We’re in the middle of prime caravan and camping season, and there are so many great destination ideas in Queensland’s southeast corner.
If you’re ready to do some research, why not visit the Sunshine Coast Caravan and Outdoor Expo. It’s a brand new Official Industry Event in 2019, to be held at the Nambour Showgrounds. Along with pointing you in the direction of tourist information, it will feature hundreds of recreational vehicles. That’s all the leading brands and latest models of caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers and tent trailers.
The show is on from the 30th of August until September 1st, and opening hours are Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 9am-4pm.
Scarborough Holiday Village is probably one of the lesser known caravan parks on the southeast Queensland coast, but it’s certainly worthy of a visit.
It’s bayside location on the Redcliffe Peninsula is halfway between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
Each of its one and two bedroom villas is fully decked out, and 70 or so caravan sites are all drive on/drive off, which makes set up so easy.
There’s a very popular café just outside the holiday village boom gates AND a short saunter down the road is THE place to pick up a feed of fresh local seafood.
Morgans Seafood has a great market to source the very best of local ocean catches, or you can order the best fish and chips.
While you are staying on the peninsula, you can make use of over 30 kilometres of cycleways and walkways; let the kids loose in the fully gates playgrounds on the Scarborough Beach foreshore; dine out in the cafes and restaurants along the Redcliffe esplanade; make a splash in the free swimming lagoon at Settlement Cove in Redcliffe; and walk the iconic Redcliffe Jetty.
During the cooler months a Redcliffe Peninsula must-do is whale watching in Moreton Bay. Brisbane Whale Watching departs the jetty aboard Eye Spy, for encounters with magnificent humpbacks.