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Wellington Point
4.3(18 reviews)

Wellington Point, QLD 4160

4.3(18 reviews)

Ranked 110th best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Safe and sound
  • Schools
  • Clean & green
  • Eating out
  • Neighbourly spirit

Not great for

  • Nightlife

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Reviews of Wellington Point, QLD

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"This suburb has everything"

This place has everything, from the first time we stayed here, we loved it. Close to the water, the next suburb has a big shopping area as well as a train line which is rare over this way. The traffic in peak hour is minimal and there are plently or options of different roads and backways to take to get into the city or just get the train. Never once have I not been able to get a seat on the train. There are a lot of choices of houses and property has not been as volatile, steady growth, a lot of older houses have been renovated. The locals love this place and they tell me that people dont liek to sell and that is what keeps the developers out as they cant get their hands on large enough parcels of land to build massive housing estates.
Plenty of nice little parks, friendly people, above average rent return, proably due to better transport options as well as having the appeal if Raby Bay without the huge price tag.
Council allows people to rent their houses out via holiday accommodation and the locals don't mind as mainly families come to stay and thats how they like it.
A few suburbs away, 15 minutes drive you can find any shop you would need at either Capalaba or Victoria Point which both have super centres with everything you could need.
This suburb seems to really hold its value over time as well as there are no sudden big jumos in value just a steady growth. Nice to see such friendly people in the area, happy to chat and smile as they pass you. Lots of people walking their dogs along the bay, this is as close to paradise in reality as you can get. We will definitely be looking to add this suburb to our portfolio after careful research, this would have to be the best suburb of the the northern bayside, a bit more expensive thant he southern bayside, but a lot closer to the city and a lot more choice for all sorts of lifestyle, I think it is a bit under rated and a gold mine in the future for those who have decent size blocks. The kids love to come here as well which is always a bonus.

Great for

  • Close to train at cleveland
  • Beautiful location
  • Less traffic than most suburbs this close to the city

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golfers

Never once have you not been able to get a seat on the train? Did you visit, or do you live here? Of course the peak hour traffic is minimal, at wellington point itself but describe the "plenty of options of roads and backways to take to the city" which you speak of. Which city? There is much agent talk here.
Not kidding anybody.

WelloWello

I would like to add that I catch the train to the city at peak hour Monday to Friday. Whilst patronage is increasing I have never failed to find a seat either to the city (Central Station) or back. Express trains in the evenings are becoming busier and past Roma St it may be more difficult to find a seat but generally once a large number of passengers disembark at Park Road the vast majority of passengers are afforded a seat. Certainly from Manly onwards there is never an issue securing a seat. This is my own personal experience.

Hayley1304

Hi, could someone help me please? I am planning on moving to Brisbane next year and Wellington Point is at the top of my list. However, I am planning on not owning a car when I move. Could someone please advise if that would be do-able here? Thank you.

sarar2

You need a car if you are planning to live in the Redlands! Public transport is an absolute joke. The shops spoken above Capalaba and Victoria Point are just as bad as the roads and public transport. They are NOT "super centres", just hilarious! There is a beautiful bayside area but it is rapidly becoming trashed by the councils insistence of cramming in more houses to get more rates and splitting blocks like it is going out of fashion. If you are moving for the land or the wildlife/koalas, think again, you're about 15 years too late.

philip-impeyp

I've lived in Wellington Point since building my first home here in 1984. Other than a short stint in Cleveland while my second home was being built,I've lived here ever since. Why? It has an electric train service to Brisbane City which, taking the express service at 7:00Am will have you in Central Station in 51 minutes and because Wellington Point Station is near the start of the journey, I've never had any problems with getting a seat. Wellington Point will be less than an hour by public transport to the 2032 main Olympic arena at Woolloongabba.Also, Wellington Point is only 30 minutes by car to the International and Domestic Air terminals. Wellington Point has a wonderful "eat street" featuring over a dozen restaurants and cafes/coffee shops in its main village with a restaurant and cafe on the water front at the Point Reserve. Recreation attractions include an abundance of parks, a sandy swimming beach and a fully restored jetty for walking to the end of. You can walk to King Island and back at low tide in less than an hour form the Point Reserve. The reserve itself is well appointed with children's park, walking trails along the sea front, electric BBQ's and picnic shelters. There are two public boat ramps for access to Moreton Bay with plenty of trailer parking. Kite surfing is popular along the King Island sand spit. Close by is the Geoff Skinner Wetlands Reserve which is a RAMSAR protected wading bird fauna sanctuary. Birdwatchers can get rare glimpses of migratory birds coming from as far away as Siberia with over 170 different bird species which have been sighted there. Koalas can also be spotted in the many parkland reserves at the right time of the year. Wellington point is well-serviced with schools, both primary and secondary state and private schools. Red lands College, an independent school caters for pre-school to year 12. In the adjacent suburb of Ormiston there is the well renowned Ormiston College which is less than 5 minutes drive (and in some areas walking distance) from Wellington Point. The soils in Wellington Point are typical of the Redlands (being volcanic red, giving the Redlands its name)- the soil is fertile and great for home gardeners.There is still a working vegetable and cattle farm in the centre of Wellington Point. All in all, Wellington Point is a great place to live, close to the major shopping and administrative centre of Cleveland with its beaches at Raby Bay and cultural centre for concerts and art displays. The air is always fresh and clean with sea breezes from the NW to the SE keeping the suburb a good 2C cooler in summer and 2 warmer in winter than Brisbane. If you want to live in a part of SE Qld, less than an hour from Brisbane City or the Gold Coast, Wellington Point on Moreton Bay is the place to live and visit.

