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With its sprawling expanse of bayside walkways and bikeways, plenty of parks with picnic facilities and lots of designated off leash areas, Clontarf is an ideal place to bring the family, including the dog, to enjoy a day out by the water.

Clontarf is a charming seaside area that greets you at the southernmost part of the Redcliffe Peninsula as you travel into the city across the Houghton Highway or the famous Hornibrook Highway. A walk or cycle across the old Hornibrook Highway, which is closed to traffic, at either sunrise or sunset is a must.

Clontarf is renowned for its many pelicans that reside in the area and can be seen perched on the light poles along the bridge. Pelican park is named in honour of these coastal creatures and at around 10.00 a.m. each morning local volunteers feed the pelicans and provide an educational insight into these amazing sea birds.

The area is also home to a large Visitor Information Centre, childrens playground area complete with a dedicated swing for people with a disability and popular boat ramp.

Clontarf is also well known for kite flying, with conditions on the esplanade so favourable that an annual kite festival ‘Kitefest’ is hosted here in May attracting participants from across Australia.

For something a little different, why not take a behind the scenes tour of some of the factory outlets based in its commercial precinct. Products include food items, sheepskin products, plants, luggage, furniture and even perfumes. You’re bound to pick up an interesting bargain here!

Activites and Experiences at Clontarf

  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Newsagent
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Takeaway Food
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

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