Wellington Point Recreation Reserve

Quick Overview:

With its stunning ocean views, safe swimming areas for the kids, playgrounds and climbing trees galore, along with plenty of BBQ areas and even a restaurant, what more could you ask for?

IMG_3946What Is It?

Wellington Point Recreation Reserve is a great family park located right at the end of the wharf at Wellington Point. The park is surrounded by water on all sides with amazing views of Moreton Bay out to the islands.

IMG_4678As you enter the park, to the left you will find a great playground for the kids that has been conveniently built directly under the shade of some massive Banyan Fig trees – which are perfect for sitting and climbing in.

IMG_4681The playground includes all the usual features that the kids will love such as swings and spinning things, but it also has a large climbing wall to give the kids a fun challenge.IMG_4679Across from the playground you will find a beautiful shallow beach (even at high tide!) where the kids will love swimming, however its also a stunning and relaxing place for us adults to watch the sun set whilst the kids play.

IMG_3962This area of the park includes water bubblers, taps, toilets and even a shower to wash off the salt and sand after taking a dip in the water.

If you continue around the reserve, you will find some steps that lead down towards another beach, where at low tide you can take the 3.3km round trip out to King Island. (CLICK HERE to check out the tide time table if you want to know when low tide will be)

IMG_4676The small island is home to many interesting creatures for the kids to investigate, such as crabs, seagulls, small fish and at certain times of the year, even jellyfish.

IMG_1310 IMG_1320Once you arrive back on land at the reserve, opposite the playground you will find a delightful family owned restaurant called Point Of View Restaurant. The restaurant is open 7 days a week and features both an indoor and outdoor eating area, depending on what kind of mood you’re in. They also own the shop next door which sells cold drinks, ice cream and hot take away food including fish and chips.

IMG_4685For those of you who, like me, are addicted to caffeine, you’ll be pleased to know that they also make an excellent take away coffee.

IMG_2561In the middle of the park you will find a beautiful shaded area on the grass, underneath the massive fig trees. It’s the perfect place to set up a picnic blanket and enjoy a meal. There are also plenty of  barbecues and undercover tables, if that’s more your style.

IMG_2546On the opposite side of the park you will find the picturesque jetty, which also happens to be a great fishing spot (according to the locals anyway). There is a boat ramp and plenty of trailer friendly parking available for taking the boat or jet ski out. It’s also a great place for the kids to spot the local wildlife such as pelicans, ibis birds and seagulls.

IMG_3940Just a bit further around the corner from the jetty, there is yet another shaded playground for the kids to check out. This quieter area of the reserve includes a large rope climbing frame that the kids will love and a few seats where the adults can sit down and enjoy a good book whilst they play.

IMG_4686How Do I Get There?

Wellington Point Recreation Reserve is located at LOT 1 Esplanade, Wellington Point. Check out the map below for more info:

What Should I Bring?

We recommend bringing a picnic lunch (or some extra money if the cafe better suits your tastes), a blanket to sit on and your camera to take photos of the amazing views! As always we also recommend bringing along plenty of drinking water and some sunscreen.

Can I Bring My Dog? 

According to the Redland City Council Website:

Dog owners are now permitted to walk their dogs on-leash at Wellington Point Reserve before 9am and after 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Dogs are also allowed on-leash on the sandbar (that is exposed at low tide) between the reserve and King Island during the extended times.

What Do You Think?

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