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Description

The curiously named town of Deception Bay in Caboolture Shire lies approximately 30 kilometres north of Brisbane, at the southern end of the bay of the same name. It is called Deception Bay because when discovered by Lieutenant John Oxley in 1823, he thought the bay was a river because of its unusual shallowness.

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Once rich pastoral and grazing land, the area is now an established and growing residential area. Deception Bay's sheltered location and access to both river and bay makes it an excellent spot for recreational boating and fishing.

A visit to Cottonwood Walk is a must-do when in Deception Bay. This beautiful area along the esplanade incorporates timber boardwalks, a cycleway, barbecues, viewing platforms and picnic facilities. With glorious views of the bay, it is a perfect spot for a family picnic, with much to see and do for both adults and children.

At low tide, explore the mudflats towards the north east corner and see if you can find the two unusual baths that have been excavated out of bed rock. Named Bancroft Bath No1 and No2, these curious structures were created in the late 1800s by a local resident Joseph Bancroft as a type of hydrotherapy unit, for his sick wife to bathe in the salt water.

Families will enjoy the public swimming pool complex which features a 50 metre Olympic size pool, wading pool, enclosed heated lesson pool, toddlers pool and play area. It's attended by trained staff. Due to scheduled maintenance the pool will reopen 17 September 2012.

There is also a BMX and skate park in the area where the kids can let loose and practice their latest tricks on wheels.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Fishing
    Fishing

Other Information

How To Get There

Just 40 minutes drive from Brisbane's city centre, the Brisbane International Airport and the Port of Brisbane, the Region is served by the six lane Bruce Highway, part of the east coast national highway network.

From the west, road access is from D'Aguilar Highway which in turn connects with major highways into New South Wales and to other parts of Queensland.

Must See and Do

A visit to Cottonwood Walk.

Recreational boating and fishing.


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