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Although within 10 kilometres of the city, Ashgrove is in the heart of an inner-suburban green belt dominated by Brisbane's lungs, the 26,500 hectare Brisbane Forest Park.

Sixteen separate recreation areas within the park have been set aside for public use, including picnic areas, walking tracks, scenic drives, lookouts and a camping area. The park also lends itself to bush walking and horseriding and a range of trails have been set aside for cyclists.

Also close by is Mt Coot-tha Reserve, which offers outdoor activities and sweeping vistas of the city, as well as the Botanic Gardens.

Adjoining the gardens is the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Australia's largest. Named for the NSW Governor who had his own astronomical observatory at Parramatta, the planetarium's Star Theatre runs regular programs during which a representation of the night sky is projected on to the domed ceiling. Visitors can also book to use the separate observatory for a private star-gazing session.

Ashgrove lies just to the north of the city suburbs of Paddington and Red Hill. The Paddington precinct of Caxton Street is characterised by cafes, restaurants and pubs. The adjoining Peter Street is distinguished by grand terrace houses and the historic Victoria Army Barracks.

In order to get a grip on the contrasting style of housing in the Ashgrove area, take a stroll through the St Johns Wood precinct of the suburb. The walk takes you along the banks of Enoggera Creek and passes by pockets of Spanish-influenced homes with their signature stucco finish and tiled rooves which are chalk and cheese in comparison to the traditional, high-set, wood and tin Queenslanders.

Ashgrove: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Paddington Antique Centre

The Paddington Antique Centre is an iconic building on Latrobe Terrace, Paddington. This heritage listed building has been used as an antique centre since May 1985, and has been managed by the current owners since October 2008. With more than 50 dealers in the centre, visitors can always expect a great variety of stock.

The collection includes English, Australian, French and Asian furniture, collectable costume and estate jewellery, vintage and retro clothing and accessories and lighting. Additionally, the Centre showcases antique Australian pottery, clocks and watches, photographic equipment, china, glass, silver, linen, buttons, military, rustic European, arts and crafts, art nouveau, art deco and much more.

167 Latrobe Terrace
Paddington, QLD, 4064

Located 1.4K from Ashgrove

Ithaca War Memorial and Park

Brisbane's only war memorial clock silently keeps time and memories, hidden from traffic passing below on the busy Latrobe Terrace at inner-suburban Paddington. The four-sided clock, mounted atop a stone memorial engraved with the names of 130 local men who died in active service during WWI, was unveiled by Governor Sir Matthew Nathan in February 1922.

Residents of what was Ithaca Town Council began fundraising in 1920 and commissioned monumental masonry firm AH Thurlow under supervision of Ithaca town engineer R Black to create their memorial. Synchronome Electric Company manufactured the clock, initially driven by a master clock in the adjacent fire station.

Sited on a bare hilltop known as Cooks Hill, sandwiched between Enoggera and Latrobe terraces, the clock dominated the landscape. The bareness was softened by plantings, designed by Ithaca Town Council gardener Alexander Jolly (the father of the future Brisbane mayor William Jolly).

The park in which the memorial stands was renamed Alexander Jolly Park in the gardener's memory.

Enoggera Terrace
Paddington, QLD, 4064

Located 1.7K from Ashgrove

Rosalie Village

Rosalie Village is a compact, attractive pocket of Brisbane that is a well kept secret of the locals. But just ask anyone who comes here, and they'll tell you what it may lack in size, it more than makes up for in quality.

Steep tree-lined hills display hundreds of colourfully renovated Queenslanders houses that make perfect breezy hillside homes, as well as providing some of the best city views. In a perfectly quaint way, locals have crafted some into the perfect little bar, cosy restaurant or chic boutique.

Famed for its creative yet accessible eateries, Rosalie Village takes the food lover on a pleasant journey of discovery. There's a range of international cuisines, plus a sumptuous delicatessen, numerous cafes, a dessert lovers paradise and a 'to die for' ice-cream parlour. Popular at any time of day, try visiting at night, when the lights are twinkling in the street and the suburban village atmosphere is humming.

A unique highlight of Rosalie Village is a boutique cinema that boasts intimate screening rooms, an in-cinema dining service and, of course, a leading selection of art house and blockbuster movies.

