Woodford Schools & More

Woodford is a charming rural town located in the Stanley River Valley, between the Conondale and D'Aguilar Ranges in Queensland, Australia. Situated on the D'Aguilar Highway, Woodford offers a peaceful and picturesque setting for its residents. With a population of 4,022 (2021 census), Woodford is a close-knit community that prides itself on its rich history, natural beauty, and strong sense of community.

History of Woodford

Woodford was established in 1841 and was originally known as "Yatesville". However, in honour of Henry Conwell Wood, the town was officially named "Woodford". Woodford has a fascinating history, with its main industries being timber cutting and dairying. The town has retained its historical charm, with turn-of-the-century buildings and a historic pub. Woodford was also a filming location for the 2003 film "Undead". The Woodford Show Society was established in 1911 and continues to hold the annual Woodford Show. One of the town's most famous events is the Woodford Folk Festival, held annually in December.

Woodford Historical Photo: Victory Cafe circa 1960
Historical photo vintage cars and utes outside of the Victory Cafe in Woodford circa 1960. Image courtesy of Moreton Bay Regional Council (reference number CLPC-P2323).

Woodford Schools

The only school in Woodford is Woodford State School, which is a P-10 government primary and secondary school which also offers a special education program. There are several state and private schools in Caboolture, which is only a short drive from Woodford, including Australian Christian College - Moreton.

Parents looking for P-12 Christian schooling options near Woodford will find that the students of ACC Moreton are well known, well loved and well taught by a dedicated team of Christian teachers.

Natural Beauty of Woodford

Woodford is surrounded by natural beauty, with the Conondale and D'Aguilar Ranges providing a stunning backdrop. Mount Mee State Forest is a popular destination for nature lovers, offering walking tracks, picnic areas, and camping sites. The forest provides panoramic views over the Moreton Bay Region to the bay. For those looking to cool off, Stony Creek natural swimming hole is a hidden gem in Woodford. The town is also surrounded by rich farmlands that produce strawberries, bananas, pineapples, and pawpaw.

Historic Railway Museum in Woodford

Woodford is home to the Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society (ANGRMS) which offers visitors the opportunity to see, learn about, and ride historical steam and diesel trains. ANGRMS offers a delightful train ride experience that's perfect for families and visitors of all ages. The attraction is known for its friendly volunteers who ensure an enjoyable journey. The short ride takes you to Woodford Gardens, where a charming cafe and gallery await, featuring handcrafted items.

The warm and welcoming staff create a pleasant atmosphere, making it an ideal outing. You can hop off the train to explore the gardens, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the surroundings before continuing your journey. ANGRMS provides a memorable and family-friendly adventure for all to enjoy.

Woodford Railway Museum
The historical steam train rides at ANGRMS in Woodford is a family favourite attraction (source: ANGRMS facebook page)

Hobbies and Interests of Residents in Woodford

Woodford is a town that offers a range of hobbies and interests for its residents. Some popular activities include:

  • Bushwalking and hiking in the nearby national parks and state forests.
  • Fishing in the Stanley River or nearby dams.
  • Exploring the local historical sites and art installations.
  • Participating in community events and festivals, such as the Woodford Folk Festival and Woodford Show.
  • Supporting local sports clubs, such as the Stanley River Cricket Club.

The Local Economy of Woodford

Woodford has a diverse local economy, with industries such as timber cutting, dairying, and farming playing a significant role. The town is surrounded by rich farmlands that produce a variety of crops, including strawberries, bananas, pineapples, and pawpaw. Woodford is also close to the nearby business hub of Caboolture, providing residents an easy commute for further employment opportunities.

Transport Options in Woodford

Woodford is conveniently located near Caboolture and Brisbane, making it easily accessible by car. The town is situated 25 km northwest of Caboolture and 73 km north-northwest of Brisbane CBD. The D'Aguilar Highway connects Woodford to these major centres. Public transport options in Woodford include bus services operated by TransLink, providing connections to nearby towns and suburbs.

ACC Moreton offers a private school bus service to Woodford on school days. See the map below for options.

