Welcome to our new series - Meet My Suburb! Your one stop shop for useful information regarding Brisbane suburbs.
Wynnum Road, Tingalpa
This week we are focusing on Tingalpa, a suburb roughly 10km east of Brisbane CBD and the perfect mix between old and new.
The suburb has a lot of new estates spring up within the last five years, making Tingalpa a popular choice with new home buyers, however the area still boasts number of older style homes if anyone was looking for the classic 'Queenslander'.
Parks and Playgrounds Tingalpa is home to a large amount of parks and bushlands, however one of our favourites within the local area has to be the popular 'Minnippi Parklands', which is less than 4 minutes away by car.
Minnippi Parklands - image via Weekend Notes
This beautiful location is a perfect family day out with lots to see and do, including the Minnippi lagoon where little explorers can spot a variety of water birds and other wildlife.
There is a great 'aviation themed' playground here with control tower and various other play equipment, as well as BBQs and shaded picnic areas if you were looking have lunch with a view. Minnippi, with lots of long winding pathways is also ideal for family bike rides.
Leisure There is a small shopping centre within Tingalpa, Twin Parks Shopping Centre, which is home to basic ammenities such as a post office, IGA, bottle-shop and Suncorp Bank, however you do have two much larger options within a 10 minute drive - Wynnum Plaza and Westfield Carindale which is where you would find more specialist stores, as well as larger supermarkets such as Woolworths, Coles and Aldi.
The Tingalpa Hotel
If you're looking to eat out in Tingalpa then the Tingalpa Hotel is a popular choice for families. They are open 7 days a week and as well as a delicious new Bistro menu, have an awesome array of kids meals on offer.
As well as several bus routes running from Tingalpa to neighbouring suburbs, the closest train station is located at Murarrie and has regular trains to and from Brisbane CBD.
Bounce Inc, Tingalpa
Tingalpa is also home to popular indoor trampoline centre 'Bounce Inc', check out our article for more information.