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Old 29-08-2012, 02:28   #1
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Locations In SE Queensland, Australia

Hi,
I am new here, new to large boats and new to living aboard. I have spent some time on bigger vessels through my previous jobs but this is all new. Still a few weeks to go till I get onboard.
Just wanting to find out if any knows where I can moor cheaply around the redcliffe area Queensland Australia. Only for a short time till I can save enough money to afford a long term spot in the marina.

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Old 29-08-2012, 02:33   #2
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Re: locations in SE Queensland, australia

Welcome to the forum mitcho2au!
What kind of boat are you moving on to?
I cant help with your question about moorings but Im interested in the answers as we will be up your way in a month or so ourselves. Good luck, and enjoy the excitement and challenges ahead! Its a fantastic lifestyle.
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Re: locations in SE Queensland, australia

I assume you've had a chat with the marina people. We got a very good rate (after - shudder - Sydney prices) in Mooloolaba so it could be worth going over the fine print.

If their prices are out of reach what about the pontoons in the Newport canals? We discussed using one in Mooloolaba and attractive prices were mentioned but the Marina were very accommodating.

Google Earth shows a few boats in the Caboolture River, but it could be a bit shallow.

Local brokers, chandlers or slipway workers may be able to help, otherwise it's ear to the grindstone.
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Re: locations in SE Queensland, australia

Caboolture River, Pumicestone Passage (if you can get under the bridge), QCYC in Cabbage Tree Creek or private pontoon.
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Old 29-08-2012, 03:33   #6
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Re: locations in SE Queensland, australia

Thanks everyone. I have checked them out before. I really need to get into the marina ultimately as my son goes to school and I work so it is difficult to stay on a swing mooring for to long. The marina is pretty exy and you need topay up front which is why I need somewhere first. It will probably end up a mooring for a bit. There is no available spots at the Caboolture river and the council said there is no real plans to allow any new moorings up there. I could only get in and out on the hight tide but thats ok. The river is about the limit of my travel to work / drop at school abilities so the bribie passage is outat the moment.
I am lead to believe Cabbage tree creek is hard to get into.

I have advertised asking so hopefully I will get a positive response

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Re: Locations In SE Queensland, Australia

We paid $650 month for a berth for our cat 11m/6m beam at Newport Marina about 18 months ago. Good marina, facilities, parking etc.

Newport Marina Scarborough | Moreton Bay Queensland | Safe Marina Queensland | Brisbane Australian Marina

You could try the Sandgate Yacht Club in Cabbage Tree Creek, a few kms South of Redcliffe.

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Otherwise you can get a pile mooring in the Brisbane River near the Botanical Gardens. No facilities, but cheap. You'd need a tender.

Plenty of berths at Manly, but I wouldnt say cheap. There are about 3 marinas there. Good spot but a long drive to Redcliffe and a toll bridge across the Brisbane River.
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You might look at the pile moorings at Queensland Cruising Yacht Club. You will need to become a member.

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