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Griffin: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Osprey House Environment Centre


Osprey House Environment Centre is nestled on the banks of the Pine River amidst the branching arms of the mangroves. It melds as a part of this sensitive wetland area with its natural timber design, sweeping verandas and meandering boardwalks inviting everyone to explore almost secret locations and learn about the local fauna and flora.

Cast your eyes across the river and wetlands from the viewing platforms and enjoy the ambience of the natural environment. So much wildlife inhabits this area that the you are spoiled for choice, whether it is birds on high, sleepy koalas in the gum trees, crabs in the mudflats or a dolphin playing in the river channel, each day offers unique surprises.

The centre includes a theatre, an interpretive centre with information about our natural environment and how we can all make a difference, 400 metres of boardwalks and a barbecue and picnic area.

Osprey House is situated close to where Ospreys regularly roost. These fish eating hawks may be seen at almost any time in daylight hours, soaring over the river, diving into the water to catch fish, or carrying fish back to their nest and feeding site atop a 21 metre raptor pole.




975 Dohles Rocks Road
Griffin, QLD, 4503

Located 1.5K from Griffin

Strathpine Memorial Honour Board


Rolls of honour like the Strathpine Honour Board give a ready insight into a locality's proud involvement in WWI.

The honour board, designed by leading Brisbane metal worker Ernest Gunderson in 1921, lists in alphabetical order 76 names of local men who served in WWI. Some lettering is now missing, in its original state it clearly recorded whether a person was killed in action, wounded, died of illness or returned home.

The honour board, commissioned by the Strathpine Patriotic League, is made of bronze on a marble background with timber edging. It features cavalrymen with the Queensland state emblem and soldiers; two enamelled flags- the Union Jack and Australian flag; the AIF emblem; a cannon and a replica of Britannia, with the words 'For king and country'.

Gunderson's honour boards are unique to Queensland. Few remain as intact as this example, now found in the old foyer of the Pine Rivers RSL, now within the grounds of North Leagues and Services Club.

Memorials to the district's servicemen in later conflicts are located nearby. The First World War Memorial Gates facing Anzac Avenue were relocated from the Lawnton showgrounds in 1985, and lead to a memorial garden containing two trophy guns.




1347 Anzac Avenue
Kallangur, QLD, 4503

Located 4.3K from Griffin

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum


The Pine Rivers Heritage Museum is set amongst the graceful landscape of Old Petrie Town, just to the north of Brisbane. Staff encourage visitors to explore the historic character of the Pine Rivers district through their permanent and ever-changing special displays.

The Museum is fully air-conditioned and there is always something new to see as they seek to build one of the best regional museums in Queensland. An animated theatrette provides an entertaining overview of the development of Pine Rivers.

Other displays include the Old Schoolroom, Yebri House, and supplying the Building Trade, while the stories of our explorers and early settlers provide colour and fascinating detail to their tale. One of their most significant displays is the Skyring Clocks, a collection of unique handmade 'skeleton' clocks which show their inside workings. Several times a year the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum creates or hosts new temporary exhibitions on a variety of themes.




Dayboro Road,
Old Petrie Town
Whiteside, QLD, 4503

Located 6.8K from Griffin

Sandgate War Memorial Park


Sandgate's war memorial resembles Lutyens' Cenotaph in Whitehall, the site of Remembrance Sunday ceremonies in London since 1919. Governor Sir Matthew Nathan unveiled Sandgate's 91 tonne granite and concrete memorial on 24 February 1924.

Of the 330, mostly young, Sandgate men who went to war, 51 died. Australia-wide, about one in five of the 300,000 volunteer soldiers died in WWI.

War memorials were a matter of local pride, indicating a district's patriotism and wealth.

Sandgate Mayor WH Bowser not only presided over the memorial's organising committee which commissioned prominent Queensland architect George Gray Prentice to design the ?850 monument, but also donated much of the granite from his Samford quarry.

Charles Lowther, of the masonry firm Lowther and Sons that built the cenotaph within a small island of parkland, was a returned soldier: he'd served in the Light Horse in Palestine during WWI.

The memorial bears a verse- They died, and yet in memory shall they live, That we may know the worth of sacrifice, Know that their death is freedom's cause, Stands as a beacon light to point the way, To paths of peace.

Names of Sandgate residents killed in WWII, Malaya, Korea and Vietnam have been added.




8 Seymour Street
Sandgate, QLD, 4017

Located 6.9K from Griffin

Griffin: Events

Redcliffe KiteFest


Get swept away at the 2016 Redcliffe KiteFest.

Families will get swept away in the fun, colour and excitement of the annual Redcliffe KiteFest where kites of all shapes and sizes fill the sky.

Featuring a program bursting with fun for the whole family, event patrons both young and old will be enthralled with the entertainment and activities on offer.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Aug
      27th Aug


Hornibrook Esplanade
Clontarf, QLD, 4019

Located 6.1K from Griffin

Historic Lakeside


Historic Lakeside is an All Historic Race Meeting at the original home of Queensland Historic Motor Sport. Queensland Raceways teams up with the Historic Road Racing Club to bring this iconic event to Queensland.


Event Dates
2017
      8th Sep
      9th Sep
      10th Sep


Lakeside Road
Kurwongbah, QLD, 4503

Located 7.1K from Griffin

QRDC - Round 6


The premier racing drivers championship, the Queensland Racing Drivers' Championship is head to Lakeside for the very last round of racing for 2017. The Championship is open to talented newcomers as well as experienced old hands and produces some very close racing. The Championship regularly attracts in excess of 50 talented drivers to do battle.

QRDC has a wide range of vehicles competing, as well as demonstrations and off track entertainment for all the family.


Event Dates
2017
      4th Nov
      5th Nov


Lakeside Road
Kurwongbah, QLD, 4503

Located 7.1K from Griffin

Lord of the Lake


The Lord of the Lake is Queensland's premiere Historic Motorcycle event. Held at the iconic Lakeside Park, North of Brisbane, it is the perfect setting to experience historic bikes.

Lord of the Lake is a two day event which started in 2015. With historic bikes and side-cars from periods two to five (Period 5 bikes 500cc and below) there is a huge amount of action and a must for any bike enthusiast.


Event Dates
2017
      23rd Sep
      24th Sep


Lakeside Road
Kurwongbah, QLD, 4503

Located 7.1K from Griffin

Griffin: Travel Tips

Pine Rivers Visitor Information Centre


The Pine Rivers Visitor Information Centre is located in Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Pine Rivers Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking.

Special day trip itineraries for self drive or walking tours available free of charge. Call in and see their friendly volunteers for all the local information




Pine Rivers Park
Strathpine, QLD, 4500

Located 5.2K from Griffin

Clontarf Visitor Information Centre


The Clontarf Visitor Information Centre is located on Hornibrook Esplanade in Redcliffe.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Clontarf Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking. Internet desk and wifi access. Each day at 10am the volunteers check the pelican flock. Tour guides are provided free to visiting bus groups




110 Hornibrook Esplanade,
Clontarf
Redcliffe, QLD, 4020

Located 6.2K from Griffin

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