ABOUT THE LOCAL AREA
As Wynnum is located right on Moreton Bay, Brisbane’s gateway to the Pacific Ocean, it should be no surprise to hear that seafood is a highlight of the area, as are water sports such as boating, sailing, fishing, sailboarding, kayaking and island hopping which are very popular.
Commercial operators abound in the area to offer visitors things to do that will cater for almost all marine activities.
Walking and cycling are two very popular pastimes as locals and visitors alike make the most of the stunning water vistas. On weekends, in particular, many cyclists travel from Brisbane and surrounds to lap up the invigorating start to the day that cycling along the bay can provide. During the week, the scenery and outcome are the same, but the competition for space and traffic are much reduced, and result in a much more relaxed experience.
There are numerous coffee shops and cafes along the waterfront at Wynnum and next door neighbour, Manly, as well as ample shady trees and public rest rooms to allow visitors to plan a relaxing, leisurely exploration of locations such as the mangrove swamp areas that once formed camping grounds for Indigenous Australians (the Quandamooka People) from Stradbroke Island and the Moreton Bay area; a bird hide overlooking one of the largest migratory bird colonies in the southern hemisphere; one of the largest, free public swimming pools in the southern hemisphere; and ending at the mangrove-fringed mouth of Lota Creek, with its bikeway along the beach, melaleuca park on the wetland, and footbridge over the Creek.
Wynnum has a range of dining options including typical Australian pub meals, seafood specialty restaurants - Italian, Indian, Thai, and Chinese - with the number, quality and variety increasing substantially taking in the nearby suburbs of Brisbane and Redlands cities. Dining in Brisbane caters for almost all cuisines of the world, as well as vegan and vegetarian diners, with numerous establishments within a thirty minute drive of our home.