Caboolture is an outer suburb if Brisbane. Not that long ago Caboolture was a long way from the big city, with its own heritage and culture. Not any longer.

The Historic village is an attempt to cling onto once was, but is now no longer.

Caboolture is a new suburb, and everything is new. Unfortunately that has meant some awful development decisions have been made. E.g. the main street is a soulless.

The Caboolture area was first settled in 1842 when the land around the Moreton Bay penal colony was opened up to free settlers. Due to its proximity to Brisbane, Caboolture was one of the first areas of the state opened up to Europeans

By the mid 1860s the local pastoralists were experimenting with sugar cane and cotton. In 1867, a tiny settlement was established as a supply and trading centre for the settlers in the area.

Settlement in Caboolture was accelerated with the discovery of gold at Gympie. In 1868, the town was used as a stop-over point by the Cobb and Co coach service.

Something was here from an historic perspective, but no longer.

The Caboolture War Memorial is in the main strip; so too the tribute to the guitar singer.

The Churches are new.

There are no traditional hotels remaining in Caboolture.

In short there is no reason to visit.

Heritage diary




Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course