The Aboriginal name for Victoria Point was Warra Warra, possibly meaning mussels.
Victoria Point is a suburb located approximately 33 kilometres south-east of Brisbane, in the Redland City local government area and is an extremely popular community with residents of all ages. It is primarily a residential area, but it also contains other public complexes and a ferry service to Coochiemudlo Island.
Nestled away from the Thornlands by its very geography, Victoria Point juts out into the bay, and is lined with great foreshore parks and beaches. The main point area has two boat ramps for boat entry to Moreton Bay and a Volunteer Marine Rescue unit, and Thompson’s Beach, a small child safe beach which has a very shallow slope allowing a long tide, is a very a popular swimming spot in summer.
Shopping facilities have expanded rapidly in the last few years, with four supermarkets, a public library, cinema complex and many specialty shops and lakeside restaurants.
At the bayside end of Victoria Point, you’ll still find the fishing village atmosphere, with local shopping needs met by Pelican’s Nest Shopping Centre on Colburn Avenue.
At the business end of Victoria Point, you’ll find everything you need for a major shopping trip, along with schools and sporting clubs.
Victoria Point has emerged from being a sleepy bayside village to one of the fastest growing areas in the Redlands.
Victoria Point's closest train station is Cleveland train station, train timetable can be found on the translink website.
Victoria Point also has a local bus route, timetables can also be found on the translink website.
Victoria Point is home to many great schools with more in the surrounding suburbs. They are:-
- Victoria Point State School
- Victoria Point State High School
- St Ritas Primary School
- Faith Lutheran College
- Cleveland District State High School
- Cleveland State School
- Carmel College
- Sheldon College
- Victoria Point
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During the 1850s, all the area from Ormiston to the Logan River was leased to Joseph Clark, who ran cattle on the land. He relinquished the lease in 1858 and the small farmers began to arrive.
The first farmers came to Victoria Point from 1860. As in the rest of the district, most were small farmers. Timber was also an important industry so some settlers were timber-getters. They used to form their logs into rafts and float them down Eprapah Creek and to sawmills in Brisbane, Cleveland and Wellington Point.
The farmers grew crops of fruit and vegetables such as pineapples, custard apples, tomatoes, cabbages, cucumbers, carrots and beetroot. A jetty was built off the end of Victoria Point in 1909, which meant the farmers could send their crops to market by boat.
Victoria Point was also a popular holiday destination and campers would spend their holidays there from year to year. A kiosk was built on the reserve in 1927. Victoria Point continued as a farming and holiday area for many years. During the 1970s, some farmers gradually turned to growing flowers rather than the traditional small crops. Flowers could be grown all year round in shade houses. Other farmers subdivided their land and sold it to people who wanted to build houses. Many were older people who had retired.
By the 1980s, Point Halloran was also rapidly changing from a farming area into a residential area.
Further information about Victoria Point can be found on the Redland City council website.
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