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 In Queensland we have a favourite expression, Queensland; Beautiful One Day Perfect The Next

I experienced that expression when I visited Redcliffe this week.  I had not been to Redcliffe for many years so I was delighted to see just how lovely it is now.

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Redcliffe is a residential suburb of the  Moreton Bay Region  approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) north-north-east of  Brisbane.  It is an easy half hour drive on very good highway.

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Redcliffe sits on Moreton Bay overlooking 2 large sand islands, Moreton and Stradbroke Islands.  I learned while I was there that Redcliffe was Queensland’s first colony in 1824.

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In 1958, The Gibb family from Manchester, England emigrated to this area and called Redcliffe home.  Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb went on to form the highly successful music group, The Bee Gees.

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There is a bronze statue of the Bee Gees from when they were boys growing up in Redcliffe. The statue marks the start of Bee Gees Way, a walkway dotted with photos, anecdotes and other items donated by Barry Gibb. It was opened by Barry on 14 February 2013

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There is just so much on offer in the lovely area.  Some of the most popular attractions include, a visit to The Bee Gees way, whale watching, the Redcliffe museum or take a boat out to Moreton Island.

Pack your picnic for a free, full & fun day or you could always pop up to street level to find a huge array of takeaway or dine in cafes and restaurants.

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All the amenities are provided including: toilet blocks with showers, BBQ’s, ample picnic tables & fresh water taps. Life Guard protected swimming in a huge picturesque salt water pool plus heaps of shady spots. There is a large kids playground and large open grassy spans to run or play… cricket, kick the footy or just sit on the water’s edge, wet a line or watch the world go by.

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We visited a gorgeous new complex called Mon Komo with is spectacular views and then dined in their tavern downstairs.

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At the end of our day we discovered a lovely restaurant up the road at Scarborough, called the Sugar Deli. It looked like we had arrived at the house of the “Mad Hatter”, and then walked in to Wonderland and then we enjoyed our coffee in the Queen of Hearts room.

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