There are many things to do in Narangba and Burpengary, especially for families. Located in the Moreton Bay Region, Narangba and Burpengary are two suburbs with rural origins that have been redeveloped as residential areas. Rolling hills and paddocks, as well as bushland, lakes, and creeks still preside over much of the landscape. Well known for being a great place to raise a family, Narangba and Burpengary are growing communities with affordable homes and easy access to both Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast through the Bruce Highway and the nearby train line. The Narangba train station has recently received a refurbishment, with the new station now serving as a staging point for express trains both to and from the city, catering to the new executive class that calls the Narangba area home.
Narangba and Burpengary are part of the central Moreton Bay region, which also includes the nearby suburbs of Morayfield, North Lakes, Dakabin, Deception Bay, and Kallangur.
Does a comfortable drive through fields and paddocks sound like an enjoyable day out to you and your family? Narangba and Burpengary provide plenty of rural scenery, as well as stops for picnics or playgrounds for the kids. Plan for a nice, relaxing day out with the family, and perhaps a bite to eat at a local café or restaurant.
Here are some well-known stops and a few hidden gems in Narangba and Burpengary.
Do your kids have a love of BMX racing or skating? Narangba and Burpengary have a range of BMX and skate parks that are sure to keep your kids entertained for hours. For more information on specific parks, check out the Moreton Bay Regional Council website.
Several popular parks and community spaces exist in Narangba, creating a pleasant link between neighbouring streets and children’s playgrounds. Many of these parks meander along the serene Burpengary Creek, which is home to many native Australian animals. Here's three stand out parks that are worth a look if you have young kids.
Situated on the corner of McKenzie Avenue and McDonald Drive in Narangba, Norfolk Lakes Park is home to ducks and freshwater turtles, which are sure to delight the children. There are plenty of walking and bike paths to explore, as well as areas for barbeques and picnics.
One of the most popular parks in the area, Creekside Corner Park is known locally as Spiderman Park for the web-like climbing structures it contains. It offers something for kids of all ages, and backs on to serene bushland, making it a great place to relax with the family with a picnic or a party. It's located on Maidenhair Drive in the Creekside Estate.
Found at the end of Golden Wattle Drive in Narangba, Greenway Central Park is the perfect spot for a barbeque. It offers a cricket pitch, plenty of areas to kick a ball, picnic tables, a toddler play area, and a large structure for the older kids. By far the biggest attraction to this park, however, is the recently renovated flying fox. Kids are sure to love it.
In the Narangba and Burpengary region, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to shopping!
In Narangba itself, a community shopping village exists on Main Street along with Forrest Ridge, which boasts a Woolworths, bakery, two 24 hour gyms, many fast food options, and the always appealing Narangba Tavern. Similarly, Burpengary Plaza offers the basics for the locals, with a Woolworths, a chemist, several retail outlets and a travel agent.
For a more diverse shopping experience, the nearby North Lakes offers hundreds of specialty shops, most of the major department stores, and a vibrant restaurant and café precinct. A cinema and additional dining options are coming soon.
For a more relaxed vibe, Morayfield Shopping Centre some 15 minutes away, offers hundreds of specialty shops, a diverse Food Hall and a Birch Carroll and Coyle cinema complex. All of your shopping needs are catered for in the Narangba and Burpengary region, so you’re sure to find a bargain!
Whether it’s a picnic, a day out in the park, a nice meal with the family, or just an escape from the hustle and bustle of city living, Narangba and Burpengary have something for everyone! Check out these other local attractions: