Hornibrook Pier is the remaining historical remnant of the Hornibrook Bridge, a highway which connected the Redcliffe Peninsula to Brisbane’s northern suburbs.
Overlooking Hays Inlet and the Moreton Bay Marine Park, the pier is a great fishing and viewing spot. With a sealed surface and clear route from the carpark, Hornibrook Pier is suitable for wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
There is also a unisex Exeloo Toilet located alongside the accessible car parks.
Starting at Hornibrook Pier is a sunny pathway (built for walkers, wheelchairs, pedestrians and bikes), which heads north towards Woody Point Jetty. Stops along the way include Clontarf Beach, Pelican Park and Crockatt Park.
Marine life and bird watching
Dolphins, dugongs and whales are known to frequent the waters of Moreton Bay and the marine park. Keep an eye out for these amazing animals, as well as local birdlife. Visibility across the water and surrounding mangroves and trees is good from both a seated and standing position, with plenty of room for wheelchairs and walkers to turn around.
Hornibrook Pier is located off Inlet Terrace, the first left when crossing the Houghton Highway/Ted Smout Memorial Bridge from Brighton. Turn into the sealed carpark, and make note of the one-way, directional signage when entering and exiting the parking area. The accessible parking bays are located near the toilets and start of the pier for easy navigation and comfort on your outing.
Nearby venues/Food & drink
There is an IGA and ALDI located a few minutes’ drive away at Clontarf. Cafés can be found along Hornibrook Esplanade.