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25th April 2023

"Point of no return"

I was raised in Wello and since returning in my adulthood, looks wise it hasn't changed all that much. Traffic in the mornings down the main road can get a bit backed up due to Redlands college and the high school in close proximity with limited access. Same could be said near the primary school. There are frequently car accidents near the high school so you have to be cautious. There is sometimes congestion near Birkdale Fair, another hot spot for prangs. Have also noticed more 'hooning' around over the last couple of years too, can hear them at night and see burn-out marks on roads. I would say it's generally pretty safe but much like any other area - there is good and bad. A few beggars loiter around the local shops almost every day asking people for money, have seen them at both Birkdale Fair and the near the woodwork's on Main Rd, Wellington Point - both close to primary schools which is concerning. As other reviews have said, the trains runs into the city for an easy commute, however it does take between 50-55 mins one way and with jobs in the local areas quite scarce it leaves little options. The commute also takes its toll after a while as an almost 2 hr commute daily. It's generally a 45min drive to the city depending on traffic and with the cost of parking, the train is the best option. Not much in the way of activities if you're interested in art or culture, e.g dance classes, art classes, museum, theatre, general entertainment close by. Nope, you'll need to go into the city for that. If you're into boxing, you'll be in luck - plenty of boxing gyms and softball close by. Same old restaurants on Main Rd as there were 20 years ago. On the plus side, there is Redlands Sporting club which has a restaurant, bowls and cricket grounds, as well plenty of pokie machines if that's your kind of thing. The Point is one of my favourite spots, take a walk out to King Island when the tide is out. It's always packed and buzzing with people on the weekend so you have to be lucky to find a park and a spot to park your picnic blanket. It does have a very small patrolled 'beach' where they ship in white sand to make it look proper but essential its mangrove area so under the sand is mud and red dirt. Plenty of fish to be caught and sharks to be spotted if you are a water sports kind of person. While the car park is usually full there are still usually a few boat/trailer parks free on the weekends. There's a great park/playground for a lovely day with the family. Neighbours all keep to themselves which is nice. All in all, not a bad place to live but not ideal either, it's just getting too crowded and with the geographical layout of the area, its fast losing it's appeal.

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"A place we are dream for"

After research, we found wellington point a great place to resides. Close to private schools and quiet environment. hope to move there asap.

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"New Residents from NSW to WP QLD"

What a year 2020 has been! To add selling a house, moving interstate with crazy moving conditions and then quarantine. To reside in Wellington Point QLD is a dream. Three weeks in still unpacking and getting a puppy what an adventure. The Vets at Bayside Vet's were lovely. The Christmas celebrations in the village magical. Neighbourhood very welcoming and traffic, well when from Sydney we have to say "what traffic?" Wellington Point has it's own train station if you wish or you can drive to a major station with regular trains, Uber drivers are friendly and give you tips on best shopping and hand hints of the area. Weather, takes a bit of getting use to the humidity but so far 3 weeks in looking forward to our first QLD Christmas just a pity due to Covid can't have the family to give you their thoughts on Wellington Point QLD.

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"Small town feel"

My partner & I have lived in Wellington Point since December after buying our first home together. We love it here. We searched for a while to find the right place, originally in Wakerley and Manly but found our beautiful 2 story house on a 950m2 block for less than what we would have paid for a single story 500m2 in other suburbs.

It’s quiet, but also has plenty to do. Some great restaurants, and more nearby in Cleveland. Close to the Gateway for trips to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast.
Capalaba is nearby (10mins) for your shopping needs, and if you need Myer/DJ’s Garden City and Carindale are approx 20mins away.

My partner & I both commute to work every day, he drives, leaving at around 615am each morning to Cannon Hill or the Hill, and myself the train, normally at about 715am into the city. I always find a park at the station & a seat on the train. On the way home I can leave anywhere between 430-545pm and again always get a seat from Central.

We don’t have kids yet but I did my research before moving & the public schools around have a great reputation, and there’s also a couple of private schools with a good rep too.

