Woody Point QLD: Your Gateway to Relaxation and Adventure

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Written By Tara Tyrrell

With its laid back vibes and scenic shores, Woody Point is a little slice of paradise right on the edge of the city. Here, life is a bit sweeter – there’s salt in the air and we love nothing more than taking a walk along the waters edge, breathing in the freshness and feasting on fresh catch! If you’re considering moving to Woody Point QLD, there’s no reason to mull about.

Join us on a tour of the area so you can see why we love it so much, and why you will, too!

Woody Point at a Glance

  • Local Government: Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Postcode: 4019
  • Population: 4,548 (2021)
  • Location: On the Redcliffe Peninsula, around 38km north-northeast of Brisbane CBD
  • Transport: Accessible via bus services linking to the wider Brisbane area, with close proximity to the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge for direct access to Brisbane and beyond
  • History: Originally inhabited by the Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) and the Ningy Ningy people (Ningi Ningi, Ninghi Ninghi), part of the Undambi people
  • Healthcare: Nearby healthcare facilities include the Redcliffe Hospital, offering comprehensive medical services to the community
  • Woody Point Real Estate: Features a charming mix of classic Queenslanders, waterfront apartments, and contemporary homes

Why You Should Move to Woody Point

Woody Point is calling out to you, and here’s why you should listen! This gem on the coast offers the best of both worlds – peaceful beach days and vibrant community nights. It’s a place where neighbours become friends and life slows down just enough for you to enjoy every moment.

Start your mornings with a serene jog along the foreshore, where the calm waters and gentle breezes invigorate your soul. For breakfast, imagine savouring the freshest seafood omelette at one of our local cafes, where everyone knows your name.

The weekends are filled with adventure and relaxation alike. Picture yourself casting a line off the Woody Point Jetty in the morning, exploring the quaint shops and markets during the day, and rounding off the evening with live music and a cold drink at The Belvedere, overlooking Moreton Bay.

For families, the kid-friendly parks and safe, welcoming atmosphere make it a nurturing place to grow. And for the nomads, our caravan park is not just a place to stay; it’s a community hub where stories and marshmallows are shared under the stars.

Living in Woody Point means enjoying the simplicity of seaside life without sacrificing the perks of the urban fringe. Whether you’re drawn by the promise of delicious fish and chips by the water or the allure of a friendly, active community, Woody Point has something special for everyone.

Why dream of a seaside lifestyle when you can make it your reality here in Woody Point?

Shops and Restaurants

Woody Point’s local shopping and dining scene perfectly captures the essence of seaside living. There’s something to satisfy every palette and shopping list. Here are a few of our favourite Woody Point restaurants, cafes and places to shop:

A Taste of the Sea and More

  • The Belvedere: The Belvedere has been a prominent pub in Woody Point since 1901, offering stunning views across the peninsula, making it the perfect place to visit.
  • The Lighthouse Takeaway and Convenience Store is great for fish and chips, but there are other options as well if you want a no-fuss dinner.
  • Seafood Town: Seafood Town is well-known as one of Queensland’s best seafood spots, offering fantastic value without ever skimping on quality.

Coffee and Treats

  • Brew Buggy: Known for its friendly atmosphere and delicious coffee blends that keep the locals coming back.
  • Capulet Espresso: Renowned for its artistic decor and exquisite espresso, this café is a favourite with those who appreciate the finer aspects of coffee culture.
  • Butcher Baker Coffeemaker: A combination of fresh bakery goods, quality meats, and expertly brewed coffee, this café stands out.
  • 3Js Coffee & Gifts: A charming café where you can enjoy a warm cup of coffee while browsing an eclectic selection of gifts and homeware.
  • Café Apre: Known for its relaxed vibe and tasty menu, Café Apre is the perfect spot to unwind and indulge in some comfort food.
  • Letter M Espresso: This café prides itself on its commitment to quality coffee and friendly service, making it a must-visit for caffeine enthusiasts.
  • WoodyPoint Café 3Eightnine: Boasting stunning views and a creative menu, this café is a gem for those looking to enjoy great food in a picturesque setting.

Local Shopping

There are also a range of shops for convenience, including:

  • Woody Point Shopping Centre / Woody Point Marketplace provide locals and visitors with convenient access to a variety of goods and services all in one place, making everyday errands a breeze.
  • Woody Point News is your quintessential newsagency, stocking a broad range of newspapers, magazines, and more, ensuring you’re always in the loop.
  • King Street Meat Co: This premium butchery has qualified chefs available every day to assist you in making the most of their exceptional meats.
  • Organics 4 life: Focused on healthy and organic offerings, this shop is ideal for health-conscious people who still want to enjoy delicious and hearty meals.

