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Marinas

Scarborough Marina is located on the north side of the Redcliffe Peninsula on Moreton Bay.  It is a relatively new marina and has recently been made the official port of entry for small yachts for Brisbane.

Facilities:

Floating docks Self-service Laundry Yacht Maintenance Yard
Toilets Internet Access Travel Lift
Showers Receive & Hold Mail Chandlery on premises
Power and Water at berth Fuel Dock Pump Out Facility

Other amenities include a Chandlery, good maintenance yard and other yacht services.  The office does let people plug in their PCs into a phone jack in the office, but it is not really convenient.

Mailing Address:
Scarborough Marina
PO Box 24 or 28 Thurecht Parade
Scarborough, QLD  4020

Dockmasters: (61) 7 3880 0300

 

Advantages

  • Quiet location

  • Short bus ride to most cruising amenities

  • Most marine services located at marina.

  • Located close to the bus stop into Brisbane and to Kippa Ring Shopping Centre.

Disadvantages

  • Approximately 50 kilometers from Brisbane

  • No grocery store located within walking distance, but you can get bread, milk, sodas and newspapers close by.

Other Marinas in the Scarborough Area:

  • Newport Waters - just around the corner from Scarborough Marina, part of the Newport Waters canal community.  Just a marina with no repair facilities
  • Moreton Bay Boat Club - co-exists with Scarborough Marina; restaurant available for cruisers.

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Cruising Amenities

Grocery Stores
  • Closet supermarket is Coles, located at Peninsula Fair located approximately 10 kms. away.   See Shopping Centers for directions.
  • Woolworths located near the Redcliffe Parade.  Ask at marina office about what bus to take to get there.

Self-Service Laundry

  • Scarborough Marina
  • Kippa Ring Laundrette Shop 55, Kippa Ring Shopping Mall

Propane Gas Canister Refill - Gas canisters can be refilled at the Ampol Station, cnr. of Victoria and Anzac Aves, Redcliffe

Banks/ATMs - Scarborough Esplanade, Redcliffe and Peninsula Fair

Shopping Centers -  
  • Peninsula Fair and Kippa Ring Mall located on Anzac Ave., about 10 kilometers away.  You can get there by bus.  Ask the marina office for schedules of buses that service the area
  • There are also nice shopping areas on the Scarborough Esplanade and Redcliffe Parade.  You can get to both of them by bus.  Ask at the marina office.

Postal Services - Scarborough Esplanade, Redcliffe, Peninsula Fair Mall

Internet Access -  Redcliffe Public Library, Downs St, Redcliffe.  Most public libraries have internet access and will rent time to the public - very cheap.

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Transport

Buses -
  • Hornibrook Bus Co. is the bus service that goes to Brisbane.  Depending on the bus, it can take anywhere from 1 to 1 1/2 hours.  Reasonably priced even though it is not fast.
  • Redcliffe City buses service the Scarborough, Redcliffe and Kippa Ring areas. Reasonably priced.  Ask at the marina office for schedules.

Taxis - There are several taxi services in the area and they are reasonably priced and clean.  Beware of pension  and dole day!  People on a pension or on the dole get their checks, go shopping using all available taxis to get to and from the shopping centers. Also the grocery stores are packed.

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Yacht Services

Chandleries
  •  Scarborough Marina.  Even though it is small, they will get most anything you need within a day.  It is run by a cruiser and he knows what you need.
  • Power and Sail Marine, 4/6 Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontraf, Very good selection of items.
  • Sailor's Corner (?)- Used boat equipment on Landsbourough St. in the esplanade in Scarborough.

Engine MaintenanceBooker Marine at Scarborough Marina.

Rigging Services - Allyacht Spars Australia, 1853 Lytton Rd., Lytton, QLD  4178.  These people are distributors for Selden spars and various other companies.  We purchased a new boom and were very pleased with the price and service.  They also re-anodized our mizzen boom.

Stainless Steel Metal Fabricators - Clontarf Industries, 22 Tubbs St., Clontarf

Sailmakers - Ullman Sails, 25 Beach St., Kippa Ring.  They did some good repair work on our sails.

Canvas Shops - Coverall Canopies  This shop is within walking distance of the marina.  But, he is a one-man shop and although we are told he does good work, it was impossible for us to get him to do anything for us, even though he kept promising the work would be done.

Upholstery - Allen Hockenhull Upholstery, 24 Beach Rd., Kippa Ring

Chain Galvanizing - Sunstate Coating, Boron St., Narangba

Yacht Maintenance - Repair Yard at Scarborough Marina.  You can do the work yourself or hire out the work to the yacht services at the marina.

Fiberglass and Hull Maintenance - Peninsula  Fiberglass, shop located at Scarborough Marina

Refrigeration - Scarborough Marina

 

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Medical

Doctors - Dr. Grahame Jackson (OB/GYN), Peninsula Specialist Centre, Suite 22, 22 George St., Kippa Ring

Hospitals -  Redcliffe Hospital, Anzac Ave, Redcliffe, QLD  4020

Clinics/Medical Centers - Peninsula Specialist Centre, 22 George St., Kippa Ring

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Miscellaneous

 The following are services or places visited and recommended by Bob and Judi. We can only say that our experience was a good one and we hope that you will also have a favorable experience.
Restaurants -
  • Morgan's Seafood Restaurant Bird O' Passage Parade, Scarborough.  Next to the Marina.  Great Moreton Bay bugs!
  • Morgan's Fresh Seafood and Take-away - next to Morgan's Restaurant.  Pick out the fresh items you want and they cook it for you fresh along with chips. You then take it out to the picnic tables to eat.  Beware the gulls!  There is also a terrific fresh sushi bar there as well.
  • Hog's Breath Cafe - Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe.  Good Sunday Brunch seated along the esplanade overlooking the bay

Pubs - Scarborough Hotel, Landsborough Ave, Scarborough

Hardware Stores - Bunnings Warehouse - located on Gympie Rd. between Redcliffe and Brisbane just north of Aspley.  This is a large warehouse type place with just about anything that you might need.

Beauty Salons - Peninsula Fair Mall

Barbers -  Peninsula Fair and Kippa Ring Malls.

Liquor StoreLiquor King - Next to Peninsula Fair Mall

Theaters/Cinemas - New, large cinema at Peninsula Fair

Things to See and Do -

  • Drive up to the Glass House Mountains
  • Visit Montvale on the escarpment in the Great Dividing Range.  Terrific crafts, gifts, cafes, and views out to the ocean.
  • Visit the Australian Zoo to see the 'Steve -the 'Crocodile Man' and crocodiles up close and personal.

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