The Caboolture Historic village is an open air village made up of approx 70+ buildings and 50,000 articles of all kinds of Australian history. This village is set out like a miniature town, with most of the buildings being donated and transported to be onsite here. There is information on the buildings anitique collections. We started to feel...more
Located across the road from the Butcher was Zanow's shed. Johan & Maria were early settlers in the Caboolture area who earnt their living by establishing a sawmill. It was used a a Sawmill, but later, when it was moved to Mill road, became a shop for maintenance of mill machinery. A little further along the street, I headed into the Post Office...more
Continuing our walk, we headed around the corner, past the Hotel to a Garage that men would love. To me “a typical garage!’ but to my husband and I guess other men, full of interesting memorabilia of what was used in a Garage in the past. Old signs, oil cans, Petrol bowsers, car parts and heaps more, plenty for nostalgia!And guess what! It was that...more
The Caboolture Markets are HUGE, having over 500 stalls, selling new & second hand items, fresh fruit & vegetables, new art & crafts, books, plants, including herbs, and the most tasty Popcorn I have ever tasted. You can buy Dagwood dogs, and other hot foods, and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. It is situated in the Caboolture Showgrounds, and is...more
There are more buildings than I have mentioned. Thomas the Tank Engine was in his shed, and comes out to take you on a Train ride around part of the complex. Inside the station, is a model train display. Children would love this!For the ladies, in a hall is a jewellery display and jeweller’s working making pieces for sale that you can buy.Another...more
Around this area near the School house, were wood crafters, pumps, Tractor display, Carpenter’s shop and a Transport Museum, quite a bit of interest for your man!The CWA cottage [country women’s association] that is found and still is in country towns of Australia was next. the CWA tries to improve the conditions for women and children and make...more
We stopped at the school house, and read the rules of what and what not Female Teachers could do, mmmm! Couldn’t do too much back in those days! Women teachers were not allowed to marry during the school term, and they were not allowed to keep the company of men! They were not allowed to smoke cigarettes, nor linger down at the Ice cream shop in...more
Like country life and cows, want to see how milk was produced years ago, then take a look in the Dairy Museum. Pull “Betsy’s “ tail, and she will produce a LOUD MOO! I don’t think she liked that too much at all! Push the button, and the display will start. CAMERA MUSEUM..............Here we are on VT, easily putting photo’s with our tips.A stop in...more
Next to this was the Maritime museum. In here was a collection of model sailing ships that were built for the Australian centenary in 1988. Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet, comprising 11 ships and around 1,350 people, arrived at Botany Bay between 18 and 20 January 1788. The Fleet contained the convicts and marines that are now known as...more
Across the road from the Cottages were where the farm implements were, Carriages, and the old style sheds in the photo. A Horse Wim was on display. These were used by farmers to grind grain, drive chaff cutters and many other implements. [photo's 5 & 6] This was before the time of stationery Tractor's and Engines.Hens were in the "chook house" and...more
Next door, was the slightly larger Machonicie cottage. This cottage is very interesting, as the Walls are still lined with Newspapers of the day. This is what they used to do, cover the rough wood with paper. Paper was available, and paper was a good insulator. Paper was also used as decoration, being cut into different shapes, and for doilies....more
Following this street after having a look at the Axemen's hall of fame, we rounded the corner to a cute little Blue house which was known as "Buchanan cottage." This cottage was in two pieces, with the bedrooms, dining area in the 1st section, and the kitchen in the rear.It is called a "Double House."I thought this was a real "little cutie!"more
Following the road, we came across the Lutheran Hall which was full of Old Wirless’s, Gramaphones, really anything to do with playing music. A good display here, and if you happen to have an old wireless that needs repairing, members can be contacted to do the job.Next door, the building was full of Typewriter’s and other types of articles that...more
Across the road from the Garage in a small building was the “Morgue” and the “Lock-Up”. Inside the "Lock-Up" the hard bed had a sign saying not to sit on it as it was “flea Infested!’ so we definitely gave that a miss. The door looked stronger than the building!There were some interesting signs on the walls about people who had committed crimes,...more
Probably my favorite in the whole complex was the “General Store.”This brought back many memories. On display were many old boxes and tins of groceries that my Mother used to buy, and that are no longer available these days, why? I don’t know, have our tastes changed or are they too expensive to make any more, what a shame! I am so glad that people...more
On walking through the entrance gates, we were greeted by a short street in which were “Moody’s Kitchen, Barber’s shop, Zanow’s shed, General store and Post Office. I spotted a nice Mural here, and later on, found more Mural’s scattered around the village.A look in the Butcher’s shop, and there was the huge Butcher’s block, just like in our local...more
This is a lovely area for a quiet stop off and stroll. The main lakes front Morayfield Road but behind them is a lot of waterways feeding them. Ducks and other birds frequent the area all year round and at certain times of the year the correllas make a raucous noise as 100's descend on the area, usually around sunset. The flowering plants and...more
This is a wonderful way to have a look at the history of the Caboolture area. The Historical Society have transported (or have had transported) buildings from throughout the shire to the site including the original hospital, police station and even the morgue. There is about 50 buildings in total and they are mostly decked out in period furniture....more
Located right in the centre of Caboolture, this RSL club offers good meals.
You need to sign in when you arrive if you are not a member, so make sure you have something with your name and address on it for verification that you are not a local. We used our Driver's Licence.
We went to the Bistro, here they had a ‘specials menu’ where all the meals cost $15. 
I had Battered Barramundi, it wasn’t Australian Barrumundi but still was nice. A huge piece, chips, plenty of salad and tartare sauce, a huge meal which was very nice. I could only eat half!
My husband had Lamb Cutlets. On his plate were 3 lamb cutlets in a nice sauce, chips and salad, he said it was really nice and struggled to get through his meal and he eats quite a large meal!
With either meals, we could choose between chips & salad, or vegetables.
Very nice HUGE meals, at a very reasonable price.
All were cooked fresh, and service was very good.
You can choose from the Menu as well, prices for meals on here were much dearer.
Check out the website for other meals available, and what entertainment is on at the Club.
The Gift shop is located right next to where you buy your admission ticket. It is not large, but had some really nice, different gifts for people that are visiting from oversea's.
Some ideas are.........
Australian clothing protector...
Placemats, Tea Towels & shoppping bags, all in Australian designs.....
Nice bone china mugs with Blue wrens or Australian native flowers, only $9.95,
Australian Tea or Tea Bags.......
Hand- painted brooches............
Australian games for children just to name a few items.
Quality and price was good.
This drive takes you past farms set amongst the rolling hills, and plantations of pineapples and fruit trees. The area is quite fertile, and usually the roadside stalls are selling fresh produce direct from the farm at reasonable prices.A nice detour from the main road, is to take the road from Woodford, that passes by the Woodford Correction...more
Only 75 kms from Caboolture is Kilcoy, the home of the “Yowie”The Yowie is reputed to be half-man half-beast, and is Australia's equivalent of the Himalayan Yetie or America's Big Foot, appearing in Aboriginal folk lore dating back thousands of years. Official statistics show that over 3 000 sightings were reported throughout Australia between...more