Bellbowrie suburb profile
Out past Kenmore and Pinjarra Hills is the peaceful and tranquil riverside suburb of Bellbowrie. Once part of Moggill and mainly bushland and farmland, a number of streets carry the names of pioneers. These include Gibson Crescent, named after T. Gibson, Hallett Close, named after Joseph and Ann Hallett, and Twine Place, which is named after Job and Ann Twine. Bellbowrie now has more residential housing but still retains its rustic charm and is a fairly easy commute to the city. It’s also close to the Ipswich Motorway via the Moggill Ferry.
With its own shopping plaza, parks, sports facilities, swimming pool and skate park, Bellbowrie is a popular destination for locals from the surrounding suburbs. Booker Park is the perfect spot for picnics and BBQ’s with plenty of shelter, children’s play equipment and an adjoining Dog Park to satisfy the entire family.
Moggill Primary School is close at hand with secondary school students attending schools in Kenmore or Indooroopilly. Don’t miss the Farmers-style Market run by the Moggill State School P&C in the school grounds on the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month from 7am to midday.
A regular bus service connects to the city and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre with extra services provided to cover the rush hour commute. Bellbowrie is about 16.5km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 60% of households in this area are comprised of couples with children, 33% are couples without children and 8% are single parent families.
Stand alone housing accounts for over 99% of all dwellings in this area. Housing styles vary with a mixture of old and modern brick and tile homes as well as newer contemporary style homes. There are also many acreage properties including some very impressive homes directly on the river.
Many of the older homes have the advantage of being on large blocks so combined with the number of acreage properties in the area Bellbowrie and the surrounding suburbs have managed to retain the relaxed and rural feel that its residents enjoy.