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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

Bounce Inc Trampoline Park - Tingalpa


Bounce is a massive indoor trampoline park, all about jumping high and landing soft and safe. Bounce takes the rush of getting airborne and adds a bunch of new dimensions, including Free-Jumping, Slam Dunk, The Wall, The Big Bag and Dodgeball.

Cut loose in the Free-Jump arena, battle for bragging rights in a Dodgeball tournament or sweat it out in a high-intensity, low-impact BounceFit class. Heaps of fun for parents and children alike!




40 Enterprise Place
Tingalpa, QLD, 4173

Located 3.4K from Carina

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

Gabba, The


Built in 1895, the Gabba is an internationally famous cricket ground and an icon of the Brisbane landscape. It is the Summer home of Queensland Bulls cricketers (October to March) and Winter home to the Brisbane Lions Australian Rules football team (March to September).

The stadium boasts a capacity of 42,000 seats, and offers unrestricted views of the oval playing surface from all perspectives. For this reason, it is an ideal host for major national and international sporting events.






Vulture Street,
Corner Stanley Street
Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102

Located 5.1K from Carina

Carina: Events

Italian Street Festival



Fun for all the family as the Italian Festival in New Farm Park welcomes you to the taste of authentic Italian food, entertainment and history. The cultural festival sits on the riverfront in romantic New Farm Park as vendors line the street selling Italian street food and wines as live music fills the air and festival goer plot out their eating strategy. A row of Italian cars and Vespa's adds to the Italian charm during the celebration of Italian food and culture.
Italian Week in Australia brings Italians, Australians with Italian heritage and non-Italians together to experience Italian culture and rituals, often, captivated by the atmosphere created during the Festival. The cultural festival is designed to promote and encourage social cohesion through the provision of community and volunteer based activities. Come and enjoy yourself - Italian Style!



Event Dates
2016
      29th May


1 Brunswick Street,
New Farm
Brisbane, QLD, 4001

Located 4.6K from Carina

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
      28th May
      29th May
      30th May
      31st May
      1st Jun
      2nd Jun


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

Located 4.7K from Carina

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