10 free things to do this summer in North Lakes

Published 8:00am 22 December 2023

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

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

North Lakes has an impressive line-up of free activities and places to explore, from conservation parks to environmental centres.

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

1. Town Park Lake Eden

The Town Park at Lake Eden is one of the most serene areas of North Lakes. The park has a perfectly shaded play area for children, including a climbing wall, slide and swings. There is also an abundance of wildlife, a walking track, toilets, barbecue areas, a large function and wedding space.

Where: 50 Lakefield Dve, North Lakes

When: Open 24 hours

2. North Lakes Environmental Reserve

North Lakes Environmental Reserve is a protected wetland eco-system home to 29 species of native birds, including black swans, herons, wedge-tailed eagles, fairy wrens and migrating fan-tailed cuckoos. There are several picnic areas and children’s playgrounds, with electric barbecues and undercover seating.

Where: North Lakes, QLD

When: Open 24 hours

3. North Lakes Library

There are plenty of activities to do over summer at the North Lakes 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 toys for loan for little ones, public PCs with internet access and a variety of workshops and programs.

Where: Level 1/10 The Corso, North Lakes

When: Monday-Wednesday, Friday, 8.30am-6pm I Thursday, 8.30am-8pm I Saturday, | 9am-4pm I Sunday, 10am-3pm

4. Osprey House Environment Centre

The Osprey House Environment Centre is a wildlife lovers’ dream. If you’re looking for a free day of learning and bird watching with the family, this environment centre is the perfect place to be. There are also several short and idyllic trails and boardwalks to explore.

Where: Dohles Rocks Rd, Griffin

When: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-3pm I Sunday, 10am-3pm

5. Ruth Whitfield Memorial Park

Ruth Whitfield Memorial Park is the perfect place for some peace and quiet along Anzac Ave. With a playground, shelter and an electric barbecue, it’s perfect for a fun family day out. The park also offers a memorial display, allowing locals to learn more about the history of Australia’s submarine AE2.

Where: Anzac Ave, Kallangur

When: Open 24 hours

6. Bray Farm “Harry Potter” Park

Bray Farm Park is a magical place, offering a blend of art, culture and adventure. Also known as the “Harry Potter Park,” the structure is made up of turrets, windows, a bridge, a fire pole, a climbing net and a slide. Children can immerse themselves in nature and maybe even spot a wild koala or kangaroo.

Where: Rivermint St, Griffin

When: Open 24 hours

7. Aurora Boulevard Park

Aurora Boulevard Park is the perfect place to go for an afternoon walk or take the little ones outside to explore. With a basketball court, skate park, electric barbecue and a dog exercise area, even your most beloved furry friends can come out to play.

Where: 22 Aurora Blvd, North Lakes

When: Open 24 hours

8. North Lakes Farmers Market

North Lakes Farmers Market is Moreton Bay’s one-stop market for fresh farm produce. The markets are held every Sunday and offer fresh and seasonal fruits, vegetables, seafood and a plethora of other produce.

Where: Masters carpark on the corner of North Lakes Dve and Prospect St

Every Sunday | 9am-2pm

9. The Roundabout Market North Lakes

The Roundabout Market is the only community market event that is both indoors and outdoors. The market is home to great food, entertainment and stallholders from Moreton Bay.

Where: 3/9 Flinders Pde, North Lakes

When: October 1, November 5 and December 3 | 9am-1pm

10. Hays Inlet Conservation Park One

The Hays Inlet Conservation Park stretches north along Anzac Road, east beside the Houghton Highway, south by Dohles Rocks and west by the Bruce Highway. The first park is in Griffin and provides a special ecosystem, housing a variety of intertidal flats, mangrove forest, saltmarsh, Casuarina Forest and eucalypt forest, making it an excellent spot to explore the wetlands and flora and fauna.

Where: Griffin, QLD

When: Open 24 hours

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