With almost 70 years’ experience, Simonds has developed a reputation for building some of Australia’s best homes. From humble beginnings in 1949, the Simonds team has grown into one of Australia’s leading homebuilders and is dedicated to delivering a personalised customer experience which offers customers more, in every sense of the word.
Simonds has one design showcased at North Harbour: The Como 2716. The Como is a stunning family home which is set apart by its well thought out designer spaces – from the large family room, to the kitchen and family room opening onto a superb al fresco area.
To find out more about building with Simonds at North Harbour contact us.
Easter School Holidays
As usual, our beautiful Moreton Bay Region is packed with great ways to spend your Easter school holidays. Below are some ideas which are sure to amuse:
1 – Caboolture Historical Village – Easter Sunday Egg Hunt and activity days
280 Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture QLD 4510
The Easter Bunny is hopping into the Village from 10am to 12noon with 500 eggs plus two large golden eggs to give away! He’ll be hiding all over the Village and giving the kids lots of chances to find him and those eggs. Entry is $10 for adults and $5 for kids which includes a train ride, egg hunt and a chance to pose with the Easter Bunny (10 am to 12 noon). The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00 am with gates opening at 9:00 am. To find out more visit the website.
If you can’t make the Easter Egg Hunt but would like to visit the Village, the team will be hosting activity days during the school holidays. More information can be found here.
2 – CREEC, Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre
150 Rowley Road, Burpengary 4505
One of our community partners, CREEC is set on 18 hectares next to Burpengary Creek. The site has several habitats and is home to a wide range of wildlife. On site is an administration building with auditorium, a community nursery, playground, BBQ and interpretive trail.
The playground has equipment to suit the smallest of littlies to mid-teens and features a double flying fox running through the middle of the park.
The playground has a large swing, a spinning roundabout, a long bench with rollers that you can lie on and roll through to the other side. The little kids area has a large old rain tank house with a slide, climbing poles and a sandpit.
CREEC’s 18-hectare reserve offers an excellent self-guided walking track which is pram and bike-friendly providing information points which backs onto the Burpengary Creek.
The environment centre and nursery are open Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and offer a wide range of activities and native plants for sale (NB – check the Facebook page for nursery opening times). For more information and photos check out this handy review by Brisbane Kids.
3 – The Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, Kids Dig It! Egyptian Family Fun Week
1-63 The Abbey Place (off Old Toorbul Rd), Caboolture 4510
From 9th – 13th April enjoy some authentic Egyptian family fun with our community partners the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology. Activities include Egyptian games and jewellery, dress-up like an Egyptian Pharaoh or Queen, make a Sistrum or Canopic Jar (or find out what these are during an Egyptian Mumification)! Plus, archaeological digs and archery. Doors open at 9.30am, click here for more details and to purchase tickets.
4 – Sandstone Point Hotel – WaterWorld Central
1800 Bribie Island Road, Sandstone Point
WaterWorld Central inflatable waterpark will be open from Saturday 31st March – Sunday 8th April – with giant inflatable pools and water slides including: Dragon Pool, Shark World, Dolphin Slide, Wading Pool, Hippo Slide and Water Zorb Balls! For more information and to book visit www.waterworldcentral.com.au.
5 – Australia Zoo
1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah 4519
Australia Zoo is always worth a visit and with an Easter Sunday Egg Hunt, a visit from the Easter Bilby, pony rides and free face painting as well as the usual croctastic fun it’s guaranteed to be an awesome Easter weekend. Then, from the 2nd of April, set out on an exciting adventure with Robert’s Treasure Hunt. Uncover the clues to win a ripper prize! Plus, play Laser Tag while weaving through an Inflatable Maze.
6 – Petrie to Redcliffe bike ride
If you need to burn off some chocolate, the Petrie to Redcliffe Brisbane bikeways shared path is a great way to get the family active. The path is 3m wide, offering plenty of space to accommodate all types of users – walkers, cyclists, scooter riders, skaters, skateboarders, joggers, pram pushers, motorised wheelchair users, mobility scooter users, and of course furry, four legged, (leashed) friends.
The shared pathway stretches 12.6km from Petrie to Kippa-Ring (a round trip of 25.2km), running parallel to the Moreton Bay Rail Link passing through Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill and Rothwell. This wonderful Brisbane bikeways shared path features colourful murals created by talented local artists.
7 – The Australian Vintage Aircraft Society (TAVAS) Great War Flying Display
Caboolture Airfield, Aerodrome Road, Caboolture
Whilst not actually in the school holidays, as it is held on the weekend of April 22-23, we’ve included this because it sounds awesome! Exactly 100 years after the death of the Red Baron, TAVAS is showcasing the only collection of flying Great War aircraft types in Australia – plus more from WW2, Korea, Vietnam and the modern day – over one unique family weekend.
TAVAS holds Australia’s only collection of accurate, flying WW1 replicas and reproductions and the day will include free WW1 fighter flight simulator experience, joy flights, static displays, vehicles and re-enactors plus the chance to have your photo taken in an ex jet fighter cockpit.
That’s it from us, have a great week and enjoy the Easter break.
North Harbour is a masterplanned community development on the northside of Brisbane, in Burpengary East. Our Sales & Information Centre and Display Village (with 35 display homes including Simonds) are open seven days a week, 10am-5pm. For more information regarding land available for sale or to make an appointment please contact us.
Please note we will be closed on Good Friday (March 30th) and Easter Sunday (April 1st).