Rocksberg Park Heritage Reserve, nestled in the upper reaches of the Caboolture River, has long been a popular hotspot for family picnics, and a fast paddle. This land was used by many families to build homes and farms that contributed to the local community of today lobbying for the land to be preserved as a Heritage Park to preserve their memory. The park has many tables, a picnic area, a bin and a barbecue.
When you arrive at Rocksberg Park, you can take a rest in an open grassy area and enjoy the beauty of the bushland and wildlife surrounding it. At one of the many picnic tables pull up a seat and prepare yourself a nice lunch on the park's barbecue (bin provided for waste). After a bite to eat you can wander through the surrounding areas and down to the river if you don't mind a short stroll. A rocky water hole awaits you, the river is an adventure ground for outdoor nature lovers. Kids will love to splash around in the cool waters, hunting for insects or small fish and building stacked towers from the rocky river bed.
Set among a thick bushland landscape, don't be surprised if you spot a wallaby or two coming to take a drink at the waters edge. Listen to the native birdlife calls, particularly the Australian Kookaburra, who are making their nests high in the trees. While not likely to be seen near the water's edge, Rocksberg may be home to kangaroos, magpies, snakes and koalas.
First settled in the early mid-1800s, Rocksberg got its name from the estate used by the Zillman family, German settlers who turned to the region's farming. European settlers blazed a trail in the 1840s to connect the area and its farms to Brisbane, creating what is now known as Old North Road. Many families decided to take home in Rocksberg and establish farms, homes and eventually built a community along this road.
Nevertheless, Old North Road soon became a heavily travelled road until it was eventually replaced by a road closer to the coast (New Gympie Road) before the Bruce Highway as the main road was replaced as well.
Rocksberg Provisional School opened in June 1893. The school was closed in 1954 when it received a name that changed to Rocksberg State School in January of 1909. Rocksberg today houses 300 residents.
The Caboolture River Road Heritage Trail winds through seven historical landmarks of the once farming-centric district. Rocksberg Park marks site seven on the trail. Other stops include the Morayfield State School building from the 1870s, one of two surviving examples of the widely used standard of design, stop by the 1890’s Farmer’s Assembly Hall built by all the locals, or visit the 1875 Primitive Methodist Church now turned Uniting Church and Cemetery.
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