It is a sleepy little coastal town but the best part is that it is no more than about 35 minutes away on the M1 Sandgate road north out of Brisbane.
It is a great place for a Sunday excursion or a day away.
It was actually the first place which was colonized in 1824, but that colony was short lived, due to the lack of a reliable water supply and the families were all subsequently moved to Brisbane.
It is also the place where the Gibbs family emigrated to in 1958, famous of course because they formed the Bee Gees, who became such a popular band.
For those two reasons alone it is worth a trip out – but for me the best part of Redcliffe is this secret door in a tree. It conjures up elves and fairies and perhaps it was created to fire up childrens imaginations and the occasional adult like me who is peculiarly attracted to these little surprises.
It is pleasant and suitable for bikes and prams and walkers of all ages. It is also quite green with mature Norfolk pine trees and grassy areas with BBQs for all and play areas for the children. Kite surfing is a particular favourite in the bay. If you go along on a Sunday you can catch the Sunday Markets on the jetty in the morning.