Just a day-trip from Brisbane, adventure awaits all at Old Petrie Town. Explore the amazing collection of historic buildings in this pre 1930’s town, and the assortment of vendors that operate within them. Discover the history through a museum tour, enjoy a meal at the pub or explore the Sunday markets. Take a moment to stop and experience the atmosphere of this special place, and the vast array of creatures that inhabit the natural environment.
Almost its own shopping precinct, Old Petrie town has an eclectic range of vendors from lolly shops to clothes, vinyls to blacksmiths and even ghost tours and therapists! With a strong emphasis on handmade, hand-forged and handcrafted wares, Old Petrie Town is the perfect place to stop for unique knick-knacks and gifts. Vendors include:
All these boutique shops can help you get a start on your creative adventure!
Operating for over 30 years, the Sunday Markets at Old Petrie Town are unlike any other farmer’s market in north Brisbane. Joining the historic buildings that line the streets, a range of market stalls pop up every Sunday from 7:00 am to provide a unique shopping experience. The smell of freshly baked bread from the only commercially operated wood fired Bake House in Queensland wafts through the air, or take your pick from over a dozen food vendors in Mumford’s Barn, grab a beer at the Heritage Hotel, or a burger and shake from the Emporium Milk Bar.
The Queensland Steam and Vintage Machinery Society has workshop facilities, storage areas and exhibition space. With close to 100 members, there is work being done constantly to restore one thing or another making the society a very active group. Check them out every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm or Sunday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.
In 1982, appalled by the dumping and destruction of old and outdated equipment, a group of on duty firefighters held several meetings. These meetings led to the creation of the Fire Brigade’s Historical Society, who were eventually allotted a piece of land in Old Petrie Town where there is now a static display of some 14 vehicles, over 300 helmets and uniforms, artefacts and photographs. Open Sunday’s 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Set amongst the graceful landscape of Old Petrie Town, Pine Rivers Heritage Museum explores the district's historic character. Learn about early timber-getters and industries, experience an 1890s school classroom and glimpse life before electricity in an original farm workers cottage.
Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres. The volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge.