Located in the heart of the Moreton Bay Region, Redcliffe Peninsula is home to some of the most beautiful coastline to be found less than an hour from Brisbane. With plenty of parks, stunning pine-tree-lined beachfronts, jetties and marinas alongside locally-owned restaurants and boutiques, this area offers a lifestyle all its own.

Redcliffe Peninsula encompasses eight small suburbs: Rothwell, Kippa-Ring, Newport, Scarborough, Redcliffe, Margate, Woody Point and Clontarf. According to the 2016 census, 60,000 people call the Redcliffe Peninsula home, with the demographics of the population changing significantly across the suburbs to include large proportions of families as well as older couples and retirees.

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Median apartment price
Median house price
Median apartment rental value
$330 per week
Median house rental value
$400 per week
The Redcliffe Peninsula train line runs through Rothwell and Kippa-Ring. Buses also service the whole area.

Things we love…

This area is built for families — with plenty of entertainment options for kids and parents to enjoy all year round.

The new train line means access to Brisbane Metro stations is easy.

With three boat ramps and two marinas, Redcliffe Peninsula is a boaties paradise.

But remember that…

If you’re commuting to and from the CBD, this can take up to an hour and a half.

The nearest large shopping centre is 15 minutes away.

Redcliffe Peninsula predominantly offers freestanding homes, with luxury apartments a rare find in the area.

Location & Transport

Sitting around 45-minutes north-east of Brisbane City, the Redcliffe Peninsula is accessed via the Houghton Highway Bridge. From the M1 Motorway, you can also get to the peninsula through North Lakes on Anzac Avenue.

Public transport in the area predominantly takes the form of buses, with several local bus routes, as well as buses that run along Anzac Avenue, linking up with buses heading towards Brisbane. The 2016 opening of the Redcliffe Peninsula train line really changed the game for commuters in the area.

The route was first proposed back in the 1970s, so it has been a long time coming to say the least. This line is an extension of the Petrie line and includes stops at Mango Hill, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring.

Redcliffe suburb profile, Margate beach
Redcliffe suburb profile, Margate beach


The lifestyle of Redcliffe Peninsula is undeniably laid back. With the beautiful Moreton Bay lapping at your toes, this area is ideal for boaties and fishermen. Open water access to Moreton Bay means the area is popular with both amateur fishermen and professionals. With such a lifestyle, the area attracts a lot of retirees who are keen to make the most of life by the bay. Affordable cost of living also makes this area popular with young families as well as downsizers.

There are a variety of facilities and community hubs throughout the area that cater to the wide demographic of people that call Redcliffe Peninsula home. As well as the Moreton Bay Boat Club and Marina, there is also a second marina at Newport. There are several beachfront bike paths and walkways, with markets that line the street of Redcliffe Parade every Sunday. Settlement Cove Lagoon, a foreshore swimming pool, offers the perfect protected swimming spot for old and young alike. For those with young kids, nothing beats an afternoon spent climbing the cottonwood trees at Scarborough Beach Park.

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As the area is home to a slew of young families, there are plenty of schools in the area to cater for this. Within the peninsula, there are five state-run primary schools as well as two high schools: Redcliffe State High School and Clontarf Beach State High School. There are also numerous private schools in the area. Southern Cross Catholic College in Scarborough and Mueller College in Rothwell both teach students from Prep through to Year 12. Grace Lutheran Primary in Clontarf teaches Prep to Year 6, and the affiliate high school, Grace Lutheran College, is also located in the Redcliffe Peninsula area, just off Anzac Avenue in Rothwell.

In terms of tertiary education, TAFE Queensland has a Redcliffe campus and the new train line means Brisbane-based universities, like UQ and QUT, take just over an hour to get to.


The next stage of the master-planned development Newport sees Stockland working towards the opening of Waterside Town Centre. This precinct will offer a market place, a large waterfront park, an aged-care facility as well as childcare options. This town centre will also feature a new jetty, with the entire precinct being built around the water. Construction is also underway on a 22-hectare lake that will form the centrepiece of this new town centre. It’s expected to be completed this quarter. There are currently several house and land packages selling in the Newport area, with some new releases including waterfront and marina berth properties.

Also along the water, with uninterrupted ocean views is The VUE in Scarborough. This development is one of the first luxury apartment offerings on the peninsula, marking a new opportunity for buyers to claim their slice of paradise. Over the next few years, the Redcliffe Peninsula area is expected to continue to grow significantly, with new house and land developments and luxury apartments feeding a diverse market.

The VUE apartments Scarborough balcony view. Render by Develop2U.

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