Nearby you have Margate Village Shopping Centre, Dolphins Central Shopping Centre in Kippa-Ring and Clontarf Bayside Plaza, just to name a few!


If you’re picturing living in Woody Point, the housing mix is as diverse and welcoming as the community itself. You’ve got everything from quaint, vintage cottages that look like they’ve jumped straight out of a storybook, to sleek, modern apartments that epitomise contemporary ease. And when it comes to space, Woody Point has got you covered.

Fancy a new home that’s easy to maintain? There are plenty of townhouses and apartments up for grabs online. And for houses, the blocks available can be anywhere from 300m2 to 600m2 and above, depending on the market (and your timing).

If you’re buying, houses here have a median price of $800,000, while units are a bit easier on the wallet at around $6480,000. It’s pretty clear that whether you’re stepping onto the property ladder for the first time or looking for an investment, there’s something for every budget and taste.

Not ready to buy just yet? No worries, the rental scene here is just as varied. Houses for rent are an affordable $560 a week, and you can snag a unit for around $485 a week.

Finally, if you’re planning on retirement, several villages offer a tranquil, community-focused lifestyle for affordable living as well.


Even with its relaxed beach-town atmosphere, Woody Point is a hive of activity, particularly in the retail, hotel, and tourist industries. Being a seafood town draws foodies from all over the world and supports a thriving employment market that includes anything from chef jobs in neighbourhood eateries to positions in seafood markets. While advancing their careers, these opportunities let people interact with the lively food culture of the neighbourhood.

With The Belvedere and many cafes and restaurants dotted throughout, hospitality is another booming business in Woody Point. Passionate about providing exceptional experiences and customer service, those looking for fascinating prospects will find settings that take great satisfaction in their work.

The area’s burgeoning tourism industry is also fuelled by the gorgeous surroundings and attractions, such as the Woody Point Jetty. Employment in tour services, leisure activities, and hotel management is plentiful to meet the needs of the flood of tourists attracted to this lovely area.


At Woody Point, we have plenty of educational opportunities within the suburb, and in the surrounding areas, to suit all education styles and learning needs.

If you have young children, there are a range of daycare and primary school options, including:

  • Woody Point Special School
  • Margate Community Kindergarten
  • Southern Cross Catholic College, Margate
  • Humpybong State School, Margate
  • Grace Lutheran Primary School, Clontarf
  • Kippa Ring State School

Primary and secondary students have several reputable options in and around Woody Point, including:

  • Clontarf Beach State High School
  • Redcliffe State High School

Keep in mind that if you live in Woody Point, you’ll be in catchment for Humpybong State School in Margate for primary education, and Clontarf Beach State High School for secondary education.

When considering local schools, remember to go to their Open Day to see if it feels right for your family. And if you are looking to buy a home in the area, check the catchment area of that house for the local state schools.


Like the rest of South East Queensland, Woody Point enjoys a beautiful subtropical climate that perfectly complements its seaside location, making it an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts and beach-goers.

During the summer, we enjoy warm, sunny days with average temperatures ranging from 22°C to 29°C. This weather is perfect for enjoying everything the coastline has to offer, from swimming and sunbathing at the beach to picnics by the bay.

Winter brings milder weather, with temperatures typically ranging from 11°C to 21°C. These cooler months are ideal for exploring the local parks and outdoor areas without the summer heat.

Getting There and Around

Woody Point’s accessibility makes it a convenient and appealing place to live, work, and visit. Whether you’re travelling by car, public transport, or bike, getting to and around Woody Point is easy and efficient.

To Brisbane CBD: Woody Point is around 38km northeast of Brisbane CBD. A drive to the city centre takes around 30-40 minutes. The fastest route is to take the M1, Southern Cross Way, Airport Link and M3 to Elizabeth St in Brisbane City. Peak hour traffic can increase your travel time though, so keep that in mind.

To Sunshine Coast: For those weekend escapades, the Sunshine Coast is around 85km north of Woody Point, about an hour’s drive, offering a quick getaway to one of Queensland’s most beloved coastal regions.

