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Balmoral: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Bulimba Memorial Park


Take a close look at the sprawling weeping figs on trendy Bulimba's Oxford Street: they are what's left of a living tribute to serviceman killed in action in WWI. The trees, planted between 1919 and 1923, flanked three sides of the memorial park, dedicated in November 1919. Name plaques were once attached.

A wrought iron arch bearing the words 'Memorial Park' presents a formal gateway to the park and a lectern-like concrete pillar bears a brass memorial plaque to the soldiers, sailors and nurses of Bulimba who enlisted.

Local fundraising also enabled the park's two-storeyed grandstand to be built, in 1923, as a further memorial. Its architect is thought to have been GMH Addison who designed the ferry terminal building at the end of Oxford Street. The 4.6ha park is a popular place for family outings, picnickers and sport year-round.




129 Oxford Street
Bulimba, QLD, 4171

Located 1.1K from Balmoral

Oxford Street Bulimba


Embracing Brisbane's sun-filled outdoor lifestyle, Bulimba is a sprawling precinct home to quiet leafy streets and green spaces perfect for picnicking. At the heart of this laid back precinct is Oxford Street, which leads you past a vibrant assortment of shops, cafes, homeware and fashion stores down to a tranquil riverside setting, where CityCats and ferries come and go.

Take a stroll along Oxford Street to discover bustling breakfast bars, boutiques brimming with treasures and local institutions like the Balmoral Cineplex cinemas, where you can still see a movie for less than $10.




Oxford Street
Bulimba, QLD, 4171

Located 1.1K from Balmoral

Friends of Balmoral Cemetery Incorporated


Balmoral Cemetery sometimes called Bulimba or Morningside Cemetery, was opened in 1874 and is a fine example of a Victorian era cemetery.

The Friends of Balmoral Cemetery was formed in 2001 to protect and enhance this important historic cemetery. Exciting glimpses of Queensland's history can be seen through the monuments of pioneers, politicians and local identities. Guided tours are available by prior arrangement.




Wynnum Road
Morningside, QLD, 4170

Located 1.5K from Balmoral

Brisbane Powerhouse


Nestled on the beautiful banks of Brisbane River (beside New Farm Park) the former power station has become a distinct landmark, both as a stunning industrial creation and as a hub for everything creative.

The Brisbane City Council New Farm Powerhouse was designed by Brisbane City Council Tramway architect, Roy Rusden Ogg. At its peak in the post-war years it supplied electricity for the largest tram network in the southern hemisphere. As trams were replaced by buses, it was decommissioned in 1971.

The redeveloped Brisbane Powerhouse was designed by Brisbane City Council architect Peter Roy and was opened on 10 May, 2000 by Lord Mayor Jim Soorley. Seven years later the building underwent a further stage of development, re-opening on 6 June 2007 by Lord Mayor Campbell Newman with increased audience capacities, restaurant and bar facilities as well as functions and conference spaces.

Brisbane Powerhouse boasts a flexible 400 - 700 seat 'end on' stage theatre, an intimate 200 seat apron stage theatre, an 800 viewer open platform, two restaurants, conference and rehearsal rooms and offices.

Brisbane Powerhouse is a not-for-profit organisation owned and supported by the Brisbane City Council.




119 Lamington Street
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 1.9K from Balmoral

New Farm Park


Only three CityCat stops from the Central Business District, the inner-northern village of New Farm has long been a place to connect with others. Relax in the beautifully shaded surrounds of New Farm Park, where picnickers seem almost permanently perched on deck chairs and checked rugs.

The historic Brisbane Powerhouse, situated right next to New Farm Park, is also a must-see, playing host to live arts, weekend farmers markets and moonlight cinema (seasonal).




1038 Brunswick Street
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 2.2K from Balmoral

Colmslie Beach Reserve and Off Leash Dog Park


Adjoining the Brisbane River, the Colmslie Beach Reserve and Off Leash Dog Park includes a great children's playground with the Octopus Garden, barbecues, shelter picnic spots, and pet friendly sandy beach.

Located off Colmslie Road next to the Brisbane River, it is located nine kilometres and 13 minutes east of Brisbane City. Public transport is available to and from Colmslie Beach.

Public transport is available to and from Colmslie Beach via Lytton Road.




Colmslie Road,
Colmslie
Brisbane City, QLD, 4000

Located 2.3K from Balmoral

Newstead Park Memorials


Newstead Park, on Brisbane River, conceals many stories-including its part in WWI. A memorial trophy cannon unveiled near the rotunda in 1922 caused controversy: an alderman suggested it was an 'emblem of evil' and that the money would be better spent supporting returned servicemen. The cannon was removed in the 1950s, donated to the 9th Battalion-and made way for the Australian American Memorial, one of only two such memorials in Australia, attesting to Brisbane's importance in the Allied victory in the South-West Pacific.

The grounds of Newstead House, Brisbane's oldest surviving residence, also hosted fundraising efforts during WWI. A dolls' carnival in 1917 was a special drawcard, raising money to send 'comforts' to the troops in the trenches, specifically the 25th Battalion.

Newstead House was occupied by the US Army from 1942 through to the end of WWII. The grounds reflect the American occupation and hold memorials to the Australian Navy Corvettes, submariners and Vietnam veterans.




199 Breakfast Creek Road
Newstead, QLD, 4006

Located 2.6K from Balmoral

Newstead House


Historic Newstead House is Brisbane's best-known heritage site open for public inspection, offering a number of unique experiences befitting Brisbane's oldest domestic dwelling. The building, dating from 1846, has evolved from a simple Colonial Georgian cottage into the quintessential homestead of today - a style of architecture that draws as its inspiration the bungalow found on the Indian sub-continent.




Breakfast Creek Road,
Newstead Park
Newstead, QLD, 4006

Located 2.6K from Balmoral

Balmoral: Events

Anywhere Festival - Brisbane


Discover the nooks and crannies of Brisbane in a way you never expected during Anywhere Festival. From West End to Zillmere, Goodna to Carina, feel like an in the know insider as you discover places and events even the locals didn't know existed.

Over 17 days experience over 500 events from performances in all the suburbs of Brisbane: comedy in alleys, fashion parades in backyards, poetry in bowling clubs, walking tours on bridges, special retail, restaurant and kids events along with special happenings.

Grab the full program from the website when it is launched end of March, grab some friends and family and explore a real festival of everything Brisbane has to offer in what has been described as one of the "Top Nine Fine International Festivals You Must See!".

Anywhere Theatre Festival Limited is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


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2017
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1F/24 Macquarie Street
Teneriffe, QLD, 4005

Located 1.8K from Balmoral

Italian Week


Italian Week is the official celebration of Italian Culture in Queensland, the festival commenced in 2007 as an in initiative of the Italian Government in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Italian Week brings people from all walks of life together to experience Italian culture and lifestyle. The cultural festival is designed to promote and encourage social cohesion through community and volunteer based activities.

The aim is to preserve and promote an appreciation of culture and heritage of Italy. A focal point of the week is the Italian Street Festival held in New Farm Park which the inaugural event in 2015 welcomed a staggering 50000 people hoping to get a taste of authentic Italian food, entertainment and history. Vendors lined the street selling food and art. A row of Fiats added to the Italian charm and the celebration of Italian food and culture with live music filled the air.



Event Dates
2016
      2nd Jun


New Farm Park,
1 Brunswick Street
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 2.1K from Balmoral

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