Picnic at Woody Point Qsld

Woody Point Beach and Park

Woody Point is a coastal suburb of Redcliffe in the Moreton Bay RegionQueensland, Australia.

There are three headlands along the eastern coast of the suburb. At the southern tip is Woody Point (27.2630°S 153.1038°E), also known as Ningeryoun, first marked on a 1840s survey map by James Charles Burnett. Further north are:

Its a very pretty picnic area, park and bay with views across to Woody Point. Woody Point’s Apex Park & Bicentennial Park were constructed by reclaiming land along the foreshore in the 1970s. Across the road is Bells Caravan Park, a fish and chip shop and an Op shop and residential apartments. There is a pleasant walk, or run, from one headland to the other following the bay. Here a group, or should I say, a murder of very timid crows make their home alongside blue ringed pigeons and seagulls that were not interested in coming to the grass to check any action.

Crockatt Park and Pelican Park are both located within walking distance of Bell’s Caravan Park. Crockatt Park is about 1.5km to the east of the caravan park, nearby the shops and cafes at Woody Point. It features a playground and flying fox, along with BBQ facilities, toilets and shelters. Pelican Park is 1km to the west of the caravan park, it is home to a Visitor Information Centre and features a boat ramp and kids playground. Come by in the morning at 10am any day of the week to watch the volunteers feed the pelicans in Pelican Park

In 1799, Matthew Flinders landed on the peninsula and named the location Red Cliff Point after the colours in the cliffs. In 1823 the peninsula was selected as the site of Queensland’s first (and only) penal colony (Moreton Bay penal settlement) but, after arriving in 1824 to establish the colony, problems with mosquitoes and the resistance from local Aboriginals caused the colony to relocate up the Brisbane River in 1825, founding the city of Brisbane. Redcliffe developed as a small seaside retreat accessible only by boat from Brisbane while Woody Point was originally a banana plantation.

When the Hornibrook Bridge opened in 1935 (later replaced by the Houghton Highway and Ted Smout Memorial Bridge ), it linked Brighton, the most north-eastern suburb in the City of Brisbane, across Hays Inlet to Clontarf on the Redcliffe Peninsula. By improving the road connection between them, Redcliffe then became much more accessible and grew as part of Brisbane’s suburban sprawl


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