  1. 1Jocelyn St, Caboolture
  2. 2Patrick St, Beachmere
  3. 3Dixon Ct, Beachmere
  4. 4Biggs Ave, Beachmere
  5. 5Main St, Beachmere
  6. 6Blaney St, Beachmere
  7. 7Campbell Pde, Beachmere
  8. 8Muldoon Pl, Ningi
  9. 9cnr Peel Rd & Bribie Island Rd, Ningi
  10. 10Bestmann Rd near Seeana Ct, Ningi
  11. 11cnr Bestmann Rd & Corrimal Pl, Sandstone Point
  12. 12Bestmann Rd E near Eimeo Pl, Sandstone Point
  13. 13Bestmann Road E, Sandstone Point
  14. 14Lakeside Cres, Ningi
  15. 15Water Gum Cres, Ningi
  16. 16Espanade, Godwin Beach
  17. 17ACC Moreton
  1. 1Elkhorn Ave, Bellara
  2. 2Warrigal St, Bellara
  3. 3cnr Pectoral Pl & Marina Blvd, Banksia Beach
  4. 4Raptor Crt, Banksia Beach
  5. 5Beagle Ave, Banksia Beach
  6. 6Miramar St, Bongaree
  7. 7Ottiwell St, Woorim
  8. 8Eden Cres. Woorim
  9. 9Morris St, Bongaree
  10. 10Allamanda Dr, Bongaree
  11. 11ACC Moreton
  1. 1Xanadu Dr, Bellmere
  2. 2Bellview St, Caboolture
  3. 3cnr Hillcrest Ave & Park St, Caboolture
  4. 4cnr Afton St & Smiths Rd, Caboolture
  5. 5Tullawong Primary School
  6. 6cnr Central Springs Pde & Speedwell St, Caboolture
  7. 7Smiths Rd, Caboolture
  8. 8Old Gympie Rd, Caboolture
  9. 9Old Gympie Rd, Caboolture
  10. 10cnr Hammond Rd & Halcot Crt, Caboolture
  11. 11cnr Markwell Rd & Spring Ln, Caboolture
  12. 12cnr Markwell Rd & Limburg Ave, Caboolture
  13. 13cnr Markwell Rd & Cathy Crt, Caboolture
  14. 14Alcock Rd, Elimbah
  15. 15Breadsell Dr, Caboolture
  16. 16cnr Murrimbah Dr & Lyndhurst Tce, Caboolture
  17. 17Smiths Rd, Elimbah
  18. 18ACC Moreton
  1. 1Logrunner Dr, Upper Caboolture
  2. 2Tinney Rd, Upper Caboolture
  3. 3Darley Rd, Upper Caboolture
  4. 4Mackney Rd, Upper Caboolture
  5. 5Dobson Ln, Upper Caboolture
  6. 6Foodworks Parkridge Dr, Upper Caboolture
  7. 7Olympic Crt, Upper Caboolture
  8. 8cnr Lincoln Ave & Olympic Crt, Upper Caboolture
  9. 9Minimbah State School
  10. 10Cresthaven Dr & Crestwood Ave, Morayfield
  11. 11Torrens Rd & Carob Ct, Caboolture South
  12. 12River Dr at Lotus Ave, Bellmere
  13. 13Belle Air Dr near Riverside Cct, Bellmere
  14. 14Daintree St, Bellmere
  15. 15cnr Daintree St & Tara Gr, Bellmere
  16. 16Swann Road, Bellmere
  17. 17cnr Piggott Rd & Hind Crt, Bellmere
  18. 18cnr Kendall Rd & Cisticola Ct, Bellmere
  19. 19Ulster Drive, Bellmere
  20. 20King St at Caboolture Swimming Pool
  21. 21cnr Watt St & Jade St, Caboolture
  22. 22ACC Moreton
  1. 1cnr Bigmor Dr & Remor Crt, Elimbah
  2. 2cnr Bigmor Dr & Sammor Dr, Elimbah
  3. 3Shak St, Caboolture
  4. 4cnr Hodgskin St & Conte St, Caboolture
  5. 5McMillan St, Caboolture
  6. 6cnr Central Lakes Dr & Reddy Dr, Caboolture
  7. 7cnr Seeney St & McCorley Ct, Caboolture
  8. 8St Columbans Ct, Caboolture
  9. 9Joyner Cct, Caboolture
  10. 10cnr Boyland St & Crawford St, Caboolture
  11. 11McAndrew St, Caboolture
  12. 12Lloyd St, Caboolture
  13. 13Male Rd, Caboolture
