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Published September 28th 2015
Explore Shorncliffe and Cabbage Tree Creek
Cabbage Tree Creek is a quiet little spot in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, with a lot of history to explore in the surrounding areas.
Head to Sandgate and explore this lovely old suburb that has an intriguing mix of modern and historical buildings. Start your tour at the recently restored Sandgate Town Hall before heading along Eagle Terrace, which is high above the sea and winds around to Park Parade with views down to the parklands and overlooking the Shorncliffe Pier which is also being restored. Note the wonderful old homes with spectacular views out over Moreton Bay with beautiful parks between the road and the sea. You can probably stop for a while here for your morning tea or a walk in the park.
Sandgate Town Hall
Then drive along the esplanade – following the waterline around to Cabbage Tree Creek – the road is now Sinbad Road. You will pass two of the boating clubs housed there. The Sandgate Yacht Club formed in 1912, which sails on alternate Sundays is the first club you pass along Cabbage Tree Creek. You can check their website to find out sailing dates. The other is the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club was formed in 1948 , and you don't have to be a member to visit the Club, which offers full dining and bar facilities.
Drive or walk along the road beside the creek – Cabbage Tree Creek or Tighgum Creek (it has two names) and see some of the fishing fleet if they are in port. If you are lucky, you will be able to buy fresh fish or prawns from one of the trawlers or other outlets there.
One of the Trawlers in the Creek
It is a popular spot for canoeists – and a great place for watching for seabirds. So take your camera. If you want to do your own fishing it is a quiet spot and very popular, but check the tide times as you are probably best trying your luck at high tide.
Along the Creek
There are many lawned parks and places for children to run around and burn off their energy, and there are great spots for a picnic lunch or just to sit and enjoy the seaside scenery. It is a lovely area to walk too. There are a number of food outlets in the area if you do not have your own picnic supplies.
The waterfront is not far from the Shorncliffe Railway Station, so here would be a good train journey too, but make sure to check the train timetables.
Enjoy this beautiful quiet spot in the northern suburbs of Brisbane.