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When you first arrive at Heritage Park, we recommend you visit 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.
Take a step back in time and imagine yourself 160 years ago, in one of the first European settlements in Southeast Queensland. The “Moray Fields” sugar plantation was owned by George Raff, who originally hailed from Morayshire in Scotland, hence the name he chose for his sugar plantation.
The heritage remains along the Heritage Trail have been carefully preserved and tell the stories and significant developments of the North Harbour site from early European settlement through to the present day. Our heritage trails offer educational signage allowing for complete immersion in this special space.
Compass Centre to Grave: 1.2km, 20-30mins return
Compass Centre to Homestead: 150m return, 2mins
Homestead Circuit: 200m, 5-10mins
Compass Centre to the Old Dairy and Wharf: 1km return, 20mins
Riverwalk, Old dairy to the picnic tables: 1km return, 15-20mins
Round trip > Compass Centre > Grave > River > Old Dairy > Compass Centre: 2.5km, 45mins – 1 hr
There are many walking and bicycle trails around the Heritage Park precinct including a mountain bike trail. For more information on the Mountain Bike Trail, click the ‘Learn More’ button below.Learn More
The ASSI Shelter is a dedicated space for the South Sea Islander community to remember their ancestors at this place.
The shelter is a nakamal style meeting house which has a more open architectural style to allow for the park-like nature of the setting. The shelter structure also has some lock-away storage facility so that the community group can leave things there safely and return to them.
The group plan to cultivate an area of ground close-by to the shelter, which will be developed as a garden area, where a variety of crops and materials can be grown. For this reason, there is a water supply provided in the vicinity of the car parking that is associated with the shelter site overlooking the river and up the bend.
North Harbour Heritage Park is open on weekends from 6am-sunset. Access to Heritage Park is from the end of Moreton Bay Boulevard, in North Harbour.