8.9 out of 10

Wellington Point

Ranked 63rd best suburb in Brisbane
-27.4899112957516 153.246015707989
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 22, 2016

"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!
Pros
  • Beautiful location
  • Less traffic than most suburbs this close to the city
  • Close to train at cleveland
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
LauraW2
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!
Jul 20, 2016
RichH
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.
Jul 21, 2016
johnr13
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?
Sep 16, 2016
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1/5
Feb 13, 2016

"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.
Cons
  • Terrible traffic
  • far from city
johnr13
johnr13 wow.Everyone we are speaking to say its a doddle to get into the city? 40 mins or so?? not true then?
Sep 16, 2016
louised8
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.
Sep 30, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Beautiful location
  • Less traffic than most suburbs this close to the city
Cons
  • No dogs allowed in Wellington Pt park on weekends
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Close to train at cleveland
  • Beautiful location
  • Less traffic than most suburbs this close to the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
golfers
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.
2yrs+
WelloWello
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.
2yrs+
Hayley1304
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.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Lovely area"

In the morning you can enjoy the beautiful sound of birds singing. This a lovely, quiet place with warm welcoming locals.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
sandiec
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.
Oct 26, 2017
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