12 Amazing Experiences to Help You Make the Most of Living in Brisbane in 2020

Living in Brisbane

Living in Brisbane is great, even if we do say so ourselves! We’ve got an awesome city, we’re close to the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, we have the islands of beautiful Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains on our doorstep and plenty to do in magnificent sunshine year-round. At North Harbour we’re fortunate to get the chance to experience the best of North Brisbane working with our community partners in this great area. So, to help you make this year (and new decade!) your best yet, we’ve gathered up our 12 must-dos (one per month) to help you get the most out of living in Brisbane in 2020.

Living in Brisbane

January

Bite Markets at North Harbour

Living in Brisbane

Bite is the perfect spot to spend easy al fresco, tasty time with family and friends in 2020. With over 40 food trucks to choose from, live entertainment, activities for kids, market stalls and plenty of seating Bite is definitely a great place to start 2020.

Living in Brisbane

Living in Brisbane

  • Cost: $3 entry – under 12s are free – food cost ranges from $5 to around $20. Free parking
  • Dates: Every Friday and Saturday night
  • Where: Nolan Drive, exit 150 on the Bruce Highway

February

Moreton Lions AFL

Our local AFL ground hosts national warm-up games every pre-season. It’s a great chance to watch the big leagues up close and personal in one of the best facilities in Australia. This year you can catch Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide.

  • Cost: TBC but usually around $20 for an adult ticket, kids go free with a paying adult
  • When: Sunday February 23rd, kick off 3:10pm
  • Where: Moreton Bay Lions, Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex – AFL Precinct, Aquatic Centre Dr, Burpengary QLD 4505

March

North Harbour Heritage Park

Living in Brisbane

Yes, we might be a bit biased, but our new $3M Heritage Park really is worth a visit in 2020. Not only is it located in beautiful riverside parkland, it also offers 6km of mountain bike track, heritage trails, artefacts and Compass Centre, BBQs, picnic shelters and amenities.

  • Cost: Free
  • Opening times: 6am to sunset every day
  • Address: Access is through Moreton Bay Boulevard at North Harbour in Burpengary East, directions and more information are here

April

Redcliffe Festival of Sails

Every Good Friday, thousands of visitors flock to Suttons Beach to watch the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. It’s a great day with plenty of entertainment, good food, markets and much more. A perfect start to the Easter long weekend.

  • Cost: Free entry
  • When: Good Friday, times tbc
  • Where: Suttons Beach, Redcliffe

May

Dayboro Day Festival

Dayboro Day is a celebration of the country town of Dayboro, “the Town of Yesteryear”. The day includes entertainment, demonstrations and market stalls in Williams St (the main street of Dayboro) and the amazing pineapple pie eating contest and dry land raft race! An antiques and collectables Fair also runs at the Dayboro Showgrounds.

  • Cost: Free entry, food and market stalls inexpensive, free parking and shuttle bus
  • Opening times: Sunday May 31st, 8:30am-3pm
  • Where: Williams Street, Dayboro

June

Whale Watching

June to September is the best time to see the whales migrate north in Queensland. Living in Brisbane you have the choice of many whale watching cruises and can sometimes even see them from shore on one of our beautiful Moreton Bay beaches.

July

Abbey Medieval Festival

Living in Brisbane

Take a step back in time and enjoy the spectacular Abbey Medieval Festival. Held in the grounds of the Abbey Museum this is a unique opportunity to experience life in medieval times. You can watch jousting, catapults, battle re-enactments, drink mead, play games and so much more.

  • Cost: TBC, tickets go on sale on Feb 1st
  • When: July 11th and 12th
  • Where: 1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture, Queensland 4510

Living in Brisbane

August

Bribie Island Butterfly House

This beautiful space is home to over 1000 butterflies and is a very rare gem in the already extremely beautiful Bribie Island.

  • Cost: Adults $12, Concession $10 & pensioners, Child (4-15) $7, Family (2+2) $34
  • Opening times: Wednesdays & Sundays only 10am-4pm
  • Where: Bribie Island Butterfly House, 208 First Ave, Bongaree QLD 4507

September

Strawberry picking

There are heaps of places to pick strawberries in the school holidays with the kids and it’s a great day out with a satisfyingly tasty and healthy result!

  • Cost: Various
  • When: Most farms are open daily
  • Where: Various

October

Halloween at Caboolture Historical Village

Well worth a visit at any time of year, Caboolture Historical Village goes all out for Halloween! Heaps of lollies, scary snacks, devilish décor and scares a plenty.

  • Cost: TBC but 2019 cost $5 per entry
  • When: 31st October
  • Where: 280 Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture

November

CREEC

Caboolture Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) is set on 18 stunning acres hectares next to Burpengary Creek. The site has several habitats and is home to a wide range of wildlife. CREEC has one of the best playgrounds in north Brisbane and is a great place to explore nature and buy native plants from the community nursery.

  • Cost: Free
  • When: Open 7 days a week
  • Where: 150 Rowley Rd, Burpengary, Queensland, 4505

December

Burpengary Christmas Spectacular

Santa, Christmas markets, carols, entertainment and all things Christmas happen at the annual Burpengary Christmas Spectacular!

  • Cost: Free entry, cost for food, rides, beverages and market
  • When: TBC, usually first Saturday in December
  • Where: 111 Station Road, Burpengary

 

Find North Harbour

North Harbour’s Sales and Information Centre & Display Village is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm. Located on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive in Burpengary East, our 31 home Display Village is a great one-stop-shop for house hunters looking to find out what it’s like when living near Brisbane, showcasing brand new designs from 16 of Australia’s best builders including Bold Living, Burbank Homes Coral Homes, GJ Gardner Homes, Hallmark Homes, Homes by CMA, Integrale Homes, McLachlan Homes, Metricon Homes, OJ Pippin Homes, Oracle Platinum Homes, Orbit Homes, Pantha Homes, Stroud Homes, Stylemaster and Sunvista Homes. To learn more about our Display Village please click here.

To find out more about things to expect if you’re going to live in Brisbane please contact us and to keep up to date with the latest news and info, including our regular events, please sign up for our email updates and find us on Facebook and Instagram (@northharbourliving).

New Dog Park Open This Week: Now Four Awesome North Harbour Parks!

North Harbour Parks

North Harbour parks

With the opening of Habitat Park this week, there are now four North Harbour parks with another due to open later this year!

Habitat Park is a stunning new addition to the North Harbour masterplan and includes two much-anticipated off-leash dog exercise areas with dog play equipment for both small and large dogs, a playground area for children, fitness equipment, wetlands and bird watching seating.

The official opening of Habitat Park is this Sunday, June 23rd, 11am-2pm and will include:

  • Demonstrations from our Community Partners, the experts at Caboolture Dog Obedience Club. Club members will also be on hand to offer dog training advice
  • Entertainment and live broadcast from 101.5FM
  • Zach’s Pet Shop from Bite Markets at North Harbour will be giving away some doggy treat packs
  • Demo and fitness tips from North Harbour fitness guru Cam Smith
  • The Abbey Museum will be bringing a slice of medieval life to the party and offering a great competition to win tickets to the Abbey Medieval Festival
  • Free face painting
  • Free BBQ run by our Community Partners, Moreton Bay Lions AFL Club
  • Free North Harbour dog leads for doggy attendees
  • Free Paw Patrol Jumping Castle and Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Plus, giveaways and prizes

North Harbour’s proposed parks and community facilities cover more than half of the North Harbour site at a total of 1000 acres, an area approximately the size of 600 football fields. Each park in North Harbour has something unique to offer and is designed to connect through bike and walking tracks as part of the North Harbour masterplan. For more information on North Harbour parks please click here.

Land for Sale

North Harbour parks

Stage 34, The Denham Release, is our latest release at North Harbour offering house hunters a great new opportunity to purchase. The Denham Release is one of the best releases at North Harbour so far, offering both park front land for sale and north facing lots and is our first release to include both detached lots and Terrace Homes. (Our first release of Terrace Homes is now nearly all sold, with only one remaining). Burpengary has been identified as the second-best area for growth in Queensland (after Auchenflower in inner Brisbane).

Stage 34 is located opposite Habitat Park, and is also the closest release to the future Heritage Park which will open in late 2019 offering river access to a beautiful 9km stretch of the Caboolture River.

Non-Terrace land prices in Stage 34 start from $213,250 and land sizes range from 313sqm to 945sqm. As with all our releases, we have a variety of land categories on offer to suit all types of buyers:

  • Traditional – minimum size 576sqm with an 18m plus frontage;
  • Courtyard – minimum lot size 448sqm with frontages from 14m to 18m;
  • Premium Villa – minimum lot size 400sqm;
  • Courtyard 25 – minimum lot size 350sqm;
  • Premium Villa 25 – minimum lot size 312sqm

House and land packages in this Stage start from a very affordable $413,920 for a Hamptons-style Coral Home. Hamptons style homes can be viewed in our Display Village (read on or click here for more on our House and Land packages) and First Home Buyers also get a great helping hand with the First Home Buyers Grant, currently standing at $15,000. For more information on the First Home Buyers Grant click here.

Find North Harbour

North Harbour’s Sales and Information Centre & Display Village with café and two playgrounds is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm. Located on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive, Burpengary East, the Display Village showcases 33 brand new Display Homes from 17 of Australia’s best new home builders. To find out more about why North Harbour has the best parks sign up for our email updates and find us on Facebook and Instagram (@northharbourliving).

Weekends at North Harbour

BITE Markets at North Harbour are held every Friday and Saturday night (weather permitting) from 4pm-10pm. With over 40 flavour makers to choose from offering something for everyone, Bite is the perfect destination to catch up with friends and family. Click here to see Bite TV!

Cam’s Bootcamp: If you’d like to come try Cam’s Village Park Bootcamps please contact Cam on 0403 932 060 or visit www.cam-fit.com.

North Harbour parkrun: 7am, every Saturday. Free 5km cross country run / walk around the future Heritage Park, everyone is welcome!

Sunrise Yoga in the Park: 8am every Sunday, free yoga class to suit all levels in Reflections Park. Beginners welcome, for more information please click the link. Reflections Park is also one of the best kid parks in North Harbour for smaller children.

North Harbour Café is open every day including Friday Burger Nights and now delivers in the North Harbour and local areas every Friday night!