In this week’s Blog I’m going to focus on something which is a favourite topic of mine…SHOPPING!
One of the major things North Harbour has going for us is our excellent location on the growing Northside of Brisbane. Not only is our suburb of Burpengary East recognised as one of the top “bang for your buck” suburbs in Brisbane (thank you Channel 9), our close proximity to major global shopping identities such as Costco and IKEA mean we’re ideally placed to enjoy some of Brisbane’s best shopping opportunities.
And while our neighbouring suburb of North Lakes is reaching capacity we have plenty of Home and Land Packages North Lakes style available for sale. In fact, many of our residents were referred to us by our friends at North Lakes when they visited looking for Home and Land Packages at North Lakes.
North Lakes shopping centre has recently had a major refurbishment and now has not only all the major shopping brands but also a cinema and outdoor dining precinct. With the Easter holidays coming up, this is a definite plus to have on our doorstep.
And, if you prefer to do your shopping al fresco, you’re in luck as the Moreton Bay Region also boasts some seriously lovely markets. Our closest is Burpengary market which is held at the State School every Saturday.
Burpengary market – Burpengary State School, 35 Station Rd Burpengary
Well worth a visit, this friendly market has it all: Artists, hand crafts, food, fruit and veg, toys, plants, clothes, brick a brac and much more. There are even regular buskers to entertain you as you browse.
Where: Burpengary State School car park, Cnr Jill and Station Rd, Burpengary 4505
When: Every Saturday 7am – 1pm
Phone: 0415 335 098 (please do not ring after 6pm)
Manager: Jimmy Sullivan
One of the largest local markets is about 15 minutes north west of North Harbour at Caboolture. Held every Sunday, the Caboolture Country Markets holds over 500 stalls including food, plants, fruit, vegetables, art, craft, new clothing, footwear, computers and general bric-a-brac. It’s a huge event and well worth a visit – make sure you take a hat, water and a comfortable pair of shoes…it’s massive and you’ll probably need more than one visit to get it all in.
Caboolture Country Markets Caboolture Showgrounds – Beerburrum Road, Caboolture
- Phone: (07) 5495 3759
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Caboolture Country Markets
- Open: Every Sunday: 6.00am – 12.00noon. Except Caboolture Show Sunday & Christmas.
Slightly further north are the three Sunday markets on Bribie Island, approximately half an hour’s drive away and well worth the trip. These markets are the place to buy art, accessories, adult clothing, bric-a-brac, books and magazines, belts, children’s clothing, crystal, cushions, cacti, cakes, drinks, dolls and much more. We recommend enjoying lunch at Saviges or Sandstone Point Hotel on your way home…tried and tested by the North Harbour team of tummies!
Qld Cancer Council Markets
Brennan Park – Welsby Parade, Bribie Island
- Phone: (07) 3408 1896
- Open: First Sunday of each month: 7.00am – 12.00noon
Bribie Rotary Markets
Brennan Park, Toorbul Street, Bongaree Bribie Island
- Open: Second Sunday of each month: 6.00am – 1.00pm
Bribie Island Art & Crafts Fair
Bribie Island Community Arts Centre – Sunderland Drive, Bribie Island
- Open: Last Sunday of each month: 8.30am – 1.00pm
Also about 30 minutes south east, on the opposite side of Deception Bay, and this time on a Saturday, are the Handmade Redcliffe Markets. Made with love is the motto of these markets. Enjoy an ambient atmosphere with live music, delicious food and stunning handmade products that excite the soul. Indoor markets and food, craft, fruit, vegetables, plants, bric-a-brac.
Handmade Redcliffe Markets, Woody Point Memorial Hall, Corner Oxley Avenue and Hornibrook Esplanade, Woody Point
- Phone: 0403 776 378
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: Handmade Redcliffe Markets
- Open: Usually the 1st Saturday of the month from 2.30pm to 7.00pm. Check web site for dates.
Redcliffe also offers two more markets:
Redcliffe Jetty Markets, Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
- Phone: 0425 304 678
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Redcliffe Jetty Markets
- Open: Every Sunday: 8.00am – 2.00pm
Wander through the wide variety of art, crafts stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables while listening to very changing entertainment.
Redcliffe Showgrounds Markets
Redcliffe Showgrounds – Scarborough Road, Redcliffe
- Phone: 0418 191 578
- Open: Every Sunday: 6.00am – 11.00am except Redcliffe Show Sunday & Christmas.
Cost: 20c donation for different local charity each week. Stalls including food, plants, fruit & vegetables and general bric-a-brac.
There’s also heaps going on further south. Just 20 minutes from North Harbour is Old Petrie Town Market. Selling arts, retro wares, jewellery and antiques, crafts, plants, homemade treats, fruit and vegetables and plenty of food the Old Town also houses a selection of boutiques, a working blacksmith, pottery and plenty to see and do every Sunday such as horse rides, bouncy castle, face painting, massage and even psychics! Well worth a visit and wear stretchy pants – there are a lot of gorgeous food opportunities from German sausages to Thai food and waffles as well as samples to try from the local cheese and rum factories.
Old Petrie Town – Dayboro Road, Kurwongbah
- Phone: (07) 3285 5934
- Email: email@example.com
- Open: Every Sunday: 8.00am – 2.00pm
- Click here for more information
Also to the south are the Strathpine State School Flea Markets. Another sizable weekly event, with all-weather market indoor and outdoor stalls. This market offers haircuts, massage, food and drink, music, lots of trash and treasure, arts and crafts, hardware, plants and much, much more!
Strathpine State School Flea Markets , Pine Rivers Showgrounds – 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton
- Phone: 0403 054 085
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open: Every Saturday: 6.00am – 12.00 noon
And finally, further inland is the Wamuran Country Markets. It’s a longer but very beautiful drive to get there, about 30 minutes from North Harbour and well worth a visit, maybe on the way to lunch at Woodford. Enjoy a BBQ and cake stall run by the Wamuran Men’s Shed, Devonshire teas on the verandah of the Old Wamuran School, pre-loved books, 2nd hand stalls, fresh locally-grown fruit and vegies, herb seedlings, jams and pickles/relishes, lots of crafts and plants, cakes and slices and much more. Come along for a browse, buy your supplies and gifts, have a feed and a cuppa in the fun and friendly atmosphere.
Wamuran Community Hall grounds, D’Aguilar Highway, Wamuran
- Phone: (07) 5496 6526
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: Wamuran Community Website
- Open: Fourth Saturday of every month from 7.00am
You can find contact information and more details for each market here. So much to do locally is just one of the many reasons to buy House and Land Packages at North Harbour. Our beautiful Moreton Bay Region just gets better and better! I’ll be back next week with more North Harbour news and views. Have a great week ?
North Harbour Sales Office & Display Village is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm (excluding public holidays). For more information regarding available House and Land Packages or to make an appointment call Aidan on 5433 1111, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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