2018 Australia Day – Activities, Food and More….

Archived Post from 2018


January 26th is coming up fast and the folk at the Village are busy planning another great Australia Day event for all.

It is one of the biggest days of the calendar for the Village and there is a lot being planned.  Invite your family and friends to help us make it the biggest day yet.


Gates open at 9:00 am sharp.
Adults – $10 and Children under 16 FREE!

Plenty of parking at QSEC via Tuckeroo Drive with a gold coin donation to the Caboolture & District Woodcrafters.

Exhibits & Shops

The Dairy refurbishment is almost complete and although not quite finished the 1955 Club Diner Car Rail Carriage and adjacent deck will be open on the day.

Got a sweet tooth then look for the Fudge lady at the main building or go to the Ye Old Lolly shop opposite the station and next to our own Goat Soap lady who makes her product on the premises and offers many beautiful gift packs for sale.

Hotel & Entertainment


Kangagang – children’s concert on the hospital green, watch the young ones be mesmerised by this show plus the ‘make a musical instrument’ project – see their home page – www.thekangagang.com

The Country Pub opens at 10:00 am and with the help of Blarney Stone Irish Bush Band will keep hopping till late in the afternoon. A great group of entertainers, one of the Village favourites.

Two beers on tap from the Thirsty Chiefs plus our normal selection.

The Caboolture Kilties, our own pipe band of many years will be there to stir the memories and play lots of old favourites.

Our famous re-enactments, not necessarily noted for their accuracy in historical facts but very much noted for the noise, smoke and entertainment. Bushrangers also prowl the site from their lair looking for the poor victims of their strange brand of humour. Always entertaining.



Blackie and Josie are ready for an influx of visitors, so come along and see them in person.



Pies with mushy peas at the pub, sausage rolls covered in tomato sauce there also and very hard to beat – but we can equal it.

Snags on a slice of bread topped by soft brown onions – delicious, supplied by our good friends at the Longyard Beef Company at Bellmere and Ningi.

We will have hamburgers this year cooked with tlc by our friends from Morayfield Lions.

Bring a Picnic

Australia Day at the Village offers you a day for the budget conscious where you can bring in a picnic lunch (sorry no alcohol can be brought in) and enjoy our surrounds or something for those who wish to try a little of everything. It is a great family day at a great family venue with minimal traffic hassles and lots of fun and action. Come along and see for yourself.

Grande Parade

Our Parade of the variety of vehicles you only normally see in books but these are working machines lovingly restored by their owners and the Village Restoration group.

Axemen Demos

This year will be the axemen outside the Axeman’s Hall of Fame doing some demos plus allowing visitors to have a go at the crosscut saw.

Toad Races

Toad races, don’t know how it works? Come along, lease a steed and see if you can win the gold.


  • 11th Lighthorse Troop
  • Antique & Machinery Restoration – AMRSQ
  • Caboolture & District Woodcrafters Inc
  • Caboolture Gem Club
  • Caboolture Family History Research Group
  • Pottery Club

All the Clubs will be open and some demonstrating their various skills, for example the Woodies will be demonstrating wood turning and the Gemmies talking and displaying many of their products most of which are for sale.

Interested in pottery then talk to the staff and book in to their classes. All the clubs on our premises are willing to take on new members in fact they thrive on it. Come along and see for yourself.

The 11th Lighthorse will be demonstrating the making of shotgun cartridges and reloading of the same. Some historic weapons will also be on display for close inspection. (Please note these weapons are legally de-activated and therefore incapable of firing projectiles.)


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