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 8 am until 2 pm, 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 7 am until 1 pm.
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.
Looking to discover the spooky past of Old Petrie Town? Tour the grounds on a ghost or historical tour, but be sure to bring a friend to hold you hand...
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 classical 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.
A popular location thanks to the rustic, vintage setting and looming trees, Old Petrie Town offers all you need to tie the knot! Choose a spot within the grounds for your ceremony such us underneath the shade of the 350-year-old Moreton Bay Fig Trees or let the Old Petrie Town Wedding Coordinator tailor a day to suit both your expectations and budget.
Tell the story of your special day and capture the most intimate moments in beautiful and lasting photography. Old Petrie Town is the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs with stunning old buildings and natural landscapes.
And let's not forget the reception! Our most popular function room, the Pioneer Room, is a magical Barn style reception room with sweeping verandas and beautiful bush views that cater up to 150 seated guests. The Heritage Room is a traditional wedding reception venue seating up to 100 guests banquet style and includes a central staircase for your grand entrance, private bar and facilities. The Deck & Garden, is an expansive indoor-outdoor location, incorporating the veranda, deck area, rotunda, lawns and a children’s playground. Beautifully shaded by tall Gum Trees and Moreton Bay Figs, this space is ideal for weddings with live entertainment and suits both formal and informal occasions, seating up to 120 guests banquet style.
With the roads in and around Old Petrie Town being sealed, the venue itself is also very wheelchair accessible as per the following list:
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.
901 Dayboro Road, Whiteside, 4503
07 3285 5934
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