The leafy streetscapes of Cleveland have a village atmosphere making it a very popular place to live and work. It has one of the City’s two canal estates, Raby Bay, as well as Toondah Harbour, the City’s main marine transport hub, and, to its west, the Redlands’ hospital and medical precinct. Cleveland is the gateway to stunning North Stradbroke Island and home to arguably the best regional performing arts centre in South East Queensland.
In the laidback heart of Cleveland, a vibrant cafe culture thrives. Being easily accessed by road or rail, its beautiful foreshores, many parks, playgrounds and dining options are very popular.
Stradbroke Flyer passenger and vehicle ferries to stunningly beautiful North Stradbroke Island leave from Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour.
Why not pack a picnic and head for Cleveland Point to throw in a fishing line, check out the historic 150-year-old lighthouse or dine at one the restaurants overlooking Moreton Bay and its islands? Also try the Raby Bay Foreshore Park on Masthead Drive and Oyster Point Park on Phelan Street. And don’t be put off by the name, the Black Swamp Wetlands on the fringe of the CBD is a fascinating ecosystem of birds, animals and flora.
Cleveland offers a wide range of retail choices, with boutiques and specialty shops mixed with eateries and a choice of supermarkets.
Schools and colleges
The Cleveland railway line terminates here. Transdev Queensland operates regular bus services, with a 24-hour weekend bus from Brisbane to Victoria Point.
Before its European history began, the Cleveland area was known as Nandeebie or Nandillie - a Jandai language word spoken by the Koobenpul people, the earliest known residents.
Read more about the history of Cleveland.
Visit the popular parks in Cleveland
View Cleveland's national regional profile (Australian Bureau of Statistics)