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Cannon Hill

While the name Cannon Hill might conjure up the image of a skyline fortress standing guard over early Brisbane, there is no record of any shots being fired in anger from the heights of this inner suburb.

In fact, the name was coined by an imaginative Lands Department wallah who fancied that a couple of fallen trees resembled disabled cannon.

Although the cow bails and ploughs of the pioneer settlers have long gone, Cannon Hill maintains strong links with its agricultural past through abattoirs, meat-processing plants, and the CSIRO's meat research laboratory.

Jewel in the Cannon Hill crown is the Minnippi Parklands complex of 200ha of bush watered by Bulimba Creek. Named after Minnippi Rawlings, an Aboriginal elder who lived in the area in the second half of the 19th century, the park features a canoe trail which extends from the Brisbane River to Carindale.

The bushlands protect significant flora and wetlands that support waterfowl colonies of pelicans, egrets, moor hens, swans and, at various times, migratory birds.

Cannon Hill: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 2.1K from Cannon Hill

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 2.5K from Cannon Hill

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 4.4K from Cannon Hill

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 4.4K from Cannon Hill

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 4.4K from Cannon Hill

Slideways Go Karting Brisbane


Calling all Racing fans everywhere! If you're looking for the best karting experience, this is it! Featuring 20 of the latest state of the art European racing machines this karting package is the perfect way to enjoy maximum adrenaline pumping action in one of the most state of the art, indoor racing tracks in Australia.

Go Karting in Brisbane has never been as thrilling or fast as this. The track is a spacious 400 metres with a range of features such as the 24 metre cross over bridge, tunnel, S bends, sweepers and skill testing hairpins!! It is all about the driver!

As for the karts, they are purpose built European racing chassis, Powered by Honda 10 horse-power four stroke engines which can propel you to up to 70 kilometres per hour! They are also fitted with an individual timing transponder which times the karts to an incredible 1/1000th of a second.

To top it all off, this indoor go karting centre is indoors when the weather is bad. The centre is easily located a short 10 minute drive from Brisbane Central Business District and is also easily accessible from the Sunshine Coast.




870 Kingsford Smith Drive
Eagle Farm, QLD, 4009

Located 4.5K from Cannon Hill

TradeCoast Central Heritage Park


TradeCoast Central Heritage Park Interpretive Centre is at the heart of three heritage sites here at the location of Brisbane's former Eagle Farm Airport. The Interpretive Centre is open from 10am to 4pm weekdays with free entry. Parking is available via Backhouse Place, at the southern end of the park, and Amy Johnson Place, at the northern end.

The Heritage Park also features walking trails and outdoor interpretive displays for the heritage-listed convict era Women's Prison and Factory Site, the World War Two Allison Engine Testing Stands and Hangar 7, the igloo-shaped building to the south west where diligent intelligence work on Japanese aircraft cracked the secrets of the Zero fighter plane, giving the Allies ascendancy in the air over the Pacific.




87 Schneider Road
Brisbane Airport, QLD, 4009

Located 4.5K from Cannon Hill

Cannon Hill: Events

Brisbane BMW and Westside BMW Ride for Life Challenge


Ride for Life Challenge is a social charity ride from Hamilton in Brisbane up to Redcliffe and back. This is a fully supported ride including police escorts, cycle guides, mechanical support and refreshments, with riders participating in cycle pack format.


Event Dates
2016
      6th Nov


311 MacArthur Avenue
Hamilton, QLD, 4007

Located 3.0K from Cannon Hill

Hawthorne Twighlight Markets


Almost 30 years ago an idea was born that was to change Brisbane. Foodie, commentator and city doyenne Jan Power decided to forge the first Farmers Markets, putting pay to her passion for fresh produce, and her commitment supporting farmers and their livelihoods.

The first Jan Powers Farmers Markets came to colourful and loud life at the Brisbane Powerhouse site; and today, almost a full generation later, Brisbane is a city indelibly inked with love for Farmers Markets.

Jan singularly pushed City regulations again and again to sow the seed of Farmers Markets, and educate Brisbane of the provenance of their food. Now, there is a Jan Powers Farmers Markets every single Saturday somewhere in Brisbane, a market on Sundays in Mitchelton, and a weekly City Markets in Reddacliff Place that attracts some 5,000 city workers and residents!


Event Dates
2016
      7th Oct
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2017
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Hawthorne Road,
PO Box 208
Hawthorne, QLD, 4171

Located 3.7K from Cannon Hill

Suitcase Rummage at the Brisbane Powerhouse


In case you don't know, Suitcase Rummage is a mini scaled market with giant rewards; it promises to be everything that is a market but without the hassle. It's about bringing a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies.

You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares, or come along to buy some real beauties! There will be brilliant vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper, ...... You name it!

Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old-fashioned haggle. Suitcase Rummage is not to be missed!

You must register to sell your wares, so please follow the link to book in online. We will contact you with further information once you've registered!

Next step is... to bring your treats and goodies on the day and start selling like your grandma.

Easy as pie.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Oct


119 Lamington Street,
Queen St
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 4.3K from Cannon Hill

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