Redcliffe has seen many changes over the years as it has developed and changed with trends and demands. Once the main shopping and business precinct, Redcliffe dining in central is now the dining hub of the peninsula. With cool breezes blowing across the bay, the alfresco cafes and restaurants along Redcliffe Parade are very popular with tourists and locals alike. The Redcliffe Jetty takes pride of place in the spectacular view from a seat at any cafe in the main street. The Sunday Markets along the waterfront are a main draw card for Brisbanites and a popular meeting place for locals to have a relaxing Sunday in a dog friendly marketplace.
There’s a boardwalk and wide path along the front of the Redcliffe that begins at the bridge at the entrance to Redcliffe and continues all the way along the foreshore to Scarborough. This is very popular with walkers and their dogs and cyclists in the mornings and afternoons. Just below the southern end of Redcliffe Parade is a man-made lagoon hidden behind the trees. Access to the lifeguard patrolled lagoon is free and residents and tourists can enjoy swimming in the main lagoon and children’s water park, cook a barbeque on one of the many bbqs in Redcliffe and generally spend a day or evening relaxing around the area.
Many office businesses still enjoy the seaside atmosphere of Redcliffe, whilst eclectic on trend home décor and gift stores are gaining popularity in the precinct. The Bee Gees Walk is a sight and sound delight that brings tourists in from all parts. The display is open to the public 24/7, providing a vibrant atmosphere that brings Redcliffe to life at night. Speaking of night life, Mon Komo is a premier Oaks hotel and is open until late.
Behind the main street, in Creek Street, there is a … you guessed it… a creek! With resident ducks, water hens and teeming with water life, this creek is a very relaxing place to sit under shaded gazebos and have a picnic. Or bring some fruit for the kids to get up close and feed the ducks. Plenty of parking is to be found in Humpybong Esplanade and the council car park at the northern end of the creek.
Article by – Barbie Young
Photos by – Renee Lord