Driving through Moreton Bay Region this winter? Caboolture is a quaint local town that offers many great art and history experiences. A 55-minute drive north on the M1, Caboolture is near to Redcliffe and Bribie Island, and is a great place to stay and see what Moreton Bay Region has to offer. If you’re looking to see historical sites and objects, or if you’re just looking for something nice to eat and an art gallery experience, Caboolture is a great place to stop off and have uniquely local experiences this winter.
Stop off on your way north and get a bite to eat at Caboolture RSL Club. This relaxed setting has options for everyone with musical entertainment, delicious Australian food, and elaborate game facilities. More interested in aviation? Take a step into local history at Caboolture Warplane Museum, where many planes have been carefully preserved and repaired to flying condition. They fly around the airfield regularly, so make sure to ask staff about any flights that day when you visit!
Learn more about the local maritime, military, and farming history at Caboolture Historical Village, a 12-acre area. Walk the streets of the old Caboolture town, enjoying the historic school house, cottages, corner store, and churches. Each building is filled with vintage objects and equipment generously donated by locals since the 1950s. Ride the miniature steam train that runs along the rails at the local train station and get a real feel for life in this Australian country town.
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery is a modern building that takes in local and touring art displays. Priding itself on having art for everyone to enjoy, art buffs will enjoy seeing this authentic Australian talent shine.
Looking for an animal experience? White Ridge Farm is north of Caboolture, and has a wide cast of different furry friends to pat, feed, or get a photo with. It’ll be a hard choice between the alpacas and Gypsy the camel for who is your favourite. While away your time with the ducks and chickens. There are even miniature horses! For animal experiences Brisbane North, choose White Ridge Farm for a memorable time.
Prefer a walk? Walk the well-maintained paths at Centenary Lakes Park. This grassy area has plenty of picnic spots, shelters, and BBQ areas for you to use. Or walk through over 500 stalls of local food and produce at Caboolture Markets, starting 6am every Sunday.
There are plenty of options throughout Caboolture for those looking for a more private stay. Moreton Bay Region has accommodation for every budget, and excellent quality service and care. Most facilities have free WiFi, friendly staff, and fantastic beachside views.
Bringing home with you this winter? Try Donnybrook Caravan Park, which is conveniently between Caboolture and Bribie Island, just an easy 15-minute drive away from Toorbul and Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, and a 20-minute drive from Caboolture Historical Village.
Caboolture will keep you busy this winter with some great local events.
Abbey Medieval Festival is the largest and most authentic medieval re-enactment in the southern hemisphere, and it’s happening again this July. Those looking to go back to the Dark Ages (and no, we don’t mean the energy crisis down south) will enjoy the recreated village experience. Dark Ages not your thing? Try dipping your toes into the Crusades, Viking raids, or the lives of the Ottoman Turks. With traditional music, activities, food, and more, Abbey Medieval Festival is a great way to dive into history while keeping your modern creature comforts.
Moreton Bay Region’s local art is thriving, and it’s all on show at Caboolture in late June. Generate Festival is a community event that celebrates the creative genius coming out of the region, with live music, youth art galleries, and workshops to make your own handmade art. With many displays filled with works of local and universal appeal, there are few better ways to learn about what matters to Moreton Bay Region.
Keen to travel a little further afield? Try Bonfire Night at Sandstone Point Hotel. This local marvel of pyrotechnics offers great live music, local food and produce sold from many stalls, a fireworks display, and of course the famous bonfire. Sandstone Point Hotel’s annual Bonfire Night gets bigger, better, and warmer every year, so make sure to put it on your winter bucket list.
Looking for more local adrenaline adventures? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of knowledge about things to do and see in the Moreton Bay Region.