Nash Street,
Corner of Baroona Road
Paddington, QLD, 4064

Located 2.2K from Ashgrove


Ballymore was the home of Rugby Union's State Headquarters from the late 1960s. It was home ground to the Queensland Reds before they moved to Suncorp Stadium. The grounds typically hold approximately 24, 000 people, but exceeded capacity in 1993 when 26,000 crowded in to cheer on the Wallabies as they versed South Africa.

Ballymore continues to host a number of Rugby matches, including the Queensland Club Rugby final.

Clyde Road
Herston, QLD, 4006

Located 2.4K from Ashgrove

Circus Arts Brisbane Flying Trapeze

Experience the feeling of flying and learn how to make a catch on Brisbane's first high flying trapeze! Circus Arts Brisbane has a weekly timetable of flying trapeze sessions for ages five and over. Suitable for all abilities, flying trapeze is perfect for fun, fitness, adventure and skill development.

Flying trapeze workshops make the ideal activity for a unique birthday party experience, school holiday activity, gift or group outing. Circus Arts Brisbane also offers corporate team building workshops tailored to suit each company's needs. So if you have ever wanted to fly, get down to Circus Arts Brisbane and live the dream today!

Class times are Friday 6.30pm, Saturday 12pm, 2pm and 3.30pm and Sunday 9.30am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

117 Mina Parade
Alderley, QLD, 4051

Located 2.5K from Ashgrove

Second/Fourteenth Light Horse Regiment (QMI) Museum

The museum is located within a working army barracks and displays uniforms, medals, equipment, banners, original battlefield artefacts, photos and memorabilia. Featured light horse items from 1860-1942 cover colonial times, the Boer War, WWI and militia days. Royal Australian Armoured Corps history on display from 1942 - present includes SW Pacific, Vietnam, East Timor and Iraq.

Group tours can be scheduled by prior arrangement.

Chauvel Drive,
Gallipoli Barracks
Enoggera, QLD, 4051

Located 2.6K from Ashgrove

Caxton Street and The Barracks

If you want to be immersed in good food, great shopping and live sport, Caxton Street and The Barracks has you covered.

Caxton Street exudes an energetic vibe under the imposing shadow of Suncorp Stadium, coming alive most weekends due to the scores of footy fans who converge on the strip after NRL, Rugby Union or Soccer games. The many alfresco restaurants cater to different tastes - Indian, Thai, Modern Australian and the iconic Gambaro's, famous for its fresh seafood.

The Barracks has become a landmark retail and commercial hub, successfully integrating heritage-listed buildings and contemporary architecture. Originally the site of the local city jail before ironically becoming a police station and later army barracks, The Barracks is steeped in history. Offering a unique range of dining and shopping options, the Barracks provides a charming alternative to the larger lifestyle villages around Brisbane.

Caxton Street
Paddington, QLD, 4064

Located 2.8K from Ashgrove

Suncorp Stadium

Some say Suncorp Stadium is the best stadium in the southern hemisphere, seating almost 55,000 and holding some of the world's best games in Rugby League, Rugby Union and Soccer.

Just minutes from the city centre in Milton, this world-class, state-of-the-art sports venue is home to the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Reds and Brisbane Roar.

It also hosts Rugby League's ultimate grudge match - the State of Origin between Queensland and New South Wales.

NB: Please check the stadium's website to see what games are on while you are in town or head to the stadium Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10.30am for a memorable tour.

Castlemaine Street
Milton, QLD, 4064

Located 2.8K from Ashgrove

Caxton Street

If you want to be immersed in good food, great shopping and live sport, Caxton Street has you covered.

Caxton Street exudes an energetic vibe under the imposing shadow of Suncorp Stadium, coming alive most weekends due to the scores of footy fans who converge on the strip after NRL, Rugby Union or Soccer games. The many alfresco restaurants cater to different tastes - Indian, Thai, Modern Australian and the iconic Gambaro's, famous for its fresh seafood.

Caxton Street is a long standing entertainment precinct, home to an array of pubs and bars including the famous Caxton Hotel. The street is closed off during the famous Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival, drawing approximately 15 000 festival-goers to the area.

Caxton Street
Paddington, QLD, 4064

Located 2.9K from Ashgrove

Ashgrove: Events

Holden State of Origin Game 2

The Queensland XXXX Maroons do battle with the NSW VB Blues in Holden State of Origin Game 2. Experience the spirit, emotion and intensity of sports greatest rivalry. This is Origin. Secure your tickets now at

Event Dates
      22nd Jun

40 Castlemaine Street
Milton, QLD, 4064

Located 2.9K from Ashgrove

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