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Journalist, author and local councillor Ebennezer Thorne gave the name of his daughter, Carina, who was something of a poet, to this inner-eastern suburb of Brisbane.

Along with neighbours from bordering suburbs, the citizens of Carina proved an inventive band in 1912 when, fed up with the lack of transport, they got together to build their own spur railway. Hauling two carriages, the council-supported Belmont Flyer ran from Norman Park through Seven Hills, Mt Bruce, City View, Mayfield and Belmont. The Railway Department, however, was not convinced the spur rail was such a good idea and the line closed in 1924 when the Government refused a request for public funding.

This is an inner-Brisbane region richly endowed with reserve and parkland, much of which flanks the banks of Bulimba Creek.

Several of the creek-side parts are equipped with play and picnic facilities, while the expansive Holmwood Farm bushland reserve is home to a colony of squirrel gliders and more than 50 species of birds.

Carina: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 3.5K from Carina

Stones Corner


Fashion bargain hunters, this is the place for you!

Stones Corner features a wide range of brand name factory outlets, and you will always find a fantastic deal or two. Retailers include Jorj, Jay Jays, Rockmans, Barkins and Strandbags. Only 10 minutes from Brisbane's Central Business District, and with free parking in the streets surrounding the main shopping strip, Stones Corner is very easily accessible.

There are also several cafes for visitors to rest their weary feet from shopping. As well as these, the precinct features the famous Stones Corner Hotel, where you can enjoy the tastes of their delicious menu, or simply enjoy the atmosphere of a live music gig.




Logan Road
Stones Corner, QLD, 4120

Located 4.3K from Carina

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 4.7K from Carina

Mowbray Park and East Brisbane War Memorial


A rare life-size statue of an Australian Light Horseman was unveiled while guns still fired. The monument was erected in riverside Mowbray Park in August 1917, and is the first of Brisbane's WWI memorials.

Initiated by the East Brisbane Cadet Committee, it set out to honour the 520 early enlistments from Kangaroo Point and East Brisbane. Additional plates bearing more names were added during and after the war.

Annerley monumental mason Alfred Batson carved the soldier statue from Helidon sandstone. The memorial is flanked by two cannons, reputedly part of Thursday Island's 19th century defences.

To enable the expansion of the Bowling Club, the memorial was moved in 1974 to its present position to the east on the central path at the Lytton Road end of the 3.2 hectare park.




33, 60 and 78 Lytton Road
East Brisbane, QLD, 4169

Located 4.8K from Carina

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 4.8K from Carina

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 4.9K from Carina

Carina: Events

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
      21st Oct
      4th Nov
      18th Nov
      2nd Dec
      16th Dec
2017
      6th Jan
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Hawthorne Road,
PO Box 208
Hawthorne, QLD, 4171

Located 4.5K from Carina

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 4.6K from Carina

Griffith Sport (Mt Gravatt) MS Swimathon


The Griffith University Aquatic and Fitness Centre in Mt Gravatt will host the first MS Swimathon event of the season, to raise vital funds to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

It doesn't matter if you can do 100 fast laps or doggy paddle one, everyone can join in, have fun and support people living with MS - an incurable disease which affects a person's central nervous system. Designed as a relay event, teams must have one swimmer in the water at all times throughout the entire 12 hour event period.

Participants can raise donations by asking for a one off donation from friends and family or being sponsored based on the number of laps they can do.

Register today to help support those individuals living with MS and their families.


Event Dates
2016
      16th Oct


Griffith University Aquatic & Fitness Centre,
Building M30, Aquatic Lane,
Mt Gravatt Campus
Mount Gravatt, QLD, 4122

Located 4.7K from Carina

Jan Powers Markets Brisbane Powerhouse


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 5000 city workers and residents!


Event Dates
2016
      1st Oct
      8th Oct
      15th Oct
      22nd Oct
      29th Oct
      5th Nov
      12th Nov
      19th Nov
      26th Nov
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      17th Dec
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2017
      7th Jan
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      11th Feb
      18th Feb
      25th Feb
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      1st Jul


Lamington Street,
PO Box 208
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 4.9K from Carina

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