Once a farming area, Thornlands is now a thriving residential community and one of the fastest-growing suburbs in Redlands Coast.
Access to schools, shopping centres, parks, walking and cycling trails and a large number of sporting groups make Thornlands a popular lifestyle choice, particularly with families. The higher areas of Thornlands have great bay views.
William Stewart Park on Vintage Drive has a skate park and Crystal Waters Park with its lakes, off Riesling and Margery streets, is a top spot for the kids to play and explore.
It’s also home to the Pinklands Recreation Reserve and its bush refuge.
Thornlands is just minutes away from the boutique shopping of Cleveland and, to the south, Victoria Point’s shopping precinct. There’s also the handy Crystal Waters Shopping Centre on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road.
Schools and colleges
The area is serviced by Thornlands and BayView state schools, and is also home to the Redlands District Special School and Carmel College, a co-educational Catholic school. Nearby, Cleveland District State High School, a member of the Council of International Schools, is highly regarded.
Cleveland is the nearest train station. Transdev Queensland operates regular bus services, with a 24-hour weekend bus from Brisbane to Victoria Point.
Thornlands’ pioneering history began in the 1850s when farmers began arriving in the area to grow fruit crops such as bananas, mangoes and citrus.
Read more about the history of Thornlands.
Visit the popular parks in Thornlands
View Thornlands's national regional profile (Australian Bureau of Statistics)