11 places you have to visit in the Moreton Bay Region

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Posted 23 January


You might be surprised at the diversity of natural attractions waiting for you to enjoy in the Moreton Bay Region. To get you started, we’ve put together a list of the top 11 places you just have to visit, from outer Brisbane suburbs of The Hills District to the beautiful Bribie Island and mountain ranges of Woodford.

Bongaree Beach, Bribie Island

The gentle bay waters of Bongaree Beach at Bribie Island   make it a popular destination for young families to enjoy a day at the beach. No more tears over frightening waves for the little ones.

Bongaree is also a great spot to kayak, fish and jet ski. Or just simply pull up a park bench and enjoy the Bribie view, the sunsets are breathtaking!

Centenary Lakes, Caboolture

A bird lover’s paradise, Centenary Lakes is a spacious, picturesque parklands located in the Caboolture CBD. A popular spot for family picnics and garden weddings, the park is a network of bridges and pathways wrapped around the manmade lake system.

Watch the local bird life or stretch your legs on the 2.1 kilometre walking loop, with a scenic view of the lakes and Caboolture River.

Mount Mee, near Dayboro 

Dayboro Valley area is the gateway to one of Queensland’s most spectacular forestry’s, Mount Mee in the D’Aguilar National Park.

Mount Mee offers everything from 4WD tracks, horse trails, bushwalks, lookouts, camping and swimming holes (that’s right, home to the famous Rocky Hole). It’s home to a diversity of Australian wildlife and is a great destination for those wanting to re-connect with nature.

Norfolk Lakes, Narangba

Pack a picnic and walking shoes when visiting Norfolk Lakes at Narangba. This spacious parkland wraps around the Burpengary Creek and is part of a larger network of parks, playgrounds, and picnic spaces. Explore the 16 kilometre circuit that weaves around Narangba.

Norfolk Lakes is also a popular location for garden weddings and fitness lovers.

Lake Eden, North Lakes

This stunning expanse of water in the town centre of North Lakes is a popular destination for locals and visitors to the region. With parks, boardwalks, bird wildlife and cafes, Lake Eden is the perfect spot to relax after a morning of shopping.

Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine

Home to some of the region’s biggest outdoor concerts, Pine Rivers Park is a popular spot to host birthday parties or just have a day outdoors.

With play equipment to suit every age, toilets, picnic areas and beautiful grassed areas, all you need to bring along is the Esky.

Unknown to many, is that Pine Rivers Park is also home to 1 of 2 Disc Golf Courses in the area. So bring along your frisbee!

Pirate Park, Redcliffe

With a stunning view of the Moreton Bay, Pirate Park is a delightful bayside parkland at Scarborough in Redcliffe.

Fully fenced, with ample seating and BBQ areas, the park is a wonderful place to explore with a wide variety of play equipment, from boat structures, swings to trees to climb. Don’t forget to throw in the swimmers and have a splash around on Scarborough beach!

Cedar Creek, Samford Valley

Voted one of the region’s best natural splash spots, Cedar Creek is a popular local hotspot to take a dip your feet in or just enjoy a picnic out in nature. Please note that areas south of the car park and bridge are on private property, please do not trespass. 

It’s great fun to explore the stony creek bed and cool off in the many rock pools that spread the length of the recreational area.

Lake Samsonvale, Warner

Anglers will enjoy throwing the line in at Lake Samsonvale. With a well-maintained fish stock, the lake is home to spangled perch, snub-nosed garfish, golden perch, silver perch, eastern freshwater cod, saratoga, red claw crayfish and Australian bass.

Lake Samsonvale isn’t just all about the fishing, however, the lake has a network of picnic areas, playgrounds and even a bushwalking track visitors can explore and enjoy.

Kumbartcho Sanctuary, The Hills District

A nature hub located on the outer fringes of Brisbane’s northern suburbs, Kumbartcho Sanctuary is home to a diversity of native flora and fauna.

These six hectares of bushland and rainforest makes for a wonderful day away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy a network of walking tracks, picnic facilities and a playground for the kids.

Animals you might just be lucky to encounter at Kumbartcho include koalas, frogs, snakes, turtles and possums. Along with a range of water and shore birds found along the banks of the South Pine River.

Stony Creek Day-Use Area, Woodford

Nestled at the base of the Bellthorpe Forest Reserve is the delightful Stony Creek.

True to its name, the creek is a shallow stony stream that finds its merry way to a large natural swimming hole, just 20 meters from the car park. With grassy banks and shallow water play areas, the swimming hole is the perfect destination for all ages that love to explore nature.

Aside from the swimming hole, Stony Creek Day-Use Area has woodfire BBQ’s, toilet facilities and picnic tables.

So go discover the Moreton Bay Region for yourself this weekend #visitmoretonbayregion

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