The Caboolture area is the traditional home of the Kabi Kabi people. The name "Caboolture" is derived from Kabi Kabi words meaning "Place of the Carpet Snake". The Kabi Kabi people harvested bush food, fresh water mussels, oysters, fish and some game animals, moving around the land to take best advantage of seasonally available produce.
Each year in March, the Kabi Kabi people would hold Bunya Festivals, to feast on the plentiful and nutritious annual nuts of the Bunya Pine. These huge trees provided a food source which could sustain large numbers of people. Neighbouring clans were invited to the festivals, where singing, dancing story-telling, trading and arranging of marriages took place.