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Hamilton

Both the reach of the Brisbane River and the suburb of Hamilton take their name from Gustavus Hamilton, first innkeeper of the adjoining and historic Breakfast Creek Hotel.

This was a part of the colony where there was regular contact between early white settlers and the black guardians of the land. Even as convicts were hewing a carriageway from solid rock on the northern bank of the river, on a line now followed by the major arterial road of Kingsford Smith Drive, Aborigines were still gathering on the Hamilton flats for their corroborrees.

Historic Toorak House was built on what is now Anne Street by one-time Premier Sir James Dickson.Breakfast Creek Road hosts one of Brisbane"s oldest, surviving private homes, Newstead House, which was built for pioneering Darling Downs pastoralist Patrick Leslie in 1846.

Used for some years in the mid-19th century as an official government residence, Newstead House is now in the guardianship of the Royal Historical Society.

The City Cat terminal alongside Cameron Rocks Reserve provides a scenic ferry link with the centre of Brisbane. Just a gentle stroll from the Brekky Creek hotel complex, the reserve is a popular spot for picnickers and wedding parties.

Hamilton: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 1.5K from Hamilton

Palma Rosa


The elaborate Palma Rosa rose up among the slab huts and shanties of a fast growing city of new and freed settlers in 1887. Originally built as a grand private home by notable Italian architect, Andrea Stombuco, Palma Rosa has seen many interesting inhabitants during its 120 years. It now serves as the Headquarters to Queensland Branch of The English Speaking Union who welcomes the public for tours, hosts events and provides travellers' accommodation.




9 Queens Road
Hamilton, QLD, 4007

Located 1.5K from Hamilton

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 1.6K from Hamilton

Newstead Park Memorials


Newstead Park, on Brisbane River, conceals many stories-including its part in WWI. A memorial trophy cannon unveiled near the rotunda in 1922 caused controversy: an alderman suggested it was an 'emblem of evil' and that the money would be better spent supporting returned servicemen. The cannon was removed in the 1950s, donated to the 9th Battalion-and made way for the Australian American Memorial, one of only two such memorials in Australia, attesting to Brisbane's importance in the Allied victory in the South-West Pacific.

The grounds of Newstead House, Brisbane's oldest surviving residence, also hosted fundraising efforts during WWI. A dolls' carnival in 1917 was a special drawcard, raising money to send 'comforts' to the troops in the trenches, specifically the 25th Battalion.

Newstead House was occupied by the US Army from 1942 through to the end of WWII. The grounds reflect the American occupation and hold memorials to the Australian Navy Corvettes, submariners and Vietnam veterans.




199 Breakfast Creek Road
Newstead, QLD, 4006

Located 1.9K from Hamilton

Telstra Museum Brisbane


Visitors are guided through the Telstra Museum Brisbane by ex PMG employees who worked with the equipment during their telecommunication career. Several exhibits are 'hands on' with working manual and automatic phone exchanges, Morse code sets and working pairs of teleprinters (TELEX machines).

Follow the telecommunications evolution from morse code to today's advanced telephone systems. Historic photographs are also on display.




3 Oriel Road,
Corner Sandgate Road
Clayfield, QLD, 4011

Located 1.9K from Hamilton

Newstead House


Historic Newstead House is Brisbane's best-known heritage site open for public inspection, offering a number of unique experiences befitting Brisbane's oldest domestic dwelling. The building, dating from 1846, has evolved from a simple Colonial Georgian cottage into the quintessential homestead of today - a style of architecture that draws as its inspiration the bungalow found on the Indian sub-continent.




Breakfast Creek Road,
Newstead Park
Newstead, QLD, 4006

Located 1.9K from Hamilton

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 2.7K from Hamilton

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 2.9K from Hamilton

Hamilton: Events

Anywhere Festival - Brisbane


Discover the nooks and crannies of Brisbane in a way you never expected during Anywhere Festival. From West End to Zillmere, Goodna to Carina, feel like an in the know insider as you discover places and events even the locals didn't know existed.

Over 17 days experience over 500 events from performances in all the suburbs of Brisbane: comedy in alleys, fashion parades in backyards, poetry in bowling clubs, walking tours on bridges, special retail, restaurant and kids events along with special happenings.

Grab the full program from the website when it is launched end of March, grab some friends and family and explore a real festival of everything Brisbane has to offer in what has been described as one of the "Top Nine Fine International Festivals You Must See!".

Anywhere Theatre Festival Limited is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


Event Dates
2017
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1F/24 Macquarie Street
Teneriffe, QLD, 4005

Located 2.8K from Hamilton

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
      16th Dec
2017
      6th Jan
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Hawthorne Road,
PO Box 208
Hawthorne, QLD, 4171

Located 2.8K from Hamilton

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