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"The perfect lifestyle"

A beautiful relaxed suburb with a nice village feel situated on the water.
The schools both private and public provide good choice with great reputations.
Only 35 minutes to the city for work yet you feel like you are on holiday at weekends, a perfect mix of lifestyle.

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"Serenity by the sea"

Great place to live! We moved here from Sydney last year and commute to Brisbane for work each day. A million times easer than Sydney traffic. The kids have settled in early to their new school and the neighbours have welcomed us. Couldn't ask for a smoother transition and with housing around half the price of Sydney we can live close to the water in a great house. And don't forget the restaurants and pub within walking distance!

Great for

  • Beautiful location
  • Less traffic than most suburbs this close to the city
  • Close to train at cleveland

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LauraW2

Hi there, just wondering how things are going with the kids and schools? We move to Brisbane in November and had thought we would go to a western suburb for the schooling. We are wondering if in the long run it would be nicer to be near the sea and breezes rather than inland. Any advice on schools would be great :-) Many thanks!

RichH

The kids are in Wellington point state school and are very happy there. The school has a good reputation so we are happy too!
We chose to live by the water for a more controlled climate and the healthy family activities that we can do here. I would recommend it over the western suburbs as a summer out there can be brutal.

johnr13

Hi there we are moving to Brisbane in December and are looking at Birkdale and maybe Manly. Was considering Moreton Bay college but may look at the state school if you think its a good standard?

fieh

Hi, I am looking at moving to Brisbane, at this stage my choice seems to be Wellington Point or Shailer Park, anyone have a point of view on these two suburbs?

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"Great suburb but far from the city and terrible traffic"

We loved living in Wello but got tired of being so far from town and having to battle the traffic. Great suburb if you work from home.

Not great for

  • Terrible traffic
  • Far from city
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johnr13

wow.Everyone we are speaking to say its a doddle to get into the city? 40 mins or so?? not true then?

louised8

Wellington Point has got the train that takes about 45minutes to CBD if you have to stop at every station but is a very pleasant ride. It also has more than one way to get to the city by car which is better than the Western Suburbs which is over populated and can take just as long in traffic than living out here as there are not as many routes you can travel. The schools are great public and private have good reputations and being on the railway line you have lots of choices.

sarar2

It is horrible to commute if you are working inner city! Good luck trying to find job local too if you are working in the corporate world.

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"Great Lifestyle for the outdoors type!"

I love living in this leafy suburb surrounded by water. If you love walking the dog or just going on long walks, there is so many different directions and sites to see! Take a stroll down to the Point with the boatramp, beach and huge parklands with picnic tables, bbqs along with cafe and take away restaurant. You can fish off the jetty, exercise in the park on the open air gym circuit overlooking the bay and Straddie beyond.... I have enjoyed many sunrises and sunsets at the point as it has water in both directions. Up in the village just a kilometer or so away are the cafes, pub and take aways along with some specialty shops. I love to grab the paper from the newsagent then enjoy a coffee at Refuelled Cafe. And they are dog friendly also!
Another lovely walk is down to the lake in Sovereign Waters Estate, watch the purple breasted water hens and the many other variety of birds nesting, feeding and playing on the pond. The lake is alive with fish and has 2 parks to enjoy. At the end of the lake there is a walking track through the bushland across to Birkdale 3 acre park which has an off leash dog area or continue along the waterfront to Aquatic Paradise.

Great for

  • Beautiful location
  • Less traffic than most suburbs this close to the city

Not great for

  • No dogs allowed in Wellington Pt park on weekends

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"Great place for family"

We've lived in Wellington Point for the past 2 years and have found it to be a great place for us to raise our young family. It's a quiet, friendly and beautiful suburb and i'd probably rate it as certainly the best of all bayside suburbs. It's attractive with many tree linded streets. Our children are not yet of school age but the child care facilty is close, convenient and with a good reputation. There is good acess to a number of private and public schools all within walking distance however i'm not entirely sure of the strength of their results...however the feedback i've received has generally been positive.

The point does get very busy on weekends - often visited by out of towners but during the week it is fairly quiet and a great way to entertain the kids. The restaurants are good but nothing special - typical of the suburbs. The place is often packed out by cyclists on the weekend.

In conclusion, Wellington Point is a beautiful place to live, particularly for those wishing to raise a family on more than a standard 400-600m2 block.