Public Transport

  • Buses: TransLink operates regular bus services connecting Woody Point to surrounding suburbs and key destinations like Redcliffe, Sandgate, and North Lakes, making it easy to get around without a car.
  • Train: The nearest train station is located in Sandgate, providing connections to the Brisbane CBD and beyond. The train service offers a convenient alternative for daily commutes or leisurely trips into the city.
  • To the City: You need to get a bus to Sandgate, then catch the train to the city from there. It takes around an hour and 20 mins total.

Head to Translink to check the local train and bus times.

Things to Do and See Around Woody Point

With its prime location in Moreton Bay, you’re never far from a new adventure in Woody Point. If you’re visiting before you decide to make the move, there are a range of motels and caravan park options that will give you the chance to explore. Either way, here are some of our favourite things to do and see:

Exploring Woody Point

  • Humpybong Yacht Club: Experience the joy of sailing at this local yacht club. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or new to the sport, the club offers a welcoming environment for everyone.
  • Woody Point Jetty: Woody Point Jetty has a rich history branching back to the 1880’s when it was built to accommodate the growing township of Redcliffe peninsula.
  • Gayundah Arboretum: Explore the rich history of Woody Point through the remnants of the HMQS Gayundah shipwreck, and enjoy a stroll through the arboretum with its variety of native plants and breathtaking views of the bay.
  • Scotts Point Progress Park and Beach: Perfect for those who love the water, Scotts Point offers excellent conditions for swimming and windsurfing, along with picturesque picnic spots.
  • Crockatt Park: Ideal for families, this park features playgrounds, BBQ facilities, and plenty of open space for a day out, including access to biking and walking paths along the waterfront.

Nearby Favourites

  • Redcliffe Museum: Just a short drive away, the museum provides fascinating insights into the history of the Redcliffe Peninsula. It has engaging exhibits and interactive displays suitable for all ages.
  • Bee Gees Way: A tribute to the legendary music group who began their career in Redcliffe, this outdoor museum features pictures, video screens, and a life-sized bronze statue celebrating the Bee Gees’ extraordinary career.
  • Ted Smout Memorial Bridge Fishing Platform, Brighton: A popular spot for fishing enthusiasts. This platform offers a peaceful setting to cast a line and possibly reel in your next big catch.
  • Redcliffe Botanic Gardens: Immerse yourself in the beauty of these gardens. It boasts a collection of native and exotic plant species, a serene pond, and meandering pathways perfect for a leisurely stroll.
  • Sunday Markets at Redcliffe Parade: Spend your Sundays browsing through the vibrant market stalls. This is where you can find everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts, all while enjoying live music and street food.

Thinking About Other Places Near Woody Point?

Because we’re locals, we have great insider tips on all the suburbs in our ‘hood. Our neighbours are pretty awesome, too.

Redcliffe QLD: The Coastal Gem of the Peninsula

Nestled on the Redcliffe Peninsula and stretching into Moreton Bay, lies the seaside suburb of Redcliffe. With its sandy beaches, family-friendly atmosphere, and easy access to Moreton Island, the suburb offers a relaxed coastal vibe and is perfect for anyone wanting to live close to Queensland’s capital city, but still wants a coastal lifestyle.

Find out more about moving to Redcliffe here.

Margate is Magic for Families

To the south is Margate, also with great beaches and parks. Highly sought after housing and a wonderful small-town vibe and only minutes from Redcliffe.

Find out more about moving to Margate here.

Visit Scarborough QLD: Where Coastal Charm Meets Vibrant Living

At the top of the peninsula and just to the north is Scarborough. While technically a different suburb, one could argue that it is a continuation of Redcliffe’s coastal vibe. Slightly more residential and laid back, we love our northern neighbour.

Find out more about moving to Scarborough here.

Sensational Seaside Lifestyle for all the Family, That’s Clontarf! 

Clontarf QLD is the perfect area for families and beach-lovers in general. It’s also ideal for those seeking a slice (or more) of increasingly rarified coastal real estate (yes, there are still houses for sale) located just outside of Greater Brisbane’s confines.

Find out more about moving to Clontarf here.

You Can’t Go Past Kippa Ring for Family Convenience

Discover family-friendly Kippa Ring, the heart of Moreton Bay Peninsula with top amenities, schools, shopping, and beaches.

Find out more about moving to Kippa-Ring here.

Woody Point is Waiting to Be Explored

From leisurely walks along the Woody Point Jetty to fish and chips by the beach, Woody Point has something for everyone. Joining the community here is like finding your long-lost family, and there’s always something to keep you busy.

Woody Point QLD is waiting to be explored. Come and see for yourself why people are captivated by the magic of the area.

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