Moreton Bay shire, of which Elimbah is a
part, offers a relaxed, yet rich and
diverse lifestyle, with beautiful
beaches and stunning mountain scenery -
all less than an hour from Brisbane.
This way of life is the main reason
thousands of people move to the region
every year and make the Shire one of the
fastest growing areas in Australia.
Some new development has taken place at
Elimbah, which is located south of the
Glass House Mountains, with new homes
available on acreage blocks.
Popular with families, Elimbah has a mix
of architectural styles including
traditional Queenslanders, post-war
housing, chamferboard and brick and tile
Regular rail services and the nearby
national highway make Brisbane easily
accessible, allowing residents to work
in the city but enjoy living in
tranquil, rural surroundings.
While there are no schools in Elimbah
itself, there are schools in the
surrounding areas including Deception
Bay State School, Deception Bay State
High School, Deception Bay North State
School, Christ the King Catholic Primary
School and Moreton Downs State School.
Given its rural location, residents have
to travel to larger centres such as
Caboolture for major amenities.The area was known to the Kabi people as
the place of the grey water snake,
Elimbah. It was also known as The Six
Mile by teamsters who rested their
horses or bullocks there, or 36 miles 68
chains when the railway was put through
in the late 1890s. It was officially
named Elimbah in 1902.