Suburb Profile

Clontarf

is the first suburb that greets you when you cross the 2.7km bridge to the Peninsula and was named after Clontarf in Ireland. Clontarf Beach and Bells Beach are two of the closest beaches to Brisbane CBD and the suburb enjoys a mix of residential, commercial and a light industrial area. Three years after the Hornibrook Bridge was completed in 1935 linking the Peninsula to Brisbane suburbia, Manuel Hornibrook built a shark-proof sea water pool and on the other side of the highway the Peninsula…

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Deception Bay

is approximately 32 kilometres north of Brisbane CBD and often referred to as “D-Bay”. It was named Pumice Stone River in 1823 by Lt John Oxley because he thought the bay was a river later causing him to change the name to Deception Bay. Dr Joseph Bancroft & his family moved to D Bay in 1881 & owned 3780 acres. He was a pioneer in experimenting with native plants for their health properties and ran a meat works preserving meat, fish and vegetables. His son worked on parasitology &…

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Kippa-ring

is at the heart of the Peninsula and named after an Aboriginal bora ring, a combination of the Kabi indigenous word "kippa", meaning young uninitiated man, and ring, a reference to the bora ring. The suburb developed in the 60s and 70s. Designated as the commercial, retail & financial centre for the Redcliffe region, it houses Peninsula Fair and Kippa-Ring Village which are built side by side with over 120 specialty stores combined including K-Mart, Target, Woolworths, Coles, Best & Less…

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Margate

Margate's showpiece is the beach stretching the full length of the suburb with a timber boardwalk, viewing shelters and seating plus barbecue facilities, all enjoying views of Moreton Island across sandy beaches. It was the name of two of the numerous 'housing estate' subdivisions on the peninsula in the 1880s - Margate No 1 and No 2. Real development occurred in the early 1900s with the building of Humpybong State school and the opening of the Torville holiday…

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Newport

is best known for its canal frontage and prestige homes with many enjoying views of the Glass House Mountains. The name Newport comes from the “Newport Waterways” estate that began development in the late 1970s. The suburbs first two estates which included the areas north and south of Griffith Road were completed by the early 1990s. In the mid-late 1990s new canals were constructed west of the area formerly known as Kippa-Ring and a bridge over Albatross Canal, the main waterway, was finished…

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Redcliffe

is just 32 kilometres north of Brisbane's CBD and only 20 minutes to Brisbane airport. Today, Redcliffe is a modern city that still possesses the charm and beauty of a small seaside holiday town. The mix of old and new continues to make the city inviting to both locals and visitors. Redcliffe underwent a significant land boom in the 1880s quickly gaining a reputation as a seaside resort. A Brisbane to Redcliffe passenger steamer service started in 1883 with day bathers lured to Redcliffe to enjoy…

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Rothwell

is approximately 28 kilometres north of Brisbane CBD and west of the Peninsula. The suburb followed on from the development of Kippa-ring in the 1980s and 1990s. It was named after TJ Rothwell, president of the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, who in 1921 proposed a memorial drive marked by an avenue of trees to Redcliffe via Anzac Avenue. Centrally located, with easy access to the Bruce Highway for travel to the CBD, Bribie Island and the Sunshine Coast plus only a 15 minute drive to the…

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Scarborough

is at the most northern end of the Peninsula and approximately 30 kilometres from Brisbane. Scarborough has a fabulous seaside 'village' ambience with a boat harbour, canal estate and the main street – Landsborough Avenue, full of a browsing shops, cafes and restaurants enjoying beautiful views of parklands, sandy beaches and the bay. The Scarborough Hotel opened in 1879 and by 1949 Scarborough was home to a grocer, several shops, a motor hire service and a land agent. In 1963 the Moreton Bay…

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The Peninsula

is a picturesque beachside city set on the edge of Moreton Bay just 30 minutes north of Brisbane. The Peninsula’s coastline comprises of sandy beaches and parklands with views of Moreton Bay, Hays Inlet, Moreton Island and the Glasshouse Mountains. The Peninsula includes the suburbs of Clontarf, Kippa-Ring, Margate, Newport, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Scarborough and Woody Point with a population of approximately 50,000. The Peninsula has all the pleasures in life, wining and dining, galleries, live…

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Woody Point

is positioned at the south east of the Peninsula and was originally a banana plantation. The suburb enjoys sea views on one side of its rocky point and beautiful parks on the other and home to the picturesque Woody Point Jetty which was reconstructed in 2008 at a cost of 9.6 million. 240 metres in length with informative displays, seating and facilities for fishing replacing the original one built in 1888. In 1799, it was the colours of the iron-impregnated cliffs observed by Matthew Flinders…

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