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"Retirement Heaven"

When we came up from down south four years ago our daughter wanted us to live in Paddington area - how glad are we that we chose Wellington Point. The lovely mix of old and new comes together here in perfect harmony. The area offers everyting that any family or retired couple could want in terms of a great lifestyle just out of the hustle and bustle and not drowned in traffic passing through its wide avenues and tree lined streets. Schools, parks, restaurants, hotels, clubs, transport, and everything that nature and Moreton Bay has to offer are all on your doorstep. Large shopping facilities are 5 minutes away in Cleveland and Capalaba which suits the Wello Point locals just fine as it leaves our village to the enjoyment of happy friendly Wello Point locals. I travel throughout Brisbane quite a lot and there is nowhere better to go home to every night and to spend the weekend in. So get to the point ............... WELLINGTON POINT

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"I can't understand why more people don't want to live here"

It's a place you have to travel to, you can't pass through it going somewhere else, so there is very little congestion and no 'peak hour'.

You're very close to private schools and very good state schools, the train is only a short walk away and takes less than an hour to get to Central Station. Plus the Bay and Straddie are on our door step.

There are plenty of parks to play in, fly kites and have a BBQ, the point itself is always full on the weekends with families swimming and fishing.

What more could you want?

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"great place to live a little more expensive than other areas but great place to raise your kids"

this is a beautiful bayside area there is a lot of parks and areas for family's to have a great day out the waters ways are another great family play ground for a great day out its only a short trip to numerous islands lots to do and see for all ages

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"Shhhh Keep it our secret."

Simply the best place to reside in Brisbane. No traffic, there is rail to Brisbane, great shopping and restaurants, moreton bay at and all of its pleasures at your back door, great public and private schools etc. What more could one wish for? We absolutely love it here and would never consider living anywhere else.

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"Lovely area"

In the morning you can enjoy the beautiful sound of birds singing. This a lovely, quiet place with warm welcoming locals.

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"Shhh, don't tell too many people"

Wellington Point offers a lifestyle that most people would envy, within the CBD but far enough away to enjoy the local environment, bayside and peace and quiet. When we drove through here and had breakfast one morning 15 years ago I knew I had to go back to Melbourne and sell up so that I could be a part of this secret paradise on the foreshores of Moreton Bay. As we drove past the market gardens and the flowering poinsianas I was reminded of a place I had been before and then it came to me, it reminded me of the main island of Hawaii, with its red earth, small village, bay breezes and subtropical atmosphere.

Close to all amentities including great schools, shopping, restaurants and community services, I have no plans of leaving Wellington Point and if you can afford to buy into the area then you will have no regrets.

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"Expensive to buy but what an investment in lifestyle"

I built in Wellington Point, two streets from the shops, in 2003. My children walked to Redlands College, my neighbours go to the local catholic school and friends send their children to Wellington Point State School. All these schools have excellent reputations.

If you like walking, Wellington Point is beautiful and within most people's walking distance from the village, with Stradbroke Island to the right and Moreton Bay on the left as you walk out to the Point. If you enjoy boating or fishing, they have parking areas a suitable length for your car and trailer at the Point. If you just want to rest and enjoy a picnic, Wellington Point is famous for this. Serviced barbeque and toilet facilities and a large undercover area for inclement weather or sun protection is provided by council. The cafe onsite has icecreams and drinks, although there are bubblers too.

I love living here. Everything I need is within walking distance. Neighbourhood is friendly and safe.

Disadvantages: young people might find it difficult to get to some universities. QUT can be accessed by train within walking distance, but the other two (Griffith and UQ) are not easily accessible unless you drive a car. The closest TAFE Institute is at Alexandra Hills, 10 minutes drive from Wellington Point, but indirect to reach by bus, requiring two buses.
Expensive to buy into the suburb or to rent.

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"Wello has it all and more"

We've only lived here for 8 months but it has easily exceeded our expectations. The Brisbane CBD is not too far by public transport or car. The airport and both the coasts are easily accessible. Moving just that little bit further out of Brisbane is totally worth it for the huge lifestyle gains you will experience.

It is all here...restaurants, genuine community spirit, all the bay on your door, seabreezes, lots of activities all year round, working farms are still nearby, best place to raise kids, safe, depth of history...much more...there is so much I have missed by not living here years before!

Moving here has added years to my life, I am so glad we did it and cannot imagine living anywhere else.

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sandiec

Hi,
I'm thinking of moving to Wellington Point and I'm looking at a place in Kerridge Court but I see it backs onto the train line. I am wondering whether that would be quite noisy. I would appreciate any feedback please on the train frequency, or the noise factor.

H E
H E

I was raised in Wello and since returning in my adulthood, it hasn't changed all that much. However, traffic in mornings down the main road can be a bit backed up due to Redlands college and the high school in close proximity with limited access. Same could be said near the primary school. There are frequently car accidents near the high school so you have to be cautious. Have noticed more 'hooning' around over the last couple of years too. I would say it's generally pretty safe but much like any other area - there is good and bad. A few beggars loiter around the local shops almost every day asking people for money, have seen them at both Birkdale Fair and the near the woodwork's on Main Rd, Wellington Point - both close to primary schools.

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