10 free things to do this summer in Caboolture

Published 8:00am 23 December 2023

10 free things to do this summer in Caboolture
Words by Nadia Chapman

There are plenty of free activities and places to enjoy in Moreton Bay this summer.

Caboolture has an impressive line-up of free activities to enjoy and places to discover, from heritage parks to campgrounds.

Here's a list of 10 free things to do in Caboolture this summer.

1. Caboolture Country Markets

Caboolture Country Markets is one of SEQ’s oldest established markets. There are hundreds of stalls to visit, rides for children to enjoy and a variety of local events and competitions, including cattle showing and equestrian.

Where: 140 Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture

When: Every Sunday | 5am-11.30am

2. Caboolture Regional Art Gallery

The Caboolture Regional Art Gallery is the region’s leading gallery, with exciting exhibitions all year round. There are in-house curated exhibitions, touring shows and a variety of workshops and school holiday programs throughout the year.

Where: 4 Hasking St, Caboolture

When: Tuesday-Saturday | 10am-4pm

3. CREEC

The Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) is situated on an 18ha reserve and is home to nature walk trails, a community nursery, an all-abilities playground and a café. CREEC has activities for all ages, with interactive and educational displays focused on sustainability and environmental awareness.

Where: 150 Rowley Rd, Burpengary

When: Tuesday-Friday | 9am-3pm

4. Treasure Markets

The Treasure Markets held at the Caboolture waste management facility are run by Moreton Bay City Council and sell secondhand items that are saved from landfill disposal. The items include furniture, books, bicycle parts, select clothing and renovation items - making it the perfect market to visit to get a good deal.

Where: 51 McNaught Rd, Caboolture

When: Tuesday-Sunday | 8am-noon

5. Centenary Lakes Park

Centenary Lakes is a slice of paradise and is one of the region’s best water parklands. The park is close to Caboolture’s busy town centre and a great destination for a family day out, with playgrounds, wildlife, picnic shelters and walkways.

Where: Morayfield Rd, Caboolture

When: Open 24 hours

6. Caboolture Library

There are plenty of activities to do over summer at the Caboolture Library. The library has a cosy atmosphere, with a large selection of books, films and music to choose from to make this summer the most relaxed one yet. There’s also a playground and toys for loan for the little ones.

Where: 4 Hasking St, Caboolture

When: Monday-Friday (excluding Tuesday), 8.30am-6pm I Tuesday, 8.30am-8pm I Saturday, 9am-4pm I Sunday, 10am-3pm

7. Basilea Farm Open Day

Basilea Living Herbs Farm offers an open day every third Saturday of the month, allowing locals to browse and purchase seasonal, spray-free herbs. There is also a selection of books, garden, kitchen and home products to choose from, followed by a ‘meet the grower’ talk.

Where: 135 Hawthorn Rd, Burpengary

When: Every third Saturday of the month | 9am-1pm

8. Neurum Creek Campgrounds

Camping is a great summer activity that the whole family can enjoy. The Neurum Creek campgrounds allow locals to relax in nature, with campfires, bushwalking, 4WD adventures and refreshing creek swims. There are also toilets, camper trailer camping and trail bike riding.

Where: Within the north section of D’Aguilar National Park

When: Open 24 hours | check-in after 2pm and check-out by 11am on day of departure

9. Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail

The trail showcases the history of the Caboolture to Kilcoy railway corridor, which has been closed in 1964. This section stretches 105km from Beerburrum Rd at Caboolture to Atwood St at Wamuran. At 3.5m wide, there’s plenty of room for pedestrians and cyclists to share the rail. Facilities include signs, maps, shelters, drinking fountains and safe road crossings.

Where: Enter near 46 Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture

When: Open 24 hours

10. North Harbour Heritage Park

The heritage park and trail captures the history of the North Harbour precinct since European settlement in 1861, covering its use as a cotton farm, sugar plantation, dairy fam and pine plantation.

The Compass Centre is home to historic photos, sketches and objects, while the heritage trail offers educational signage. There’s also barbecues and a mountain bike trail.

Where: From the end of Moreton Bay Boulevard, North Harbour

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 6am-6pm

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