What was once a sleepy bayside village has evolved into one of the fastest-growing suburbs in Redlands Coast, with a mix of residential, conservation and commercial areas.
With its multitude of parks and esplanades, Victoria Point is a popular destination for leisurely outdoor afternoons spent strolling, swimming, cycling or enjoying a barbecue with family and friends.
There is a great range of urban-chic dining options at Lakeside - the open-planned precinct overlooking the lake created by Eprapah Creek. You can also take in a movie at the local cinema, enjoy drinks with friends in one of the local bars or make the most of some retail therapy.
Thompson’s Beach is a very popular swimming spot when it’s warm and is ideal for paddle-boarding
Victoria Point also is the gateway to Coochiemudlo Island and its sandy beach, with a regular ferry and Amity Trader barge service from the jetty on Masters Avenue. There is also a boat ramp popular with those wanting easy access to Moreton Bay.
When it comes to parks, you are spoilt for choice. Bayside W.H. Yeo Park at the end of Thompson Esplanade is a top spot for the kids.
This area is well-serviced, with two major shopping precincts - Victoria Point Shopping Centre and Town Centre Victoria Point – straddling Cleveland-Redland Bay Road.
Schools and colleges
Victoria Point State High School and Victoria Point State School service this area, which is also home to St Rita’s Catholic Primary School and Faith Lutheran College. Carmel College, a Catholic high school, is a little further down the road at Thornlands.
Victoria Point’s closest train station is at Cleveland. Transdev Queensland operates regular bus services.
Only three people were listed as living in Victoria Point in the 1868 Post Office directory. At that time, the area called Victoria Point was literally just the Point. The wider area to the south was Redland Bay and the area around the junction of Cleveland-Redland Bay Road and Boundary Road and along the banks of Eprapah Creek was known as Eprapah (Eprapa). As with other creeks, the banks were places where Aboriginal people lived and Eprapa was no exception.
Eprapah Post Office was at the junction of the two roads, in Holzapfel’s store. The area’s red soil made it ideal for farming fruit and vegetables then much later, flowers. Camping on the Reserve at the Point was a popular pastime for many decades. In the 1980s, the Wishing Well café opened, with the owners’ statement that it was the first place for travellers to stop between Cleveland and Redland Bay and have a cup of tea.
Find out more through the Redlands Coast History library catalogue.
Visit the popular parks in Victoria Point
View Victoria Point's national regional profile (Australian Bureau of Statistics)