Optional Activities and Excursions
You can select these these optional events on registration, with the exception of the Whale Watching Cruise where you should make you own booking direct with the company.
Welcome Function 6.30-8.00pm Wed 30th May
To be held at the conference venue, The Sutton Centre, Level 1, 157-159 Sutton St. Redcliffe.
We will be launching our 30th Anniversary History Book at this function, and we expect our Local Councillor Koliana Winchester to be in attendance to welcome delegates and launch the book.
Wine, beer and juice and a selection of finger foods will be served, and we will have some additional entertainment for you as well. This event will be sponsored by U3A Redcliffe and is free to delegates.
Please indicate on your Registration if you will be attending.
Our Conference Theme:
"Big things have small beginnings"
certainly resonates with us here in Redcliffe.
Conference Dinner, 6.30pm Thursday 31st May
Dolphins Redcliffe Leagues Club, "Dolphin Room"
Venue: Cnr. Klingner & Ashmole Roads, Redcliffe. Ph. 3203 7333
Plenty of parking is available.
See the Contact page for a map showing the dinner location.
Bus Trip Wednesday 30th May ($30)
As part of your introduction to the Moreton Bay Council Region area, we have organised a bus trip to The Caboolture Historical Village which is situated on 4 hectares (about 12 acres) of land just north of Caboolture town centre on the old Bruce Highway. It is listed as one of the top tourist destination in the Region. This will be followed by lunch at Bribie Island RSL. This will allow you a quick view of Bribie Island where the membership of U3A at 1600, is quite large. On the return trip to Redcliffe you will visit the Old Redcliffe Fire Station Art Gallery and Creative Workshop.
The Caboolture Historical Village is the largest tourist attraction in the region, with over 70 buildings, and more than 110,000 museum pieces. Visitors walk through the visitors' centre and step out into a Village of yesteryear. The street with the old post office, barber, butcher and general store will bring back memories for many, however there is much more including an exhibition from the Queensland Prison's Museum, the old Caboolture Hospital, several cottages that were moved from various sites around Caboolture, the old Caboolture Railway Station, and a popular exhibit with models of ships from the First Fleet to arrive in Sydney in 1788.
Bribie Island RSL Club offers special areas in the venue; whether you feel like a quiet drink or a hearty meal, you can't go wrong here. Breezy, airy rooms and friendly staff make for easy enjoyment. Choose from the Barcode Café, a slick and bubbly room with delicious cakes and coffees or Botanic Dining where you can enjoy a well-priced menu featuring Tasmanian salmon, oven baked lamb rack, or chermoula and yoghurt basted chicken breast. A well-maintained carvery ensures a homely meal for those wanting simpler fare and there are daily specials.
Old Redcliffe Fire Station Art Gallery and Creative Workshop. Redcliffe's historic fire station has undergone a $2 million council redevelopment to transform the heritage listed building into an
exciting new community space. The Old Fire Station Community Arts and Volunteer Hub features an art gallery and creative workshop space leased to local arts groups in addition to a volunteer hub which
is available for hire by local community groups. This exciting new art gallery and creative space is leased by the Redcliffe Art Society, Redcliffe Pottery Group and Moreton Bay Arts Council.
The cost of the Bus Trip will be $30, which includes morning tea, entrance to Caboolture Historical Village with guide. You will need to pay for your lunch at Bribie RSL, but entrance to the Old Fire Station is Free. Departing U3A Redcliffe at 9.00AM and returning between 3.45 and 4.00pm.
Tales of the Peninsula - Redcliffe Art Gallery
Robert Brownhall: Tales of the Peninsula Exhibition
Location: Redcliffe Art Gallery, 470-476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe. Cost: free
Robert Brownhall's keen eye pays close attention to that which is often passed by. For the last 12 months he has been painting the Peninsula, resulting in this exhibition at Redcliffe Art gallery 470-476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe. Preferring to work from his drawings and memory, rather than photographs, Brownhall's work evokes the familiar, and yet is intentionally dream-like.
This exhibition features new paintings and drawings, supported by selected earlier works.
"Urban landscapes have great stories to tell. It is always an adventure and a challenge for me to search an area for these stories. When I think of Redcliffe I think of wide open water scenes, lights across the bay at night, great character houses and the big Pines and twisted Cotton Trees. When I began driving the streets last year and really looking though, I found so much more. I came across the old shipwreck near Woody Point. It was a pleasure to sit by that lapping water, draw its rusted shapes and ponder its dramatic wartime story." - Robert Brownhall 2018
More information: Tales of the Peninsula Exhibition
Whale Watching Cruises
Each year the magnificent southern humpback whales migrate to and from Antarctica. As these leviathans of the deep make their way through our warm waters they feed, mate and play in the clean, clear blue sea of Moreton Bay.
An Unforgettable Marine Adventure!
Brisbane Whale Watching invites you to come on board the magnificent Eye Spy for an encounter with the whales.
Of all the great whales, the Humpback is the most surface-active displaying behaviour that will not only inspire you but leave you in awe. There quite clearly is no better place to observe the mighty Humpback Whale than Brisbane's Moreton Bay, recognised as one of the world's best whale watching destinations. We believe that providing people with an opportunity to witness these amazing creatures first hand, not only do we put a lot of smiles on faces, but offer an increased awareness of the beauty of nature and the need to nurture our precious wildlife.
Enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch as you look on in awe as these amazing gentle giants relax in your company, breach, blow and play all within metres from the boat. Located 30 minutes north of the
- Brisbane CBD on the beautiful Redcliffe Peninsula, we are pleased to offer guests a luxury full day's whale watching adventure with the following inclusions:
The cost of the Cruise is $135 paid directly to Brisbane Whale Watching Company phone 07 3880 0477, but we are endeavouring to negotiate a better deal for our Conference delegates.
Check our Newsletter for updates on this.
Some Other Sightseeing Opportunities for Delegates
New Redcliffe2Moreton Express Passenger Ferry Service
Moreton Island is now closer than ever with a new passenger ferry departing right from Redcliffe! Friday and Sunday ferry services are now available direct to Bulwer on the north-western side of Moreton Island.
Departs: Friday & Sunday at 10am (9.30am check-in) from Newport Marina
Returns: Friday & Sunday at approximately 5pm to Newport Marina (departs Bulwer at 4pm)
Redcliffe Cruise & Travel are the exclusive local residents discount booking agent. Discounted rates are available for Moreton Bay Region (including Sandgate, Deagon and Shorncliffe locals) and Moreton Island residents when booking directly through their agents. Proof of residency is required at time of booking.
If you're looking to stay a little while on Moreton Island the experienced travel agents can book your camping permits at Comoyuro Point camp ground, 5 minutes' walk from the ferry landing site, or other local accommodation options.
Head to visitmoretonbayregion.com.au for great ideas on Moreton Island things to see and do.
Redcliffe Jetty Markets - Sundays
The Redcliffe Jetty Markets is a vibrant iconic 'must do' weekly event for locals, interstate and international travellers. It is based along the Anzac Parade Parklands on the foreshore in Redcliffe which boasts unmatched scenic views and unique and tempting market wares.
Live entertainment, fresh farm goods and produce, quality arts and crafts, handmade items, jewellery, clothing, children's toys, exotic imports, ethnic food specialities and so much more can be found right on the foreshore in the heart of Redcliffe. It's a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind and appealing products.