Caboolture is a town near the state capital of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.
The Caboolture area is the traditional home of the Kabi Aboriginal people. The name 'Kabultur' is derived from the Yugarabul dialect meaning 'place of the carpet snake'.
The Caboolture area was first settled in 1842 when the land around the Moreton Bay penal colony was opened up to free settlers. Due to its proximity to Brisbane, Caboolture was one of the first areas of the state opened up to European settlement.
Caboolture may be just 40 minutes from Downtown Brisbane but the beautiful area is a world of its own. It is a diverse area in every sense with sandy beaches, stunning mountain ranges and charming country villages (Caboolture Shire).
Caboolture is home to the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology which holds a vast collection of priceless antiques and art from up to 250 000 years ago. In accordance with the historical theme is the Caboolture Historical village which features a collection of restored buildings.
However, few attractions can compete with the appeal of the Pumicestone Passage and the internationally recognised marine sanctuary off Bribie Island. It is home to an array of compelling species like dolphins, dugongs, turtles and over 350 species of birdlife!
Bribie Island is an easy 20 minute drive from Caboolture and in itself is a popular tourist attraction - renown for excellent fishing waters, surf beaches and National Parks.
Back on the mainland the Caboolture scenic areas of Woodford and Mount Mee showcase the area in its true natural beauty.
You may like to visit the Caboolture Historical Village. The formation of the Caboolture Historical Society in 1959 was the catalyst for the formation of the Museum at its current site, with the first building arriving 20 years later. This building was the old Caboolture Shire Council Chambers, which is set up, just as it was all those years ago.
The Village Museum continues to grow and currently over 70 buildings and many thousands of historical items are housed in its grounds; making it one of the largest such Museum's in Queensland, with many unique displays.
It houses the only Museum dedicated to our feathered friends, in the Southern Hemisphere, in fact one of three in the world. In recognition of the birds and animals who served in the wars that our servicemen and women participated, there is a memorial to them opened in September 2014. Again, this is something else which is unique to this Museum.
More information at: historicalvillage.com.au