Cleveland

The coastal suburb of Cleveland is located approximately 25 km east-south-east of Brisbane. There is an elegant marina, great places to eat and excellent facilities throughout the relaxed bayside precinct. Cleveland station is the terminus on the QR Citytrain Cleveland suburban railway line.

North Stradbroke Island

Cleveland is the step-off point for Straddie, as it is referred to by the locals. North Stradbroke Island is the ideal holiday destination for families, couples or maybe just a day trip. Straddie is easily accessible by fast and reliable vehicle ferries or water taxis which depart from Cleveland. The Island is famous for its scenic headlands, kilometres of rolling surf and white sandy beaches. Although Straddie is the second largest sand island in the world and ideal for four wheel drive enthusiasts, the island’s bitumen roads make it suitable for conventional cars.

Cleveland Village Farmer's Markets

These markets run each Sunday from 7.00am - 1.00pm in a closed off section of Bloomfield Street (between Middle and Queens Streets). Behind them is a row of shops and cafes, most of which were open for Sunday trading, a visit to the markets with lunch afterwards makes for a great Sunday morning. The markets themselves have a wide variety of stalls selling everything from fruit and vegetables, fresh meat and seafood to house plants, trinkets and bric-as-brac.

Raby Bay Foreshore Park

This bayside reserve offers playgrounds (mainly for little ones), water views, little beaches and long waterfront paths. If you have children, it might be better to travel a little further to the Masthead Drive playground, which has a larger playground, a climbing net, scooter, walking and bike paths, a small beach and open grassed areas.

Cleveland Point Lighthouse

Standing about 12 metres tall, the hexagonal wooden lighthouse is made of painted weatherboards attached to a timber frame. It has a gallery around the top made of painted iron alloy with glass windows. The top (turret) is capped with a painted iron alloy dome. The light used kerosene until 1934 when it was converted to electricity. The Lighthouse was built about 1864 and lit the Point until it was replaced in 1975 by the concrete structure. The park surrounding the lighthouse has a large grassed area with shelters, picnic area, drinking water, electric BBQ, toilets, play equipment, viewing platforms and a boat ramp. It is a short walk to the Lighthouse Cafe for Gelatai ice cream, take-away fish and chips or seafood dining by the sea.


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Oyster Point to Cleveland Point Walk

A relatively flat walk mostly on concreted or sealed paths. The walk passes historical buildings and sites dating from the original settlement and development of Cleveland. The pamphlet ‘Cleveland and Ormiston Heritage Trail’ produced by the Redland Shire Council and available from the Redlands Visitor Information Centre provides interesting information and photographs about these and other historical sites. Suitable for bicycles.

Cleveland Heritage Trail

A flat 4km walk or cycle which takes in quaint 19th century buildings in the bay’s best preserved historical village as well as a number of secluded seafront parks on the way to Cleveland Point. The trail can be lengthened to around 6.5km depending on where you choose to start. If arriving by train, disembark at Cleveland Station, collect a map at the adjacent Visitor’s Centre and either walk/ride 1.5km or take a bus down to GJ Walter Park where the walk/ride begins.

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GJ Walter Park

A pleasant, secluded seaside park with a picnic area, a child's playground, views across the bay, all shaded by Norfolk Pines. There are times set aside for when dogs can be exercised off their leashes.

The Grand View Hotel

What is Queensland's oldest licensed pub and one of Cleveland's oldest surviving buildings, this pub is somewhat of a local institution. It is arguably one of the bay’s treasures and a more than pleasant place to while away some time with a cold drink and pub meal. In true Victorian pub style, upstairs is accommodation in the form of a pair of heritage furnished rooms opening onto the verandah.

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