With 2.117 million people residing in the Queensland capital city of Brisbane, it is considered Australia’s third largest inland city. The city itself resides along the Brisbane River, bringing with it iconic landmarks like The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the Science Museum, the CityCat transport system, the Story Bridge, South Bank and, of course, Mount Coot-tha.
Outside of the CBD, there are other regions residing within its borders. To the north, you’ll find Caboolture, lying within the Moreton Bay Council area. Originally a livestock station, the name Caboolture originates from the original phrase cabul-tur, which means ‘place of carpet snakes’. It was settled in 1842, and today is known for being one of the largest growers of strawberries in Queensland, which you can sample at the Caboolture Markets.
A little south of Caboolture on the coastline is Redcliffe. Known as a family friendly town, adults and kids of all ages will love the Scarborough Park, Settlement Cove Lagoon and Sutton’s Beach. Of course, you can’t speak of Redcliffe without mentioning Bee Gees Way, which brings to like the originating area of the three-brother band.
Back inland, 45 minutes from Brisbane is Ipswich. Often overlooked for Brisbane, Ipswich is more than worth the visit. Take a trip to Queens Park, The Workshops Rail Museum or White Rock in the Spring Mountain Conversation Estate.
The Brisbane region is the ideal holiday spot or for a permanent move for the whole family.