FREE Heritage Walk and Talk Tours in Moreton Bay

History buffs and curious explorers, rejoice! The Moreton Bay region is brimming with historical and cultural stories waiting to be discovered.

Thankfully, the friendly volunteers at our local Visitor Information Centres across the region offer a fantastic way to delve into the past: FREE heritage walk and talk tours!

Led by passionate locals armed with knowledge, these tours take you on a fascinating journey through charming villages and towns, showcasing the unique character of the Moreton Bay region.

Redcliffe Heritage Walk and Talk Tour

Did you know Queensland’s first penal colony was established on the Redcliffe peninsula in 1824 by a group of soldiers, convicts and government officials?

On the Redcliffe Heritage Walk and Talk Tour, departing from the Redcliffe Visitor Information Centre every weekday, you can learn about the history of Redcliffe Jetty and its role in the development of Redcliffe, stand on the very ground where European settlement in Queensland began and pay homage to the legendary Bee Gees who were founded in Redcliffe at the Bee Gees Way open air museum.

DURATION: 1.5 hours
Monday to Friday, from 9.30am
Redcliffe Visitor Information Centre

Woodford Heritage Walk and Talk Tour

Woodford is a town filled with history – all you have to do is join our volunteers from Moreton Bay Hinterland Visitor Information Centre on the Woodford Heritage Walk and Talk Tour!

Hear about the early days of Woodford and how it evolved from a timber settlement to a thriving cultural hub, admire the Windows of Woodford Gallery on the water tower, and stroll past Woodford's historical landmarks including the Leopard AS1 Tank within the Woodford Memorial Park.

DURATION: 0.5 hours
Wednesday and Saturday, from 10am
Moreton Bay Hinterland Visitor Information Centre

Samford Heritage Walk and Tour

Did you know the site of Queensland's worst train disaster that killed 16 people is near Samford?

Delve into the fascinating past of Samford with the volunteers from Samford Visitor Information Centre on the Samford Heritage Walk and Talk Tour where you will visit to the Samford District Historical Museum, step back in time and see a replica cottage showcasing the living conditions of Samford's early residents, and browse through the unique shops lining the main street, many of which are housed in heritage buildings.

DURATION: 0.5 hours
Wednesday and Sunday, from 10.30am
: Samford Visitor Information Centre

Bribie Island Heritage Walk and Talk Tour

Did you know during World War II, Bribie Island played a strategic role in coastal defense? Fort Bribie was constructed on the northern part of the island to protect Moreton Bay from potential enemy attacks. Remnants of the fortifications are still visible today.

Uncover the hidden gems and rich history of Bribie Island with our friendly volunteer tour guides! Tours are perfect for all ages and abilities, lasting 45-75 minutes depending on your interests.

DURATION: 45 minutes
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am
Bribie Island Visitor Information Centre


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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.