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Tiny soldier crabs
D'Aguliar Ranges
Somerset Dam
Skiing Somerset Dam
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Fishing Caboolture River
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Things to do and places to go from Beachmere

Beachmere is within easy driving distance to many tourist attractions as it is in the middle of the north coast region situated half-way between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.  Ideas for a day out:.

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  • 40/45 mins to Brisbane Airport
  • 40/45 mins Sunshine Coast Airport, Maroochydore

Caboolture/Moreton Bay

  • Caboolture has regular train service to Brisbane. Park at the station and 45 mins express to the CBD.
  • 7 mins Caboolture/Morayfield Major Shopping Complex
  • 15/20 mins Alma Park Zoo, Dakabin.
  • 1 hr Woodford Folk Festival/cattle country
  • 20 mins.Toorbul Point “Kangaroos have right of way” in the street and foreshore, fishing, bowls.

Bribie Island

  • Charter Moreton Bay (fishing/diving Flinders Reef) and seasonal whale watching.
  • 15/20 mins to Bribie Island Water skiing; swimming, golf, fishing, 4WD along beach, free tours of wild flowers from National Park.
  • Surfing at Woorim (other side of the island 10 mins drive)
  • 15 mins. Pacific Harbour (just before going over the Bridge)
  • Red Beach - pooches welcome.


  • 20 mins Redcliffe where you can:
    • For the adventurous, experience the thrill of a tandem parachute jump landing on the beach, or take a joy flight over Redcliffe and Moreton Bay
    • Cruise, sail or kayak Moreton Bay where between June and November you can watch the migration of humpback whales
    • Visit Settlement Cove's swimming lagoon and acquatic playground
    • Browse the Redcliffe Museum, galleries and shops for artworks, antiques, crafts and collectables
    • Explore the city's picturesque coastal bikeways or fish from one of its jetties, beaches or the Hornibrook Highway bridge
    • Take a self-guided tourist drive along the Redcliffe foreshore
    • See the pelicans being fed fish scraps at Pelican Park, Clontarf, at 10 each morning
    • Settle in for some quiet fishing time at Woody Point or try your luck from the Redcliffe jetty

Sunshine Coast

  • 40 mins to Maroochydore/Mooloolaba
  • 30 mins to Caloundra (surfing Kings Beach)
  • 90 mins to Noosa

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

  • 30 mins Australia Zoo (home of Croc Hunter)
  • 30 mins Glasshouse Mountains;
  • 60 mins Maleny/Montville/Mapleton.


  • Seven golf courses country and coastal within a half hour drive, eg
    • Beerwah, Caboolture, Woodford, Pacific Harbour, Bribie Island, Pelican Waters, Twin Waters
  • League Clubs, eg RSL Caboolture, Sports Club at Morayfield.
  • Bowls Clubs, eg Bribie Island, Caboolture, Beachmere.

Bush walks

  • Maleny/Montville/Mapleton
  • Somerset Dam
  • Glasshouse Mountains

Wild life

  • 5 mins Kangaroos feeding early morning and late evening (Bakers Flat Road)
  • 20 mins.Toorbul Point “Kangaroos have right of way” in the street and foreshore.

D'Aguliar Mountain Ranges

  • Wineries at Mt Nebo and Ocean View at Mt Mee will add a splash and white to your weekend.
  • Escape to Dayboro a historic town located in the region's south west. Set among rolling hills and country air, the township is bursting with character boasting an art gallery, craft, food and antique shops.
  • 90 mins Drive to Somerset Dam via Kilcoy

4 x 4 Driving

  • 4 x 4 Fun from the rugged mountain terrain of the D'Agullar National Park at Mt Mee
  • Beach driving along sand at Bribie Island. Permits for beach driving are available from the Dept of Environment & Resource Management.

Pooches Welcome

  • Four-legged family fun with your pooches at Clontarf, Caboolture, Deception Bay, North Lakes, Bunya, Bray Park, Warner and Dakabin as well as Red Beach at Bribie Island.
  • There is also a dog park at Beachmere right at the very end of Biggs Avenue.

Horse Riding

  • Horse Riding at Kurwongbah, Wamuran, and Bunya.

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Rippa Rits

A very comfortable spacious unit that provided all necessary facilities. 

Michelle - Sydney

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Must come back when the weather improves! So much more to see than we could handle in a short time

Jase - NSW

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Mt Gravatt is a very peaceful and nice place.  Without you it would have been much harder to settle in Australia.

Noe, Edith and girls

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just to let you know that we had an absolutely wonderful time at the unit in Beachmere and we would love to re-book again for next Easter


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"Everything we needed plenty of room, very clean and tidy, nothing to much trouble for Rita, she really looked after us, bonus was the swimming pool, "

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