a top spot for a winter stroll.

La Vida On Anzac

La Vida on Anzac provides modern boutique self-contained holiday apartments in the heart of Redcliffe. If you are planning a winter weekend away, La Vida is ideally located nearby restaurants, cafes, bars, markets, gardens and cultural experiences.

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The Gums Anchorage

The Gums Anchorage on Bribie Island has all you'll need for a relaxing island holiday, centrally located on Sylvan Beach, right on The Pumicestone Passage. Enjoy spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments each with an ensuite and separate bathroom. Plenty of room to relax!

Bongaree Caravan Park

Right on the waterfront, Bongaree Caravan Park offers a tranquil base from which to enjoy all that Bribie Island has to offer. The park has a variety of accommodation, from camping to caravans, as well as on site holiday villas, situated in a first class location, just across the road from the mouth of Pumicestone Passage and a short walk from the shopping and dining precinct.

Share your wintry happy snaps clutching a cuppa, digging into a delish dish, or taking a bayside break #visitmoretonbayregion

Wondering What to do in Moreton Bay over the Weekend or Longer?

Feel like exploring Bribie Island and Pumicestone Passage? Check out our Bribie Island Hire Guide.

Heading to the peninsula? Take a look at all the Things to do in Redcliffe.

Want to take a break with the ladies? Enjoy a Hinterland Girls Weekend Getaway.

Mums and Dads jump to Brisbane Kids for ideas on what to do in Moreton Bay Region with the whole family this winter.

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