Wellington Point (Brisbane)


Wellington Point is a suburb of Redland City, about 22 km south-east of Brisbane.  It is based around a peninsular which juts out into Moreton Bay, providing panoramic views of the bay – with Brisbane City to the East and Stradbroke Islamd to the West.

Wellington Point is a VERY popular destination for a family day out or picnic, (and during the day presents plenty of opportunities for people, pet and boating shots) but where it really shines is at sunrise, sunset.

Wellington Point is also particularly god for light paining photography as it is almost always possible to take advantage of reflections off wet sand or oncoming tides.

How to get there:

From Brisbane, take Old Cleveland Rd to Capalaba, then Old Cleveland Rd East to Birkdale and follow the signs to Wellinngton Point.


There is usually plenty of parking (but it can get busy on weekends.  There are also toilets, a shop/cafe and plenty of picnic tables.

Best time:

Good at weekends for people, pet and boat shots… but I like it best at sunrise/sunset and night time


  • Check out tide times to0 make sure it suits the type of shot you are after.  On an outgoing tide you can walk out oon a sandy isthmus to King island.
  • Take insect repellent – sandflies and mosquitoes can sometimes be a problem.
  • On the East side of the peninsular there is a pretty cool Jetty – good for sunrise shots (and also fire painting if there are not too many people about)

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