Are you keen to get those kids away from those screens and into some fresh air? Or maybe you want to glide into the sunshine and have a professional workout in the most beautiful gym in the Moreton Bay Region? In either case, Norfolk Lakes Park in Naragba, right near Brisbane, offers one of the most scenic parks and playground locations imaginable. Situated on Macdonald Drive, this is a must-visit for a casual stroll or a picnic with the whole family.
Your age doesn’t matter at Norfolk Lakes Park. Whether you’re a toddler or an adult you will find something to fall in love with. Younger children have a thrilling little playground with plenty of sliding, swinging, bouncing, climbing, and laughter to be had. Older kids will enjoy the wide open spaces to throw a Frisbee or kick a ball.
The park nestles nest to a gorgeous lake. A walking path runs along the entire lake and actually makes up part of a 16km circuit that weaves around Narangba (just in case you’re up for the challenge). You can even bring the dog along, although they’ll have to stay on the leash for now. Visitors are also welcome to paddle on the lake in a canoe or kayak and soak in the surroundings from a different angle.
The park is also home to a well thought out exercise park, which sits in solace surrounded by trees, water, and wildlife (check out the pictures). Even the toughest of competitors will get a challenge use the running tracks and gym equipment, and you can rest assured it’s a lot nicer than anything indoors.
The park features a few different shade areas with seating. One of which includes a free BBQ to enjoy the best of family picnics. Unfortunately there are no toilets as yet in the park, however this is being considered for the future. However, don’t let this turn you off. This is a beautiful outdoor area and well worth a trip for anyone planning to visit Moreton Bay Region.
From Caboolture head south on Morayfield Road turning onto Lindsay Road and taking a right onto O’Brien Road, a right onto Station Road (which turns into Burpengary Road). Then turn onto New Settlement Road and once again onto McKenzie Avenue. From Brisbane head north on the M1, taking exit 142 and heading along New Settlement Road, turning right on McKenzie Avenue.