History of Capalaba: The name Capalaba is thought to come from the Yugarabul language and to mean ring tailed or scrub possum. The first settlers began to arrive in Capalaba in the early 1850s. Most were farmers who wanted to set up their own farms. Capalaba was also important as the gateway to other parts of the Redlands, especially Cleveland. Overland travellers went through Capalaba to reach Cleveland because it was easier to cross Tingalpa Creek at Capalaba.
Things to Do: Capalaba is undoubtedly the Commercial Shopping Hub of the Redlands with 2 Major Shopping Centres housing all the well-known retail chain stores and Movie Cinema.
Landmark: The Redland Youth Plaza is a world class skate and BMX facility and integrated youth space in Capalaba. It opened to the appreciation of thousands of young people in December 2007. We consider this to be a landmark due to the cooperation and planning between the local youth, community and council to create a safe environment for youth to enjoy.
Shopping: Capalaba offers all the major shopping conveniences in and around the Redland Bay Road and Old Cleveland/Finucane Road area.
Restaurants & Cafes: Capalaba offers plenty of choices when it comes to Cafes and Restaurants. Asian Cuisine, Indian and Franchise Family Restaurants are scattered throughout the Capalaba shopping precinct.
Sports and Fitness: Capalaba is home to the Capalaba Sports Club which includes Bowls, Capalaba Football (Soccer) and Recreation Club and a variety of sporting clubs and gymnasiums. Capalaba offers numerous family fitness activities with bikeways, walking tracks and park fitness equipment to name a few.
Transport: Capalaba offers multiple bus stops that link to local shops and or to the City. Capalaba is the major Bus Interchange direct from the City.
Distance to City: Only 19 km from Brisbane CBD