June 19, 2023
What’s on in Brisbane this weekend? Why not have an adventure in the reopened North Harbour Heritage Park, complete with its famous mountain bike routes.
Step into a world of natural beauty and outdoor adventure as we invite you to explore this hidden gem. With picturesque picnic areas, a thrilling mountain bike trail, and more, Heritage Park is the perfect destination for weekend fun with family and friends.
You can access the precinct from 6am to 6pm on weekends off Moreton Bay Blvd, Burpengary East.
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, spending time on the trails can be a great way to do it. And if you live in an area with beautiful scenery, mountain biking is a great way to appreciate the natural world.
There is an off-road bike trail in a beautiful riverside location by the Caboolture River at North Harbour. 6km of tracks to suit beginners, families, and intermediate level riders.
Dust off your mountain bike and Uncover the Hidden Gems of North Harbour Heritage Park.
Mountain biking is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the many health benefits of regular fitness and cardiovascular exercise.
What better way to experience the great outdoors than to eat some dust and get intimate with bushes on the trail? Seriously though, mountain biking, more than any other activity, allows you to quickly get off the beaten path and enjoy the solitude and majesty of nature.
For those less adventurous there are tracks that take you through the park at a nice leisurely pace and you can end up in various wonderful locations throughout the precinct.
North Harbour’s extensive parklands and open space at Burpengary East have taken top honours in the Parks and Recreation category at the prestigious 2021 UDIA Queensland Awards for Excellence.
The 1000 acres will take in the banks and meandering reaches of the river, adding to the beauty and opportunity. It also enhances North Harbour’s connection to beautiful Moreton Bay, its islands and healthy waterways, including the Pumicestone Passage, and offer easy access to a myriad of water-based activities, including fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming and more.
This park, which is built on land that has been in private ownership since the 1860s and is a Queensland Heritage Registered site, provides an insight into the early settlement of the area and the pioneering agricultural industries which emerged here.
The parkland includes pathways and tracks detailing the remnants of the past and the Compass Centre which tells the history of the North Harbour, “Moray Fields”, site through historic photographs, sketches and display objects which allow visitors to appreciate the stories and significant developments from the past up to the present day.
After learning about the history of the site, you can then walk through the heritage trails and view the remaining artefacts of the residents of yesteryear such as the Old Well, and the steps of the Old Homestead.
North Harbour Heritage Park features several spacious picnic shelters with BBQs, tables and benches. These are perfect spots to relax after walking the Heritage Trail and visiting the Compass Centre or to catch up with friends for a relaxed picnic/ BBQ by the river.
Strap the bikes on the back of the car and take the trip to North Harbour Heritage Park to fill a fun weekend.
Beginners/families: One trail with gentle gradient and smooth surface. Some obstacles such as roots, logs and rocks. Suitable for beginner mountain bikers with basic mountain-bike skills and off-road bikes.
Slightly more skilled/intermediate and families: Trail with moderate gradients, variable surface and obstacles.
› Minimum loop distance: 2.5km approx.
› Medium loop distance: 3.75km approx.
› Full circuit distance: 5.25km approx.
Opening hours: 6am to sunset on weekends until further notice
North Harbour parkrun is a free off-road 5km walk/ run held every Saturday at 7am in the North Harbour Heritage Park.
The parkrun community is vibrant, inclusive and encouraging – everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be a seasoned runner to take part. Young and old, walkers and runners. It’s all about your own personal health and fitness journey.
For more information and to sign up please head to the North Harbour Parkrun Facebook page: facebook.com/northharbourparkrun
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