7 Awesome Things to do in Caboolture

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Posted 31 March

With its picturesque mountain backdrops, open rural spaces and tranquil waterways, Caboolture and its surrounds are home to some of the region’s best kept secrets. We’ve rounded-up 7 of the best things to do in Caboolture for a day trip north of Brisbane city:

#1 Caboolture Art Gallery

With a selection of exhibits, public educational seminars and kids workshop activities, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery offers families an interactive and educational day out.

#2 Caboolture Trail of Reflection

The Caboolture Trail of Reflections is a public art tour showcasing over 18 interrelated public artworks. The key themes reflected by the artists are a collective statement about 2 important local community values:

  • Preserving social history
  • Conserving natural history

#3 Centenary Lakes

Central to Caboolture’s busy town centre hides one of the region’s best water parklands, Centenary Lakes Park. It is a beautiful parkland teeming with wildlife; a popular spot for nature-loving photographers.

#4 Abbey Museum of Art and Architecture

The Abbey Museum is a world-renowned boutique museum with a broad selection of historical artefacts starting with the Etruscans. It’s Abbey boasts an impressive collection of beautiful stained glass. The Abbey Museum is perhaps best known for its annual Medieval Festival, the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere and one of the best known in the world.

#5 Caboolture Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre

For refreshing things to do in Caboolture, cool off on a hot day at the Caboolture Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre, or get hot and sweaty working out, or playing sport.

From a relaxing day out with the kids to those looking for a fitness challenge, the Centre has something for everyone. Facilities include a 50m heated Olympic pool, tennis courts, beach volleyball, a gymnasium, play area and BBQ facilities.

#6 Caboolture Warplane Museum

The Caboolture Warplane Museum boasts an array of original war planes sure to excite military enthusiasts and aviation history buffs. For those after adrenaline pumping things to do in Caboolture, visitors can take a high-flying adventure over the gorgeous Moreton Bay Region in one of these old, restored beauties.

#7 Caboolture Historical Village

Caboolture Historical Village boasts over 70 buildings and 110 000 local museum pieces. It’s an excellent way to spend a day learning a little about the history of the region.

Caboolture Historical Village’s structures are vestiges of the district’s past, harking back to the area’s early settlement years…

Local History Flashback

Caboolture was first settled in 1842 when the land around the Moreton Bay Region’s penal colony was opened up to free settlers.

The area around the Caboolture River was called Kabul-tur by the Brisbane Aborigines, meaning the place of the carpet snakes because these reptiles were plentiful in the region.

The river was important for the opening up of the country to white settlement. Timber getters floated red cedar logs down the river, settlers arrived and ferried their supplies in by the same means.

In 1867 a tiny settlement was established as a supply and trading centre for the settlers in the area and to service the needs of miners trekking from Brisbane to the goldfields near Gympie.

The local shire was constituted in 1879 and in 1888 the railway line from Brisbane was opened.

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