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Centenary Lakes, Caboolture

Looking for a change of scenery and pace, with the convenience of nearby amenities and shops? Centenary Lakes at Caboolture is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic and get out and about.

Close to the town centre, this beautiful water parkland offers quiet, shaded areas for BBQs, bird watching, and an accessible pathway which weaves around, over and between the lakes.

Located within the same precinct as the Caboolture Sports Complex and on the banks of the Caboolture River, Centenary Lakes is known for its spacious green lawns, and lakes with towering water fountains.

Park in one of the designated accessible parking bays and it is just a short distance to the main pathway that wraps around the water. In total, the Caboolture Lakes loop is a little over 2km, or 2,755 steps if you’re walking. Take your time as you stop at the bench seats and shaded grass areas along the way.

Centenary Lakes at Caboolture is home to many birds and other wildlife
Centenary Lakes at Caboolture is home to many birds and other wildlife

Enjoy the views across the water and see the many water birds that call the parklands home, before returning to the sheltered picnic areas.

The pathways are concrete and mostly flat, and the wooden bridge crossings are also wheelchair and walker friendly. Not all of the track is shaded, so make sure you bring a hat, water bottle, and sunscreen.

Up the grassy slope behind the lakes is a toilet block with ambulant and wheelchair-accessible facilities and Braille signage. This is located near a filtered water fountain and tap (where you can safely refill your water bottle), and additional shelters and BBQs. These amenities can also be accessed from the carpark across a flat, grassed area and back onto a concrete path.

Service and support animals are welcome on your outing, and there are dog waste bags and bins available on site. A fenced, dog off-leash area is located behind houses in Elliott Street and adjacent to Riverview Street.

To the left of the carpark is the fully-fenced Apex Park, which has play equipment and sand flooring. There is also another shaded BBQ area and picnic grounds with table and chairs. Drive further into the complex you will find the sporting fields and clubs.

Centenary Lakes is great for wildlife watching and experiencing the great outdoors. It is ideal for individuals, families and groups to meet, play and relax.

Accessible bridges and paths circle Centenary Lakes at Caboolture
Accessible bridges and paths circle Centenary Lakes at Caboolture


  • Accessible car parks
  • Concrete pathways and bridges around lakes
  • Picnic shelters
  • Table and chairs
  • BBQs
  • Bench seats
  • Fitness equipment (currently undergoing renewal works)
  • Adjacent fenced playground (Apex Park)
  • Accessible/ambulant toilets
  • Filtered water fountain and tap
  • Dog waste bags
  • Rubbish bins
  • Dog off-leash area

Accessible equipment/areas:

  • Flat, concrete pathways that weave around, over and between the lakes. Perfect for bird watching, picnics, and strolls in the sunshine.

Nearby Venues/Food & Drink:

Pack your own picnic lunch and enjoy at one of the shaded tables with views of the lakes, fountains, and birds. BBQ facilities are also available.

Centenary Lakes is located just a short drive to local cafés and shops, including Caboolture Square, Morayfield Shopping Centre, Caboolture Coles, ALDI Caboolture and Caboolture RSL Club.

Explore the bushland areas around Centenary Lakes
Explore the bushland areas around Centenary Lakes

Sensory Considerations


  • Grass, plants, trees
  • Playground with hard and soft textures (sand flooring and plastic equipment)


  • Large bodies of water (lakes with wooden bridge crossings). Please note that lakes are unfenced
  • Birds (ducks, geese, cockatoos etc)
  • Gardens, plants, animals and bushland


  • A popular spot for nature lovers, Centenary Lakes is home to a wide range of birds including cockatoos, ducks, and geese. During breeding season, geese can have a tendency to become aggressive and noisy. This may be a consideration for those with noise sensitivities.
  • While located in the heart of the town centre and close to a main road (Morayfield Road), Centenary Lakes offers a peaceful waterside retreat (includes sounds of water fountains and bird life).

NOTE: Centenary Lakes is used as a venue for community sports and recreational activities, such as orienteering and biking as part of the council’s Healthy & Active program. Noise and crowd levels may increase depending on activities in the park and large sports complex at the rear. There are also bookable areas of the park, where green spaces may be utilised for weddings and other events throughout the year.

Centenary Lakes has many lovely spots for a picnic under the trees
Centenary Lakes has many lovely spots for a picnic under the trees


Centenary Lakes, Caboolture

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