Brisbane Half Day Trips – Caboolture Train Line
We know that when you have little people that need naps, you don’t always want to do a full day trip. Try these ‘Half Day Trips’ on the Caboolture train line.
Easy (Green): A nice easy walk. Expect less than 6/7 minutes from station to the destination. Usually one or two very close destinations for a nice, relaxing half day out.
Medium (Yellow): Looking for a bit more of an adventure? These stations are usually no more than 15 minutes from their fun destinations. These stations often have multiple destinations too so there is tons of fun stuff to see and do!
Hard (Red): An adventurous day out. Expect longer than 15 minute walks from the station to the destination and there may be multiple destinations. A great choice for those who want to enjoy a good walk and have an active day out!
Eagle junction station – for an easy half day trip click here
Toombul station – for an easy half day trip click here
Nundah station – for an easy half day trip click here
Northgate station – for a hard half day trip click here
Zillmere station – Medium
Leave Zillmere station and head down Zillmere road for about 6 minutes and you will reach Zillmere Library. Zillmere Station has story time sessions for young children and singing sessions for toddlers and babies. Check out their website for more activities going on each day.
If you walk another 8 or so minutes down Zillmere road you’ll reach O’Callagan Park. This park has a fully fenced playground which includes two slides and swings. The park also has a basketball court and skating facility. Picnic areas and BBQs are also available to have a nice picnic lunch.
Bald Hills station – Hard
Once you leave Bald Hills Station, take the pathway that goes under the Gympie Arterial Road. Follow that pathway around and you will reach Stanley Day Park in about 14 minutes.
This lovely park has a playground which includes a slide, swings and a seesaw. There is also a large grassy area for kids to play in, as well as toilet facilities.
Strathpine station – Medium
After leaving Strathpine Station, head down Station Street until you get to Gympie Road. Cross at the lights and you should reach the Pine Rivers Art Gallery in about 5 minutes. The Gallery has a special program for kids called G.A.M.E: Gallery and Museum Explorers. As of our visit, there was a bird theme to the gallery, so all of the kid’s activities were based around birds.
Keep going down Gympie Road for about 7 minutes and you should reach Pine Rivers Park. Pine Rivers Park is a huge park which features several fenced playgrounds. Some of equipment in the playgrounds include a flying fox, slides, swings and climbing frames. There is also an incredibly fun pedal powered train which kids can ride all around the park and a maze which kids can navigate. The park is also suitable for children with special needs, and there is a liberty swing at the park which can be rented out. There are plenty of wide grassy spaces for kids to play on.
When it’s time for a break, there are plenty of picnic shelters and shady spaces around the park. BBQs are also available for a tasty picnic lunch.
Lawnton Station – Easy
After leaving Lawnton Station, go down Station Road and take a left down Todds Road. Keep going down the road until you reach Lawnton Swimming Pool. This should only take you about 8 minutes.
Lawnton Swimming Pool only costs $5.20 per child or $16 for a family pass which includes 2 adults and 2 children. There is a toddler’s pool and play area which includes mushroom fountains and caterpillar fountains. There are also 2 BBQs available on the site, making it a great place to BYO picnic.
If you feel like going out for lunch, try the Lawnton Tavern. Just across the road from Lawnton Station, Lawnton Tavern has some great kids deals. They have an $8 kids value meal and only an extra $3 to include a drink and ice-cream. On Fridays, kids eat free with any adult meal purchase.
Petrie Station – Easy
Once you leave Petrie Station, head down station road and take a left at Anzac Avenue. Follow Anzac Avenue and cross at the lights. Keep following the road down until you reach Petrie Place. The walk should take you about 8 minutes at most.
This park features a playground and a grassy area to play on. The bark covered playground includes a slide, climbing frame, fireman’s pole and swings. There is also a picnic area to enjoy a nice picnic lunch.
As of this writing, there is another park in the Petrie area, known as Wyllie Park. However, it is undergoing reconstruction so watch this space!
Caboolture station – Easy
Once you leave the station, walk down James Street past the lights until you get to Hasking Street. On the left is Caboolture Hub, which includes the Caboolture Library. The walk should take you about 4 minutes. Caboolture library features a children’s area and youth zone and a parent’s room. There are a huge variety of activities for children to partake in at the library, including story time. Check out what is going on at the library here.
The Caboolture Hub also features the Caboolture Art Gallery. At the time of our visiting, they were having an exhibition about cars and driving. The Creation Station at the gallery had a car theme and had plenty of fun activities for kids to create, including cardboard cars.
After you’ve finished at the library or gallery, check out the playground just outside Caboolture Hub. The playground features plenty of things to climb on and a spinning apparatus.