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Fairy Doors on the Sandgate/Brighton Foreshore

There’s a mystery in north Brisbane. All over Brighton and Sandgate fairy doors are appearing!

Have you seen them? Where are they coming from?

Sandgate Fairy Doors – A Fairytale Mystery in Brisbane

We do believe in fairies! We do believe in fairies!

Families Magazine created a list of where to take kids who love fairies and, ever since, we’ve been more than a little fairy obsessed!

So when we got wind of a series of Sandgate Fairy Doors popping up we just had to open an official investigation.

Here’s what we know

Below is a map that covers the area where you can find the fairy doors.

Stick to the track along the foreshore between Decker Park and the end of the Brighton Health Campus (formally Eventide) and between between Nineteenth and Twenty Fifth Avenues you will be bound to find them!

There is also an older one carved into a tree in Scarborough Park.

Are these fairy doors connected? Who is placing them there? Where did they come from? What does it all mean?

What is the significance of fairy doors?

Traditionally, fairy doors are placed to encourage fairies to frequent the area. Children can visit the fairy doors, can leave little messages behind and can watch to see if any changes occur. We must stress – you should NOT touch or move the fairy doors but leave them there for others to enjoy.

Sandgate fairy doors may be the first time we’ve seen so many pop up around here but this has long been a tradition in parts of Europe.

Do you know anything about the Sandgate fairy doors?

We’re trying to find out more information about the doors. If you know ANYTHING and you’re happy to share some fairy secrets you can send an email to editor@familiesmagazine.com.au. Your identity will be protected as one of our chief fairytale sources.

Or should they mystery stay?

There’s something great about a mystery like this! The intrigue, the guessing, the imagining. Encourage your children to have a look for the fairy doors. Everyone needs a little magic in their lives!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

1 thought on “Fairy Doors on the Sandgate/Brighton Foreshore”

  1. As a frequent dog walker along the foreshore here at Brighton -I have been enjoying this mystery of the doors immensely .

    It gives me so much delight to see them and when there are new additions added-WOW.

    I love we don’t know anything about the doors or how they got there but with all the bad news we hear and see-how absolutely amazing it is to see something that makes us smile & just enjoy it?

    Thank you for spreading a little bit of magic around 😉


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