Located on Brisbane’s northern outskirts, Griffin is a suburb that combines residential and agricultural land use. It extends from the northern side of the Pine River to Bramble Bay. Add to Description →
Griffin was named after one of the first settlers of the region. He was searching for hardwood timers for use in dwellings and as posts.
Aboriginal tribes, including the Yugerra and Gubbi speaking people, have inhabited the area north of the Pine River for many hundreds of years. This region was clearly shared by the tribes, as there are a number of bora rings, (places where two or more tribes met to celebrate) nearby.
As seen in the aerial photos of Griffin, some vistas of the Griffin region have fantastic views of the mouth of the Pine River and Bramble Bay, and overlook the Hornibrook Highway and Brighton.
Griffin is the location of Osprey House. Osprey House is a well known environmental education centre, run by the Moreton Bay Regional Council and is located on Dohles Rocks Road. The education centre aims to inform the general public about the impact of our modern lives on our environment. The boardwalks, bbq and picnic facilities are accessible at any time, and the lowlands walks often offer glimpses of Ospreys, Brahminy, Whistling Kites and White-breasted Sea Eagles.