Wellington Point reserve is a great location for a picnic or BBQ at one of the gazebos in the park which are towered by historic Fig Trees. There is an option for take away lunch from one of the local takeaways and watch the many boats either heading out or returning from a day’s fishing.
If the tide is low then you can take a walk out to King Island or for something less strenuous pack the fishing rods and try your luck on the timber jetty for some fish. Along with the Fig Trees this has become a well-known landmark throughout Brisbane as well as Redlands as the backdrop for many wedding photo memories.
We launch from the old sailing club boat ram and watch the morning sunrise over Moreton Bay as we paddle south along the shoreline past the suburbs of Wellington Point and Ormiston before having a rest stop at Raby Bay Foreshore Park. Along the way keep your eyes out for sea turtles and small stingrays that can sometimes be seen swimming through the shallows. After our rest stop we continue our adventure along the foreshores before rounding Cleveland Point with the historic Cleveland Lighthouse. Peel Island in the distance is a panoramic vista. Paddling past the sandy beaches and houses we end our trip at GJ Walter Park, Cleveland followed by a well-deserved and hearty breakfast sharing memories of our adventure at the historic Grandview Hotel. The Grandview Hotel is one of the oldest licensed hotels in Queensland.