  14. 14cnr Scribbly Gum & White Ash Crt, Caboolture
  15. 15ACC Moreton
  1. 1Carnarvon Dr, Beerwah
  2. 2Sahara Rd, Glass House Mountains
  3. 3Sugar Coast Dr, Glass House Mountains
  4. 4Summit Close, Glass House Mountains
  5. 5Wattle St, Beerburrum
  6. 6Carawatha Rd, Elimbah
  7. 7Brushwood Place, Elimbah
  8. 8Beerburrum Rd near Kirsty Crt, Caboolture
  9. 9ACC Moreton
  1. 1Coach Stop William St, Kilcoy
  2. 2cnr Mary Smokes Rd & D'Aguilar Hwy, Royston
  3. 3Woodford Memorial Park, Woodford
  4. 4Pates Rd, Wamuran
  5. 5ACC Moreton
  1. 1cnr Woodsmoke Crt & Homestead Rd, Morayfield
  2. 2cnr Sauvignon Dr & Williamson Rd, Morayfield
  3. 3cnr Williamson Rd & Excelsier Dr Morayfield
  4. 4Oakey Flat Rd, Morayfield
  5. 5cnr Creekside Dr & River Oak Way, Narangba
  6. 6Stone Ridge Bvd, Narangba
  7. 7cnr Tadorna St & Venus St, Burpengary
  8. 8Rosehill Rd, Burpengary
  9. 9cnr Hedges Ave & Pitt Rd, Burpengary
  10. 10Busoni Cres, Burpengary
  11. 11Hauton Rd, Burpengary
  12. 12cnr Lakeview & Oakey Flats Rd, Morayfield
  13. 13Greenbury Crt, Morayfield
  14. 14Oakey Flat Rd, Morayfield
  15. 15ACC Moreton
  1. 1cnr Princess St & Sunseeker St, Burpengary
  2. 2Cobb Rd, Burpengary East
  3. 3cnr Normanby Cres & Moreton Bay Blvd, Morayfield
  4. 4Graham Rd, Morayfield
  5. 5Laver St, Morayfield
  6. 6Coach Rd W near Lomandra Dr, Morayfield
  7. 7cnr Jack St & Graham Rd, Morayfield
  8. 8Market Dr near Suter Dr, Caboolture South
  9. 9Kevin Grove, Caboolture South
  10. 10Caboolture Train Station
  11. 11ACC Moreton
  1. 1Windsor St, Woodford
  2. 2Woodford Memorial Park, Woodford
  3. 3Scotts Ln & D'Aguilar Hwy, Woodford
  4. 4cnr Mt Mee Rd & Newman Ln, Delaney Creek
  5. 5cnr D'Aguilar Hwy & Mount Mee Rd, D'Aguilar
  6. 6cnr Bell St & D'Aguilar Hwy, D'Aguilar
  7. 7cnr Cash St & Hartley Dr, D'Aguilar
  8. 8Akoonah Way, D'Aguilar
  9. 9cnr Patanga Pl & Akoonah Way, D'Aguilar
  10. 10cnr Rucker Rd & Campbells Pocket Rd, Wamuran
  11. 11cnr Forestcreek Pl & Mountaintrack Dr, Wamuran
  12. 12cnr Bye Rd & D'Aguilar Hwy, Wamuran
  13. 13cnr County Dr & D'Aguilar Hwy, Wamuran
  14. 14cnr Machinery Pde & Commercial Dr, Caboolture
  15. 15ACC Moreton

Local Businesses in Woodford

Woodford hosts a range of local businesses that cater to the needs of residents, including:

By supporting these local businesses, residents help foster the growth and development of the local community.

Suburb Snapshot

  • The drive time from Woodford to ACC Moreton is approximately 24 minutes.
  • Before and after school care is available for students of ACC Moreton through SmartPlay Caboolture (onsite).
  • Efficient kiss and drop zone operates along the front of ACC Moreton.
  • Bell times: 8.30am to 3.00pm
  • 2023 term dates:
    • Term 1: 23 January - 31 March
    • Term 2: 17 April - 16 June
    • Term 3: 10 July - 15 September
    • Term 4: 3 October - 29 November