If you are seeking award winning food and beverages, charming villages brimming with character, historical sites that give an insight into yesteryear and authentic paddock to plate experiences, look no further than the northern suburbs of Moreton Bay.
If you consider yourself an adventurer, you will know that there are no limits on how far you can go, and here in Moreton Bay, the sky’s the limit!
Here are some fun and disability-friendly ideas to help you make the most of your inclusive travel experience to the northern parts of Moreton Bay Hinterland.
The Moreton Bay Region is renowned for its charming villages, and they don’t come much more charming than Dayboro, just one hours drive north of Brisbane City.
The township is full of character, featuring plenty of vintage shops to splash come cash, a thriving art scene and delightful cafes.
Travellers with a disability can find accessible parking bays in the main street, as well as the carpark adjacent to the Rendezvous Café, meaning you are close to everything.
The Rendezvous Café is bursting with deliciousness, with the menu consisting of fresh slices and cakes, steaming hot cups of coffee and gourmet salads.
In the cafe you will also find adorable artwork, stationery, homewares and books which make excellent gifts for that special someone, or souvenirs for you to treasure.
If you love art, be sure to drop by the Dayboro Art Gallery which showcases an extensive range of work and pieces by local artists.
The gallery is extremely spacious, providing good access for people with mobility disabilities.
If you’re still feeling a little peckish afterwards, swing by the Crown Hotel, which is located at the top of the main street.
The hotel has been a landmark of this small village since 1913, with the chefs whipping up delicious seafood, steaks, chicken, sandwiches, burgers and snacks.
This multi award-winning winery is located on a gorgeous 100-acre property where you can explore the vineyards before picking up a glass (or two!) to sip the estate’s hand-grown and hand-crafted wines on a behind-the-scenes-tour.
For those that love the finer things in life, the menu at the onsite restaurant is pretty fine, dishing up seared scallops, spiced pumpkin risotto, pan seared duck breast as well as beef cheek ragu orecchiette.
The paths make it easy for everyone to get around, and the owners have plans to build more inclusive accommodation options which will feature an accessible room or cottage.
You could easily spend a whole day out enjoying the sunshine at The Gantry in Mount Mee, as it’s a popular spot for nature lovers to convene.
The Gantry is a large relic shed that was originally part of the timber sawmill that operated from the 1930s to the 1980s, and today it’s a popular spot for families and groups of friends to unroll the picnic rug and fire up one of the many wood-fired barbecues that are available for use in the Moreton Bay area.
You can easily lose track of time as you sit and chat and take in the chirping of the birds in the trees.
You might even see some more furry creatures come out and say hi, such as kangaroos and wombats.
The area is relatively flat so it’s easy for people with wheelchairs and walkers to move around, and there is a toilet block with accessible facilities.
There are also two walking trails that leave from The Gantry, including the wheelchair-friendly Piccabeen Circuit track, which is a 1km round trip.
This walk is mostly bitumen and flat, making it suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
There is also a beautiful boardwalk which takes you through the piccabeen palms on the track.
As you continue on your little adventure, you will eventually come to Woodford, a unique little town that attracts thousands of people each year for the annual Woodford Folk Festival (held over six big days in late December and early January).
Woodford is steeped in history and retains most of its yesteryear charm. Some of the highlights of the town include quaint turn-of-the-century buildings, the heritage railway, a historical museum and quirky shops and eateries.
Accessible parking can be found in the main street, approximately 70m from the pub.
Small country pubs always offer up the best meals, and that is no exception at the Woodford Hotel.
Conveniently located in the heart of Woodford, it’s pretty hard to miss this impressive old-school hotel with its wooden verandas.
On their menu you will find King garlic prawns, chicken Caesar burgers, lamb shanks, pork belly and five types of pizzas, just to name a few.
The bistro can be accessed by a ramp on George Street and inside there is an accessible bathroom located near the sports bar.
While in Woodford, you can learn more about the town’s rich past by dropping by the Woodford Museum.
It has plenty of interesting displays including miniature handmade buildings, which are replicas of historic Woodford buildings, as well as photographic displays, artefacts from a bygone era and more.
All the displays are well spaced out, meaning you can take your time to see and read up on everything, plus more space to manoeuvre wheelchairs and walkers.
The Art Gallery is also located in the same space and features a beautiful collection of sculptures, paintings and mosaics.
The Woodford Museum and Art Gallery has designated accessible parking bays and an accessible bathroom.
With more than 110,000 museum pieces are on display at the Caboolture Historical Village, you’re going to need a few hours to soak up everything the museum has to offer.
Whether you’re interested in maritime history, military, automotive or farming pieces, you will find all this plus more!
There are more than 70 historical buildings to explore, including old farmhouses, one-bedroom cottages, school houses, the train station and a hospital building.
The museum prides itself on being inclusive and welcoming to all, with more than 80 per cent of the village being wheelchair friendly.
It doesn’t matter if you are a child or an adult because patting, cuddling, and feeding cute farm animals is always a thrill (and makes for some adorable photos on your social media).
People of all ages and abilities will love a visit to White Ridge Farm in Elimbah, which prides itself on providing a hands-on experience for all visitors.
Some of the cute animals you will meet include Gypsy the Camel and Babe the miniature pig.
The farm also features hayrides in the back of a tractor and pony rides (which are accessible if you can self-transfer onto the pony or the vehicle), playgrounds, putt putt golf and picnic areas.
Bitumen pathways can be found inside the farm and there is also an accessible bathroom.
If you love fresh, juicy and sweet strawberries, then you can pick as many as you like to take home when you visit LuvaBerry Strawberry Farm in Elimbah.
Visitors can join in the free farm gate tour where you will learn all the secrets about farm life and the different strawberries grown there, or book in a picking session where you can pick your very own luscious berries straight from the plant.
Will you be making strawberry shortcake or strawberry smoothies? They are both good!
The farm owners are looking to make this activity more inclusive to welcome more people.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a real history buff or someone who likes to look at fancy old things, because there are thousands of artefacts and antiquities to browse through.
Highlights of the museum include suits of armour, medieval weapons, an Egyptian death mask, ancient coins, stained glass fragments from Winchester Cathedral and a penny-farthing bicycle.
This accessible north Brisbane museum is open and spacious with plenty of room for a wheelchair or walker to move around.