10 free things to do this summer in Pine Rivers

Published 5:00am 25 December 2023

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

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

Pine Rivers has an impressive line-up of free nature-based activities and historical places to explore, from swimming holes to heritage museums.

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

1. Old Petrie Town

Old Petrie Town is a must-visit if you’re in the Moreton Bay region. With iconic Sunday markets, beautiful, restored village buildings, museums and community groups, Old Petrie Town has somewhere exciting for the whole family to explore.

Where: 901 Dayboro Rd, Whiteside

When: Wednesday-Saturday, 8am-4pm I Sunday, 8am-1pm

2. Pine Rivers Park

Pine Rivers Park is one of the larger park spaces in the Moreton Bay region, with many features including a well-equipped playground with flying fox, a pedal-powered train and a children’s maze, as well as a disc golf course. There is also a large amphitheatre and stage that the public can book for concerts and performances.

Where: 125 Gympie Rd, Strathpine

When: Open 24 hours

3. Bunya Crossing Reserve Swimming Hole

Tucked away in The Hills District, the Bunya Crossing Reserve swimming hole is the perfect little spot to travel to on a hot summer’s day. The swimming hole caters for all ages and is great for kayaking and paddle boarding. The reserve is also an excellent picnic spot and home to beautiful wildlife.

Where: 87/89 Dugandan Rd, Bunya

When: Open 24 hours

4. Wyllie Park

Wyllie Park is a delightful and quiet park located along the North Pine River. The playground is situated under a shady tree, offering relief from the summer sun. The park is also ideal for walkers and cyclists because of its sturdy pathways.

Where: 980 Gympie Rd, Petrie

When: Open 24 hours

5. Lake Samsonvale

Lake Samsonvale is home to playgrounds, barbecue and picnic areas, multi-use trails and an abundance of water activities, including canoeing, kayaking, sailing and fishing.

Where: Joyner, QLD

When: Monday-Sunday | 5.30am-6.30pm

6. The Mill Water Park and Play Space

Spend the day at Moreton Bay Regional Council’s first free water park. The Mill not only has a free water park, but also features playgrounds for children of all ages with flying foxes, a large cricket pitch and a sheltered barbecue area.

Where: 1 Moreton Pde, Petrie

When: Monday-Sunday | 8am-8pm

7. Strathpine Library

There are plenty of activities to do this summer at the Strathpine Library. The library has 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 the little ones, public PCs with internet access and a variety of workshops and programs.

Where: 1 Station St, Strathpine

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

8. Tinchi Tamba Wetlands

The Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve spans 380ha and is part of the coastal wetlands on the edge of Moreton Bay. Some of Tinchi Tamba’s special features include a deepwater bend with picnic and barbecue facilities, river sunsets, birdlife and canoe trails.

Where: Wyampa Rd, Bald Hills

When: Open 24 hours

9. Pine Rivers Art Gallery

Pine Rivers Art Gallery is an intimate and contemporary space showcasing new and diverse perspectives from emerging and mid-career artists. There are many free exhibitions, workshops and school holiday programs.

Where: 130/134 Gympie Rd, Strathpine

When: Tuesday-Saturday | 10am-4pm

10. Pine Rivers Heritage Museum

The Pine Rivers Heritage Museum explores the stories and significance of the district. The museum features an 1890s kit home, the Skyring Clock Collection of 50 hand-crafted clocks, short films about early industries of the region and collection items that tell the story of Pine Rivers during World War II.

Where: Located in Old Petrie Town, 901/904 Dayboro Rd, Whiteside

When: Wednesday-Sunday | 10am-3pm


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