The birthplace of pop music group, the Bee Gees, Redcliffe is a seaside suburb located north of Brisbane’s city centre. A popular holiday destination since the late-19th century, it offers a great selection of alfresco restaurants and one-of-a-kind boutiques.
Things to do in Redcliffe
Begin your day at Pelican Park in Clontarf where pelicans gather in the morning for a feeding frenzy. A coastal walk takes in the Woody Point Jetty, Gayundah Wreck and Art Deco bathing pavilions along the Margate foreshore.
Stroll along The Bee Gees Way, curated by surviving member Barry Gibb. It features a photographic gallery that follows the group’s upbringing in Redcliffe and their big break at the Redcliffe Speedway, together with a bronze statue of the young brothers.
Spend an afternoon swimming in the lagoon pool at Settlement Cove, which has a children’s playground and barbecue area. From here you can see the iconic Redcliffe Jetty stretching into the water, with its penny arcade once a favourite haunt of the Bee Gees.
If you’re visiting on the weekend, don’t miss the opportunity to pick up local handicrafts and gourmet produce at the Jetty Markets. They take place in Redcliffe Parade each Sunday, where you’ll find live music, enticing food stalls and stunning water views.
Getting around Redcliffe
Redcliffe is around 45 minutes’ drive north of Brisbane’s city centre or just 30 minutes from Brisbane Airport. Public buses service the suburb, which is a pleasant area to explore on foot or by bicycle.