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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business is designed to help children experience history through school incursions.
Published May 10th 2013
Parks on the Peninsula
For a holiday or just a day out, try going over the Houghton Highway to the Redcliffe Peninsula. I was pleased to see part of the old Hornibrook Bridge is still there - albeit as a jetty.

First thing you see as you cross the bridge is the huge Pelican Park containing several play areas, a boat ramp and an Information Centre.

Bring a picnic or step across the road to cafes and a fish and chip shop.

Pelican Park
This beautiful, well kept park will provide hours of entertainment..

Playground at Pelican Park

In the morning the park was quite full even though it was a week day. Later in the afternoon it was quiet... perhaps because it was getting cool. In summer it can become very popular.

Pelican Park not as packed as usual due to a stiff breeze.

Crockatt Park

Keep driving towards Woody Point and you will come to Crockatt Park. Another delightful spot for children. This park has a flying fox and other great play equipment.

Climb the web.

Plenty of room for picnics. Empty at 3pm but busy mid morning

All along the water front are bench seats and picnic shelters as well as lots of grass to throw your picnic rug on. Or sit on the narrow beach.

Lots of places to sit, eat and enjoy the view of the Bay

Bay views, sea breezes, quiet beach. Heaven.

beach, crabs, kids,
You might even be lucky enough to find a crab.

I always wondered where Humpybong was. Imagine my surprise when I noticed this sign.

Crockatt Park
Home of the Humpybong Yacht Club.

The Humpybong Yacht Club.

Across the road from the park are a wide variety of eateries - from The Woody Point Village General Store, The Belvedere Hotel (Watersun Cafe, Jetty Bar and Steak and Crabhouse. Then another block of food providers: Marsala, Wild Wheat, Seafood Town, Feel Goodz, Stones on the Point.

Belvedere Hotel
Great Choice of Places to Eat.

Cafes, Seafood and More.

I had fresh, tasty sandwiches from the General Store and later a coffee and gluten free cake at Wild Wheat cafe.

The General Store lives up to its name.

Wild Wheat
Gluten Free Treats at Wild Wheat.
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