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Top 7 scenic spots to get fit in the Moreton Bay Region

Posted: 5am 24 Oct 2019

Climbing the Glasshouse Mountains isn't the only great place to break a sweat near the Moreton Bay Region. Pull on your lycra and get moving to one of many beautiful and scenic spots right in our own backyard.

There are waterholes to explore, cycling trails to ride, yoga by the beach, numerous mountains to top, or you can hike, rock climb and explore off the beaten track.

Here are some of the best places to get your blood pumping with a view in Moreton Bay Region.

1 Yoga on the beach at Redcliffe

To help find your daily dose of inner peace why not head to Suttons Beach at Redcliffe for some uplifting waterfront yoga. Monica Batiste hosts yoga classes at 6am most weekdays. You can attend casual classes for $10 or as many as you like for the week for $20. Yoga is the perfect way to relax, stretch and start your day with positivity. If solo downward dog is more your style, grab your yoga mat and find the perfect spot along the waterfront.

2 Hiking through the gorges near Mt Glorious

If swimming in rock pools and a quiet hike without crowds is your ideal day out, get off the beaten track near Mt Glorious. The hike may not be the easiest but the reward is worth it. The private hike with refreshing rock pools and a waterfall offer spectacular scenery. While wading through the creeks and wandering across the forest floor you might even be lucky enough to spot some of the local wildlife which is plentiful in the area.

3 Boating on Lake Kurwongbah

Alongside the Pine Rivers Rowing Club is the shared recreational water sports zone at Lake Kurwongbah. It is perfect for skiing and paddling. Just a stone's throw from Petrie, Mick Hanfling Park is the perfect place to launch kayaks and canoes to enjoy the lake's peaceful waters. The lake is the ideal place to fish, birdwatch and enjoy exercise in the vast 3.2sq km of serene water.

4 Secret spots to go bouldering and rock climbing

There are some great little-known bouldering hot spots in Moreton Bay for people to explore and go rock-climbing, other than the commonly scaled Glasshouse Mountains. A great place to explore is Cedar Creek. Visitors can cool off in the creek after exploring the boulders that line the creek and even challenge themselves to climb a cave underhang. There's also plenty to check out at Terrors creek near Dayboro, where there are a few boulders to climb.

5 Boxing at Lake Eden

Boxing is a great way to destress and unwind. Why not do so with a fast-paced session at North Lakes beside the beautiful Lake Eden. Burn calories and build strength while taking in the birdlife that calls the lake home. You can also hit the pavement for a walk or run on the 1.7km track that surrounds the lake.

6 Tee off at Bribie Island

Golfers of all abilities can challenge themselves at the Pacific Harbour Golf and Country Club. The par 72 course is rated as the toughest golf course in the Moreton Bay Region. You may even spot some of the resident emus while teeing off.

7 Cycle a rail trail

Try cycling where the train line used to run through Camp Mountain to Samford Village from it's starting point in Ferny Grove, along the Samford Valley Rail Trail. The trail winds through forest and offers 8.3km of trail to explore. Visitors can stop for a breather at the cairn to commerate the rail tragedy of 1947 where 16 people were killed. Cyclists can also explore the Caboolture to Wamuran rail trail. This 10.5km shared pathway is due for completion next year.

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