10 / March / 2017

It’s Full Steam ahead for a Unique Dining Brisbane North Experience in Caboolture!


Posted 10 March 2017

An iconic piece of Queensland’s rail history is on-track to transform into a vastly different Moreton Bay Region dining experience at Caboolture Historical Village with a $2,000 contribution from Moreton Bay Regional Council.

The Spirit of the Outback returns as an on rails Restaurant

The 1955 Club Diner Car from the famed Spirit of the Outback will be converted into a boutique unique dining Brisbane North restaurant to emulate the rail banquets of a bygone era after being acquired by the Caboolture Historical Village.

The carriage made its way from Ipswich into the Village earlier in June this year facilitated by the Caboolture Family History Research Group.

Council is on board the New Train Carriage Dining Project

The Caboolture Historical Village’s Spirit of the Outback on rails restaurant experience is moving ahead thanks to community support grants put towards the transformation from Mayor Allan Sutherland and Division 3 Councillor Adam Hain. The Mayor contributed to the project following lobbying from Councillor Adam Hain who was eager for council to support the Caboolture Historical Village in their plans, helping to bring the one-of-a-kind dining experience to fruition.

“The carriage will take diners and train enthusiasts on a food and rail-focused journey back in time, adding another exciting element to the region’s booming tourism industry which already generates more than $650 million each year,” Mayor Sutherland said.

The Caboolture Historical Village is the Prime Location for a Unique Dining Brisbane North Experience

The Caboolture Historical Village has long offered visitors a window into Queensland’s rich history, filled with artefacts and displays from days gone by and often hosting historical re-enactments captivating visitors and school groups alike since the 1980s.

These days the village is home to more than 70 buildings, 2 of which are rumoured to be haunted, and 100,000 artefacts. The current collection will soon be joined by the new train carriage restaurant once transformation work is complete.

Highlights of this Rail-y Awesome Restaurant

The new rail restaurant will feature fantastic food and historical components, becoming the jewel in the crown of the Caboolture Historical Village’s popular rail display which already boasts the original Caboolture train station (which the converted carriage will reside beside), as well as a goods shed and signal box.

“Congratulations to the Caboolture Historical Village on securing this amazing piece of rail history for our community. With plans already in motion to convert the old Caboolture to Wamuran rail line into a recreational trail, this new rail restaurant means it’s all aboard for train enthusiasts and visitors to the Moreton Bay Region,” said Cr Hain.

With work to convert the carriage into a restaurant commencing soon, train enthusiasts keen to check out this unique dining Brisbane North experience will need to put the brakes on until the new restaurant is given the all-clear to open.