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Deception Bay

About Deception Bay

Deception Bay is a coastal suburb just off the Redcliffe Peninsula, neighbouring suburbs include Rothwell, Narangba and North Lakes.

Once rich pastoral and grazing land, the area is now an established and growing residential area. Deception Bay's sheltered location and access to both river and bay make it an excellent spot for recreational boating and fishing.

A walk along the waterfront is a must, the esplanade incorporates timber boardwalks, a cycleway, barbecues, viewing platforms and beautiful views of the bay offering the perfect spot to stop for a picnic.

Facilities

Deception Bay has one major High School serving the area, Deception Bay State High School and three primary schools Deception Bay North State School, Deception Bay State School and Moreton Downs State School.

Shopping facilities include one major shopping centre the Market Square in Deception Bay and many other stand alone small businesses throughout the suburb.

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a public library in Deception Bay on Bayview Terrace.

Things to see and do in Deception Bay

  • Cottonwood Walk
  • Freshwater National Park
  • Deception Bay Dog Beach
  • Deception Bay Conservation Park
  • Deception Bay Historic Bathing Pool

History

Deception Bay began as a seaside village overlooking shallow mud flats with a couple of houses to let, sea baths built by the Bancrofts and a dressing shed to cater for visitors. The suburb is called Deception Bay because when it was discovered by Lieutenant John Oxley in 1823, he thought the bay was a river because of its unusual shallowness.

European pioneer of Deception Bay is Dr Joseph Bancroft who moved there in 1881. Bancroft was a competent medical Doctor and a botanical researcher. The families importance is acknowledged by a memorial on Bancroft Terrace.


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Local News   •   9-8-2022  •   Nick Crockford

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Local News   •   8-8-2022  •   Nick Crockford

Historic gold - Commonwealth Games Day 10

There was gold, silver and almost bronze for our region to celebrate at the Commonwealth Games this morning when former Pine Rivers netballer Steph Wood helped make Australian sporting history.…

Local News   •   7-8-2022  •   Nick Crockford

Shooting for gold - Commonwealth Games Day 9

Steph Wood and Renee Taylor will carry our region's hopes for more gold tonight on the final day of competition at the Commonwealth Games - but there was no medal for Ella Connolly. …

news   •   6-8-2022  •   Nick Crockford

Going for gold - Commonwealth Games Day 8

After dramatic semi-finals this morning, a golden opportunity awaits for two former Moreton Bay residents at the Commonwealth Games - and they may be joined by a third tonight.…

Local News   •   5-8-2022  •   Nick Crockford

Redcliffe has 10 from 10 at Brisbane championships

Redcliffe Leagues Swimming Club’s small team had big successes at the Brisbane Short Course Championships.…

Raise the bar and join us at Brewfest

There’s no better way to celebrate today’s International Beer Day (IBD) than by locking in a plan to head along to Moreton Bay Region’s very own Brewfest.…

Moreton Bay's medal haul equals a Commonwealth nation

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Sam strikes gold - Commonwealth Games Day 6

Sam Short, the former Albany Creek swimmer, has won a sensational gold medal in the Commonwealth Games pool - one of four our region is celebrating this morning.…

Historic gold - Commonwealth Games Day 5

Woody Point resident Lachlin Dalton has helped Australia win the first ever Commonwealth Games 3x3 wheelchair basketball gold medal this morning.…

Major development plan for Redcliffe

Plans have been revealed for a new 82-apartment development, pictured above, in the centre of Redcliffe providing homes for older people.…

More gold for Kaylee - Commonwealth Games Day 4

Kaylee McKeown, the former Caboolture resident who trained at Burpengary, produced two remarkable medal-winning swims, just 50 minutes apart, this morning.…

Work starts on new multi-million dollar shopping centre

The first sod has been officially turned on a new multi-million-dollar shopping centre development in Bellmere.…

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