Moreton Bay The Local's Way

Every city has many faces – these are just some of a few. This is their Moreton Bay – the local’s way.

Experience Moreton Bay like a local – what they love about living here, where they go on the weekends and their insider-knowledge about their beloved community.

Play, shop, sleep and eat where the locals go – it’s a great way to get to know the region’s unique personality.

We chatted with some passionate people, and asked them to share some of the reasons why, they love calling Moreton Bay home.

With their help, you’ll be experiencing Moreton Bay, the local’s way, in no time!

Moreton Bay Rachel's Way

When USC Student, Rachel, isn't on campus studying for her Bachelor of Nursing Science, you'll find her at the beach, having a coffee with friends or in a quite spot writing.

Rachel is one of the lucky students that has the opportunity to live, play and study in the Moreton Bay Region.

With a passion for her local area and ambitions of being a community health nurser, here is what Rachel loves about Moreton Bay.


Moreton Bay The Roger's Way

Lauren and her husband Shane, along with their two children Pip (5) and Charlie (6) have called the Moreton Bay Region home for eight years.

Before having kids, both Lauren and Shane were city-slickers. When they decided it was time to start a family, they wanted to find somewhere more child-friendly and away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

For them, making the move to Moreton Bay was an easy choice when deciding where to start their family and raise their children.


Moreton Bay Tim's Way

Valori Espresso & Gallery was recently crowned the overall winner of the 2019 Forkies Eat & Drink Awards, recognising the Scarborough Coffee Shop as offering the best caffeine fix and best customer service in the whole Moreton Bay Region.

So, it’s safe to say that co-owner Tim Bates knows a thing or two about good coffee and running a successful business.

Tim has called Moreton Bay Region home for the past three years after travelling the world in a few different professions, before purchasing Valori and dedicating his life to making “warm drinks” for the people of Moreton Bay (which they thank him for).


Moreton Bay Janice's Way

Janice Charlish is a wearer of many hats – she’s the President of the Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc, a wife, mother, grandmother, full-time volunteer working with all the arts and a passionate Moreton Bay Region local.

After a lengthy career in the corporate world, Janice has spent the past 10 years dedicated to volunteering across the creative and cultural industries.

A testimony to her passion, in 2013 Janice received the Australia Day, Cultural Award from Moreton Bay Regional Council where she acknowledged all the volunteer arts and cultural workers in the Moreton Bay Region as “unsung heroes”.

Here are Janice’s top picks across the Moreton Bay Region.


The best places to Eat & Drink... As voted by locals!

The Forkies, Moreton Bay’s 2019 Eat & Drink Awards, went on a mission to uncover the best tastemakers and boozeshakers in the Moreton Bay Region.

The program was a celebration of the freshest, most inventive and memorable venues in the Moreton Bay Region.

With more than 10,000 votes, here’s who was crowned the very best when it comes to eating and drinking your way around this delicious region.


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Looking for more local recommendations? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, our volunteers are all locals and can assist you in finding that perfect local spot.

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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.