History of Thorneside: Originally Thorneside was known as Birkdale. The locality is named after the railway station, originally named Thorne's siding after William Thorne who owned land around Thorneside when it was originally subdivided in 1913. William Thorne passed away in 1915 and in 1917 the land now known as Thorneside was named after him.
Things to Do: Thorneside offers many recreational activities including boating, fishing, sports and general family leisure activities along the Esplanade walkways and Parks.
Landmark: In our opinion Beth Boyd Park would have to be the landmark in Thorneside. This is a popular family park located on the northern end of the Esplanade walkways overlooking Moreton Bay and offers play equipment for all ages including a large slide on the hill and a prominent ship like play structure that points towards the bay.
Shopping: Local shops, including Eateries, Chemist, Hairdressers, Bottle Shop and Convenience Store.
Restaurants & Cafes: Currently the closest Cafés and Restaurants are located in neighbouring Birkdale however there are local takeaway and a health food bar located in Thorneside.
Sports and Fitness: Thorneside is the home of the Mooroondu Sports Fields which includes Soccer and Football, Tennis and other recreational activities. Thorneside also offers a Canoe Club Located beside popular Tingalpa Creek.
Transport: Thorneside has its own Railway Station and is closest to Brisbane City on the rail network from the Redlands. Thorneside also offers multiple bus stops that link to local shops or to the City.
Distance to City: Only 17 km from Brisbane CBD