Set among a beautiful backdrop of ancient Moreton Bay fig trees and heritage buildings, Old Petrie Town in Kurwongbah looks like a page out of a history book. Given both its rustic and natural beauty, it’s no surprise this location serves as a popular wedding venue. However, this beautiful place is not just reserved for special occasions. Old Petrie Town is always available for all to enjoy and attracts huge crowds for its weekly markets. There are so many things to do at Old Petrie Town!
Local history meets trendy gourmet foods and fresh fruit and vegetables at the Old Petrie Town Markets. Open every Sunday from 8am until 2pm, you'll find arts, crafts, jewellery, food and entertainment for the whole family. Old Petrie Town Markets are among the region's most popular weekend markets - well worth taking a Sunday drive!
When: Sundays from 8am.
Where: Dayboro Rd, Kurwongbah.
Looking to plan a day trip from Brisbane or Moreton? There are plenty of things to see and do around Old Petrie Town all day, every day.
One of the most fascinating cultural attractions around Old Petrie Town is the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum. With free entry, the museum includes exhibits such as Yebri House, a restored workers' cottage from the late 1880s and all kinds of memorabilia. It also features a captivating theatrette experience showcasing the history of the Pine Rivers Area. Bringing the kids with you? They will love investigating the Old School Room - an authentic classroom setting from the mid 1900s.
The quaint shops of Old Petrie Town are restored historical buildings offering modern day treats. The Bakehouse serves crusty bread and famous sausage rolls in the Town's original bakery location, while McKenzie's Store and Piggot's Store sell sweets and souvenirs beneath vintage signage. There are many other arts, crafts, homewares and jewellery stores scattered throughout the area to discover.
When you get hungry, there are plenty of establishments to choose from in Old Petrie Town. Whether you're after a beer and pub lunch or something fun for those taking a day trip with kids, the sight itself and the surrounding area offers plenty of tasty dining options.
Located at the Heritage Hotel, a popular venue for weddings and functions, this cafe is open for casual lunch and dinner on Fridays, brunch on Saturdays and Sunday breakfasts. It is family friendly with a kids' menu and easy access for prams.
If you’re eager for a real blast from the past check out the Emporium Rock n’ Roll Milk Bar on Dayboro Road. Decked out like a 50s diner, it offers old-fashioned food like burgers and milkshakes with a classic music soundtrack. Regular visits from stylish hot rods and their enthusiastic drivers help set the scene. This place is a hit with the young and the young at heart.
Just 40 minutes' drive from Brisbane, Old Petrie Town is a must see for families and a relaxing highlight of any visit to the Moreton region.
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