Day Trip Ideas – Caboolture Region

Located just 50 minutes north of Brisbane’s city centre and 50 minutes south of the Sunshine Coast, Caboolture offers a great location for a day trip from Brisbane, the Sunny Coast and beyond. Enjoy the culture, sights and sounds of a beautiful town set in the rural backdrop of the Moreton Bay region.

Explore the Sunday Country Markets in Caboolture

Take in a little bit of country life at the Caboolture Country Markets. Grab a sausage sizzle and explore over 500 stalls, with everything from farm fresh eggs, produce, clothing, machinery, collectables, handmade crafts, bric-a-brac and plants.There’s jumping castles and pony rides for the kids and great selection of food to enjoy. Caboolture markets are the biggest "variety" markets near Brisbane - well worth taking a Sunday drive! Make sure to wear comfortable footwear!

Step back in time at the Caboolture Historical Village

Lose yourself in local history at the Caboolture Historical Village. With interactive displays, daily steam train rides, beautiful gardens, 70 plus buildings to explore and 110,000 objects to view, it’s a day trip the whole family will enjoy. See how local families lived their lives a century ago, from homestead to one bedroom cottages. Why not operate a hand water pump or explore the region's criminal history at the prison. It’s a day of fascinating finds. The Village also hosts a café and tourism information centre.

Take a Splash at the Aquatic Centre

Caboolture Aquatic Centre is more than just a ‘dip in the pool’. The facility has a fully equipped gymnasium and café to enjoy a nice cuppa. There is also a network of sports fields, bike paths and bushlands for adventure that surround the aquatic centre.

Picnic at the Lakes

Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the sights and sounds of Caboolture's Centenary Lakes. Beautifully landscaped with large tree covered grassed areas and lakes, the parklands is a haven for local water birds and aquatic plants. The park can be enjoyed via a network of pathways and bridges, looping around the lake system and surrounding parklands, making it great for push bikes, scooters and wheelchairs.

Sunday drive day trip to Caboolture Region

Surrounded by farmlands, mountain ranges and national parks, Caboolture is ideally situated as the gateway for Sunday drivers. For a beautiful two hour driving adventure, drive north on Damian Road from Caboolture through Beerburrum, turning left at Beerwah to Peachester. From Peachester follow the Kilcoy-Beerwah Road until you reach the D’Aguilar Highway Intersection. Turn right towards Woodford, taking aright handturn at D’Aguilar onto Mt Mee Road. At Dayboro, take the Dayboro Road to Petrie.

On this trip you can take in the beautiful picturesque forestry and mountains of Beerburrum Forest Reserve, Glass House Mountains National Park, Peachester State Forest and Mount Mee Forest which surround the western Caboolture region.

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Make your Sunday Drive in the Moreton Bay Region and hashtag your adventures on Insta #visitmoretonbayregion or tag us @visitmoretonbayregion on Facebook!

Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge.

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.