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Clontarf is a residential and light industrial suburb of the Moreton Bay Region in the south-west of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately north-northeast of Brisbanemarker, the state capital of Queenslandmarker, Australia.

Attractions and features

Clontarf is connected to Brisbane Citymarker, across Bramble Baymarker, by the Houghton Highwaymarker which is a 2.7 km long causeway that provides access to the southern tip of Redcliffe City, greatly decreasing the travel time between Redcliffe and Brisbane. The Houghton Highway replaced the Hornibrook Bridgemarker which is now used by pedestrians, cyclists and for recreational fishing.

Clontarf Beach and Bells Beach are two of the closest beaches to Brisbane City.

Kites at Kitefest, an annual festival in Clontarf at Pelican Park
Pelican Park is known for its kite flying conditions, and a local industry has built around the sport. On weekends, many kites can be seen flying above Clontarf from the Hornibrook Bridge. During May, the Redcliffe Kite Club, based in Clontarf holds a two day kite event called Kitefest.

Industry

Evening peak traffic flow into Clontarf
Clontarf's west hosts the largest industrial area in the Redcliffe area, and the area is a significant source of employment for the region. Many residents of Clontarf also commute to Brisbane daily for work. Most commuters travel by car, as there is no train line to Redcliffe.

Clontarf is host to two adjacent medium-sized shopping centres, on the southern tip of the suburb. Most retail commerce in the suburb revolves around small business however, and there are many stand alone corner stores and other small businesses still in existence.

Education

Several educational institutions are located within Clontarf: Clontarf Beach State High School, which opened in 1964 and has over 1240 enrolled students, Clontarf Beach State School (1950) with approximately 350 students, and a private school, Grace Lutheran Primary School (1971), with approximately 430 students.

Public transport

Clontarf is served by several bus routes: Route 315, a limited-stops Monday-Friday service to Brisbane City; Route 693, an internal route within Redcliffe City, and Routes 690 and 695 to Sandgate railway stationmarker, an approximately 10-15 minute commute. All services are provided by Hornibrook Bus Lines.

Gallery

Image:Neil Mcfazdeans Pelicans Kitefest 2006.jpg|'Pelicans' at KitefestImage:HoughtonHighwayPelican.JPG|Roosting pelican on the HoughtonImage:HoughtonHighway.JPG|Houghton Highway at sunsetImage:Coles-express-clontarf-queensland.JPG|Coles Express Clontarf

References

  1. 310/N310/315 (PDF) (315) timetable, effective 3 September 2007; 690 (PDF), 693/696/697 (PDF) (693) and 695 (PDF) timetables, effective 20 June 2005. Retrieved on 8 September 2007.


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